Chinese actor Xu Ting dies after choosing traditional medicine over chemotherapy

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Xu said cost of chemotherapy and fears about side effects meant she would treat her cancer with Chinese therapies instead

Confronting photos of the bruised and swollen body of the Chinese actor Xu Ting widely circulated after her death have been used to highlight the dangers of using traditional Chinese therapies over conventional medicine for treating cancer.

In July Xu, 25, announced on the Chinese social media website Weibo she had lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that best responds to chemotherapy as a first-line treatment.

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