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60 pct of cancer patients try nontraditional med

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With much of her lower body consumed by cancer, Leslee Flasch finally faced the truth: The herbal supplements and special diet were not working.

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'You'll try anything,' says cancer patient

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As a criminal defense lawyer, Meg Gaines valued evidence. But as a 38-year-old mom with ovarian cancer that had spread to her liver, evidence took a back seat to emotion as she desperately sought a cure.

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Cancer patients should beware supplement use

Does alternative medicine help cancer patients?

Most herbal and dietary supplements have not been tested rigorously enough to say whether they can help or harm cancer prevention or treatment. However, some non-traditional approaches show promise for easing symptoms.

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Cancer patient learns herbals can interfere

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Vince Palella's brother got him started on supplements.

"His wife is a health food nut," said Palella, a 76-year-old retired contractor who wanted to atone for years of smoking and lunches that were "more drinking than lunch."

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Help for Difficult Wounds: Former Sulphur Springs High School valedictorian returns home to aid people suffering from challenging injuries

Sometimes, wounds just don’t heal like they should. Wound Care at Memorial can help. Han Pham-Hulen, M.D., a Sulphur Springs High School graduate (and valedictorian), returns to her hometown to help care for these challenging wounds. Here, she answers a few questions.

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