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Vitamin b17 deficiency leads to cancer ?

Vitamin b17 deficiency leads to cancer ?

This is a scam: There is no such thing as vitamin b17. "laetrile" was the most lucrative of all the cancer frauds, went to the us supreme court, and made over 100 new millionaires off desperate people. It's still being peddled among "social conservatives." you need to shun anybody who has told you that this vitamin exists / prevents/ treats cancer; they are sophisticated criminals. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can vitamin d cure cancer?

Can vitamin d cure cancer?

Vitamin D: Nope. But vitamin d very well may help prevent cancer from developing. Why vitamin d is so important is still be understood by western medicine. We don't know how it works but we do know that it is vital for health and disease prevention. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b17 affect cancer?

Does vitamin b17 affect cancer?

No: Vitamin b17 is not a vitamin, but an utterly cynical scam from the 1970's with rich right-wingers ripping off poor right-wingers. You are being targeted for a sucker. Examine the court transcripts in the laetrile rutherford case and decide if you want these people do do your thinking. It's still sold as "apricots from god", but failed every basic test. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d cure cancers?

Can vitamin d cure cancers?

Not really: Vitamin d is important for bone health and may reduce recurrence risk of some malignancies (under study), but no, it does not cure cancer as far as i know. ...Read more

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Any truth that that vitamin b17 can cure breast cancer?

It's worthless: Laetrile / "vitamin B17" (there is no such vitamin) was the most elaborate, cruel, and cynical of all the historic cancer frauds. There was over 100 new millionaires and not a single case demonstrating benefit.. Cancer patients are vulnerable and thus are easy marks. Don't let someone pretending to be a "humanitarian" or "exposing a conspiracy" get money by deceiving you. ...Read more

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Vitamin b17 any good for fighting cancer?

Vitamin b17 any good for fighting cancer?

Vit B17 = cyanide: Vit b17 is a "friendly" name of cyanide- it is poison. No documented scientific evidence exists supporting the use of cyanide (b17) to treat cancer patients. ...Read more

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Can b17 cure cancer? Asked for someone with stage 4 colon cancer.

Can b17 cure cancer? Asked for someone with stage 4 colon cancer.

I : I wish there were a reliable cure for stage IV colon cancer, but unfortunately there is not, and vitamin b17 is most definitely not one. Vitamin b17 is another name for laetrile. This named was coined in the 50's in an attempt to overcome drug regulations and increase sales based on the popularity of vitamins. Laetrile, or amygdalin as it is also called, is not a vitamin by any definition of the biochemical term. There is no scientific evidence that laetrile or vitamin b17 has any anti-cancer benefits. I share many patients with naturopathic oncologists who prescribe nutritional and herbal therapies, but i've yet to see any of them consider laetrile effective. In the very special circumstance when a stage IV colon cancer patient has only a small number of metastasis in the liver only, there is a possibility of being cured by a combination of surgery and other therapies. Most of the time in stage IV disease, the cancer has spread widely in the body and it is impossible for the body or doctors to get rid of every last bad cell. There are however, many new and effective treatments that have significantly lengthened the amount of time patients with this disease can live and with a good quality of life. Some of these treatments are chemotherapy. Many people forget that one of the most effective chemotherapy drugs for colon cancer, irinotecan (camptosar), is a slightly modified form of a compound originally found in the bark of the "happy tree" (camptotheca) which grows in southern china. Other effective treatments are special purified antibodies (which are part of our immune system). One class of these antibodies attack specific changes in the cancer cells that distinguish them from normal cells and can stop the cancer cells from growing so fast. Another class of these antibodies help stop the cancer cells from hijacking the normal body to build new blood vessels to feed the cancer. More information can be found via the links below. I wish you or your loved on the best in their struggle with colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer?  I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

No such viitamin: There is no medically recognized vitamin b17. An extract from aprocot pits, laetrile, has been touted as b17 and promoted as cure for cancer with no scientific basis. So called vitamin b17 can cause cyanide poisoning! ...Read more

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Can really high doses of vitamin C cure cancer?

Can really high doses of vitamin C cure cancer?

No: Linus pauling suggested the what turns out to be quite excessive doses of vitamin c might prevent cancer, but did not suggest it would abolish, diminish or cure an established cancer. ...Read more

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Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Only in lab cells: Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! ...Read more

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Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Fiber and Life: Fiber has been shown to prevent colon cancer. It has not been shown to improve cancer survival. You would need to eat about 30 to 35 grams of fiber per day to obtain the preventive qualities of the fiber, and you need to do this long-term. ...Read more

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Why don't vitamin b17 tablets exist?

Why don't vitamin b17 tablets exist?

Fraud: There is no medically recognized vitamin b17. ...Read more

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The throat cancer treatment soursop and cancer cure?

The throat cancer treatment
soursop and cancer cure?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Soup may comfort but not cure. ...Read more

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Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies? Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies?  Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

You are way out!: You have a load of anxiety without any good reason. Just relax and forget that you have cancer. If you had the cancer, it will not remain hidden. But you will go insane thinking about it and worrying about it. I suggest that you adopt a good hobby like a long morning walk daily and get your mind off the subject of Cancer. ...Read more

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How to cure pancreatic cancer at stage 4?

How to cure pancreatic cancer at stage 4?

Doesnt exist: After failing chemo which all pancreatic malignancies do, a newer approach is using monoclonal antibodies targeting an immunogenic protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac, to bring the tumor under control. With the proper dosage, added chemo and later the radiolabelled Alpha emitter given sequentially, better results are anticipated. ...Read more

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Can naturopathy and Ayurvedic medicine cure stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

Can naturopathy and Ayurvedic medicine cure stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read more

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Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?

Possibly help.: There is some evidence that vitamin d deficiency is not desirable in patients with colon cancer. The goal should be to achieve a level of 30 ng/ml. Another vitamin d test should be done after taking 50, 000 units twice a week for 2 months. If you are considerably overweight 2-3 times the dose may be necessary. After achieving 30 ng/ml a daily dose of 1-2000 units may maintain this level. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more

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