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"Alternatives in Cancer Therapy"  
by Rose Pelton, R. Ph. and Lee Overholser, Ph.D.


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Excerpts from chapters:

  1. Gerson Therapy

  2. Hoxey Treatment

  3. The Kelley Program

  4. 714-X

  5. Laetrile

  6. Vitamin C Therapy

  7. Germanium 132

  8. Hydrazine Sulfate

  9. Cantrone - Cancell - Entelev

  10. Clodronate

  11. H2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide

  12. Ozone Therapy

  13. Selenium

  14. Beta Carotene

  15. Shark Cartilage

  16. Shark Liver Oil

  17. Urea

  18. Antineoplastons - Burzynski

  19. Isoprinosine

  20. Misteltoe Iscador

  21. IMMUNO-AUGMENTATIVE THERAPY

  22. Chaparral

  23. Pau d'arco - lapacho

  24. Livingston-Wheeler Therapy

  25. Vegetarian Diets

  26. Macrobiotics

  27. Dr. Budwig Diet

  28. Coenzyme Q10

  29. Essiac Tea

 

Book Review: 

Alternatives in Cancer Therapy by Rose Pelton, R. Ph. and Lee Overholser, Ph.D.

Reviewed by Susan Claymon

Constantly being aware of new information is an important factor in becoming an empowered breast cancer patient. Here is another book of great value when you hear about an alternative or complementary cancer treatment and want to know more. "Alternatives in Cancer Therapy" does a thorough job of reviewing a number of current therapies.

In the beginning of the book, the authors state, "Traditional cancer therapy is like a war. The tumor is the enemy. The patient's body is the battleground. The weapons used to attack are chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. In alternative approaches, cancer is seen as originating in problems with metabolism, biochemistry and the immune system, which are making the tumor." They believe that though alternative therapies are sometimes used alone, the best approach is to use them in conjunction with traditional therapies. These complementary treatments emphasize the need to strenghten the immune system and improve the overall health of I the patient. This is the value of a patient-centered approach.

Some of the regimens explored are shark cartilage, Gerson therapy, antineoplastons (Burzynski), selenium, beta carotene, the Hoxsey treatment, vitamins C and E, germanium, the Livingston-Wheeler treatment, etc. For each topic, the authors present background information, reports on clinical studies (with references cited), dosage information, and a discussion of side effects and toxicity. Their data would be a good first start in investigating a given therapy; then by researching the original articles listed in the source section, more detailed information could be acquired.

There is a short discussion of psychological aspects of cancer and the mind-body connection. But the book devotes only three sentences to a mention of the toxins in our environment that impact our health. These topics should have been greatly expanded to be of more benefit to patients who are investigating complementary treatments.

This book makes the point that "knowledge is our greatest ally in the fight against cancer. By knowing the full range of choices and options available, people can aggressisvely take charge of their own health and healing."

"Alternatives in Cancer Therapy" by Rose Pelton, R. Ph. and Lee Overholser, Ph.D.

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