Breast Cancer Natural Cures?
The answer to this is yes and no. Unless you are a conspiracy buff and are convinced that all of the governments and scientific institutions world-wide are out to kill you, there are also no suppressed treatments out there, especially “kinder gentler” NON-toxic therapies. Sure, miracles occur. But would you rather experiment with VERY long odds, or would you like to get the very best treatment? If the answer is the latter, we ARE moving into an era of “personalized medicine” which WILL lead to kinder gentler and personally targeted treatments. We are already there in some ways with lesser surgery, better tolerated radiation and biological therapies that are moving away from the “kill everything” mode of current chemotherapy. In other words we have already moved quite a bit away from the alternative medicine supporters statement that all mainstream therapy does is “cut, poison and burn”. This is only the beginning.Meanwhile, if you or a loved one are afflicted with breast cancer, can you do something to ensure your chances of survival? While extensive research is being done internationally to find “the cure” for breast cancer, along with all cancers, is there something TODAY that you can consider? The answer to that is ALSO yes and no. No, there are no guarantees. Cancer is a nasty and unpredictable disease. Yes, there are proactive “natural” anti-cancer approaches that can be taken that will improve overall health and potentially improve the chances of living a high quality of recurrence-free life. This is based on the medicinal value of herbs, supplements, diet and exercise lifestyle modifications and are based on the SAME science (rooted in epigenetics and nutrigenomics) which is being researched so extensively world-wide. We are talking about general health improvement, immune boosting and direct anti-cancer tumor suppression towards prevention of recurrence. If you would like to read more, consider picking up Anti-Cancer101 a FREE Report: CLICK HERE.
Here are a few of the zillion references out there that contribute to this growing body of knowledge. Don’t be fooled. Research is ongoing and it is not suppressed! The only treatments that are being “suppressed”, or better to say “WARNING! WARNING!, are non-sense treatments that have NO scientific basis and are pushed aggressively by charlatans. In fact the real research findings are coalescing into ONE funnel of thought. Specifically there are a lot of molecular targets for beating cancer and these can be affected with mainstream agents under development as well as natural sources (some of these natural sources are where the mainstream agents are actually coming from!).
J Clin Invest. 2011 Oct 3;121(10):3797-803. doi: 10.1172/JCI57152. Epub 2011 Oct 3.
Targeted therapies for breast cancer.
Higgins MJ, Baselga J.
In recent years the description of well-defined molecular subtypes of breast cancer, together with the identification of the driving genetic alterations and signaling pathways, has led to the clinical development of a number of successful molecular targeted agents. This is best exemplified in the subset of HER2-amplified breast cancers, in which an increasing number of active agents are changing the natural history of this aggressive disease. Other targets are under exploration, and the clinical development of these agents will require a change from the current large, randomized trials in unselected patient populations to smaller trials in groups with a molecularly defined tumor type. In addition, combinatorial approaches that act on the secondary mutations and/or compensatory pathways in resistant tumors may markedly improve on the effects of targeted agents used alone.
PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e21762. Epub 2011 Aug 19.
Anticancer activities of six selected natural compounds of some cameroonian medicinal plants.
Kuete V, Wabo HK, Eyong KO, Feussi MT, Wiench B, Krusche B, Tane P, Folefoc GN, Efferth T.
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon.
Natural products are well recognized as sources of drugs in several human ailments. In the present work, we carried out a preliminary screening of six natural compounds, xanthone V(1) (1); 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone (2); physcion (3); bisvismiaquinone (4); vismiaquinone (5); 1,8-dihydroxy-3-geranyloxy-6-methylanthraquinone (6) against MiaPaCa-2 pancreatic and CCRF-CEM leukemia cells and their multidrug-resistant subline, CEM/ADR5000. Compounds 1 and 2 were then tested in several other cancer cells and their possible mode of action were investigated.
The tested compounds were previously isolated from the Cameroonian medicinal plants Vismia laurentii (1, 3, 4, 5 and 6) and Newbouldia laevis (2). The preliminary cytotoxicity results allowed the selection of xanthone V(1) and 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone, which were then tested on a panel of cancer cell lines. The study was also extended to the analysis of cell cycle distribution, apoptosis induction, caspase 3/7 activation and the anti-angiogenic properties of xanthone V(1) and 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone. IC(50) values around or below 4 µg/ml were obtained on 64.29% and 78.57% of the tested cancer cell lines for xanthone V(1) and 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone, respectively. The most sensitive cell lines (IC(50)<1 µg/ml) were breast MCF-7 (to xanthone V(1)), cervix HeLa and Caski (to xanthone V(1) and 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone), leukemia PF-382 and melanoma colo-38 (to 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone). The two compounds showed respectively, 65.8% and 59.6% inhibition of the growth of blood capillaries on the chorioallantoic membrane of quail eggs in the anti-angiogenic assay. Upon treatment with two fold IC(50) and after 72 h, the two compounds induced cell cycle arrest in S-phase, and also significant apoptosis in CCRF-CEM leukemia cells. Caspase 3/7 was activated by xanthone V(1).
The overall results of the present study provided evidence for the cytotoxicity of compounds xanthone V(1) and 2-acetylfuro-1,4-naphthoquinone, and bring supportive data for future investigations that will lead to their use in cancer therapy.
*****IMPORTANT****** Please understand that NO ONE who is a reputable board certified expert in cancer would suggest that you REPLACE mainstream therapy with natural remedies. These are meant as an adjuvant or adjunct measure AFTER (and sometimes during) treatment. Any plans to include Natural Integrative Anti-Cancer care should be discussed with an oncologist before doing ANYTHING. This is because some of these can interfere with standard therapy OR can make it MORE toxic. Fighting cancer is a team effort. Make sure your oncologist knows what you are thinking and don’t hurt yourself.