Cancer: Questionable Therapies

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A Special Message for Cancer Patients Seeking "Alternative" Treatments

Don't let desperation lead you to try things just because someone advises you to do so. Read the information on this web site thoroughly. We strongly recommend that you avoid any "alternative" cancer treatment discussed in this Wiki.

An Overview of "Alternative" Methods

These explain how promoters of dubious treatments manipulate the emotions of desperate cancer patients and their families.

Myths vs. Facts

Alternative" Methods: Investigative Reports

Questionable Tests

Dubious Treatments

Quackery Victim Reports

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Nonrecommended Information Sources

  • Amber's Alliance Foundation
  • Arlin J. Brown Information Center
  • Bioimmune Inc (formerly CancerOption.com) (link to Casewatch)
  • Canadian Cancer Research Group (CCRG)
  • Cancer Control Society
  • Cancer Cure Foundation / Cure Research Foundation
  • Cancer Information and Support Society
  • Cancer Information Center
  • Cancer Tutor
  • CancerSource complementary & integrative therapies
  • CANHELP (founded by Patrick M. McGrady, Jr.)
  • Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
  • Center for Alternative Cancer Research (Project Cure)
  • Committee for Freedom of Choice in Medicine
  • Commonweal
  • Foundation for Advancement in Cancr Therapy, Ltd (FACT), formerly called Foundation for Alternative Cancer Therapy, Ltd.
  • International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends
  • International Cancer Association Network (Australia)
  • International Council for Health Freedom
  • National Cancer Research Foundation (New York City)
  • National Foundation for Alternative Medicine
  • National Health Federation
  • Orthomolecular Oncology
  • People Against Cancer
  • Prostate Health Resources (Larry Clapp)
  • Ralph Moss on Cancer
  • Syracuse Cancer Research Institute

Recommended Information Sources

Patient Support

  • [Helping People Cope: A Guide for Families Facing Cancer (1988)]. Published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • [Oncology Mailing Lists]: Active discussions with searchable archives on the general topic of cancer and for more than 20 specific types of cancer. These offer an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other cancer patients. Messages promoting quack methods are sometimes posted. When that happens, they are usually debunked.
  • [Guide for Cancer Supporters]: Appropriate strategies for dealing with cancer. Warning: The "mental welfare" section of Part 2 contains unsubstantiated statements and should be ignored.

Nonrecommended Books

  • Beating Cancer with Nutrition (Michael Quillin, PhD, Rd, 1994)
  • Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth (Phillip Day, 2001)
  • Cancer and Common Sense (Douglas Brodie, MD)
  • Cancer and Its Nutritional Therapies (Richard Passwater, 1978, 1983)
  • Cancer & Nutrition (Charles B. Simone, MD, 1983)
  • Cancer: One Disease, One Cause, One Cure (Mike Thompson, DC)
  • Cancer: Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy (Ross Hauder, MD, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, 2002)
  • Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth (Philip Day, 2000)
  • The Cancer Industry (Ralph W. Moss.1980, 1989).
  • Cancer Therapy (Ralph W. Moss, 1992)
  • Choices in Healing (Michael Lerner, 1994)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care (James S. Gordon, MD, and Sharon Curtin, 2000)
  • Cure for All Cancers (Hulda Clark, 1993)
  • Definitive Guide to Cancer (W. John Diamond, MD, W. Lee Cowden, MD, and Burton Goldberg, 1997)
  • Getting Well Again (O. Carl Simonton, MD, Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, James L. Creighton, 1978)
  • Living Well Naturally (Anthony J. Sattilaro, MD, 1984)
  • B17: Metabolic Therapy in the prevention and control of cancer, a technical manual (Philip Day, 2002)
  • Nutrition: The Cancer Answer II (Maureen Salaman, 1995)
  • Options: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book (Richard Walters, 1993)
  • Prostate Health in 90 Days (Larry Clapp, 1997-2002)
  • Recalled by Life (Anthony J. Sattilaro, MD, 1982)
  • Sharks Don't Get Cancer (I. William Lane, PhD, 1992)
  • [Thee Cancer Cure That Worked!] (Barry Lynes)
  • Third Opinion (John M. Fink, 1988, 1992, 1997)
  • Ultimate Cancer Breakthroughs (Marco Wutzer)
  • When Healing Becomes a Crime (Kenny Ausubel, 2000)
  • World without Cancer (G. Edward Griffin, 1974, 1997)

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