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Is Artemisinin a Good Alternative Treatment for CLL?

08/09/2005

Question:

What is an alternative treatment for CLL? I've heard about artemisinin. I would like to try it. I am in remission now. I don`t want to have chemo any more if I can help it. My question is do you think it would be worth trying?

Answer:

Artemisinin is an effective worm medicine but is not effective for CLL. Actually there does not appear at this time to be an effective alternative treatment for CLL.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University