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I am wondering what hodgkin's lymphoma treatments are there alternative to mainstream chemo and radiotherapy?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
14 doctors agree

In brief: Beware

Alternative treatments for cancer are cropping up all over the place.
Cancer patients (and their families) can be extremely vulnerable to being drawn in by promises of healing where the mainstream medical community has been unable to help much. Beware of people who would take advantage of this vulnerability with hefty up-front fees and promises of miracle-like cures.

In brief: Beware

Alternative treatments for cancer are cropping up all over the place.
Cancer patients (and their families) can be extremely vulnerable to being drawn in by promises of healing where the mainstream medical community has been unable to help much. Beware of people who would take advantage of this vulnerability with hefty up-front fees and promises of miracle-like cures.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: None

There are no proven alternative treatments.

In brief: None

There are no proven alternative treatments.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Modern chemotherapy and radiation are so successful at curing hodgkin's disease i feel that other treatments should be complementary and should not substitute for them. There are many alternative medicine treatments that do not involve chemo or radiation, but none are proven to work by themselves.

In brief: Not much

Modern chemotherapy and radiation are so successful at curing hodgkin's disease i feel that other treatments should be complementary and should not substitute for them. There are many alternative medicine treatments that do not involve chemo or radiation, but none are proven to work by themselves.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why go alternative?

When up to 75% of people can achieve a cure of hodgkin lymphoma with conventional medical treatment (see reference), why go the unproven alternative route? (devita VT jr, "a selective history of the therapy of hodgkin's disease, " br j haematol.
2003;122(5):718.).

In brief: Why go alternative?

When up to 75% of people can achieve a cure of hodgkin lymphoma with conventional medical treatment (see reference), why go the unproven alternative route? (devita VT jr, "a selective history of the therapy of hodgkin's disease, " br j haematol.
2003;122(5):718.).
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

There are lots of "alternative cures" out there- none of them have been proven to work.
On the other hand cure rates for early hodgkins exceed 90% and 70% for advanced cases when using standard treatments.

In brief: None

There are lots of "alternative cures" out there- none of them have been proven to work.
On the other hand cure rates for early hodgkins exceed 90% and 70% for advanced cases when using standard treatments.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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