10 doctors weighed in:

Is meditation an effective alternative to radiation therapy?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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