Report #14
VITAMIN C

IN CANCER TREATMENT

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" What are vitamin C treatment's advantages? Well, first of all, the increase in longevity. We have increased the longevity (of terminally ill patients) from 5.7 months to approximately 120 months, which is very substantial. There has been a tremendous decrease in pain and anxiety, even amongst those who were dying. My conclusion is that vitamin C must be a vital component of every cancer treatment program." -- Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D

The discoverer of vitamin C, Albert Szent-Györgyi, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate stated:

" I always had the feeling that not enough use was made of it [vitamin C] for supporting human health. The reasons are rather complex. The medical profession itself took a very narrow and wrong view. "

When Szent-Györgyi proposed clinical trials using vitamin C with cancer patients, he was hooted down by the medical profession. When twice Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, named as one of the 20 most important scientists of all time, carried out highly successful clinical trials with cancer patients in Scotland, the medical establishment spent two decades attacking his reputation, attempting to discredit and ridicule him. At the time of writing this page (April 2007) there is remarkable confusion among medical circles about the use of vitamin C. During the 1990s, the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute began to issue cautious announcements about the efficacy of vitamin C against cancer. By now, there are many clinics in the United States where medical doctors legally administer vitamin C treatments, saving countless lives among cancer patients. Yet, the vast majority of doctors and hospitals still refuse even to consider such treatments, although thousands of articles, reports and test papers are available from the international research community, providing irrefutable evidence that vitamin C, administered intravenously, is one of the most powerful weapons against cancer.

What does that mean to you, the cancer patient? What do you have to know about vitamin C?

To put it very simply, vitamin C can save your life. However, we are not talking about popping some nice tasting pills twice a day. For vitamin C to be effective against cancer, it has to be given intravenously, in large doses. Vitamin C is non-toxic at any quantity; there has never been a single case where harmful effects or mortality have been reported. In Canada and in Europe thousands of holistic doctors and naturopathic physicians routinely administer such treatments. These are licensed health care practitioners, board certified, and controlled by their ministries of health. In Canada alone, there are more than a thousand naturopaths in five provinces who are licensed to give intravenous vitamin C treatment to cancer patients. Their clinical results are incomparably better than those of mainstream oncologists. As a matter of fact, they often save the life of patients sent home to die by their orthodox doctors.

Before going any further, let us make something clear. Vitamin C alone, as a monotherapy, is not enough to eliminate cancer. It may temporarily repress it, it may save the life of the patient in an emergency, but on the long run, only a combination of powerful treatments can deal with the condition. Having said that, let's take a closer look at vitamin C's cancerfighting capabilities.


A number of medical doctors published articles about their clinical experiences in peer-reviewed medical journals, curing patients with vitamin C infusion. Linus Pauling spent decades researching and writing about the subject. He took 5 grams (5000 Mg) per day to the end of his life; he died at the age of 93. Such quantity is usually referred to as megadose. Even today, the concept of this therapy is still occasionally either ridiculed, or attacked by the medical establishment as foolish and ineffective.

Over the seven decades of his scientific career, Pauling's research interests were amazingly wide-ranging and eclectic. In both theoretical and applied medicine he made important discoveries in genetic diseases, hematology, immunology, brain function and psychiatry, molecular evolution, nutritional therapy, diagnostic technology, statistical epidemiology, and biomedicine. He is also considered the founding father of molecular biology, which has transformed the biological sciences and medicine and provided the base for biotechnology. The medical establishment regards him as someone who put his nose where it didn't belong. "He may have been a great chemist, but in medicine, he was a dilettante" -- declared a professor of immunology in a TV interview.

30 years ago Dr. Pauling co-authored a book with Ewan Cameron MD, titled,
Cancer and Vitamin C: A Discussion of the Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer With Special Reference to the Value of Vitamin C. The book is available at Amazon for $11.86. It may be of special interest to cancer patients what some of the readers recently wrote about the book:

Cameron and Pauling prove with clinical studies that large doses of Vitamin C taken over long periods of time are effective in controlling many cancers. Linus Pauling earned two Nobel Prizes. He deserved a third Nobel for this book.


Also:
As a medical professional I have used this book to perform vitamin c therapy on cancer patients. Also, a friend of mine was diagnosed with brain tumor and experienced a complete remission after following the guidelines in this book. Funny how the doctor who saved his life was severely reprimanded for performing vitamin c infusions.

I still don't believe it (that he recovered) and neither did the neuro surgeons. This book explains why and how the A.M.A. discredits vitamin c trials and their results by pointing out the discrepancies in testing, misleading language, and a total lack of objectivity. Objectivity should always be prevalent in any scientific discussion. Really, if a therapy is safe, cheap, and provides hope, what's the big objection?

Your medical doctor would most likely say that all this is hearsay, and that vitamin C in large quantities is toxic. He has very little choice, because if he gave you a vitamin C infusion to treat a viral infection, in most states he would lose his licence to practice. Very few medical doctors would be willing to admit that although the treatment may help, they are not allowed to use it. This would diminish their omniscient image in front of the patient. Should you persist in your inquiry, your doctor might become very irritated, because it is not easy to denounce articles in peer reviewed medical journals, and the research of two Nobel Prize winners, Szent-Györgyi and Pauling, as hearsay. Despite the restrictions, many brave medical doctors in the United States offer vitamin C treatments. There is a large list of them on this website. (See link below.)


The results obtained by vitamin C therapies are almost unbelievable. It is a profound emotional experience to survey the available clinical data. Studying the issue, one is struck by the enormity of the crime perpetrated by our health officials, hiding this modality from the public for almost 50 years. Irrefutable clinical evidence proves that vitamin C in therapeutic quantities is able to cure patients suffering from diseases regarded by orthodox medical science as incurable and irreversible.

The operative word is, "therapeutic dose". Megadose is a misnomer. The recommended daily intake of vitamin C by the FDA is based on nutritional needs. It regards vitamin C as a nutritional supplement. When used against a serious disease, vitamin C must be taken in therapeutic doses. Compared to the nutritional requirement, this would be a megadose. However, for therapeutic purposes, it is the normal therapeutic quantity.


The word, megadose, conjures up the idea of exaggerated, grotesque quantities. In reality, the therapeutic doses of vitamin C are modest, compared to many intravenous or injected medical substances. We are told by scientists and the physicians who use this modality that vitamin C is completely non-toxic at any level. There is no record whatsoever of anybody, child or adult, ever dying, or being harmed by vitamin C therapy. Compare this with over-the-counter drugs like Aspirin, Tylenol, and others, with over 100 thousand hospitalizations and thousands of documented deaths from their use. If this is news for you, go to Google, and use the search terms, aspirin side effects, aspirin mortality, or tylenol mortality, etc. It is quite easy to overdose on these drugs. This danger is completely non-existent with vitamin C.

The intravenous vitamin C procedure is neither painful, nor traumatic in any way. The treatment is entirely benign and non-toxic, and there are no side-effects. For a recent article on the safety and efficacy of intravenous vitamin C treatment, please click here.

Gary Null, PhD, an internationally renown health scientist, writes in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients journal:

We can now move beyond the stage of allowing quackbusters, apologists for special interest groups, and other adherents of the flat-earth school of intellectual inquiry to maintain that there's no evidence of the disease-fighting value of nutrients. Because, quite simply, there is, and here it is.

The rest of Dr. Null's article presents an astounding collection of that evidence: over 90 listings of scientific papers on the efficacy of intravenous vitamin C treatment. To read the whole article, please click here. This is only a small sampling from thousands of papers, articles and reports published during the past 50 years on the therapeutic value of vitamin C. The scientific evidence is not only irrefutable, but it is overwhelming both in quality and quantity. (To view Dr. Null's 92-minute film titled Prescription for Disaster, click here)

How does vitamin C fight cancer?


1 Scavenges cancer-causing free radicals such as hydrogen peroxide to prevent lipid peroxidation and destruction of cells;
2 Neutralizes carcinogenic chemicals such as nitrosamine and nitrites;
3 Regenerates active vitamin E (another potent antioxidant) in lipid membranes;
4 Enhancement of lymphocyte function and rapid mobilization of phagocytes;
5 Potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial activity;
6 Enhancement of IgA, IgG and IgM antibody levels;
7 Modulation of interferon synthesis;
8 Increases synthesis of prostaglandin PGE1 (anti-inflammatory); inhibits PGE2 (inflammatory)


For a recent (2005) scientific paper from the National Institutes of Health (Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells) please click here.

Pharmacological professor Dr. Hilary Roberts writes in her now famous Aug. 2004 article at medicalnewstoday.com:

" It is the 10th anniversary of the death of Linus Pauling and his most controversial scientific conjectures about the health benefits of vitamin C are being confirmed. " Read the whole article at Linus Pauling was right all along

There is a large number of research centers where pioneering work is being carried out. Dr. Hugh D. Riordan MD et al at the Bio-Communications Research Institute in Wichita, Kansas carried out during the past 15 years countless important clinical trials using intravenous vitamin C. The treatments were so successful and the results so convincing that, by now, the treatment protocol should be firmly established in every hospital and in every medical office in the United States. The fact that this has not happened is one of many disturbing facts about the policies of the medical establishment. To see Dr. Riordan's and the BCRI's reports on vitamin C's efficacy with cancer patients, please click here.
According to them, vitamin C can be used as chemotherapy with cancer patients.

From the literature, published by the international medical research community during the past several decades, vitamin C is not a marginal, supplemental tool in cancer treatment, but a primary one. It must be combined with other cancer fighting therapies, in a comprehensive and individually planned protocol for each patient.

The whole intravenous vitamin C treatment concept against cancer rests on the fact that
vitamin C in sufficient amounts is selectively toxic to tumor cells. Tumor-toxic levels of vitamin C could be achieved only by giving the vitamin intravenously.

For a list of clinics that offer intravenous vitamin C treatments in the USA and Canada, please click here.

For another list of medical doctors who give integrative I.V. treatments, click here



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