Standard Chinese medicine as primary?


Question from Christine: My associate is using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as her primary therapy for breast cancer. Is there any kind of "standard" for use of TCM either before or after surgery?
Answers - Raymond Chang There is no standard. It's highly individualized. It depends on the practitioner and the patient.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Traditional Chinese MedicineRaymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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