Alternative Cancer Therapies
RobertsReview in no way
endorses, recommends, or is cognizant of research details, safety, or
efficacy of purported conventional medical treatments or natural or
alternative forms of care or other information made available on this
site. All patients and visitors should carefully research treatment
options and make decisions based on guidance from a trained
oncologist. The guidelines below pertain equally to the selection of
natural, alternative, or traditional medical treatments:
for citations and articles in real medical journals or scientific
conferences that detail exactly how and why a therapy works. Even
though the medical establishment isn't generally supportive of natural
therapies, there are professional medical journals devoted to
alternative medicine, such as the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.
Find them, read them, and then get several second opinions concerning
the potential treatment efficacy of any alternative treatment plan...preferrably
from a trained, well rounded, oncologist who is up-to-date on latest
traditional and non-traditional treatments.
a medical physician/oncologist who is willing to work with you and
will discuss, explain, or, when necessary, debunk fraudulent claims
from unethical alternative treatment promoters.
for understandable scientific explanations that make sense. Don't
blindly accept claims that sound too good to be true or are odd
sounding, such as; "making your blood alkaline stops all
cancers" or "parasites are the cause of all diseases"
or "simple electro-magnetic device detects cancer" or
"this treatment is the cure for all cancers."
for therapies that do not require you to travel to other countries.
Many so-called 'alternative cancer clinics' in foreign countries will
take your money but cannot help you. Most of these clinics are located
in countries like Mexico and various South American and European
countries. Often, the standards for medical care are poor, safety and
anti-fraud measures - weak, and patient follow-up reporting on
efficacy - nonexistent.
not believe everything you read or see on the internet. Just because
the claims or the "look" of the site appear professional,
many alternative treatment promoters are, sadly, hucksters who are
more interested in emptying your wallet than in your being cured. They
spend enormous amounts of money to "look" professional and
ethical...but are not. Often they attempt to overwhelm you with jargon
and meaningless technical or medical terminology. They frequently play
on the emotions of sick and desperate patients who are at their most
vulnerable both emotionally and mentally. Be careful. Think.
for therapies that have documented and VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE that they
work. This should include pre- and post-treatment CT scans, blood
tests, MRIs, Xrays, biopsies, and registered physician reports, etc.
that assess pre- and post-treatment details. These prove people really
had the disease in the first place and that they were professionally
tested afterwards by standard medical practices to verify that the
therapy was successful.
for therapies that have no 'secret' ingredients. Reputable medical
researchers and clinicians dedicated to fight disease make their
discoveries public knowledge. In fact, they INVITE traditional medical
experts, researchers, media, chemists, microbiologists, oncologists
and others to SCRUTINIZE their procedures and pre and post treatment
results. Reputable alternative treatments will not offer you
"stories" of cures or personal testimonies...but facts,
data, and reviews by independent, reputable, well known and respected
cancer treatment/diagnosis experts from traditional medical and
regimens that meet
many of these guidelines:
Protease inhibition therapy involving a combination of vitamin C,
lysine, proline, and green tea extract neutralized protease. The regimen
focuses on the common mechanism that all cancers use
to spread. (Cancer spreads by destroying collagen, using an enzyme
Dr. Matthias Rath leads research in this area. (See: http://www.stopping-cancer-naturally.org)
The advantage of Rath's therapy is that you are in charge of your
own health, using your oncologist to monitor your progress.
Rath sells an integrated regimen through the Rath Health Alliance, but
makes no secret of the ingredients, which you can purchase at your local
health food store.
2. Intravenous IV vitamin C therapy. Dr. Hugh
Riordan's Center for the Improvement Of Human Functioning International
has used intravenous vitamin C to successfully reverse some cancers.
Finding clinicians to administer the therapy may be difficult. The
therapy needs supervision by a naturopathic-oriented medical doctor.
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