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Green Tea (EGCG Catechins) Causes Apoptotis (kills) Bladder Cancer

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“Compared to control-treated cells, treatment with catechin agents significantly suppressed cell growth in a dose-dependent fashion…”Translation, green tea kills bladder cancer…

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According to the study linked and excerpted below,   Green Tea causes apoptosis to bladder cancer cells. According to my experience, drinking a cup or two of green tea daily will not amount to enough of the bladder cancer fighting green tea catechins in you.

Let me explain. I underwent cytoxan chemotherapy for my cancer years ago. A common side effect of cytoxan is an increased risk of bladder cancer. My risk increases slightly every year. I underwent cytoxan back in 1995 so my risk of bladder cancer is pretty high by now.

I supplement with Life Extension Mega Green Tea in order to reduce (or eliminate?) my risk of bladder cancer. As of the writing of this blog post it has been over 22 years since I underwent cytoxan. So far, so good.

According to the study linked and excerpted below, it’s really as simple as that. The study below uses all sorts of medical research language but long story short, after 72 hours, “treatment with catechin agents (Green Tea ) significantly suppressed cell growth in a dose-dependent fashion…Translation- The more you drink or the greater the dose of Green Tea extract, the more bladder cancer is killed.

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Further, I take Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract   because  this brand has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com an independent evaluation service. LEF Mega Green Tea has been well-reviewed on Amazon and is available through Amazon Prime (which I also use and recommend).

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I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach.    Personal experience has taught me that cancer patients and survivors benefit from the best of both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional cancer therapies.

If you are in remission from bladder cancer, or if you have been diagnosed,  at any stage, with bladder cancer please read the study below and consider supplementing with this inexpensive therapy.

For more information about bladder cancer, both conventional and non-conventional therapies, please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Induction of apoptosis in human bladder cancer cells by green tea catechins.

” This in vitro study examined the antiproliferative/pro-apoptotic potential of green tea extract (GTE), polyphenon-60 (PP-60), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in both normal and malignant human bladder cells

Cell growth (proliferation/apoptosis) was measured in UROtsa (normal), SW780 (tumorigenic; low-grade), and TCCSUP (tumorigenic; high-grade) human bladder urothelial cells by cell proliferation (XTT) assay after treatment with 0-80 microg/mL of GTE, PP-60, ECG and EGCG for 72 h. Molecular signaling pathways of catechin-induced apoptosis were analyzed using Human signal transduction RT(2) Profiler PCR array (SuperArray). 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…

Microarray analysis indicated distinct differences in mRNA gene expression regarding growth signaling pathway activation induced by EGCG in normal/tumorigenic human bladder cell lines, providing a rationale for the putative therapeutic usage of green tea polyphenols against bladder disease.”


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