Feb 24, 2012 - 12:53 pm
If you don't know what Iscador is, it is made of mistletoe extract. It is used to stimulate the immune system to help it recognize and fight cancer. It is standard of care for cancer patients in many European countries. There are five different types of Iscador, each specific to about half a dozen types of cancer. When you take Iscador, typically it is adminisered by the patient as a subcutaneous injection. It can be administered via IV by a professional who has been trained in this method. Although I've heard of people selling it online, there is only one distributor in the US, and they sell only to health care practitioners. Protocol for injections consists of completing 3 series of the extract in gradually increased doses. If the patient has a reaction during a series, consisting of redness at the injection site and/or a mild fever, the patient repeats that series until no reaction is experienced, before continuing on to the next series. Once all three series are complete, the patient goes on maintenance, which consists of repeating the highest dose series once every three months. My CA-125 was low, but climbing when I started the Iscador. Within a few weeks, it was back down. Recently, a woman I know started using Iscador. She has been in and out of treatment for nine years with ovarian cancer. She had just completed chemo late last summer, but by October, her CA-125 was 59. She started Iscador, and by December, her CA-125 was 39. By February, it was 19. Her recent CT scan showed NED. She says it is the first thing outside of chemo or surgery that has brought her number down.