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Actress dies of cancer after choosing traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy
 

Actress dies of cancer after choosing traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy

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The death of a young Chinese actress from lymphoma after choosing to undergo TCM treatment instead of chemotherapy puts the spotlight back on the validity of traditional medicine.
 
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27 Sep 2016 - General
 
Traditional Chinese medicine is really far from those in the Western type of practice. There is a minimal percentage of cancer survivors, let us face reality. It could have been just that if the actress haven't prolonged to undergo chemotherapy, ...
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In the area of evidence based medicine, the treatment offered to treat any kind of medical condition should really has supporting evidence for its use. Depend on the type of cancer and stage of cancer, some of the chemotherapy (together with +/- surg...
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Ms Xu Ting chose to treat her cancer using TCM. She has paid her price. Was it foolish or wise? Who is to tell? Either way, she would die sooner or later, whichever therapy was used. It was a matter of time. Remission is a period for any patient t...
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That's just sad. I agree with Alex Ngai that discrediting one school of medicine for treatment of potentially fatal illnesses is foolish. TCM can be very helpful but with diseases with ...
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Traditional Chinese medicine is very different to Western medicine. It is a complex system. So it is very difficult for western doctors to test whether it works for treating or preventing cancer. It is even more difficult to test TCM using randomised...
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I have sadly seen patients who would've lived longer or even survived their cancer if they didn't delay chemo due using TCM instead. Alex Ngai: Many do have that misconception about...
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In cases of fast-progressing diseases like cancer, it's hard to see how TCM, which is slow acting, can help. TCM is great in treating the root of a problem, but when the symptoms are deadly, making it the only means of defence is, sadly, lacking,...
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A doctor whom I met recently told me something about patients' misconceptions about chemotherapy and radiotherapy: many people still have an image from 10 years ago of cancer patients suffering in great pain from chemotherapy or radiotherapy trea...
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