What are the treatment options for lymphangiomatosis?

Treatment for lymphangiomatosis can take a variety of forms. Surgery can be performed to remove the characteristic benign tumors growing in the pathways of the lymphatic system. Medications can also be used, including chemotherapy, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs. A low-fat, high-protein diet may also be prescribed.

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Alternative & Complementary Care for Cancers

Clinical trials are currently underway to see how effective complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, is as a treatment for cancer. Complementary medicine refers to treatments used in conjunction with conventional medicine, ...

such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, is used as a replacement to conventional medicine. Cancer experts recommend using alternative therapies as a complement to conventional medicine not as a substitute for it. This is because a long clinical history has already been established to explain the effects of traditional medicines against cancer. Some evidence suggests that massage, meditation, aromatherapy, yoga and tai chi can be used to reduce fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting, stress and sleep problems in cancer patients. Trials in the U.S. are further studying the effects of using supplements with chemotherapy to treat tumors and using acupuncture to reduce the symptoms of colon and rectal cancers.

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