Onco-surgeon, head of the Oncology Department of the MS "Dobrobut" Kirill Burmich noted in an exclusive comment for Health 24, classical medicine does not recommend the use of alternative treatment methods.
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That's because modern science is based on evidence-based medicine. In order for any treatment method to apply in practice, he must first undergo clinical trials and prove his effectiveness.
I do not recommend alternative treatment methods, – oncologist
The oncologist confirms that he does not know clinical studies that would prove the effectiveness of non-traditional methods of treatment. However, an important factor for successful treatment is the patient's hope that he will be saved.
Oncologist Kirill Burmich “If a patient believes in a certain method and he does not harm his health, we have no right to prohibit his use. I do not recommend alternative treatment methods. However, if I find out that the patient is using them and prohibiting it, he will continue anyway, but no longer telling me about it, which is even worse. ”
According to the doctor, it is therefore necessary to speak frankly with the patient, to discuss all the issues and risks that may arise when combined with traditional methods of treatment in oncology, which have proven to be effective. This is necessary so that the patient knows what the essence of the treatment is, how safe the drugs are, and so on.
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