What are alternative treatments for small intestine cancer?

An alternative treatment is any treatment that is not currently part of established medicine as practiced by licensed doctors. Although there are many alternative treatments available for cancer, be aware that licensed doctors do not usually prescribe or recommend these treatments because their effectiveness or possible harm to you has not been fully studied by researchers. If you are interested in exploring alternative treatments, ask your doctor about clinical trials, in which you may undergo new treatments that are being tested to see how well they work.

Dr. Jill K. Onesti, MD
Surgical Oncologist

No specific alternative treatments for small intestine cancer have been proven to have a benefit. Treatment depends on the symptoms that the cancer is causing as well as what type of cancer it is. Adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, and sarcoma are most often treated with surgical removal of that portion of the intestine. Lymphoma may be treated exclusively with chemotherapy. If the cancer is a metastasis, or has spread, from a different type of tumor, your doctor will have a discussion with you regarding which treatment option is best.

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