CQ55. Are Alternate Therapies Effective for Thyroid Carcinoma?
There are many alternate therapies for carcinoma patients in foreign countries and Japan. In foreign countries, the aims of alternate therapies are generally to reduce adverse events and pain associated with standard therapies and to diminish psychological anxiety. However, in Japan, they are usually adopted with the expectation of directly suppressing carcinoma progression and life prolongation. The problems are that most patients utilize such therapies based on the recommendation of advertising in the media or people around patients without collecting adequate information or consulting medical specialists. Medical specialists must address such issues and need to have scientific knowledge regarding alternate therapies.
KeywordsBreast Carcinoma Thyroid Carcinoma Scientific Knowledge Standard Therapy Medical Specialist