Expert information on complementary cancer therapies and the latest ´alternative´ cancer treatments, not just orthodox cancer treatment.
CANCERactive is a very different charity. Our aim is to help you increase your personal odds of beating cancer by providing you with information - ALL the information - not just on orthodox cancer treatments but on complementary therapies and the latest ´alternative´ cancer therapies too.
We want to empower you, allowing you to make more infomed personal choices to prevent and treat cancer. So in this section we cover:
* All the cancers - from breast cancer to lung cancer.
* All the cancer treatments - from orthodox cancer treatments like cancer drugs, radiotherapy and surgery to new alternative cancer treatments like HIFU, localised hyperthermia, Virotherapy, Dendritic cell therapy, Photodynamic Therapy and complementary cancer therapies like acupuncture, diet, exercise and yoga. After all, the American Cancer Society in May 2012 issued a report concluding that since 2006 there has been an ´explosion´ in research on complementary therapies and there is ´overwhelming´ evidence that diet, exercise and weight control are three complementary therapies that can ´increase survival times´ and even ´prevent a cancer returning´. You will find research evidence like this in our cancer research centre, Cancer Watch.
* Cancer Prevention: We link you to the biggest coverage of potential cancer causes in the UK - they may still be maintaining or driving your cancer right now if you have one. We adopt The Precautionary Principle (that where there is expert evidence expressing concern, we will tell you so you can make your own mind up on how to prevent cancer).
* We meet, and learn from, Cancer Survivors: You can read real stories, by real cancer patients who became cancer survivors on how they beat cancer in our Living Proof section.
* And we will tell you all about the very latest cancer news with cancer facts from research all around the world in our unique Cancer Watch research centre. (Want to receive the very latest, cancer news? Then sign up to receive our e Newsletter; enter your e mail address in the box on the left.)
* On this web site you can even find the UK cancer Support Group nearest to where you live.
Our aim, quite simply, is to provide you with Everything you need to know to help you beat cancer. We even have a best selling book by this title.
But we dont stop there!
Building you the best possible cancer treatment programme
Over 50 professors of oncology have contributed to the articles on this site. We also have a medical board of doctors and oncology experts and specialist experts in complementary therapies. Our aim is to help you build a really effective holistic, or integrative, or integrated cancer programme tailored to your personal circumstances and needs.
That´s why we have created the unique ACTIVE8 PROGRAMME (click here to go to it) as a ´Do-it-yourself´ guide. It is clear to us that you need to be determined, disciplined and thorough to beat cancer. But research is quite clear: Using effective and relevant complementary therapies around your core medicine can significantly improve your personal odds of survival and even prevent a cancer returning (American Cancer Society 2012 Report).
For people who do not have the time, or inclination to trawl the internet, there is an excellent alternative: Spend an hour talking with Chris Woollams. He´s not a doctor and he doesn´t give advice. But he has seen more research studies across his desk in the last ten years and can short circuit the whole information process. He can help you make better decisions, and more-informed personal choices. Call 0300 365 3015 to start the process.
To read more about talking with Chris Woollams CLICK HERE.
The research, the evidence and the facts are all here on this web site - in a unique, easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and use, magazine-style format. In many cases you will find the latest ´alternative´ treatments imn an interview with one of Britain or America´s top oncologists. The articles come from our unique magazine, icon, which can be found free in over 600 UK hospitals, cancer centres and health libraries. Or you can have it delivered to your UK address. It is essential reading.
We also check and recheck the science, the information and the clinical trials, ensuring you get the real facts in an objective, unbiased way with no vested interests clouding our coverage. Just go to Cancer Watch and you are certain to find some piece of research that can help you.
We are an ´Information Charity´. We do not intend to give advice. Everything we publish is already in the public domain and what you do with the information is your business.
Our Mission - improving your personal odds of survival
This "mission" all started because my 22 year-old daughter was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given barely 6 months to live. We both had science degrees - I had even studied cancer research - so we went on a massive information hunt to find out just what might really be able to help her - the best of the orthodox, the best of the complementary therapies, the best of the alternative treatments. We needed hard cancer facts, cancer treatments supported by quality research. Catherine lived nearly 8 times longer than predicted - and this 2000 page site is part of her legacy; it is produced largely by unpaid volunteers who just want to help you, and thousands like you.
We regularly receive over 2800 visitors a day - last week we had 12,600 in just two days!
The Truth is that there is so much information out there that can help you in your fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society in its report on complementary therapies stated that, since 2006, there had been an explosion in research into complementary therapies, and that there was overwhelming evidence that diet, exercise and weight control could keep you cancer free and increase your survival!!!
Many US experts now believe you can increase your odds of "survival" by as much as 50 - 60 per cent by building an Integrative Treatment Programme like our ACTIVE8 PROGRAMME (click here to access the page). This site will save you six months hard work, and help you do just that. You can even go to Cancer - your First 15 steps? to start your thinking process. OUR TIP? Aim to cover all the bases; be thorough and self-disciplined. There is so much you can do to help yourself.
The magazine on the web
It is important to understand that we have never intended to be some science reference guide. We started life as a magazine - it tried to bring cancer out of the closet, in a lively, bright and inspiring way. In the last three magazines oncologists from America, the UK and elsewhere have contributed most of the articles. We are now taken by over 640 cancer centres. We helped the Royal Marsden with a clinical trial recruitment and they, along with Christies, Addenbrooks and the rest take our magazine (icon) and distribute it free to patients. This website just has the articles that have appeared in icon since day 1. Articles from oncologists are often personal views. Since there is no single defined treatment for, say, prostate cancer, you can expect to get several views!
Start - Click "Your Cancer" on the left to go to your individual cancer where you will find an in-depth article covering everything from symptoms and diagnosis to orthodox and complementary treatment options; or click on "Prevention" to look at what factors might have caused your cancer - and what might still be maintaining it. We believe it is important to cut out anything that might still be harming your body, and boost your own immune system; it makes sense, doesnt it?
You will find in-depth articles covering everything from symptoms and diagnosis to orthodox and complementary treatment options
Under Treatments you will find the 4 Pillars of Cancer, our highly acclaimed review of the biggest influences and drivers of your cancer. Things you can really take action on. Might a parasite or a virus be behind your disease?? Or could it be something as simple as yeasts and microbes - these are far, far more common than you might believe? Read our article on Beneficial Bacteria and cancer - containing new evidence and completely backed by over 100 Clinical Trials.
Why do the Swedes have higher Breast cancer 5-year survival rates - and how can this help you?
Which overseas therapies for Prostate cancer are achieving much higher success rates than UK options?
Which Ovarian Cancer Drug does a US hospital say is useless and what can you do about it?
What does the Mayo clinic say that stops leukaemia in its tracks (although we doubt it!)?
The Peoples Champion
Over the last 9 years we have found out so much - and now we bring it to you, so you dont have to waste your valuable time searching, especially when you are not feeling well. Now, the top hospitals in the USA and elsewhere send us the information, every month. Top UK oncologists write for us. The magazine is in over 600 hospitals and cancer centres. We pass on the research, the evidence, the facts, that others acidentally - or by choice leave out. But soon this will all have to change. Few people understand that your oncologist has a legal duty to inform you of all your options. If he doesn´t tell you that curcumin is used to treat your condition in America or that going to stress management classes will increase your survival significantly, it is no excuse that he did not know. This could be why more and more oncologists read this site.
Over the last 9 years we have found out so, so much
We are a truly independent charity with no vested interests. You, your needs and your interests come first with us; not profits, or building a business, or any other hidden agenda.
But, this site costs us money. And, obviously, our objectivity means that the big corporations like the drugs companies and the vitamin vendors rarely want to sponsor us!
The fact is that we can only help people like you, if people like you help us!
So if you find it useful, please think about giving us a small donation, so that we can keep up the work of empowering patients to help them have the very, very best chance of beating this disease.
CANCERactive. Intelligent Information. Independent Voice.