CSN Login
Members Online: 4

Have you tried "alternative" treatment or therapies?

LeslieLand's picture
Posts: 49
Joined: Feb 2012

My husband was diagnosed with DIPG in January 2011. He completed radiotherapy in April 2011. He is currently stable and feeling okay. (His only symptoms were headaches.)

I often look up alternative treatments. We've considered DCA and Ruta 6, but haven't gotten to that point yet. When he was sick/nauseous all the time with radiation, we talked about medicinal marijuana for that, but he's active duty in the military, so that isn't an option. He will be medically retired in a few months, and today I came across some information for marijuana not only treating the nasty side effects of treatments, but also being linked to reducing brain tumors.


I also have a friend who works with therapeutic grade essential oils and she has a family member who uses them in addition to traditional treatments for leukemia. We just started using them. Please let me know if you'd like any information on this. I figure: It can't hurt!

Does anyone have any experience with this or any other alternative treatments?

Thanks for reading this!

Posts: 26
Joined: Apr 2011

I highly recommend:

Surviving Terminal Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell You About
by Ben Williams

Please also see on the web:

Treatment Options for Glioblastomas

by the same author

He is 16 year survivor of brain cancer.

Melatonin and PSK are commonly used alternatives.


Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network