ALTERNATIVE CANCER TREATMENTS
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Tumor treating fields
A non-invasive tumor treatment that uses alternative electric fields and specific frequencies to disrupt cell cycle and induce cell death. FDA-approved to treat newly diagnosed or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
HIGH-INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND
A non-invasive approach that precisely delivers ultrasound energy to induce cell death. This is used successfully to treat prostate cancer.
Lavender, peppermint and orange are common essential oils that can help with insomnia, nausea and anxiety in cancer patients.
add-on homeopathic medicine
In a phase III clinical study, patients with stage IV NCSLC treated with homeopathic medicine as add-on therapy experienced better quality of life and increased lifespan.
Acupuncture as an alternative for analgesics can be used but outcomes may not be as good as the analgesics used in the clinic.
Cannabis and cannabinoids may be helpful in mitigating the side effects of cancer treatment, but when it comes to treating cancer, the jury is still out.
Traditional Chinese medicine
Chinese medicines aims to restore the balance between Yin & Yang, two opposite forces responsible for illness. Chinese herbal medicine-derived phytochemicals has shown some effects in cancer therapy.
Laser treatment of skin cancer
May work for pre-malignant and malignant neoplasms of the skin.
LIQUID BIOPSIES VS.
From blood samples of cancer patients circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells are analyzed to assess residual disease and earlier detection of disease recurrence.
Yoga therapy during cancer treatment
Currently, there are clinical trials going on to determine the feasibility of yoga therapy to elevate the quality of life for patients undergoing chemo- and radiation-therapy.
NIH National Center For Complementary And Integrative Health has a list of herbs with implications on cancer treatment with a lot of information.
high dose vitamin C
May improve quality of life and decrease cancer treatment related toxicities. Whether it treats cancer or not cannot be confirmed due to lack of well designed comprehensive studies.