Effectiveness of alternative medicines against cancer

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KRay93 wrote: ↑01 Jan 2019, 12:24 Recently, my mother was diagnosed with a type of cancer known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and during the last month, she has received several doses of chemotherapy. Being a person who is usually in motion, whether doing housework or other activities, it is shocking to see her so listless and weak as a result of such treatment. However, none of us are very open to considering a type of non-conventional treatment, apart from the fact that she can still enjoy several more years of life if this whole process proves successful.

In this book, the daughter of Dr. Mirko Beljanski exposes the journey of several decades of his father in search of alternative treatments for cancer (which includes new perspectives around genes, mutations, the relationship between emotional and environmental toxins and the destabilization of DNA, the effects of certain substances on hormone-dependent cancers, and the significance of cancer stem cells among others), even having worked to extend the life of French President Francois Mitterand beyond what his doctors expected.

At the same time, both Beljanski and his wife were found guilty of illegal practice of pharmacy, regardless of some irregularities in the judicial process and the relentless persecution against them by corporations and the government. Considering the research exposed in Beljanski daughter’s book and contrasting it with the almost unanimous acceptance of conventional treatments in the scientific community, do you believe that the alternative options depicted in Winning the War on Cancer could be more effective than the traditional ones? Do you know someone who has opted for this kind of treatment? How was their experience?
I don't know anyone who has opted for this kind of treatment before and I can't say if this method is more effective than the traditional. But I can say that it is worth trying out.
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briellejee wrote: ↑02 Jan 2019, 00:16 I am very sorry for the diagnosis for your mom. It is indeed painful to see them go through it. I have lost loved ones to cancer, and I have ones who survived. You and your mom are in my prayers. As to answer your question, I think for now we cannot say it is fully effective compared to the traditional one, like chemo. It could be a helping hand, that, I know for sure, but being more effective is something I cannot say it. However, I have read papers and learned about people doing it like Dr. Beljanski and his daughter, and the results are somehow promising; but it still yet to be known.
I agree with you.
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I also agree with kandscreeley. Given my family history of cancer mixed with my own struggles with thyroid disease, I am very seriously considering alternative medicine as both treatment and prevention. Both of my parents, as well as extended family members, have suffered through cancer. My heart goes out to both you and your mother.
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I recently read a book called Damn the Diagnosis: How I Survived Cancer by Joel Nathan. In the book, the author skipped some recommendations by doctors and at the same time tried all manner of treatments (including alternative) till he pulled through after finding a solution that worked for him.
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Ultimately, I believe that since cancer is such a broad disease (different kinds, affecting different areas, or even arising from various mutations) it's hard to state with certainty whether or not one particular type of medicine is better than the other. Something that has no effect on one person may greatly improve the condition of another.

Hence, whilst we should be open to new and unconventional forms of medicine, we do need to ask ourselves if the risks involved are worth the potential benefits.
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First, am sorry about your mom. I think more research needs to be done on these natural cures of cancer. I have seen it work in other diseases so it's promising.
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I think that, in addition to traditional medicine, alternative methods may aid in comfort and recovery, but they are no substitute for practiced, medical procedures.
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I don't have any known illnesses, however I have a strong interest in Dr. Sebi's work. I think it is something that many persons can look into.
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I have no problem with alternative cancer treatments provided that they legitimately help to cure the cancer .
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KRay93 wrote: ↑01 Jan 2019, 12:24 Recently, my mother was diagnosed with a type of cancer known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and during the last month, she has received several doses of chemotherapy. Being a person who is usually in motion, whether doing housework or other activities, it is shocking to see her so listless and weak as a result of such treatment. However, none of us are very open to considering a type of non-conventional treatment, apart from the fact that she can still enjoy several more years of life if this whole process proves successful.

In this book, the daughter of Dr. Mirko Beljanski exposes the journey of several decades of his father in search of alternative treatments for cancer (which includes new perspectives around genes, mutations, the relationship between emotional and environmental toxins and the destabilization of DNA, the effects of certain substances on hormone-dependent cancers, and the significance of cancer stem cells among others), even having worked to extend the life of French President Francois Mitterand beyond what his doctors expected.

At the same time, both Beljanski and his wife were found guilty of illegal practice of pharmacy, regardless of some irregularities in the judicial process and the relentless persecution against them by corporations and the government. Considering the research exposed in Beljanski daughter’s book and contrasting it with the almost unanimous acceptance of conventional treatments in the scientific community, do you believe that the alternative options depicted in Winning the War on Cancer could be more effective than the traditional ones? Do you know someone who has opted for this kind of treatment? How was their experience?
While I do believe that alternative methods of cancer treatment could prove to be successful, there is little research to support them. I do think that there is benefit in exploring them, but if you know chemotherapy and radiation will work in curing your cancer, then I would most likely pursue them. The thing with cancer is that it affects each individual differently. While chemo may work for one person, alternative methods may work for another.
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NuelUkah wrote: ↑19 Feb 2019, 07:04
KRay93 wrote: ↑01 Jan 2019, 12:24 Recently, my mother was diagnosed with a type of cancer known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and during the last month, she has received several doses of chemotherapy. Being a person who is usually in motion, whether doing housework or other activities, it is shocking to see her so listless and weak as a result of such treatment. However, none of us are very open to considering a type of non-conventional treatment, apart from the fact that she can still enjoy several more years of life if this whole process proves successful.

In this book, the daughter of Dr. Mirko Beljanski exposes the journey of several decades of his father in search of alternative treatments for cancer (which includes new perspectives around genes, mutations, the relationship between emotional and environmental toxins and the destabilization of DNA, the effects of certain substances on hormone-dependent cancers, and the significance of cancer stem cells among others), even having worked to extend the life of French President Francois Mitterand beyond what his doctors expected.

At the same time, both Beljanski and his wife were found guilty of illegal practice of pharmacy, regardless of some irregularities in the judicial process and the relentless persecution against them by corporations and the government. Considering the research exposed in Beljanski daughter’s book and contrasting it with the almost unanimous acceptance of conventional treatments in the scientific community, do you believe that the alternative options depicted in Winning the War on Cancer could be more effective than the traditional ones? Do you know someone who has opted for this kind of treatment? How was their experience?
My dear friend was diagnosed with stage four uterine cancer. Currently, she is NED (no evidence of disease). She opted for a combination of alternative medicine and chemotherapy and it seems to be working for her.
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I'm so sorry you are going through this. I believe that we should fight with everything viable option that will work for the patient and family. I don't think addictive drugs should be used but, there are so many cancer-fighting natural alternatives. If they work, it can only help!
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There was a friend in the last stages of cancer who made use of alternative therapy. It seems though that it was too late. I believe alternative therapy can do some good if administered early enough.
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I feel for you. My Mom has just completed four bouts of chemo plus a huge surgery to remove most of her stomach and her esophagus. Seeing her come out of that surgery with a respiratory tube and full of cables and drains attached to her body was such a shock.

It really makes you wonder if this butchery is truly the way to go. But it can be dangerous trying the holistic path, because there are plenty of snake oil merchants out there who don't mind killing you to take your money.

These types of books helps by informing people and opening perspectives. Some of these remedies can actually be helpful, but I don't know if I would completely discard the traditional path in their favor.
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There's no question that chemotherapy has helped so many people in beating cancer, but, as I've experienced with several loved ones, chemo takes a toll on the body. I would be thrilled to see more natural remedies treat cancer, but natural remedies, in general, take a longer time to "work." It's really hard to decide which is best.
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