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Conventional Oncology has Little to Offer the Pancreatic Cancer Patient Beyond Ineffective Chemotherapy Regimens that Cause Short, Long-term and late Stage Side Effects-

My guess is that if you are reading this post then you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Further, you’ve been told by your oncologist that your therapy choices are limited.

I disagree. I am a long-term survivor of an “incurable cancer” called multiple myeloma. Just because conventional oncology considers a type of cancer to be incurable doesn’t mean that it is incurable. You may have to work harder to manage your pancreatic cancer. And you will have to think outside-the-box- evidence-based therapies but non-conventional therapies based on research. If I can live for 20 + years with my “incurable” cancer then so can you.

Don’t misunderstand what I am saying in this post. Cruciferous veggies and onion and/or garlic are not a silver bullet cure of your cancer. What evidence-based, anti-pancreatic cancer therapies will do is fight your cancer. I fight my cancer daily with nutrition, supplementation, bone health, lifestyle and other therapies. No silver bullet cures, just chopping away at my incurable cancer each and every day.

Please take a moment to watch the short video below in order to learn more about some of these therapies:

What is your diagnosis? What stage? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Treatment of pancreatic cancer by Curcumin, Omega-3 fatty acids and Chemotherapy

Ellagic Acid, PE, Evidence-based Integrative Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Sulforaphane inhibits pancreatic cancer through disrupting Hsp90-p50Cdc37 complex and direct interactions with amino acids residues of Hsp90

“Sulforaphane [1-isothiocyanato-4-(methyl-sulfinyl) butane)], an isothiocyanate derived from cruciferous vegetables, has been shown to possess potent chemopreventive activity. We analyzed the effect of sulforaphane on the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells.

Sulforaphane inhibited pancreatic cancer cell growth in vitro with the IC50‘s around 10-15 μM and induced apoptosis. In pancreatic cancer xenograft mouse model, administration of sulforaphane showed remarkable inhibition of tumor growth without apparent toxicity noticed. We found that sulforaphane induced the degradation of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) client proteins and blocked the interaction of Hsp90 with its cochaperone p50Cdc37 in pancreatic cancer cells. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) with an isoleucine-specific labeling strategy, we overcame the protein size limit of conventional NMR and studied the interaction of sulforaphane with full-length Hsp90 dimer (170 kDa) in solution. NMR revealed multiple chemical shifts in sheet 2 and the adjacent loop in Hsp90 N-terminal domain after incubation of Hsp90 with sulforaphane.

Liquid Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) further mapped a short peptide in this region that was tagged with sulforaphane. These data suggest a new mechanism of sulforaphane that disrupts protein-protein interaction in Hsp90 complex for its chemopreventive activity…”

Cruciferous vegetable consumption and the risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis

“Background-Previous studies regarding the association between cruciferous vegetable intake and pancreatic cancer risk have reported inconsistent results. We conducted a meta-analysis to demonstrate the potential association between them…

Results- Four cohort and five case–control studies were eligible for inclusion. We found a significantly decreased risk of pancreatic cancer associated with the high intake of cruciferous vegetables (OR 0.78, 95% CI 0.64–0.91). Moderate heterogeneity was detected across studies (P = 0.065). There was no evidence of significant publication bias based on Begg’s funnel plot (P = 0.917) or Egger’s test (P = 0.669).

Conclusions- Cruciferous vegetable intake might be inversely associated with pancreatic cancer risk. Because of the limited number of studies included in this meta-analysis, further well-designed prospective studies are warranted to confirm the inverse association between cruciferous vegetable intake and risk of pancreatic cancer…”

Onion and garlic use and human cancer

Background: Interest in the potential benefits of allium vegetables, in particular, onion (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum), has its origin in antiquity, but the details of these benefits are still open to discussion.

Conclusions: This uniquely large data set from southern European populations shows an inverse association between the frequency of use of allium vegetables and the risk of several common cancers. Allium vegetables are a favorable correlate of cancer risk in Europe.”




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Bentoy says 8 years ago

was positive. They came up with no canecr present. So my doctor was very adamant that he was not wrong and so I went back to the hospital two months later and they did their own biopsy which came back negative. In fact they were surprised that my Urologist even did a biopsy on a PSA that was only 2.0 and that had increased one point in a year based on my family doctor’s information. Here are some original mistakes to watch out for all of you who may experieince this: my family doctor who said my PSA went up one point in a year had both readings done by different labs, not good, and then when my Urologist decided to do a biopsy based on that information without doing his own PSA test to confirm. Clearly I should have been smarter and seen that error. But then there is so much money to be made from biopsies and radical surgery Urologists will guide you straight down that road. This was all a year and a half ago and my PSA continues to decline now to almost 1.0 which I check every thre months.

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