• What May Become The World’s First Proven Cancer Preventive (And Something Bigger) Ignored By Big Pharma.

    Posted September 30, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    It is not surprising to learn that Big Pharma has shown no interest in what may become the world’s first proven cancer prevention pill.  If big profits aren’t promised, pharmaceutical companies predictably pass on such a development.

    The pill is a relatively safe FDA-approved generic drug, prescribed millions of times to help control diabetes, and it costs maybe 10-cents a day.  But what is surprising is that public health authorities appear to be remiss in announcing this breakthrough.  They are the agency in society commissioned to address important public health issues such as this.

    Data has been accumulating for 5 years now showing metformin (Glucophage), an anti-diabetic drug, dramatically reduces the risk for cancer and prolongs life among patients who are battling cancer.

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  • Reason why Beta Carotene reported to increase risk for Lung Cancer

    Posted September 8, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Recall the data claiming beta carotene should not be consumed by smokers because of a slight increased risk for lung cancer.

    Here in the study below we get a clearer picture where vitamin D is protective against lung cancer but beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, then results in a diminishment of that effect. So it would only be high-dose beta carotene that would pose this problem. Initially, the smoker/beta carotene lung cancer problem was identified among smokers in Finland, a country at a northern latitude where vitamin D levels would be low.

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  • The Hunt For A Known Cure

    Posted August 13, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Scientists Embark Upon Hunt To Find Iron-Controlling Molecule That Will Quell Colon/Rectal Cancer; But The Molecule Already Exists

    One of the dirty little secrets of modern medicine, and a reason why healthcare costs are so high, is that researchers and clinicians are trying to profiteer by inventing and delivering the highest cost medicine. Ten-cent cures are not to be found. Patentable, costly man-made medicines reign. Natural medicines are shunned or ignored.

    Such is the case where British scientists claim they have discovered high iron levels in the colon/rectum raise the risk for cancer and say they are avidly searching for chelating (key-lay-ting) molecules that will mop up the iron and reduce the risk or even treat active colon/rectal cancer. They say they hope to start using these molecules in the coming years. But high-risk individuals with polyps in their colon or who have a history of bowel inflammation can reach for a cure that is already at hand.

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  • Prostate Cancer Surgery Not!

    Posted July 19, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Been saying this for over a decade – surgical removal of a cancerous prostate gland is only problematic and does not increase survival. Years ago a government task force showed that watchful- waiting is preferred over treatment for prostate cancer, but the medical industry worked to abolish that agency and erase that science. Prostate cancer surgery simply makes many men impotent and incontinent.

    With roughly 100,000 surgical procedures to remove a cancerous prostate gland every year, and urologists making roughly $300 million to perform the surgery, one wonders if the newly passed Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is going to cease paying for this procedure. Stipulations in the Affordable Care Act state that unproven or disproven medical technologies will no longer be reimbursed by health insurance plans.

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  • One Cancer Drug To Cure All Cancers?

    Posted March 31, 2012: by Knowledge of Health

    News reports herald a possible future cure for cancer, a cure that appears so convincing in the animal laboratory that it tempts many to think a true cancer cure may soon be at hand. But careful examination suggests what is clearly a cure in the animal lab may not be a practical cure in the oncology clinic.

    In recent times there has been a renaissance in immunotherapy for cancer. Immunotherapy aims to activate an efficient immune response against tumors or prevent cancers from occurring in the first place. Decades ago cancer researchers dismissed this approach in favor of the toxic cancer cell-killing treatments that now predominate. But now cancer researchers are reporting some breakthroughs, at least in the animal laboratory.

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  • Was Steve Jobs Really A Difficult Patient?

    Posted October 27, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    The CNN article entitled “Steve Jobs: A Difficult Patient” provoked hundreds to comment online. Here is a sampling of some of the responses:

    • The one man who could get the best possible treatment on earth ultimately did not survive. What point does this prove?
    • What an idiot, he basically killed himself off by his own stupidity.
    • He forgot to try leaches — that is why he died.

    Mr. Jobs survived by nearly 9 years a slow-growing form of pancreatic cancer first discovered in 2003. He initially shunned surgery (a drastic operation called a Whipple procedure) which is a very trying operation for surgeon and patient. You can get a view of this complicated operation at the Mayo Clinic website here. The operation involves removal of the head of the pancreas where most tumors originate as well as removal of the gall bladder and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) and reconnection of the digestive organs.

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  • The Most Promising Weapons Against Pancreatic Cancer Were Never Ordered For Steve Jobs

    Posted October 10, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    The e-mails, telephone calls and personal inquiries were continuous. Since 2004 when Steve Jobs was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, so many people, knowing the dire prognosis of this form of cancer (97% succumb within 2 years of diagnosis), and knowing I had written a 500-page book about cancer, asked if I would write to Mr. Jobs about promising alternative therapies.

    Finally, after so many inquiries (a couple from Apple employees), I relented and wrote a letter and sent it to his office at Apple and suggested he consult with his doctors about well-referenced natural remedies, while still unproven, were the most promising.

    Doctors kept Mr. Jobs alive for 7 years with chemotherapy and finally a liver transplant. But the immune-stunting drugs employed to avoid organ rejection did him in say news reports. Mr. Jobs had some quality of life to the end, saying his goodbyes and staying on as the visible leader of Apple till his end.

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  • A For-Real Cancer Breakthrough And How You Might Be Able To Train Your Immune Cells To Do The Same Thing

    Posted August 23, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    BLOOD CANCER CURED BY ACTIVATING IMMUNE CELLS

    The announcement was overshadowed by the gloom and doom surrounding the world economies. While the stock market was tumbling and the price of gold soaring, University of Pennsylvania researchers were reporting the first full remissions from leukemia (cancer of the blood) by activation of patients’ own white blood cells (T-cells, produced in the thymus gland).

    The announcement came on the heels of a newly reported survey showing cancer is the most feared life-threatening disease over Alzheimer’s, stroke or heart attack.

    Sluggish white blood cells (aka lymphocytes) were extracted from the patients’ own blood and genetically reprogrammed to attack roaming cancer cells. The full scientific report can be viewed here.

    A number of prior attempts to employ genetically engineered T-cells had been unsuccessful. But the recognition that a type of T-cell (CD8) has a high capability to recognize, intercept and destroy malignant cells, has been the impetus that led to this most recent discovery.

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  • Beginnings Of Cancer Traced To A Shortage Of DNA Spare Parts

    Posted May 5, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    A remarkably simple discovery may help to explain how cancer gets started, and it may lead to an even simpler preventive remedy.

    To understand this discovery, a short course in DNA repair is required. It is well known that in early stages of cancer there is chromosomal instability caused during DNA replication. As cells divide (mitosis) and are replaced by new cells, spare parts are needed to facilitate the formation of new DNA strands. The rungs on the DNA ladder, which are called nucleotides, are lettered as A (adenine), C (cytosine), G (guanine) and T (thymine). These four nucleotides comprise the steps on the DNA ladder. A, C, G and T nucleotides are essential for DNA repair.

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  • Researchers Uncover The Cause And Cure For Breast & Prostate Cancer

    Posted March 18, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    Knowledge of Health, Inc. (March 18, 2011) – Researchers at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, now explain how an imbalance in estrogen metabolism leads to improper repair of broken DNA which in turn produces gene mutations that promote breast, prostate and other cancers.

    These researchers then go on to identify two natural molecular antidotes, a sulfur compound (N-acetyl cysteine) and a molecule found in red wine (resveratrol), which can completely block the initiation of these cancers. Both of these molecules are widely available as dietary supplements. When used together these antioxidants completely abolished the formation of DNA-adducts (cancer-causing chemicals that are coupled with DNA), which is the initiating step in these cancers.

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