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Can soursop fruit treat cancer?

Can soursop fruit treat cancer?

No: There is no scientific evidence that soursop fruit can help treat cancer. There are many alternative therapies that have been touted as being cures for cancer, and there are those who try to make a quick buck from very vulnerable patients. If you want to try these types of therapies as complements to your normal cancer care, talk with your oncologist. Some can actually interfere with treatment. ...Read more

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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Makes good ice cream: When i was a kid, we used to eat the fruit raw, as a drink, or as ice cream. Pretty tasty ice cream but i don't know of any data on its anti cancer effects. Regards. ...Read more

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Is guanabana soursop safe to take ? What about if you have lung cancer?

Is guanabana soursop safe to take ? What about if you have lung cancer?

Yes: In general natural fruit juices without any concentrates or additives are ok and possibly good; certain fruit extracts like grape fruit may interact with certain metabolic pathways in the liver and affect the efficacy/toxicity of cancer treatments; check with your oncologist during the treatments to make sure he/she is aware of such supplements. ...Read more

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Had anyone been cured from breast cancer using soursop leaves?

Had anyone been cured from breast cancer using soursop leaves?

No: This is a vicious, cynical scam. The plant (seeds are worst) is actually a neurotoxin. It is poisonous to some cancer cells in culture which is no surprise (just about anything can have an effect on stuff growing in a petri dish). There's not even an animal model, and anyone who offers a human testimonial is lying -- it would have been published and a scientist's reputation made. ...Read more

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Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop, how about papaya?

Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop, how about papaya?

Worthless: Please forgive my frankness. If you're going to survive in a world full of sweet-talking disinformation artists, you're going to have to learn to recognize obvious untruths. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing something on emotion. Papaya is worthless as a cancer Rx and so is soursop. In science, truth can't be hidden. If either worked, the NIH piranhas would have proved it years ago. ...Read more

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