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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

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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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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I have heard that vitamin b17 will destroy cancer cells. Is this true?

I have heard that vitamin b17 will destroy cancer cells. Is this true?

No: There is no medically recognized vitamin b 17. It is one of the treatments touted by charlatans and has been going on for years. ...Read more

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How come the fda has not approved drugs like mms, vitamin b17 or dca for cancer?

How come the fda has not approved drugs like mms, vitamin b17 or dca for cancer?

Wishful thinking: Jg, all of us -- myself included -- want to believe disinformation campaigns offering false hope. Yes, real medicine has problems. But think -- no conspiracy could be this vast. Real science is the most cutthroat of all human activities. If mms (industrial-strength bleach to drink), "vitamin b17" (usually amygdalin) or dichloroacetate worked, a real scientist would prove it & win the nobel prize. ...Read more

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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

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The Hunzas eat 200x the amount of Vitamin B17 that we eat - yet they are cancer free & NO incidences of cyanide poisoning! How do you explain that?

The Hunzas eat 200x the amount of Vitamin B17 that we eat - yet they are cancer free & NO incidences of cyanide poisoning! How do you explain that?

Explanation: Numbers is looking scary, but the problem is that remedies what is under name of Vitamin B 17 not really vitamin. Cyanide, what is part of this remedy, in extremely small amount, and no real knowledge about maximum dose and safety. You can call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help. ...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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What is vitamin b17 good for?

What is vitamin b17 good for?

Good question: B17, laetril, amygdalin is extracted from apricot seed that contain cyanide. It is touted as a cancer cure. If you want to know more look it up in wikipedia. It is not a vitamin. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b17?

What is vitamin b17?

Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...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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Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

No: Amygdalin is sold under this name but it's not a vitamin. This is the laetrile fraud -- the most vicious of all the historic cancer quack regimens, and the most profitable to its proponents. Sadly, it's still around. There's nothing spiritual about "keeping an open mind" about a proven, vicious scan. Simply shun these people and don't reward them with even a little of your money. ...Read more

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I have cll, is vitamin b17 safe to take?

I have cll, is vitamin b17 safe to take?

Rotten health fraud: Of all the quack cancer schemes, the b17 / laetrile fraud is at the bottom of the barrel. During its heyday, it generated over 100 new millionaires and continues to enrich those who perfectly well that it is fake by preying on your desperation. These people are utterly cynical, present themselves as persecuted humanitarians, and specifically target church people. Don't reward their evil. ...Read more

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What does vitamin b17 do for your health?

What does vitamin b17 do for your health?

It's fake: B17 is a fictitious vitamin. It was the basis of the most vicious of all cancer scams -- laetrile -- which created over 100 new millionaires during the 1970s. Everything you read about it being beneficial to your health is a cynical lie. Please be discerning, Anton. Don't reward these people's deceiving you with even a small amount of your honestly-earned money. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d18 stop cancer cells?

Does vitamin d18 stop cancer cells?

No known, unlikely.: It is not known to do so.

If you mean vitamin d.
Exposing yourself to too much sun to get the vitamin can be bad and this is worth reviewing:
http://cjbmd. Com/docs/ps_vitamind. Pdf

now, d18 is not something we see in med school as the way to call vitamin d. If you mean another product of some sort, it is unclear and I cannot answer that. ...Read more

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Could vitamin water really give u cancer?

Could vitamin water really give u cancer?

No: I'm sorry that anyone troubled you with this. This is an old e-mail from the same milieu as produced the other scares about heating plastic. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to keep cancer at bay?

Which vitamins are good to keep cancer at bay?

All of them: There is accumulating evidence that cancer and nutrition do indeed have a relationship. Although all of them are nutritional necessities, thiamin deficiency has emerged recently in association with cancer. My personal opinion, not by any means proven, is that the incredible ingestion of sugar in all its different forms has a relationship with the need for thiamin and may relate to several diseases ...Read more

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What would you say are minerals and vitamins that fight against cancer?

What would you say are minerals and vitamins that fight against cancer?

Just eat wisely: You are wise to eat a sensible diet and get your vitamins and minerals in this way; if you wish, some people (especially vegetarians) probably benefit from an inexpensive vitamin-and-mineral supplement. It is extremely difficult to do studies of real people and the impact of diet as there are so many variables; sometimes high intake of some "good things" seems to increase some cancer risks. ...Read more

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What would you say are minerals and vitamins that prevent cancers?

What would you say are minerals and vitamins that prevent cancers?

Just eat wisely: You are wise to eat a sensible diet and get your vitamins and minerals in this way; if you wish, some people (especially vegetarians) probably benefit from an inexpensive vitamin-and-mineral supplement. It is extremely difficult to do studies of real people and the impact of diet as there are so many variables; sometimes high intake of some "good things" seems to increase some cancer risks. ...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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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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Can vitamin C cause cancer?

No: The chemicals that actually cause cancer are either those that mutate DNA, which this can't do, or that causes horrible ongoing damage to and regrowth of cells, which this doesn't do. A bad science study can "prove" any junk idea, but this one just couldn't be. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d give you cancer?

Can vitamin d give you cancer?

No.: It is strongly cancer preventitive for the number one and 2 cancers in both men and women!
1. Women: dramatically reduces breast and colon cancer. 2. In men in reduces prostate and colon cancer. In both sexes, vitamin d3 reduces rates of heart attacks and strokes! ...Read more

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Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No.: Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low. ...Read more

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Could ginger and vitamin d fight cancer?

Could ginger and vitamin d fight cancer?

Adjuncts only: Both of these are interesting molecules, but don't get the idea that either or both will substitute for evidence-based prevention / surveillance or 21st-century treatment. Especially, ginger may help with the nausea of cancer treatment. Best wishes. ...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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Does vitamin b help improve the condition of cancer?

Does vitamin b help improve the condition of cancer?

No: Vitamin b, there are many types of vitamin b, should be replaced if one is deficient in it, but is not a treatment for cancer. ...Read more

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What type of vitamins are good for gallbladder cancer?

None: Unfortunately vitamins play no role in the treatment of biliary cancer. In fact, depending upon the type of treatment used, they may increase the side effects of certain chemotherapeutic agents. Consult your oncolgist before you take any over the counter or "natural" medications. ...Read more

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What's your take on high doses of vitamin C for curing cancer?

What's your take on high doses of vitamin C for curing cancer?

Can be helpful but..: High doses of vit. C given IV can be a useful tool in fighting cancer but to call it a "cure" is overstating it. Cancer is complex & actually many different diseases. Some cancers respond to high dose c better than others, but it should only be given as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy. High dose IV c is actually a natural form of chemotherapy! there is sound research on it. See comment:. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that too much vitamin C can cause cancer?

Is it really the case that too much vitamin C can cause cancer?

No it does not: Though too much of anything is bad, but too much of vitc does not cause cancer.Daily requirement of vit c is 65to90 mgm daily, the maximum dose one can take is 2000 mgm as supplement. If you take more than that you can get kidney stones, and abdominal discomfort and diarrhea etc. ...Read more