Event Title

The Alternative Appeal

Presenter Information

Courtney DeRoo, Providence College

Location

Slavin Center

Start Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

End Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

Description

For decades, Americans expressed dissatisfaction with conventional cancer treatments. I examine the appeal of biological alternatives to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for patients with cancer. The limited effectiveness and side effects of many conventional cancer therapies led many patients to pursue a variety of unconventional therapies. To improve the quality of care for cancer patients, "mainstream" providers must better understand, and even collaborate with, alternative practitioners.

 
Apr 24th, 12:00 AM Apr 24th, 12:00 AM

The Alternative Appeal

Slavin Center

For decades, Americans expressed dissatisfaction with conventional cancer treatments. I examine the appeal of biological alternatives to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for patients with cancer. The limited effectiveness and side effects of many conventional cancer therapies led many patients to pursue a variety of unconventional therapies. To improve the quality of care for cancer patients, "mainstream" providers must better understand, and even collaborate with, alternative practitioners.