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# 137 Glioblastoma multiforme Followup
This is one beast of a cancer for anyone to experience.
Right up front now, will say ‘yes, I am highly biased against the ‘bull’ one hears regards cancer protocols in any form.
I’m highly biased against any healer that ‘feeds prescription drugs’ beyond three to six months for any patient.
There is more of course that applies here, but you get what I’m saying regards my biases.
Alternative medicine has also started marching to the sound of ‘greed’, so what is the true answer to healing ones ills!
Sheesh, I’m unable to answer that question, in a meaningful way. I’m not a doctor, and from what I observed, hear and read, ‘not many have a real answer to the posed question.
Must also say, one does need to ‘go’ with their own personal belief system.
One must do some research into ‘whatever’ is ailing them, and for goodness sake, ask questions of your health practitioner. If a ‘health practitioner’ insists you follow ‘their’ methods, or they’ll refuse to accept you, ‘walk away’, you don’t need that type of a healer.
Regardless of just ‘who’ is footing the upcoming ‘bills’, you are entitled to answers to your questions. A saying I’m fond of, is, ‘there are no incurable diseases, but there are incurable patients’. Ponder that statement, it is highly relevant.
That said, and expressed, I realize there are still ‘real health practitioners’ doing their true healing work, problem is, in the finding of them.
Next comes, being able to afford them, if you do find one.
Do understand, that I’m not a doctor, and what I post, are my thoughts only.
So, did come across a possible ray or glimmer of hope, with coping with’ Glioblastoma multiforme Cancer’.
Glioblastoma multiforme Cancer
by S. L. Baker, features writer
(NaturalNews) Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most dreaded, and most hopeless, diagnoses a doctor can give a patient. It’s not only the most malignant form of brain tumor, but it grows rapidly and is usually quickly fatal. Subjecting patients to chemo, radiation and brain surgery typically only prolongs life for a matter of months. This form of brain cancer is so deadly and considered so hopeless that M. D. Anderson Cancer Center researcher Eric Holland, writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, referred to it by the insensitive but accurate nickname “the terminator”.
Now, however, there could finally be a glimmer of hope for those diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme. It’s not stronger radiation or a new surgery technique but a treatment derived from nature — cottonseed.
An experimental therapy derived from cottonseed is showing remarkable promise in treating multiforme, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). John Fiveash, M.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and the lead researcher on the new study, presented his research team’s findings on May 30 during the poster discussion of central nervous system tumors at the American Society for Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The UAB study was a phase II clinical trial of AT-101, a pill made from a potent compound found in cottonseed that appears to overcome the out-of-control growth patterns of malignant cells. So far in the clinical tests, AT-101 stopped the usually lethal brain cancer’s progression in many of the 56 patients treated, Dr. Fiveash said at the meeting.
Before the trial began, patients in the study had already undergone standard treatments including brain surgery and chemotherapy. But their aggressive brain tumors had started growing again. The cancer research subjects were then given a treatment consisting only of AT-101 daily for three out of four weeks.
“After getting this drug some of these patients went many months without any new growth in their tumors,” Dr. Fiveash said in a statement to the media. “We are able to do that with a well-tolerated oral medication, and that is a major benefit.”
Dr. Fiveash said the nature-derived drug might be able to boost the cancer-fighting properties of current treatments, too. In addition, he pointed out that research is needed to learn which patients are most likely to benefit from AT-101.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), glioblastoma multiforme tumors account for more than half of the more than 18,000 primary malignant brain tumors diagnosed each year in the US and they are the second-most common cause of cancer deaths in the 15 to 44 age group. Considering the ability of glioblastoma multiforme tumors to grow and spread remarkably quickly, the UAB findings that a cottonseed derivative could stop the malignancy growth are nothing short of remarkable.
Research into cottonseed over the past decade has shown it to have numerous health-promoting qualities. For example, previous animal research at the University of Michigan concluded that a therapy made from cottonseed oil could boost the effectiveness of treatment for prostate cancer and possibly other common cancers, as well. Another study from Texas Medical Center researchers found that consuming cottonseed oil may help fight heart disease because it is rich in vitamin E and lowers cholesterol naturally.