Monday, 28 April 2008

DIY cancer treatment

The government has been warned about the danger of cancer sufferers choosing to self-medicate by using unregulated drugs such as DCA (dichloroacetate). The drug, which has been seen to have some effectiveness in research published last year, is being sold on the internet. Dr Michelakis, one of the authors of the work, is appalled and quoted as saying, '"The concern about this drug is that at this at this stage it is given to people who are very sick. Unsupervised it could kill you"'. Dr Ian Gibson, head of the all-party parliamentary group on cancer has urged the government to 'do all it could to highlight the problem and block sales from websites.'

Read the full article from the Guardian

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