We have a sad but inevitable update to a story from November 2012 regarding alternative treatments. Once again, they fail. No surprise.
She had stopped chemotherapy and radiation for alternative treatments outside the U.S.
As I noted in the original piece “Alternative does not mean “good but ignored by science”, it means they have no basis to work and have never been show to be effective.” Here is more evidence to that effect.
She tried a slew of alternatives: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, ozone treatments, high-dose vitamin C, laetrile, an electro-stimulus device called a Rife machine, magnetic paddles and cannabis oil.
Jeff and Ruthie FitzRandolph said the treatments, aimed at promoting a healthy immune system, were considered less toxic than traditional approaches. They believe the treatments helped Jessi live longer than expected.
Believe whatever, but the medical community disagrees. That is a LOT of time, money and effort wasted on useless stuff. Conventional treatment is not pleasant but it could have given her more life in the long run.
Tip: Whatstheharm.net (Tim Farley)