While alternative medicinal treatments have yet to cure breast cancer, there is a place for alternative and complementary medical treatments for mitigating some of the effects of breast cancer and its adjuvant therapies. Alternative treatment methods are focused primarily on helping cancer patients and survivors cope with fatigue, which can persist beyond the completion of treatments.

An exercise program, if carefully supervised, can be a gentle way to increase your physical capacities. Stress management and relaxation techniques, including meditation and visualization, can also assist in overcoming fatigue.

Although alternative treatments such as these are generally very safe, patients should never undertake any type of alternative treatment (especially dietary supplements) without first consulting their doctor.