Curcumin versus Turmeric as Cancer Therapy-What’s the Difference?

 Curcumin (Cu), which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most active constituent of turmeric, making up between two to six percent of this spice.”

I am asked about curcumin vs. turmeric as cancer therapy frequently. Here is the answer.

Dear Cancer Coach:
 
Is Turmeric and Cu considered to be the same thing?  I am taking Turmeric, 450 mg.  Is that enough?  Should I shift to Cu, take Turmeric/Curcumin at same time or what?

A good basic explanation of the difference between Cu and turmeric:
“Is cu and turmeric the same?
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Turmeric is derived from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. … Cu, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most active constituent of turmeric, making up between two to six percent of this spice.”
As both a cancer survivor and cancer coach I believe that the important issue when consider cu supplementation is a supplement’s “bioavailability” meaning how much curcumin gets into your blood stream. I take a brand of curcumin that is comprised of BCM-95. Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin has been evaluated and approved my Consumerlab.com.

CHOOSING THE BEST CURCUMIN SUPPLEMENTS

“SUPPLEMENTARY INGREDIENTS

With such incredible health potential, it is no wonder that the market in cu supplements is booming. With literally hundreds of brands to choose from and many using different additional ingredients, which is the best supplement for you?

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1) BIOPERINE

BioPerine is used by manufacturers of cu powder and capsules as an ingredient to increase the absorption of curcumin into the system. The amount of the ingredient used by weight is usually under 1%…

2) LONGVIDA

Like BioPerine, Longvida is a branded ingredient sold to manufacturers for use in cu supplements. Unlike BioPerine, Longvida actually contains cu. It is actually composed of 20% curcumin and 80% phospholipids. If you are not sure what a phospholipid is, it is a type of lipid or fat similar to wax and sterols. Longvida was patented in 2006 and is used by manufacturers to enhance the absorption of cu…

3) THERACURMIN

Like Longvida, theracurmin contains cu though at 10%, it is a lower level than the former. The remaining 90% is made up of other curcuminoids which are also naturally occurring in turmeric but are largely inert.

Theraceurmin was patented by a Japanese company in 2008 and is once again purported to help the body absorb cu. Like the previous ingredients, the manufacturers of the product claim that it the best absorbed curcumin supplement available…

4) MERIVA

Meriva is composed of 20% cu and 80% phospholipids. Like the other supplementary ingredients mentioned, it is a branded ingredient which was patented in 2006. Meriva was developed by an Italian company who label it as Phytosome. It is used to increase the bio-availability of curcumin and also a range of other products including ginkgo biloba and green tea extracts…

5) BCM-95

BCM-95 is derived totally from turmeric making it unique among its competitors which include additional ingredients. This is truly a 100% turmeric supplement which includes curcumin, curcuminoids and essential oils derived from turmeric.

Once again, the manufacturers claim that their formula enhances the absorption of curcumin and cite 14 clinical trials on their website. However, just 2 of those studies are bio-availability trials. The others examine the efficacy of BCM-95 to treat a range of specific ailments including cognitive function, mood, cancer and inflammatory response

6) BLACK PEPPER

Unlike the previous supplements, black pepper is not a proprietary ingredient but many lower end supplements make use of it because of the presence of piperine – an alkaloid which is found in black pepper. Piperine is well known to help the absorption of many different nutrients.

When it comes to improving the bio-availability of curcumin, piperine can help increase the absorption rate by as much as 2,000% compared with curcumin alone. (6) Recent studies have showed that piperine is less likely to be effective in larger doses. (7)

SO WHICH IS THE BEST CURCUMIN SUPPLEMENT?

When it comes to the absorption of curcumin, Longvida and Theracurmin come out on top. The increased absorption allowed by piperine does not come near the levels achieved by smaller particles in the case of Theracurmin and the phospholipids in Longvida.

That is not to say that BioPerine is still a decent choice; it is versatile and since it lacks curcumin, you can vary the dose yourself. While it may be inferior in terms of bio-availability, it is still an attractive option in terms of cost meaning you can use more doses throughout the day.
(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120
(2) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf9024807
(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20092313
(4) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/np1007262
(5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20046768
(6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120
(7) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21076901

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Curcumin to Protect and Heal Cirrhosis of the Liver

“Curcumin also partially reversed the fibrosis induced by CCl(4). Curcumin was effective in preventing and reversing cirrhosis, probably by its ability of reducing TGF-beta expression.”

Writing about a chronic disease like cirrhosis of the liver is a bit outside of PeopleBeatingCancer’s mission to demystify cancer. The path from cancer survivor (me) to cirrhosis is actually pretty direct. Let me explain.

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My aggressive toxic chemotherapies in ’95 did a fair amount of damage to my liver. Other organs too but for the sake of this post I am focusing on my liver. Years of research into the health benefits of curcumin led to studies citing the ability of this golden spice to heal the liver. Also, cirrhosis of the liver increases your risk of liver cancer. I began to view cirrhosis as a form of pre-liver cancer.

The bottom line is that if you have cirrhosis of the liver you should supplement with curcumin. I supplement with a brand of curcumin called Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin for several reasons. Super BC has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com. Super BC is comprised of BCM-95, a formula that has demonstrated superior bioavailability.

If you have any questions or comment please scroll down the page, write a post and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage. This damage is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by scar tissue

Other complications include hepatic encephalopathy, bleeding from dilated veins in the esophagus or dilated stomach veins, and liver cancer…”

Curcumin prevents and reverses cirrhosis induced by bile duct obstruction or CCl4 in rats: role of TGF-beta modulation and oxidative stress.

“Curcumin is a phytophenolic compound, which is highly efficacious for treating several inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of curcumin in preventing or reversing liver cirrhosis…

Curcumin also partially reversed the fibrosis induced by CCl(4). Curcumin was effective in preventing and reversing cirrhosis, probably by its ability of reducing TGF-beta expression. These data suggest that curcumin might be an effective antifibrotic and fibrolitic drug in the treatment of chronic hepatic diseases…”

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Multiple Myeloma-Is Conventional Oncology Overthinking Myeloma Therapy?

They found the incidence of oligoclonal patterns (causing confusion) was significantly higher in multiple myeloma patients who had a stem cell transplant than the patients who had chemotherapy alone: 57.9 percent compared to 8.8 percent.

Let me get this straight. Dr. Singh (pictured to the right) is pointing out that the confusion caused by elaborate testing of multiple myeloma patients is due to autologous stem cell transplantation?

Could Dr. Singh also be thinking about the fact that autologous stem cell transplant does not lead to longer average overall survival in myeloma patients?

Or that the myeloma specialist who has the longest average overall survival statistics, Dr. James Berenson, does not believe in autologous stem cell transplantation? At all? Ever?

I’m not trying to bad mouth all oncologists. Most of the doctors that I know are well-trained, hard-working clinicians. What I am saying is that oncology is a business.

Autologous stem cell transplantation is an incredibly expensive procedure. An expensive procedure that health insurance pays for. Mostly. It is a procedure that causes a great deal of toxicity and collateral damage in the patients that are supposed to heal. And finally, it is a procedure that does not lead to long remissions for many patients.

I am one of those patients. I am a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. I achieved complete remission after undergoing an experimental therapy. I have remained in complete remission from my “incurable” cancer by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, detoxification and other therapies.

Have you been diagnosed with MM? What stage? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Test results after stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma can confuse patients and doctors about

“With multiple myeloma, the start primarily producing instead a singular product, called a monoclonal antibody, or M spike, that leaves vulnerable for serious infections, like pneumonia, and can even eat away at their bones…

Sophisticated laboratory tests used to both diagnose the disease then follow treatment response, can send confusing messages to patients and their physicians, particularly after to try to restore a healthy antibody mix, says Dr. Gurmukh Singh…

The tests, serum protein electrophoresis and serum immunofixation electrophoresis, or SPEP/SIFE, and serum free light chain assay, or SFLCA, separate proteins into groups according to their electrical charge.

The M spike stands out as a distinctive, dense band of color among the layers of protein groups, while typical antibody levels create bands of lighter smears…

They found the incidence of oligoclonal patterns (causing confusion) was significantly higher in patients who had a stem cell transplant than the patients who had chemotherapy alone: 57.9 percent compared to 8.8 percent. Only five of the 159 patients who received a transplant had an oligoclonal pattern before treatment but 92 had one afterward. More than half of the the oligoconal patterns developed within the first year following a transplant. The earliest pattern was detected at two months – as soon as the first post-transplant tests were done—and a few occurred as long as five years later…”

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Curcumin Suppresses Colon Cancer, Enhances Chemotherapy

According to the studies below, curcumin suppresses colon cancer, enhances the effects of  5-FU and oxaliplatin and can even protect against 5-Fu toxicity

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Conventional oncology can do many amazing things for cancer patients. Unfortunately conventional oncology cannot prescribe any therapy that has not been evaluated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This fact forces the colon cancer patient to think a bit outside the oncology box.

I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. My bias is not about FDA approvals but therapies that can help the cancer patient. If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer, let me ask you:

  • If you could enhance the efficacy of your chemotherapy with an inexpensive, non-toxic supplement
  • If this same supplement also was shown to inhibit colon cancer,
  • Finally, if this supplement was also shown to reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy

would you add this supplement to your regimen? Would you supplement with curcumin even if your oncologist didn’t approve? I will be honest with you. I had a difficult time doing things that my oncologist didn’t like. I was forced to form my own opinions on my health only after my oncologist told me “there is nothing more I can do for you…”

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I take Life Extension Super BioCurcumin. I supplement with this brand of curcumin because it has been evaluated for purity and efficacy an approved by Consumerlab.com and independent testing service. I supplement with a formula of curcumin that has been shown to be more than six time more “bioavailable” than regular curcumin.

Have you been diagnosed with colon cancer? What stage? 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

Curcumin suppresses colon cancer cell invasion via AMPK-induced inhibition of NF-κB, uPA activator and MMP9.

“The present study investigated the hypothesis that curcumin inhibits colon cancer cell invasion by modulating NF-κB-mediated expression and activation of uPA and MMP9…

. Overall, the present data suggest that curcumin inhibits colon cancer cell invasion via AMPK activation and subsequent inhibition of p65 NF-κB, uPA and MMP9…”

Curcumin enhances the effects of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin in mediating growth inhibition of colon cancer cells by modulating EGFR and IGF-1R.

“Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), which has been shown to inhibit growth of transformed cells, has no discernible toxicity and achieves high levels in colonic mucosa. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or 5-FU plus oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) remains the backbone of colorectal cancerchemotherapeutics, but with limited success

Indeed, results of our in vitro studies demonstrated that curcumin together with FOLFOX produced a significantly greater inhibition of growth and stimulated apoptosis  of colon cancer HCT-116 and HT-29 cells than that caused by curcumin, 5-FU, curcumin + 5-FU or FOLFOX

We also suggest that inclusion of curcumin to the conventional chemotherapeutic agent(s)/regimen could be an effective therapeutic strategy for colorectal cancer.”

Curcumin reduces cytotoxicity of 5-Fluorouracil treatment in human breast cancer cells.

“5-Fluorouracil (5-FU), an antimetabolite that inhibits cell proliferation, has served an important role in standard chemotherapy protocols for a variety of solid tumors. Although reasonable response rates have been reported for 5-FU, continued exploration is necessary to improve clinical outcomes and reduce cytotoxic side effects that are an inherent problem for chemotherapeutic interventions

When 5-FU incubations were repeated with the addition of curcumin, the LD50 value increased to 200-300 μM, representing a 7-10-fold protection by curcumin against 5-FU cytotoxicity. These findings suggest that the addition of curcumin as an adjuvant therapy during 5-FU treatment might enhance the chemotherapeutic effectiveness of 5-FU by protecting normal cells from reduced viability and thus permitting higher dosing or longer treatment times….”

 

 

 

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Cachexia Prevention, Decreased Tumor Viability in Pancreatic Cancer

“More than 80% of patients suffer from significant weight loss at diagnosis and over time develop severe cachexia. Early nutritional support is therefore essential.”

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A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a double whammy. Pancreatic cancer by itself  is an aggressive cancer and has a miserable five-year survival rate. The second whammy is that a side effect called cachexia accompanies pancreatic cancer in 80% of patients complicating conventional therapy.

A solution is omega 3 fatty acids. According to the studies linked and excerpted below, omega 3 fatty acids help to prevent cachexia while they decrease pancreatic tumor viability.

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I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. I have remained in complete remission from my “incurable cancer” since 1999 by living an evidence-based, non-conventional, anti-cancer lifestyle comprised of nutrition, supplementation, etc. And I supplement with Life Extension Super Omega-3 Fatty Acids. This brand and formula has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com, an independent evaluation service. Further, this formula of omega 3 fatty acids includes sesame lignans and olive extract.

Have you been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? If so, what stage? 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

Nutrition in Pancreatic Cancer: A Review.

“More than 80% of patients suffer from significant weight loss at diagnosis and over time develop severe cachexia. Early nutritional support is therefore essential…

Due to the high prevalence of malnutrition and the rapid development of anorexia-cachexia-syndrome, early nutritional intervention is crucial and supported by clinical data…

Enteral nutrition should be preferred over parenteral nutrition. Omega-3 fatty acids and l-carnitine are promising substances for the prevention of severe cachexia, but further randomized controlled trials are needed to establish generally accepted guidelines on nutrition in pancreatic cancer…”

Omega-3 therapeutic supplementation in a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with muscle mass depletion.

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma has an extremely poor prognosis. With the best available treatments, the median overall survival duration is still less than 1 year. Most patients develop anorexia and major muscle mass loss that interfere with chemotherapy tolerance and survival…

A multidisciplinary approach with chemotherapy and close nutritional support permitted better control of the disease and longer survival…”

Four types of fatty acids exert differential impact on pancreatic cancer growth.

“Increased fatty acids (FAs) regulate pancreatic cancer progression, however, the detailed mechanism is not clear, and different forms of FAs may play diversified roles in pancreatic cancer

While n3PUFA diet decreased tumor viability, the other high fat diets stimulated tumor viability by apparently different mechanisms

In conclusion, different fatty acids have different impact on pancreatic cancer cells. The effects of fatty acids on pancreatic cancer cells were consistent in vivo and in vitro except that n6PUFAs only had regulatory effects in vivo.”

 

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Frankincense Oil Causes Apoptosis to Bladder Cancer Cells

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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Chemotherapy, Radiation-induced Mucositis Prevention

“Mucositis (MU) is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer.[1]

Oral mucositis frequently occurs in patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for several different types of cancer. The studies below talk about MU in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation. My experience is from patients who endured this painful side effect during an autologous stem cell transplant for my cancer, multiple myeloma.

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My point is that MU can happen almost anytime a cancer patient undergoes radiation to the mouth and throat and a cancer patient can endure this painful side effect simply by undergoing a lot of chemotherapy.

If a person gets MU severely enough they can’t drink, they can’t swallow and they certainly can’t eat. Please believe me that if you have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer you want to work to prevent this difficult side effects.

I will cite prevention therapies both anecdotally and based on research. By anecdotally  I mean that I have read of many patients who have prevented MU by chewing on ice chips daily. To add to the study below citing topical vitamin E therapy as a preventative therapy, I have read of cancer patient who gargled with vitamin E. solution frequently during their autologous stem cell transplant. Yes, this therapy prevented mucositis.

I supplement with a brand and formula of vitamin E called Life Extension Gamma Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols and Tocotrienols because this formula gives me all 8 forms of mixed Vitamin E.

Have you been diagnosed with head and neck cancer? What stage? What therapies are you considering? If you would like to learn more about both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional therapies please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

What is mucositis?

Mucosity  is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer.[1] Mucositis can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but oral mucositis refers to the particular inflammation and ulceration that occurs in the mouth. Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication of cancer treatment.”

Infrared Imaging Eyes Mucositis After Head and Neck Radiation

“Thermal imaging was able to detect small and early changes in the temperature of mucosal surfaces – a possible predictor of the development of mucositis – among 34 patients who were treated with chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

“Detection of these early changes using sensitive thermal imaging technology would allow identification of patients who will require more intensive supportive care,” said Dr. Ezra Cohen, who presented the pilot study at the head and neck cancer symposium sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Radiotherapy-associated mucositis manifests initially as erythematous areas in the treatment field, which are accompanied by an intense inflammatory response histologically. Thus, Dr. Cohen and his associates had hypothesized that patients destined to display severe mucocutaneous toxicity would demonstrate greater alterations in thermal intensity early in therapy, compared with identically treated counterparts who do not subsequently develop the toxicity.”

Role of Vitamin E and Vitamin A in Oral Mucositis Induced by Cancer Chemo/Radiotherapy- A Meta-analysis

“Conclusion-Topical Vitamin E had performed better on oral mucositis than Vitamin E systemic administration. Though the efficacy of topical treatment with Vitamin A showed reduction in oral mucositis, it was evaluated in a very small sample which cannot be attributed to a larger sitting.

Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid attenuates 5-fluorouracil induced mucositis in mice

“Conclusion-Together, these results show that omega-3 fatty acid decreases the mucosal damage caused by 5-FU-induced mucositis…”

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Curcumin Surpresses Gastric Cancer, Enhances Chemotherapy

“Curcumin prominently inhibited gastric cancer cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis…Curcumin dramatically inhibited tumor growth, increased gastric pH…”

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In the age of high tech medicine it is important to understand simple, effective, inexpensive cancer therapies. I am not talking about silver bullet cures. I am talking about a supplement such as curcumin that has been studied and shown to both inhibit stomach cancer while it can synergize with several different chemotherapy regimens causing these chemotherapies to work better.

I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Experience and research has taught me that cancer patients must learn about and use the best of both conventional (FDA approved) and evidence-based non-toxic, non-conventional therapies before, during and after their treatment.

I supplement with Life Extension SuperBio  Curcumin. This brand and formula have been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com an independent testing service. This brand of curcumin has been shown to be as much as six times more bioavailable that regular curcumin.

If you would like to learn more about conventional and non-conventional therapies to fight stomach/gastric cancer 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

Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer developing from the lining of the stomach.[9] Early symptoms may include heartburn, upper abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite

The most common cause is infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which accounts for more than 60% of cases.[11][2][3] Certain types of H. pylori have greater risks than others.[2] Smoking, dietary factors such as pickled vegetables, and obesity are other risk factors.[2][4] About 10% of cases run in families and between 1% and 3% of cases are due to genetic syndromes inherited from a person’s parents such as hereditary diffuse gastric cancer.[2] Most cases of stomach cancers are gastric carcinomas…”

Curcumin suppresses gastric cancer by inhibiting gastrin-mediated acid secretion.

“Hyperacidity in the stomach is known to promote the progression of gastric cancer. The plant-derived chemotherapeutic curcumin is used to treat gastric cancer…

Curcumin prominently inhibited gastric cancer cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis. Caspase-3 was upregulated by curcumin treatment. Curcumin also reduced gastrin secretion. Curcumin dramatically inhibited tumor growth, increased gastric pH, and reduced gastric secretion. In gastric cancer, curcumin suppresses gastrin-mediated acid secretion, which inhibits gastric cancer progression.”

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Colorectal Polyps-Antioxidants Reduce Risk of Relapse

cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas (colorectal polyps) smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm

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If you have been diagnosed with colorectal polyps then you know that colon cancer is all about polyps. Like most cancers, when caught early colorectal cancer is curable. Since colorectal cancer usually comes from colorectal polyps it makes sense to remove polpys and reduce the chances that your polyps come back.

 I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Years of personal experience has taught me the value of
  • lifestyle therapies that reduce my risk of relapse
  • and creating “lifestyle therapies” that are easy for me to add to my lifestyle 🙂

I don’t mean for these two tips to sound unrealistic. The study linked an excerpted below discuss exactly what I am talking about when it comes to colorectal polyps. Adding supplementation to your day can lower your risk or polyps returning and is a pretty easy and inexpensive lifestyle therapy.

I supplement with Life Extension Vitamin E. I take and recommend Life Extension supplements because this brand has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com. I consider lifestyle therapies like supplementation to be an inexpensive and effective form of cancer therapy.

Have you been diagnosed with colon polyps? Does colon cancer run in your family? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Polypectomy

“In medicine, a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excision if the polyp is external (on the skin).

Antioxidant supplement and long-term reduction of recurrent adenomas of the large bowel. A double-blind randomized trial.

“Patients who undergo polypectomy are at increased risk of adenoma recurrence. The preventive potential of vitamins (A, C and E) and selenium supplementation represent an interesting opportunity for colorectal cancer prevention….

A 39% reduction of the risk of recurrence was observed in the intervention compared to the placebo group… the risk reduction was similar for small tubular and advanced adenomas…

Conclusion: Our study showed a statistically significant effect of antioxidant supplementation on adenoma recurrence”

Polyp Size Measurement at CT Colonography: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? 1

“…Cancer is known to occur more frequently in larger polyps. In the St. Marks Hospital experience, cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm ().

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Low-dose Maintenance Therapy Increases Multiple Myeloma Overall Survival

Combine Conventional (Lenalidomide) with Evidence-based Non-Conventional Low-dose Maintenance Therapy to Increase OS While Decreasing Toxic Damage 

The issue in the study linked and excerpted below is not if lenalidomide (revlimid) is the reason for increased overall survival in multiple myeloma (MM), the issue is whether or not low-dose maintenance therapy is the reason for increases in overall survival in multiple myeloma.

What I mean by the above statement is that my research and personal myeloma experience is that hitting MM daily is the reason why I have remained in complete remission from my MM since my complete remission in 4/99.

Metronome

There are three known facts about revlimid:

  1. revlimid is antiangiogenic
  2. revlimid causes secondary cancers
  3. low-dose maintenance therapy is “metronomic therapy”

Evidence-based anti-MM therapies such as curcumin, whole-body hyperthermia and exercise are also forms of metronomic therapy that can work synergistically with revlimid and do not cause secondary cancers. The Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching program discussed in the webinar to the right outlines dozens of evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that can work integratively and synergistically with revlimid.

I am both a myeloma survivor and myeloma cancer coach. Please scroll down the page and post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Myeloma Survivor
  • Myeloma Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Lenalidomide extends myeloma survival after stem cell transplantation

“Maintenance therapy with lenalidomide following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation reduced mortality rates by 25% compared with placebo or observation among patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, according to results of a meta-analysis…

Patients treated with lenalidomide demonstrated improved Progression Free Survival compared with those who received placebo or observation…

 

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