YOUNG cancer patients are dying because they are refusing science-based medical treatment, instead choosing to “cure” their disease through diet, says one of Australia’s top oncologists.

And the rise of “wellness bloggers” like Belle Gibson and Jess Ainscough on social media means an increasing number of patients are using “exclusion diets” as an alternative treatment.

In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday, Melbourne doctor Ian Haines wrote that cancer patients need to be warned there’s no proof they can be cured by diet.

But vulnerable and desperate patients continue to opt for them, often not seeking medical help until their potentially curable disease has spread and become incurable.


Source: Cancer: Diet ‘cures’ are killing young people, say top oncologist