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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Suzanne Sommers has been advocating bio-identical hormones as an alternative to standard hormone replacement therapy. Check out this Philadelphia news video for a quick introduction to the issue.

Premature ovarian failure

Female cancer patients undergoing conventional treatments of radiation or chemotherapy face the very real risk of incurring premature ovarian failure. This is caused by damage to the ovaries. Aside from the obvious consequences on fertility, it will likely lead to premature menopause. On top of inconveniences such as hot-flashes, there are significant health issues associated with premature menopause, such as cardiac problems, possible bone loss, cholesterol regulation problems..


Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) aren't very common as far as cancers go. They make up about less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the US each year. As a result, much less attention and fewer resources have been directed towards finding cures or palliative treatments for them. The standard of conventional chemotherapy is currently Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide.

Deforolimus (AP23573)

Deforolimus is another newer drug for addressing Soft Tissue Sarcomas (STS). Aside from ET-743 (Yondelis), there are few alternatives out there since soft tissue sarcoma cases are a minority (<1% new of all new cancer cases in the US) and there is not as much financial incentive to find cures for it compared to the other more common cancers.

Conventional treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Good news. The overall survival rate for soft tissue sarcoma was 40 percent back in 1970 and is up to around 70 percent today. The general strategy employed consists of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Oral mucositis

Mucositis occurs when cancer treatments destroy rapidly dividing epithelial cells lining the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. This is especially worse in the oral cavity, leaving mucosal tissue subject to ulceration and infection. Mucositis can happen anywhere along the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Mucositis can be further complicated by vomiting and nausea. Chemo and radiation affect the mucosal cell reproduction, leading to a slowed healing of the oral mucosa. This then leads to an increased chance of opportunistic mouth infection.

Vitamin D and diabetes

Recent research is showing that this humble vitamin is not to be ignored. It is not only a vitamin but a hormone. Research is showing that it plays a very important role in a variety of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Inadequate blood levels of vitamin D have been linked to several health problems aside from rickets and type 1 diabetes, including other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, along with some rare but serious heart problems like cardiomyopathy.

Vitamin D and cancer

Over the past couple of years, a tremendous amount of new research has come out extoling the benefits of Vitamin D. Previously thought to be a simple vitamin, research is now showing that it has tremendous ramifications on our health. It's long been known to help keep bones strong and prevent things like rickets. However, evidence is mounting that it is an essential nutrient for warding off cancer, tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, colds, flu etc.

This NBC news video gives a good summary of why we should all pay attention to Vitamin D.

Vitamin B3 & C from Abram Hoffer's website

Excerpts from Vitamin B3 and C from Abram Hoffer's cancer site:

Intravenous Vitamin C

Intravenous Ascorbic Acid (IVAA) is not the same as oral vitamin C. The key difference is with IVAA is direct injection into the blood stream results in plasma levels that cannot be achieved orally.

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