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Published by National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in [Bethesda, Md.?] .
Written in English


  • Cancer -- Alternative treatment -- United States,
  • Cancer -- Treatment -- United States

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Edition Notes

SeriesNIH publication -- no. 01-4808
ContributionsNational Cancer Institute (U.S.). Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14520719M

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ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES. An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, by John W. Diamond, M.D. and W. Lee Cowden, M.D. (with Burton Goldberg). This very professionally researched and written book is like an encyclopedia of alternative cancer treatments. Full of great information and studies. For more go to: A wide collection of alternative medicine for cancer by M.D.s, based on 25 years of research. It outlines the pioneering successful cancer treatment plans of 37 alternative medicine cancer specialists, guiding you through the safest and most effective treatment alternatives known today.   Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been defined as “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.” 1 CAM use is becoming increasingly prevalent among the cancer population. 2,3 A recent systematic review and meta-analysis reported an average prevalence of current or Cited by: Quasimedicinals dominated questionable or alternative cancer medicine in the early twentieth century. A wide variety of pills, potions, and ointments were touted as cancer cures at that time.

The terms "complementary" and "alternative" are sometimes used to refer to non-traditional methods of diagnosing, preventing, or treating cancer or its symptoms. Here you'll find general information to help you better understand what these terms mean and how to decide if using them is right for you. Complementary medicine is treatments that are used along with standard medical treatments but are not considered to be standard treatments. One example is using acupuncture to help lessen some side effects of cancer treatment. Alternative medicine is treatments that are used instead of standard medical treatments. One example is using a special diet to treat cancer instead of anticancer drugs that are .   A bout a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA . Clark's "Cure for All Cancers" – an alternative medicine regime promoted by Hulda Regehr Clark (–), who (before her death from cancer) claimed it .

  Alternative therapy is lung cancer treatment used instead of conventional treatment. Most people with lung cancer who use CAM, take the integrative medicine approach. They combine complementary therapies with their standard treatment. There are many different types of CAM, some of which are listed below.   Among them was his landmark page publication, An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, in which 37 top alternative medicine physicians explain their proven, safe, non-toxic, and successful treatments for reversing cancer.   “Introduction to Alternative Cancer Treatments” Dr. Day's web site is at: Dr Day's Website. Review of Tape #2: Sorting Through the Maze of Alternative Medicine. While I like and strongly recommend her first and third tapes (as I number them in this article), I don't like this one. The newest study showing that alternative medicine kills cancer patients. The latest study, by Skylar et al, is a good demonstration of how difficult it is to study alternative medicine use in cancer patients. I’ll show you why in a moment. First, however, the authors introduce why it is so important to study this.