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Is meditation an effective alternative to radiation therapy?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No: While alternative treatments can be complementary to standard western treatments such as radiation there is no clinical evidence to suggest that meditation is an effective alternative to radiation.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No: While alternative treatments can be complementary to standard western treatments such as radiation there is no clinical evidence to suggest that meditation is an effective alternative to radiation.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
No: It can not replace radiation. But meditation can make you relax and feel better. A positive attitude and feeling better are important in tolerating any type of treatment.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: I'm actually the guy who discredited the Simonton work. One of his index patients never had cancer, and the rest had results that aren't uncommon in good clinical practice. If you need radiation therapy and you try to dream your cancer away instead, you will pay with your life. Even the Simontons urged people to go with mainstream treatment -- he was a radiation oncologist himself at one time.

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