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Uterine Cancer Alternative Treatment

For some people with uterine cancer, alternative treatment can ease stress or help with the side effects of standard treatment. Uterine cancer alternative treatment may involve such things as herbal products, vitamins, and meditation. The healthcare team may also suggest alternative treatments for managing pain, which may include massage, acupuncture, and acupressure.

Uterine Cancer Alternative Treatment: An Overview

For some women with uterine cancer, alternative treatment may be one way to ease stress or to reduce side effects and symptoms of the disease. In most cases, women combine alternative treatments with the more standard treatments for uterine cancer (such as surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy).
Most cases of uterine cancer occur in the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. This article uses the term "uterine cancer" to refer to this type of cancer, also known as endometrial cancer. This article does not discuss a rare type of uterine cancer that can occur in the muscles or other tissues that support the uterus. Click Uterine Sarcoma for more information on this topic.


Types of Uterine Cancer Alternative Treatment

Types of alternative treatments used to treat uterine cancer include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Herbal products
  • Vitamins or special diets
  • Visualization
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual healing.
Many people say that these approaches help them feel better. Some types of alternative treatment may interfere with standard treatment, and combining some alternative treatments with standard treatments may even be harmful. It is important to note that some types of alternative treatments are expensive and may not be covered by health insurance
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