Montbriand, M.J. (1995a) Decision tree model describing alternate health care
choices made by oncology patients. Cancer Nurs. 18, 104–117. Montbriand, M.J.
(1995b) Alternative therapies as control behaviors used by cancer patients.
Author: Ping-chung Leung
Publisher: World Scientific
Cancer treatment has enjoyed half a century of healthy development, relying mainly on surgery, cytotoxic therapy and radiation. Achievements and successes are well reflected in the longer survival period and better quality of life. Nonetheless, cancer still spreads locally, recurs, metastasizes and remains one of the top killers.Instead of concentrating on cancer removal, it has become obvious that supportive measures are also important. These include the means to improve quality of life during treatment and to contain tumor growth. To this end, herbal medicine appears to offer holistic support via as yet unknown pathways.This volume reveals the practice of cancer treatment using herbs from all over the world, including China, India and Japan. It provides comprehensive information about the herbs commonly used, the logic of using the herbs, some of the mechanisms of action and other means of palliative treatment. While cancer victims have a thirst for choosing their own supplementary treatment, health providers have a duty to explain to them the justifications and the options.
Author: Moulay Alaoui-JamaliPublish On: 2010-09-02
Chapter. 20. Legal. Issues. in. Alternative. Treatment. of. Cancer. Allan M.
Freedman ... Complementary and alternative medicine, commonly referred to as
CAM, has existed for decades, if not centuries, and its appropriateness and
Author: Moulay Alaoui-Jamali
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Cancer is a common disease with a devastating impact on the physical and psychological well being of patients. The diagnosis of cancer brings upon many clinical challenges and questions for which clear and simple answers are not always provided by modern medicine. To date, only limited therapeutic options are available for patients with advanced cancer. The recent shift toward targeted therapies has improved substantially patient’s survival, however, relapses are frequent and cure remains rare. This led patients and many health care managers to shift attention to the holistic approach of traditional medicine particularly preparations from herbal products to manage and alleviate the disease. Typically, herbal preparations contain single or multiple plant ingredients, including a number of potential active components. Yet, they remain classified as food supplements and thus are exempt from regulations on quality control and proof of efficacy that govern standard pharmaceuticals. Clinical evidence for many preparations is often based on non-documented or anecdotal evidence. In consequence, several preparations with unproven efficacy are circulating in the market with the fear of interference with standard cancer therapies and/or severe toxicity that some can generate, in addition to the unjustified economical burden to patients. Despite inconsistent and conflicting clinical results single molecules have been isolated from herbal preparations and many are exploited to develop potential novel agents. This has fostered the need to organize a set of timely, in-depth and up-to-date review covering the latest developments in alternative cancer management from a scientific and clinical perspective dedicated to the medical community and health care providers, as well as to patients and their families. This book brings the latest comprehensive cancer information and practical recommendations on the best documented practice of alternative therapies for cancer management put together by recognized experts in the fields of medical oncology, traditional medicine, and cancer pharmacology. It goes hand-in-hand with the patient’s medical treatment options, quality of life issues, and more. The book is organized into four major sections: The first is an overview of the cancer syndrome by renowned medical oncologists from the USA and Europe. The second is a comprehensive description of traditional medicine by renowned experts from China and Germany. The third is an overview on the pharmacological impact of herb-based formulations on standard chemotherapy agents used in clinical practice. The fourth is a survey of cases reports from several hospitals with approved practice of alternative medicine. The book will feature simple definitions and essential information grouped in both medical and lay-term terminology, and straightforward illustrations related to human physiology, disease definition, scientific data on know and potential mechanisms of action, and preventive approaches. Finally, the book will feature collaboration of experts from China, India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, and other centres with recognized expertise in alternative/traditional medicine. This international cooperation is crucial to cover the complex topic of alternative therapies for cancer.
26 The Hoxsey Treatment ëa, PERHAPs No PROMOTER of an alternative cancer treatment has fought longer and harder against the authorities of establishment medicine than Harry Hoxsey did while he was alive. There is a strong tendency ...
Author: Ross Pelton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Alternatives in Cancer Therapy offers help for all patients coping with cancer. The therapies discussed in this book are primarily non-toxic, have few, if any, side effects, and tend to strengthen the immune system. They can be used as supplemental regimens that help maximize the effectiveness of traditional therapies such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Patients have a right to know all of their treatment options, and Dr. Ross Pelton presents dozens of choices, including: * Shark Cartilage * Gerson Therapy * Mistletoe * Isoprinosine * Laetrile * Selenium * Beta-Carotene * Hydrogen Peroxide * Vitamins C and E * The Hoxsey Treatment Non-traditional therapies can enhance the quality of life, and improve overall health while treating the disease. Alternatives in Cancer Therapy provides information on the research, efficacy, potential side effects, and availability of each treatment.
Glossary and Acronyms Acronyms of Organizations ACS American Cancer
Society CCS Cancer Control Society FDA ... which includes the National Cancer
Institute and the Office of Alternative Medicine OAM Office of Alternative Medicine
, an ...
Author: David J. Hess
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
At least half a million American cancer patients are using complementary and alternative medicine therapies such as dietary programmes, supplements, imagery and herbs, but little has been done to evaluate these therapies or to provide information about them to the public. As North American cancer rates in recent decades have risen so that a person's lifetime risk is now over one in three, the questions that patients and clinicians have about alternative treatments have continued to grow. How can patients and clinicians make sense of the various options?
The National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association
think that the compound may even be harmful if used to treat cancer patients . To
resolve this problem , Dr . Ernesto Contreras in Mexico and Dr . Hans Nieper in ...
Author: Steven Lehrer
Publisher: Burnham Incorporated Pub
Believing that too much cancer surgery and inadequate therapy are now being performed, a doctor discusses alternatives to surgery, stressing early detection of cancer followed by radiation therapy
doctor gave her permission to try alternative cancer treatments when it was clear
that she had less than a month to live, and ... Every attempt my friends made to try
to change the treatment plan was met with opposition from her doctors to the ...
Author: John P. Thomas
Publisher: Sophia Media, LLC
Category: Health & Fitness
We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life. The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020. The simple fact is that the cancer industry employs too many people and produces too much income to allow a cure to be found. All of the current research on cancer drugs is based on the premise that the cancer market will grow, not shrink. John Thomas explains to us why the current cancer industry prospers while treating cancer, but cannot afford to cure it in Part I. In Part II, he surveys the various alternative cancer therapies that have been proven effective, but that are not approved by the FDA.
The toxicity of clinically used drugs and the persistence of side effects even after
modification of the dose level and duration of treatment is, however, severe
drawbacks. The search for alternative cancer treatment strategy with novel
agents is ...
Author: Ho John Wing Shing
Publisher: World Scientific
Western drugs and target medicines for disease treatment come with undesirable side effects that have limited their use in patients for an extended period of time. It is warranted to develop a treatment strategy with alternative medicines to reduce toxicity relating to drugs, in particular, cancer drugs. Thus, a combination therapy with herbal medicines provides a more effective treatment method for hard-to-treat diseases. The recent breakthroughs in naturally occurring small molecules from herbal medicines have provided experimental evidence and are clinically significant in treatment strategies.This unique volume presents the recent developments in the field of herbal medicines for the treatment of diseases and cancer. Recent progress on small molecules isolated from herbal medicines that exhibit therapeutic benefits in humans is highlighted. The book provides an overview of the significant discoveries and pioneering contributions of herbal medicines in combination with other drugs; the author's evaluation of the combination therapy in cancer treatment; and a recent discovery of crocodile tissue extract with pharmacological properties.
Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhDPublish On: 2006-10-25
As a medical examiner in 1983, I had the opportunity to investigate a cancer
death in a woman with breast cancer under treatment with alternative (but not
conventional) therapies. I investigated this category of remedy (that was
Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.
Jürgen Heide, W. Hinkelbein, A. Schmittel, D. Kaiser. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Lung Cancer Heide J, Schmittel A, Kaiser D, Hinkelbein
W (eds): Controversies in the Treatment of Lung Cancer. Front RadiatTher Oncol
Author: Jürgen Heide
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Under the auspices of the 12th International Symposium on Special Aspects in Radiotherapy 2008 in Berlin, acknowledged experts presented their perspectives on small and non-small cell lung cancer, reflecting the latest standards and engaging in controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.In the first part of this volume, aspects of the diagnostic workup are highlighted from the histopathologist's point of view, followed by presentations concerning the value of PET-CT and whole-body MRI in the staging of lung cancer. The use and current methods in bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, video-endoscopy and mediastinoscopy are discussed in detail. The second section presents surgical and radio-oncological treatment concepts for stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer including stereotactic radiotherapy. The third section outlines the curative options for stage III NSCLC: extended surgical approaches , definitive radiochemotherapy and current concepts in adjuvant therapies. Emphasis is also placed on altered fractionation schemes in radiotherapy. Section 4 is dedicated to palliative procedures and the last section gives an in-depth presentation of small cell lung cancer.This book provides an excellent overview of up-to-date standards and future strategies in lung cancer treatment. It will be of great value to surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonary specialists and other clinicians interested in this disease.
Author: Medifocus.com, Inc. StaffPublish On: 2012-01-27
Cancer. Complementary. and. Alternative. Medicine: Definition. of. Terms. The
National Center for Complementary and ... States have incorporated select
complementary therapies along with standard cancer treatments (e.g.,
Author: Medifocus.com, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Medifocus_com Inc
The MediFocus Guidebook on Cervical Cancer is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available. You will get answers to your questions, including risk factors of Cervical Cancer, standard and alternative treatment options, leading doctors, hospitals and medical centers that specialize in Cervical Cancer, results of the latest clinical trials, support groups and additional resources, and promising new treatments on the horizon. This one of a kind Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and expert research; high quality, professional level information you can trust and understand culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and hyperlinks. This Guidebook was updated on January 27, 2012.
writing in cancer and mind-body medicine contributed a chapter on mind-body medicine. Dr. Francisco Contreras, Medical Director of the Oasis of Hope and
one of the most famous doctors in alternative cancer treatment, contributed a
Author: Carl O. Helvie
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Can you overcome lung cancer without harsh chemicals, surgery and debilitation? Are alternative interventions effective? Why do conventional physicians not use them? Can you prevent cancer recurrences and live into old age without chronic diseases and prescribed medications? This book answers these and other questions. This is one of the most comprehensive books available on alternative treatments for lung cancer. It explains the treatments used successfully by a health professional/cancer survivor of 36 years and by some of the leading medical and health practitioners currently in the field. G. Edward Griffin, Author of World Without Cancer, The Politics of Cancer Therapy, and other books and films. Recipient of the Telly Award for Excellence in Television Production. President of American Media.
Varying by the type of alternative therapy , 83 % -97 % of patients reported that
they used alternative medicine for general health and well - being , while 8 % to
56 % reported use for treatment of cancer . Almost all patients reported that the ...
Author: Tom Heller
Publisher: Psychology Press
Starting from the premise that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, this book explores challenging issues associated with CAM.
26 B. A. Bauer INTRODUCTION The explosion in interest in complementary and alternative medicine ( CAM ) , especially among cancer patients , is a potentially
overwhelming phenomenon for both the patient and the physician . “ Cures ...
Author: Chun-Su Yuan
Publisher: CRC Press
The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen sharply in the last decade. This consumer driven movement affects all specialities of conventional medicine and can influence the decision-making process and practice of primary care physicians. It is critical for today's medical professionals to be familiar with the potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions of different CAM therapies. Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a sound academic understanding of the healing therapies, approaches, and systems of CAM. The editors take a two-pronged approach to the subject. They discuss the underlying principles and their relevance to conventional medicine and provide in-depth information on specific therapies for common medical conditions. The book focuses on the CAM therapies most often used and therefore, most likely to effect a physician's practice. There are a number of CAM books available. However, most of authors of these books are CAM practitioners, neuropathic physicians, or both. This book is unique in that the contributors are academic physicians and other mainstream professionals. Thoroughly referenced, Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a science-based guide to the wide range of herbal and other CAM therapies and to understanding their application to human health and their interaction with conventional medicine.
n this chapter, we'll explore complementary therapies that generally fall into the
category of integrative oncology. Integrative oncology combines conventional
and complementary and alternative treatments for which there is evidence of
Author: Dr. Martin L. RossmanPublish On: 2003-04-15
This is why having someone who is a knowledgeable source of both
complementary and conventional treatment on your healing team is important. Alternative treatment for cancer is another subject entirely. Rather than offering
methods that ...
Author: Dr. Martin L. Rossman
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Health & Fitness
A breakthrough guide for cancer patients on using the mind to treat the body, from a pioneer in complementary medicine Recent research has shown that the mind can make a tremendous difference in not only the daily experience of living with cancer but also in the potential for overcoming it. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Martin L. Rossman-hailed as "one of the greatest healers of our generation" by Rachel Naomi Remen-shows cancer patients how to use imagery in specific ways that can help them in their fight against cancer. Imagery is a natural, efficient way of storing and processing information, and one that has powerful effects on both emotional states and physiology. And while imagery is not a substitute for medical, surgical, or other physical approaches to cancer therapy, scientific studies have proven that it complements and enhances those treatments in many important ways. In this first book of its kind, Rossman provides specific ways to use imaging in fighting cancer. Praise for Guided Imagery for Self-Healing: "This superb collection of imagery techniques is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of behavioral medicine." -Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Alder, S. R. (1999) 'Complementary and alternative medicine use among women
with breast cancer', Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 13(2): 212–22. Bastien, J. (
1987) 'Cross-cultural communication between doctors and peasants in Bolivia', ...
Author: Philip Tovey
Drawing on comparative fieldwork in the UK, Pakistan and Australia, this book provides the first systematic assessment of pathways and access to CAM and how it is used in health practice and by individuals with cancer. Giving fresh and invaluable insights into how differing health and societal structures influence the use complementary and alternative medicine, the book explores: the empirical, theoretical, and policy context for the study of CAM/TM and cancer the history and character of the eight support groups in which fieldwork took place in the UK, Australia and Pakistan the nature and structure of patient support groups' history, affiliation and evolution how groups function on a day-to-day basis the extent to which what is being offered in these CAM-oriented groups is in any way innovative and challenging to the therapeutic and organisational mainstream the value of sociological work in the field which is not tied to immediate and narrow policy objectives. This is an essential resource for those studying complementary and alternative medicine sociologically, to those involved in the provision of cancer care on a day-to-day basis, and to those looking to establish a more informed (evidence-based) policy.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 12(10):971–980 Gerson diet
Description This is a detoxification diet used in the treatment of cancer and other
degenerative conditions. An 8-week regimen involves extensive food ...
Author: Fiona Mantle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a pocket-size quick reference of CAM, allowing conventional and complementary health practitioners to ascertain: - what the CAM intervention is - what it does - contraindications, precautions and interactions. With entries grouped under therapies, the guide provides easy access to many unfamiliar terms therefore providing an excellent resource for improving communication about CAM with patients. Contains approximately 3500 entries Grouped by therapy Includes information on contraindications, precautions and interactions Pocket size for convenience and portability Attractive design and durable flexi cover
Using an accessible, case-history approach, they explore the different types of cancer, the causes of cancer, how proper nutrition can help prevent and treat cancer, the most well-studied supplement to use with cancer treatment, cutting ...
Author: Mark Stengler
Publisher: Hay House
Category: Health & Fitness
Using an accessible, case-history approach, they explore the different types of cancer, the causes of cancer, how proper nutrition can help prevent and treat cancer, the most well-studied supplement to use with cancer treatment, cutting-edge therapies (such as intravenous high dose vitamin C and other studied therapies), and natural solutions to common problems (such as the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation).
Water is extremely important for you do drink while you are going through any
type of treatment for cancer, allopathic or alternative. I don't mean just when you
are thirsty. If you are thirsty, your body is telling you that you are dehydrated and ...