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Making Choices About Alternative Testicular Cancer Treatment

It's natural to want to fight your testicular cancer in any way you can. There is a lot of information available, and new methods for treating cancer are always being tested, so it may be hard to know where to start.
Many people try alternative treatment as part of their cancer care. Alternative treatments do not work for everyone, but some methods may help you manage stress, nausea, pain, or other symptoms or side effects.

Types of Alternative Testicular Cancer Treatment

Consumers may use the terms "natural," "holistic," "home remedy," or "Eastern medicine" to refer to complementary and alternative medicine. However, experts use five categories to describe it.
The five alternative testicular cancer treatment types include:
  • Biologically based practices
  • Mind-body medicines
  • Manipulative and body-based practices
  • Energy medicine
  • Whole medical systems.
Biologically Based Practices
This type of alternative testicular cancer treatment uses things found in nature. This includes dietary supplements and herbal products. Some examples include:
  • Herbs
  • Vitamins
  • Foods
  • Special diets.
A note about nutrition: It's common for people with cancer to have questions about different foods to eat during treatment. Yet it's important to know that there is no one food or special diet that has been proven to control cancer. Too much of any one food is not helpful, and may even be harmful. Because of the nutritional needs you may have, it's best to talk with the doctor in charge of your treatment about the foods you should be eating.
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