Looking for a cancer cure in all the wrong places

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p1
The article focuses on a misconception among cancer patients that the medical establishment is suppressing cheap natural cancer treatments due to ignorance or greed. Some patients consult websites that promote products such as shark liver oil or mistletoe to help cure cancer quickly and painlessly, instead of the regimen proposed by their oncologist or hematologist. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) found that rates of CAM use are high among seriously ill patients.


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