Home > Books > Alternative Treatment for Cancer
Alternative Treatment for Cancer
View PDF

Alternative Treatment for Cancer

Publication Year: 2007
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Leung, Ping-Chung
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
ISBN: 978-9-812-70929-5
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 73
  • Description
  • Details

Reveals the practice of cancer treatment using herbs from all over the world, including China, India and Japan

Cancer treatment has enjoyed half a century of healthy development, relying mainly on surgery, cytotoxic therapy and radiation. Achievements and successes are well reflected in the longer survival period and better quality of life. Nonetheless, cancer still spreads locally, recurs, metastasizes and remains one of the top killers.

Instead of concentrating on cancer removal, it has become obvious that supportive measures are also important. These include the means to improve quality of life during treatment and to contain tumor growth. To this end, herbal medicine appears to offer holistic support via as yet unknown pathways.

This book provides comprehensive information about the herbs commonly used, the logic of using the herbs, some of the mechanisms of action and other means of palliative treatment. While cancer victims have a thirst for choosing their own supplementary treatment, health providers have a duty to explain to them the justifications and the options.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Leung, Ping-Chung
  • ISBN: 978-9-812-70929-5
  • Specialty:
    Chinese Herbal Medicine
    Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 384
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2007
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 73

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education. Uncover evidence-based literature and the latest scientific advancements that support patient treatment and lead to more cost-effective and higher quality care.
JOTM
Maternity and Infant Care A key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support their research, practice, and study requirements.
JOTM
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Peer reviewed and evidence-based, AJN is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. Considered the profession’s premier journal with numerous awards for excellence in editing and dissemination, including several award-winning series.
JOTM
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, provides thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 11th Edition
A classic nursing reference, the fully updated 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care.

Lippincott Visual Nursing: A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments, 3rd Edition
This colorful book for practicing nurses and nursing students provides a unique approach to learning important clinical concepts and techniques.