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Vitamin b17 any good for fighting cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not only is it no good for fighting cancer, it can cause cyanide poisoning.

In brief: No

Not only is it no good for fighting cancer, it can cause cyanide poisoning.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Beware

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.

In brief: Beware

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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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