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Does Vitamin C Benefit Terminal Cancer Patients?

Over the last seven years I have had two close family members diagnosed with terminal cancer and put under palliative care. I have been patient advocate for both since their first diagnosis.

For the last two years I have tried more holistic approaches in an attempt to improve both their quality of life and survival times. Both cases are quite different and required different forms of Vitamin C, supplements and dietary modifications. I believe the results have been very worthwhile.

Personally I firmly believe that vitamins and amino acids, combined with healthy diet offer significant improvements in quality of life for terminal cancer patients, I believe it may also slow the progress of the disease.

I have not ever believed vitamins and supplements could cure either of the patients I advocate for and the intent has always been to improve quality of life. I believe working in closely with the oncologists involved in and keeping them informed will deliver the best results.

Due to the positive results achieved with these two patients I have put this page up to let others know exactly what we did and the products we used in the hope that others may find some relief or benefit from the methods we used.

Friends and other family members with a variety of ailments have also used the same products and their results are also reported as case studies.

Vitamin C Trials - Carcinoid Cancer

Female patient was diagnosed in 2010 with intestinal carcinoid cancer with liver metastasis, a section of the ileum was removed immediately, shortly after her surgery she deteriorated with multiple liver metastasis and in 2011 was given a prognosis of nine months to live.

After seeking a second opinion from the Peter Mac Cancer Center in Melbourne she has had Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) treatments every 18 months.

While the treatments have held the cancer, the symptoms she had to live with for the next five years were almost unbearable.

Her extended survival has been a combination of surgery, PRRT, chemotherapy and octreotide injections(LAR).

The recent addition of topical Dehydroascorbic Acid Serum, vitamins and amino acids after her last PRRT treatment has alleviated or improved some longstanding symptoms including gum disease, loose teeth, thin skin, weak capillaries often causing extensive bruising and extensive whole body skin flaking.

Supplemental lysine and niacin has also improved mental function and reduced anxiety and depression. An unexpected result was her skin has been completely replenished by the dehydroascorbic acid serum and she now gets complemented on how great it looks, this aspect has really lifted her spirits.

Many of her sun spots dried up and fell off and sun damaged areas have been replaced with new skin.

After only three months on topical Dehydroascorbic Acid, Lysine and Niacin she said she felt better than at any time over the last seven years!

If the vitamins and amino acids that have lifted her quality of life over the last three months had been given earlier, her quality of life over the last six years would have been vastly improved.

Read the full report with all the ensuing treatments, supplements and dosages here.

Update - November 2017. Patient has continued with treatment regime of topical Dehydroascorbic Acid Serum, vitamins and amino acids for two years now and the skin integrity, skin tear and brusing resistance, solid gums and toughened capilliaries have retained all improvements.

Vitamin C Trials - Esophageal Cancer

Female patient was diagnosed in August 2012 with inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Her prognosis was 12 months expected survival at that time. Radiation (limited by proximity of tumor to vital organs and nerves) and chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumors was initially successful, but by August 2015 she was re-diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma metastatic disease to the lungs.

The main tumor was 75mm diameter. Although she had no symptoms, prognosis was three to six months without chemotherapy and possibly three to six months longer if she had treatment immediately.

She refused the chemo and elected IV Vitamin C of 100 grams twice weekly for two months and also undertook lifestyle and dietary changes including cold pressed juices and other supplementation.

On the third month a daily intake 15 to 20 grams of liposomal ascorbic acid in sunflower lecithin was taken instead of the IV vitamin C. By the end of the third month she reported feeling better than she had anytime in the last 15 years.

If the holistic program had been implemented immediately after the initial diagnosis an additional three years of excellent quality of life could have possibly been available!

Her oncologists were surprised at how long the patient remained symptom free as this was a particularly aggressive cancer, after 9 months on the holistic program the oncologists said to keep doing what she had been doing as they had nothing better to offer.

According to the oncologists delaying the chemotherapy did not compromise the expected effectiveness of using it in future. Her decision to delay chemo gained a full year of symptom and chemo free life.

By August 2016 the tumors had grown and patient agreed to 10 chemotherapy sessions with palliative intent. The chemo did not work and was abandoned on the advice of the oncologists half way through.

Two setbacks occurred in November 2016, palliative radiation was required for sciatic nerve involvement and a short stay in hospital to resolve a bleed into the chest cavity was required at the start of chemo.

Patient passed away June 2017. Her extended survival time of 5 years after the initial diagnosis placed her in the top one percent of people who survive this long with inoperable espohageal cancer. After about nine months on the holostic program one of her specailists said that given the same prognosis he would follow a similar path as in his experience it usually delivered better quality of life for longer, followed by a rapid decline and more merciful end. This is exactly what happened.