Brain cancer is one of the trickiest types of cancer. While it is easy to kill the cancer cells (many treatments easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier), it is not easy to safely kill the cancer cells. The problem is that the debris from dead cancer cells can be very difficult to safely remove from the brain.
Other problems are inflammation and swelling. Before a cancer cell dies, it gets sick. The problem is that once the cancer cell gets sick, the immune system recognizes the cell as being sick and attacks it. This causes inflammation and swelling.
Both benign and malignant tumors cause signs and symptoms and need treatment. Benign tumors grow and press on nearby areas of the brain but rarely spread. Malignant tumors are likely to grow quickly and spread.
When cancer develops elsewhere in the body and spreads (metastasizes) to the brain, it’s called a secondary brain tumor, or metastatic brain cancer. Metastatic brain tumors are more common than primary brain tumors. Some cancers that commonly spread to the brain include lung, colon, kidney, and breast cancers.
Causes & Symptoms of Brain Cancer
Seizures, sleepiness, confusion, and behavioral changes are among the symptoms of brain cancer. Benign brain cancer tumors also may have similar symptoms.
The location, size of the tumor, and rate of growth may vary and will affect the signs and symptoms of brain cancer. Generally speaking, these may include:
• Headaches that gradually become more frequent and more severe
• Unexplained nausea or vomiting
• Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
• Gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or a leg
• Difficulty with balance
• Speech difficulties
• Confusion in everyday matters
• Personality or behavior changes
• Seizures, especially in someone who doesn't have a history of seizures
• Hearing problems
Who Gets Brain Cancer
Brain tumors are the most common cancer among those age 0-19 (leukemia is the second) and are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first).
Malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults aged 15-39 and the most common cancer occurring among 15-19-year-olds.
The median age at diagnosis for all primary brain tumors is 59 years.
Approximately 0.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2010-2012 data.
According to the SEER Stat Fact Sheets, in 2013, there were an estimated 152,751 people living with brain and other nervous system cancer in the United States.
Prognosis if You Have Brain Cancer
Cancer stage at diagnosis, which refers to extent of cancer in the body, determines treatment options and has a strong influence on the length of survival. In general, if the cancer is found only in the part of the body where it started it is localized (sometimes referred to as Stage I). If it has spread to a different part of the body, the stage is regional or distant.
The earlier brain and other nervous system cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. For brain and other nervous system cancer, 76.9 percent are diagnosed at the local stage.
The 5-year relative survival rate for brain cancer:
• Stage I – 36.7 percent
• Stage II – 22.1 percent
• Stage III – 36.3 percent
• Stage IV – 24.6 percent
Protocols: How to Treat Brain Cancer
The Cellect-Budwig Protocol is recommended for bile duct cancer because it is a good detox protocol. However, being a good detox protocol actually places a burden on the liver (which cannot be avoided if you want to detox the liver), thus it is critical to use a coffee enema to stimulate the liver to help flush the toxins from the liver.
It is highly recommended that anyone on a brain cancer treatment include MSM and Colloidal Silver. It is an optional treatment with the Cellect-Budwig Protocol but should be a required treatment for all brain cancer patients.
Conventional medicine’s main types of treatment for brain cancer include:
• Radiation therapy
Sources: Mayo Clinic, American Brain Tumor Association, American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK
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WARNING #1) If you are dealing with swelling, inflammation or pressure of any kind in your brain, immediately deal with an oncologist or surgeon. Swelling or pressure can cause your heart rate to drop, perhaps leading to instant death. Let medical doctors make decisions about relieving the swelling or pressure. This will generally include steroids and in some cases even radiation. Do NOT depend on ANY alternative cancer treatments to work fast enough to deal with swelling or pressure inside the skull. It is necessary to deal with swelling, inflammation or pressure before dealing with the cancer.
WARNING #2) Any brain cancer patient on any orthodox or alternative cancer treatment that kills cancer cells (which is almost ALL alternative cancer treatments) should carry with them at all times anti-inflammatory drugs. The person should also have with them at all times someone who knows how to use these drugs.
WARNING #3) Brain tumors can block the heart from beating by pressing on the wrong part of the brain.
The recommended protocol for this situation is the High RF Frequency Protocol because the High RF Frequency Protocol starts with the Dirt Cheap Protocol immediately (which primarily reverts cancer cells into normal cells) and then adds a custom liver flush to build the immune system. Transfer Point Beta Glucan is also recommended.
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Issues with brain cancer and orthodox cancer treatments
While radiation may be necessary in cases of dangerous swelling and inflammation, using radiation to treat cancer is almost guaranteed to be useless. Let me start with the observations of one person familiar with brain cancer treatments:
- “Orthodox treatment for brain cancer, especially Children's, is absolutely appalling. Chemotherapy and radiation treatment cause horrific side-effects and permanent retardation. Very few survive for five years with this treatment. Their quality of life is ghastly, constantly sick from the chemotherapy/radiation treatments, their immune system wrecked by this barbaric treatment.”http://www.cancerinform.org/kids1.html
I wanted to emphasize the concept of permanent retardation. The wife of a good friend of mine developed brain cancer. She had radiation therapy that effectively made her mentally retarded. It was only after this happened that the radiologist admitted to my friend that radiation probably didn't do any good. Needless to say, his wife died.
- “As a rough estimate, neurosurgeons do well to cure one in every 1,000-brain cancer patients they operate on. Radiation therapy slows the growth of adult tumors, gaining perhaps one month of life, and may result in a cure of only one in 500-1,000 patients. Similarly, chemotherapy, despite 30 years of clinical trials, has not resulted in the development of a single drug or drug combination that elicits more than an occasional transient response in primary brain tumors.”Dr. Robert Burdick, oncologist, and professor at the University of Washington Medical School
Brain cancer and brain tumors are somewhat unique because of the “blood-brain barrier,” which severely restricts the types of substances in the bloodstream that are allowed by the body into the brain. While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is great for protecting the brain from danger, when the brain has cancer cells, the BBB can be a problem.
While there are new chemotherapy drugs which can penetrate the blood-brain barrier because chemotherapy is worthless in the rest of the body, why would someone think that chemotherapy would do any good running around among the extremely delicate brain cells?
Special note on brain stem cancer
Brain stem cancer may be the most deadly and difficult to deal with cancer on earth. At the current time, the best chances for survival of a brain stem cancer patient may be to use the same treatment as dangerous tumors or to go to a major clinic.
The problem with brain stem cancer is the rate at which it grows so time is critical.
Issues with brain cancer and alternative cancer treatments
Brain cancer is one of the trickiest types of cancer for alternative medicine to treat. While it is easy to kill the cancer cells in a brain cancer patient (many alternative cancer treatments easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier), it is not easy to safely kill the cancer cells. The problem is that the debris from dead cancer cells can be very difficult to safely remove from the brain.
Other problems are inflammation and swelling. Before a cancer cell dies it gets sick. The problem is that once the cancer cell gets sick the immune system recognizes the cell as being sick and attacks it and this causes inflammation and swelling. This is not good to happen inside the skull.
One category of alternative cancer treatments that do not cause dangerous inflammation and swelling are treatments that build the immune system and then let the immune system kill the cancer cells safely. These treatments are generally used in conjunction with a product like Vitalzym or Univase Forte, which strips the protein coating around the cancer cells so the immune system has an easier time killing the cancer cells.
The problem with these treatments is that they typically work very slowly and many brain cancer patients do not have enough time left to live to use slow-working alternative cancer treatments.
Fortunately, this article will discuss treatments which have been developed to work quickly and they do not cause any type of brain swelling or inflammation. The electromedicine protocols actually revert cancer cells into normal cells thus the immune system never attacks them. These three protocols are recommended for the most dangerous kinds of brain cancer.
If you are still using chemotherapy do not use the Bob Beck Protocol. Nutritional protocols are not affected by chemotherapy and the high-tech electromedicine devices can be used with chemotherapy.
If a brain tumor is involved, a liver flush is automatically required no matter what the main treatment is. This is required to make sure the brain tumor does not come back. See #3 and #4 in the Reference Manual and use several of the items in #3.
Reference Manual (see #3 and #4, etc.)
Recommended treatment #1: Cellect-Budwig Protocol
The Cellect-Budwig protocol is one of the most potent of the nutritional alternative cancer treatments. The Cellect-Budwig has expert support available from cancer researcher Mike Vrentas. In fact, Mike Vrentas is also an expert in the use of the High RF frequency generator (owns three of them used daily by his researchers) and can support both protocols. However, the Frequency Store will support the Independent Cancer Research Foundation Methods protocol that you will receive from the Independent Cancer Research Foundation once you purchase the High RF frequency generator and plasma amplifier.
The Cellect-Budwig treatment is actually a combination of several synergistic treatments and will not cause any type of swelling or inflammation. The treatment works very quickly and is very effective.
At least four scoops of Cellect a day or more should be used, though Mike can tell you exactly how many scoops a day you need.
The Budwig Protocol is part of the Cellect-Budwig and is also a nutritional protocol which works at the cellular level.
Here is a link to the Cellect-Budwig protocol:
Here is a short 11-minute video by Mike Vrentas about the Cellect-Budwig protocol:
This protocol was mentioned above, but it should be emphasized that this protocol contains six different nutritional cancer treatments.
Because brain cancer patients should not use any alternative cancer treatment which causes swelling or inflammation, and yet the protocol should be very potent, a very effective treatment for brain cancer is the Cellect-Budwig protocol.
It is a complete protocol to deal with the cancer and expert telephone support is very inexpensive (about $230 which includes 5 hours of audio CDs and a two-hour telephone or Skype consultation):
Recommended Treatment #2: Dirt Cheap Protocol
For those who cannot afford the Cellect-Budwig, the next best protocol for brain cancer is the Dirt Cheap Protocol. It also does not create any type of selling, not even temporary swelling.
Most of the items in the Dirt Cheap Protocol revert cancer cells into normal cells, so there is very little killing of cancer cells.
Cancer cells are really normal cells which are sick. They are NOT a different kind of cell. Thus, when the Dirt Cheap Protocol reverts a cancer cell into a normal cell it is reverting it back into a brain cell.
A brain cancer patient should use at least 14 items in the Dirt Cheap Protocol. As can be seen, if you read the entire article the power of the Dirt Cheap Protocol is unlimited.
Dirt Cheap Protocol
Due to studies, I would also add Cannabis (i.e. Hemp Oil) to the Dirt Cheap Protocol. Hemp oil has done well against brain tumors, for example.
While the Dirt Cheap Protocol includes a generic liver flush, the High RF Frequency Protocol actually includes not only a custom liver flush (to kill microbes and parasites in the organs) but also a device to re-energize the weak cells in the organs after the liver flush to restore the immune system faster. The device is called the High RF Frequency Generator.
Critical comments about brain inflammation and swelling
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane or methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a totally natural molecule which is related to DMSO. MSM is a superb treatment for reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation.
It is highly recommended that anyone on a brain cancer treatment include the MSM/CS protocol (i.e. MSM and Colloidal Silver). It is actually an optional treatment with the Cellect-Budwig protocol but should be a required treatment for all brain cancer patients no matter what their main treatment is.
MSM will help keep any swelling down inside the brain. The combination of MSM and colloidal silver will also help revert cancer cells into normal cells.
Additionally, whenever someone completes their treatment for brain cancer, the patient should continue on with the MSM/CS protocol for life (at least twice a day instead of the normal three times a day).
The reason is that if there are any rogue cancer cells that start dividing (and there almost always are such cells), the cancer can come back. The MSM/CS protocol not only helps prevent brain swelling but also prevents the cancer from coming back. It is a win-win protocol for brain cancer patients.
See this article:
Oxygen Elements Plus is another supplement which is recommended for every brain cancer patient.
How to Prevent Brain Cancer
Other than radiation exposure, there are no known lifestyle-related or environmental causes of brain tumors. At this time, there is no known way to protect against most of these tumors.
However, there are factors may put you at increased risk, including:
• Radiation exposure
• Family history of certain conditions including Neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2, tuberous sclerosis, Von Hippel-Lindau disease, and Li-Fraumeni syndrome
• Immune system disorders, including AIDS and lymphoma
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
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