When diagnosed with cancer most people have very little understanding of the disease or the range of real alternatives available today.
Often we hear only of Chemotherapy, Radiation, and Surgery, and we need more understanding of the broader range of available treatment options.
In many cases people afflicted with serious cancers are not satisfied with the side-effects and the documented low-probability outcome of the more orthodox methods of treatment and are looking for newer and more effective ways of treating their illness.
Lately, CISS has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of all peer-reviewed papers reporting on the efficacy of treatments for cancer.
We have found that for the most common treatments for cancer, that is, Surgery, Radiotherapy, and Chemotherapy there is no scientifically acceptable evidence (properly run randomised trials) that these treatments produce a significant impact on survival for any form of cancer.
In fact in many cases Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy have been found to do more harm than good. Only one therapy, a particular form of Psychotherapy, has been shown to be effective in producing a significant increase in survival.
Does this shock you?
The Cancer Information and Support Society (CISS) was born out of a need to redress this imbalance and continues to maintain information on the very latest trends in cancer research looking constantly for the best-available and the most-effective therapies in Australia and overseas, with therapeutic emphasis on wholistic diagnosis and treatment using sound, pioneering, non-aggressive, low-toxic methods not yet approved for general use in conventional medicine today.
Simple ideas are sometimes the best ideas. One of the most positive initiatives anyone diagnosed with cancer can undertake is to join an effective support group. CISS has long recognized the importance of the exchange of ideas within a well nourished arena. As a consequence, CISS offers a wide range of support services including a library of carefully chosen books, audiocassettes, videocassettes and DVDs.
We are not allowed to give advice or treatment to the general public. However, we do maintain information on how and where our members may obtain the best treatment of their choice.
CISS has close ties with many other key organizations and individuals throughout the world who are continuing to pioneer the very best wholistic methods.
CISS members meet regularly to learn from guest-speakers on a wide variety of relevant health topics and to undertake group-discussions on cancer-related issues, and facilitate the exchange of ideas between participants in a nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.
Keeping in Touch
CISS publishes a regular newsletter for its members, with specific emphasis on worldwide developments in the treatment of cancer. We also promote talks and seminars on specific subjects of interest to our members and generally providing a forum for vital information-exchange.
Our Help Centre
We are affiliated and exchange newsletters with other support organizations and groups throughout the world. Contact us if you wish to be affiliated, or if you wish to exchange your newsletter with us.
We also stock a wide range of books, articles, research
papers, video and audio cassettes and DVDs, for sale, and for loan through our
library service. We bulk-buy vitamins and other supplements, at discount
prices for our members. We also maintain contact with other resource centres
throughout the World enabling our members access to the latest research
and hard-to-obtain supplies.
CISS was formed in 1981 and is an incorporated association and a registered charity.
CISS invites sufferers, their relatives, medical and paramedical practitioners, and other interested people, everywhere, to join us in our quest to defeat cancer.
Members are invited to nominate to serve on the committee, or to assist CISS in its day-to-day activities.
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