Cancer Prevention, Yes You Can


                Let us start by reviewing some of the basics.  Cancer begins at the cellular level.  There is typically a genetic mutation or alteration in genes which if it is allowed to persist will create an abnormal cell and then multiple abnormal cells and then a cancer.  Under normal circumstances, this happens to all of us every day but the immune system is able to identify this abnormal cell and destroy it before it becomes a conglomerate of cells, i.e., a tumor.  The key then to preventing cancer is preventing an abnormal cell becoming multiple abnormal cells.  An important question to ask then would be what contributes to the cell genetic material becoming mutant, or to mutate?  Another obvious important question to ask would be what can be done to enhance the destroying of the mutant cells, the abnormal cells?  Intravenous Vitamin C to the rescue.

                Over the decades, numerous scientific studies and articles have highlighted the ability of Vitamin C to be active against cancer.  An article appearing in Free Radical Biology in Medicine in 2009 entitled “Pharmacologic Concentrations of Ascorbic Acid by Parenteral Administration Exhibit Antitumoral Effects” is one example.  Another article appeared in the British Journal of Cancer in 2001 titled “Cytotoxicity of Ascorbate, Lipoic Acid and Other Antioxidants and Hollow Fiber In Vitro Tumors.”  More recently an article appeared in WebMD April 3, 2017, “IV Vitamin C Boosts Chemo’s Cancer-Fighting Power.”  An article entitled “Mainstream Researchers Finally Admit Vitamin C Kills Cancer” appeared in the

 We have been using infusions of Vitamin C for decades with sometimes dramatic results.  So far we have been talking about treating diagnosed cancer.  How does this relate to prevention?  Back to the cells.  The beginning of cancer is an abnormal “genetically mutant” cell.  If it is allowed to reproduce, it eventually creates cancer.  If intravenous Vitamin C is helpful in treating cancer which has millions of cancer cells, would not intravenous Vitamin C be potentially very helpful in handling a few abnormal cells before they become tumors?  In other words, utilizing an infusion of Vitamin C periodically would seem to be a very important part of a cancer prevention protocol.  Kill off a few cancerous cells before they become many.  Important note:  The amount of Vitamin C necessary to achieve this is much greater than is obtainable through oral Vitamin C.  Therefore, the infusion route is necessary.  Certainly taking some Vitamin C orally in addition is okay and helpful but it is not adequate enough to be effective for killing cancer cells. 

                Now let’s go a step further.  Another important question to ask would be “What things can contribute to causing the genetic mutations occurring in the first place?”  This research and observations have also been done over the decades identifying hundreds if not thousands of various toxic chemicals, toxic metal exposures that contribute to these genetic perturbations that result in cancer cell production.  In addition, the majority of the body’s immune system which is designed to protect us against abnormal cell production is located in the intestinal tract so ideal intestinal tract function is of critical importance in the prevention of cancer.  Diagnostics to identify the presence of toxic substances, i.e., various classes of chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, etc., and toxic metals can be identified and most importantly therapeutic modalities to decrease those exposures are also available. 

                If you have a family history of cancer or if you are just concerned about cancer for yourself for various reasons, you have been exposed to things in the past, whatever the cause or causes of your concern, something can be done about it!  The age-old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is definitely valid when it comes to cancer. 

                In addition to the above, having an ongoing input of good quality nutrients is essential to maintain an ongoing cellular energy level.  There is a class of compounds called nitrilosides found in hundreds of edible plants world-wide that has shown to be helpful in cancer prevention.  These compounds can be in:  lima beans, apple seeds, apricot, plum and peach pits, bitter almonds, nuts, millet, maize and sorghum.  Combine the avoidance of toxins and the ingestion of organic, clean food and food items high in cancer fighting compounds and you will be well on your way to a life free from cancer.  Why stop there?  Seek the advice of physicians who are familiar with all of the above and you can be well on your way toward preventing cancer and at the same time improving the quality of life for your future. 

Dr Conrad G. Maulfair, Jr. D.O.