Surviving against all odds: Analysis of 6 case studies of patients with cancer who followed the Gerson therapy

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Abstract

A considerable number of patients with cancer have used or are using the Gerson therapy, an alleged anticancer metabolic diet. However, there is almost no scientific support for this regimen. Hence, the present case review study of 6 patients with metastatic cancer who used the Gerson therapy aims at critically evaluating each case to derive some valid interpretations of its potential effect. All 6 cases had a cancer diagnosis with poor prognosis. Despite the presence of some confounding variables, it seems that the Gerson regimen has supported patients to some extent both physically and psychologically. More scientific attention needs to be directed to this area so that patients can practice safe and appropriate therapies that are based on evidence rather than anecdotes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-88
Number of pages9
JournalIntegrative Cancer Therapies
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alternative medicine
  • Alternative therapy
  • Cancer
  • Complementary medicine
  • Gerson diet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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