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Thoughts on this video ("Cancer Cured In Canada, But Big Pharma Says NO WAY!")

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9320 points ) September 19th, 2013

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I know that this is old news, but I just stumbled across this. What are your thoughts?

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snowberry's avatar

Sounds about right. If there’s no money in it, it won’t be happening. It happens all the time.

bea2345's avatar

Check these reports (only two of many: check Google) from snopes.com and the American Cancer Society website for “dichloroacetate breast cancer”. The latter reference says, “But as of late 2009, no studies in humans have yet shown that DCA can help treat cancer. Available evidence does not support the use of DCA for cancer treatment at this time.”

Fluthers (especially those with cancer): treat this video with a generous addition of skepticism: unproven.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Incidentally the use of DCA to treat cancer has been patented ( US2005020682) so there is potentially money to be made but not until someone actually proves it works.

bea2345's avatar

That’s not incidental. Just Google “dichloroacetate where to buy.”

Paradox25's avatar

I remember that video from a couple of years ago. Ironically I discussed this issue on Huffington Post a while ago too. I have not seen any evidence that DCA works for human cancer patients. Actually this question of mine a while back provides two links, with one of them demonstrating the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet protocol for brain cancer on a respected peer reviewed paper.

I’m on the side that with the extreme cost, and dangers of conventional cancer treatments, that if an alternative protocol was demonstrated to be anywhere nearly as effective we should be embracing it. I’m not talking about snake oil or magic cures, just common sense.

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