CANCER may still not be fully curable, but researchers have been making ground with increasingly effective treatment options in recent decades. However, some sufferers of curable forms are still choosing to try alternative remedies, which a new study has found could dramatically increase your risk of death.
Within 20 years three-quarters of people are expected to survive a cancer diagnosis if clinical improvements continue at their current rate, according to research by Cancer Research UK released last year.
Despite the advances in treatment options, many people are still choosing to try alternative remedies to cure – or alleviate – the condition.
However, a new study has revealed that doing so could make matters worse.
Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that treating cancer with alternative medicine more than doubles your risk of dying.
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