Alternative medicineBy Mayo Clinic staff
No alternative treatments have been found helpful in treating acute myelogenous leukemia. But some complementary and alternative treatments may relieve the signs and symptoms you experience due to cancer or cancer treatment.
Alternative treatments that may help relieve signs and symptoms include:
- Relaxation exercises
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