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Are there alternative treatments for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma?

Alternative treatments will not cure Stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma, but some options may help reduce symptoms or improve general health when used along with other medical treatment. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants may be good for people with Stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. Vitamin supplements, especially vitamin D, may be used in addition to a healthful diet. Some people with Stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma may benefit from relaxation techniques, like yoga and exercise, to cope with the stress of diagnosis and treatment. Other alternative treatments may include meditation and prayer.

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