Rael’s comment: This is a wonderful reminder by a Raelian MD! Yes, avoid charlatans and “miracle cures” and trust science, which cures a lot of cancers, contrary to general public belief.
But I must add that although science can cure a lot of cancers with a high percentage of success, and that in this case it’s very important to avoid all “natural healing” charlatans, for some types of cancer, science can do nothing.
So when a doctor tells you that you only have a few months to live, or even when there is less than a 50% chance to survive using real medicine, choosing to try any natural medicine or technique not scientifically proven efficient or recommended by charlatans, even praying is a good option. At least it gives hope to people who just learned that they have only a few months to live. And due to the huge power of the placebo effect, it can even make them survive much longer than predicted by real doctors, and in some cases cure them completely.
We must never forget that in Lourdes, there is a special committee of doctors who validate the very few “miracles” happening over there. In about one case in a million, some people suddenly walk, and science isn’t able to explain why. It’s not any god or Virgin Mary intervening; it’s just the infinite power of the placebo effect. This means that if you believe strongly enough in something, it can have a huge effect on your body. In fact, this is the supraconsciousness fixing the body.