CANCERactive is Britain´s Number 1 Complementary and Integrative cancer charity - some people call us an Holistic or Integrated Cancer Charity (and even cancer active!)
Empowering people to make better personal choices
Our aim is to EMPOWER people to increase their personal odds of beating cancer; to be able to take more control over their own lives and their own treatment and to make more informed, personal choices about their cancer treatment options. We do this by providing ALL the information, not just on orthodox cancer treatments, but on complementary and integrative cancer therapies too. We aim to do this in an objective, balanced way and we take absolutely no money from any provider of any treatment.
We believe cancer can be cured or at least held in remission today (CLICK HERE), but that it is naive to believe one single ´treatment´ - drug, vitamin, alternative therapy, whatever - could cure a cancer on its own (CLICK HERE). We believe that the best way forward for people touched by cancer is to build tailored complementary and integrative medicine ´programmes´, to raise their personal odds of survival to levels significantly above the norm - by using the best of the best (CLICK HERE).
The Cancer magazine on the web
You will find this website different - we are a cancer magazine on the web. Virtually everything published here first appeared in icon magazine (Integrative Cancer and Oncology News) so was available free in over 640 cancer centres, hospitals and health information libraries in the UK. The whole of Britain´s Medical Profession have been able to vet every article!
Patient Testimonials and comment
"As a GP with breast cancer, I would like to pass on my thanks for the excellent resources you are providing at CANCERactive. I discovered your website and icon magazine 6 months into my diagnosis, and wish I had known about it sooner. Your magazine and website is the only reliable resource of its kind in the UK, and is so badly needed. I would highly recommend you to anyone with cancer." (Letter of the month, May 2013. To read more CLICK HERE).
Over a hundred cancer experts, oncologists and doctors have contributed articles to this site. There is also a Medical Board including Professors and Doctors specialising in oncology to handle comments. Every penny we raise goes to providing information to help people beat cancer, but then our Trustees and our management take no remuneration for the work they do. How many cancer charities can say that?
No Vested Interests
CANCERactive Trustees and management take no remuneration for the work they do; we do not receive funds directly or indirectly from large corporations such as pharmaceutical companies, nor from any owner of a treatment appearing on this website, and so this site is truly independent with no vested interests and based on the research that is available, interpreted in a balanced way.
The Patients´ Champion
And so you will find this website often provides research and evidence-based views that often question the accuracy or wisdom of the orthodox medical status quo, even ´exposing´ some of the self-perpetuating myths. We don´t do this for any other reason than having the patients´ best interests at heart. In the UK, we are repeatedly told we are the ´Patients´ Champion´.
Look also for our new CANCERactive patient group website - go to the cancer chat room, post a question, enter a discussion, tell your story. It´s the ultimate support group!
To go to our complementary therapies section click here
To go to our new and ´alternative´ treatments section click here
To go to our orthodox Cancer section:
Click here for surgery
Click here for radiotherapy
Click here for chemotherapy
Click here to find a drug
To go to our cancer prevention home page click here
To read about some of our cancer survivors click here
To read our letters pages click here
To find a support group near you click here
A note of caution
We believe this site, because it is so comprehensive, offers you just about everything you need to know to help you beat cancer!
We are an information-only site presenting you with information that is already available in the public domain; we do not give advice even though our patrons and advisors number Professors, Doctors and experts in many fields. The provision of information on the website does not constitute our recommendation or endorsement of that information or its provider.
At the heart of this web site is Cancer Watch covering research from the very top cancer centres all over the world. We use its information in every article we write.
Whilst we pride ourselves on being evidence-based, we have to rely on the quality and presentation of the research. You may be aware, for example, of several drugs where the original research was not presented accurately, side-effects ignored and so on, eventually leading to the withdrawal of those drugs several years later.
Clearly then we are reliant on the research expertise and honesty of others. Cancer is a serious disease. Over 5,000 people come to this site a day for a vast array of reasons and with very different personal needs. Readers must consult with experts and specialists in the appropriate medical field before taking, or refraining from taking, action. Visitors to this site should always seek specialist medical advice and notify that specialist of any actions they propose to take as a result of reading this site. The Trustees, Patrons, writers or contributors to this site are not liable for the consequences of any action, or lack of action, that is taken by the readers as a result of information contained anywhere in this site. Such action is taken entirely at the reader´s own risk. Please do not read on if you do not accept this position.
It is only responsible of us to tell you to consult your personal medical advisor at all times. We would also add that if you feel we have detailed something incorrectly and/or you can provide hard research evidence that would lead to other conclusions, we will be happy to make the appropriate changes.
CANCERactive. Intelligent Information. Independent Voice.