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Are there alternative treatments for AIDS-related cancers?

Alternative therapies will not cure any cancer, including AIDS-related cancers. However, when used along with traditional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, they may ease some of the symptoms and side effects. For example, acupuncture, hypnosis, and aromatherapy may provide some relief from nausea and pain, although usually not enough to replace your medications. Yoga and tai chi can relieve stress and insomnia. Massage or relaxation therapy might help if you feel anxious or exhausted. Some people with cancer also find biofeedback, exercise, meditation, and music therapy helpful.

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