A pill used to treat toenail infections could help to cure bowel cancer.

gul1976
gul1976 Member Posts: 42
edited July 2018 in Colorectal Cancer #1

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5790737/Cancer-nailed-pill-commonly-used-treat-fungal-nail-infections-cure-bowel-cancer.html?ito=social-facebook.

 

 




A pill commonly used to treat fungal nail infections could cure bowel cancer, research suggests.





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  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Hmm, interesting article,

    Hmm, interesting article, thank you! I wonder how they can tell if 'dormant cancer cells' are gone. My understanding is that a dormant cancer cell is just a normal cell. And one of the problems with cancer is that they can't locate cells that haven't become cancerous yet.

    Jan

  • gul1976
    gul1976 Member Posts: 42
    JanJan63 said:

    Hmm, interesting article,

    Hmm, interesting article, thank you! I wonder how they can tell if 'dormant cancer cells' are gone. My understanding is that a dormant cancer cell is just a normal cell. And one of the problems with cancer is that they can't locate cells that haven't become cancerous yet.

    Jan

    some explanation....

    Itraconazole has also been linked to regulation of cellular processes that protect against cancer. Cytokines are small molecules that serve diverse functions within the body’s immune system and during cancer progression. Certain types of cytokines that are released in response to infection and inflammation can activate immune cells capable of killing tumor cells. However, other types of cytokines that promote proliferation and survival of normal blood cells can be exploited or produced by cancer cells. Itraconazole is a modulator of cytokine activity that can both increase production of cytokines involved in host defense and lower levels of cytokines that promote leukemic cell growth17,18.
    Another important component of the body’s defense against cancer is the production of antioxidants that protect tissues from the potentially cancer-inducing effects of carcinogens, mutagens, and naturally occurring free radicals. 

    http://toenailfungustreatments.com/from-toenails-to-tumors-itraconazole-in-the-treatment-of-nail-fungus-and-cancer

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,272 Member
    Sounds interesting

    Sounds interesting.  Let us know if you give it a try.