I’ve been focusing on immunotherapy as a focus for my research and finding something that might kill or slow the growth of my carcinoid cancer. Here’s the thing….I’m easily distracted so, I’m posting on another major category in cancer research called metabolic therapy for cancer. 🙂 To be honest, I want to make sure that I don’t miss anything and I came across this information and wanted to take a look at it.
Is DCA (Dichloroacetate) A Cure For Cancer
There has been quite a bit of internet buzz around DCA and cancer. The reason for this is because there were a huge number of videos posted, and articles written, that claimed DCA was the cure for cancer. I just read an article with the title “Scientists Cure Cancer But No One Takes Notice.” Read It Here DCA is a drug that uses metabolic therapy to fight cancer. Even the American Cancer Society has posted information on DCA. Read This.
DCA has been tested in humans on a small scale for rare diseases of metabolism (energy production), but has recently shown some promise in the lab for cancer treatment. This has led some people with cancer to try taking DCA on their own. DCA is known to cause nerve and liver damage, as well as some other side effects. It may also be able to cause cancer in humans, but that has not been proven. Read More
OK, so…we got it….you don’t want us to take it on our own. It might even CAUSE CANCER…(whisper this part)….but that hasn’t been proven yet. In other words, we haven’t studied that so it’s not proven to cause cancer BUT IT MIGHT! Are you afraid yet? Here’s the medical study that peaked my interest. The study directly mentions neuroendocrine cancer.
This article presents 3 cases with patients who had recurrent cancers and for whom all conventional therapies had failed: (1) a 79-y-old male patient with colon cancer who had liver metastases, (2) a 43-y-old male patient with angiosarcoma who had pancreatic and bone metastases, and (3) a 10-y-old male patient with pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma who had liver metastases.
It Seems That The Neuroendocrine tumors shrunk Using DCA According To The Study
In addition, the disappearance of octreotide receptors from the pancreatic tumor further emphasizes the lack of benefit related to octreotide therapy. Thus, the response can be attributed to administration of DCA, combined with naturalmedicines. Read More>
Here’s a blurb from Live Science.
The mechanism by which DCA works in mice is remarkably simple: It killed most types of cancer cells by disrupting the way they metabolize sugar, causing them to self-destruct without adversely affecting normal tissues. Read More
And If you’re interested, here’s a video of the scientists that discovered that DCA can help fight cancer. They seem quite a bit more positive than some of the skeptics. Take a look for yourself.
So, I decided to take a further look into this and to see if it might help me fight my carcinoid cancer.
Is Afinitor a Metabolic Drug?
Well, it seems to be related to the metabolic function in some way. As you know from my previous post on Afinitor, Afinitor inhibits cell signaling (messaging) that controls things like cell growth, proliferation, motility and survival . It does this by controlling something called Kinases. Kinases are, without getting to complicated, directly related to the exchange of high energy molecules within the cell. Here’s some information about that process.
Therefore, kinases are critical in metabolism, cell signalling, protein regulation, cellular transport, secretory processes, and countless other cellular pathways. Read More
So, now I am wondering if DCA will at the very minimum compliment the Afinitor regimen that I’m already on? It seems like it would. My journey is just beginning with this information so, I have quite a bit of reading to do.
More Info And Where To Get It
Yup, you can get it on your own. It is called Sodium Dichloroacetate and from what I understand is the same as DCA but is buffered. My understanding is that you take it mixed into a glass of water and use black tea and vitamin B-1 to increase effectiveness. I haven’t tried it myself so, I really don’t know if this is true or not. I need to look into it further. I read about it here. This website is chock full of more information and topics to look into if you’re interested. Also, I found it on Amazon. I will be posting a link to it on my page “Stuff To Get” in the to menu.
There is also something called Mito-DCA now. It seems to be one of the latest advancements in the study of DCA. I will be looking into this further. If you find anything you would like to share please pass it on as it would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
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