Research, ‘CAM’ (why is living well seen as an odd choice?) and Oncologists

Further thoughts on the oncologists’ perspective, addressing the issue of research and CAM and oncologists, My starting point may be different to those who are also party to this discussion, as I have been assisting those whose lives have changed due to cancer diagnosis, treatment or exposure through their lived ones. Often people find me …

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Placebo Effect

In research currently undertaken, they triple blind if possible – what we believe gets in the way . .. so there is a patient, a therapist and the data collector. All who will have beliefs/energy on the outcome – and maybe can alter this . . “The physician’s belief in the treatment and the patient’s …

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Moving on from ‘What is Cancer’ – ‘Hopeless’ Cases From Clinic

To date on this forum we have not defined ‘cancer’ – I tried to broaden CAM a bit by mentioning simply eating and its role. Dr Cilento speaks of physiological needs.  When they are not met, cancer forms. As the patient researching, I have had a very enlightening time seeing how much is available, just on line. Dr …

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Who is seen to be the ‘expert’? – New Role of a Doctor – the ‘patient’

The medically trained GP or medical oncologist – Is it possible to expect that any one person can possibly access and then retain all that is needed for all types of conditions? This is where the Internet has liberated the general population. Looking for age adjusted long term rates of survival may be problematic, but I suspect that …

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Characteristics of a Cancer Patient/Self Help

Dr Ruth Cilento, whose great book “Heal Cancer” is available from http://www.ruthcilento.com/heal_cancer.htm As is stated on her site ‘This is not alternative medicine, it is the basic physiological way to go.’ Dr Cilento in ‘Heal Cancer’ (sorry my library is all packed up, having been earthquaked, so I have no idea what page)  suggests these are the characteristics of …

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