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Silver can kill some tumours better than chemotherapy with fewer side effects
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9:00 PM on 2nd February 2012 | By Anthony Bond

Posted on 02/03/2012 6:45:08 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin

Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy with potentially fewer side effects, new research claims.

Scientists say that old wives tales about the precious metal being a ‘silver bullet’ to beat the Big C could be true.

The metal already has a wide range of medicinal uses and is a common antiseptic, antibiotic and means of purifying water in the third world.

And British researchers now say that silver compounds are as effective at killing certain cancer cells as a leading chemotherapy drug, but with potentially far fewer side-effects.

They compared it to Cisplatin, currently used to treat a wide variety of cancers, but known to have harsh side effects including nausea, vomiting and even kidney damage.

Silver is used already in everyday products such as deodorant with no known side-effects, and could make for a potentially cheaper alternative to platinum-based Cisplatin.

Researchers from the University of Leeds conducted lab tests which exposed breast and colon cancer cells to various silver-based chemicals over a six day period. These silver-compounds were ‘as effective as Cisplatin’ at killing cancer with potentially fewer side effects.

While the team are still unsure about how exactly silver battles cancer, they think its effectiveness may be caused by the structure surrounding silver atoms, known as its ligand.

They think this may help release the silver ion into cells when it enters the body, killing any cancer.

Study author Dr Charlotte Willans plans to spend the next year looking closely at what effect silver has on both cancerous and healthy cells, and whether it could be a safe and effective new anti-cancer drug.

'It’s certainly an exciting discovery, although I think we have a lot of work to do in the future. It opens the doors in terms of what we can do and investigate.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: cancer; chemo; chemotherapy; colloidalsilver; naturesantibiotic; silver
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1 posted on 02/03/2012 6:45:12 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

It’s on my shelf. No doubt; FDA has it ‘sites’ on it. If not now; then post this story. . .


2 posted on 02/03/2012 6:50:49 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; neverdem; SunkenCiv; decimon; Smokin' Joe; LucyT
Like, *PING*, dudes and dude-ettes.

Thanks, DeaconBenjamin.

Cheers!

3 posted on 02/03/2012 6:50:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; neverdem; SunkenCiv; decimon; Smokin' Joe; LucyT
Like, *PING*, dudes and dude-ettes.

Thanks, DeaconBenjamin.

Cheers!

4 posted on 02/03/2012 6:51:51 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The title is a little silly. Using a silver compound is just another form of chemotherapy. Maybe it will be more effective and less toxic than other chemotherapies, but it is still a type of chemotherapy.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 6:53:57 PM PST by Blennos
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Could this be a situation where the cancer cell actually absorbs the silver better than normal cells do. Like cisplatin, it probably throws a molecular monkey wrench into DNA replication.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 6:53:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: DeaconBenjamin
It will likely be banned, if it is effective. The medical profession does NOT want to see a cure for cancer. It is their greatest 'cash cow.'

I know of at least two doctors that cured cancer, both were hounded out of the US.

7 posted on 02/03/2012 6:55:51 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: DeaconBenjamin
My brother is into ‘natural’ alternatives when it comes to illness. Silver (liquid form) is one thing he believes in and last year, when I had a pretty serious toothache, he gave some to me and told me to ‘hold’ it on my tooth and then swallow. I did...the toothache was gone in hours.

Coincidence?

8 posted on 02/03/2012 6:57:45 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin


Dosage fail.

9 posted on 02/03/2012 6:58:47 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: grey_whiskers

What about Gold?


10 posted on 02/03/2012 7:00:08 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SpaceBar

I saw the documentary on that guy. He was making his own colloidal silver. Obviously, he did it wrong. I’ve been using it for 5 years and haven’t turned blue yet.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 7:03:45 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: Outlaw Woman

Silver is antimicrobial, with those microbes being the bacteria eating away at your tooth. Kill the bacteria, kill the rot.

If you can stand the pungency of it, crush a fresh garlic clove and place it over the tooth, it’ll do the same thing, for the same reason.

Neither addresses the damage done, though, so it’s stopgap at best. The bacteria will return and eventually there will be an abcess, unless the damaged area is cleared of bacteria and rot then sealed or otherwise repaired.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 7:03:55 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Cisplatin is nasty stuff. It nearly killed me. Then it saved my life.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 7:10:15 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I know someone who has a colloidal silver generator, and I have a favorite nephew who has stage four colon cancer. Maybe it’s worth a try.


14 posted on 02/03/2012 7:16:54 PM PST by Segovia
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To: RegulatorCountry
Thank you RC. I did not know about the garlic.

A decade ago I had several teeth ‘fixed’ at considerable costs. I would do the same now but....unfortunately its no longer a consideration financially.

15 posted on 02/03/2012 7:22:16 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: ponygirl
The Man Who Turned Blue

Yikes!

16 posted on 02/03/2012 7:36:24 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DeaconBenjamin

My great-uncle, born in 1880 and died in 1980, as a boy on the farm, used to put a silver dollar in jugs of his milk to keep the milk fresh.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 7:37:07 PM PST by PGR88
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To: ponygirl
He wasn't wrong. It's just a matter of cumulative dosage. Big enough doses, for long enough perioIs of time and you too can be blue. As a Dermatologist I've seen this a couple times, although they hadn't (yet?) gotten quite as blue as the one pictured upthread. And they were still promoting how easy and cheap it was to do, and how "good" taking silver was, even after they were literally blue in the face. IIRC, the most recent one had been on it a decade or more. Like liberalism, the side effects take awhile to become obvious.
18 posted on 02/03/2012 7:42:02 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: SpaceBar

Feeling blue?


19 posted on 02/03/2012 7:42:50 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Clove will work, too, and won’t be as sharp and pungent. You don’t want to swallow a whole lot of clove at once, though, so spit it out once you’re done.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 7:46:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SpaceBar

He lived. Maybe it worked.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 7:50:05 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yes, I keep clove oil in the medicine cabinet.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 7:51:58 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Semper911

I have some personal exposure to chemotherapy due to my Labrador Retriever developing cancer late in life. I could afford it at the time, and he was my baby so to speak, so I had him treated for it. Nothing that would make him miserable or sick. The most beneficial thing we did for him was carboplatin and then radiation treatment of the tumor. Not sure why the two were regarded as somehow synergetic, but that’s what I recall. He was never sick, didn’t lose his coat (dogs typically don’t unless they’re a breed noted for not shedding) and the cancer was in retreat. He died of other causes, almost fifteen years old, happy as a clam until the day he died. Still miss him, always will I suspect.

Cisplatin is a harsh one, carboplatin not so much, at least for dogs, which are similar in many ways to humans as far as reaction to chemotherapy and responsiveness to it. There was another that we were going to introduce into the regimen before he died, can’t recall the name but it’s made from something natural. I want to say avocado pits, but that’s that controversial thing from the seventies, laetrile? Not it, but the origin is close.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 8:01:06 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin

People wear copper bracelets for arthritis, maybe people should start wearing more silver jewelry to prevent cancer


24 posted on 02/03/2012 8:05:24 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: ponygirl; SpaceBar

He, and others like him, were also taking many times the recommended dosage. I take it everyday also and have for several years. Haven’t turned blue yet. Not even a tinge ~ and you’d be able to tell cause I’m a Swede and white as can be! Colloidal silver has cured a gum boil for me. Not an easy thing to treat a root infection even with antibiotics.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I always tell people to eat their silver. Have talked myself blue in the face trying to convince the doubters.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 8:06:54 PM PST by Lady Lucky (I like to fire people. I don't care about the poor.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
What about Gold?

Just so happens I read about a very successful trial of microscopic gold spheres that were too small to get caught in normal capillaries but would get caught in the capillaries that feed tumors.

Once the spheres had been deposited in the tumor the doctors would shoot the patients with radio waves that cause the gold spheres to heat up and literally cook the tumor.

The great part about this treatment is that it has no possible side effects because gold is totally non-toxic and after treatment the tumor is dead and would be absorbed by the body.

Unfortunately I have read nothing further about this research. This treatment should work against most cancers.

27 posted on 02/03/2012 8:08:00 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SuzyQue

Clove oil, tea tree oil, oil of oregano and garlic oil all can be very useful. Clove is probably the gentlest. Tea tree oil is a great one but the odor can only be compared to camphor on steroids, lol. Oil of oregano and garlic oil both are very strong and can cause reddening and peeling on their own, so a light touch is very much in order, tread carefully with those.


28 posted on 02/03/2012 8:09:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Pontiac

With larger tumors, necrosis setting in can put a patient into crisis, that’s another thing I recall from having my Lab treated. There’s such a thing as being too successful too quickly, in killing a tumor. Halt metastasis then reduce the mass at a rate the body can absorb, was the objective.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 8:12:24 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Thank you RC. I really appreciate this information! (and will be filing it away). Hopefully I’ll not need any of it but you know as well as I do when a tooth throws a ‘fit’, it very seldom goes away completely. Anyway I appreciate all this info!


30 posted on 02/03/2012 8:14:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: Red_Devil 232; grey_whiskers
Special gold nanoparticles show promise for 'cooking' cancer cells
31 posted on 02/03/2012 8:14:34 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping....

Recall, people used to eat off of silver or silver plated tableware...at least thosewho could afford it, and picked up trace amounts of silver in their diets as a result.

I wonder if this had any effects on viral resistance and incidence of cancer?

32 posted on 02/03/2012 8:19:44 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Mayapple, that’s it. Etoposide is the name of the chemo agent made from it.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 8:20:25 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping....

Recall, people used to eat off of silver or silver plated tableware...at least thosewho could afford it, and picked up trace amounts of silver in their diets as a result.

I wonder if this had any effects on viral resistance and incidence of cancer?

34 posted on 02/03/2012 8:24:38 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Outlaw Woman

If you do end up trying one of them, just remember to ease into it, they’re stronger than you’d suspect. Tea tree oil is not for internal use at all, topical only, it’s toxic if ingested. The others can have unpleasant effects if ingested, so read up on them beforehand so you get the benefit and not more than you bargained for. If you’re just putting it on a tooth and spitting it out, they all should be OK in moderation with the exception of tea tree oil. I know people who use it orally but I wouldn’t, myself. Self-medication, even with herbal preparations and oils, isn’t something to take lightly. You can harm yourself, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 8:25:34 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin

IMO, a colloidal silver generator, along with the knowledge of how to make and use different strengths, is a must have for preppers.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping....

Recall, people used to eat off of silver or silver plated tableware...at least thosewho could afford it, and picked up trace amounts of silver in their diets as a result.

I wonder if this had any effects on viral resistance and incidence of cancer?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, I got a 502 error the first try.

37 posted on 02/03/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Sorry about your pup. Sounds like you gave him a great life right to the end.

The chemo and radiation definitely work together. The combo leaves the cancer cells without a chance to reproduce and spread, as long as it’s early.

Surviving the onslaught of system-wide and overall muscle, blood, and tissue cell destruction is the hard part, but it can and does work. But during treatment I was sure there was no way I would survive it.

If only they could target the cancer and not every inch of the whole body. I guess that is the focus of much cancer research today.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 8:28:06 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Same goes for an Iron skillet. Iron is a great mineral for women.


39 posted on 02/03/2012 8:33:42 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

save


40 posted on 02/03/2012 8:44:50 PM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

We use it all the time as well as food grade hydrogen peroxide and oil of oregano.


41 posted on 02/03/2012 8:45:47 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Semper911

He was very happy with all the attention, being a Lab. He actually thrived from the dietary changes, the vitamins, etcetera. Coat got shinier, bright eyes. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there is an end to this life that cannot be avoided, and it hit me hard when he died because he was doing so well and was so happy. Seemed unfair. He was quite old for a Lab, though.

I have an acquaintance who hit hard times along about 2008, and has had no medical insurance since then, finding employment was hard for him and what he did find didn’t last. He developed an uncomfortably bloated stomach fairly suddenly three weeks ago, and finally broke down and went to a doctor despite not really being able to afford it. Stage 4 cancer, fluid build up. I can’t say I agree with his decision but it was his to make and he’s at peace with it, no treatment, just diuretics and painkillers. He did get into hospice, but no shunt to relieve the fluid, they didn’t want him back and forth to the hospital and, again, no insurance. I’ve been visiting him once a week on Friday, and he’s still holding up, the hospice facility is quite nice. How much of the sunny outlook is the drugs, I can’t say, but he’s lucid, so there’s that at least. He may last a few more weeks or a few more months, no way of knowing.

He’s 57.


42 posted on 02/03/2012 8:48:59 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Joya

Ping.


43 posted on 02/03/2012 8:57:48 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Segovia; Pontiac; Outlaw Woman; All

Regarding the cancer of the colon, perhaps the nephew could try high colonics of colloidal silver. I have used it for sore throat and upper respiratory infection. When I was a child 60 years ago, my doctor used to dip cotton swabs in a brown liquid called Argerol (undoubtedly a silver containing medication) then she would push them gently into my nose and have me lie down for 15 minutes before removing the swabs. this was treatment for cold or flu, “the grip”. It didn’t hurt me and might even have helped keep me from getting a pulmonary infection.


44 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:31 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: RegulatorCountry; Segovia; Pontiac; Outlaw Woman; All

Regarding the cancer of the colon, perhaps the nephew could try high colonics of colloidal silver. I have used it for sore throat and upper respiratory infection. When I was a child 60 years ago, my doctor used to dip cotton swabs in a brown liquid called Argerol (undoubtedly a silver containing medication) then she would push them gently into my nose and have me lie down for 15 minutes before removing the swabs. this was treatment for cold or flu, “the grip”. It didn’t hurt me and might even have helped keep me from getting a pulmonary infection.


45 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:43 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: RegulatorCountry; Segovia; Pontiac; Outlaw Woman; All

I also wanted to say that Vitamin C in large doses has been used for cancer treatment. There again the danger was listed of too quick necrosis of the tumor poisoning the body, so early treatment, and very, very careful late treatment seems to make sense. Someone mentioned Leatril which was based on organic cyanides and the theory that these kill cancer cells. It has been suggested that if we eat foods with small amounts of these organic cyanides that they could attack very small cancers by killing the outside cells. Would probably not help with a larger mass. I now eat the seeds inside my apple, my orange seeds, grape seeds, and watermelon seeds. Not in large quantities, but just along with the amount of food I am eating.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 9:09:14 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Some birth certificates have a spot for “Eye treatment” or somesuch.

The reason is, it is not uncommon for newborn children to contract eye infections, which may be serious, from passing through the birth canal.

So it is routine to administer a topical type antibiotic to the eyes and eye regions of newborns.

My birth certificate has such a slot. It has an entry typed in:
AgNO3

I think the use of Silver Nitrate has declined because it can be somewhat harsh on tissues. But no matter what, it is a powerful, powerful antibiotic.


47 posted on 02/03/2012 9:11:55 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: gleeaikin
The ‘upper respiratory infection’ you mention is how my brother became acquainted with Silver. He had a severe UR infection and no medical doctor could cure it. He went to a natural mixture recommended by an RN who is now into complete ‘natural’ treatments. Anyway, he was cleared up in appx 4-6 weeks. This was after 6-8 months of misery and doctor visits.
48 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:19 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: gleeaikin

I’m not nearly old enough to have experienced that, but I don’t doubt it was helpful on some level, the name implies the presence of silver. Secondary bacterial infection is often more of a problem than the virus itself.

My own grandmother was widely renowned for having “saved” quite a few people during the big Spanish Influenza outbreak in the late teens. She never contracted it herself, but did go house to house in her rural community with an old, handed down preparation that is reputedly indian in origin. Pine needles, wild plants, that sort of thing. I’ve seen the “recipe” for it before, the handwritten original, on an old brown piece of paper, is in the possesion of an older relative. I’ve asked that it be left to me.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Gosh I love this neighborhood; Mrs. P

Thanks for posting.


50 posted on 02/03/2012 9:14:05 PM PST by GILTN1stborn (Can you hear me now?)
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