The Cancer Conflict

It’s estimated that up to up to 90% of cancer patients look for alternative or complimentary treatments, a decision that doubles the risk of death. But in a world of misinformation, how can patients make an informed choice? And what are the consequences of turning away from experts?

We follow two cancer patients. Grant, who has chosen evidence-based treatment not available to him from his local health service, and Surinder, who has chosen to turn her back on conventional treatment and to trust entirely in alternative medicine. Their moving personal stories are supported by testimony from doctors who explain the treatments Grant and Surinder have chosen, and the terrible risks that they are both running.

Grant and Surinder are just two examples of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by hundreds of thousands of families fighting cancer every day. When your life is on the line, how far would you go?


  • Year: 2021
  • Duration: 87 & 52 mins
  • Production: Go Fish Films
  • Director: Thomas Meadmore
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: UK


  • Global Health Film Festival (UK)

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