Gallbladder cancer starts in this small, pear-shaped organ located under the liver behind the right lower ribs. In adults, the gallbladder is typically about 3-4 inches long and about an inch wide. The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile which is made in the liver. This bile helps our bodies digest fats in foods as they travel through the small intestine.
The gallbladder is obviously helpful to our bodies, but it is not necessary to live. There are many people who go on to live normal lives after having their gallbladder removed.
About 90 percent of gallbladder cancers are adenocarcinomas, which are cancers that start in glandular cells.
Papillary adenocarcinoma, which comprises about 6 percent of all gallbladder cancers, is a type of gallbladder adenocarcinoma that usually has a better prognosis than most other gallbladder adenocarcinomas due to the fact it is not as likely to grow into nearby lymph nodes or the liver.
Other types of cancer can develop in the gallbladder, including small cell carcinomas, adenosquamous carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and sarcomas, but these are not common.
Causes & Symptoms of Gallbladder Cancer
Researchers do not know the exact cause of most gallbladder cancers. However, there seems to be a link between these cancers and gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis).
Approximately 80% of those with gallbladder cancer have gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder at diagnosis.
Studies have shown that people with a first-degree relative with gallbladder cancer have five times the risk of developing bladder cancer than those who do not have a relative who has had it. Because gallbladder cancer is so rare, even when the risk is increased by five times, it still remains very small.
Gallbladder cancer does not typically present with symptoms until the later stages of the disease. Gallbladder cancer symptoms include:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Abdominal pain
• Gallbladder enlargement
• Abdominal swelling
• Weight loss
• Loss of appetite
Who Gets Gallbladder Cancer
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for gallbladder cancer and nearby large bile ducts in the United States for 2016 are:
- About 11,420 new cases diagnosed: 5,270 in men and 6,150 in women
- About 3,710 deaths from these cancers: 1,630 in men and 2,080 in women
Of these, a bit less than 4 in 10 (about 4,000 cases) will be gallbladder cancers.
Unfortunately, gallbladder cancer is usually not diagnosed until it has advanced and causes symptoms, with only about 20% of all gallbladder cancers being found in the early stages before it has spread beyond the gallbladder.
Prognosis if You Have Gallbladder Cancer
For treatment purposes, doctors often use a simpler system based on whether or not cancer can likely be removed (resected) with surgery:
• Resectable cancers are those that doctors believe can be removed completely by surgery.
• Unresectable cancers have spread too far or are in too difficult a place to be removed entirely by surgery.
Generally speaking, most Stage 0, I, and II cancers and possibly some stage III cancers are resectable. Most Stage III and IV tumors are unresectable.
However, this also depends on other factors, such as the size and location of cancer and whether a person is healthy enough for surgery.
The 5-year relative survival rate for gallbladder cancer:
• Stage I – 50 percent
• Stage II – 28 percent
• Stage III – 7-8 percent
• Stage IV – 2-4 percent
Conventional medicine’s main types of treatment for gallbladder cancer include:
• Radiation therapy
• Palliative therapy
Protocols: How to Treat Gallbladder Cancer
The Cellect-Budwig Protocol is recommended for gallbladder 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.
Pancreatic Cancer and Gallbladder Cancer
Pancreatic cancer and gallbladder cancer are two of the most dangerous types of cancer. One problem is that they can spread very quickly and get out of control very quickly. Thus, it is critical to get started on a treatment as soon as possible and to attack this type of cancer with a vengeance.
No matter what “stage” your medical doctor rates you as; in terms of alternative medicine you are a “Stage IV' cancer patient with either of these types of cancer. This means that you need at least one of the most potent alternative cancer treatments. But there is another key issue.
Because the common bile duct attaches to the head of the pancreas, if you have tumors on the head of the pancreas, the bile duct may get blocked or clogged because of your cancer. Gallbladder cancer can also cause the bile duct to be blocked. If you have jaundice (i.e. your skin turns yellow), it may be because of a tumor at the head of your pancreas that has blocked the bile duct. Or there may be some other kind of obstruction of the bile duct. If this is the case, work with your oncologist or surgeon to deal with the flow of bile. They may remove a tumor or put in a stent. If they put in a stent, it may become clogged, so watch for a return of your jaundice. Do NOT depend on alternative cancer treatments to shrink your tumors fast enough to relieve any existing blockage.
Potentially dangerous swelling (caused by some cancer treatments) is one of the main reasons for choosing a treatment which does not cause any type of swelling or inflammation. The recommended treatments do not cause any type of temporary swelling or inflammation.
Because pancreatic cancer can be so fast growing, it is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to be fanatical in following the cancer diet that comes with your treatment. If a cancer diet does not come with your treatment, go on the Robert O. Young cancer diet. Cancer cells simply cannot thrive in a highly alkaline diet (however, be careful not to include more than 25 percent “green” products or you may get blood clots from excessive amounts of vitamin K).
Recommended Primary Treatment – Cellect-Budwig
This protocol includes several different treatments, including the product Cellect, the Budwig Protocol, laetrile (i.e. Vitamin B17), extensive juicing, especially carrot juicing, and so on. The primary product in this protocol is Cellect, a super-nutrient powder which was designed by a biochemist specifically for cancer. By itself, it has cured many cases of cancer. However, our Cellect Budwig support person, Mike Vrentas, has supercharged this product by adding synergistic products to it.
The second most important product in this protocol is the Budwig Diet. This treatment consists of cottage cheese (for those who do not like cottage cheese there are substitutes) and flaxseed oil.
Also included in the protocol is vegetable juicing. Vegetable juicing, with carrot juice as the primary element, has been used in alternative medicine for many years and has (by itself) cured many cancer cases.
All aspects of the Cellect-Budwig are critical for treating pancreatic cancer.
It is essential to work with Mike Vrentas by telephone when using this protocol for pancreatic cancer. His help is invaluable but is very inexpensive (less than a one-time charge of about $250, which includes 5 hours of audio CDs).
Here is an article on the details of the Cellect-Budwig protocol:
The Cellect-Budwig Protocol
Required Supplemental Treatment – High RF Frequency Protocol – Contact
While the High RF Frequency Protocol – Contact is part of the Cellect-Budwig protocol, I want to emphasize it here.
The High RF Frequency device is a very, very gentle electromedicine device which generates frequencies which are known to revert cancer cells into normal cells. The High RF Frequency Protocol device has been shown to be effective for many kinds of cancer, but due to the speed with which pancreatic cancer spreads, this device is absolutely essential.
The High RF Frequency Device is patterned after the original frequency generator of Dr. Royal Rife in the 1930s but uses much more modern technology.
Unless you are on the cesium chloride protocol (cesium chloride may neutralize the way the frequency generators work) a High RF Frequency device is a required part of your treatment.
The High RF Frequency Device – Contact is recommended for pancreatic cancer, though the Plasma is also excellent.
See this article:
Frequency Generator article
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.
Notice: If Cost is An Issue
How to Prevent Gallbladder Cancer
There is no known way to prevent most gallbladder cancers. Many of the known risk factors for gallbladder cancers, such as age, ethnicity, and other risk factors, are beyond our control.
There are lifestyle decisions you can make to lower the risk of developing gallbladder cancers, including maintaining a healthy weight by being active and eating a healthy diet: vegetables; fruits; whole-grain bread, pasta, and cereals; fish; poultry; and beans. Also, you should limit processed meat and red meat.
The immune system contains many different types of “cells,” however, only a handful of these white blood cells actually kill cancer cells. It should be the intent of a person with cancer to focus on treatments that quickly increase the count of the cancer-killing white blood cells.
The second thing to note is that building the immune system is sometimes not the highest priority of those with cancer. People with only a few months to live should definitely take immune system building products — and focus more on the nutrients, foods and products that kill cancer cells directly, such as the Grape Cure, Noni Juice, Essiac Tea, etc. or revert the cancer cells into normal cells.
With rare exceptions, it is highly advisable to use natural substances to deal with the immune system to treat cancer, no matter what stage the cancer patient is in.
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
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK
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