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Alternative treatments for lymphoma (part 5)


Published : 28 Oct 2021 09:43 PM | Updated : 30 Oct 2021 10:54 AM

No supplements have been found to treat lymphoma. But integrative medicine may help you cope with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and the side effects of cancer treatment.

• Physical activity

• Art therapy

• Meditation

• Music therapy

• Relaxation exercises

• Acupuncture

• Massage

A lymphoma diagnosis can be overwhelming. With time you'll find ways to cope with the stress and uncertainty of cancer. 

 Learn about lymphoma: If you'd like to know more about your lymphoma, ask your doctor for the details of your cancer — the type, the stage and your prognosis. Ask for good sources of up-to-date information on your treatment options. Knowing more about your cancer and your options may help you feel more confident when making treatment decisions.

Keep your friends and family close: Your friends and family can be emotional support and provide the practical support you'll need, too, such as helping take care of your house if you're in the hospital.

Find someone to talk with: Find a good listener with whom you can talk about your hopes and fears. This may be a friend or a family member. The concern and understanding of a counselor, medical social worker, clergy member or cancer support group also may be helpful.

     Courtesy: Mayo Clinic

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