Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue. Not all bone tumors are malignant. In fact, benign (noncancerous) bone tumors are more common than malignant ones.
Both malignant and benign bone tumors may grow and compress healthy bone tissue, but benign tumors do not spread, do not destroy bone tissue, and are rarely a threat to life.
Malignant tumors that begin in bone tissue are called primary bone cancer. Cancer that metastasizes (spreads) to the bones from other parts of the body, such as the breast, lung, or prostate, is called metastatic cancer and is named for the organ or tissue in which it began. Primary bone cancer is far less common than cancer that spreads to the bones.
Cancer can begin in any type of bone tissue. Bones are made up of osteoid (hard or compact), cartilaginous (tough, flexible), and fibrous (threadlike) tissue, as well as elements of bone marrow (soft, spongy tissue in the center of most bones).
Common types of primary bone cancer include the following:
• Osteosarcoma, which arises from osteoid tissue in the bone. This tumor occurs most often in the knee and upper arm.
• Chondrosarcoma, which begins in cartilaginous tissue. Cartilage pads the ends of bones and lines the joints. Chondrosarcoma occurs most often in the pelvis, upper leg, and shoulder. Sometimes a chondrosarcoma contains cancerous bone cells. In that case, doctors classify the tumor as an osteosarcoma.
• The Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors (ESFTs), which usually occur in bone but may also arise in soft tissue (muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue). Scientists think that ESFTs arise from elements of primitive nerve tissue in the bone or soft tissue. ESFTs occur most commonly along the backbone and pelvis and in the legs and arms.
Other types of cancer that arise in soft tissue are called soft tissue sarcomas.
Causes & Symptoms of Bone Cancer
It's not clear what causes most bone cancers. Doctors know bone cancer begins as an error in a cell's DNA. The error tells the cell to grow and divide in an uncontrolled way. These cells go on living, rather than dying at a set time.
The accumulating mutated cells form a mass (tumor) that can invade nearby structures or spread to other areas of the body.
Signs and symptoms of bone cancer include:
• Bone pain
• Swelling and tenderness near the affected area
• Broken bone
• Unintended weight loss
There are certain factors associated with an increased risk of bone cancer, including:
• Inherited genetic syndromes. Certain rare genetic syndromes passed through families increase the risk of bone cancer, including Li-Fraumeni syndrome and hereditary retinoblastoma.
• Paget's disease of bone. Most commonly occurring in older adults, Paget's disease of bone can increase the risk of bone cancer developing later.
• Radiation therapy for cancer. Exposure to large doses of radiation, such as those given during radiation therapy for cancer, increases the risk of bone cancer in the future.
Who Gets Bone Cancer
Primary cancers of bones account for less than 0.2% of all cancers.
In adults, more than 40 percent of primary bone cancers are chondrosarcomas. This is followed by osteosarcomas (28 percent), chordomas (10%), Ewing tumors (8 percent), and malignant fibrous histiocytoma/fibrosarcomas (4 percent). The remainder of cases are several rare types of bone cancers.
In children and teenagers (those younger than 20 years), osteosarcoma (56%) and Ewing tumors (34%) are much more common than chondrosarcoma (6%).
Chondrosarcomas develop most often in adults, with an average age at diagnosis of 51. Less than 5% of cases occur in patients younger than 20.
Chordomas are also more common in adults. Less than 5% of cases occur in patients younger than 20.
Both osteosarcomas and Ewing tumors occur most often in children and teens.
Prognosis if You Have Bone Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database:
• For all cases of bone cancer combined (in both adults and children), the 5-year relative survival is about 70 percent.
• For osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas that are still in the area where they started (localized), the 5-year survival rate is about 60 to 80 percent.
• If cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is about 15 to 30 percent. But if it has spread only to the lungs, the 5-year survival rate is slightly better.
• For chondrosarcomas, the 5-year survival rate is about 80 percent.
Depending on the stage of cancer and other factors, conventional treatment options include:
• Targeted therapy
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK
Protocols: How to Treat Bone Cancer
By far the best alternative cancer treatment for bone cancer is a mineral-based treatment, with added minerals specific to bone cancer. As long as a cancer patient does not have a type of cancer that is more dangerous than their bone cancer (e.g. lung cancer), it is best to design the cancer protocol to focus on the bone cancer. Cellect not only includes cesium chloride but also has minerals in the formula.
For bone cancer, a High RF Frequency Protocol – Plasma is required, as it can get to any cancer cell in the body, even when the bloodstream does not get to the cancer cells. It is commonly used with the Cellect-Budwig.
• Primary: Cellect-Budwig Protocol
• Required addition: High RF Frequency Generator
Recommended treatment: Cellect-Budwig AND High RF Frequency Protocol Plasma
By far the best alternative cancer treatment for bone cancer is a mineral-based treatment, with added minerals specific to bone cancer.
As long as a cancer patient does not have a type of cancer that is more dangerous than their bone cancer (e.g. lung cancer), it is best to design the cancer protocol to focus on the bone cancer.
Cellect not only includes cesium chloride, but also has minerals in the formula. Let Mike (who supports this protocol) know if you want to add anything to the Cellect-Budwig.
For bone cancer a High RF Frequency Protocol – Plasma is REQUIRED as it can get to any cancer cell in the body, even when the bloodstream does not get to the cancer cells! It is commonly used with the Cellect-Budwig. Mike will know who to speak with and where you can purchase and get support for the Plasma amplifier device. There are very specific instructions for cancer which do not automatically come with the device.
The treatment for bone cancer is much longer than with most cancers because the bones are slow to heal. A typical bone cancer protocol will last for a year or more. Throughout this time it is critical to strengthen the bones.
Where to Buy the Independent Cancer Research Foundation “Research Model” High RF Frequency Generator and Plasma Tube Amplifier:
Copy and paste the above website address into your web browser's address field. Go to the vendor’s website that sells the High RF Frequency Generator and oscillator plasma amplifier which can broadcast high RF frequencies using a plasma ray tube antenna. You’ll be able to see photographs of the generator and amplifiers including full specifications and pricing at their website. They offer excellent technical support.
Important notes about brittle bones – Part 1
Treating bone cancer, or cancer that has spread to the bones, is a very difficult task. First of all, the bone cancer itself must be dealt with. Secondly, with bone cancer the bones become very brittle and it is critical to keep the bones strong.
It can be extremely dangerous for vertebrae to break, not only because of their location but because of the severe mental trauma to the patient caused by such a break.
Two of the most common supplements to add to Cellect are:
1) strontium, the natural trace mineral (NOT the man-made radioactive substance),
Here is an article that mentions strontium:
However, there is a superb book which says that silica may be another excellent thing to take. The book is called:
Here is a section from an email, which used the book as a reference:
- “It would appear that organic Silicon or Silica is the primary mineral that will transmutate to Calcium. Also, it has been shown that Calcium has three origins, e.g.
—It can come from potassium:
K39 + H1 = Ca40
Mg24 + O16 = Ca49
Si28 + C12 = Ca49
While most forms of calcium are not absorbed by the bones very well, there is one form of calcium that has great promise for treatment of osteoporosis, and most likely fragile bones created by bone cancer. That product is Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHC). It is extremely bioavailable and is also used in rheumatoid arthritis. It also reduces the pain of these diseases.
One of the reasons MCHC was high in absorption (in the studies) was that it had the correct ratio of calcium to phosphates.
However, it should be emphasized that phosphorus should NOT be taken as a supplement and is one of many reasons cancer patients should never drink soda pops.
- “Nutritionists recommend a balance of calcium and phosphorus in the diet. The typical Western diet, however, is imbalanced in these minerals. Most people who consume this type of diet consume roughly two to four times more phosphorus than calcium. For example, meat and poultry contain 10 to 20 times as much phosphorus as calcium, and carbonated beverages such as colas have as much as 500 mg of phosphorus in one serving. When there is more phosphorus than calcium in the system, the body will draw on calcium stored in bones. This can lead to reduced bone mass (namely, osteopenia or osteoporosis) that makes bones brittle and fragile. It can also lead to gum and teeth problems. A balance of dietary calcium and phosphorus can lower the risk of osteoporosis, and relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other problems related to the body's ability to use calcium.”http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/Phosphoruscs.html
The cancer diet on this website forbids meat (under most conditions), carbonated beverages, etc. Phosphorus should be avoided for people with bone cancer.
Too much phosphorous may not be the main reason the bones of bone cancer patients get brittle (the cancer itself may be the cause), but it is something to be aware of.
Important notes about brittle bones – Part 2
Since writing this article on bone cancer, a protocol which protects bones from becoming brittle has come to my attention. It is also a protocol to help repair and rebuild bones. This protocol is in addition to everything else on this web page. The protocol is to use special magnets. Magnet therapy has been around for many years to deal with bone repair. Here is the “Bible” on this therapy:
The Body Electric – Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life,
by Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D.
See also this article by Gary Wade on the Spinal Cord:
Gary Wade Article on Spinal Cord
“What Becker and his team experimentally demonstrated was that mammals (humans) can re-grow all manner of body tissue as long as an appropriate value of negative electrical current, in the form of hydroxyl ions, is generated and maintained directly behind the injury/amputation site. If this appropriate current is maintained, then a cellular matrix called a blastema will form at the amputation/surgical site that will continually grow outward leaving in its wake all of the formally missing tissue, in perfect anatomical detail, until all of that tissue is replaced.” – Proposal for Spinal Cord Regrowth and Repair
If you are not on Cesium Chloride or Cellect-Budwig, you can contact an expert on minerals, True Ott, PhD. He can also advise you on minerals to protect the bones. Here is his website:
Mother Earth Minerals
In addition to the mineral treatments, omega-3 has been shown to help prevent deterioration of the bones. See this article on the best way to take omega-3:
A form of calcium
Here is an article by the well-known natural medicine guru Karl Loren on a form of calcium which he claims will help prevent bone density loss:
Recommended treatment – DMSO and Vitamin C
Since you may already have the DMSO, just add a mineral ascorbate version of vitamin C. See: DMSO – Vitamin C Protocol
How to Prevent Bone Cancer
Screening tests are important ways to find cancer if you are at risk but do not have symptoms. Unfortunately, no standardized screening tests have been shown to improve bone cancer outcomes.
Changes in lifestyle can help prevent many types of cancer. However, no known lifestyle changes can prevent bone cancers.
Immune System Health
A healthy immune system remains your body's best defense. Not only is a weak immune system a major reason patients have cancer — and cancer itself can further weaken the immune system.
Beta glucans help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. In addition, beta glucans stimulate white blood cells (lymphocytes) that bind to tumors or viruses and release chemicals to destroy it.
Beta Glucan has been approved in Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan as an immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer. In fact, helping with cancer is just the beginning with Beta Glucan. There have thousands of studies showing the product can protect against infections, lower your cholesterol, lower blood sugar, reduce stress, increase your antibody production, heal wounds, help radiation burns, overcome mercury-induced immunosuppression (like Thimerosal, used as a preservative in vaccines), help with diabetes, and even naturally prevent metastasis (or the spreading of your cancer).
Harvard Medical School suggests following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy:
• Don't smoke.
• Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
• Exercise regularly.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Control your blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Get adequate sleep.
• Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
• Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.
More Information: Building the Immune System
Your diet plays a role in a healthy immune system. The top vitamins your immune system needs to perform include:
• Vitamin C — helps to repair and regenerate tissues and aids in the absorption of iron
• Vitamin E — a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight off infection
• Vitamin B6 — supports adrenal function and is necessary for key metabolic processes
• Vitamin A — aids immune function and helps provide a barrier against infections
• Vitamin D — modulates cell growth, promotes neuromuscular and immune function, and reduces inflammation
• Folate — key in development of red blood cells (a lack of Folate can make the body susceptible to cancer)
• Iron — helps your body carry oxygen to cells
• Selenium — slows the body's overactive responses to certain aggressive forms of cancer
• Zinc — slows the immune response and control inflammation in your body