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Apricot Kernels Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Not so much: If they did, oncologists would use them. We doctors are open to any treatment that demonstrates efficacy through research. Despite what the snake oil salesmen would have you believe! ...Read more
This is fake: Anybody who tells you that apricot pits or the imaginary "vitamin b17" will have any effect in preventing or treating cancer is either massively ignorant or is playing you for an easy mark. The "laetrile" scam of the 1970's was one of the cruelest, most cynical health frauds of history, and its presistence discredits people within natural / herbal healing who are trying to give this some legitimac. ...Read more
I heard eating apricot kennels can cure cancer, so will it also help prevent cancer from starting and how many should I eat?
Does apricot seeds help in controlling cancer? If yes, what kind of apricot seeds should be taken? Asking this to help my mom in stage 4 cancer.
No. I don't think so: I am sorry for your mom's condition. Unfortunately based on 200 references with 63 original articles and updates- the claims that laetrile or amygdalin have beneficial effects for cancer patients are not currently supported by sound clinical data. There is a considerable risk of serious adverse effects from cyanide poisoning after laetrile or amygdalin, especially after oral ingestion. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat apricot kernels that were an ingredient listed in amaretti cookies while pregnant?
Unless allergic: safe unless you are allerfic to any components of the cookies ...Read more
I consumed apricot kernel mistakenly instead of almond and just found out they are poisonous! Is it true? What should I do? Should I throw them out?
Poison control: Your best bet is to call the poison control center in your area as soon as possible. Personnel there will be more able to access pertinent information and advice for you. ...Read more
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle : Sorry, you can't completely avoid cancer, but ACS data suggest that 50-60% of cancer deaths can be prevented by not using tobacco products (of any kind), eating well, exercising, and overall living a healthy lifestyle. Also, make sure you get the screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Talk to your doc about this. I wish you a long, healthy life. ...Read more
Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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