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Is there an alternative therapy for osteosarcoma?

9 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Osteosarcoma is a form of cancer and convnentional oncological therapy is the best option.
There are however centers that focus on an integrative approach. Good luck to you.

In brief: No

Osteosarcoma is a form of cancer and convnentional oncological therapy is the best option.
There are however centers that focus on an integrative approach. Good luck to you.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
outcomes are good with multimodal team therapy i.e. chemotherapy, surgery, reconstruction and alternatives will only delay effective curative treatments
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not without chemo

The standard treatment for osteosarcoma is chemotherapy and surgical removal of the tumor. Before chemotherapy was used, the surgery was amputation and chances of survival were about 10%.
With modern chemotherapy, amputation is very rare and chances of survival are about 70%. Any alternative that doesn't involve chemotherapy significantly lowers the chances of cure.

In brief: Not without chemo

The standard treatment for osteosarcoma is chemotherapy and surgical removal of the tumor. Before chemotherapy was used, the surgery was amputation and chances of survival were about 10%.
With modern chemotherapy, amputation is very rare and chances of survival are about 70%. Any alternative that doesn't involve chemotherapy significantly lowers the chances of cure.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No really

No alternative, holistic or naturopathic treatments have been shown to be as effective in treating osteosarcoma as surgery coupled with radiation or chemo.
While no one can predict what an indivdual result will be, applied to a population as a whole, surgery and apropriate treatment for residual tumor is still the gold standard.

In brief: No really

No alternative, holistic or naturopathic treatments have been shown to be as effective in treating osteosarcoma as surgery coupled with radiation or chemo.
While no one can predict what an indivdual result will be, applied to a population as a whole, surgery and apropriate treatment for residual tumor is still the gold standard.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

This used to be almost invariably fatal; a majority are now cured.
If you do not follow the best evidence-based treatment, which will include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are approached by a "natural healer" or "conspiracy talker", be aware that when their remedies fail, they will blame you, ("You ate GMO food.") Don't be a sucker.

In brief: No

This used to be almost invariably fatal; a majority are now cured.
If you do not follow the best evidence-based treatment, which will include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are approached by a "natural healer" or "conspiracy talker", be aware that when their remedies fail, they will blame you, ("You ate GMO food.") Don't be a sucker.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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