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Unproven and disproven cancer treatments

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You have been referred to this page from a page which includes a treatment which is either unproven, or proven not to work.

We focus on treatments for which there is clear scientific evidence. We do not have the time or energy to discuss these hundreds of other 'treatments'. You must find another online group for these unproven, or proven not to work, treatments.

There is a link to a list of more than a hundred treatments which are unproven or proven not to work at the bottom of this page.


If the page you came from had a code, there may be a summary of the evidence under that heading.

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An alternative treatment which The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the U.S tested several times. Their testing found that it had no anti cancer effects, except that one study in 2006 found that when it was added to breast cancer cells in test tubes, it stimulated the cancer cells to grow.


It may slow down the rate at which your body breaks drugs down. This can mean that some drugs will be more potent or that their effects last longer in your body. The case report suggests that it may block liver enzymes called cytochrome p450. These enzymes are important in getting some cancer drugs out of your system.


Code Unproven1

Cannabis – Used as a recreational and medicinal drug. Chemicals derived from cannabis have been extensively researched for potential anti-cancer effect and while there has been much laboratory work, claims that cannabis has been proven to cure cancer are – according to Cancer Research UK – "highly misleading".[57] The US National Cancer Institute notes "Cannabis is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any cancer-related symptom or side effect of cancer therapy.


List of unproven and disproven cancer treatments

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproven_and_disproven_cancer_treatments

PDF: List of unproven and disproven cancer treatments - Wikipedia.pdf

May not be as up-to-date as on Wiki.


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