Are there alternative treatments for skin cancer?

Alternative treatments aren't used to cure skin cancer, and their effectiveness hasn't been proven. However, some alternative options may reduce symptoms and help improve general health. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants may be beneficial for people with skin cancer. Vitamins, especially vitamin D, and herbal supplements may also be used in addition to a healthful diet. Some people with skin cancer may benefit from relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga. Acupuncture may be a helpful alternative treatment to deal with any pain caused by skin cancer.

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