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). 

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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.

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Supportive aromatherapy

Lavender, peppermint and orange are common essential oils that can help with insomnia, nausea and anxiety in cancer patients. 

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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.

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accupuncture

Acupuncture as an alternative for analgesics can be used but outcomes may not be as good as the analgesics used in the clinic.

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Cannabis

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.

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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.

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Laser treatment of skin cancer

May work for pre-malignant and malignant neoplasms of the skin.

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LIQUID BIOPSIES VS.

TUMOR BIOPSIES

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. 

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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.

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herbs

NIH National Center For Complementary And Integrative Health has a list of herbs with implications on cancer treatment  with a lot of information. 

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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.

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