Vitamin C and Cancer
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"There was something odd about the results of the vitamin C and cancer experiments Linus Pauling reported in the 1980s: patients lived longer - much longer. Those treated with vitamin C lived an average of four times as long as control patients who did not receive vitamin C. This massive improvement was unparalleled in the history of medicine."
This quote begins Cancer Breakthrough, Handbook on Vitamin C Therapy for Patients and Doctors by vitamin C experts Steven Hickey,PhD, and Hiliary Roberts, PhD.
A local alternative cancerdoctor uncovered an interesting piece of history that may help partially explain these early Pauling/Cameron results - the secret weapon may have been the flavoring that was added to the vitamin C to make it more palatable to cancer patients!
As reported in this forum topic our local alt. cancer doc has not enjoyed the same success using intravenous vitamin C (IV/C) against cancer as reported by Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron in their book Vitamin C and Cancer.
Vitamin C: The Miracle Cancer Cure?Vitamin C author Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD writes about vitamin C and cancer in his seminal book Primal Panacea(2011)
Cancer is a class of diseases to which a group of cells displays uncontrolled growth invading and sometimes destroying adjacent tissues. In its advanced stages it frequently metastasizes or spreads to other locations in the body via lymph or blood. These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which do not rapidly proliferate, invade or metastasize.
Often a combination of one or more of the following is used: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The theory behind radiation and chemotherapy is that the more rapidly growing cancer cells are less able to defend themselves from toxic assault than the normal cells. Radiation and nearly all chemotherapy drugs are themselves carcinogenic (cancer-causing), since they increase oxidative stress in all the cells treated, not just cancer cells.
High-Dose Vitamin C Approach:
Case studies demonstrate success in treating and even completely resolving various cancers with high-dose vitamin C.
In advanced cancer patients, high-dose vitamin C therapy compared to conventional therapy at one facility over a 3-year period shows:
- 75% better breast cancer survivor rate
- 867% better long cancer survivor rate
- 107% better colorectal cancer survivor rate
When breast cancer patients made this facility as their first treatment option, the 3-year survival rate improved by 134%
High-dose vitamin C enhances the effectiveness of traditional chemotherapies.
Vitamin C has its own cancer cell-killing ability, and it also significantly improves the cell-killing ability of doxorubicin - even when the vitamin C is given at a non-cytotoxic dosage, it still improves the cell-killing ability of doxorubicin.
-- Thomas Levy, MD
Non-toxic "chemo" is the miraculous promise of vitamin C in the fight against cancer. And you may even get your doctor to go along with vitamin C as an 'adjunct' (not a replacement for) conventional chemo therapy.
Vitamin C has and is being studied for its effects on cancer, and now Vitamin C has been scientifically shown (in the test tube and when combined with Maitake Mushroom D'Fraction) to exceed the ability of conventional chemotherapy to limit the growth of cancer cells in almost all cell lines in vitro. ( Story below )
There must be a downside? Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron warned that it is prudent to start vitamin C therapy slowly in advanced cancers, otherwise the massive tumor die-off may kill the patient.
Recently, exciting research has been published that documents the ability of vitamins C, E and selenium orally to prevent most cancers, and to decrease the mortality of pancreatic cancers, stomach cancers, prostate cancers and other cancers.
How Does Vitamin C Work Against Cancer?
The Vitamin C Foundation is interested in the how and why vitamin C works against cancer tumors. Almost all authorities agree, hydrogen peroxide produced by high levels of ascorbate (vitamin C) kill cancer cells.
We accept the Hickey/Roberts findings that oral vitamin C by itself is a relatively weak cancer fighter, and if given infrequently, might even feed certain tumors. Intravenous and high bowel tolerance doses of vitamin C for cancer should be augmented with at least one of the following: Vitamin K3, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and most recently, D-Fraction of the Maitake mushroom. Recent research, if verified, shows that vitamin C with these adjunts, esp. D'Fraction, become one of the most powerful cancer killers known.
For optimal results, oral vitamin C should be continuous 24/7. It is believed that Vitamin C's cancer killing ability can be enhanced by adding the following nutritional ascorbate augmentors.
Alpha Lipoic Acid(orally 600 mg daily in two equal dosages)
From a Riordan Clinic paper: "Lipoic acid (thioctic acid), an aqueous and lipid-soluble antioxidant that recycles vitamin C, decreased the dose of vitamin C required to kill 50% of tumor cells from 700 mg/dL to 120 mg/dl".
Vitamin K3Vitamin K3 has been removed from the market by the FDA and is not available. (Note: Vitamin K3 is under study in combination with vitamin C as an anticancer drug at the Mayo clinic.
Maitake Mushroom D'FractionFrom a New York University paper, "On the other hand, combination of Maitake Mushroom D'Fraction (300 µg/ml) and Vitamin C (200 µM) was capable of inducing the drastic (>90%) growth reductions due to cell death in these cancer cells. These dramatic results were superior to those from any combinations of drugs and mushroom extract." Amazing 10-Times Anti-Cancer Effect of Mushroom D-Fraction and Vitamin C Together Make it into a Mainstream Journal
Induction of Cell Death in Renal Cell Carcinoma With Combination of D-Fraction and Vitamin C.
Conclusion: The present study demonstrates that the combination of D'Fraction and Vitamin C can become highly cytotoxic, inducing severe cell death in ACHN cells.
Vitamin C Pioneer Hugh Riordan Lecture on Vitamin C and Cancer
A team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that in mice at least, vitamin C - and potentially other antioxidants - can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors
Controversy: Vitamin C Works Inside or Outside Cancer Cells?Perhaps both. The proponents of Intravenous Vitamin C point to research that shows vitamin C concentrations just outside cancer cells is thousands of times more concentrated that levels that can be achieved via oral vitamin C intake. This camp believes that the hydrogen peroxide created outside cancer cells kills them.
Another camp believes that the oxygen redox levels inside cells (from massive amounts of ascorbate entering cancer cells) is what causes cancer cell death or apoptosis. This camp recommends intravenous vitamin C, but also recommends keeping the pressure on tumor cells with oral vitamin C to tolerance all day long.
So does liposomal vitamin C work in the fight against cancer, and how well?
Author and Vitamin C Expert Dr. Thomas E Levy, MD,JD, wrote to us:
I am a fan of IVC, always have been. However, vitamin C that is legitimately encapsulated in liposomes, as I have used from LivOn Labs for many years now, also has a profound impact on cancer. Anecdotally, I have seen many cancers now respond dramatically and/or completely resolve with IVC, sodium ascorbate powder chronically pushed to bowel tolerance, and relatively low dose of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C (3 to 6 grams/packets daily). All these forms of vitamin C as monotherapy have achieved these dramatic results. That said, the more forms you take of vitamin C, in the highest tolerable/affordable doses, the better.
While there are many positive things vitamin C can do to help resolve a cancer by its concentration in the extracellular space, I do not believe the evidence supports this as being the primary site of cancer resolution. Anything that causes apoptosis and/or necrosis of a cancer cell does so by ramping up intracellular oxidative stress to the point that is incompatible with continued cell life. If that point is reached relatively gradually, apoptosis, or programmed cell death occurs. If that intracellular oxidative stress escalates rapidly, it results in frank necrosis and cancer cell rupture.
Probably the most common, and perhaps the only significant way a cancer cell can reach a fatal level of increased intracellular oxidative stress from vitamin C, is via upregulation of the Fenton reaction inside the cell. The Fenton reaction involves this sequence: VC converts ferric to ferrous. Ferrous gives its electron to hydrogen peroxide, and the devastatingly destructive free radical, hydroxyl radical, is produced.
The cancer cell is especially susceptible because its accumulates iron, and it is deficient in catalase, increasing peroxide levels. The Fenton reaction is just "waiting" to be stimulated in such a cell. Furthermore, the liposome delivery system is, far and away, the best way to elevate vitamin C inside the cells of the body, including cancer cells. When the elevated intracellular oxidative stress is downregulated in a cancer cell, such as by removing calcium from the cytoplasm, the cell becomes less malignant and will be less prone to metastasize and proliferate. It is the modulation of the intracellular oxidative stress that allows malignant transformation in the first place, and that can prevent it from taking place as well. The abnormalities in the extracellular space, in my opinion, make a lesser contribution to the malignant state and its maintenance versus the microenvironment inside the cancer cells.
On my website, peakenergy.com, I have written multiple articles addressing why tracking blood levels of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C is absolutely irrelevant in ascertaining its clinical impact, why the Multi-C Protocol is the way to go, and why liposomes supercharge critical immune cells with vitamin C, in addition to elevating its levels inside the cells of the body, including any cancer cells that are present. I hope this helps clarify things for the forum participants. At the risk of being accused of trying to make a buck, I covered all of this in even greater detail in my new book, Death by Calcium.
Best regards, Dr. Levy
The Vitamin C Foundation recently (2014) introduced its vitamin C truly encapsulated in liposomes. ( China-free Liposomal Vitamin C). Here is an early report from a customer in France about using this liposomal in a case of advanced breast cancer:
This message is just to provide you some feedback on our caseTestimonials represent a cross section of the range of results that appear to be typical with these products. Results may vary depending upon use and commitment.
Your new China-free Liposomal C arrived to Algeria 2 weeks ago, and the MD started providing it to this patient with a very advanced breast cancer, with metastasis in bones and also brain, a lot of chemo and even radiation.
The doctors gave up, so the last hope is with high doses with this Liposomal C, combined with coffee enema.
The MD was careful, he started with only 1 gram per day during 5 days, just to double check the tolerance and if any allergy, so far so good.
He then upgraded her to only 3 gm per day at one time, the patient is having a very good sleep now as she was shaking all the night. Even the color of her face is getting better.
Next week he will upgrade her to 5 grs per day one time on the morning on empty stomach, for another week, and if everything works well, he will upgrade her again to 2 times a day 5grs, and he will keep her that way for what ever needed as period.
I just orders 9 Liposomal C bottles , and also Sodium ascorbic and also the Acid ascorbic jars, he might combine Liposomal with IV and other oral use. - T. B.
The standard therapeutic recommendation for liposomal vitamin C is 5 grams at one time. Experiments show that truly encapsulated liposomal vitamin C raises vitamin C blood concentrations higher than other forms of oral vitamin C (although this is still thousands of times lower than concentrations produced during intravenous vitamin C.)
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For Immediate ReleaseNew York: August 2012
Vitamin C Combined with Maitake Mushroom Extract (D-Fraction) Together Stop (.>=90%) Cancer Growths in All Cell Lines
"Results Compared to individual drugs alone, combinations of those drugs and PDF (D-Fraction, Maitake Mushroom extract) showed significantly (p<0.05) improved anticancer activity, assessed by the growth reduction, on all 3 cancer cell types. On the other hand, combination of D-Fraction (PDF) (300 µg/ml) and Vitamin C (200 µM) was capable of inducing the drastic (.>=90%) growth reductions due to cell death in these cancer cells. These dramatic results were superior to those from any combinations of drugs and PDF.
Conclusions The present study demonstrates that the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs can be improved with PDF to a certain extent, but the PDF (mushroom extract-D Fraciont/Vitamin C combination can lead to severe apoptotic cell death with a G1 arrest and the modulation of critical apoptotic regulators. Thus, these findings suggest that PDF may have a great potential as an adjuvant agent that can be combined with chemotherapeutic drugs or with Vitamin C for the improved treatment of various urological malignancies."
Comparison of Anticancer Effects of Two Combination Trials in Urological Cancer Cells: Chemotherapeutic Drugs Combined with D-fraction Versus D-fraction with Vitamin C, Bobby Alexander, Andrew Fishman, Majid Eshghi, Muhammad Choudhury, Sensuke Konno, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Aug/Sep 2012, pg. 79-81 Abstract
Vitamin C In the News
Recent Studies (Reported in 2012)Study: Long Term Use of Antioxidant Supplements Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer in Half
Taking antixodant vitamins for a long term may help prevent breast cancer, according to a study published in the Aug 24, 2011 issue of BMC Cancer. The study led by S.Y. Pan of Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and colleagues showed that premenopausal women who had taken zinc supplements for 10 years or longer were 54 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, compared to those who had not. The study also showed that supplementation of multivitamin, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc for 10 or more years was associated with 26, 42, 21, 25, and 53 percent reduced risk of breast cancer, respectively, in postmenopausal women. On the other hand, dietary antioxidants including beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and zinc or supplementation of antioxidants for less than 10 years were not associated with reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Study: Antioxidant Intake Significantly Decreases Pancreatic Cancer Risk by 67%
What researchers found was that those who consumed the most selenium roughly halved their risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared to participants with the lowest intake. Even more remarkable, participants in the top 25 percent of consumption of vitamins C, E and selenium reduced their risk by 67 percent. The authors concluded that this amount of reduced risk could possibly prevent 8 percent of pancreatic cancers.
Study: Vitamins E, C Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
The study led by E. Bidoli of Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, (PN), Italy and colleagues found men who had highest vitamin E intake were 22 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer, compared to those who had the lowest intake.
A similar association was found between vitamin C intake and risk of prostate cancer. Men who had the highest intake were 14 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer compared with those who had the lowest intake.
Study: Vitamin C, E and selenium drastically reduce risk of death from gastric cancer (stomach cancer) and esophageal cancer in half.
"Gastric cancer or esophageal cancer patients who took vitamin C, E and antioxidative selenium supplements during a 15-year study were 50 percent less likely to die from the cancers."
Report: I Refused Drugs and Chemo to Battle my Breast Cancer With Fresh Veg
She refused not only chemo, but also a mastectomy and radiotherapy advised by doctors.
Instead, the 55-year-old former model decided that what she needed was a complete diet overhaul.
Jessica, from Bedfordshire, England, who now works as a leadership mentor, cut out dairy, upped her vegetable intake and took high doses of vitamin C.
Within three weeks of starting her intensive regime, a scan showed her tumour had gone to sleep and her latest blood tests came back normal.
- Rationale for Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Patients...
ABSTRACT: Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: Action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissues...
NIH: Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: Action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissues ...
- Growth suppression of malignant leukemia cell line in vitro by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and its derivatives
- Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) improves the antineoplastic activity of doxorubicin, cisplatin, and paclitaxel in human breast carcinoma cells in vitro
Higher plasma vitamin C levels decrease risk of gastric cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition ...
- Research backs theory that vitamin C shrinks tumours...
Cancer: Intravenous Vitamin C Effective Treatment
"The United States National Insitutes of Health researchers found ascorbate killed cancer cells at concentrations that would only be achievable through intravenous infusion. Normal cells were not affected by ascorbate at any concentration. [More sepp commentary]"
- Intravenously administered vitamin C as cancer therapy: three cases...
Annals of Internal Medicine: Vitamin C Pharmacokinetics: Implications for Oral and Intravenous Use ...
- Intravenous Ascorbate as a Tumor Cytotoxic Chemotherapeutic Agent...
Vitamin C protects against melanoma skin cancers
Inhibition of liver cancer cell proliferation and migration with ascorbic acid (vitamin C)...
Large study finds vitamin C protective of stomach cancer...
But when the researchers examined the blood levels of vitamin C they found a strong protective effect. That is: they found that those subjects with the highest level of vitamin C in their blood had a 60 percent lower risk of stomach cancer than those subjects with the lowest levels.
- Vitamin C and Stomach Cancer...
Low vitamin C linked to stomach cancer...
Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: Action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissues ...
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Kills Cancer Cells...
Colds 'may trigger child cancers' ...
High antioxidant vitamin intakes reduce adverse effects of chemotherapy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
Inhibition of liver cancer cell proliferation and migration with ascorbic acid (vitamin C)...
Combination therapy with vitamins C plus E inhibits human prostate cancer cell growth...
In vivo antitumor effect of ascorbic acid, lysine, proline and green tea extract on human prostate cancer ...
Autoschizis: How vitamins C and K3 kill cancer cells...
More on vitamin induced autoschizis for prostate cancer...
Orthomolecular oncology review: ascorbic acid and cancer 25 years later. ..
Hickey/Roberts Important Cancer Book Ready for Download
CANCER: Nutrition and Survival is a landmark book on the biology of cancer.
The books title might have been Vitamin C Kills Cancer, because the most important natural cancer killing substance that pharmacology professors Steve Hickey, Ph.D., and Hiliary Roberts, Ph.D., cover is vitamin C (which is called ascorbate at high dosages.)
Hickey and Roberts review of the literature informs us that scientists and researchers have discovered other natural, nontoxic substances that seem to amplify vitamin Cs cancer killing ability.
The Foundation will offer hard copies when available. Please note that a private cancer forum exists which discusses the principles presented by professors Hickey and Roberts in this book.
Readers of CANCER: Nutrition and Survival learn:
- How better diagnosis skews 5-year cancer survival statistics. Cancer discovered earlier means patients live longer after the diagnosis, not that conventional treatments are necessarily more effective.
- Why cancers become aggressive, and why conventional methods that shrink, but don't destroy tumors, can lead to more aggressive tumors.
- Why longevity and well-being might be increased by doing nothing, rather than accepting conventional treatment.
- What the proper (very high) dosages are for "controlling" cancer with antioxidants (e.g., vitamin C). The book explains why some dosages will stop cancer growth and why even higher dosages can create blood levels that kill cancers.
- Explain the experimental findings that have found that low dosages of nutrients, even vitamin C, may "feed" fast growing cancer cells, leading to more aggressive growth of tumors.
- That nutrients can reach cancer killing levels via oral administration in most people. Oral administration is not only possible, but it is a necessary adjunct to I.V. administration, in order to keep constant pressure on the growing cancer.
The Cancer forum discussses the Hickey/Roberts book and associated science, and use of high-dose antioxidants for cancer. As is the case with our other products, the monthly charge to join the Cancer Forum, to monitor or ask questions, helps fund this web site and Foundation research.
Press Release/Owen's Book Review of the Hickey/Roberts Cancer Book
The Cancer Breakthrough Handbook on Vitamin C Therapy for Patients and Doctors by Steve Hickey and Hilary Roberts
"There was something odd about the results of the experiments Linus Pauling reported in the 1980s: patients lived longer - much longer. Those treated with vitamin C lived an average of four times as long as control patients who did not receive vitamin C. This massive improvement was unparalleled in the history of medicine"Changes of terminal cancer patients' health-related quality of life after high dose vitamin C administration...
How Vitamin C Is Administered Affects How Much Reaches the Bloodstream and May Affect the Results of Studies of Its Potential Effect on Cancer ...
Dr. Cathcarts Vitamin C and Cancer Page
Attention Oncologists/Cancer Patients:
Dr. Catchart on I.V. C. Video I: Instructions on the Use and Preparation of Vitamin C for I.V. Use... (Right click to download and save this 19 minute (19.7Meg) Low Resolution RealVideo.)
This is the first video in a series based on a Robert Catchart, III, MD, lecture on vitamin C. It should help oncologists and other doctors unfamiliar with the use of I.V. sodium ascorbate.Note: Higher resolution files in different formats will be made available on CDROM and DVD.
Preparation of Sodium Ascorbate for IV and IM Use... Cathcart's Written Instructions for Physicians
Nobel prize winner's letter on vitamin C and cancer...
Contrary to popular misconception, fed by the Media; antioxidants, vitamin C in particular, are powerful weapons in the fight against cancer. But there is a question. How or why would Medical Science not know or be on the wrong track?
A former New York state assemblyman found the answer. If you or someone you know has cancer, read POLITICS IN HEALING: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Dan Haley. This important, easy to read, gripping book contains more than FIVE outright cancer cures. And Haley restricted himself to public records and found sworn court testimony, including heads of the AMA.
After reading Haley's book, you'll want to know more about:
- Cessium Chloride and The High pH Therapy for Cancer Best results when combined with high doses of vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, selenium and Laetrile.
- Today's version of William Koch's glyoxylide?
Animal-Based Nutrients Linked With Higher Risk Of Stomach And Esophageal Cancers Vitamin C supplements reduce stomach cancer by 40% Yale researchers also found that regular users of vitamin C supplements were at significantly lower risk of stomach cancer
Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 cause massive cancer cell death From Science News.
In 1954 McCormick postulated the theory that the factor which preconditions the body to the development of cancer is the degenerative changes caused by continued low levels of ascorbic acid in the body. According to Irwin Stone, additional evidence supporting this hypothesis comes from the work of Goth and Littmann in 1948. They found that cancers most frequently originate in organs whose ascorbic acid levels are below 4.5 mg/mmm and rarely grow in organs containing ascorbic acid above this concentration.[Irwin Stone, The Healing Factor, Pg 95]
Now Posted: Irwin Stone's 1972 book: The Healing Factor
Hugh RiordinThis really works. We have been playing around with too low doses.
Ralph Moss: Antioxidants Against Cancer
Must Read for both Cancer patients and OncologistsHas the recent spate of negative publicity about antioxidants interfering with cancer treatment confused you? We highly recommend the new book by Ralph Moss, a leading expert on cancer treatments.
Antioxidants Against Cancer is an excellent evidence-based summary, easily understood by both patients and their cancer treatment specialists. Ralph Moss's latest book shows why antioxidant therapy should be offered to every cancer patient.
The following is from the Moss book:
Combinations of Vitamin C and Conventional Anticancer Agents Agent Used Decrease in Cancer Growth Vitamin C -5.0% 5-FU 38.0% 5-FU + Vitamin C 95.5% X rays 72.0% X rays + Vitamin C 98.2% Bleomycin 73.0% Bleomycin + Vitamin C 92.0% Combinations of Vitamin E and Conventional Anticancer Agents Agent Used Decrease in Cancer Growth Vitamin E 47% Bleomycin 46% Bleomycin + Vitamin E 71% 5-FU 37% 5-FU + Vitamin E 71% Adriamycin 58% Adriamycin + Vitamin E 88% Cisplatin 57% Cisplatin + Vitamin E 82%
Source: Kedar Prasad, University of Colorado, as summarized in Antioxidants Against Cancer by Ralph Moss
Vitamin C Foundation comments: Are high antioxidant intakes bad for your health?
Hoffer's New Book Vitamin C and Cancer Now AvailableThe vitamins-as-prevention paradigm shift to vitamins-as-therapy is documented in this heavyweight text from the pioneer of orthomolecular medicine. Hoffer covers the surprising outcomes of cancer patients treated with megadoses of vitamin C. This book should assuage any fears that cancer patients may have about taking vitamin C during their treatment.
In stock. $14 + S&H. Contact the Foundation to order.
The following case study is from the Hoffer book. This patient (Case #351) was diagnosed with lung cancer,
Born in 1932, she was first seen in June 1991. In May 1991 she suffered the flu and cough. On routine x-ray a shadow was observed in her lung which had apparently been there one year before. A biopsy was positive. At first she refused to have surgery but later agreed to it in July. Three years earlier she had a myocardial infarct, later angina, and in January 1989 she had angioplasty. She had started to take vitamin C 6 grams per day, coenzyme Q10 200 mg, and beta carotene. I advised her to increase the vitamin C to 12 grams, to add niacin 1.5 grams, B complex-50, beta carotene 75,000 IU, vitamin E 800 IU, selenium 600 mcg, zinc citrate 50 mg, and folic acid 10 mg, all daily. On 11 June 1992 she was well and felt good. On 22 February 1994 she was getting on well. Again in June 1996 she was well." [Vitamin C and Cancer: Discovery, Recovery, Controversy, A. Hoffer, 2000]
Attention Oncologists/Cancer Patients:
Video II: Titrating Oral Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to Bowel Tolerance.
This is the second video in a series based on a Robert Catchart, III, MD, lecture on vitamin C. It should help doctors unfamiliar with the use of oral ascobic acid for self-limiting viral infections.Dr. Catchart on I.V. C.
Video III: Rationale for the Use of High-Dose Ascorbate
This is the final video in a series based on a Robert Catchart, III, MD, lecture on vitamin C. It should help oncologists and other doctors unfamiliar with the use of I.V. sodium ascorbate understand the rationale behind its use and offers his explanation for the profound effects.
Vitamins C and A synergistically fight breast cancer cell growth...
"This is the first time the effect of combining retinoic and ascorbic acid on breast cancer cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and antioxidant-related gene expression has been studied."
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Volume 17, Issue 7, July 2006, Pages 454.462
Retinoic acid and ascorbic acid act synergistically in inhibiting human breast cancer cell proliferation Ki-Nam Kima, Jae-Eun Pieb, Jin-Hee Parka, Yoon-Hee Parka, Hye-Won Kima, Meyoung-kon Kima, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author
Cancer Adjuvant Therapy: Vitamin A--offers protection against radiation induced tissue damage, down-regulates telomerase activity, and is involved at almost every juncture of cancer control
Vitamin A produces astonishing leukemia cure rate, even without chemotherapy...
Vitamin A: Little Known Secret to Preventing Breast Cancer
If the cells don't get enough vitamin A stored, the retinoic acid receptor doesn't get activated, cells don't differentiate and they can turn cancerous.
"In the study, prostate cancer cells that were exposed to vitamin E showed a drop in PSA levels by as much as 90 percent, a sign of slowed cancer cell growth. In addition, researchers saw a 25 percent to 50 percent decrease in the total number of cancer cells. These findings support prior studies that show approximately one-third fewer cases of prostate cancer in men taking a vitamin E compound."
LEF.ORG: A form of vitamin D combined with radiation treatment can reduce breast cancer tumors by about 50% more than radiation alone...
Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 Treatment for Cancer The cancer cells die in a way unlike apoptosis or necrosis
Water-soluble compounds from garlic reduced the size of liver cancer cells by a factor of three...
Crime Against Humanity?
I have read with interest the recent online articles about Dr. Pauling's findings on Vitamin C therapy being the effective cancer treatment he knew it to be over 35 years ago.
As a cancer survivor, and a survivor only by the grace of God and despite what the medical profession did to me with chemotherapy, I am appalled that these findings were erroneously discredited and that this treatment was withheld from the public for so many years.
In my humble opinion, it was a crime against humanity perpetrated by the medical profession, and most likely because there was more money to be had by them by pushing drugs and chemotherapy, even though anyone who has gone through it knows how destructive and ineffectual it is to the human body.
I was in good health after my cancer tumor was removed, but almost died several times after receiving chemotherapy because of the damage it did to my entire system. When I think of all the others who suffered and died needlessly, I could cry.
MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WHETHER THE MEDICAL PROFESSION WILL START USING THIS NON-TOXIC CANCER TREATMENT AND ADMIT THAT CHEMOTHERAPY WAS A DISASTER; AND ALSO, IF THEY DO START USING VITAMIN C AS AN EFFECTIVE CANCER FIGHTER/PREVENTER, WILL THE GOVERNMENT STEP IN AND MAKE VITAMIN C A DRUG AND MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON TO PURCHASE THE SAME OVER THE COUNTER ANYMORE????? THAT WOULD CERTAINLY ADD INSULT TO INJURY, BUT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORK AND GOD BLESS YOUR EFFORTS,
Final Report of the Safety Assessment of [Vitamin C] i.e., L-Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as Used in Cosmetics...
These data coupled with an absence of reports in the clinical literature of Ascorbic Acid sensitization strongly support the safety of these ingredients. Note: Report states that fear of tumors is misplaced, as effect is compared to bicarbonate of soda.
"We have had the opportunity to observe patients who have taken 10g or more per day of vitamin C during intense chemotherapy. We now recommend a high intake of vitamin C, in some cases up to the bowel-tolerance limit, beginning as early as possible." Linus Pauling (Pg. 241, HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER, 1986, paperback)
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