Conventional, alternative and complementary therapies in the treatment of cancer

There’s an interesting and thought-provoking article just out in The Guardian, published in London, by an oncologist who practises in Britain’s National Health Service. It raises important questions about why some people opt for untried, untested ‘therapies’ as against trialled remedies of proven efficacy.

You can read the full article here.

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2 responses to “Conventional, alternative and complementary therapies in the treatment of cancer

  1. This article does not mention any of the people who have successfully treated cancer with alternative treatments and are still alive many years later.

    • Thank you for taking the trouble to comment on the link to the Guardian article. In our group, which by its statutes acts as a support mechanism and does not give medical advice, we respect everyone’s right to make their own choices. We have many members who have successfully treated their cancer with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and lived many years disease-free. Some use complementary therapies such as Iscador to boost the immune system. None have chosen alternative treatments over conventional ones.

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