Alternative Lung Cancer Treatments Abroad

March 27, 2012 - 15:36

I am writing this on behalf of my mother who has Stage 1 Small-Cell localised Lung Cancer. I am looking for advice and information regarding alternative cancer treatments abroad. My mother has come to the end of her Chemotherapy and unfortunately Radiology is not an option due the size of the tumour (although the tumour has decreased by two thirds from the original scan last year). The treatment received in Ireland has been fantastic but it looks like we have come to the end of the road in terms of future treatment besides the possibility of further Chemotherapy in the future.

Any advice would be very gratefully received, especially information regarding alternative and complimentary treatment in Scandinavia.

March 29, 2012 - 16:26

Hi Anthony,
I am sorry to learn of your dear mother’s diagnosis. However it is good to see that the lung tumour has decreased following chemotherapy.

For your information the Irish Cancer Society has a booklet on which you may find beneficial called 'Cancer and Complementary Therapies'. A very brief description is given of some of the main types of therapies used in Ireland, how these therapies are meant to work, and some of their benefits and risks.

Download Cancer and Complementary Therapies (PDF).

I hope this has been of some help.

With kind regards,
Cancer Information Service Nurse