Anti-Cancer Medicine Newberry SC

If you swallow echinacea at the first sign of a cold, visit an acupuncturist for that nagging pain in your knee, or say “energy healing” without giggling, you’re probably the type of person who would search high and low for an alternative to chemotherapy should the word “cancer” ever escape your doctor’s lips. But in this case, sticking only with alternative therapies may cost you your life.

Harit Suwanrusme, MD
(843) 792-4271
PO Box 250623
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chulalongkorn Univ, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kevin Paul McRedmond, MD
(843) 434-3533
Blood Disorders Suite 203
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ying Zhu
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John Eric Doster, MD
(864) 224-5765
701 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1991

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Keisuke Shirai
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Kashyap Bhogilal Patel, MD
(803) 329-7772
1583 Health Care Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Municipal Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Tri-County Oncology Assoc

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Dr.Louise Clay
(843) 724-2140
316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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George W Santos, MD
(843) 681-8296
73 Skull Creek Dr Apt B308
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Hayslip
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Laurie Ray Harrell, MD
(843) 797-4571
9330 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Top Cancer-Fighting Supplements

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By Catherine Guthrie

If you swallow echinacea at the first sign of a cold, visit an acupuncturist for that nagging pain in your knee, or say “energy healing” without giggling, you’re probably the type of person who would search high and low for an alternative to chemotherapy should the word “cancer” ever escape your doctor’s lips. But in this case, sticking only with alternative therapies may cost you your life.

There’s no shortage of alternative treatments that combat cancer in one way or another, including several supplements. But according to Timothy Birdsall, a naturopath and vice president of integrative medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in Zion, Illinois, none have been proven effective enough to work on their own. He still recommends chemotherapy, radiation or both for most of the hundreds of patients he sees each year.

But he generally adds some combination of supplements to the mix. They don’t cure the cancer, but some have been proven to impede tumor growth, increase chemotherapy’s effectiveness, or wipe out those cancer cells conventional therapies leave behind. Once treatment is over, they may also help prevent recurrences, says Charlotte Gyllenhaal, a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who studies plants with purported cancer-fighting properties. “Supplements can make the body’s internal environment less hospitable to new tumor growth,” she says.

Below are three of Birdsall’s favorites. All have been shown to promote general anti-cancer activity, meaning they can work against most types of cancer, and all have a low risk of side effects. Of course, it’s important to check with your doctor before tossing a supplement into the mix. Some may interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs or cause other unwanted side effects, like blood thinning.

Melatonin: Not just for zzz’s
Melatonin is a popular sleep aid, but did you know the hormone also scores big when it comes to treating cancer? Its attack is twofold: Not only can melatonin increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy, it may also combat its toxicity, making side effects from the treatment less intense.

In one of the best studies to date on melatonin and cancer, Italian scientists enlisted a group of 100 patients with various types and stages of the disease. Half the volunteers received chemo- therapy; others were treated with chemo along with 20 milligrams of melatonin each night. Immediately and in the years that followed, the melatonin group not only had fewer side effects from their cancer treatment, they also lived longer than the patients who received chemotherapy alone.

Experts know melatonin is a powerful antioxidant, but they haven’t pinpointed exactly how it works against cancer. Some believe the key is melatonin’s double duty as both an antioxidant and a sleep aid. Since chemotherapy patients who slumber soundly have fewer complications than those who don’t, melatonin may encourage good sleep pa...

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