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BRISK WALKING PEOPLE who choose conventional treatments for cancer — such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment — are likely to live longer than those who opt for alternative medicine only, according to a study.
It’s rare for people in Ireland or other countries to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis.
More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. The new study does apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. It was carried out by Yale School of Medicine in the US. Overall, 78pc of people having conventional treatment survived at least five years, compared to only 55pc of people who had alternative treatment alone.