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Are there alternative treatments for urinary system cancers?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No alternative treatments are known to cure urinary system cancers, but alternative or complementary medicine may help you manage your cancer symptoms and the side effects of your cancer treatment. For example, many people with cancer take vitamin supplements in an effort to counteract side effects from treatment and improve their overall health. Acupuncture is widely used to address pain, nausea, and vomiting, which might occur after surgery, chemotherapy, or other treatment. Many types of alternative or complementary medicine, such as meditation and relaxation exercises, are used by cancer patients to address stress and fatigue. If you are considering using alternative medicine to address your symptoms or side effects, you should discuss this with your doctor first.

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