Category: cancer treatment

Treating your cancer with all-natural “alternative medicine” may double your risk of dying  

  • Treating curable cancers with “alternative medicine” techniques is a choice that at least one in three Americans makes.
  • That includes former Apple CEO Steve Jobs before his death from a curable form of pancreatic cancer in 2011.
  • But even if treating the body with these “natural” methods sounds appealing, a recent study suggests that using alternative medicine to treat cancer more than doubles the risk of dying within five years. Read more (8/15/17)

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Turmeric may help fight the most common type of cancer found in infants

  • A popular spice frequently used in curries may be combatting the most common cancer cells afflicting infants, according to a recent study.
  • Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin. Recent research suggests that curcumin helps destroy neuroblastoma tumor cells,
    which often start in the embryo or fetus.
  • These particular tumor cells
    can become resistant to drug treatments, scientists say, meaning that a
    new treatment plan involving turmeric could make all the difference.
  • For children, neuroblastoma can be a severe health obstacle. About 700 new cases
    appear each year in the U.S., mostly diagnosed in kids younger than age
    5. Read more (7/27/17)

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