CQ55. Are Alternate Therapies Effective for Thyroid Carcinoma?

  • Minoru Fujimori
  • Hisato Hara
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui


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.


Breast Carcinoma Thyroid Carcinoma Scientific Knowledge Standard Therapy Medical Specialist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimori
    • 1
  • Hisato Hara
    • 2
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Breast SurgeryTokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical CenterAmimachi, InashikigunJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Clinical Science, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic and Thyroid SurgeryTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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