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Biologic Therapies For Cancer Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy The biologic therapies are those based on the idea that the body itself has methods of treating cancer, preventing cells from becoming cancerous and reverting them to normal once they do become cancerous. Therefore, from this point of view, the presence of cancer represents a breakdown of these defense systems. The task therefore is to restore, or replace, these defense systems. Having said that, I caution the reader from gaining false hope that any one therapy, conventional or alternative, is a cure for cancer. Cancers do go into remission, without and sometimes with treatment, and sometimes they do not return, but as far as I know there is no one absolutely reliable way to achieve this.

Hydrazine Sulfate

Hydrazine sulfate, a former unconventional therapy, has proven so useful as an adjunctive treatment in cancer therapy that it is now even approved by the FDA on a case by case basis. It restores lost appetite, one of the major problems in cancer, and reverses the wasting away which is a hallmark of cancer. In addition, it stops tumor growth, often causes tumors to shrink, and in some cases has made tumors disappear.

Hydrazine sulfate was first proposed as a cancer treatment by Dr. Joseph Gold, who waged a courageous battle over the last quarter century to gain acceptance from the medical establishment for this simple, off-the-shelf chemical.

Antineoplaston Therapy

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who practices in Houston, Texas, has discovered that a group of peptides (short chains of amino acids) and amino acid derivatives normally are present in the body and serve to keep cells healthy and dividing normally. He also has discovered that people with cancer are critically short on these substances, which he has named "antineoplastons." He has particular success with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as two brain cancers: glioblastoma multiforme and astrocytoma, both of which are incurable using conventional therapy. Most of his patients have been declared terminal and incurable by conventional doctors.

Dr. Burzynski is respected throughout the world for his work. Research into his ideas is progressing in many other developed countries and large numbers of patients say they have been cured with antineoplaston therapy. Despite all this, Dr. Burzynski is forced to engage in degrading wars with the FDA and the Texas Medical Society. He endures the snubs of the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute and goes on with his work. As I write this, he is enduring harassment by the FDA which, after going through numerous grand juries, finally found one which would charge Dr. Burzynski with a few false charges. For those who understand the politics of medicine, his struggle is a kind of resumé which proves his worth.

Insulin Potentiated Chemotherapy

This is he new kid on the block. The belief is that insulin makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapeutic agents. Insulin is given and the blood sugar monitored. When blood sugar reaches 40 a fractionated (usually 1/10) dose of whatever chemo agent is being used is administered. The advantage is that people who cannot tolerate the side-effects of standard chemo can still have their chemotherapy. It may also be that the results of chemotherapy in terms of killing cancer cells is  enhanced.

For more information, follow these hyperlinks:

Adjunctive Therapies for Cancer
Ayurvedic Medicine Approach to Cancer
Cancer Prevention
Energy Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer
Herbal Treatment of Cancer
Homeopathy in the Treatment of Cancer
Immune Therapies for Cancer
Metabolic Therapies for Cancer
Nutritional Therapies for Cancer
Natural Cancer Therapies

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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