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There will be no miracle-cure cancer drug

Cancer is BIG BUSINESS for Big Pharma and over-priced cancer drugs get pushed through for FDA approvals with very poor trial methodology. A majority of these deadly concoctions have little effect on the longevity of patients but certainly drain the … Continue reading

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Fighting cancer with vitamin D

Cancer patients with higher levels of vitamin D have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D-deficient. The body produces vitamin D in the skin with sun exposure – making the sun one of … Continue reading

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Death by chemo

What is worse than cancer? Dying from the cancer drugs that are supposed to “cure” it for one…Capecitabine, AKA Xeloda, is an oral chemical used to treat breast and colorectal cancers but is associated with potentially fatal cutaneous reactions. Other … Continue reading

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The side effects of chemotherapy

The words “side effects” are like “doublespeak” straight out of the book 1984 by George Orwell. There are no such things as “side effects”. They are all effects; some desirable, some not desirable. When a drug has “side effects”, this … Continue reading

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Chemo brain

Chemotherapy/radiation cancer treatments carry an average 2.1% “survival” rate over 5 years. But death isn’t the only “side effect” of chemo/radiation. Most chemo/radiation survivors report difficulties in attention, concentration, multitasking, short-term memory and in learning new material. These symptoms of … Continue reading

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Mistletoe cancer magic

Mistletoe is an amazing plant that thrives in the winter while other plants lie dormant. One thing you may not know is that mistletoe has wonderful anticancer properties. People with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer actually doubled their survival … Continue reading

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