and alternative medicine modalities according to the WHO
are practiced by about 60-70 percent of the world
population. Some of these fall under the classification of
'folk medicine' but others are provided by professionalized
health care practitioners trained in their particular
modality. They include such varied modalities such Chinese,
Indian and Tibetan traditional medicine, herbal medicine,
and homeopathy. These modalities provide a form of
treatment that largely lies outside the current dominant
'biomedical' paradigm but which is a viable complement or
alternative to this paradigm, especially in such complex
chronic diseases such as cancer.
This site was created in response to demand from cancer patients in Egypt who wanted to know about possible complementary and alternative medicine modalities (CAM) of treating cancer other than through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The information on this site is meant to be just that: information. It is not meant to advertise, sell, or prescribe treatments. The focus is to provide information on the various non-conventional options available to a cancer patient, with links to specialized international as well as local centers. The final decision as to what to do with that information is ultimately the patient's. Care-givers, relatives, doctors and friends will all have different opinions about what kind of cancer therapy is necessary or appropriate. However, an important part of the healing process is that the patient be comfortable, and even enthusiastic, about the therapeutic modalities they have chosen. This always involves the hope and courage to heal.
In Egypt, there is huge preponderant bias to modern allopathic medicine and I think that current trends in medicine world-wide warrant a re-balancing of that bias. The information on this site, and the sites that we link to, are meant to redress that balance and allow the cancer patient to make a clearer and more informed decision and include CAM therapies into their treatment regimen.
This site does not claim in any way to be comprehensive or exhaustive in its coverage. It is an ongoing attempt to provide one person's perspective on the subject. It also requires that the patient and care-givers be willing to read, research, investigate and inform themselves.