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What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment ?

What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment ?

Consult Oncologist!: For estrogen or Progesterone positive receptor cancer of breast: hormone manipulation: estrogen receptor inhibitors-tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors-arimidex, aromasin, (exemestane) letrosole etc ! ...Read more

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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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What's your opinion on graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?

What's your opinion on graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?

Not Effective: Graviola or soursop is a fruit grown in rain forests in s.America, africa & se asia. The fruit contains substances known as annonaceous acetogenins which may be able to kill certain cancer cells in a test tube (according to a perdue u study). No studies in humans have been done so there's no evidence that it can work to kill cancer in your body. It can also cause parkinson's like symptoms. ...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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Is hydrogen peroxide an alternative for cancer treatment?

No: This is a vicious scam. Despite all the pretty "natural healing" and dark "conspiracy" talk, it's worthless. Neglect mainstream treatment and you'll pay for your mistake with your life. Use this as a supplement and you've paid your good money to a charlatan. If you're promised a cure and it failed, the charlatan will blame you. ("You ate GMO food.") Be savvy. ...Read more

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Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Yes: In some cases hormonal treatment can be as effective as chemotherapy. However if there is benefit from chemotherapy then it would be in addition to hormonal therapy. You should ask what percent benefit chemotherapy would give your circumstance and then decide if it's worth it to you to not accept that benefit. ...Read more

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What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Alternative to what?: Chemotherapy is the administration of a drug that circulates throughout the body and kills cancer cells. Our goal is to choose the most effective drug tailored to one's specific cancer subtype. If by "alternative" you mean alternative to proven, standard therapy...No. However, many of our "standard" drugs are well-tolerated w/o traditional side-effects like hair loss, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cancer treatment called "insulin potential therapy"?

IPT with chemo.: Apparently, this is the combination of low dose chemotherapy, with Insulin targeted at cancer cells. Cancer cells have many more receptors for Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (igf) than normal cells, and Insulin is used to get more chemotherapy drugs into these cells. They die, and less chemo. Is used and so there is less side effects. So this uses a cancer cell's "advantage" to kill it. ...Read more

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Can you explain neoadjuvant therapy in cancer treatment?

Neoadjuvant therapy: Is typically used when a patient needs a tumor surgically removed but the doctors think it would be best to shrink the tumor some before the surgery actually happens. Neoadjuvant therapy can be chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Typically, after a few weeks of this treatment, the surgeons remove the tumor, hopefully with greater success than they would have had before the additional therapy. ...Read more

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Primary Small Cell Liver Cancer in nodes and spot in lung. On alternative therapies including baking soda, PH urine is 9-10, is this too high?

I'm sorry: Small cell carcinoma is very seldom primary in the liver and you need to have an explanation for why it's not a lung primary metastatic there instead -- that would be treatable with chemotherapy for a few more good months / years. The baking soda "alternative" therapy is a cynical, cruel fraud and adds insult to your difficult situation, no matter how "kindly" and "caring" the presenters. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Cancer Alternative Therapies (Definition)

Cancer Alternative Therapies include methods of treating cancer that complement or replace allopathic medicine. They include ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of ...Read more