Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More natural oncology approaches coming maybe

This article was interesting on two fronts.

1. In the first paragraph the article admits that current cancer treatment in all its forms does not cure cancer but only prolongs life. Many are under the mistaken notion that chemotherapy, radiation and the like actually cure cancer. They do not. The strongest claim an oncologist can make is that the treatment may (big word) prolong life. Then the next question that immediately follows is what kind of quality of life does this treatment prolong. I currently have patients in my office that we are treating that have cancer of one type or another. They are taking the approach that meets best with their belief system, philosophy and desires after fully researching all options available. These patients are doing well and share an exceptional quality of life all things considered. The one patient is even conducting a business start-up while being very responsible for his health.

2. At least some institutions of higher education and research are starting to look at ways to treat cancer that may mimic what we sometimes see the body naturally do. Instead of trying to destroy the body to heal it which has never made sense to many in the alternative and natural world. They might be onto something. Trying to help the body do what it needs to do in a more natural means. Funny, this is what natural and alternative health practitioners have been doing for years. Seems revolutionary now :) I guess that just proves there is nothing new under the sun.

1 Comments:

At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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