What doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies


Nothing. We never talk, says Ranjana Srivastava a Melbourne medical oncologist in a Guardian column on the recent death of  Australia’s ‘wellness warrior’ Jessica Ainscough, who died from cancer at the age of 30 after shunning conventional treatment for sarcoma.

“The alternative health industry, worth many billions of dollars, marches briskly. It will always attract unguarded patients who will cling to the faintest promise of recovery without associated harm,” she writes.

You can read Ranjana’s column here.

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