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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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.
25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If you've recently found yourself being contacted by debt collection agencies, there's minor lifestyle changes you can make to save money and help you pay off your debts quicker.
Research impact will utilise new understanding of the how health indicators respond to change in sedentary behaviour and physical activity and through new knowledge of longterm maintenance of 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.
TWO clubs are starting next week to help children make healthy lifestyle changes.
My doctor is a splendid, down-to-earth woman who one would not normally suspect of saying something like: "You might wish to consider some lifestyle changes.
Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease, researchers conclude based on 10 years of data.
of Worcester) examine the role that psychology can play in reversing the poor lifestyle changes made by individuals.
Lancet Oncology reports new findings that adopting positive lifestyle changes increases the activity of telomerase, the enzyme responsible for maintaining telomeres.