CancerAlternative Treatment

Tons of Cancer Patients Use Potentially Dangerous Alternative Treatments Without Telling Their Doctors

Use of therapies like herbal supplements for cancer treatment is startlingly common, says a new study.

Woman with cancer meditating on a beach.
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at