Complementary Therapies for Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

by Ben L. Pfeifer and Bernhard Aeikens
Date: Feb 2006
Publication: Positive Health / UK health magazine
Target Audience: Practitioners & general public

There is an ever-increasing demand for complementary therapies by patients with prostate cancer. Often, patients expectations of such treatments are too high. In particular, complementary Treatment cannot replace the potentially curative methods such as radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy.

During the early stages of the disease, when cancer growth is still confined to the prostate, complementary Treatments are primarily intended to enhance recognized standard therapy practices. During the hormone refractory stage of the disease, however, complementary Treatment has gained significance due to ist low toxicity.

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