*Types of leukemia include: AML, ALL, CML, CLL, HCL
Leukemia is a cancer of early blood-forming cells, most frequently of the white blood cells although some leukemias begin on other blood cell types. Leukemia can be described as fast-growing (acute) or slow growing (chronic). The different types of leukemia have varied outlooks and treatment options.
There are 2 main types of acute leukemia:
• Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
• Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
There are 3 main types of chronic leukemia
• Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
• Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
• Hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
Chronic leukemias are generally slow-developing, long-term conditions. Hairy cell leukemia is a very rare type of chronic leukemia. The most commonly diagnosed leukemia in adults is CLL and AML.
Causes, Risk Factors & Symptoms of Leukemia
Leukemia has many associated risk factors which are sometimes common to the various types, but most of the time are dependent upon the specific type of leukemia diagnosed. Many people who develop leukemia do not have any of those risk factors.
They are sometimes common to the different types but are mostly dependent on the type of leukemia involved. Many patients that develop leukemia do not present any of those risk factors.
Risk factors include:
• Being male or caucasian
• Aged over 70
• A predisposing hematological disorder such as myelodysplastic syndrome
• A family history of CLL or lymphoma or any other blood cancer
• Previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment
• Exposure to chemicals such as benzene or radiation
• Smoking, especially after the age of 60
The risk factors for childhood leukemia are similar to the above, although risk factors specific to childhood leukemia include:
• Having a sibling with leukemia
• Exposure to x-rays, cigarette smoke or alcohol before birth
• A history of MDS or aplastic anemia
• Chemotherapy or other drugs/treatments that weaken the immune system
• Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome and Fanconi anemia
Leukemia symptoms vary widely, often depend on the type of leukemia involved and most leukemia symptoms are non-specific. Symptoms of leukemia include:
• Easy bruising or bleeding
• Weight loss
• Loss of appetite
• Night sweats
• Petechiae (flat, pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding) (acute forms)
• Shortness of breath (lymphoblastic forms)
• Bone or stomach pain (ALL)
• Full feeling or pain below the ribs (ALL, CML)
• Non-painful lumps in the neck, under the arms, stomach, or groin (lymphoblastic forms)
• Painful, swollen lymph nodes (CLL)
Childhood leukemia symptoms include the above but can also include:
• Non-painful lumps, which may be blue-green, and are sometimes located around the eyes
• Skin rash similar to eczema
Who Gets Leukemia
According to 2010-2012 data, approximately 1.5 percent of both men and women will be diagnosed with leukemia during their lifetime.
Prognosis if You Have Leukemia
The prognosis is dependent upon many factors that vary according to the type of leukemia diagnosed.
According to data from SEER 18 2006-2012, the five-year survival rate for those diagnosed with leukemia is 59.7 percent.
Protocols: How to Treat Leukemia
The Cellect-Budwig Protocol is recommended for Leukemia 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.
Conventional medicine’s main types of treatment for bile duct cancer include:
• Radiation therapy
• Chemotherapy with stem cell transplant
• Intrathecal chemotherapy
• Targeted therapy
• Stem cell therapy
• Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI)
• Stem cell transplant
• Palliative therapy
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Society, Candian Cancer Society
CAUTION: Melatonin should NOT be used by people with leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Melatonin's beneficial effect on immunity could worsen immune system cancers. Calcium supplements should also be taken with care to avoid hypercalcemia.
Leukemia and MDS are very similar types of cancer. Apparently in both cases microbes in the blood marrow are able to get inside of immature cells and prevent them from becoming mature (i.e. differentiated). Only leukemia will be discussed, but what is said about leukemia applies to MDS.
Certain types of alternative cancer treatments would have no affect on leukemia because they do not apply. For example, shark cartilage is primarily designed to stop the growth of tumors, which usually does not apply to leukemia. The Rath Cellular Solution is designed to work with the connective tissue, which also does not apply to leukemia. And there are other alternative treatments that do not apply.
Recommended Protocol – The Cellect-Budwig Protocol, High RF Frequency Generator and Fucoidan
The recommended treatment for this type of cancer is three protocols (in this order if you cannot afford all 3):
1) The Cellect-Budwig,
2) Fucoidan (not the real name of the product),
3) A High RF Frequency Device
The Cellect-Budwig is a major natural medicine cancer treatment. It can be used for any type of cancer as it has the alkalinity of cesium chloride along with many other items to deal with cancer, weak cells, etc.
It also comes with expert support from Mike Vrentas, who provides a two-hour consultation for about $250.
Fucoidan, which is an optional treatment, actually kills cancer cells but lacks the power of the Cellect-Budwig to work quickly.
We only recommend one brand of Fucoidan because this company owns the key patents for the extraction of fucoidan. Here is an article on this protocol:
Mangosteen juice or Noni juice can be used as a substitute for Fucoidan. See below.
The High RF Frequency Generator
For leukemia 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.
There are very specific instructions for cancer which do not automatically come with the device but they do come from the Independent Cancer Research Foundation and the vendor of the high RF frequency generator which we recommend.
The High RF Frequency Protocol – with plasma amplifier is recommended because it can be used while the patient sleeps as well as during the daytime. But either device will be very beneficial for dealing with leukemia.
Other Treatments to Consider (Supplemental Treatments Only)
As I mention in my Noni Juice article, not all Noni Juices are the same. There are powerful testimonials for Noni Juice in treating leukemia. Pain is another thing which is improved by Noni Juice. In short, Noni Juice would clearly help the treatment.
Mangosteen is another natural drink that can fight cancer, but we do not have a recommended vendor. Just use Google to find a good brand.
Raw Food Diet
In discussing the Raw Food diet, it is beta carotene that is most often talked about. Beta carotene is specifically mentioned as a major killer of leukemia cells. While beta carotene is rarely used by itself, it is clear that it is a major contributor, if not the main contributor, of many treatment plans. Of course raw carrot juice should be the major source of beta carotene.
Raw Food Diet
If the patient cannot afford the Cellect-Budwig, or for any other reason chooses not to use it, the back-up protocol is the Dirt Cheap Protocol. Do not be deceived by its name, the Dirt Cheap Protocol is the most commonly used protocol on this website. Like the Cellect-Budwig, it has an outstanding success rate against cancer.
How to Prevent Leukemia
There is no known way to prevent many types of leukemia. Many of the known risk factors for leukemia, such as age, ethnicity, gender and genetic predisposition, are beyond our control.
There are lifestyle decisions you can make to lower the risk of developing leukemia, 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