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Originally posted by yorkshirelad
My partner is fully qualified practioner of Aromatherapy, Reiki and Reflexology. as such she probably knows far more about natural remedies than every person on ATS. She is also a research nurse and as such knows more about established medicines than people on ATS. She does not hold back on medical matters and questions all that is going on.
She has breast cancer and she is taking chemo, so all you ignorant naysayers think about that.
I have at least two relatives who would be dead now without chemo.
Originally posted by karen61560
reply to post by Chai_An
Wrong. Your examples only give choices of life or death. The OP needs to refrain from discouraging treatment for people for whom chemo offers the only choice and chance at life. Not all cancers can be cut out. Lukemia comes to mind.
you mean like the medical community likes to pump type 2 diabetics full of insulin and say eat what ever you want, even though there have been studies done that show low carb diets basically cure type 2 diabetes
the article is incredibly misleading and rephrases the article that it cites which in itself is not very scientific or informative of the actual study.
" The result paves the way for research into new, improved treatment, said Nelson. "For example, an antibody to WNT16B, given with chemotherapy, may improve responses (kill more tumor cells)," he said in an email exchange. "Alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy." Read more"
they dont even suggest that chemotherapy is bad, just that it can be improved on.
Here is one of the actual studieshere is one of the actual studies, if you want to spend money to actually learn WTF is going on with the study rather than a 'news' article that is really just looking for impressions and views for money
"What this means, for all intents and purposes, is that the entire process of chemotherapy is completely worthless, and is actually highly detrimental for cancer patients. Learn more" ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE IN ANY STUDIES THAT THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT IS THAT STATED OR IMPLIED
The scare quote at the end admits that it is taken out of context:
"Whatever manipulations we're doing to tumors can inadvertently do something to increase the tumor numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day," admitted Dr. Raghu Kalluri, author of a similar study published last year in the journal Cancer Cell. This particular study found that cancer drugs, which are typically pushed alongside chemotherapy, cause tumors to metastasize.