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beacon
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i was wondering if people have heard of low dose naltrexone treatment?

i was reading an article about a man with colorectal cancer, and a number of people mentioned in the comments section, that he should try it.
heres one of the comments below:

This is the ideal case for someone to take advantage of the safe drug Low Dose Naltrexone. For many who use it, they find their tumours stop growing and even shrink. It rebuilds the immune system by boosting your endorphins but most important for cancer, it produces met-5-enkephalin which is the endorphin that controls cancers. LDN is safe, so you really have only much to gain by using it, and if it works for you, then you can avoid those nasty therapies and even avoid repetitions of the cancer attacks.
Why this drug is not already the first do no harm drug of choice here is baffling except that it is out of patents nefore this use was discrovered, and very cheap.
If you think this drug needs approving too, go to the LDNNow website and sign the petition and do watch the Dr Chris video about LDN. I have MS and use it, but if I had cancer I would definitely want to try this safe drug first.

and this : I know its hard to deal with such bad news, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My wife was given 2 to 6 months, 14 months ago with Non Small Lung Cancer. She done the chemo with little to no success and then I got her on Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). We used Cyberknife to get rid of the big tumors and LDN shrunk the small ones. There is a protocol to follow with vitamins and ALA and LDN.
Best of luck to you both

and this :Simon, I too was given an incurable diagnosis well over three years ago, I started taking the little known drug Low Dose Naltrexone, I was told I only had 6-12 months so I know how you must have felt. However, like you, I looked elswhere, please read about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) it might be just the thing to save your life. I might add, your Dr won't have heard of it given as a low dose, please don't be put off by this, you can always get it privately, it will boost your immune system and help your body to rid it self of these unwelcome invaders. Please have courage, you are already looking outside of 'the box', see if you can take more steps, I wish you luck!

there was also one short thread on it in 2006 here,by donnyb, but no one had seemed to have heard of it then either? heres the thread: http://csn.cancer.org/comment/reply/150214#comment_form

i don't know if it is of any use to anyone here , but thought i'd at least bring it up, incase it is.

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dianetavegia
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Click Here

My late brother tried this drug for his alcoholism many years ago.

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lisa42
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Hi,

I have not heard of this before, so thanks for sharing the info on it. As you said, LDN is low dose Naltrexone, but what does ALA stand for? Are you and your wife both continuing to take the treatment? If you have more specific info, that'd be great. I'm always looking for new ideas and possibilities & if they can be other than chemo, that's even better!
I will try googling low dose naltrexone too.

Thanks again,
Lisa

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lisa42
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Ok- I just googled "low dose naltrexone" and the first thing that came up was the "Low Dose Naltrexone Homepage" at:
www.lowdosenaltrexone.org
(sorry, I haven't figured out how to put a link on here that people can just click on. Diane- how did you do that?! Diane's link is to the Wikipedia entry of it & the website I just mentioned has even more information)
It looks like it has a lot of information on this with it treating a few different illnesses. I clicked on the clinical trials on the "LDN and Cancer" tab. There's apparently not any actual trials going on w/ it, but there's alot of statistical information on the several hundred patients that the treating Dr. has treated (just forgot his name, but it's on the site). It also mentions the types of cancers that patients have had who have been treated & colorectal was one of them. Worth looking into, or even seeing if it's worth adding into other treatments if that's even possible.
Thanks again for posting the info on this!

Lisa

beacon
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oh, i'm sorry if i wasn't clear when i posted...
i don't have colorectal cancer,i was reading an article in the paper,about a man with colorectal cancer, and in the public comments section of the article,was some of the comments from different people that i posted above, mentioning the low dose naltrexone, which i had never heard about before.i just thought i'd mention it as i hadn't read about it on here before...

by the way lisa, good luck with the dr cantrell visit!

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Kathryn_in_MN
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alpha lupoic acid

I take it in hopes of helping with neuropathy. It does help diabetics a lot. They are doing studies now and think it helps those on oxaliplatin too.

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lisa42
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Thanks, Beacon!!

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dianetavegia
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lisa42
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Hi Diane,

I clicked, but it showed info on a hayride for cancer survivors- was that what you wanted us to see? There were many links if you scrolled down, but I didn't see anything about the low dose naxoltrene on it.

By the way, how do you post links here?

Lisa

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laurie83833
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Quite a bit of information on "LDN" uses for various cancers, and other diseases.

I'm not sure how to post links that are clickable so you will have to copy and past.

http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/naltrexone-for-cancer/

http://ldn4cancer.com/ldn_4_cancer_links.html

Yahoo group with many taking LDN

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/LDN_4_cancer/

There is quite a bit more information on the internet about LDN.

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