• Anyone have success w alternate therapies; BX Protocal?

    Asked by Patisblonde on Monday, November 12, 2018

    Anyone have success w alternate therapies; BX Protocal?

    Wondering if anyone has had success with treatments other than the norm?

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Most of us who are survivors here on WhatNext got into a durable remission with traditional medicine.

      Is there a reason that you want to avoid traditional treatment, which does have proven results for most people?

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I wouldn't mess around with cancer. Why do you want to try alternative medicine instead of traditional treatments?

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Have a read: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/BX_Protocol

      The signs are not good.

      My dad tried alternative treatment and died.
      Steve Jobs tried alternative treatment and died.
      Steve McQueen tried alternative treatment and died.

      I see a pattern...

      As they say, if it worked, it would not be called "alternative" - it would be called "medicine."

      about 1 month ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      What is BX Protocal? I dislike the term "alternative" look instead to complimentary treatment I use many complimentay treatments for pain management in fact I use almost use no prescription pain killers. I also use integrative treatments which my Dr.s suggest those being diet focused on my specific needs. For example I drink ginger tea as an antiacid. My Dr. is consulted on everything I do
      I suggest that before you embark on an alternate treatment protocol, you get a second opinion. There are many new treatments available within traditional medicine
      If you can go to your nearest university or community college and do some research. Avoid Google as there are many quackery websites and university libraries have data bases not available on the public internet

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      @BoiseB Here's a link to "some" info on it: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/BX_Protocol

      about 1 month ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Thanks for the article. After reading the article I would say this is not an alternate therapy it. It is just plain old fashion FRAUD. There are many mainstream medical therapies to chose from. Getting a second or third opinion is a start. Doing diligent research (not Dr. Google ) can also be useful. My sister-in-law lived with Leukemia for 20 years everytime a treatment stopped working she was accepted for a new clinical trial she had an active life up to the last few weeks. She enjoyed, her son, her pets, and her friends. She traveled. She had hobbies. If she had followed this fraud she would have probably died an early painful death.

      about 1 month ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      I basically went with the experience of my oncologist. I did a clinical trial, but I trusted my doctor to know what was best for me. It’s what he recommended. Several people told me not to do it. Use alternatives, diets etc. I went with my doctor and I am glad I did.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      @SandiA Good! A clinical trial is the sole reason that I am here 10 years later. Have just finished participation in my 4th clinical trial. It is the only way that medical science is advanced. Those who urge so-called "alternative" medicine (despite their good intentions) cannot name anyone who actually survived. Fighting cancer is not that simple.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Another red flag to look for is when someone's "alternative therapy" that killed their "xyz cancer" can be had for only $49.95, which card would you like to use?

      These types of things are usually just looking to make a buck off of us.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      From the American Cancer Society webpage on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia:

      "Considering complementary and alternative methods

      You may hear about alternative or complementary methods that your doctor hasn’t mentioned to treat your cancer or relieve symptoms. These methods can include vitamins, herbs, and special diets, or other methods such as acupuncture or massage, to name a few.

      Complementary methods refer to treatments that are used along with your regular medical care. Alternative treatments are used instead of a doctor’s medical treatment. Although some of these methods might be helpful in relieving symptoms or helping you feel better, many have not been proven to work. Some might even be dangerous.

      Be sure to talk to your cancer care team about any method you are thinking about using. They can help you learn what is known (or not known) about the method, which can help you make an informed decision."

      https://www.cancer.org/cancer/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/treating.html

      about 1 month ago

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