Hydrogen Peroxide Cancer Treatment

Written by Webster Kehr, Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. | Last updated on | Filed under: Alternative Treatments, Cancer Articles, Supplemental Treatments


Fighting cancer is like fighting a fire. You need enough fire trucks to deal with the fire. Every case is different.

While the Hydrogen Peroxide protocol is very famous and a very good cancer treatment it SHOULD NOT be the primary cancer treatment for any cancer patient but can frequently be used as an effective supplemental treatment.

Yes, we are very aware of the testimonials for hydrogen peroxide, but these testimonials are likely for newly diagnosed cancer patients who had a slow growing cancer. This is not the model of cancer patients we generally work with.

If hydrogen peroxide is used as a cancer treatment it should be used with at least 13 items in the Dirt Cheap Protocol!! See the left side-bar for the Dirt Cheap Protocol or the Photon Protocol (the Photon Protocol includes the Dirt Cheap Protocol but has a more sophisticated approach to dealing with the immune system).

Also, when hydrogen peroxide is a critical part of a treatment the patient should use the “Water Trick” to help get it inside of cancer cells:
Water Trick

Also, when hydrogen peroxide is used in high doses, such as when it is the major protocol, use a 3 day “build-up.” Start at low doses and over a 3 day period gradually increase the dose (2 or 3 times a day) until you get to the full dose on the third day.

TREATMENT RATING: This is an excellent cancer treatment but it is critical to know how best to use it so you get the most benefit from the hydrogen peroxide.

First, if you have not read the “What Causes Cancer” article, start by reading that article so you understand “why” the hydrogen peroxide protocol is designed the way it is.

What Causes Cancer

The goal of this protocol is to kill the microbes inside the cancer cells and thus revert the cancer cells into normal cells.

However, this protocol is not recommended for advanced cancer patients.

If you are an advanced cancer patient who has had a lot of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or you have a potentially fast-growing cancer, do not use this protocol as your primary cancer treatment, use one of the protocols linked to on the following web page:

Chapter on Treatments Rated For Advanced Cancer Patients

WARNING #1: Do NOT use Hydrogen Peroxide as part of any enema. Hydrogen peroxide can expand and cause very serious health problems.

WARNING #2: Hydrogen Peroxide is a powerful oxidant. It should not be used with several hours of any anti-oxidant. The Dirt Cheap Protocol is loaded with anti-oxidants. So do not use Hydrogen Peroxide with 3 hours, on both sides, of the Dirt Cheap Protocol.

Introduction to Hydrogen Peroxide As A Cancer Treatment

Before getting into the use of hydrogen peroxide to treat cancer, it should be emphasized that while hydrogen peroxide is an excellent treatment for cancer, using hydrogen peroxide to cure cancer does not deal with many key issues faced by advanced cancer patients whose bodies have been severely damaged by their cancer and by their orthodox cancer treatments. In many cases, it is not the cancer cells which kill cancer patients, but rather other issues, such as damage to key organs, damage to non-cancerous cells, etc.

Examples of what hydrogen peroxide does not deal with would include:

1) rebuilding the immune system,

2) rebuilding the damage done to the stomach and colon by chemotherapy,

3) dealing with cachexia directly,

4) protecting the non-cancerous cells from the damage done by cancer and orthodox treatments.

5) protecting the organs from damage caused by the cancer and orthodox treatments,

etc. etc.

Advanced cancer patients who have had significant orthodox cancer treatments are strongly encouraged to integrate this protocol with treatments which deal with other issues faced by advanced cancer patients.

However, BEFORE doing this the warnings below should be studied carefully.

Once you understand the warnings, see this free eBook on the treatment of advanced cancer:

The Treatment of Stage IV Cancers

How To Make 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide From 35% H2O2

My personal philosophy about taking H2O2 internally is this: Your life is on the line so do whatever is necessary to fix the problem.

Hydrogen Peroxide Vendor

In addition to a hydrogen peroxide bath, there is a specific protocol for taking it orally.

35% food grade hydrogen peroxide can be obtained, but it is dangerous and tricky to handle [e.g. wear safety glasses and wash off immediately if it gets on skin], but is an option if manufacturer recommendations are followed with exactness.

I would not put the drops of hydrogen peroxide in anything but the highest quality distilled water you can find.

Also, always use glass drinking containers. Hydrogen peroxide may leech a little plastic off of a plastic container. The plastic containers used by the vendors to ship H2O2 are special plastics which the general public does not have access to.

Because 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is dangerous to handle, I will give very specific instructions on how to make 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide from 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide.

To make 3% food grade H2O2 from 35% food grade H2O2, use a ratio of 1:10.5.

For example, put 1 TABLEspoon of 35% hydrogen peroxide into a glass jar and then put 10 1/2 TABLEspoons of distilled water into the glass jar and then mix them together.

You then use the jar of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide during your treatment.

No matter what dose of 3% food grade H2O2 you use, you will need to SLOWLY “build-up” to your chosen dose.

Getting Hydrogen Peroxide Inside the Cancer Cells

It has been clinically demonstrated that the spread or metastasis of cancer is inversely proportional to the amount of oxygen around the cancer cells. The more oxygen, the slower the cancer spreads. The less oxygen, the faster the cancer spreads. If cancer cells get enough oxygen, they will die (cancer cells are anaerobic). It is thought that hydrogen peroxide kills cancer cells because cancer cells do not have the mechanism to break down hydrogen peroxide that healthy cells have.

The issue in curing cancer with hydrogen peroxide boils down to getting enough hydrogen peroxide inside the cancer cells.

Every cancer cell has a thick protein (i.e. enzyme) coating on its surface. The protein coating blocks many substances, and perhaps much of the hydrogen peroxide, from getting to the surface of the cell and thus from getting inside the cell.

So what can be done to get a higher percentage of the hydrogen peroxide past the protein coating and inside the cancer cells?


The key to getting hydrogen peroxide inside the cells is to make the cells thirsty for water and then to flood the body with hydrogen peroxide water.

To do this a patient should not take any foods or liquids for 3 hours prior to taking hydrogen peroxide. And certainly just before this 3 hour period do not load up on drinking water!!

When you do take the water with hydrogen peroxide in it, the cells should ingest the hydrogen peroxide internally, which can then kill the microbes inside the cancer cells and revert the cancer cells into normal cells.

This will require a “build-up” so the stomach can get used to drinking hydrogen peroxide on an empty stomach.

Hydrogen Peroxide

  • “Nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg demonstrated over 50 years ago the basic difference between normal cells and cancer cells. Both derive energy from glucose, but the normal cell requires oxygen to combine with the glucose, while cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only 1/15 the energy per glucose molecule that a normal cell produces. This is why cancer cells have such a huge appetite for sugar, and also why people who consume excessive quantities of sugar tend to get cancer more often.”

Controlling cancer can be done by controlling the oxygen and/or controlling the things that free up oxygen (e.g. ionized water) and other ways. Hydrogen peroxide, or other oxygen therapies, are one of the most widely used cancer therapies world-wide because they provide oxygen to the cancer cells. They are safe and effective. H2O2 is also used for a host of other ailments, including AIDS and any other virus based illness.

I want to emphasize very strongly that you should not use any type of hydrogen peroxide unless it is “Food Grade.” The junk you buy at grocery stores and most health food stores is high in iron and who knows what other chemicals (as a minimum they are not removed) and is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Cancer treatments should not involve this stuff under ANY circumstances. See vendors in the links below.

There is no controversy about H2O2 being used topically (i.e. externally) or with an I.V. However, there is a major controversy about whether it should be taken orally.

  • “The most common form of hydrogen peroxide therapy used by doctors is as an intravenous drip. For use at home, some individuals add a cup of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide [or 10 cups of 3%] to a bathtub of warm water and soak for 20 to 30 minutes as the hydrogen peroxide is absorbed through the skin. Others drink a glass of water to which several drops or more of food or reagent grade hydrogen peroxide have been added [note: use Food Grade H2O2]. Although there have been reports of improved health with oral use, physicians like Dr. Farr believed that taking hydrogen peroxide orally could have a corrosive and tumorous effect on the stomach and small intestine and advised against using it. There is animal research supporting this caution.”http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T216805.html

Actually, if you added 4 cups of 35% H2O2 to the bath water it would only be about a 1/5 of 1% solution of H2O2 (assuming 45 gallons are in the tub).

Robert O. Young, PhD is another person who recommends against taking H2O2 internally. In his book Sick and Tired? he states:

  • “Some health practitioners have given hydrogen peroxide internally to patients. There have been some reports of success with this, but it is highly controversial. My opinion is that it should never be used internally for any reason. For one thing, it is not a nutrient, and the risk of it combining in the body with superoxide is too great.”
    Sick and Tired?, page 74.

His reasoning is that if superoxide and hydrogen peroxide react with each other, they form one of the most active (i.e. dangerous) free radicals of all – hydroxyl radical, OH.

However, that is not the end of the story. Another expert, Dr. David G. Williams, has extensively researched this issue and considers the internal ingestion of H2O2 to be perfectly safe. He notes:

  • “A single atom of oxygen, however, is very reactive and is referred to as a free radical. Over the past several years, we’ve continually read that these free radicals are responsible for all types of ailments and even premature aging. What many writers seem to forget, however, is that our bodies create and use free radicals to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi.In fact, the cells responsible for fighting infection and foreign invaders in the body (your white blood cells) make hydrogen peroxide and use it to oxidize any offending culprits. The intense bubbling you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with a bacteria-laden cut or wound is the oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed. The ability of our cells to produce hydrogen peroxide is essential for life. H202 is not some undesirable by-product or toxin, but instead a basic requirement for good health.http://www.purehealthsystems.com/hydrogen-peroxide-2.html

This is a superb article, by the way. Also in this article is a reference for the different grades of H2O2:

  • “Hydrogen peroxide is available in various strengths and grades.3% Pharmaceutical Grade: This is the grade sold at your local drugstore or supermarket. This product is not recommended for internal use. It contains an assortment of stabilizers which shouldn’t be ingested. Various stabilizers include: acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate.6% Beautician Grade: This is used in beauty shops to color hair and is not recommended for internal use.30% Reagent Grade: This is used for various scientific experimentation and also contains stabilizers. It is also not for internal use.30% to 32% Electronic Grade: This is used to clean electronic parts and not for internal use.35% Technical Grade: This is a more concentrated product than the Reagent Grade and differs slightly in that phosphorus is added to help neutralize any chlorine from the water used to dilute it.35% Food Grade: This is used in the production of foods like cheese, eggs, and whey-containing products. It is also sprayed on the foil lining of aseptic packages containing fruit juices and milk products. THIS IS THE ONLY GRADE RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE…90%: This is used as an oxygen source for rocket fuel.Only [highly diluted] 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide is recommended for internal use [note: obviously his point is that only Food Grade hydrogen peroxide should be taken internally, there are lower concentrations than 35%]. At this concentration [i.e. 35%], however, hydrogen peroxide is a very strong oxidizer and if not diluted, it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Any concentrations over 10% can cause neurological reactions and damage to the upper gastrointestinal tract.http://www.purehealthsystems.com/hydrogen-peroxide-2.html

Regardless of how hydrogen peroxide is used, it can be toxic if its concentration is too high. However, when diluted to therapeutic levels it is totally safe for external use or I.V.s.

Hydrogen Peroxide Vendor

Take Advantage of the Hydrogen Peroxide Baths!!

In the next section there will be a discussion about warnings and restrictions when taking H2O2 orally.

There are ways to avoid these restrictions.

For example, if you are taking the Budwig Diet, or need to take any other foods that contain fats, Vitamin C, etc. remember you can take these foods AT ANY TIME if you are using the hydrogen peroxide baths.

In other words, if you use the hydrogen peroxide baths, the “3 hour window,” to be discussed below, does not apply and you can eat any food or supplement at any time!!

The “3 hour window” is to protect the stomach, but only when taking the H2O2 orally!!



Hydrogen peroxide can chemically react with certain other substances. This chemical reaction creates a very toxic substance which can severely damage the stomach.

To avoid this chemical reaction, there is a “Three Hour Window” every time you take H2O2, where you should not consume certain substances. This “three hour window” does not apply to hydrogen peroxide baths because it only applies to what goes on inside the stomach.

For two hours BEFORE taking hydrogen peroxide orally (with water) and for one hour AFTER taking hydrogen peroxide, the foods in this section should be avoided!! This is a “three hour window” where you should not take these substances!!

1) All forms of vitamin C should be avoided. This especially applies to ascorbate forms, but all forms eventually turn into ascorbates, thus no form of Vitamin C should be used inside the “three hour window.” This includes avoiding multi-vitamins which contain vitamin C, ascorbic acid, mineral ascorbates (e.g. sodium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate, etc.).

2) Fatty acids, such as the Budwig Diet, fish oils, fatty foods, etc. should also be avoided during the “three hour window.” In other words, all forms of fat in foods are forbidden within the window.

3) Any food with iron in it or any supplement with iron in it, is forbidden within the window.

Let me give you an example so you understand this critical instruction.

Suppose you want to take hydrogen peroxide at 10:00 AM. This means that you do NOT eat any forbidden food (see above) between 8:00 AM (two hours before the H2O2 is taken) and 11:00 AM (which is one hour after taking the H2O2).

Thus, for example, if you want to take H2O2 at 10:00 AM do not eat any forbidden foods between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. This is a “three hour window” where you should not take any forbidden foods.

If you do not follow the above rules the treatment can cause severe stomach damage!!

If you want more information on these subjects, and others (e.g. how to take H2O2 via injections) see the book: Hydrogen Peroxide: Medical Miracle by Dr. William Campbell Douglas, MD. Other books are mentioned below.

Here is a direct quote from this book: “Ascorbate [e.g. Vitamin C], iron and fats in the stomach change H2O2 into superoxide free radicals. These free radicals can do severe damage to the lining of your stomach.”


Note: Doses of hydrogen peroxide are generally taken 3 times a day. Thus, when I talk about taking 4 drops a day, it is really 4 drops three times a day.

Let us suppose your dose was to take 10 drops in water (ALWAYS put your hydrogen peroxide in at least 4 ounces of water).

If you did that on your first day you would probably get sick at your stomach. You need to gradually “build-up” to your therapeutic dose.

The build-up is to take no more than 2 drops of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide on your first day.

On the second day, if your stomach tolerated the prior day’s dose, you can increase the dose by 2 drops (you are now at 4 drops).

If you have any stomach discomfort do not increase the dose until your stomach gets used to the dosage.

On future days you can build up by two drops or higher (e.g. 5 drops).

The issue is to determine the urgency of getting to the higher doses versus getting the H2O2 past your stomach. You can build-up as fast as you want, just keep in mind the conflict between the urgency of getting to your therapeutic dose versus stomach upset.

WARNING: Hydrogen peroxide must ALWAYS be mixed with at least 4 ounces of distilled water, even AFTER it is diluted into 3% hydrogen peroxide – in order to protect the stomach.

Treatment Dosages

The doses of 35% H2O2 to be taken (three times a day) can be one drop, four drops, or ten drops. One author even recommends 25 drops, three times a day.

In converting 35% dosages to 3% dosages, multiply by 10 (not 11). For example:

1) One drop of 35% H2O2 becomes 10 drops of 3% H2O2,

2) Four drops of 35% H2O2 becomes 40 drops of 3% H2O2 (about half a TEAspoon),

3) Ten drops of 35% H2O2 becomes 100 drops of 3% H2O2 (a little more than one TEAspoon),

4) Twenty-Five drops of 35% H2O2 becomes 250 drops (a little less than 3 TEAspoons)

Hydrogen Peroxide Vendor

Do not forget to build-up to ALL doses by no more than 5 drops a day (using 3% H2O2 doses), but only 2 drops a day at the beginning. In emergencies, where time is critical you can try to increase the dose any way you can.

Don’t forget that if you start to have significant stomach problems (a small amount of nausea is to be expected), discontinue the treatment or build up more slowly.

Remember, ZERO Vitamin C (even in multi-vitamins), ZERO iron supplements, ZERO fats, dilute heavily with water and always take on an empty stomach.

Anyone who has comments on the safety of this protocol please send me an email. My address is:


More Comments on Hydrogen Peroxide

Even some chemotherapy treatments are designed to take advantage of oxygen’s affect on cancer cells.

“Most [orthodox] anti-cancer treatments, from radiation therapy to chemotherapy, produce oxidative events to kill cancer cells.” In other words, chemotherapy drugs basically work on this same principle, but these drugs are millions of times more profitable for pharmaceutical companies than hydrogen peroxide would be.

There are a number of books on using hydrogen peroxide for cancer and other diseases:

Hydrogen Peroxide: Medical Miracle, by William Campbell Douglass

Stop Aging or Slow the Process, How Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) Can Help, by William Campbell Douglass

Flood Your Body with Oxygen, by Ed McCabe

(Note: the Flood book replaces: Oxygen Therapies, A New Way of Approaching Disease)

Hydrogen Peroxide & Ozone, by Conrad LeBeau

Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health & Vitality, by Nathaniel Altman

OXYGEN, OXYGEN, OXYGEN, by Kurt W. Donsbach D.C., N.D., PhD.

The Un-Medical Medical Miracle, by Elizabeth Baker, M.A.

Note the book above that discusses EWOT. EWOT may be a safe and simple way to get large amounts of oxygen into the entire body (assuming you have a good heart for doing the exercise). However, I do not know if EWOT is as effective as Hydrogen Peroxide or Ozone therapy at treating cancer, though I suspect H2O2 is better. Nor do I know if the book describes a specific way to use EWOT as a cancer treatment. But if EWOT can be designed to treat cancer, it is something to consider.

As a side note, Dr. Williams mentions that H2O2 I.V.s are a godsend for emphysema patients!

  • “While most conditions respond remarkably to oral ingestion, emphysema is one condition in which intravenous infusion can be a godsend.Emphysema involves destruction of the alveoli (the small air sacs in the lungs). Although chemical fumes and other irritants can cause the destruction, it is most often the result of smoking. As the disease progresses, the patient finds it more and more difficult to breathe.A wheel chair and supplemental oxygen become necessary as the disease progresses. Lack of adequate oxygen reaching the tissues forces the heart to pump more forcefully. This leads to high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart itself and eventually heart failure.Conventional medicine offers little help for emphysema. There is no cure. The best that can be hoped for is symptomatic relief and the prevention of any serious complications that might result in death. H202 therapy can offer more.Using 1 ounce of 35% peroxide per 1 gallon of non-chlorinated water in a vaporizer improves nighttime breathing tremendously. But intravenous infusion holds the real key to relief. It has the ability to cleanse the inner lining of the lungs and restore the ability to breathe.We continue to hear the same story from Dr. Farr and others who use intravenous infusion for emphysema and congestive lung problems. Within minutes oxygen from hydrogen peroxide begins to bubble up between the membrane lining the lungs sacs and the accumulated mucus. (Dr. Farr refers to this as the “Alka-Seltzer effect.”)The patient begins to cough and expel the material that has accumulated in the lungs. The amount of bubbling, coughing, and cleansing can be regulated by simply turning the H202 on and off.As the peroxide clears the lung surface and destroys the bacterial infections, the patient regains the ability to breath more normally. We continue to receive reports from patients for whom the technique has improved breathing so much that a wheelchair and supplemental oxygen are no longer needed.If you would like to find a doctor in your area trained in the use of intravenous H202 infusion, contact the International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation (IBOM), P.O. Box 13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113 at (405) 478-4266 [note: this phone number does NOT work]. They can provide names and addresses of doctors using the procedure in your area.”http://www.purehealthsystems.com/hydrogen-peroxide-2.html
Stabilized Oxygen or Stabilized Electrolytes

Another way to get oxygen into the body is by using a “stabilized oxygen” or “stabilized electrolytes” product. This is a much safer way of getting oxygen into the body (compared to H2O2). This product has been attacked by the FDA, FTC and quackwatch. Such a potent attack, and more importantly the fact they have used blatant lies, is almost certain proof of its effectiveness!! Nevertheless, there are potent testimonials on the internet for the use of this product.

Stabilized electrolytes are made with water and sodium chloride (salt) and has been branded as being nothing but salt water. However, it is the chemical product of these molecules – sodium chlorite – that is the miracle worker. Sodium chlorite (NaCLO2) is a precursor to chlorine dioxide (CLO2), which does much of the work.

The most popular way of taking sodium chlorite (or activated sodium chlorite, which is called chlorine dioxide) is by using a supplement known as Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS), which is 28% sodium chlorite. Here is the website of the world’s foremost expert in the use of sodium chlorite in the treatment of cancer and other diseases:

Jim Humble Website

Here is one of many vendors of sodium chlorite (i.e. Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS). For each bottle of MMS make sure you get 5 bottles of activator (i.e. citric acid):

H2O Air Water Americas


Site Comments
Alpha Medical Clinic A clinic in Mexico that uses oxygen treatments
The Nevada Center of Alternative … A clinic in Nevada that has H2O2 available
H2O2 4U Superb article on H2O2 and the immune system
Pure Health Systems Vendor of 35% Food Grade H2O2
Pure Living Peroxide Vendor of 35% Food Grade H2O2
Dancing Algae Vendor of 3% and 6% Food Grade H2O2
H2O2 4U Household uses for H2O2 (e.g. mouthwash without fluoride)
Oxytherapy Superb article on AIDS, cancer, ozone and H2O2 (Mirror)
Alkalize For Health Superb Article, many quotes
Ozon – FAST Free, online 240 page book (requires Adobe Acrobat)


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