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Frankincense Oil- Bladder Cancer Cells

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Comprehensive gene expression analysis confirmed that frankincense oil activates genes that are responsible for cell cycle arrest, cell growth suppression, and apoptosis in bladder cancer cells

If you have been diagnosed with early stage bladder cancer (BC) then your best bet will be to undergo a form of surgery referred to as TURBT.

To reduce your risk of bladder cancer relapsing or in case of muscle-invasive cancers you may want to consider evidence-based non-conventional therapies such as frankincense oil ,  curcumin and/or omega-3 fatty acids, discussed in the studies linked and excerpted below.

I’m not talking about a silver-bullet cure for cancer. As a cancer survivor and cancer coach myself I have been successful maintaining complete remission from my “incurable” cancer by living an evidence-based, non-conventional lifestyle including nutrition, supplementation, detoxification and frankincense essential oils.

In my experience as both a cancer survivor and cancer coach, a combination of both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional therapies provide patients with the best combination of both length of life and quality of life.

Have you been diagnosed with bladder cancer? If so, what stage? What therapies are you considering? Please 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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Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicity.

“One of the main components of frankincense oil is boswellic acid, a component known to have anti-neoplastic properties. The goal of this study was to evaluate frankincense oil for its anti-tumor activity and signaling pathways in bladder cancer cells

Within a range of concentration, frankincense oil suppressed cell viability in bladder transitional carcinoma J82 cells but not in UROtsa cells. Comprehensive gene expression analysis confirmed that frankincense oil activates genes that are responsible for cell cycle arrest, cell growth suppression, and apoptosis in J82 cells…

Conclusion: Frankincense oil appears to distinguish cancerous from normal bladder cells and suppress cancer cell viability. Microarray and bioinformatics analysis proposed multiple pathways that can be activated by frankincense oil to induce bladder cancer cell death. Frankincense oil might represent an alternative intravesical agent for bladder cancer treatment.”

Antitumor effects of curcumin in human bladder cancer in vitro

“BC is one of the major causes of cancer-associated mortality, with a high incidence. Curcumin, a polyphenol compound extracted from turmeric, has been identified to regulate tumor progression. However, the therapeutic effect of curcumin in human bladder cancer has not yet been determined.

In the present study, the effects of curcumin on cell growth, apoptosis and migration of BC cell lines were evaluated using an MTT assay, a Transwell assay and flow cytometry, and the associated mechanisms were investigated using western blot analysis.

Curcumin was identified to decrease the growth of T24 and 5637 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The present study confirmed that curcumin is able to inhibit cell migration and promote apoptosis of BC through suppression of matrix metalloproteinase signaling pathways in vitro. The anticancer effects of curcumin on bladder cancer cells may benefit clinical practice in the future.”

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Inhibit Tumor Growth in a Rat Model of Bladder Cancer

“Omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acids have been tested on prevention and treatment of several cancer types, but the efficacy on “in vivo” bladder cancer has not been analyzed yet. This study aimed at evaluating the chemopreventive efficacy of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) mixture in an animal model of bladder cancer.

Forty-four male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups during a 20-week protocol: control; carcinogen—N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN); ω-3 (DHA + EPA); and ω-3 + BBN. BBN and ω-3 were given during the initial 8 weeks. At week 20 blood and bladder were collected and checked for the presence of urothelium lesions and tumors, markers of inflammation, proliferation, and redox status.

Incidence of bladder carcinoma was, control (0%), ω-3 (0%), BBN (65%), and ω-3 + BBN (62.5%). The ω-3 + BBN group had no infiltrative tumors or carcinoma in situ, and tumor volume was significantly reduced compared to the BBN (0.9 ± 0.1 mm3 versus 112.5 ± 6.4 mm3).

Also, it showed a reduced MDA/TAS ratio and BBN-induced serum CRP, TGF-β1, and CD31 were prevented.

In conclusion, omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the development of premalignant and malignant lesions in a rat model of BC, which might be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-proliferative, and anti-angiogenic properties.”

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rob says last year

Hi there David..not sure you can help but I am doing loads of research ..hence your web site..also..
I have suspected bladder cancer but I refused the biopsy last July. I feel great but I have lost 5/6 kilos since then inc muscle mass so not a good sign. I am going for a liquid biopsy blood test next week in UK..(I live in Greece) .This is a new test that seems to be 94% accurate.
I am doing protocol. ust started…liver detoxes with dr group..(they seem to work well)
But want to know how to use frankincense oil..if you can help..? cheers Rob

Randy says 4 years ago

Hello David
I use frankensence with a roller on the bladder area Appling two times a day. I also take 2000 mgs of turmeric, 4000 mgs of Vitamin c and eat a ketogenic diet. I was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer. 6 months of chemo. And only given a year to live. On my last CT scan the results were no sign of metastatic disease. I give God the credit. But a change in lifestyle had its place as well.

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Randy-

    Thanks very much for reaching out. Great to read that you are doing well.

    David Emerson

    Rachel says 3 years ago

    Hello Randy!
    Can you be more specific so others can try your method?

    1) How much Frankincense oil was used with a “Roller” each time

    2) What exactly is a Roller?

    3) Brand of Frankincense you used

    4) How long did you roll for?

    Thank you in advance for your reply. So happy for you that you are cancer free! The Lord is good. God bless you 😊

Brenda says 4 years ago

How should it be used by someone with T2 bladder cancer? Should it be applied on the bladder area? how often? how much?

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Brenda-

    Regarding your question about application and dosing of Frankincense oil, I have read individual accounts of both topical as well as oral application but I have not read any studies or research on this issue. I wish I could offer more information.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

la0508 says 4 years ago

Actually, frankincense oil is one essential oil that can be used internally–in small amounts, of course. Add a few drop (2-3) to your coffee or warm water and drink. You can do this several times a day. But always listen to how your body is reacting.

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    That’s good to know. Thanks Cynthia-


Michael D. Morrison says 4 years ago

Do you have some recommendations of different brands or suppliers of frankicense?

Mary says 4 years ago

My father has stage 2 muscle invasive bladder cancer, I ordered the frankincense oil but am wondering how to use it. Does it get applied topically on the skin?

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Mary,

    The article linked below explains that frankinsense should be applied to the skin. Further, please cosider evidence-based non-toxic bladder cancer therapies such as curcumin as well.


    David Emerson

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