There are now a variety of alternative cancer therapies to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is
impossible not to address these alternatives in cancer treatment since most patients try it. Many studies have
been conducted on the use of complementary medicine in cancer treatment. It is estimated that the percentage of
patients who use them seem to be very high, about 70% of patients.
Alternative medicines are multiple. Complementary medicines, such as massage therapy, prayer therapy, relaxation,
music therapy, yoga, tai chi, homeopathy (including herbal remedies), and acupuncture are treatments that often
used to treat cancer, including prostate cancer. They can help patients cope better with conventional treatments
(chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and others) that are often associated with side effects. Although these
alternatives barely result in complete cure, they help patients live better with the cancer. In addition, some
alternatives such as prayer therapy (including going to church and praise God) help cancer patients to relax,
communicate, move and not remain isolated, and reclusive to always focus on the disease.
However, these alternative cancer treatments are complementary to conventional cancer treatment. They must
be performed or prescribed by medical professionals not engaged in allopathic medicine
but are subject to the regulation of conventional medicine. In any case, these complementary therapies should not
endanger the lives of patients, but help them live better with the cancer. These alternatives should not replace
standard medicine. Some patients may be tempted to interrupt their treatment established by competent physicians to
be treated with these alternative treatments; they take a high risk.