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Vitamin D3 Cancer Cure
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frequency of injectable vitamin D3 6 lacs im who has malabsorption syndrome and vit D3 level 9 ng/ml ?
Need blood test: The dose of vit d3 needed varies from person to person and needs a repeat blood test to confirm what dose you may need. Since vit d3 is stored in fat, the frequency is not as important as the dose given. ...Read more
Very good palliation: Y90 microspheres are very good at relieving pain or progression of liver metastasis from colon primaries. While this may improve survival chemotherapy addresses the disease in other parts of the body. Y90 is infused specifically into the liver and associated with good efficacy whith few side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course not: If it were "miraculous", we'd know it. The research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up -- even when there's no profit to be made, science is driven by strongest of emotions (jealousy) and the secret couldn't be hidden. Despite media claims, really good work on this interesting molecule remains in its infancy -- it's likely to have some real uses, but probably is no magic bullet for any. ...Read more
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
Does vitamin D3 dosing schedule influence treatment efficacy in nursing home residents with vitamin d deficiency?
Not usually: No worry, and one adjusts dose anyway depending on results of therapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there different tests for Vitamin D & Vitamin D3? Specifically: Vitamin D3 (25 OH D) and 25 (OH) Vitamin D?
Yes: When there is a reason to test, testing for 25-OH-VitD2 level and for 25-OH-VitD3 level, plus adding the results to get the total vitamin D level, can help the doctor check the source of the vitamin deficiency and the treatment progress. There is debate over when it would be needed to do these tests. Some doctors feel that giving people more vitamin D would avoid deficiencies and avoid lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Investigational: NEO 102 is a monoclonal antibody, not what is usually meant by the word chemotherapy. It is the subject of ongoing clinical trials. Therefore it is not yet known whether the drug is useful, harmful, or indifferent. In the U.S. it would only be available for subjects in a clinical trial. I suspect, but am not certain, that that is true in the U.K. Too. ...Read more
6-year-old girl has ewing sarcoma. Finished chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, find that cancer cells spread. Dr said survival rate is 10% as it's in bones?
I'm 23 years old. Currently taking vitamin D3 (1000ui), vitamin b complex, and panax ginseng. What's the ailu dosage of vit d3? I don't get much sun.
Vitamin D level: Knowing your vitamin d level would be helpful. If you are deficient (and depending how deficient), you will need supplementation so that you can get your level back to normal. If your vitamin d level is normal, then you may want a maintenance dose. D3 is cholecalciferol, a standard form that is taken orally. D2 is ergocalciferol, if taken is in a large 50k international unit (iu) dose once weekly. ...Read more
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