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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?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

B17 is not a cancer cure nor is it a vitamin.
It is another name for laetrile. There is no good evidence that it can prevent or cure cancer and it may have some toxic effects. Many cancer drugs do come from plants and other natural sources.

In brief: No.

B17 is not a cancer cure nor is it a vitamin.
It is another name for laetrile. There is no good evidence that it can prevent or cure cancer and it may have some toxic effects. Many cancer drugs do come from plants and other natural sources.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Apricots

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: Apricots

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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