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Acupuncture and Cinesiotherapy on Skin Sensitivity of Patients With Breast Cancer Subject to Chemotherapy With Taxans

Condition:   Chemotherapy Effect Interventions:   Other: Stiper;   Other: acupuncture;   Other: Control Sponsor:   Federal University of São Paulo Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news
Conclusion The results and conclusions of this study are clear: people who choose conventional treatments for cancer (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments) are likely to live longer than those who choose alternative medicine only. It's rare for people to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis. More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. This study doesn't apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. There are some limitations to the study to be aware of: As an observatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news
Condition:   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsor:   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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