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Is It True That Apricot Seeds Will Cure 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
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
I heard eating apricot kennels can cure cancer, so will it also help prevent cancer from starting and how many should I eat?
Http://apricotseeds.In/cancer_killer_juice.Html, regarding this cancer juice mention in the link, is it true to help to kill or control cancer?
Quackery.: Cancer cures based on apricot seeds, also called laetrile, and completely ineffective and potentially toxic. There was so much hype about it in the '70s that clinical trials were actually performed, and laetrile, vitamin b-17, and apricot seeds, in whatever format were completely ineffective. That doesn't stop people from lying about it for profit. Don't believe everything you read. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
B17 cure and prevention for cancer true or false if so how many seeds a day for prevention so many stories of people being cured by b17 proof out ther?
Markting, Marketing: B17 is not a vitamin, no such vitamin exists. It is marketed as laetrile, amygdalin, from apricot seeds. Stories, marketing, or third party reviewed clinical trials? - gigantic difference. Simple cheap solutions for complex issues? Not very likely, but in the meantime, they collect money. Study video "science for smart people" & the dshea act of 1994 which exempts sellers from proving claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it depends: Cancer is not one but many different diseases. Some cancers are curable, notably leukemias in children, hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma, and many early stage cancers, e.g., breast, colon and prostate cancers. Improvements in medical care are improving survival for many cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that if cancer wont kill u , chemotherapy will eventually. Is it that bad for the body? I believe in natural cures but fda wont approve it
Why do doctors here keep writing to me that my brother's cancer is cured in most cases? This is true for testicular germ cell cancer, not mediastinal.
It can be: Testicular cancers have a good prognosis in general, however cell type, degree of spread, age of patient, elevation of tumor markers and location all are important prognostically. Prognostically it is best to have a localized testicular cancer than a mediastinal germ cell; please see cancer.Gov website and you may want to discuss his case with the specialists at indiana university. ...Read more
Is is true that the Canadian drug dichloroacetate is a potential cure for cancer? I'm seeing 1.5 Million dollars in studies showing dramatic results. Would it be worth trying off-label in the USA?
Doubt it: Please don't be misled by such reports. Cancer is a very serious disease and many agencies and individuals, governments and Universities all over the world are working on curing different types. If dichloroacetate was effective, it would have been immediately picked up for study by a reputable university or researcher or agency or government. The report you are reading is likely a scam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that they are about to start tests on something that can cure/prevent many forms of cancer(including lung)? I think its called cimavax
Marketing Marketing: Cancer=simply one of body's cells which grows beyond appropriate functional need, kills adjacent cells &/or also grows in other parts of body, all while being ignored by the person's immune system which would usually (job one) detect & kill such cells before medical tests could ever detect them. Thus cancer is a failure of immune self-protection, complex, many variations of types & no magic pills. ...Read more
How true and actual it is that cow pee helps to cure lung cancer. It's referred to me by a cured lung cancer patient still alive. How true is it?
NO DATA TO SUPPORT : This has absolutely no support in the literature. You can always find a story where someone did x or took y and was healed. What they fail to recognize is they !. Did not have the disease anyway or 2. If they did, it was entirely something else that resulted in the cure. This is not as dramatic as exciting as attributing the cure to cow scat poultices - beware of these snake oil remedies, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was treated for prostate cancer in 2007.I had radition seeds implanted.How can I tell if been cured. I am i cured
PSA surveillance. : After treatment for prostate cancer, your psa is followed. It can be confusing since researchers use different definitions of cure, but essentially no rise in psa after treatment for 5-10 years is often considered "cure". Late recurrences can happen, so surveillance can continue beyond this time. But the good news is the further out you are without recurrence, the less of a threat the cancer is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more
Complex issue: We all agree the modern anticancer drugs are expensive. The reasons behind this are complex and range from heavy costs of R& D and high failure rate of clinical trials that the new products have to go though before FDA approval. The physician community is putting a lot of pressure on Pharma to cut down the rising costs...so relief is on the way! ...Read more
Not true: Cancer is the result of genetics and environmental factors. Things in the outside environment that are known to cause cancer are: tobacco smoke, sun light and other sources of radiation, air pollution, radon gas in houses and mines, exposure to some chemicals, like benzene, arsenic and many more. ...Read more