In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we sat down with medical oncologist Dr Azura Rozila Ahmad of Beacon International Specialist Center as she shares her point of view and dispels common misconceptions about breast cancer and chemotherapy.
#4 Why do so many people turn to herbal remedies?
“Many patients are scared of conventional cancer treatment. They choose to go with remedies which are more accessible in the hopes of avoiding side effects. Of course, information about herbal remedies is not controlled, especially in this age of the internet and social media. Information needs to be controlled, and if not, you have to cross check sources before you choose to believe. Is it a reliable source?”