• Be careful what you read and where you take your medical advice from. Just because it's on the net, doesn't make it true.

    Asked by Leuky on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Be careful what you read and where you take your medical advice from. Just because it's on the net, doesn't make it true.

    And since anyone can get paid by credit card or PayPal, too many people are out to take advantage of desperate cancer patients.
    Healing cancer through diet: Patients urged to be wary of 'wellness' bloggers
    A Sydney oncologist has warned against using alternative therapies to treat cancer amid the growing popularity of wellness bloggers.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar

      I think the best true statement of this article is the last line

      "I think it’s fair to say we don’t know."

      12 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      True, don't believe everything you read or hear. A large dose of "common sense" has to be part of anyone's decision to believe and for sure for acting on someone's advice. Especially when there is a dollar amount attached to that advice.

      12 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      And there is no harm/no foul in discussing stuff found on the web w/your oncology team. At least you may be able to find out if something is harmful.

      12 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Why not both. I am a great believer in "integrative medicine" NOT "alternative methods" As always keep your credit card in your pocket until you have done further research.

      12 months ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar

      I believe in scienctifically prooven medical treatmeant, in conjuction with integrative medical treatment. I felt as if I was dying when my cancer was finally diagnosed.

      I had been ill for several years and was growing weaker as time went on. I just kept pushing myself to be Mom, Daughter, Employee, Friend, etcetera.

      I do not think that I would be alive today if I had not underwent chemo, surgeries and radiation in 2016.

      I now use many integrative therapies to prevent my cancer from returning.

      12 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      My medical center is really into integrative therapies. They even have Dr.s doing research on integrative therapies. Heck they even have comfort dogs to reduce stress and relieve pain.

      12 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Excellent advice. There are so many "authorities" who are not. But, they speak with such authority that less cynical people (or old or vulnerable) people believe them, to their detriment. It is frightening.

      12 months ago

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