Cancer is an umbrella term for a class of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell reproduction. There are different types of cancer affecting different types of tissues, though a cancer may spread (metastasise) to other tissues other than those in which it originated. Cancer may be treated medically with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Cancer sucks. The people who seek to profit from desperate cancer patients and their families by offering fake "cures" also suck.
Due to the fear inspired by the disease, its victims are especially susceptible to charlatans. The number of quack treatments of cancer grows much more quickly than the number of real treatments. Purveyors of quackery are not limited to treatments tested scientifically, which significantly speeds the marketing process.
|“||Because cancer and other forms of deformities are the results of the curse of sin, I believe that scientists are probably wasting their time in trying find cures. In the end, their efforts will either amount to nothing or they will invoke God's wrath.||”|
 Alternative Therapies
There is a fine line between holistic medicine and woo. If offered in support of standard medical care, and with the doctor's approval, things like massage, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation have been shown scientifically to have a calming effect, a restorative effect, and a level of pain management for such chronic illnesses. Even things completely without actual benefit, like crystals, remote prayer, or magnets might help a patient be more calm, and they can do no harm.
The danger is when Alternative Therapies turn into woo. Look out for people telling you they "cure" you with their alternative therapies. Question how much they are charging for the services - is it a job, or are they profiting on your pain? Most importantly, anyone advising you not tell your doctor about the "treatment" or that you should do the "treatment" against doctor's orders -- or the single worst, that you forgo modern medicine for the "treatment" -- should be instantly decried.
 Quack cancer treatments
- Cansema or Black Salve
- Color therapy
- Faith healing
- Kabbalah water
- Kombucha tea
- Lemonade Diet
- Oxygen therapy i.e. hydrogen peroxide and ozone
- New German Medicine
- Shark cartilage
- Shiitake mushroom