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I wrote that post to draw attention to non-toxic therapies to reduce the risk of bladder cancer. I underwent a chemo called cytoxan that increased my risk of bladder cancer. In addition to LEF Green Tea Extract, I also supplement with curcumin and resveratrol- both shown to reduce my risk of BC.
Not sure what stage is “superficial” bladder cancer. However, it is important to point out that early stage cancers like BC respond well to therapy. I am NOT encouraging you to undergo chemotherapy at this point. What I am saying is for you to consider short term solutions such as TURBT if your BC is on the surface of the bladder wall. In addition to supplementation, nutrition and lifestyle therapies.
Let me know if you have any questions- good luck Joe.
My husband just had his third surgery for bladder cancer, diagnosed last year. Diagnosis..high grade papillary urothelial carcinoma with no diagnostic evidence of invasion identified. He is starting BCG intravesical immunotherapy on 9/10/18 for the next 6 weeks. What is your recommended dosage/protocol for taking green tea and green tea extract?Reply
I am sorry to read of your husband’s bladder cancer diagnosis though glad to read that there is no evidence of “invasion.” Two things. In answer to your question about green tea dosing, as you can see from the quote below, the study that you came in on talks about time and dose dependant manner as well as different types of BC cells so there is no specific dose given for your situation. I follow the dose given on the label- 750 mg in the case of the brand linked in that study.
The other issue I wanted to mention are other evidence-based, non-toxic supplements that integrate or synergize with BCM to enhance the efficacy of this therapy. Please read the study linked below and consider supplementing with curcumin as well as green tea extract.
Curcumin potentiates the antitumor effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin against bladder cancer through the downregulation of NF-kappaB and upregulation of TRAIL receptors.
“Compared to control-treated cells, treatment with catechin agents significantly suppressed cell growth in a dose-dependent fashion (P < 0.01), with strongest effects evoked by ECG and EGCG in UROtsa cells, ECG in low-grade RT4 and SW780 cells, and PP-60 and EGCG in high-grade TCCSUP and T24 cells..."
Let me know if you have any questions. Hang in there,
Like the green tea study, the curcumin study cites no specific dose, only a “time and dose dependant manner.” All I can offer is my own personal experience. I take one capsule (450 mg) and I have since 2006. I have read of many patients with my cancer taking between 2-8 grams. 1000 mg (miligrams) equals one gram. My point is that curcumin seems to be safe and well tolerated at higher doses.
Each of the non-toxic nutritional supplements in the CC Supplement Guide has been shown to by cytotoxic (kill) bladder cancer.
“Curcuma longa (also called turmeric), has potential to improve the current therapy using in vitro and in vivo MBT-2 murine tumor models. We found that curcumin potentiated BCG-induced apoptosis of human bladder cancer cells. BCG stimulated the release of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) from peripheral mononuclear neutrophils in a dose- and time-dependent manner,”
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks, David. I’m in the stage of “waiting” for biopsy results from a NCI facility after my local hospital can’t say anymore than “atypical.” I’m a BIG black tea drinker, but thinking I need to change to green. Great read and I thank you for your time spent in this research.Reply
Atypical probably means that you are early stage at most. Perhaps pre- or not at all. Both green and black teas has anti-cancer properties.
Thank You David.
I have had bleeding for about four months now,but just started drinking four good/big cups of Chinese green tea each day.The bleeding has almost stopped completely.I am going to order Garlic supplements off the internet to help shrink the tumor.I live and teach here in China.
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