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I am researching a list of psychosocial interventions for cancer. Can you help me with at least two of them- Psychotherapy and Complementary therapies. I need help with describing their use and success in cancer treatment. Also, of the two, is either one a better treatment over the other?

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Psychosocial interventions for cancer:
Psychotherapy and Complementary therapies

Complementary therapy is a broad-based set of alternative therapies that are used in conjunction with the typical chemical and radiological treatments. It can also refer to a patient foregoing the usual treatments and using a set of alternative therapies that compliment (that is, build upon) each other. One of the more important works on this field is the study of alternative and complimentary medicines and practices currently mainstream in Germany.
Early on, Hitler's Germany declared war on cancer. Some of those insights remain alive today, and serve as the backdrop of the German victory over cancer. Hitler's scientists discovered the link between smoking and cancer, as well as food dye's connection to it. Many alternative therapies were attempted on cancer patients. In the late 1930s, it was German scientist Hans Liek that argued "poor diet" was the main cause of cancer in that a lack of green vegetables and certain fruits placed humanity at a higher risk of the disease. The fact is that these therapies are doing very well, and have a success rate in Germany far higher than the west European and American chemical approach.
Just a few ideas can show the promise here: The main ingredient for fighting cancer successfully in Germany is mistletoe, the plant made famous at Christmas time. In a study using 5000 German cancer patients, this plant and its extract works on a wide variety of cancers and extends life to a great extent. Even more, it is a powerful complimentary method in that is can also assist in controlling the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. As of 2013, inject-able mistletoe is not permitted to be exported to the ...

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