Myths about cancer treatments
Choose evidence based therapeutic approaches
CAN HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN C REPLACE CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIOTHERAPY, IMMUNOTHERAPY AND TARGETED THERAPY?
No. There is no clinical evidence to support this theory. Chemotherapy/radiation therapy cannot be replaced with high doses of any vitamin. Vitamins do not treat cancer.
"HERBAL MEDICINE WORKS BETTER WITHOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS."
No. There is no such evidence that proves clinical benefit with herbal remedies over chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and other forms of therapy.
"THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PHARMA COMPANIES HAVE THE CURE FOR CANCER ALREADY!"
No. No one has the cure for cancer, yet. But cancer treatment is getting better everyday. Breakthrough treatments are being discovered faster than ever before. Cancer is not a death sentence anymore.
"CHEMOTHERAPY IS POISON AND IT KILLS THE PATIENT FASTER"
Chemotherapy does not kill you faster. It is true that chemotherapeutic drugs are toxic to the cells but all the FDA approved chemotherapeutic drugs show survival benefit over no treatment.
"CANNABIS OIL CAN CURE CANCER"
No. Recent meta analysis of patients suggests that cannabis and cannabinoids does not help in cancer regression. In fact, use of cannabis products reduces the clinical benefit of immunotherapy in some instances. Cannabis may lower the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments.
"SURGERY AND BIOPSY CAN CAUSE THE CANCER TO SPREAD FASTER"
No. Cancer cells undergo a physiological changes before they start spreading, which is called "transformation". Surgery or biopsy has nothing to do with it.
ARE THERE DOCTORS IN MEXICO AND GERMANY WHO CURE ADVANCED CANCERS WITH SECRET IMMUNOTHERAPY?
Best cancer treatments are provided in the USA. The US FDA properly evaluates the efficacy of a drug and approves it. Cancer patients need to make informed decisions before choosing to get treatments that are not FDA-approved. There are many scammers who use the vulnerability of cancer patients and sell them treatments.
"CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION THERAPY CAN CAUSE CANCER"
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy sometimes can cause secondary cancer. But the risk outweighs the benefit. Without the treatment, the lifespan of the cancer patient will be much shorter.