Cancer and complementary medicine do not mix

Complementary or alternative medicine is a controversial topic. On the one hand, it is extremely popular for people who feel that they need more options for their healthcare, or that the traditional medical system has failed them. On the other, most complementary medicines have, at best, very limited evidence that they do anything for your health at all.

As Tim Minchin infamously said: “ Do you know what they call alternative medicine that’s been proved to work? Medicine.”

When it comes to diseases where modern medicine fails, complementary medicine is understandable. If…

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