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There are many cancer treatments promoted online and in books that say they can cure cancer, but most of them do not have any scientific studies to back them up, and they are not supported by the medical community or government approved. You may for example remember actress Suzanne Somers (Three's Company) was on Oprah and all the major talk shows discussing her book about how she survived breast cancer using all natural methods (such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a healthy diet, nutritional supplements, and a whole-body detoxification), but what most people don't know or remember is that she did have a lumpectomy (to remove the tumor) and radiation. Where she took a stand was in declining the doctor recommended chemotherapy, which would have decreased the risk of recurrence of the cancer after surgery. But, the chemotherapy would have only increased her survival odds by a small amount as compared to the effect of surgery she underwent. She already had a very good chance at surviving after the surgery, so there is no way to know if she is alive today due to her alternative treatments. She made the choice that she felt was best for her, and some of her methods may later be scientifically proven to be effective, but her story should not necessarily be used as inspiration to refuse all cancer treatments and go the natural route.
Below is a list of some of the more well-known alternative cancer treatments. I suggest you look them up in a search engine if you want more information. Many of them conflict with traditional treatments, so make sure to ask your doctor before doing anything. My short summary is by no means a complete review of each treatment, it is just a blurb to give you an idea about what each one is about:
1. Ketogenic Diet - A specialized high-fat, low-carb diet where you starve the cancer cells by depriving them of sugar. A recent study showed that a Ketogenic Diet significantly increased survival time in mice with cancer that metastasized.
2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - A hyperbaric chamber (the ones scuba divers use to avoid a case of the bends if they surface too fast) is used to saturate the tumor with oxygen. In combination with a Ketogenic Diet, it has shown to have significant anti-cancer effects in mice.
3. High RF Frequency Devices - Proponents say the electromagnetic waves correct imbalances in the body's energy fields, helping fight cancer.
4. Baking Soda With Honey - The theory is that drinking sodium bicarbonate increases your pH level, making it harder for the cancer cells to survive because they need acid to grow. The honey acts as a Trojan horse, because the cancer cells are attracted to it, and then come into contact with the baking soda. Whether this works or not can be debated, but either way it can be a dangerous treatment if not done correctly, because changing your pH level can lead to harmful side effects.
Note: The information provided on this website was not written by a doctor or cancer specialist, so in all cases you should consult your own doctor about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.