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Use the form below to either edit an existing Pseudoscience term or to add a new entry. Beneath the form is an example of the format. As you can see we want to keep it short, but concise and definitive. Please provide hyperlinks to all outside sources that are used, preferably from High factual/Pro Science type sources. Your submission will be reviewed/edited and added per our discretion.

Alternative Cancer Treatments

Definition: Refers to cancer treatments that are not supported by traditional medicine. Some examples are superfoods cure cancer, alkaline diets cure cancer, certain herbs, or vitamins can cure cancer. There are numerous other examples, but the bottom line is there simply is not a natural miracle cure for cancer.

Reasoning: According to the American Cancer Society, some alternative or complementary therapies may be dangerous or even deadly. For example, “Delaying surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or other traditional treatment by using an alternative therapy can allow cancer to grow and spread to other parts of the body.” There are hundreds of examples that claim to cure or prevent cancer in which all are pseudoscience or false. The list can be found here.

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Conclusion: There is no such thing as alternative cancer treatments. While some alternative methods may reduce symptoms associated with cancer there are no natural cures or preventions for cancer. Finally, seeking alternative treatments can be dangerous if it causes a delay in traditional medical treatment. 

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