Are there alternative treatments for oral cancer?

Traditional forms of medicine are by far the most widely used methods of treatment for oral cancer. The established medical literature does not generally recognize the use of alternative medicine. Rather, the most common methods of treatment for oral cancer are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted drug therapy. However, some studies have shown that alternative medicine can help you out with side effects and psychological issues you may have as a result of treatment. These alternative treatments include meditation or other relaxation, acupuncture, and massage.

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