Frankincense Oil Causes Apoptosis to 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

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If you have been diagnosed with early stage bladder cancer 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 discussed in the study 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.

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

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.”

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Randy says last year

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 last year

    Hi Randy-

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

    David Emerson

    Rachel says last year

    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 last year

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 last year

    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 last year

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 last year

    That’s good to know. Thanks Cynthia-


Michael D. Morrison says last year

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

Mary says a couple of 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 a couple of 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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