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What is the success or failure rate of traditional cancer treatments?

Hi i am working on a journalism project for a class on a new cancer treatment. I ve been told that with traditional cancer treatments the medicine often does not reach the cell. In your experience what is the success/ failure rate of traditional treatments? Also how much of a difference would a treatment that can deliver the medicine directly to the cell make to your patients?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Hi there, Traditional cancer medicines are harmful in many ways. They cause delay in people seeking modern treatment. Even if one starts on treatment , they may stop it believing in traditional treatment methods etc. Once the cancer progresses beyond any cure and patients suffer in pain etc, they return to hospitals and then its too late for modern medicine to offer anything but pain relief and palliative care. The traditional cancer doctors are usually very nice talkers and give plenty of time and listen to patients and more or less play with vulnerable patients emotions and then once they fail they put the blame back on the patients for not doing things exactly according to their instructions etc.... Also people are cheated financially in the process. Any person advertising alternative or traditional methods and claiming cure should be prosecuted. Why people dont go for traditional medicine when they meet a traffic accident or heart attack?? why only for cancer????Have you thought about it? Regards
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