unproven method for cancer management

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Any of the unorthodox therapies of dubious benefit offered by self-proclaimed cancer specialists—who may have little formal medical training

unproven method for cancer management

Fringe oncology Any of the unorthodox therapies of uncertain benefit offered by self-proclaimed cancer specialists–who may have little formal medical training; in a comparison study at similar stages of terminal malignancy between Pts treated with conventional and unproven cancer therapies, those receiving conventional therapy had better survival and quality-of-life scores than those receiving an unproven regimen, which consisted of a combination of autogenous immune-enhancing vaccines, bacille Calmette-Guérin–bCG, vegetarian diets and coffee enemas–the difference does not reach statistical significance
Methods of unproven care
Bioelectromagnetic applications Electromagnetic field manipulation, electrostimulation and neurostimulation devices, magnetoresonance spectroscopy, blue and other colored light treatment, artificial light therapy
Lifestyle changes Changes in habits and lifestyle, diet, nutrition, megavitamins, macrobiotics, nutritional supplements
Mind/body control Various external or internal therapies–art, humor, hypnosis, music, and prayer, relaxation techniques–biofeedback training, yoga, meditation, counseling
Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Antioxidizing agents–eg vitamin A and E, oxidizing agents,1 cell treatment, chelation therapy,2 herbal medicine, naturopathy, metabolic therapy
Structural and Energetic Therapies Acupressure, aromatherapy, ayurvedic medicine, bodywork, chiropractic, herbal medicine, massage therapy, reflexology, shiatsu
Traditional and Ethnomedicine Acupuncture, ayurveda, herbs, homeopathy, Native American medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, folk medicine
1Eg hydrogen peroxide–H2O2, ozone, both identified by the FDA as fraudulent2Other than for accepted medical indications, eg desferroxamine for hemochromatosis AMN 21/11/94 p13
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Blacher said that immediate lifestyle changes are key and can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Diagnosis is key, as research shows that people who are aware of their condition are more likely to make the necessary long-term lifestyle changes that can help delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Her innovative work set out to identify why patients with chronic conditions living in a rural area were failing to make positive lifestyle changes.
The Director, Nuclear Institute of Medicines and Radiotherapy (NIMRA), Dr Naeem Leghari while talking to reporter here on Thursday, informed that lifestyle changes including reduced physical activity, increase in fast-food consumption, Gutka, Manpuri, Pan and increased tobacco usage were becoming more rampant in the country and those were the factors behind rising incidence of cancer.
Thirty-eight patients (mean age, 54 years) with severe nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated serum ferritin levels (250 ng/ml or higher) were randomly assigned to lifestyle changes plus iron depletion by phlebotomy (n = 21) or to lifestyle changes alone (control group; n = 17).
Traditionally, patients would see consultant surgeons, oncologists and clinical nurses at this stage of their treatment but patients now also have the opportunity to see a health trainer who can help them make positive lifestyle changes.
For five years, the researchers followed 35 men with localized, early-stage prostate cancer to explore the relationship between comprehensive lifestyle changes, and telomere length and telomerase activity.
While lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise should work for these patients, they often are excluded from weight loss studies.
Type 2 diabetes, which can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes such as losing weight and increasing physical activity, accounts for 90%-95% of all diabetes cases in the United States (1).
TWO clubs are starting next week to help children make healthy lifestyle changes.
2) Elevation of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol has received most attention, particularly because it can be modified by lifestyle changes and drug therapies.
Until now, the standard treatment for newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes has been 1) to emphasize lifestyle changes (diet and weight management), or 2) to couple lifestyle changes with the diabetes drug metformin.