Holistic Options to Relieve Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms

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Jennifer Larson

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Breast cancer treatment can be nearly as daunting as a breast cancer diagnosis. People undergoing treatment can experience a number of side effects that leave them eager for something to reduce the unpleasantness. For some of them, certain complementary therapies may be just the ticket. They can’t cure the cancer, but they may bring a little relief and comfort.

Side Effects from Breast Cancer Treatment

After receiving your breast cancer diagnosis, your healthcare team outlined all the possible types of treatment. Included in that conversation was probably some mention of the potential side effects of those treatments. The list of potential side effects of breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapy is a long one. Among the most common immediate side effects of breast cancer treatment are nausea and vomiting, pain, fatigue, insomnia or difficulty sleeping, and anxiety

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: May 12, 2017

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