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Factfile: State of Cancer Treatment in the Philippines

SPECIAL REPORT – We should remember that in this day and age, 1/3 of cancers are preventable, and 1/3 are curable. Watch this video to learn more about cancer treatment in the Philippines. Source: http://medicalobserverph.com

Supplements and cancer treatment – what works and what doesn’t

What roles do dietary supplements play in cancer prevention and treatment? What works and what doesn’t? These are the questions that Dr. Ellie May Villegas, vice-president and multimedia committee chairman of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, tried to answer in her presentation about dietary supplements in cancer treatment. Cancer is a dreaded disease and […]

Herbal supplements: What works and what won’t

Not all herbal supplements work and they can even make the health condition of a cancer patient worse. This was what the experts of Philippine Society of Medical Oncologists (PSMO) stressed during a meeting with the local press. Oncologist and PSMO vice president Dr. Ellie May Belarmino-Villegas even stated that more than 80 percent of […]

Probing the cancer therapeutic claims of dietary supplements

PSMO doctors from all over the country work with the FDA to carefully monitor dietary supplements making false claims when it comes to cancer treatment. From left: Drs. Dennis Sacdalan, Felina Adefuin, Maria Karla Ermino, Ma. Noemi Uy, Felycette Gay Lapus, and Emick Villegas; Joyce Cirunay, Florita Moreleja, and Dr. Omid Etamadi.

MANILA, Philippines – Studies show a steady increase in cancer incidence around the world. The top sites for women include breast, cervix, uteri, and lung, while top sites for men include lung, liver, colon/rectum, and prostate. It is important to spread cancer awareness and information to keep the numbers from going up. Of the leading […]

AWARENESS ON CANCER TREATMENT AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

INSIGHTS ON DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS IN CANCER TREATMENT Reported by: Juvy de Guzman Investigating the therapeutic claims of dietary supplements in cancer treatment in the Philippines (PSMO) Steady increase in cancer incidence around the world. The top sites for women include breast, cervix, uteri, and lung, while top sites for men include lung, liver, colon/rectum, and […]

‘Guyabano’ and supplements alone won’t beat cancer, doctors say

A well-informed cancer patient is an empowered patient. But the barrage of often-conflicting information sourced from the Internet can be overwhelming, and deciding which to believe can be paralyzing. Green tea, malunggay oil, vitamin C, guyabano and even red wine are believed to have properties that can cure cancer. How true are the claims? “I […]

INVESTIGATING THE THERAPEUTIC CLAIMS OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS IN CANCER TREATMENT

STUDIES show a steady increase in cancer incidence around the world. The top sites for women include breast, cervix, uteri, and lung, while top sites for men include lung, liver, colon/rectum, and prostate. It is important to spread cancer awareness and information to keep the numbers from going up. Of the leading causes of cancer […]

PSMO CAM position paper

The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology is committed to the optimal care of the Filipino cancer patient.  With the proliferation of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) the Society is issuing the following statements:   Complementary and alternative medicines cannot and should not replace standard of care therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy, systemic/chemotherapy Only supplements with […]