[Use of Complementary Medicine in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: 2 Case Reports]

Aktuelle Urol. 2016 Dec;47(6):491-493. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-106174. Epub 2016 Jul 5.
[Article in German]


Despite optimised diagnosis and treatment, prostate cancer can only be cured in a specific subset of patients. Advanced prostate cancer may lead to complications that severely impair the patient's quality of life, e. g. recurrent intravesical blood clotting due to local tumor necrosis. We report the successful use of the homeopathic remedy Thlaspi bursa pastoris in 2 patients for whom conventional treatment was not sufficiently effective. These case reports imply that complementary or alternative medical treatment may be an efficient adjunctive treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Materia Medica / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Thlaspi*


  • Materia Medica