- (AAP) -- University researchers claim to have found a
possible cure for lung cancer using traditional Chinese medicine.
- A Sydney lung cancer sufferer used herbal medicine exclusively
to cure her of the disease, Chinese medicine researchers heard today.
- The 51-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung cancer
eight years ago and was given less than a 10 per cent chance of survival,
RMIT University Head of Chinese Medicine Associate Professor Charlie Xue
- Professor Xue was speaking at the First World Congress
on Chinese Medicine which started today in Melbourne and is expected to
attract more than 600 people from 22 countries.
- The woman, who had smoked since she was a teenager had
a tumour on her right lung, refused western medicine including chemotherapy
and surgery, he said.
- Today the woman, who has not been identified, has been
given a clean bill of health, Professor Xue said.
- He said researchers hoped her case would bring them closer
to understanding how herbal medicine could assist in the treatment of lung
- He said Chinese herbal medicine researchers wanted to
work closer with western medicine doctors in fighting illnesses like cancer.
- "I think the message we're saying is there are other
options out there that might be useful and the two systems need to work
closer together," he said.
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