Quackery is not Victimless. Come on you knew it. Now here is the hard data.
1. Cancer patients who use complementary or alternative medicine have higher risk of death because they are more likely to skip other parts of their treatment
2. Cancer patients who use complementary therapies may be more likely to shun conventional treatments and risk their chances of survival, research suggests.
A study of 1,290 patients in the US found people who received such therapies often refused life-saving care such as chemotherapy or surgery.
Fewer of them survived five years after starting treatment compared to those on standard care, researchers found.
3. Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds. Complementary therapies may sound good, but they don't cure cancer.