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Is there an alternative cure for cancer?
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
First of all, cancer is not one disease.
Each type of cancer requires an individualized approach to treatment. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet and there are unscrupulous individuals who prey upon the desperation of cancer patients by offering miracle alternative approaches to therapy.

In brief: No
First of all, cancer is not one disease.
Each type of cancer requires an individualized approach to treatment. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet and there are unscrupulous individuals who prey upon the desperation of cancer patients by offering miracle alternative approaches to therapy.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: No
The stuff that works, including some botanicals and a few curious animal products, gets incorporated at once into mainstream treatment by the research piranhas -- often despite no one being able to profit.
The stuff that doesn't becomes the subject of pretty "natural healing" and dark "conspiracy" talk. It's bunk and if you try it and it fails, the charlatans will blame you. I'm sorry.

In brief: No
The stuff that works, including some botanicals and a few curious animal products, gets incorporated at once into mainstream treatment by the research piranhas -- often despite no one being able to profit.
The stuff that doesn't becomes the subject of pretty "natural healing" and dark "conspiracy" talk. It's bunk and if you try it and it fails, the charlatans will blame you. I'm sorry.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Complex question
Oncologists use treatments for cancer that are proven to be effective, based on quality scientific studies.
Since alternative therapies are not proven, they are generally not recommended as the primary treatment. Integrative oncologists will use "complementary & alternative medicine" treatments along with conventional treatments in cancer care: www.Integrativeoncology-essentials.Com.

In brief: Complex question
Oncologists use treatments for cancer that are proven to be effective, based on quality scientific studies.
Since alternative therapies are not proven, they are generally not recommended as the primary treatment. Integrative oncologists will use "complementary & alternative medicine" treatments along with conventional treatments in cancer care: www.Integrativeoncology-essentials.Com.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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