Alternative treatments are used instead of conventional cancer treatment.

They claim to cure or slow the growth of cancer. These are scientifically unproven and if used instead of conventional treatment can cause serious problems and allow the cancer to spread. People who use alternative therapies without conventional treatment are more likely to die.

Using only alternative treatments instead of conventional cancer treatment is not recommended.

Do alternative treatments help?

Alternative therapists will offer alternative treatments instead of conventional cancer treatment.

Some examples of alternative therapies are megavitamin therapy, diets that claim to treat cancer, coffee enemas, apricot kernels and alkaline water. These products can be harmful.

People promoting alternative medicines claim they will cure your cancer or work better than your conventional cancer treatment.

There is no scientific evidence to support or prove these claims are true.

Last updated: March 30, 2022