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#142940 - 11/15/11 02:07 PM Hospitals doing complementary medicine for $$$
Charm2017 Offline
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Stage IV BOT T3N2M0 HPV 16+
2007:72GY IMRT(40) 8 ERBITUX No PEG
2008:CANCER BACK Salvage Surgery
25GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin
Apaghia /G button
2012: CANCER BACK -left tonsilar fossa
40GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin

Passed away 4-29-13

#142944 - 11/15/11 06:36 PM Re: Hospitals doing complementary medicine for $$$ [Re: Charm2017]
Gary Offline
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Like it or not, the medical industry is market driven so it doesn't surprise me that hospitals are offering alternative Tx - after all, they too want their share of the $38B alternative Tx business pie.

I have serious problems with the ethics and morality of this. Especially when CCC's get involved like, Mayo Clinic. It appears to validate it with the science to back it up.

I have to retract my last statement about the Mayo Clinic Alternative Therapy. They have cleaned up the site considerably since I visited last. It is much more in line with current science.


Edited by Gary (11/15/11 06:59 PM)
Gary Allsebrook
Dx 11/22/02, SCC, 6 x 3 cm Polypoid tumor, rt tonsil, Stage III/IVA, T3N0M0 G1/2
Tx 1/28/03 - 3/19/03, Cisplatin ct x2, IMRT, bilateral, with boost, x35(69.96Gy)
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