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Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment
A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be devastating. Many sufferers respond by seeking out alternative Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Treatments. Why?
1. Prostate cancer can be quite painful, and with mainstream prostate cancer treatment you sometimes need too choose your priority Ė maximum pain control or maximum treatment effectiveness. Moreover, treatments such as chemotherapy are often difficult to bear apart from the pain. but also can often add additional discomforts and distresses.
2. Prostate cancer treatment is not cheap. And the longer you survive, the more expensive it gets. Some families simply cannot withstand the financial burden.
3. Success is not certain. Mainstream doctors will not promise miracle cures or give guarantees, two of the hallmarks of some of the less reputable alternative cancer treatment practitioners.
Alternative prostate cancer treatment methods cover a wide spectrum of treatments and philosophies. Various unproven therapies are available. Most treatments, however, seem to rely primarily on dietary supplements and/or mind-body activities such as mediation, yoga, and various forms of stress control. No matter what method you select, you will have to choose whether to use alternative methods as a compliment to or a substitute for mainstream treatments. Using alternative treatment to substitute for conventional treatment can be lethal, of course, but even supplementary treatment options can be dangerous if herbal medicine, dietary supplements, etc. interact with or interfere with the function of cancer drugs. One notable example is St. Johnís Wort, which interacts with chemotherapy drugs. Accordingly, any alternative prostate cancer treatment should be undertaken only with the guidance and consent of your doctor.
Some of these dietary supplements include saw palmetto, garlic, Vitamins C, D, and E, and various forms of antioxidants. Mind-body activities desinge to reduce stress and thereby strengthen the immune system are also popular. primarily due to the increased emphasis in recent decades of the power of the mind to affect the immune system.
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