Do not delay seeking advice from a qualified, licensed medical professional regarding treatment for your cancer. The information presented in this book and on this website is in no way meant to discourage you from seeking medical care. Nothing contained here is intended to be a substitute for the medical diagnosis, advice or treatment that can be provided by your physician or other qualified health care professionals. This material is provided for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Directions for diagnostic and therapeutic methods are taken from the providers’ instructions. The author assumes no responsibility for outcomes related to information contained in this book or web site. The purpose of this book and web site is to support you and your doctors in order to make your treatment more effective.

Complementary Cancer Treatment Protocol

In order to help you evaluate alternative treatments for cancer, I extensively expIored non-mainstream approaches and selected from the array of alternative therapies the most scientifically justified and efficacious and categorized them according to their modes of action for both the prevention and treatment of cancer. I distilled them in Chapter 11 into a Complementary Protocol to be used with the conventional treatment of cancer. The most effective approach is to use all of them as a “cocktail” because of the possible synergistic effects they have, as suggested by Dr. Raymond Chang in his book Beyond the Magic Bullet: The Anti-cancer Cocktail.  Dr. Chang offers suggestions for a wide variety of additional alternative agents.

I will use this section to add to those in my book cancer support resources and complementary therapies as they are justified by scientific evidence.

Web site for empowering cancer patients
Canceractive is a UK website for persons who want to take charge of their cancer treatment.  Its aim is to empower them to increase their odds of beating cancer; to be able to take more control over their own lives and their own treatment; and to make more informed, personal choices about their treatment options. It does this by providing information on conventional, complementary and integrative cancer therapies.  

National Cancer Institute List of Support Services
View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.  

Online Coping Assistance
Reimagine is an online course that teaches a set of skills for thriving during and after cancer. It is especially relevant when the diagnosis of cancer brings feelings of anxiety and depression. It offers a complimentary live introductory class so that you determine if it is suitable for you.
Online Coping Assistance

The Budwig Protocol Mixture
Johanna Budwig, Ph.D., found that a mixture of cottage cheese and flax oil  form a new molecule that is uniquely capable of reforming the permeability of cell membranes and of killing cancer cells. For a daily therapeutic dose, mix well one-third of a cup of flax oil and two thirds of a cup of cottage cheese in a bowl and let the mixture sit for five to eight minutes. Then put the mixture in a blender and add berries, walnuts, almonds, stevia as a sweetener and water to create your own tasteful product. Mix it in a blender on the “Liquefy” setting.

Cachexia─the most common cause of death from cancer
Most persons with cancer die from cachexia not directly from the cancer itself. Cachexia is the patient’s body wasting away while the cancer grows vigorously. It results from cancer cells incompletely metabolizing glucose and turning it into lactic acid that travels to the liver where it is converted back into glucose by a procedure that consumes an enormous amount of the body’s energy. This happens over and over again as the cancer grows and the rest of the body wastes away. Cachexia is literally eating the person’s muscles, fat and other body parts.

Hydrazine Sulfate blocks the cachexia cycle in the liver, and cesium chloride blocks it in the cancer cells. Both are complex treatments and involve significant restrictions.

Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy for Cancer
In 1986 Linus Pauling first raised the possibility that high dose Vitamin C (Vit-C) be used to treat cancer. This hypothesis prompted the Mayo Clinic to conduct two randomized controlled trials that found that Vit-C was ineffective. However, it was not recognized that Dr. Pauling administered Vit-C intravenously (IV) while the Mayo Clinic studies administered it orally. There is a profound difference between the two routes of administration.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the IV administration of high dose Vit-C has been shown to essentially have no side effects, unlike chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy; to be anti-carcinogenic; and to work synergistically with most forms of chemotherapy.

There are disadvantages. The course of therapy is long and intense: two to three times a week (2 hours each) for about a year. It can cost over $20,000 for a year-long course of treatment if it is not covered by insurance.

Laetrile Therapy
Laetrile (amygdalin or Vitamin B17) therapy is one of the best known alternative cancer treatments. It works by killing cancer cells and building the immune system to prevent their formation. It is simple to use and may be effective if used in high enough doses; if the product is of high quality; and if it is combined with an effective cancer diet and key supplements.

Most experts recommend that laetrile be taken in the form of apricot kernels at a daily dose from 24 to 40 kernels a day spread throughout the day. For a person in remission, 16 kernels a day should be used as a maintenance dosage.

The following nutritional supplements are necessary for the best results: 1) zinc (which is the transport mechanism for laetrile); 2) Vitamin C (build up to 6,000 mg a day); 3) manganese; 4) magnesium; 5) selenium; 6) Vitamins B6, B9 and B12; and 7) Vitamin A. It also is critical to take pancreatic or proteolytic enzymes during active laetrile therapy, such as in “Megazyme Forte” that contains trypsin, chymotrypsin, bromelain and zinc nutrients. These enzymes are blood thinners and should be taken within the vendor’s recommended maximum dosage.