Reasons for Use of and Experiences with Homeopathic Treatment as an Adjunct to Usual Cancer Care: Results of a Small Qualitative Study.

CONCLUSION:  The cancer patients in this study sought homeopathy to address their hopes and concerns and to help them face obstacles and find support. They were actively taking responsibility for their own health and valued the whole person approach used by their homeopaths. Participants reported improved well-being both at the physical and mental levels. The results provide a basis for further research to learn more from patients' experiences with this intervention. Such knowledge could potentially be helpful to improve healthcare practitioners' communication with patients, and thereby patients' overall care. PMID: 30241107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsThe efficacy endpoint was not reached, and BRN-01 administration was not demonstrated as an efficient treatment to alleviate HF symptoms due to adjuvant ET in breast cancer patients. However, the study drug administration led to decreased HFS with a positive impact on QoL. Without any recommended treatment to treat or alleviate the HF-related disabling symptoms, Actheane ® could be a promising option, providing an interesting support for better adherence to ET, thereby reducing the risk of recurrence with a good tolerance profile.
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CONCLUSION: The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicines administration is high, even if scientific evidence is limited regarding the effects, mechanisms of action and security of CAM. Research is necessary to improve the communication and council quality to the family, optimize supportive cares and reinforce the pharmacovigilance. PMID: 30771881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research
This study was not designed to directly compare non-conventional therapies with conventional ones, and the results do not mean that all unproven remedies are useless. In fact, an unproven treatment may become conventional if rigorous research proves its worth. There are many types of alternative treatments (including herbs, vitamins, homeopathy, yoga, and acupuncture) that might have different effects and have not yet been well studied. Importantly, this study did not examine the interaction of conventional and alternative treatments (which in some cases may cause problems). In addition, this study did not actually find th...
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A survey published in The Lancet journal finds 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died after their fundraising campaigns started.
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A survey published in The Lancet journal tracked 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died and research points to an increased risk of death among those who seek alternative treatments.
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' Crowdfunding'campaigns for the homeopathic treatment of cancer raise a lot of money and are mostly an American phenomenon.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsThe combination of a  homeopathic medicine and a hetero-isotherapic illustrates both the principles of “similarity” and “the identical”. It has proved to be an excellent response to the side effects of tamoxifen. By enhancing the patient’s quality of life, this combined approach also improved adherence to tr eatment.
Source: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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