No alternative medicine treatments have been found to cure DCIS or to reduce the risk of being diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer.
Instead, complementary and alternative medicine treatments may help you cope with your diagnosis and the side effects of your treatment, such as anxiety.
Women with DCIS may experience anxiety as they worry what the diagnosis means for their health.
Anxiety may make it difficult for you to concentrate and to sleep at night. You may find yourself constantly thinking about your diagnosis.
To help you cope with your anxiety, you might try:
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- Music therapy
- Relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery
- Tai chi
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