Cancer patients ignore science and die for a quack’s hard sell

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Cancer patients ignore science and die for a quack’s hard sell

Social media is the breeding ground for a movement similar to the antivaxxer phenomenon

Margarette Driscoll

Last week, at a converted 18th-century farmhouse near Derby, England, friends gathered in memory of Katie Britton-Jordan, who died recently after a valiant struggle against breast cancer.

She was 38 and leaves a grieving husband, Neil, and Delilah, their five-year-old daughter.

Neil, who announced his wife’s death on Facebook earlier this month, called for the event to be a celebration of Katie’s strength and resilience...

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