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Laryngeal cancer mistletoe treatment

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laryngeal cancer mistletoe treatment
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
It will help if you could clarify the question you are asking.
What information would be helpful?
Are you asking the extent of clinical information that supports the use of mistletoe in the treatment of laryngeal cancer?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
I had asked for some clarification regarding the information that would be helpful and have not heard back.
There has not yet been solid clinical studies that have demonstrated the overall effect of using mistletoe in the treatment of laryngeal cancer. There have been some individual case reports of success when using mistletoe, but that is not the same as studying a large enough group of people to be able to determine what percentage responds to the treatment.
There are some studies that have been done with mistletoe on other cancer treatment that can be extended to laryngeal cancer treatment, such as evidence that it will reduce the incidence of adverse effects related to other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. While these studies were not specifically done on individuals with laryngeal cancer, there is no reason to think that a similar benefit would occur in persons with laryngeal cancer.
If there is any other information that would be helpful, please let me know.

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