High dose vitamin C infusions may shrink tumors and extend lives

Apr 13, 2006

Recently it has been reported by doctors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda that 3 patients with terminal cancer had their tumors shrunk and their lives extended through the use of high-dose Vitamin C infusions.

  • A 49 year old man diagnosed with bladder cancer and had multiple satellite tumors. He was given intravenous Vitamin C at a dosage of 30 grams twice a week for 3 months. This was followed by 30 grams every 1-2 months for four years. Nine years later he is still alive, in good health, and is cancer-free.
  • A 51 year old woman diagnosed in 1995 with advanced kidney cancer that had metastasized (traveled) to her lungs. She had her kidney removed and received intravenous Vitamin C at a dosage of 65 grams twice a week for 10 months in combination with other alternative therapies. Repeat chest X-ray revealed one small spot that was likely a scar. Pathologists confirmed normal X-rays two years later. Five years later new lung masses occurred but at this point the Vitamin C was unsuccessful.
  • A 66 year old woman with a dangerous-aggressive lymphoma that had traveled to her spine and bone received Vitamin C intravenously at a dosage of 15 grams twice weekly for 7 months. She then received 15 grams every 2-3 months for about a year. Ten years after the diagnosis the patient is alive and in good health.

The three cases are reported in the March 28th, 2006 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Yesterday we reported that taking a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ibuprofen prevented the onset of Alzheimer's disease in patients who inherited a gene from their parents that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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In this study German researchers at the University of Essen placed 60 patients with diabetic nerve damage on one of four protocols; Ginkgo biloba alone, Folic Acid alone, Ginkgo Biloba together with Folic Acid, or inactive placebo. All three supplement therapies reduced the symptoms of diabetic nerve damage compared to placebo, however, the combination of Ginkgo and Folic Acid was superior. The study was presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in San Diego.