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AbstractPatients and providers may not be aware that several adjunctive measures can significantly improve the quality of life, response to treatment, and possibly outcomes for cancer patients. This manuscript presents a review of practical under-recognized adjunctive therapies that are effective including exercise; stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, massage, yoga, Tai Chi, breathing exercises; importance of sleep quality; diet modifications such as calorie restriction at the time of chemotherapy and avoidance of high carbohydrate foods; supplements such as aspirin, green tea, turmeric, and melatonin; and repurposed prescription medications such as metformin and statins. Each recommendation should be tailored to the individual patient to assure no contraindications.
adjunctive cancer therapy
circadian rhythm effect on immunity
diet influence on cancer
exercise effect on cancer
fasting prior to chemotherapy
improved sleep effect on cancer
repurposed drugs for cancer treatment
stress reduction techniques
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