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For alternative cancer treatments- how to tell if they work?

For alternative cancer treatments- how to tell if they work?

Usually they don't: Visit cancer.Org for further guidance http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/index?Sssourcesiteid=null.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Why are people even allowed to promote alternative cancer cure when none have proved to work?People might take these and refuse normal treatment & die

Why are people even allowed to promote alternative cancer cure when none have proved to work?People might take these and refuse normal treatment & die

Write to your: elected representatives. In the name of choice, freedom of religion, capitalism, other such excuses people promote treatments without rigorous proof. It is not different from other shady advertising. The current topic of scams is stem cell therapy. It would be prudent to consult an MD for your health issues. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that alternative therapies on their own will cure cancer. There is no evidence that any of these therapies can actaully cure cancer. However, i'm a firm believer that alternative therapies can be complimentary and have many beneficial effects. Please talk with your oncologist about therapies you may be pursuing so they will know there are no potential conflicts with other treat. ...Read more

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Do you know of really alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Do you know of really alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Depends: Most oncologists consider legitimate therapies those that are safe, effective & published in high quality peer reviewed journals. There are many therapies that may be effective as complimentary therapies (not used 'in place of' a conventional treatment. ) this is practiced by providers of integrative oncology. www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com. ...Read more

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Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Genetically differen: Cancer is a disease caused by bad genes but everyone's genes are different. So there are no two individuals whose cancers are entirely alike even with the same/similar diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Adjuncts only: "Complementary and alternative" remedies offered to desperate cancer patients range from cynical, vicious scams (these people talk about conspiracies to suppress cures) to very helpful measures that help promote comfort, dignity, good nutrition, physical fitness, and possibly have minor effects on the tumors. Find an ethical guide -- big medical centers often have a resident holist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternatives to cancer treatment centers of america?

Could you tell me what are some alternatives to cancer treatment centers of america?

Second opinion: Cancer treatment is serious. If you have questions or feel uncomfortable with recent advise, it is okay and important to seek a second opinion. Often the second opinion will clarify the advice of the first team. Ask your local doc for a referral. ...Read more

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Why does the same cancer treatment not work for everyone with the same type of cancer?

Different subtypes: We are learning more all the time about genetic differences within the same type of cancer. For example, one gene in 20% of breast cancers predicts good response to an antibody treatment. Other breast cancers that are estrogen-receptor positive will respond to hormone drugs like tamoxifen. As we learn more, we hope that more cancer treatment can be personalized for each patient. ...Read more

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Could canabis oil work for treatment of cancer ?

No: There is no evidence of cannabis oil being effective in the treatment of any form of cancer, or cannabis in any other form either. ...Read more