Alternative does not work for me

My CT scan results came back and everything is worse, my alternative is not working for me anymore. I took Essiac tea and cats claw, phytoplykom and immortal mushrooms and the rife machine. My DR thinks that chemo may help me and I am starting it this Thursday. I am going to be on Gemcitabine. I am not feeling well and it feels like death is near, I do not know if I'll make it to the end of this year. My brother believes that cancer cannot be defeated and my sister keeps on motivating me to fight. I am tired, lost weight and my appetite. I am also shocked and sad because so far I was doing well and was stable in Dec 2012.
Did anyone get cured from stage 4 on chemo?

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Cynder,
Please don't give up hope. You were doing well on chemo before and now you will go back to what was working. You have been through so much in your life. A lesser person would have succumbed long ago. You're a fighter, and you can win this fight too.
I'm also nsclc stage IV. I'm not ready to give up. If you would like to talk, friend me and I'll message you back. Not trying to intrude, only if you think it would be a help.

Steve

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Hi Cindyer

I am hoping that there are people out there who are cured or at least for a long time with a happy lifestyle.

Here is a link to a book, I ordered it for my dad and he loves it, the writer is very strong willed and has survived so far (or at least when the book was published).

http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-Lung-Cancer-Practical/dp/1435704711

There are also people on here who have been living with Stage 4 for a long time.

Take care
Juanita

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Juanita, it looks like a great book but so far I know it because I am an holistic healer and am aware of the same sources that the book author uses. It looks motivating but I know it. My problem is different. I am dealing with recieving faulty dental work for compensation from an attempt murder and till today the damages cannot be fixed. I cannot eat solids and am on disability because it damaged my neck also. I would have to defeat cancer and then fight for correct dental repair and I am so tired from 22 years of hell a dentist put me in. I need to treat the causation and so far I am blocked. It is all in my book and why I have written it. The day it was published, my parents were diagnosed with terminal cancer and a year an a half later they both died. Two month after my mother passing I was diagnosed terminal stage 4 lung cancer.
The damages to my body and soul are severe although I am strong.
I need to publish my second book and I am too sick for it. For me to stay alive, someone has to confess the truth.
OUCH.

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Steve
I sent you my friendship request. Thank you.

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If you ever want someone to talk to, let me know, ok?

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Dear Cyndy,
You have been through hell. We're all here to give you a hand.
As far as dentists - I often ask myself why we couldn't have teeth like shark's teeth which grow back when needed! The only thing wrong in the human body!
You're in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there - one day at a time.
Hugs
Darby

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Thank you Darby and hugs back. If I only live to tell. Your support was a good reminder that I am not alone and that there are other dental victims. It is such a painful issue I avoided working on my next book which is a revision of the first book plus a second part but now I feel that I must work on the book even if I do not feel well because it is a key to my health.
I do not feel that chemo or alternatives are the answer but that there is a life trauma that damaged the magnetic field of the body. Fixing it is quite elusive, so far the truth sets me free.

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Hi Cyndy,

Alternative therapies have no proof that they cure cancer. Chemo is a bit better at controlling cancer, but for most people it is for a short time.
None of the above should stop you from living your life to the fullest, and no one knows when the end is. Do chemo to slow/stop progression. Use alternative therapies to boost and support your body. Try and get yourself as healthy as possible, and as fit as possible. (Good organic balanced diet, loose excess weight, some supplements to improve immunity etc, continue with essiac/rife and everything else you are doing, get your emotional/mental healthy)
It will not be easy, but I am sure it will be worth the effort.
My dad 63y.o nsclc 4, coming up to 2 yrs.

Best of luck, and let us know how you are going.

Felix

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Hi Felix.
Thank you for your sensible advice. It is great to know that the real key is attitude. Your Dad must be a great guy:)
About essiac tea, I am suspecting that it caused me some gastroenteritis symptomes and therefore it stopped working. I am more likely to consult my doctor this time.
The truth is that only a miracle can cure this horrible virus and therefore I shall want one.....

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What kind of NSCLC was it -- adenocarcinoma? squamous? something else? Was it tested to determine its driving mutation?

There are some people who have been cured from stage IV NSCLC with chemo/radiation/surgery, but it is rare. More get a good extension if they have a useful driving mutation like EGFR, ALK, ROS1, maybe RET, and some others might turn out to be promising depending on what their early trial data shows.

Best hopes,

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Hi CraiginPA.
I have adenocarcinoma that spread to the bones.
Not eligible for targeted chemo. Do not know more about what type of driving mutation I have. I am going to ask my doctor tomorrow.
This month I am one year survivor.
Thank you for your support and best wishes. I truly believe that if one can nail the causation one can recover from anything.

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Cindyer,

Mutation-targeted drugs are biologic drugs (pills); they would not be called chemo infusions, so I don't know what you mean by "not eligible for targeted chemo." Being eligible for a targeted drug or experimental trial of one usually means (1) stage IV (as you would be with mets to the bone) and (2) having a useful driving mutation.

Having mets to the bone does not mean they won't be useful. I think, though, local treatment is the usual approach to bring bone mets under control (e.g., radiation &/or surgery).

I should add that the drugs for these mutations are inhibitors that usually work well (shrinkage or stability) with usually-manageable side effects, but only for a number of months. Fortunately researchers are researching the types of resistance that develop and new drugs to try. Because they offer inhibition, not cure, they are usually reserved for stage IV cancer when the odds of cure are smaller and some quality time is sorely needed.

Never-smokers have a fair chance of something useful. The non-so-useful-yet KRAS mutation is common in smokers (not very common in never-smokers), but if ruled out it opens up the possibility of something else. (And if it is KRAS, there are trials that hope to make progress inhibiting that soon, despite being more difficult to find a way to control with targeted drug.)

FYI, I went to MGH in Boston to find out my driving mutation even if there was no treatment for it yet. I was lucky that they found I had a new one they were researching (and other places weren't).

Best hopes,

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I'm sorry concerning your situation. I have 4th stage metastasis rectal cancer to my lungs. My tumor may be 2 inches in circumference. I say may be as we are not too sure about it. I had portions of both lungs removed in 2008, and tumors reappeared on left lower lung. I did not want further operations to remove the tumors as it does not guarantee tumors will not come back. I've had about 5 different types of chemo since 2006. I'm tired of them and there too they may have helped but not cured. I thereafter had a procedure called cyberknife radiation and the tumor shrunk considerably. This radiation is a piece of cake. No bad side affects and it worked. I then took myself off of chemo, and switched to taking a alternative cancer treatment called Protocel. I then had a CT scan, and it SEEMED the tumor grew back to twice the size. I went off the Protocel as I felt it did not work. Now, however after seeing the doctor who performed the cyberknife was told perhaps the ENLARGED TUMOR. was simply the scarring or inflammation FROM THE ORIGINAL CYBERKNIFE, and may not be the growth of the tumor.
I ordered the Protocel again, and will resume taking it once more. This while I await a new CT scan on May 1st. My suggestion to you is see if the cyberknife is available, and take the protocel. Why? Because it may work. What do you have to lose? Does it outweigh what you could gain? If you are such a terrible state of mind, then reach out for straws, and give it a shot. Fight Fight Fight. Don't give up. Fight until you can't fight anymore. Anything is better than waiting to die. Please look into that PROTOCEL FIRST. It can't hurt. I will say a prayer for you....you do the same for yourself. Hope this helps.

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Baking soda as an alternative cancer treatment

The fact is that Big Pharma is not in the business of healing or health. They are really in the business of disease maintenance and symptom management. They arenot in the business of cures because this would put them out of business!
One Man’s Story.

When Vernon Johnston was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, his options were few. The standard treatment required him to submit to bouts of chemotherapy and hope that the poisonous drugs that will be fed into his body can kill off cancer cells faster that they can kill off healthy, normal cells.

Chemotherapy represents a drastic measure that oncologists are all too eager to recommend and an option patients dread with good reasons. Often times, chemotherapy leaves the body drained and the immune system damaged.

When it fails, and it does fail often, chemotherapy severely reduces the chances of success of any subsequent treatment options. Yet 9 out 10 cancer patients turn to chemotherapy first.

In Vernon’s case, the prostate cancer was already advanced and had metastasized to his bones. Chemotherapy would have been long and expensive and there was no guarantee that those drugs would work.

So, Vernon took matters into his own hands. On his brother’s advice, Vernon decided to raise his body’s pH to combat the cancer spreading in his body. To do this, he sought to obtain cesium chloride.

Cesium therapy is a well-known treatment protocol in cancer therapy. And it is an option doctors rarely give their cancer patients.

Treating cancer with cesium has been shown to have a 50% cure rate. Compared to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, cesium therapy produces better results. This cure rate is even more impressive considering the fact that most cancer patients receiving cesium have already undergone and failed to respond to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery.

Instead of trying his luck with these orthodox cancer protocols, Vernon simply ordered cesium chloride.

Unfortunately, the cesium never arrived. However, Vernon did not give up on raising his pH levels and making his body too alkaline for cancer cells to spread. While searching for alternatives, he happened on a cheap and commonly available alkalizing source: baking soda.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Positive-Black-Stories-By-Heru-G-Duenas/1457 08032139774

This common household cooking item is commonly added to bubbly drinks and also used as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid in the treatment of ulcer and acid reflux.

The remedy Vernon found called for mixing baking soda with maple syrup. With no maple syrup on hand, he mixed the baking soda with molasses.

Vernon Johnston fought his cancer with ingredients taken from his kitchen. His efforts and success are documented on his blog aptly described as "dance with cancer".

What is Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a white crystalline solid that appears as fine powder. It is also called cooking soda, bread soda and bicarbonate of soda. Its chemical name is sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate.

Baking soda is different from washing soda (sodium carbonate) although they share the same slightly salty and alkaline taste.

This widely used soda is commonly dissolved in mineral water and used as a leavening agent in baking. It works as a leavening agent by neutralizing the acidic components of batter. The neutralization releases carbon dioxide and leads to the “raising” or expansion of baked foods.

Baking soda has also been used to soften vegetable and to tenderize meat.

As a household chemical, baking soda is used as a cleaning agent. It is included in toothpastes for similar reasons where it serves as an antiseptic, acid-neutralizer, whitening agent and plaque-removing agent as well as a cleaning agent.

Other common personal hygiene products in which baking soda can be found include deodorants and shampoos.

The Health Benefits of Baking Soda
The medical uses of baking soda all involves raising the pH of the body by neutralizing acid. Therefore, sodium bicarbonate is used as an antacid (to neutralize stomach acid and treat ulcer, heartburn and acid indigestion) and to treat acidosis (raise the pH level of the blood when it is close to 7.0).

Sodium bicarbonate can also be used as a topical antiseptic agent to prevent blistering and scarring. Lastly, it is also used to reduce itching caused by allergic skin reactions caused by plants such as poison ivy.

Because sodium bicarbonate neutralizes stomach acid, it can be used to treat the overdose of acidic drugs such as aspirin and tricyclic antidepressants. Because it supplies more sodium to the body, it is also used to treat hyperkalemia (high blood levels of potassium).

However, excessive intake of baking soda can just as easily cause high sodium levels in the body (hypernatremia) and hypertension. Other conditions that can be caused by baking soda overload include metabolic alkalosis, congestive heart failure and edema triggered by high blood levels of sodium.

How Baking Soda Can Help “Cure” Cancer
Basically, malignant tumors represent masses of rapidly growing cells. The rapid rate of growth experienced by these cells means that cellular metabolism also proceeds at very high rates.

Therefore, cancer cells are using a lot more carbohydrates and sugars to generate energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

However, some of the compounds formed from the energy production include lactic acid and pyruvic acid. Under normal circumstances, these compounds are cleared and utilized as soon as they are produced. But cancer cells are experiencing metabolism at a much faster rate. Therefore, these organic acid accumulate in the immediate environment of the tumor.

The high level of extracellular acidity around the tumor is one of the chief driving force behind the metastasis of cancer tumors.

Basically, cancer cells need an acidic environment to grow and spread rapidly.

Some cancer experts, therefore, believe that by buffering the tumor microenvironment with an alkalizing compound, the pH of tumors can be raised enough to starve them and stop their growth and spread.

Curiously, this rather simple solution to cancer has been proven right.

What is even more remarkable is that there is no need to cook up some fancy synthetic drug to lower the acidity in the immediate environment of the tumor. A simple, commonly obtained compound like sodium bicarbonate will do.

Obviously, it is desirable to deliver the sodium bicarbonate as close to the tumor as possible since its pH-raising effect is needed in the microenvironment of the tumor. Therefore, directly injecting sodium bicarbonate in the tumor site is considered a better solution than oral administration. However, oral sodium bicarbonate is just safer and can be readily used at home.

Clinical Evidence for the Efficacy of Baking Soda in Cancer Therapy
Two Studies
A 2009 study published in the journal, Cancer Research, is among the first to confirm that the alkalinizing effect of sodium bicarbonate can indeed stop cancer.

By injecting sodium bicarbonate into a group of mice, the authors of the study were able to determine how the growth and spread of cancer tumors were effected by raising the pH of the organ affected by the cancer.

The study results showed that baking soda indeed raised the pH and reduced spontaneous metastases in mice induced with breast cancer.

The researchers also determined that sodium bicarbonate works by raising the pH outside cells and not within cells. This is an important finding because it suggests that sodium bicarbonate does not interfere with cellular metabolism even as it makes the microenvironment unconducive for tumor growth.

Other findings from this study show that baking soda:

Reduced the involvement of the lymph node on the transport of cancer cells
Does not lower the levels of circulating tumor cells
Reduced the involvement of the liver and, therefore, the spread of tumor cells to other organs
Inhibit the colonization of other organs by circulating tumor cells
The researchers noted that the injection of sodium bicarbonate in other animal models for cancer showed that the compound can also inhibit the spread of prostate cancer but not melanoma.

Building on these results, researchers are trying to determine whether better results can be obtained by combining sodium carbonate with cancer drugs.

In a 2011 study published in the journal, BMC Cancer, a group of researchers investigated the effects of dichloroacetate and the combination of dichloroacetate and a bicarbonate salt on a mouse model for metastatic breast cancer.

Dichloroacetate is a selective cancer drug that works similarly to sodium bicarbonate. It raises pH levels around cancer cells by inhibiting the breakdown of sugars and the production of acidic intermediates in these cells.

The study results showed that the combination of the synthetic cancer drug, dichloroacetate, and the simple, proven household remedy, oral bicarbonate, did not reduce metastasis or tumor size.

This study showed that sodium bicarbonate is not only a safer, cheaper cancer remedy, it is more effective than dichloroacetate.

The Use of Baking Soda in Oncology
Even though most oncologists do not recommend sodium bicarbonate for their patients, they actually use it for the same purposes in chemotherapy. By combining this alkalinizing agent with chemotherapy drugs, it protects the organs of the body from being destroyed by the poisonous effects of those drugs.

Essentially, sodium bicarbonate raises the pH around these vital organs and prevent the cancer from spreading there and chemotherapy drugs from causing even greater destruction.

Dr. Mark Sircus, the Director of the International Medical Veritas Association, detailed the link between cancer and pH as well as the use of baking soda as an anticancer agent in his book, Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment.

Dr. Tullio Simoncini, an Italian oncologist, regularly treats his cancer patients with baking soda. In his experience, oral, intravenous and aerosol delivery of sodium bicarbonate are effective in treatment of breast and prostate cancers as well as other types of cancer except for brain cancer.

Although Dr. Simoncini believes oral sodium bicarbonate is most appropriate for cancers affecting the digestive tract, other oncologists and cancer patients such as Vernon have proven that oral sodium bicarbonate can indeed effectively treat cancer affecting deep-seated organs.

Dr. Sircus also recommends oral administration of baking soda. Many of his patients debate whether to mix it with maple syrup, molasses, honey, water or any other beverage. Since normal cells are starved in cancer patients, the oncologist recommends healthy energy sources such as honey, black strap molasses and maple syrup.

Dr. Simoncini, on the other hand, gives glucose intravenously along with sodium bicarbonate for the same purpose.

The Baking Soda Formula for Cancer
To make the baking soda natural cancer remedy at home, you need maple syrup, molasses or honey to go along with the baking soda.

In Dr. Sircus’ book, he documented how one patient used baking soda and blackstrap molasses to fight the prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bones. On the first day, the patient mixed 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of molasses in a cup of water.

He took this for another 3 days after which his saliva pH read 7.0 and his urine pH read 7.5.

Encouraged by these results, the patient took the solution 2 times on day 5 instead of once daily. And from day 6 – 10, he took 2 teaspoons each of baking soda and molasses twice daily.

By the 10th day, the patient’s pH had risen to 8.5 and the only side effects experienced were headaches and night sweat (similar to cesium therapy).

The next day, the patient had a bone scan and too other medical tests. His results showed that his PSA (prostate-specific antigen, the protein used to determine the severity of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer) level was down from 22.3 at the point of diagnosis to 0.1.

Another baking soda formula recommends mixing 90 teaspoons of maple syrup with 30 teaspoons of baking soda.

To do this, the maple syrup must be heated to become less viscous. Then the baking syrup is added and stirred for 5 minutes until it is fully dissolved.

This preparation should provide about 10-day worth of the baking soda remedy. 5 – 7 teaspoons per day is the recommended dose for cancer patients.

Care should be taken when using the baking soda remedy to treat cancer. This is because sustaining a high pH level can itself cause metabolic alkalosis and electrolyte imbalance. These can result in edema and also affect the heart and blood pressure.

Ideally, you should consult a doctor before adopting the baking soda solution. An oncologist with a knowledge of this cure would be most helpful.

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Positive-Black-Stories-By-Heru-G-Duenas/1457 08032139774

http://phkillscancer.com/

http://www.naturalnews.com/027481_prostate_cancer_baking_soda.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19276390

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CraiginPA Thank you.
I asked my doctor and he said that I have no driving mutation but I have negative something. To my fault I did not write it down because I was shocked that I have no driving mutation.
What now?

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butchiet I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing. You gave me hope that there is more than Essiac tea out there, so much more. You found the marriage of Western and Eastern worlds.
You also gave me hope that my enlarged tumors (that shrunk before) and lymph nodes are perhaps inflammation rather than growth because it did not spread anywhere but I'll believe it if I see it....
I am on chemo until I find my way. My doctor would give me his blessing once I stabalize.
I am going to the schoola of naturapathic and homeopathic medicine (reduced fees) to learn more about what is available to me as a dental victim.
I looked up Protocel and saw that it is recommened by naturapathic doctors, interesting.
I may dare write to the dental school about my problem. I need some strength to defeat the pain involved in remembering.
Fight, fight and fight.

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butchiet
It is not the first that I hear about alkalinizing. Protocel is not compatible with that notion.
It is really an individualized solution, it works if it makes sense.
Wow though for the success. What if there are many ways to heal and one just have to find one's way?
I seem to think along the lines of Protocel. Food is enough and in moderation, alkalizing sounds risky
and the blame is out of place although I was guilty of same at one point in my life, I learned not to hate the system but to understand its true motives and bridge.
All the best.

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Cindyer,

It is not unusual to not be able to identify the driving mutation, or to find one that isn't known to be useful yet. (A smoking history makes it less likely to have a useful driving mutation.)

"Negative" would mean that something specific was being tested and the result didn't find anything unusual. A negative result of a specific mutation is often also called "wild type" (i.e., a version of the gene that commonly occurs in the wild, i.e., does not drive cancer).

But people who are told "no mutation" usually haven't been tested for all the possibly useful ones unless then were tested at a cancer center that routinely tests for many.

When I was tested locally, only EGFR and ALK were common (and KRAS, which is common in smokers, to rule that one out even though I never smoked).

You can call your doctor's office and any nurse there should be able to tell you over the phone which specific mutations were tested (i.e., which molecular tests) were done, and you can compare that with lists of ones that are known to be useful or are the focus of clinical trials. (The list will grow over time, but EGFR, ALK, ROS1 are usually useful, RET might be very promising, and there are some others with experimental trials like BRAF, HER2, and MET. ALK, ROS1, and RET are mostly in never-smokers, but sometimes occur in smokers.)

Best hopes,

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butchiet,

I see that story you copied is being copied all over facebook, but I cannot find its source. It seems like marketing material.

Let's address some of those claims:

=== Re: Conspiracy Theory ===

Don't believe the conspiracy theorists.

The world is too large with too many people and too many businesses (profit and not-for-profit) with too many different motivations to imagine that any small group controls the world's science. It just isn't true.

It is true that companies exist to make a profit. They each independently choose what they will research. Every one of them would love to have a cure for cancer because it would make them the richest drug company on the planet. Even if table salt cured cancer, they'd find a way to make it even more effective and safer and still become the richest drug company on the planet.

No doubt you can find transient isolated incidents of a drug company influence in the regulatory process at times in history, but exceptions are not the norm, and the USA is not the world.

What you (or whoever wrote that material you copied) might be mistaking for a conspiracy is the widespread recognition by most people that promotional documentation and dramas are not necessarily credible research.

=== Vernon Johnson ===

The anecdote in the story seems to be about this guy:
http://phkillscancer.com/

An anecdote is not proof, but rather the beginning of a research process to see if there might be something to it that can be reproduced elsewhere. The problem with anecdotes is that you can't know what really made a difference.

Was the diagnosis correct to begin with? Could there have been something unique about the individual or his unique cancer? Could the medical treatment he was getting, which took his PSA from 22 to 6, have been the cause of the further improvement? Could his own immune system have kicked in at some point to complete the improvement? Could his immune system been broken before, but fixed by some undocumented change in diet?

A real study would be able to rule out other factors and determine objectively and verifiably whether and effect can be made to occur in other people.

=== Prostate Cancer ===

Vernon's problem was prostate cancer. I don't have prostate cancer. I have lung cancer. They aren't the same and treatments for one aren't necessarily effective in another.

Prostate cancer is usually so slow-growing that people with it often die of other causes first. For such a slow-growing cancer, picking patients with the best life expectancy can make even a placebo look effective. And androgen-driven prostate cancer can often be treated with drugs for that, but those drugs won't help my lung cancer. I'm not saying that Vernon didn't experience improvement, just that prostate cancer is not lung cancer.

=== Cesium Chloride ===

Vernon wanted cesium chloride instead of what he resorted to. You can read what reputable scientific sources say about cesium chloride not being effective or safe:

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandal ternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/cesium-chloride

http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/cesium-chloride

The only study in humans had a horrible death rate from the treatment back in 1984:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6522427
That was not a controlled trial, nobody else had another successful trial of cesium chloride for cancer (not even the author for that article). Until there is some good evidence, I'd suspect that the pH change needed to affect cancer cells is also dangerous for people.

And 60 Minutes (Australia) did a story on the author of that 1984 research article:
http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com/stories/8357002/doctor-death

You can decide for yourself if you'd trust that guy, and keep your impression in mind when you hear people cite the up-side of the results of his old 1984 study.

=== pH Treatments ===

As you can read in Wikipedia and the citations backing it, the body normally keeps blood pH in a narrow range of 7.35 to 7.45.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood#Narrow_range_of_pH_values
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_ranges_for_blood_tests#Acid-base_and _blood_gases

I assume that if your arterial blood pH were even just close to 7.0 there could be some pretty serious consequences that I can only begin to guess. I would think a person with arterial blood pH that even just that low should be under the care of a medical physician.

This professor says death happens at just 6.8:
http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Tom-Rybolt/121and122lecture/AcidBaseMedicine2012 .pdf
as does this one:
http://web.mnstate.edu/provost/Chem400_4.pdf

It sounds like it might be difficult to change blood pH enough to cause cancer cells change pH and die when the body is keeping blood pH in a narrow range (up to the point where your other healthy growing cells die, too).

You can change the pH of your urine because that's what your body is removing to rebalance things, and maybe change your saliva pH. That those don't sound meaningful to what would carry through the narrowly pH-controlled blood or in the cancer cells.

FWIW, here are the opinions of two pro-health advocates, Dr. Weil and Dr. Mercola on the subject:
http://www.inspire.com/RachelIdon/journal/so-what-should-i-eat-now-to-keep- fighting-cancer/?reply_sort=asc&page=2#cmnt_523139

=== Are Cancer Cells Really Acidic? ===

A common assumption by baking soda believers seems to be that cancer cells are acidic inside so if only they could be made alkaline enough they'd die.

Surprisingly, the pH of cancer cells is already more alkaline than non-cancer cells. It is only the surrounding space outside the tumor cells (the interstitial and extracellularintratumoral space) that is more acidic than normal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1508079/

One question that article raises though, is whether sodium bicarb might have enough of an effect on that acidic exterior to improve the penetration of chemo into cancer cells or disrupt blood vessel growth or mets, so old article (1999) might raise a question whether anything else might change for the better.

=== But Does It Work Anyway, In Any Way? ===

So could sodium bicarb / baking soda help lung cancer or not?

I don't know. I don't see research proving effectiveness against lung cancer despite being researched since as far back as 1966.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=sodium+bicarbonate%5Btitle%5D+canc er
and this source
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandal ternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/sodium-bicarbonate
points out that cancer patients have taken sodium bicarb to treat other conditions but have not had their tumors shrink.

On the other hand, there is Vernon Johnson's prostate cancer claim and some early lab research on certain kinds of cancer:
- http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/69/6/2260.full.pdf
- http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2013/01/01/0008-5472.CAN-12 -2796

And at long last there will be a study to see if there is any detectable effect on the tumor tissues in people (though not necessarily lung cancer):
http://digitaljournal.com/article/323645

Best hopes,

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P.S. -- My apologies for any typing errors or word errors. I tend to make more of them in long comments like this.

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CraiginPAThe problem is that I am being treated in a cancer center of the 'best' hospital in Toronto while OHIP (public) pays for it. I can go anywhere to do more but it may be private and cost beyond my means.
For sure what I tested negative for had an E in it. I'll ask my doctor next time I see him, 3 weeks from now. Its hell trying to get a nurse to tell but I would try some other resources.
Best wishes

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