A 25-year-old member asked:
are there any traditional indian alternatives to radiation therapy for breast cancer?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Greg Pahnke answered
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not known: The standard is external radiation in a course of 3 canadian study versus 6 weeks american study versus the newer concept of partial breast irradiation with internal dwelling seeds for 90 seconds / twice a day for 5 days in highly selected candidates.
Answered on Dec 8, 2014
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar answered
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: I am not aware of any alternatives that can replace radiation.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Chakshu Gupta answered
22 years experience Pathology
Careful: Most but not all breast cancers need radiation therapy. Please be careful of claims made by alternative treatments for cancer and ask for independent well controlled studies that demonstrate benefit. At this time alternative treatments are of a supportive role to more conventional therapies. I personally know of women whose cancer got worse while they tried alternative methods.
Answered on Feb 17, 2015
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