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Need help regarding alternative Cancer treatments (Esophageal cancer) for my father.

Hello DP. Was looking to tap into the vast knowledge and experience from the free thinkers here.

Unfortunately, my father has just found out recently that he has Esophageal cancer. We are still finding out more such as exactly how far along it is, the suggestions of 'normal' doctors, etc. I am really trying to steer him away from chemo or radiation therapy if at all possible.

I've done some general research on cancer, alternative therapies, and his case in general (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophageal_cancer). I have seen numerous threads here on the DP about other members either helping friends or loved ones with alternative therapies, though none that I can recall of Esophageal cancer.

I was hoping (I know this is a bit of a stretch) that I could find someone here who has had the same type of cancer and has gone through treatment (be it mainstream treatment or alternative), and what your story / results were. I would also very much appreciate others with any other type of cancer to share their story, especially if they went through alternative treatments.

Some brief information on my father -

- He has been smoking since a fairly young age (~14 if I recall), and he is now 49 years old.
- He has had acid reflux for a long time, which according to the sources I have reviewed can cause Barrets syndrome and is another risk factor for esophageal cancer.
- His diet is not the best (but certainly not the worst). He is probably considered slightly overweight but is by no means obese. He had been drinking a lot of soda (high fructose corn syrup is awful) for many years, which I'm sure did not help.
- He does HVAC labor for a living, so his job is fairly physical. There may also be some health risks involved with that that could contribute.
- He does not drink alcohol (was listed as one of the risk factors on several sites).
- He is a caring but tough son of a gun. If anyone is stubborn enough to get through this, it is him.

He is still having tests done. He had a test done today that stated that the tumor in his esophagus was a 3 on a scale of 1-4. They also told him that they would suggest some chemo followed by surgery to remove this. Again, more tests are still being done.

Some of the alternative treatments I had looked up have been Gersons therapy (saw the Food Matters documentary and read up on it a bit) as well as DCA (http://www.thedcasite.com/dca_how_it_works.html). I will admit DCA is a bit more technical and I have limited knowledge of biology.

Again, anything you folks could provide to me in terms of people you know (or yourself) who has used alternative therapies would be much appreciated.

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Let Food By Thy Medicine

Have your father switch to a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet immediately. Watch Forks Over Knives for an intro and then read the China Study for more in depth info.

Forks Over Knives is on Netflix instant stream. If you don't have Netflix I'd be happy to send you a free copy of the DVD (and if you like what you saw I can also get you a free copy of the China Study)- just post your email and I'll get in touch with you privately.

Best,

Marco

You guys are truly awesome. I

You guys are truly awesome. I have to go to bed tonight, and I have skimmed some of the information. I will go more in depth with it tomorrow. I am hoping I can at least have him consider alternative treatments, and with this information it may help out.

Any other information or stories are more than welcome!

i feel for you

your most important job is to be thoughtful, helpful and understanding
as well as being his advocate when going to doctors, therapy,,, if he goes traditional

sucks doesn't it,,,, you've got 9 different answers to cure his cancer already,,, what do you choose

and i realize going alternative is a huge decision,,, and scary,,,,, as your doing the opposite of what every one usually does

--- surgery can work,,,, however your dad still will need to correct why he got cancer
also---remember---90% of a tumor is actually good healthy cells,,,, encasing ,,, squeezing the bad ones from spreading,,,, the body is fighting

my gram had breast cancer twice,,, but is ok for now,,,, hard to keep her vigilent on aftercare of anti cancer supplements and stuff to prevent recurrence

i learned a lot from bill henderson,,, has a site and blog

also russel blaylock's book --natural strategies for cancer patients

also ---maybe the best site to learn and stackup strategies is
CANCERTUTOR

i have over 30 cancer books and collecting more,,,read, read, read and present the options and important stuff to him

remmeber ,,,, you have to be the brain when at doctors visits,,,,, and seperate fact from fiction from the docs,,,,, the more i questioned ,,, and they realized i knew my shit,,,, the worse my gram's prognosis got,,,, it stopped all the cheerful bullshit,,,, and more real hard truth of outcomes and ,,,,, yes radiation may cause more cancer and metastsis and so forth,,,, however i rather deal with the truth,,,,, and i helped heard avoid radiation after a masectomy which is ineffective in older patients,,,, but it took me knowing the statistics and arguing hard to help her avoid it,,, they wanted to do it,,,, money!!!!

your dad may go the traditional, cut slash burn route,,,,, however even in that,,,, you can know the bestchemo for his type,,, type of radiation,,, the typical outcomes,,, what to avoid,,,, and tack on alternative stuff at the same time

my biggest contribution was being knowledgable and my grandma's advocate,,,,, the doctors can try to strongarm you and you really have to fight and challenge them

i will look for some better links and get back to you

first,,, get a complete vitamin and mineral panel done,,vit d level,, while you read up on the anticancer effects of vitamins,,, minerals,,, flavenoids, supplements, herbs etc

the first thing is to correct any deficiencies

ps---don't overlook mainstream sources as you glean info and knowledge by taking it all in,,, what traditional methods have learned and where you may see their missing it,,,like how they never fix the underlying problem that intitially caused it

ph seems to be a valid theory--good info-http://phbalance.wikispaces.com/

in these links to these sites you can use the search box for cancer,, or esophagal cancer to maybe get info

if you go alternative,, you'll want to track progress---they have urine test kits--http://alternativecancer.us/ak.htm

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=21588
http://naturalsociety.com/beating-cancer-with-nutrition-turm...

ralph moss had good info and videos

http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/index.html

http://www.fisherinstitute.org/

http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=537

http://www.valdezlink.com/pages/molecularbiology-dietarysupp...

bill henderson good guy---first book i read,, got it at library,,,tons of info,learned so much,, book is btter than site and talks you can listen to on site
http://webtalkradio.net/shows/how-to-live-cancer-free/

and maybe the most complete and best one stop source of all

http://www.cancertutor.com/
http://www.cancertutor.com/Other/Colon_Cancer.html

also---don't make a quick decision,,,, alhough scary 3 weeks probably won't hurt if you need time to research,,,, cancer is a slow process,,,,,a billion cancer cells is the size of a pencil point,,, doctors pressure you to start tomorrow,,,, better to take time than regret it,,,, i only wish i knew then when my dad had cancer and we just a-oked what the docs told us,,,, he died,,, and a very miserable death that i regret because we had options and looking back,,,, doing nothing would have been more humane than what we begged him to do to hopefully cure him

good luck,,,,
do the research because sometimes all these things or supplements when combined can actually make cancer grow faster,,, being a couple years out,,, i wish i could remember some examples,,,, but i was shocked when i'd come across it and glad i hadn't yet tried to have her take this vitamin with that supplement etc

Best Website to educate yourself on alternative treatments

The best website to check out is cancertutor.com. It is extremely well organized and has a ton of information and facts about different types of cancer and different protocols. I have a friend who beat cancer a few years ago and he highly recommends this site. He used a variety of approaches and spends a month in India every year (for the past 5 years - I think) undergoing a cleansing process called panchakarma.

Another really good site is Dr Klinghardt's where he discusses 5 levels of healing:http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/Articles/Klinghardt-s-5-Levels-of-Healing.html. Basically to heal it is important to address not just the physical, but the energetic, mental, intuitive and spiritual bodies. He discusses different approaches to address these different levels.

Also, a great article by Andreas Moritz on chemotherapy. Very important to read: http://www.ener-chi.com/articles/can-you-trust-chemotherapy-...

Don't be afraid, learn all you can. Fear can really get in the way of healing.

Best to you and your father!

http://ncresearch.org/gpage31

The condition you describe is

a Disease. The word disease is originated from the term "dis-ease".
Dis-ease happens first in the mind and then manifest itself in the form of some disease in the body. You must treat the disease in your body and treat the dis-ease in your mind where the condition started.

I highly recommend your purchase a copy of the book "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and read it. There are two chapters that deal with healing your self of the disease and the dis-ease. I cured my cancer by repeating the following phrase throughout the day for about five weeks or so.

Every cell, nerve, tissue, and organ in my body is made whole and perfect. My entire body is restored to perfect health and harmony.
(when you repeat this phrase try to feel the way you would if your prayer were already answered...and it will be. No doctors or meds needed. Your subconscious mind created your body and it will heal it.

My advice to everyone here to prevent cancer or disease in your body? Do not allow dis-ease in your mind...such as worry and stress. Worry and stress gives you disease and usually it's cancer.

Everyday, tell you inner self or inner spirit-that you:

1) Know he exist and is with you all the time.
2) Thank him for your perfect health

Watch your thoughts and emotions! They have power and they affect what is going to happen in your life.

Godspeed to your father. I will include him in my prayers shortly.

OXYGENATING The Body Destroys Cancer

After I lost one sister to Ovarian/Peritoneal cancer and my remaining sister with it (different causes), a friend with new pancreatic and lung cancer and another friend being operated on tomorrow for uterine cancer.....I've been sending out all sorts of info and NOT from the "establishment"!

Here's some good info and links:

"Cancer cells are known to be anaerobic, meaning they ferment oxygen rather than burn oxygen. When the level of oxygen that gets into a normal cell becomes too low, or the ATP molecule count gets too low, a normal cell will convert into becoming anaerobic.
A Nobel Prize was awarded for proving that cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning they do not burn glucose, but rather they ferment glucose in order to get their ATP energy.

Over seventy-five years ago Dr. Otto Warburg published a Nobel Prize winning paper describing the environment of the cancer cell. A normal cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take up oxygen to convert glucose into energy by oxidation. In the absence of oxygen the cell reverts to a primitive nutritional program to sustain itself, converting glucose, by fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell pH (acid/alkaline balance) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division… the cancer cells begin to multiply unchecked. The lactic acid simultaneously causes intense local pain and destroys cell enzymes. Therefore, cancer appears as a rapidly growing outer cell mass with a core of dead cells."

Here's the main page of a great informative site: http://www.cancertutor.com/index.html

http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer02/Cellect_Budwig.html

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/1...

http://www.oxygenhealth.com/index2.html

Hope it helps!

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom." Patrick Henry

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No matter what treatment you select, dietary musts:

1. No sugar in any form except raw local honey.
2. No dairy.
3. No meat.
4. Fresh fruit all kinds.
5. Raw fresh vegetables. Make sure to wash.
6. Sprouts
7. Beans.
8. Minimal breads and potatoes except for sweet potatoes.
9. Book: Raw Food Life Force Energy by Natalia Rose has recipes.

ph must be alkaline.

I'm so sorry to hear this!

The only thing I've read about that I think I myself would try is a fruit/veggie juice fast. Mega nutrients and such. There is a website called freedomyou.com that speaks of this. Best of luck to your father, and you. God bless.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

Here are some links to search through from reddit

reddit aggregates stories from a lot of sources so if you search reddit for key words like 'cancer' or 'cancer cure' and sort the results by new, you will find some relevant posts. The comments usually give you a good idea on how valid the various articles that are linked to are. I see cancer cure related posts on reddit all the time. Here is a link to search the science subreddit for cancer:
http://www.reddit.com/r/science/search?q=title%3Acancer&sort...

Same search for the health subreddit:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Health/search?q=title%3Acancer&sort=...

Here's is that search for all subreddits:
http://www.reddit.com/search?q=title%3Acancer&sort=new

If you use the drop down menu above the results, you can sort them by relevant and a few other options to see highly rated posts.

You might want to try searching for 'Esophageal cancer' or other keywords too.

Rick Simpson's hemp oil

Watch the documentary called run from the cure and save his life.

Here is my video library post

on alternative cancer therapies. You can search the table of contents to find out if any particular therapy is included.

http://www.dailypaul.com/226732/alternative-cancer-therapies...

I actually have this

I actually have this bookmarked, and was going to go over it in more detail tomorrow. Thank you!

In the event that your father

decides to go the conventional route, have him at least look into Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). It uses much less chemo than the traditional approach. Just remember that this does not address the underlying condtions which allowed the cancer to appear in the first place. Also, look at including Paw Paw as well which helps the chemo target the cancer cells better.

Another thing he might like to take a look at is Protandim which helps reduce the damaging effects of chemo on the rest of the body. I'm not sure if it would reduce some of the effects of Paw Paw or not because its mode of action is different (immune booster). Paw Paw works by reducing the cancer cell's energy production until it dies and its structure breaks apart. It also helps facilitate the death of cancer cells with Multi Drug Resistance (MDR). Dr. Jerry McLaughlin explains this in more detail in the Paw Paw section of my post.

My post contains sections for Paw Paw and Protandim, but I have not yet included a section for IPT.

Here is some info on IPT:
http://cancertutor.com/Cancer02/IPT.html
http://www.cancure.org/insulin_potentiation_therapy.htm

Everyone should bookmark that

Everyone should bookmark that post. Excellent compilation.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

You might also want to check out Stanislaw Burzynski

He's been healing terminal cancer patients for over a decade. Here's a link to his website:

http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/

You came to the right place.

Have you ever heard of and Oncologist out of Italy named Dr. Tullio Simoncini?

He cures all his cancer patients with either 7% Tincture of Iodine and/or Sodium Bicarbonate aka Baking Soda.

Cancer is fungus called Candida Albicans; Iodine and Baking Soda are super anti-fungals.

http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/

Also, if he's been smoking that long, he might want to check out Food Grade H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) for inhaling to clear out his lungs.

NOTE: Not regular H2O2 you get at Wal-Mart, but Food Grade (Google it), and you will have to dilute it down from 33% to 3% or it will burn you very badly. I believe you dilute it with Distilled Water, but you need to read up on it - people have been doing it for years.

He might also have his Testosterone levels checked. Low T is a precursor to several cancers as this Doctor who is a hormone specialist explains:

Scroll down and look at all the Testosterone topics he discusses:

http://www.youtube.com/user/bargor24?feature=g-user-u