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 former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at