CANCER info from standard medical and alternative sites

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This is just to get this topic started.
One of my friends told me about NET cancer. We may soon have a separate topic on that.
I found these links about NET ... Note: It looks like the NET Cancer day happened Nov 2014, not sure...


Ribbon. Zebra Stripe: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Endrocrine Cancer   

Thanks for posting this Barb.

The zebra stripes are unique to NET cancer. They refer to the idea that "When you hear hoofbeats you think of horses. But it could be a zebra." In other words, think outside the paradigm.

NET stands for "Neuroendocrine tumor", or carcinoid, cancer. It is a rare cancer that is slow going, of unknown origin, and for which there is no cure. Traditional chemotherapy does not work on it so there is no research money being put toward finding a cure.

Surgery is the only option to lessen the tumor burden on the body. In some cases though that also involves removing organs or tissue that is not involved in the cancer such as when one or more tumors are strangling blood vessels cutting off blood flow to an area of the body.

Many people suffering from IBS, gluten sensitivity, Crohn's disease, and other digestive system disorders may in fact have NET as it is often mis diagnosed. The delay in diagnosis means many patients the cancer has spread from the primary to their liver and are so well dispersed throughout the body in minute size that it is considered Stage IV (end stage).

A CT scan with a specific nuclear tracer, repeated over 3 days, will show the NET whereas it won't show up on other types of scans, making it tough to even notice. Pancreatic cancer is a NET, as are some lung cancers. The most common area is the digestive system. NET is a disorder of the endocrine system so the entire hormonal network is involved. Many common foods trigger symptoms which are  flushing, nausea, abdominal distress, fatigue to varying degrees. Foods such as pineapple, avocados and bananas bring on the symptoms. Many other foods can also to lesser extent such as chocolate and coffee. Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN is one of the few medical centers in the US with a NET specialist. MN also has an NET support group, still a rare thing today.
Interestingly Louisiana has many NET specialists and medical centers. Perhaps being the center of the petrochemical industry may be the reason.

Sandostatin (octreotide) is an artificial hormonal material similar to what the body makes naturally, which is given as an injection to moderate NET symptoms, especially in Stage IV when the NET is widespread in minute tumors. Injections are given every 28 days. A typical Sandostatin injection of 30mg emulsion costs about $16,800.

For Stage IV NET with moderate tumor count of 3 to 20% of biopsies taken at surgery, the longevity is 5% for 5 years even with the monthly injections. A number of alternative approaches have been proposed. One is copper exclusion achieved by medication for up to 3 years in which copper is removed from the body. Another is the ketogenic diet with the protocol described in Cancer is a Metabolic Disease. See this video by Thomas A Seyfried,

This diet must be done with medical supervision. As far as I know the only MD in the state of WI skilled in this is John Whitcomb MD of Brookfield Longevity near Milwaukee. He has many credentials for advanced study and work in anti aging and alternative healing.


Grape Seed Extract More Effective Than Chemotherapy
Posted on December 21, 2015 by Soren Dreier
Author: Jonathan Landsman

For patients facing a diagnosis of life-threatening cancer, the recommended cure can often be as potentially harmful to health as the disease itself. But for many of these patients, scientific research shows a natural treatment using grape seed extract may hold the key to slowing the growth of cancer cells without the dangerous and deadly side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

In fact, some of the very traits that allow certain cancer cells to resist traditional therapies may make them particularly susceptible to treatment using natural grape seed extract. In fact, findings suggest that the benefits grow with more advanced stages of cancer.

Conventional ‘treatments’ will never cure cancer
This is not wishful thinking: grape seed extract benefits hold clinical significance. Unfortunately, cancer patients are often pushed to begin radical and invasive procedures – including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy – immediately following a diagnosis of cancer. And, sadly, fear tactics are often used to rush people into risky (ineffective) procedures – which are known to cause secondary cancers later in life.

To be perfectly clear, although a majority of healthcare providers tout the “importance” of conventional care, there is little evidence that undergoing these harmful procedures can actually halt or even slow the progression of cancer cells.

In fact, a study published back in 2003 showed that chemotherapy was ineffective a startling 97 percent of the time. Later studies found that chemotherapy caused critical damage to the DNA of healthy cells and that some cancer-treatment drugs actually caused cancer tumors to grow, sometimes at an alarming rate. Despite the growing mountain of evidence, the mainstream medical community continues to push chemotherapy and radiation as the only hope for cancer patients.
There are many ways to naturally cure cancer. The NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE offers over 300 audio/video programs (and counting!) plus over 200 integrative healthcare providers talking about natural ways to detoxify the body and boost immune function.

Let’s face the truth: There is substantial evidence that cancer patients suffer greatly when undergoing these treatments, including increased incidence of organ damage, premature aging, sexual dysfunction, neuropathy, cancer recurrence and secondary cancers, dental problems, diabetes, endocrine changes, fatigue, hypothyroidism, memory loss and incontinence, among other conditions.

By contrast, there is no evidence of harmful side effects from the use of grape seed extract. Of course, the obvious must be said, grape seed extract should never be considered the ‘only way’ to treat cancer. To successfully overcome a cancer diagnosis – one must develop a comprehensive approach to remove unwanted toxins, nourish the body with high-quality nutrients and, of course, address any other physical, mental or emotional issues such as dental problems, systemic infections or chronic issues of anger.

Great news for cancer patients: Natural, lifesaving alternatives are available today
In the journal Cancer Letters, a December 2012 article uncovered that grape seed extract was effective against colorectal cancer in experiments using cultured cancer cells. It also noted that grape seed extract benefits increased with the higher stages of cancer.


Home Blog Food and Health How to stay healthy and fight cancer with parsley
How to stay healthy and fight cancer with parsley
Dec 16, 2015

Parsley is often used as a decorative garnish, but it may be the world’s most underappreciated herb. When you understand the amazing health and healing potential of this vibrant, curly green, you’ll realize it’s a lot more than a decoration.

Parsley is a great source of antioxidant nutrients. It boosts your liver health, and it’s good for your eyes. Perhaps most impressive of all, components of parsley have been found to help prevent — and even fight — cancer.

Parsley’s anti-cancer power
Apigenin, a compound found in parsley, has repeatedly been found to have strong anti-cancer properties.
In fact, more than 600 PubMed-indexed journal articles relate to the compound’s role in cancer. In research published September 2015 in Oncotarget, scientists for the first time were able to identify how apigenin is able to effectively slow down or stop an undesirable enzyme called IKKA, which plays a role in cancer progression. Their conclusion? Apigenin has the potential to significantly reduce cancer progression.

The researchers also showed how, in mice, apigenin stops tumor growth and lowers the growth rate of dangerous cancer cells.
But this research is not alone in identifying apigenin’s anticancer abilities. Some other examples:
   •   A 2008 clinical trial used apigenin, along with green tea, to great success in reducing the rate of cancer in patients with colon cancer.
   •   A 2012 study at the University of Missouri found that apigenin was able to effectively treat breast cancer.
   •   A 2013 study in found that apigenin killed up to 86 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro.

Also, the volatile oils in parsley neutralize certain types of carcinogens, and make this herb a “chemoprotective” food — one that protects healthy tissues from the toxic effects of anticancer drugs. And parsley is also a good source of carotenoids, which help protect the body against cancer-causing cellular damage.

How to take advantage of the anticancer compounds in parsley
Dried parsley — with 13,000 mg per 100 grams — is one of the most abundant sources of apigenin. On the other hand, fresh parsley has a good amount as well, with 225 to 300 mg per 100 grams.
To get a 10 mg dose as used in a clinical trial by Prof. Harald Hoensch of the University of Frankfurt, you would need to take one tablespoon of raw chopped parsley per day. Or you could sprinkle a small amount of dried parsley into your food.

Other sources of apigenin include grapefruit, peppermint, thyme, raw celery, and rutabagas, as well as chamomile flower tea.
When you begin to add parsley to your meals, here’s a tip: much of the vitamins and volatile compounds are lost during cooking, so eat it raw or add it at the end of cooking, right before serving.

Using parsley safely
As far as the safety of eating parsley, cancer advisor Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. warns that while generally safe, apigenin may cause undesired interactions with other drugs. There was one laboratory study that seemed to show that apigenin interfered with a standard chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of leukemia. So, Dr. Moss suggests, “It might be wise to NOT take high doses of this chemical if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.”

Parsley’s other health benefits
Parsley has some powerful cancer-fighting potential, but its healthful properties don’t stop there. The apigenin that is so abundant in parsley has been found to have remarkable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well.
Plus, parsley is a rich source of chlorophyll and fiber and also vitamins A, C, and E, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and folate. It also has more vitamin K than kale, with just 2 tablespoons of raw parsley containing 155 percent of the recommended daily amount.
And eating a bit of fresh parsley after your meal will freshen your breath naturally.

So do you have a whole new appreciation for this herb? Will you include parsley in your diet as more than a garnish? The benefits of parsley are far-reaching. And once you learn how to use it, you’ll find it can be pretty easy to enjoy. Sprinkle some on top of this Indian cauliflower rice bowl or this oil-free daal soup.

ilinda: (The following is a comment to the article of the title below, from website.)


(Susie greaves Comment left 3rd February 2016 16:04:15)
"Very timely article.There are so many implications to the subject. The appalling procrastination about compiling a list of the endocrine disruptors at the European Commission that has held up legislation for more than a decade. See the film of Stephane Horel, in English called Endocrination., in which it becomes clear that it is pressure from the chemical industries lobby that is preventing the correct labelling (or banning) of these products. For anyone who wants to understand the process by which industry prevents legislation to protect us against toxic products, read the book by David Michaels "Doubt is their product". Finally, try to see the Canadian film "Pink Ribbon Inc." or read the book by Samantha King "Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy" which is an astonishing study of the breast cancer "industry" in which the same people who give you breast cancer, sell you the cure.

I am being slightly facetious here, but please see the film or read the book, and listen to what breast cancer sufferers say about the cancer charities, who are completely uninterested in the cause of cancer but very interested in the next pharmacological money spinner. Finally, it goes without saying that the rate of childhood thyroid cancer in Fukushima prefecture is now 230 times normal. Still, the nuclear industry and the Japanese government claim there is no "provable"link to radiation."


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