26-year-old Chinese actress dies from cancer after choosing TCM over chemotherapy

15 September 2016 / 9 months 1 week ago

Chinese actress Xu Ting has died from cancer at the age of 26.

According to Shanghaiist, she revealed to fans in July that she was diagnosed with lymphoid cancer.

Xu however decided not to go for chemotherapy and opted for traditional Chinese medicine instead (TCM).

She felt that the former would be too painful and may even result in a quicker death.

In late July, the actress posted photos of herself undergoing cupping therapy from a TCM practitioner. 

Other than cupping, Xu also had acupuncture, back scratching and blood letting.

Her fans have urged her to go for conventional treatment instead of TCM as they felt that lymphoma should be treated with Western medicine.

Xu did not take her fans' advice and passed away on Sep 7. 

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