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Alternative therapies

Most cancer patients try herbs, vitamins, or other untested treatments in search of relief, or even a cure. Now, scientists are figuring out which ones might really work.

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / June 11, 2007

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Doctors used to toss cancer treatments like ginseng tea into the category of "unproved remedies" along with faith healing and laetrile, the now-discredited medicine made from apricot pits that can cause severe poisoning. But the medical profession's disdain didn't stop most cancer patients from trying a wide array of these alternative treatments in their desperate hope for a cure, or ... (Full article: 1105 words)

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