Chemotherapy can save lives but it is far from ideal and fails much more often than it works. At best, it kills the cancer and doesn't end up killing the person with it. At worst, (we thought) it just doesn't work. Well it looks like, at least in some cases, we were wrong. A recent study has actually shown that chemotherapy can sometimes make the very cancer it is supposed to be "killing" grow more!
Here is the story:
What are the options?
Well, the FDA has gone so far as to say that NOTHING out there, not nutritional therapy, not herbal medicine, NOTHING is allowed to legally be called a "treatment" for cancer except conventional oncology treatments like chemo, surgery and radiation.
So, any options one chooses can only be considered complementary.
OK then, what "complements" cancer treatment? Many things. All the details go beyond the scope of this post, but we do know there is much that can be done. I for one would utilize all that functional medical diagnosis has to offer with any of my patients, to determine what areas their body is "under-performing" or imbalanced and work to correct those things. For example, many people have fairly significant genetic defects that seriously undermine their body's normal detoxification mechanisms. I am now using a number of new genetic tests in my office that can not only help someone undergoing treatment for cancer, but also help identify things that can be adjusted for, BEFORE any cancer develops.
An ounce of prevention, especially in this case, beats a pound of cure, especially when that "cure" can actually make a cancer worse!!
By the way, if you like useful, health related info like this, and don't have time to sift through all the health news that comes through the wire each day like I'm doing, your best bet to stay up to date is to:
I regularly post small tidbits of helpful, health news to those accounts.
Let's work together to bring awareness and better treatment options to those in need. Please pass on this important info to anyone you think could use it.