Skip to comments.Silver can kill some tumours better than chemotherapy with fewer side effects
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.
'Its 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.
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It’s on my shelf. No doubt; FDA has it ‘sites’ on it. If not now; then post this story. . .
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.
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.
I know of at least two doctors that cured cancer, both were hounded out of the US.
What about Gold?
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.
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.
Cisplatin is nasty stuff. It nearly killed me. Then it saved my life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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