Are there alternative treatments for cerebellar astrocytomas?

Although alternative treatments are not used to treat cerebellar astrocytomas, some people with brain tumors feel that some alternative treatments used in conjunction with standard medical treatment help them manage their symptoms and the side effects from their treatment. If you are considering using alternative treatments to supplement your care, you should discuss this with your doctor. There are myriad ways that complementary or alternative medicine can be utilized to improve your overall health and well being. For example, some people with brain tumors utilize acupuncture to help manage headaches, nausea, and other symptoms. Other commonly used alternative treatments include chiropractic adjustments, meditation, hypnosis, massage, and relaxation exercises.

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Brain Cancer (Neurological Cancers)

Brain Cancer (Neurological Cancers)

Brain cancer and brain tumor are used interchangeably, but not all brain tumors are cancerous (malignant). Malignant brain tumors grow aggressively, overpowering healthy cells and destroying nearby brain tissues. Cancer that begin...

s in the brain (primary brain cancer) is far less common than cancers that begin in other parts of the body. While cancer that starts in the lungs, breast, kidneys or other parts of the body may spread to the brain, primary brain cancer is less likely to spread outside the brain. Although the exact cause of this neurological disease is unknown, your risk increases if you smoke cigarettes, have been exposed to radiation to the head, or have been exposed to certain chemicals. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for brain and other neurological cancers with expert advice from Sharecare.
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