Cancer experts warn on alternative therapy

Dutch cancer specialists are concerned that cancer patients are choosing alternative therapies which hinder traditional treatments, according to a survey carried out by the Dutch oncology association and tv news programme NOVA and reported in Tuesday’s Volkskrant.

Of the 380 specialists surveyed, 67% said at least one patient a year stopped regular treatment in favour of alternative therapies, and 11% said they lost a patient a month to non-traditional treatments.
Cancer patients should be warned about alternative therapies, according to eight out of ten oncologists.

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