Posted by: themossreports | September 22, 2010

A source of hope for cancer patients


There’s a fascinating report on so-called spontaneous regressions or remissions of cancer in a British newspaper.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1313773/Can-fever-cure-cancer-Jordan-baffled-doctors-leukaemia-vanished-new-evidence-suggests-remarkable-explanation-.html

Generally speaking, about half of these regressions follow an infection and/or a high fever. Observation of this phenomenon led to development of the fields of (a) cancer immunology (such as Coley’s toxins) and (b) hyperthermia (also called thermotherapy or oncothermia).

It is a source of great hope to cancer patients.

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  1. Indeed, this is fascinating…

  2. Makes one wonder if naturally occurring viral infections such as INFLUENZA might have a potential hand in eliminating dysfunctional cell lines, and resetting the internal milieu.

  3. Ralph, thanks for this and for all that you do and have done over the many years. A voice of sanity in an often “insane” world.

    The hyperthermia protocol and its promising results remind me that a remarkable sudden experience of heat–often also accompanied by a sense of “tingling,” “electricity,” and/or a palpable sense of “vibration”– occurs in potent spiritual healing cases within our ancient and modern sacred traditions. Consider the “subtle-energy” dramatic healings happening via the “Power of the Holy Spirit” among Charismatics and Pentecostals in Christianity, the “bestowal of Shaktipat” around certain Hindu gurus and yogis, the powerfully healing flow of “ch’i/qi” or “ki” among the East Asian Buddhist. Taoist and generic qigong adepts, the flow of Baraka/Beraka among Muslim Sufi and Jewish Hasidic mystics, Wilhelm Reich’s work early in the 20th century with healing “orgone” energy, any number of spiritual healers working with the Human Energy Field (HEF, as Barbara Ann Brennan calls it), etc. (I wrote my M.A. thesis in the early 1980s on this cross-cultural phenomenon of “energy empowerment.”)

    Again, a sudden rush of “heat” and/or one of the other phenomena (tingling, vibration, etc.) is very often experienced by the person benefitting from the healing modality.

    Perhaps there’s some kind of tie-in or continuum here with the hyperthermia protocol….

  4. The reports are very encouraging. I have prostate cancer and have been taking PectaSol C as directed since January of this year but I must tell you that my PSA is still rising. In addition to PectaSol C I have changed my diet and am on the treadmill for two miles each day. My use of Japanese green tea should prevent angiogenisis thus preventing tumour growth so I am at a loss as to why my PSA is still rising

    • Hi Richard,
      Please consider using a trampoline (ie rebounding). It is a good way of getting your lymphatic system working better to remove toxins from the body. Read “Cancer – A Simple Approach” by Linda Brooks

  5. I’ve always wanted to collect all the data on spontaneous regression/remissions and tabulate
    common factors and also to correlate such findings from the perspective of the functioning of
    the hydrolytic enzymes or pancreatic functions. There is no question that the circulating
    digestive enzymes are weakly inhibited by immune factors and strongly inhibited by cancer
    serpins (Serine protease inhibitors) such as hCG. A higher temperature increases the
    ‘turnover’ index of enzymes digestion. That is, the enzyme can attack and hydrolize
    more frequently the various proteins or carbohydrate substrates at a higher temp. than at lower
    temps. Of course within the scope of normal body up to fever.

    In certain cases I read about with spontaneous remissions there were some that suggested
    the dietary or apetite changed, including frequency of eating and fasting and it would be
    interesting to correlate these changes across the board.

    It is naturally the argument of Beardians, that the unifying princple of all cancers is the
    trophoblast, and it is really one of the tragedies of modern science that the data derived from
    investigations of the normal termination of pregnancy and even the abnormal terminations or destruction
    of trophoblasts in non-term pregnancies have not been looked at with respect to their applicability
    to the cancer problem. Here are two vast spheres of research that are only mentioned together
    in any serious way in the intersecting sphere of chorionepithelioma or choriocarcinoma.

    It is not uncommon in pregnancy for the temperature to rise after about the 7th and 8th week one or two
    degrees even as much as 100 degrees F, and fluctuate to these all throughout. We might look at
    this not simply as a matter of changes in a dual metabolism and hormonal changes, but as a method
    the body uses of increasing the functionality of the defensive hydrolytic enzyme system to the
    challenge presented by the presence of trophoblast (and cancer) activity.

  6. Ralph-
    Your info is helpful- thanks. I am a long term myeloma survivor (dx-ed 2/93). Whole-body hyperthermia has been a weekly adjunct therapy for me for years. I believe this therapy has helped keep me in remission since 4/99.

    http://peoplebeatingcancer.org/pbc/search?pbc_sitename=All&keys=hyperthermia

    David Emerson

    • David, where are you receving whole body hyperthermia…I have only found regional or local type treatments coupled with low dose radiation. Your response would be appreciated.

      • Jann-

        I take a sauna once or twice each week where I work out- 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes gets my internal body temp to 102 degrees. Nothing fancy but it’s like having a fever every week. It has taken me years to get my body used to a 30-40 min sauna so I don’t recommend this for others.

        David Emerson
        peoplebeatingcancer.org

    • David,

      being a hyperthermia specialist in Vienna, Austria I wonder which type and who delivered whole body hyperthermia to you?

      best wishes
      Ralf Kleef, MD

    • David,

      Is your myeloma the same as multiple myeloma?

      Thanks, and congratulations.
      Nancy

      • Yes, I have multiple myeloma. I get tired of writing the entire phrase sometimes so I just write myeloma.

        Ralf- no prescription- I undergo whole body hypertherapy-180 degrees for 30-40 minutes, 1-2 times each week.

        David Emerson
        peoplebeatingcancer.org

  7. i have known about this for several years after doing months of research on “alternative” cancer cures when my brother was diagnosed. As soon as I read about surgeon William Coley and the effect of infection on the body, it made perfect sense. Infection causes a chemical change via temperature increase which effectively wipes out the environment in which cancer thrives. The increase in temperature is a process by which tadpoles turn into frogs i.e. it is an established cellular and biological phenomenon. You can still obtain Coley’s toxin’s in Europe. Coley treated patients in this way for many years until it fell out of favour with the medical profession and the use of antibiotics made infection a thing of the past.

    I am very angry that so little research has been done into this area and that Coley’s therapy has been ignored when it is obvious that this holds the answer. I will forever regret that I did not discover it sooner; it was too late by the time we got the toxins for my brother and the lack of support in terms of its administration meant that we were on our own; a prospect which many patients and families find themselves in once conventional “treatment” has been exhausted. How many lives might have been saved by now. I believe vested commercial interests are more interested in funding expensive chemotherapy than a simple treatment which will put many ppl and oncologists out of business. Its a disgrace when you think about it.

  8. I have been through treatments for head and neck cancer for the past two years. My initial diagnosis was stage 4 with no stated survival time or percentages of reaching remission. It has been interesting to me that the medical community, when they truly have no explanation for disappearance of tumors, consistently uses the term “spontaneous regression or remission”. God is still God, Jesus Christ is still our Savior and Healer, and I firmly believe that my current state of being cancer free is due entirely to the Grace of our Lord, as I am certain that to also be true of most of the cases of “spontaneous regression or remission”, as He is truly The Hope for us all, cancer patient or not.

    Thank you and may The Lord Bless you,

    Sandy Steward

    • Sandy, I say “Amen” to that as well.

      We are on a journey to heal my husband of anal squamous cell cancer…many std treatments were not causing the tumor to regress and was growing instead and we were somewhat at a dead end when our prayers were answered.

      God’s loving spirit and healing heart lead us to a local doctor who does chemo sensitivity testing (a personalized approach to treatment) where he actually tests the live tumor cells from my husband cancer against various treatments to find “the one” that will kill the cancer.

      He is Dr Robert Nagourney, a well respected and world renowned MD, who has been using this type of protocol for 15-20 years with a greater success rate than “traditional” treatments…realize though that he is still using the approved drugs, but in a different fashion. I like to say he is still “within the box, but outside of the lines.”

      Look at his web site http://www.rationaltherapeutics.com. Once on the home page, click patient, then go the the media tab with a drop screen and click television…he had been “telling his story for years” and the more that we as patients are informed and begin to demand more from our doctors, the more these types of treatments will become the standard.

      We are in the midst of all this right now and the testing found that there were 3 possibly 4 different formulas that appear to be right for my husband, within his body and with this particular re-occurring cancer…we will be starting treatment next week and will continue to ask for God’s grace on this path that He has lead us to…He is in control.

      May God’s blessings take you to complete healing,

      Jann

  9. TENNISFAN

    Research is being done on oncolytic microbes.

    See Oncogene. 2010 Jul 8;29(27):3990-6. Epub 2010 May 17.

    The viral tropism of two distinct oncolytic viruses, reovirus and myxoma virus, is modulated by cellular tumor suppressor gene status.

  10. Hi Ralph.

    Can you give any insights as to why this therapy, accepted almost everywhere else in the world is not allowed in the USA??? I’m at a loss especially since BSD make a localized instrument also not approved and now classification changes to the WBTT instruments from class 2 to 3 make it very unlikely any new instruments will come to the aid of so many any time soon. I’ll give may regards to Rig next time I see him. Cheers.

  11. Very interesting…and I once read that a man with CLL used Levitra (which also causes a flushing and the patient feels warm for several hours after ingestion) and his CLL went into a spontaneous remission. There may very well be a connection here and this drug used in vitro showed it killed leukemic cells. So why isn’t there any further research done- especially by the company that makes Levitra??? I’m perplexed.

  12. In reference to spontaneous remission following an infection or fever, 9 years ago when my daughter was 18 years of age was suddenly struck down by what appeared to be 2 bouts of cluster headaches that each lasted about 9 weeks during her senior highschool. She was completely unable to funtion and suffered unbelievable pain. During one bout she became very ill with strep throat during that time she did not get one headache episode. I found it odd and did mention it to her physicians. Two months later her headaches disappeared as suddenly as they had appeared. Like oher medical conditions, there was little known in treating dibilitating headaches and their causes. In my daughter’s case I believe it was due to sress poor diet and possibly dehydration.


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