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AHCC Cured My Human PapillomaVirus – Cervical Cancer?

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The primary objective of this research was to evaluate AHCC supplementation to modulation of the host immune system to clear HR-HPV infections

Dear Cancer Coach- After reading your blog post about the supplement called AHCC and how it resolves the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), I am sending you my personal experience on the subject.
I was diagnosed with cervical cancer 2013,  I underwent surgery to cut out the cervical cancer. .
Then I had a scare of a reoccurrence in 2015.  My surgical oncologist removed polyps.
In 2016 I was told that Human Papillomavirus was back and it would be back to the routine of waiting and watching. Scary because I already had it turn to cancer…. so I studied as much as I could and found AHCC … I took and stayed on ahcc according to suggested studies.
In 2019 my oncologist told me that the HPV virus was completely gone. My doctors seemed completely surprised too. I smiled because I believe that supplementing with AHCC got rid of my HPV virus…
I did tell my doctors about AHCC  but they didn’t believe me. But HPV doesn’t go away 😉 mine did because it was eradicated by AHCC…
I have my medical records step-by-step how all of this occurred. I’ve been through a lot and I thank you for taking the time to get this information out, I wished more women knew..
Sincerely, Karen

Hi Karen-
I’ve blogged about AHCC and cancer because HPV increases the risk for my own cancer, multiple myeloma as well as several other cancers. I supplemented with AHCC and I believe that I cleared my HPV.
But I appreciate a testimonial from a cervical cancer survivor who also had HPV. The studies below cite in vitro and in vivo results. You provide me with the experience of an actual cancer survivor.
Thank you very much,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

From Bench to Bedside: Evaluation of AHCC Supplementation to Modulate the Host Immunity to Clear High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infections

Objective: There is currently no effective medicine or supplement for clearance of high risk- human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infections. We have taken a systematic approach evaluating the potential use of AHCC supplementation to support clearance of HR-HPV infections. The primary objective of this research was to evaluate AHCC supplementation to modulation of the host immune system to clear HR-HPV infections from bench to bedside.

Methods: Cervical cancer cells, CaSki (HPV16+), HeLa(HPV18+), SiHa(HPV16/18+), and C-33A(HPV), were treated in vitro with AHCC 0.42 mg/mL daily x7 days then observed x7 days with daily sample collection.

Tumors were evaluated for HR-HPV expression by PCR. Two pilot studies of 10 patients each were conducted in women with confirmed persistent HR-HPV+ infections. The 1st study evaluated AHCC 3g from 5 weeks up to 6 months and 2nd study evaluated AHCC 1g < 8 months. HR-HPV DNA status and the immune panel were monitored at each visit.

Results: HR-HPV clearance was observed in vitro and confirmed in the animal studies as a durable response. Four of six (66.7%) patients had confirmed HR-HPV clearance after 3–6 months of AHCC 3g. Similarly, 4 of 9 (44%) patients had confirmed HR-HPV clearance after 7 months of AHCC 1g. Suppression of IFNβ <25 pg/mL was observed in those clearing the HR-HPV infection.

Conclusion: Pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated durable clearance of HR-HPV infections. The preliminary data from the two pilot studies suggested that AHCC supplementation supports the host immune system for successful clearance of HR-HPV infections. A confirmatory phase II randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study is ongoing.

In First Human Trial, Mushroom Extract Cures HPV Infections

“It’s a potential breakthrough in treating the currently untreatable human papilloma virus (HPV) — one that comes directly from nature.

At a recent Society for Integrative Oncology conference, Judith A. Smith, a pharmacist and an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, presented the results of a small study that found the supplement active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) can eliminate the HPV virus.

The nutritional supplement is made from Japanese mushrooms.

Smith noted that HPV is linked to 99 percent of cervical cancers cases, as well as cases of many other potentially fatal cancers. As it stands, there are no medications or supplements that can effectively treat HPV.

“Patients who learn that they have HPV, and their doctors, are understandably frustrated because all we can do is monitor them for the abnormal changes associated with cancer. What we need is a safe, effective treatment for HPV before the cancer occurs,” Smith said in a press statement…”

“It’s a potential breakthrough in treating the currently untreatable human papilloma virus (HPV) — one that comes directly from nature.”

I’ve often said that if chemotherapy didn’t have negative side effects, cancer would not be the health hazard it is today. As a long-term cancer survivor who lives with a number of long-term and late-stage side effects I am ecstatic to find research documenting non-toxic therapies that can eliminate cancer causing virus’ as well as integrate with conventional chemotherapy regimens.

According to the studies linked and excerpted below AHCC can not only cure Human papillomaviruses (HPV) but it can reduce chemotherapy toxicities as well as enhance the efficacy of cisplatin, and 5-FU and improving the immune systems of cancer patients.

As many of you know, HPV increases the risk of many cancers, cervical cancer in particular. Human Papillomvirus also increases the risk of my cancer, multiple myeloma.

I take Now AHCC Extra Strength capsules. One daily with food.

AHCC and Cancer

“Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is a widely sold health supplement extracted from Basidiomycete mushrooms (eg, shiitake [Lentinula edodes]) that is purported to improve immune function.

AHCC has been evaluated in in vitro, in vivo, and in-human studies because of its antioxidant and immune-enhancing effects. Most in-human studies have evaluated its effect on reducing toxicities associated with anticancer treatments…

Several studies also evaluated AHCC in combination with other anticancer therapies. A study of BALB/cA mice demonstrated that AHCC enhanced the efficacy of cisplatin, resulting in smaller tumors compared with mice that received cisplatin only.

A breast cancer mouse model found that AHCC did not affect tamoxifen or letrozole efficacy, but had some cytotoxic effect on its own.4 In this study, AHCC also increased food intake, improved blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels, and reduced bone marrow suppression. Another study showed that AHCC reduced myelosuppression and reversed liver injury associated with 5-fluorouracil treatment...

Though most other studies evaluated the effect of AHCC on toxicities caused by anticancer treatment, 2 studies investigated the effect of AHCC on liver cancer outcomes. A prospective cohort study of 269 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent liver resection demonstrated that AHCC administration after surgery resulted in a longer time to recurrence and increased overall survival compared with those who did not receive AHCC.

Several studies showed that AHCC reduced toxicities associated with anticancer treatment. A retrospective review of 41 women with breast cancer receiving anthracyclines and taxanes found that AHCC reduced the number of neutrophil-related events and the need for granulocyte colony–stimulating factor

A study of 75 patients with pancreatic cancer receiving gemcitabine demonstrated that 6 g of AHCC for 2 months resulted in significantly fewer grade 3 adverse events (17% vs 53%; P = .0005) and fewer taste disorders (17% vs 56%; P = .0007) compared with patients who did not take AHCC.13


Animal studies suggest that AHCC may have anticancer and immune-enhancing properties. In-human studies suggest that AHCC is well-tolerated and may reduce the incidence of adverse effects among patients receiving chemotherapy…”


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Michelle says 3 years ago

My mother was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. I have used AHCC for many years and use it daily after surviving from a different cancer years ago. My question is: Is AHCC effective in any way when cervical cancer has metastasized?

    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Michelle-

    I am a product of my experience with my cancer (multiple myeloma) and research in general. I have not read any research about AHCC and metastatic cancer. I am sorry I can’t offer more info.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

Victoria says 3 years ago

All I was just diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma. I also have HPV. I just purchased my first bottle of AHCC RX brand Quality of Life. It states 300mg 60capsules. How many do you need to take each day before reaping the benefits? I love holistic approaches and right now I’m up for anything. I’m currently taking in Turmeric as well as it has great anti inflammatory response to the body.

Any suggestions on dosing would be great!

    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Victoria-

    I am sorry to read of your adenocarcinoma diagnosis. While studies indicate the HPV can increase the risk of certain cancers (like mine), I don’t know what specific dose would be recommended for you and your situation.

    I agree that holistic therapies are an important weapon in our cancer struggle. It sounds like you are heading in the right direction.

    Hang in there, Good luck,

    David Emerson

Silvana says 3 years ago

Please can you recommend a good brand? I don’t want to buy something that doesn’t work.
My mother has recurring cervical cancer, I want it for her

    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Silvana- I replied to you directly via email.

    David Emerson

Megan says 3 years ago

I’m using quality of life ahcc currently. You’re suppose to take 3g everyday in the morning on an empty stomach to be most effective I’ve read. I’ve only been on for a few weeks so have no results to post yet.

    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Megan,

    I’m curious to read about your results, your thinking in the future if you send me an update.


    David Emerson

Nicole says 3 years ago

Do AHCC brands matters? Anybody

Michael Curry says 4 years ago

Hi this is a great story, congrats on riding yourself of the hpv virus. I am currently learning about this AHCC stuff to try to clear mine aswell. I caught it from a cheating girlfriend, sadly so I was wanting to ask what doses should i take to rid myself of the virus? My new girlfriend and I have been looking and trying everything and nothing works, I am hoping if I try this one it will save my life of dissapointment and sadness.

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Michael,

    Your dose will depend on the brand of AHCC you buy. My brand was NOW brand, 1000mg per capsule. I dosing instructions on the bottle where one capsule daily. So I took one capsule, 1000mg x 1 per day.

    Good luck,

    David Emerson

Lisa says 4 years ago

I had precancerous lesions and hpv on my cervix, took ahcc 1500mg a day the dr. just called , ITS GONE!!!!!!!!!

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Well done Lisa-

    bulbi9 says 4 years ago

    Hello Lisa,

    Can you tell me more please ? I have exactly the same. Only your lesions are gone or HPV too ?
    How long did you take AHCC 1500mg ? And which site please ?

    Thank you.

      David Emerson says 4 years ago

      Hi Lisa-

      I did not have any testing done to confirm my HPV status. I don’t know…
      I took AHCC capsules daily until my bottle was empty. One capsule a day times however many capsules.
      When you ask “which site” I am assuming you are asking about the brand I took. I will link that below.

      I can’t find the Now Brand of AHCC on amazon.

      AHCC Brands

      David Emerson

    Nicole says 3 years ago

    Hi,Lisa what brand of ahcc did you take..I have the same thing hpv ☹️

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