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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com If you have breast cancer, you may want to explore different treatment methods to supplement traditional medicine. Options include acupuncture, detoxification diets, traditional Chinese medicine, and antioxidants, among other alternatives. These are known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Many people use CAM treatments to help ease side effects, relieve pain, and improve their quality of life. Although …

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Why Resorting To Alternative Medicine To Treat Cancer Is A Bad Idea

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Geoffrey Kabat From: forbes.com We can’t say that Steve Jobs shortened his life by delaying, for 9 months, obtaining conventional treatment for his rare cancer, but it is clear that alternative treatments are no match for standard cancer treatment. In 2003 Apple CEO Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Rather than immediately embarking on …