10 doctors weighed in:
Are there effective natural treatments for childhood leukemia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately, no.
No natural treatments have been proven to cure this.
Treatment of childhood leukemia requires chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation.Working with an experienced pediatric oncologist is a must!

In brief: Unfortunately, no.
No natural treatments have been proven to cure this.
Treatment of childhood leukemia requires chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation.Working with an experienced pediatric oncologist is a must!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: In addition to Rx
Childhood leukemia has such a good remission rate due to chemotherapy drugs.
These should be used because they work. In addition many families find prayer, meditation, sleep, nutrition, and other complementary treatments helpful. These should not replace the treatments that have been tested and work well ~ there's a 90% remission rate for some types of childhood leukemia!

In brief: In addition to Rx
Childhood leukemia has such a good remission rate due to chemotherapy drugs.
These should be used because they work. In addition many families find prayer, meditation, sleep, nutrition, and other complementary treatments helpful. These should not replace the treatments that have been tested and work well ~ there's a 90% remission rate for some types of childhood leukemia!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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2 comments
Dr. Cornelia Franz
The body has amazing healing capabilities and utilizing other modalities with traditional therapy can really augment healing. Dr Stuppy is right and additional or adjunctive therapies can be beneficial. Also look into Traditional Chinese medicine as and adjunct and homeopathy.
Dr. Scott Diede
Before using ANY other therapies than the one prescribed, talk with your oncologist first. This is a must. These additional therapies can interfere with chemotherapy to such an extent that the child relapses. Relapsed leukemia is much more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.
Dr. Clifford Selsky
Pediatrics
In brief: Short answer is no,
Many antitumor agents are derived from natural plant and microorganism material.

In brief: Short answer is no,
Many antitumor agents are derived from natural plant and microorganism material.
Dr. Clifford Selsky
Dr. Clifford Selsky
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