Most cancers today are treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both. These can be effective treatments but they can also be accompanied by side effects that can be unpleasant and hard to tolerate. Research has shown that guided imagery can reduce or eliminate many side effects of these treatments, including anxiety, depression, fatigue, and nausea. Many experts believe that guided imagery can also boost the effectiveness of these treatments but that has yet to be proven. The guided imagery processes on Optimizing Cancer Treatments will teach you to focus on any treatments you choose in ways that aim to minimize side effects and maximize effectiveness. One process is specifically for chemotherapy and one is specifically for radiation therapy. The third process, Your All-Inclusive Healing Imagery, can be used if you are combining such treatments, using experimental treatments, or using complementary treatments as well. It will let you include all of your healing efforts together in a single powerful imagery process.