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I have heard rumblings about this disturbing practice, and still find it a difficult pill to swallow that it is acceptable to call a patient and deliver such a devastating diagnosis by phone. During my years in medical school, this type of notification was simply unthinkable.




A 2017 study reported in the media determined cancer patients that used alternative therapies were five times more likely to die, in comparison to those who received conventional therapy. How could this be true, I wondered, considering my long-term experience with cancer patients—then it occurred to me to read the study’s fine print. This is yet another apple comparison to oranges that is quite concerning and misguiding.

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