Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Are they a Good for Cancer Patients? (video) UT Southwestern Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Nearly 30 percent of cancer patients report using complementary and alternative medicine like yoga, acupuncture, and herbal supplements. As UT Southwestern radiation oncologist Dr. Nina Sanford explains, some unconventional therapies can be beneficial while undergoing treatment, while others come with risks. Credit UTSW Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.