I've been trying to write some articles about cancer, though I doubt they'll ever see the light of day. I'd intended to start one about diet and thought a first approach should look at some of the rather extreme 'alternative' diets. A look at an alternative website had me investigating one of their assertions and led me to look at the immune system, coffee enemas, genes and microbes. I'm continuing such research. I was reminded of something I'd read earlier today while reading a moderator's reply on cancerresearchuk to a cannabis thread.
And assertion was made thus -
"We don’t advise patients to use cannabis oil or any alternative therapies to treat cancer. Standard medical treatments for cancer are all evidence-based so have been tested to see how safe and effective they are. Some “natural” remedies can interfere with medical treatment so it’s really important that patients speak to their doctor before making any decisions."
What I read earlier challenges this assertion by making their own assertion that surgery has never been subject to clinical trials and cannot be proven to be an effective treament. Other than, that is, where a tumour may be interfering with surrounding organs or causing pain. But that's not actually treating or curing the cancer. I think the various surgeries for breast cancer provide some answers concerning efficacy.
It is apparently, now impossible to conduct any such trial, due to ethical considerations.
Now of course, any research that I've seen could be misleading, wrong, or simply misunderstood by me, given my cognitive impairment.
So I'd like to challenge cancerresearchuk to provide any such evidence, to prove that surgery is effective or that it has been scientifically tested, as asserted.
For the avoidance of doubt, I'm not trolling or trying to cast aspertions and I'm unsure of the correct answer. For myself, I'm an advocate of following conventional treatment, for me, and have no wish to persuade anybody to any point of view or advocate any treatment for anybody else.
I've found cancerresearchuk to be a valuable website and organisation and I hope this question can be answered in the spirit it is asked.