Cancer has become a scary word for many people.
It is a disease that seems insurmountable despites billions spent on medical research.
There are basically 2 types of cancer treatment.
Modern medicine is guided by evidence-based findings where only proven methods are used.
Complementary methods are based on testimonies, case reports and studies that do not comply with evidence-based medicine standards (such as adequate sample size, representative, randomised, controlled, double-blind and cross over studies). It does mean that the method does not work. The lack of evidence simply means it remains to be proven.
Both methods are used by most cancer patients.
Both methods have yet to achive significant results.
My view to cancer patients and family members coming to see me: understand the situation holistically (physical, environmental, mental, and spiritual) and respect the decision of the patient to decide the treatment method.
As more Malaysians and asians adopting the an unhealthy fast-food diet, the future scenario is likely to be more cases of cancer with longer survival.
Take care, my friends.