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[–] meowski 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I worked as a bioinformatician in one of the top cancer biology labs in the world for several years. We did genomic sequence analysis on many thousands of cancer cases. I sat on most weekly tumor board meetings over the span of 2.5 years.

First of all, metastatic cancer will kill you eventually if you do nothing. Many types of chemo actually make cancer worse, or fail to kill the whole cancer. They're mostly indiscriminate and wipe out the immune system as well as some of the cancer, often leaving the most aggressive cells behind to return later.

There are a select few typtes of chemo that have pretty high success on certain cancers. Certain hormone sensitive cancers of sex organs can respond to hormone ablation therapy.

I am not going to dismiss the effectiveness of alternative therapies like CBD/THC extracts of cannabis, or amygdalin which is a cyanide+sugar compound extracted from apricot or biwa seed pits. Many types of cancer cells are well known to have increased glucose (sugar) metabolism.

There are literally thousands of different events in the genome that, in combination, lead to cancer. Virtually no two cancers are the same.

Tumor/normal exome + RNA seq gene expression can reveal the underlying causes of the cancer and provide a better path forward to choose drugs that may be effective. It's a lot better than blindly trying one dna-destroying chemo drug after the next, until the patient is wiped out.

If I had cancer, I'd first eliminate all glucose and go on near starvation diet of high nutrient foods, then ingest large quantities of CBD/THC oil + amygdalin. I would do surgery but not chemo or radiation unless it was hodgkin lymphoma or a few other ones that respond well to certain drugs

I've seen cases where a completely new cancer came up after years of chemo. It's dangerous. But so is cancer.Doctors will rightly tell you you're going to die if you do nothing. People get scared into randomly trying chemo drugs.

Food for thought: Amgen pharma famously tried to replicate a large number of cancer drug studies, and failed to replicate the majority of them. They could only replicate a miserable 10% or thereabouts.

Edit: Reference for my claim about Hodgkin Lymphoma: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2847426/

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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you very much! Would say intermittent fasting and 1 day to 1 week fasts might be both prophylactic and slow growth of an existing cancer? Any thoughts on vitamin C?

BTW, one thing I ran across said low protein was important during an anti-cancer fast.

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[–] meowski 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you're eating anything, it's not really a fast. Just a diet. In mouse studies, they benefit from a single 72 hour fast. Not sure what this translates to in humans but you will definitely be in ketosis after a few days, and after 5-6 days your body will begin recycling old cells. I've done 6 days 2x. It's not for everyone though. Low carb/sugar, high protein (not soy), vitamin/mineral rich, moderate fat intake is probably the best anti-cancer diet we have.

Oh, and some people have reported positive outcomes with high doses of vitamin C, intravenous.

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[–] albatrosv15 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So basically cancer epidemic is overeating epidemic?

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[–] meowski 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Overweight is certainly a risk factor for cancer but it's not the only cause. Many toxins are stored in fat.

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[–] SRS-Airbag 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Would it be possible to radiate glucose and inject it while thensubject is the middle of a ketogenic diet? The cancer would soak it up.

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[–] HorseIsDead 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You're describing a non-targeted and severely retarded form of radiation therapy.

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[–] meowski 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Radionuclides would likely end up in other organs leading to more DNA damage and more cancer, so I don't know that this would have any overall benefit.

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[–] Pushtoopen 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you for this! Can you talk further about why a near starvation diet?

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[–] meowski 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's been shown that patients who fast have better outcomes on chemo drugs- up to a point. Obviously you don't want to starve to death.

There are some studies also showing that periods of fasting can regenerate stem cells and rebuild the immune system.