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What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

Old drug? value: Transfer factor was tested as a form of immunotherapy to treat Cancer about 20 years back. it did not show sufficient benefit , so it has been largely discarded as not useful therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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I've found out about transfer factor that could poasibly help to fight chronic diseases that are linked to immune system like cancer. How true is it?

I've found out about transfer factor that could poasibly help to fight chronic diseases that are linked to immune system like cancer. How true is it?

Not true: There is not yet enough evidence that transfer factors are helpful in treating a human disease. It looks like many more years of research will be needed, if indeed there are any scientists studying this topic. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Transfer factor: While there's a lot of marketing and online ads for transfer factor - it's considered a dietary supplement by the fda and there are no great (randomized controlled, double blinded) studies that show it works for wound healing. Will it hurt to use them? Probably not... Other than your pocketbook. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Not sure what: you mean by "transfer factor". There are various growth factors and cytokines which aid in wound healing. Cytokines aid in the migration of important cells towards the wound. That's the closest I can come to what you are asking. ...Read more

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Do you know of transfer factor-- transferceutical? Are there any side effects when taking this?

Do you know of transfer factor-- transferceutical?  Are there any side effects when taking this?

Not known: Clever marketers create all sorts of "new products", but they are not medications approved by the fda. Such products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If a "transferceutical" user hears about some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Came across a product named "4life transfer factor plus tri-factor", whether this product is recommended for chronic constipation or it is just scam?

Came across a product named "4life transfer factor plus tri-factor", whether this product is recommended for chronic constipation or it is just scam?

My Lawyer Says...: Well, let's not go getting sued by using terms like "scam" right? That said, so called "neutraceuticals" are essentially a loophole in fda regulation. They can pretty much claim whatever they want with no proof as long as they say it's not meant to treat, prevent or cure any disease. I leave it to you to decide whether something that doesn't treat, prevent or cure any disease is worth $50 :). ...Read more

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Is transfer factor safe to take even if you are on chemotherapy for hodgkin lymphoma?

Is transfer factor safe to take even if you are on chemotherapy for hodgkin lymphoma?

Transfer factor?: Not sure what you mean by transfer factor? Perhaps you mean growth factors such as Filgrastim or pegfilgrastim? If that is the case then yes. Make sure to ask your oncologist about anything you are taking on your own since many things can interfere with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Why would the gas transfer factor be low if you had interstitial lung disease?

Why would the gas transfer factor be low if you had interstitial lung disease?

Thick membrane: In interstitial lung disease the membranes that oxygen has to pass through to get into from your airways into your bloodstream is thickened. This produces a decrease in the dlco which is a measure of "gas transferability.". ...Read more

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Why is the gas transfer factor be low in a person who had interstitial lung disease?

Why is  the gas transfer factor be low in a person who had interstitial lung disease?

Loss of lung: Interstitial lung disease destroys lung units thereby impairing gas transfer as determined by dlco pulmonary test. In this disease the area in the lung where gas transfer occurs (o2 foe co2) is progressively destroyed. ...Read more