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.
“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.”
“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 (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.”