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Could chemo for late-stage cancer patients do more harm than good?

by , 26 July 2013

When you're being treated for cancer, more specifically late-stage cancer, you're looking for a miracle. In seeking that miracle, you put your trust in modern medicine. But could that trust be misplaced? Read on to find out why chemo may compromise your health if you're already in the later stages of cancer.

It’s disheartening to know that medical treatment that’s meant to make you feel better could actually harm you!

That’s what researchers have found about chemotherapy for patients who are in the later stages of cancer.

Chemo could compromise your health if you’re already in the later stages of cancer

US researchers at the University of Chicago recently looked at medical and pharmaceutical claims from patients with late-stage colon cancer treated between 2007 and 2010, writes Andrew Mille in Nutrition & Healing.

They found that one in eightof those patients were given drugs that would never help them, but could actually cause them harm.

Of the three specific treatments at which the researchers looked, one had insufficient data to support using it, the second wasn’t supported by any data and one had actually been shown to be ineffective.

Researchers concluded that patients shouldn’t be subjected to the risk, ill effects and cost of ‘often quite toxic chemotherapy’ with treatments that aren’t showing any benefit.

If your cancer is at a late-stage, it may be worth it to talk to your doctor about other options that may be safer for you.

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