A case study in the December issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine notes the death of a woman who died after self-treatment with cesium chloride recommended by a nutritionist. This crap has got to stop.
A Colorado woman died after using cesium chloride supplements as an alternative treatment for breast cancer, a new case study reports.
The 61-year-old woman had been taking cesium supplements daily for a year as a treatment for breast cancer, but it was a single injection of cesium chloride liquid into a lump in her right breast that is likely what ultimately proved fatal, the report said.
The woman had been following the advice of a nutritionist, who had recommended cesium chloride to help shrink her breast tumor.
According to the article, the woman was rather in denial about the cancer which had spread to her lymph nodes. She had refused to see conventional physicians and was using dietary supplements.
In addition to taking cesium chloride supplements daily, she was supplementing with selenium, potassium, vitamin D, silymarin, folic acid and a multivitamin.
Cesium Chloride is mentioned in the bogus theory that you can kill cancer cells by raising pH and boosting oxygen, known as “high pH” therapy. Of course, it’s hyped by that disgusting, nearly criminal “health” site, Natural News.
Available scientific evidence does not support the claim that the pH inside a cancer cell is any different than that of a normal cell or that cancer cells are more susceptible to toxic effects of high pH. Thus, the underlying principle behind high pH therapy remains unproven. Although it was observed that certain regions with low rates of cancer had a high concentration of alkali metals in the soil, it has never been shown that this caused the lower cancer rates. Differences in many other risk factors or protective factors are likely to be involved. It has not been shown that cesium can prevent or treat cancer.
Studies conducted in several experimental tumor models in the 1980s found that the use of cesium or cesium chloride led to decreased tumor growth and fewer deaths in certain mice with cancerous tumors, such as those with sarcoma or breast cancer. In animal studies, giving cesium over the long term caused serious blood and neuromuscular side effects and even death.
Animal and laboratory studies may show a substance has helpful effects, but further studies are necessary to learn whether the results apply to humans. So far, there is no reliable clinical evidence available to support claims from proponents of this treatment.
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No dietary supplements, nutritional changes or alternative treatments have been shown to work at rates at or better than the standard treatments for cancer. Yet, vulnerable, scared people are convinced that self-treating their condition with “natural” or “alternative” remedies is somehow better. Death is not better.
How do patients not see the negative to these options? I can’t say.
The researchers felt an obligation to show how dangerous this treatment is. They note dozens of others have died or experienced serious side effects. I am heartened to see something positive come out of this tragedy – that more people will see that these alternative treatments are no alternatives at all.