Straightforward trustworthy advice for malignant melanoma patients and carers

Frequently Asked Questions: Which alternative treatments work for melanoma?

None. Specifically the following things have not been shown to have any effect on the progress of melanoma in people, and you would be unwise to waste your time and money on them in the hope they might affect the course of melanoma:

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Acai

Antineoplastons

Aspirin

CanCell/Entelev/Cantron/ProtocelI

Canelim

Cellular zeolite

Cell specific cancer therapy

Carotene

Clark's "Cure for All Cancers"

Coenzyme Q10

Diets

Devices

Essiac

Fresh cell therapy / Live cell therapy/Cellular therapy

Gerson Method

Greek cancer cure

Green Tea

Hoxsey Treatment 

Hyperoxygenation therapy/Biooxidative therapy/Oxidative therapy

Fish Oil

Fruit/Vegetable/Grass Juices (any)

Immuno-augmentative therapy

Iscador

Issels treatment

Kelley/Gonzalez metabolic therapy

Laetrile

Livingston-Wheeler regimen

Macrobiotics 

Metabolic therapy

Modified citrus pectin

Nasalcrom (cromolyn sodium)

Noni

Pau d'arco

Pineapple

Psychic surgery

Psychologic methods

Revici cancer control/ Lipid therapy/Biologically guided chemotherapy

Rocket fuel treatment/Hydrazine sulphate

Selenium

Shark cartilage

Tian xian

Turmeric

Visualisation

Vitacor

Vitamins (any)

Zinc

Further reading: CRUK

Further reading: Quackwatch

 

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