Cancer Study

Cancer is one of the chronic diseases Tibetan Medicine has shown some positive effect depending on the stage of the disease. The need to design a clinical study was felt for a long time and during a meeting on cancer in 1996, it was decided to commence with a baseline study before launching on a clinical study. The objectives of this study was to identify the type of cancer where Tibetan Medicine is the most effective, the stages of cancer, alleviating the symptoms, improving the quality of life and life span, and to specify the particular Tibetan drugs for cancer. The baseline study went through 1998-2001 registering 638 Ca patients from 15 MTK's branch clinics. The study showed marked improvement in alleviating the symptoms, controlling the disease, improving the quality of life physically and mentally and pro longing the life span.