There are two types of liver cancer: primary
and secondary. Liver cancer is considered primary
Although the exact cause of liver cancer is unknown, several risk factors
have been identified. Liver
The symptoms of liver cancer are similar to those of other liver diseases: pain, especially in the abdominal area; unexplained weight loss; loss of appetite; pain or swelling in the upper-right abdomen; and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of eyes).
Depending on a patient ' s overall physical condition and the stage of disease when detected, a physician may recommend surgical removal of all or part of the tumor; may recommend chemotherapy to try to destroy the cancer cells or slow down its spread; or may recommend radiation treatment to try to kill the cancer cells and shrink the tumor. Each treatment option has its own risks and side effects.
Adenocarcinoma - Important Notice
Do you see the problem? Cancers can be described in very broad terms, such as lung cancer or liver cancer, or in very narrow terms, such as cholangiocarcinoma. I suspect that cancers involving the gland tissue are seldom actually refered to as adenocarcinoma or adeno carcinoma.
Thus, researching this type of cancer has yielded some gaps in finding evidence for some treatment plans that are known to treat all types of cancers which have gland tissue. This means the list below is known to be incomplete.
For example, when I did a Google search on [ liver cancer budwig ] I
got 1,800 hits.
Another problem is that some treatments, such as CoQ10 and aloe vera, are seldom used by themselves. They are almost always used as part of a multi-pronged treatment program. This makes it impossible to identify the contribution of each of the elements of the treatment program. This virtually mandates using scientific articles to determine whether these treatments are useful.
My point, and this is critical, in researching adenocarcinoma, a person should not only research this page, but also all of my "types of cancer" articles where the cancer may involve gland tissue, such as my liver cancer article.
I can assure the reader that all seven of the Hospice Cancer Diet treatments treat this type of cancer. But I could not find quality testimonials or scientific evidence for all seven of the treatments. In some cases, I could find scientific studies, but they were written purely in medical jargon and are not suitable for this page (partly because I don't have a clue what they are talking about).
Here are the treatments that seem to have the most evidence using the term adenocarcinoma (they are not listed in any special order).
First, proanthocyanidins: "The proanthocyanidins in red grape seeds have been reported to have a broad array of actions against oxidative stress. According to recent research, grape seed extract IH636 proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) demonstrated 'significantly better free radical scavenging ability than vitamins C, E and beta-carotene and demonstrated significant cytotoxicity towards human breast, lung and gastric adenocarcinoma cells, while enhancing the growth and viability of normal cells.'"
Second, gallic acid: "The results of this study indicate that all dietary flavonoids studied (epicatechin, epigallocatechin gallate, gallic acid and quercetin-3-glucoside) show a significant antioxidant effect in a chemical model system, but only epigallocatechin gallate or gallic acid are able to interfere with the cell cycle in Caco2 cell lines."
Third, quercetin: "The researchers cite a recent epidemiological study that shows a significant inverse relation between lung cancer [human lung adenocarcinoma CL-3 cells] risk and the flavonoid quercetin found in foods such as onions and apples. Quercetin may reduce DNA damage caused by hydrogen peroxide and benzo[a]pyrene and NFkappaB binding activity. Quercetin was found to effectively suppress COX2 (cyclooxygenase-2) the activation of which has been associated with the development of many cancers) in colon cancer cells. The results of their study demonstrated that quercetin inhibited not only cooking oil fume-induced COX2 expression but also cooking oil fume-induced CYP1A1 (cytochrome P450 1A1) transcription."
All of these studies involved adenocarcinoma. It would be wise for any adenocarcinoma patient to consider at least taking the Wortman Grap Cure, with Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, Grape Skin Extract and Ellagic Acid (I recommend "Ellagic Insurance Formula" because it includes Graviola) supplements.
One of the problems is knowing which of the supplements did the most
good for this patient. He obviously gave most of the credit to his vitamins,
the Essiac Tea (which he brewed himself) and CoQ-10 or CoQ10. His complete
testimonial can be found at (search for: adenocarcinoma):
For the rest of the testimonial:
Note, the recommended brand of Noni Juice is Tahitian Noni Juice and the recommended dosage is 32 ounces a day during treatment (for remission 4-8 ounces a day). That is about $40.00 a day.
"Well, it was very intensive. The first thing that my nutritionist suggested I start with was a two-week juice fast---out with the old before in with the new. She knew 40% of all cancer patients actually die of malnutrition. That’s what medical doctors say about their own patients. 40% of them die of malnutrition. She knew that I was starving to death. That sounds funny to start with a fast but actually, cancer patients have a very hard time digesting their food so by drinking fresh juices, they get the nutrients their body needs. I got myself a really good juicer. Every hour, on the hour, I was juicing fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. I tried to find them as much as possible organically grown, without chemicals sprayed on them. I was doing this every hour, juicing this fresh juice, and I was getting so many nutrients because I couldn’t have eaten a bag of carrots but I could juice them and drink it and get all the nutrients out of them. I was doing that and detoxifying my body. Let me tell you that I was so toxic---I think I could have glowed in the dark."
Liver cancer requires a two-pronged approach. First, the liver must be "detoxified," to get toxic chemicals out of the liver. Second, the cancer cells in the liver must be killed. Both approaches will be discussed in this section.
I will first go down the seven key elements of the Hospice Cancer Diet and will then discuss a few other items that a person can consider to supplement the Hospice Cancer Diet.
Also see this powerful testimonial on liver cancer and Noni Juice:
Note the speed with which Noni Juice works.
In conclusion, all seven of the key elements of the Hospice Cancer Diet have positive effects on liver cancers.
MGN-3 or MGN3 - Lane Labs"www.lanelabs.com
...I am a nurse...I found your website by chance when a life long friend of mine called me one day over a year ago to tell me that he had liver cancer. The survival rate for this type of cancer is very poor...You were an answer to a prayer. He started on MGN-3 right away and his cancer went into remission within a couple of months and he is cancer free now." [These comments refer to the book: Cure Your Cancer, by Bill Henderson]
Bitter Melon - "Numerous in vitro studies have also demonstrated the anti-cancerous and anti-leukemic activity of bitter melon against numerous cell lines including liver cancer, human leukemia, melanoma and solid sarcomas."
Breuss Cancer Cure - In the Breuss Cancer Cure literature, special mention is made of liver cancer and the importance of the potato in the Breuss fasting diet. This type of treatment cannot be combined with the Hospice Cancer Diet or any other cancer diet.
Water - a person treating liver cancer should drink at least between
1/2 gallon and 1 gallon of natural water per day to help flush the liver.
AHCC - "AHCC is an extract of an hybridization of several medical mushrooms, each of which has a long history of medicinal use in Japan. However, AHCC's action is so much more powerful than the mushrooms from which it comes, that studies show it has been effective against liver cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, and AIDS."
Curcumin - "Another study at Wayne State University saw the same apoptosis action on gastrointestinal and colon cancers. An earlier Chinese study demonstrated the death effect when curcumin was introduced in colon cancer, and certain skin, kidney and liver cancer cells in cultures of mouse embryo fibroblasts. (Nutr Cancer 1996;26(1):111-20)" "Curcumin, to be effectively assimilated into the bloodstream must be combined with small amounts of piperine (a component of black pepper). It seems piperine enhances the body?s natural absorption function."
Bee Pollen - "Brad had incurable liver cancer. His wife had given notice to quit work because Brad was to be bedridden, and they planned to take in students in order to have money to live. Twice I offered Brad Bee Pollen, but he refused. One day he said to Dennis, "There's no hope; no medication or treatments work; I'll be finished soon." My reply to Brad was. "Take Bee Pollen every day." Brad has been cancer free for two years now and is presently operating big machinery."
Vitamin D3 - "Additionally, vitamin D3 has demonstrated the ability to inhibit liver cancer cell growth (Majewski et al. 1996). Cancer patients should take 4000-6000 IU of vitamin D3 every day on an empty stomach."
IP-6 or IP6 (Inositol hexaphosphate) - "Vucenik I, Tantivejkul K, Zhang ZS, Cole KE, Saied I, Shamsuddin AM. IP6 in treatment of liver cancer. I. IP6 inhibits growth and reverses transformed phenotype in HepG2 human liver cancer cell line. Anticancer Res.1998;18(6A):4083-4090." "Vucenik I, Zhang ZS, Shamsuddin AM. IP6 in treatment of liver cancer. II. Intra-tumoral injection of IP6 regresses pre-existing human liver cancer xenotransplanted in nude mice. Anticancer Res. 1998;18:4091-4096." "IP -6 has been used against a wide variety of cancers. Blood based cancers such as leukemia are the most sensitive, with solid tumors needing a larger dose. Most studies at this point have used either animals or human cancer cells in vitro, i.e. in a test tube. As an example, adding IP -6 to human liver cancer cells resulted in complete inhibition of tumors. Human liver cancer cells injected into mice resulted in 71% tumors. Cells pretreated with IP -6 resulted in no tumors. Pre-existing liver cancers regressed. In another study with Rhabdomyosarcoma, tumors were suppressed from 25 to 49 fold!" "AbulKalam M. Shamsuddin, MD, PhD., a professor of pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, has written a book (Nature's Revolutionary Cancer-Fighter, Kensington Publishing Corp.) about his studies of IP-6. His research has shown that it can slow or stop the growth of liver cancer cells in the laboratory and in mice. Dr. Shamsuddin has reported that while IP-6 doesn't actually kill cancer cells, it makes them behave like normal cells, thus eliminating the danger they pose. A number of laboratory studies have confirmed his findings. Research suggests that IP-6 can boost immune function, help lower cholesterol, prevent formation of kidney stones, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and prevent the complications of diabetes."
Glutathione - "Glutathione is a small protein composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. It is involved in detoxification of the liver and the body. Glutathione to toxins, such as heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides, and transforms them into a form that can be excreted in urine or bile. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant, counteracting the effects of free radicals produced in the body by oxidation reactions."
ABM (Agaricus Blazei Murill) - "Subsequent studies over the next 25 years have shown the ABM to stimulate the immune system and promote natural mechanisms to battle infectious disease and cancers. ABM stimulates lymphocyte T-cell and Helper T-cell production. The polysaccharide contained in ABM stimulates production of interferon and interleukin that indirectly function to destroy and prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. Additionally, ABM turned out to be a very powerful antiviral agent preventing viruses from entering tissues. Normally, the polysaccharides found in fungus only affect solid cancers, however the polysaccharide in ABM is effective against Ehrich's ascites carcinoma, sigmoid colonic cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer as well as against solid cancers."
PMGs (Protomorphogens) - "Any dietary therapy must contain PMGs
and eliminate sugars (or to be more specific, all processed foods). The
only place you can get PMGs specifically for your organ that has cancer,
is from a distributor of Standard Process Labs, or Dr West (my personal
supplier). For lung cancer, there is Pneumotrophin, for liver cancer
there is Hepatrophin, etc." For more information, see:
Testimonial Which Includes Complete Treatment Protocol For Liver Cancer
http://www.jonbarron.com/ (click on Free Download)
Here is a web site that has a complete protocol for liver cancer:
Here is another site with a complete protocol:
Here is a list of books that talk about liver cancer (I am not sure I agree with some of their choices): http://www.curezone.com/books/best/categoryx.asp?CAT=782
A construction superintendent in his 60s was undergoing surgery to remove a gall-bladder blockage of his bile duct. Once they opened him up, they found that it was pinched off by cancer that had surrounded it. The doctors also found cancer in his intestines and his lymphatic system. They closed him up, with a drain to help remove the bile fluid. His cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) was so pervasive they never expected him to leave the hospital.
A friend brought him some soybean concentrate, and the man began to drink it every day for a period of two and a half weeks. After the initial two weeks, his oncologist did a fluoroscope examination, found tumor shrinkage, and ordered a CT scan to verify his findings. The man continued to drink a bottle of the Chinese soybean concentrate each day. He also took Venus flytrap, red clover, CoQ10, liquid oxygen, and pycnogenol. By the third week, the bile drain, which was supposed to drain fluid buildup, was instead being sucked back into his body. Another CT scan revealed that the liver was almost its normal size, and the drainage tube was being pulled inward. The man’s initial cancer growth was reduced by half and the metastases in the intestines and lymphatic were gone.
Seven months later, lab reports showed that blood tests and cancer markers were near normal in all parameters with no signs of any tumors remaining. He moved after his recovery. His new doctor didn’t believe he had had liver cancer, because no one is known to have survived cholangiocarcinoma. The doctor took a biopsy of the liver, comparing it with the biopsy sample from the man’s initial gall-bladder surgery. The test confirmed what the man had told him. The doctor was shocked that this man was alive. He did not know of any other survivors, and could not deny the man’s conviction that his remission was attributed to the nitrogenated soy phytochemical beverage.5
1 To maintain adequate levels of SOD, it is important to keep a strong balance of electrolyte minerals, specifically manganese and selenium, which stimulate the body’s production of SOD.
2 Grant, J.P., “Proper use and recognized role of total parenteral nutrition in the cancer patient,” Nutrition, vol.6, no.4, July/Aug, 1990.
3 Quillian, Patrick, Ph.D., R.D., C.N.S., Beating Cancer with Nutrition, 1994.
4 Colebank, Susan, “Deconstructing Soy,” Health Supplement Retailer, April 2002.
5 Sage, Donna, M.S.S.A., “Interview,” Townsend Letter for Doctors, Oct. 7, 1998.
Date of Interview: January, 2004
How Far Had It Metastasisized Before Diagnosis?
What Month and Year Was It First Diagnosed?
Age When Diagnosed?
What Technique Did The Doctor's Use to Diagnose the Cancer?
Was There a Biopsy?
Did You Have Surgery?
Did You Take Chemotherapy and/or Radiation?
How Much Pressure Did the Doctors Put On You To Have Surgery, Chemotherapy,
What Was the Deciding Factor That Convinced You to Use Alternative Treatments?
Please Describe Your Treatment Plan: (response of father)