Is oncology as we know it sustainable?

In the first part of my assignment, looking at oncology as a patient, I discovered a very inconvenient truth: the  increased survival rate after 5 years from the very expensive and toxic to life conventional cancer therapies is only 2.3%. In this series of posts I last looked from a frustrated oncologists’ viewpoint.

What would an oncologist glean from research into CAM?

Most medical practitioners using CAM after having had a shorter training in this life affirming specialized field than those who work exclusively under the banner of being a CAM practitioner. With my acupuncturist’s hat on currently, I would go further and say that watching most attempts to validate through using the current model of ‘research’ …

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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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