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Hi - you ask for thoughts, and these are mine (for what their worth!!!!)
Personally, I think we all have to be extremely cautious about alternative therapies because of what their name implies - an alternative to 'normal medical treatment'. Ie, the idea is you only use the alternative therapy, not the 'normal medical treatment'. I would argue that only if and as the latter fails, should you start to consider the former as a possible 'last hope'. But then again, of themselves, sometimes alternative therapies can carry their own health risks, and a very careful 'risk assessment' has to be carried out by the patient. Sometimes, of course, when we are really at the edge, we can 'afford' to take those kind of risks - when the 'alternative to the alternative' is losing our life. However, complementary therapies are different, as their name implies - they can be used as well as normal medical treatment and (providing they don't interfere with them!) it could be argued that, well, why not go for them as well? What's to lose?From what (very little!) I've read about Vit C treatment for cancer, it's a complementary therapy, (usually???) because it doesn't mean you don't have to not use the normal medical treatment (please someone correct me if I've got that totally wrong!), so I guess in that sense there shouldn't be much risk in using it.BUT....and I think this is the 'but' I've come across in reading about this in my time (somewhat haphazardly), the thing about resorting to Vit C for cancer treatment is in the dosage. I think that Vit C is one of those 'treatments' that at LOW doses is accused of (in the vernacular) 'feeding the cancer', and it is only at very high doses, injected not eated, that it is said to be effective at killing/harming cancer cells.As for the argument, however, that 'surely if it worked the pharmaceutical companies would be all over it' - well, a cynical response might be that the LAST thing a commercial pharmaceutical company wants is for a cheap, non-patented therapy to be fantastically effective! We all know, grimly, just how much cancer drugs cost - and even more grimly that a whole bunch of them are deemed 'too expensive' for NHS patients, who are denied available treatment, and die sooner than they might, had they been prescribed the latest drugs..... (I'm not going in to the 'who's the real badguy - murderous NICE vs greedy fat cat pharma companies!', but nevertheless, the dilemma remains)The whole issue of complementary or 'non-medically-orthodox' treatments does raise the very big issue of just how 'good' the medical profession is as a whole at providing effective treatments for cancer (and all diseases of course). We all like to think we can trust the doctors, but the history of medicine is grimly littered with short-sighted refusals by medical professionals to adopt latest treatmetns and techniques, with corpses littering the way as they did so! (But then it's also full of fantastic success as well, and not many of us would like to be without the treasures of orthodox medicine to protect our health and save our lives!) We do, like it or not, put our lives in their hands, and whether we are 'safe' to do so is really only a question, so far as I can see, of our own individual experiences.One experience that seems, sadly, to crop up - how often, I don't know, but you can read some of them here on this site - is how doctors can miss spotting cancer until it's got pretty advanced, or made a comebackl! Should we blame them for that, or is it just that the symptoms were ambiguous??Julie.
I know it's a very old post but someone is able to tell me where I could buy VITAMIN C for intravenous use...the oncologist doctor has recommended but this type of Vitamin C IV is nowhere to be found
The clinic where our grandmother is treated with Vitamin C IV uses VITAMIN C mega dose from PharmaLife Laboratories.
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