Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
Any type of cancer can cause significant symptoms and concern; however, bladder cancer is one of the most often overlooked types of cancer despite its aggressive symptoms. If you suspect you may have a bladder issue, your first course of action should be to see a doctor. But, natural remedies, such as baking soda, blackstrap molasses, and lemon, are important treatment supports.
What Is Bladder Cancer?
Bladder cancer is a fairly common condition that involves your bladder, or the organ in your pelvic region that contains urine. The condition generally begins in the cells that line the bladder and may spread to other parts of your system.
While it is often unclear what causes bladder cancer, several related factors have been identified. Some of the primary suspects for causing cancer include smoking, parasitic infection, radiation, and chemical exposure. In any case, some factor causes the cells in your bladder to grow and divide abnormally. This abnormal growth leads to the development of a tumor or mass of abnormal cells.
What Are the Warning Signs for Bladder Cancer?
A number of symptoms serve as warming signs that you may be developing bladder cancer. Some of the most common symptoms include blood in your urine, urine that appears dark brown or yellow or bright red in color, frequent urination, painful urination, back pain, and pelvic pain.
How is Bladder Cancer Treated Conventionally?
Conventional treatment for bladder cancer varies depending on the severity of your condition, which is why it is so important to see a doctor. In early stages, bladder cancer can be treated via surgery to remove the tumor, parts of the bladder, or your entire bladder. Additionally, immune-stimulating bacterial treatments as well as synthetic immune system proteins are often used to trigger the body’s disease-fighting response.
Are There Any Effective Natural Remedies?
Natural remedies are effective supports and go hand-in-hand with traditional medical treatment to treat bladder cancer safely and effectively. Some of the best natural remedies include baking soda, blackstrap molasses, and lemon. However, you may also benefit from a treatment known as the Budwig Diet; this is a treatment plan that focuses on feeding your body electron-rich foods to eradicate cancer cells.
1. Baking Soda
Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment, so one of the key components to treating cancer is to adjust your body’s pH. You can effectively influence your pH positively by taking 2 teaspoons of baking soda diluted in 8 ounces of water daily. You can also use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a tubful of bath water to enhance your treatment even more.
2. Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasses also helps to balance your body’s pH level. You can effectively adopt this treatment by taking 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup by mouth daily. The molasses also contains a number of important nutrients that will boost your immune system.
Lemon contains a potent amount of vitamin C – one of the most effective alternative cancer treatments. Drinking lemon water daily and simply adding lemon juice to any variety of the dishes you eat is an effective way to boost your vitamin C intake and gain beneficial antioxidant effects.
Cancer treatment often supports a holistic approach. Continue reading below for more suggestions from our readers.
[YEA] 05/21/2013: Grapes from USA: "Hi. For the third time in a year, my husband found himself with bladder tumors. The first time, he was told they were pre-cancerous. The second time: "developing cancer tumors". This time, the scan, which he was seeing too, showed one of them to be much, much worse--round with a lot of white looking bubbles. There were three in all. We were concerned.
The pre-surgery physician said they were low-grade cancer.
He was scheduled for surgery in three 1/2 weeks. I immediately put him on:
1) one teaspoon baking soda with one teaspoon molasses in water--twice a day. STIR WELL. It's recommended to heat it to make sure it's mixed well, though my husband didn't. I already knew that this helped one guy get rid of his high PSA, and saw a lot of other testimonies on the net.
2) 20 mg Astaxanthin--this is a powerful anti-oxidant, and is that which makes lobsters red. I had this gut feeling it also might help since I've read about a connection between inflammation and tumors!
Surgery was today.... And to the amazement of the surgeon, they were completely GONE. I wasn't amazed and all I could do was laugh.
I later asked the surgeon innocently (since allopathic doctors tend to yawn about alternative treatments): what do you think caused them to disappear? He said "they may have been inflammation, since inflammation and cancer look the same. " When I asked how could that just disappear, he was clueless.
Were they cancer or where they inflammation? All I know is that when you read scholary articles, inflammation has long been associated with the development of cancer. They can be one and the same!!
So did the baking soda or the astaxanthin do this?? I don't know if it was one or both. BUT IT APPEARS TO HAVE WORKED.
I will keep him on baking soda (probaby without the molasses and a little less but twice a day) and astaxathin. I'll report how it goes as time goes by.
Inflammation and cancer (and MANY more on the net): http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/03/22/jnci.djt087
Astaxanthin (and many more on the net): http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Suppliers2/Astaxanthin-Still-red-hot-or-cooling-off-The-Dr-Oz-effect-two-years-on"Replies
05/22/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Great news and great information, thankyou x"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 10/11/2013: Grapes from Usa replies: "UPDATE: his bladder cancer came back. Our mistake was not maintaining keeping him alkaline by using pH strips, and not being more strict with what he eats and drinks. We are starting the protocol all over again, and this time, we will be practising a better lifestyle. He will be drinking a veggie drink every day, no soda, limited coffee. He will keep track of his pH levels every day. We are looking into using Frankencense Oil, which studies have shown to reverse bladder cancer. He will be trying this next: www.phkillscancer.com/cancer/natural-gentle-cancer-protocol-dropped-into-my-lap-lemon-sea-salt-oxygen-no-baking-soda-or-ph-paper"
08/11/2013: Danni from Olympia, Wa: "I just had a bladder exam in which my doctor indicated I have a tumor. He has scheduled me for CT scan in a couple of weeks. But I am scared and want to do something now. I've heard that alternative treatments have been successful in treating many types of cancer. Is there any treament or suggestions you could offer me? I appreciate your help and thank you for providing this site."Replies
08/11/2013: Gavin from Northland, New Zealand replies: "If you google "bladder cancer and lemon juice" You will find that a similar man diagnosed got it to disappear within three weeks using lemon juice."
08/11/2013: Mike Giller from Denver, Colorado replies: "Danni: Eating regular food causes cancer. This does not provide all the bioctive nutrients the cells require. The components eventually mutate. You can watch raw food for cancer videos for inspiration. There are several people who survived stage 3 and 4. You can watch raw food videos for instructions. Here you are going to have to make an important decision I cannot make for you. Cancer cells eat glucose. Fructose stimulates the cancer to reproduce. The sugar in fruits is half glucose and half fructose. Starch from potatoes and grains is all glucose. The reason many people who eat raw food survive is because the nutrients kill the cancer faster than they grow and reproduce. Instead of eating fruits you can take coconut oil. The mitochondria can easily burn this for fuel. The cancer does not eat coconut oil. You can also take raw superfoods. They are eaiser and less expensive than buying raw produce every day. You want to get all the oils, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in their bioactive form to simultaneously nourish the cells, detox the poisons, kill the cancer, repair the tissues, and repopulate the gut with beneficial microbes. The mitochondria is going to need a lot of fuel to provide the energy to accomplish that goal."
04/03/2009: Lloyd from Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain: "I personally visited Dr. Johanna Budwig in Germany in the year 2000. She passed away in 2003 at the age of 95 from a fall. Dr. Budwig was nominated 7 times for the Nobel Prize Dr.Budwig had over a 90% success rate with this protocol with all kinds of cancer patients over a 50 year period. Dr. Budwig worked with many patients who were terminally ill and some who had only hours to live. Dr. Budwig explained in her books that her healing plan works on improving the cells of the body. It doesn't matter where the cancer cells are located or what name if given to your cancer because the Budwig program gives cells what is needed in order for them to normalize in their functioning process. Her approach successfully treated the cause of all types of cancer, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, Bone cancer, Carcinoma, bladder cancer, cervical cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, skin cancer, etc., and other common serious illnesses such as such as Arthritis, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Multiple sclerosis, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, and so on. She used a unique formula of cold pressed flaxseed oil and low fat cottage cheese with a little honey. Many people of heard of Dr. Budwig and may even have tried to follow her recipe. However unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on her protocol on the Internet and if it is not followed exactly as she discovered and explained in her research the results could be very disappointing. As I obtained copies of all her research and have shared it with many others todate I would be happy to share her exact formula with any who request it on this forum. I often write about Dr. Budwigs formula for a local English Newspaper here in Southern Spain.
Lloyd from Southern Spain"Replies
07/06/2012: Marty Of East End Long Island from Sag Harbor, New York, Usa replies: "I would much appreciate any information on these alternative treatments (Budwig Diet and to earlier cures). I have a bad case of bladder cancer and can't risk conventional treatments because I have also Behcet's Disease (a BCG might destroy the lining).
Any information is appreciated. Thank you, Marty of East End Long Island"
07/07/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Sorry to hear about your problem. I came across a blog about a guy who had bladder cancer, he was due to have an operation on the bladder in two weeks. Then his friend told him about the Lemon juice cure he heard about. The guy tried it, for the two weeks before the surgery. During the pre op. scan the surgeon could find no sign of cancer, so that was an end to it. If you do a Google Lemon juice and bladder cancer im sure you'll find it."
07/07/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West, South Africa replies: "Hi Marty, Any info you want just type it in on the net & you have it, no problem & it comes from experts in their fields, sometimes contradicting other people & sometimes confusing so eventually it is up to you."
07/07/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi Marty, my dad passed from this cancer 2 years ago very quickly so you have my sympathy. I can tell you what I have observed - dont do conventional treatment for this. My dad was a former athlete, still very fit drank no alcohol and ate everything in moderation. I would say follow teds advice and eat no sugar/ no carbs and measure your glucose levels 1 hour after eating. No foreign travel/ plane journeys as like ted said it does seem to aggravate this type of cancer. There is a lady in England called Mary Archer (who is married to a infamous English politician and author called Geffory archer) and she had this cancer and managed to have a bladder transplant and is fit and well now- so you may be able to google this and find out something useful. Good Luck and best wishes for your recovery, Heather x"
07/14/2012: Mt from Ottawa, On Canada replies: "Small Flowered Willow-herb
The tea is an infusion of one heaped tsp per 1/4 litre of boiling water for 1/2 minute. Only two cups a day are taken, 1 cup in the morning on an empty stomach, 1 cup in the evening, half an hour before the meal.
In Maria Treben's book "Health through God's Pharmacy" you can read about her experience on the Small Flowered Willow-herb."
08/27/2013: Ria from Little Falls replies: "Please send me the information you have as my dearest friend in about a week and a half is going to have her bladder removed because they are telling her there is nothing else they can do. I can not imagine it being so hopeless that this is the only option. Thank you."
08/28/2013: Mt from Ottawa, Ontario replies: "Ria, I am not sure if your question is about the Small Flowered Wilow but here is an extract of Maria Treben's book:
Here is a general treatment for removing tumors:
A warm poultice of Horse tail applied above the tumor in the morning and afternoon each time for 2 hours. At noon apply Swedish Bitter as a compress.
Drink 1 cup of Horse tail infusion 1/2 hour before breakfast and 1 cup 1/2 hour before supper. Also drink an infusion of Calendula, Yarrow and Stinging Nettle (ratio is 300g- 100g- 100g in 1. 5 liter of water). To each cup of this infusion you should add 3 to 6 drops of Wood Sorrel juice."
03/08/2014: Sandraann827 from Victoria, Tx Usa replies: "How can I obtain a copy of the Budwig Diet? My Dad had a tumor removed in December which the doctors said was in fact cancer. The doctors also said it had no roots and had not metastasized -- which we are ever so grateful. Now 3 months later, he is having the same symptoms that took him to the doctor in the first place and knowing that bladder cancer is one if not the most recurrent cancer we are looking for something natural as a preventative and this sounds like something worth it's weight in gold. Thanks"
03/09/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Sandraann827 from Victoria, Tx Usa: Here is the suggested information for the Budwig Protocol: http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/budwig_protocol.html
May God keep your father in his hands. I expect to see another healing testimony right here at EC in regards to this situation. God Bless!"
05/07/2008: Cathy Colorado from Mason, WV: "...try drinking lemon water for the initial pain and then later it will get rid of it. Make the lemon water as strong as possible, say 4 wedges squeezed into a glass of water making it tart. NO SUGAR!! I told a friend about this and she said when her father had bladder cancer he was told by the doctor to use this for pain. If you drink the juice of 1 lemon in an 8oz glass of water when you first get up with no food or coffee for 30 minutes there after, you can dissolve gallstones. It takes about a year consistently. You also need to take some digestive enzymes to aide in digestion. Then also take some Red Rice Yeast and CoQ10 to bring down cholesterol, which causes gall stones. Tumeric can be used for getting rid of melonomas ans this is substantiated by science on the Texas Anderson College Cancer Research Center site. I have used it and it has stopped the growth of some facial and arm skin cancers with amazing results. I wonder if you could make a paste of it and put it on the cancers... Hmmmm?"
02/10/2012: Pat from Oakland, Maryland: "My husband has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He had his bladder, prostate and lymph nodes surrounding the bladder removed and now has an ostomy. One of the 17 lymph nodes came back positive. The oncologist wants him to have 12 sessions of chemo and only gives him a 30% chance of it not coming back. With those odds, he'd rather take his chances, not do the chemo and treat himself naturally.
Does any one have any suggestions as to what I can do for him? I've been looking into buying a juicer to I can start him on fresh juices. I've been growing wheat grass, trying to get him off meat and anything with sugar in it, but he's a hard sell. I've looked into Gerson and Hipoccrates in FLA but so expensive and now with the bills coming in from the surgery, it just doesn't look like it's going to happen. Anything anyone can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat"Replies
02/11/2012: Trevor from Redditch,worcs, United Kingdom replies: "I WOULD DEFINITELY USE THE B17 THERAPY. YOU CAN BUY APRICOT KERNEL CAPSULES. START WITH 6 CAPSULES A DAY(2 TIMES 3@ DAY)
ALSO TAKE PAW PAW LEAF CONCENTRATE. SUPPLIERS INFORMATION CAN BE SUPPLIED."
02/14/2012: Becky From Ohio from Northeastern, Ohio, Usa replies: "Pat, I have recently been looking into mega dosing of certain vitamins, for other ailments. Mega dosing of vitamin C has quite a following for cancer treatment. Look up "Linus Pauling" and vitamin C and cancer and you should find some interesting stuff that may be of use. Vitamin C is cheap, easy to get at your local drug store, and safe. If you take too much you reach your bowel tolerance (you get diarrhea). To correct that, you take less of the vitamin C.
You can also take the mega dose of vitamin C while doing conventional treatment (chemo and such).
To me- cheap, easy and safe- with the chance of it helping add up to it being worth looking into."
02/15/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West South Africa replies: "Hi Pat, The best way to take high dosages of vitc is liposomal vitc & you can make it at home. Look up liposomal vit c on the net."
02/16/2012: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "Sorry to hear about another Cancer patient. Because your husband's Cancer started in the bladder but has Metastasised you are now looking at general Cancer remedies as any you see specifically for Bladder Cancer now will not work. Thank the Butcher who operated on your husband for that.
There are lots of different ways to attack his cancer.
High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C
Juices. Green is best, your wheat grass is excellent. Please remember that you must have Organic, a friend died recently from Pancreatic Cancer, he trod water as did my daughter without Organic, this is really so important. He died, my daughter lives and is very healthy but it was only when we went organic that the turning point came.
Spirulina and Chlorella.
Jason Winters Tea.
Paw Paw leaf tea. Very cheap and you can make it yourself.
Go visit Cancer Tutor dot com. Remember he no longer has Bladder Cancer, he has no Bladder.
By the sounds of it your husband would never survive on Gerson, neither could I tbh.
B17 Laetrile, Apricot Kernels, Red Grape seeds, your wheat grass! Look up the Grape Diet for Cancer. 12 hours of grape pulp 12 hours without (nor anything else), very logical and would be one of my go to diets.
No cooked foods.
Organic or nothing.
Exercise, happiness and no stress.
Best of luck."
02/17/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky replies: "Great succinct post Cameron. My addition, if the High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C isn't an option, Liposomal Vit-C seems the perfect replacement. Also, make sure to alkalize and oxygenize the entire body. Also any of the anti-infection and/or immune boosting herbs or mushrooms would help. Raw Thymus Glandular also boost immune function. Also take a "Homocysteine Formula" that has the fallowing nutrients: B-12, Folic Acid, Trimethyglycine (TMG), B-6 --this will help detox/ blood purification as well as help maintain blood count."
[YEA] 09/18/2013: Candance from Nebraska: "I had a scare this spring after a appendicitis attack. |They discovered blood in my urine and thought I might have bladder cancer so they scheduled a procedure to scope the bladder. This kind of shocked me as I have been eating an organic diet for over 10 years. I have always been pretty extreme when it comes to what I put in my body.
I decided to put off the procedure for a month and try Ted's remedy for bladder cancer. My reasoning was IF they did find something I did not want them cutting into it and taking the risk of spreading. And if they did find something I knew I would not follow their protocol for treatment anyway.
Took a bit of doing to find all the ingredients. Finally found the tannic acid at a wine making supply store. :o)
I did the regiment every hour for 4 hours twice a day. I also added in Astaxanthin after reading about other people success with it.
And ate and drank a diet that would lower my body PH.
After doing this for little over a week. I finally went in and let them do the procedure. They found nothing. :o)"
07/27/2010: Randall from USA: "Dear Ted, I am still fighting Interstitial Cystitis, and this week, will be starting a treatment regimen from Calcutta, India. There is a very kind doctor who is the personal physician to the Governor of West Bengal. Through natural medicine, he has come up with a cure (yes, cure) for bladder cancer. Little white pillules which are like 96% ethanol, carry the herbal extracts directly to the brain, to the hypothalmus. There, they kickstart the hypothalmus which is in charge of one's immune system, to correct imbalances/disease in the body.
Bladder cancer is slow growing, and the poor working in the fields just tolerate it, for years. But when they can no longer walk, some are carried into his clinic, and in time, are completely cured. Of course, to make this claim, in the United States, or Australia, and other places, you would be placed in jail.
Since alcohol goes directly to the brain, the ethanol just acts as a transport. Since his work is jurisdictional to the bladder, he has great confidence that he can also improve or cure my condition.
The medicine is very inexpensive, and he treats people all over the world. He is not making money on this, and I have a friend from Australia who attests to his work, since this friend has gone back and forth from Australia to Calucutta to study his work for 9 years, and now prescribes treatments also.
I am sending you the link to the Doctor's site in India, because I know that you have always helped a great many people, and may wish to share this with others. The site states other diseases/illnesses that they can treat also.
08/08/2009: Jacinto from San Cristobal, S. C., Dominican Republic replies: "Hi Ted:
I was reading "Ted's remedies" for cancer and would like to know how to use and where to find these products you mention in your article: Azoxystrobin and bloodroot. I have three relatives with cancer: Oral cancer, liver cancer and bladder cancer, with possible metastasis each one. Thanks very much for your help.
God bless with peace...
08/11/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Randall:
In any case I treat bladder cancer very differently using MSM, tannic acid, BHT, lysine, glutamine, and threonine. This method allows the white blood cells to see the cancer cells and then start eating them out. It takes about three days on the average to deal with most of this cancer, it is caused by a virus, that's why they respond to lysine and other antiviral supplements. The most powerful anticancer supplements I have found seems to be lysine, bloodroot tincture, tannic acid and glutamine. The key to getting it successful is the hourly dose, which stresses treatment of this sort to be hourly for 4 hours, and ideally twice a day. In any case in U.S. we use DMSO as a method of treatment for interstitial cystitis injected directly to the bladder.
I will have a look at your links, thanks.
09/30/2010: Socrmom0409 from Tulsa, Ok replies: "In reference to Ted's post on Bladder cancer, how much do you take of each item (MSM, tannic acid, BHT, lysine, glutamine, and threonine) and has anyone had experience with anyone with bladder cancer?"
12/22/2010: Susan from Herndon, Va replies: "There has been a lot of mention about soursop for treating cancer. Do you have any knowledge or stories to share about that?
Also, regarding the amounts/routine (for MSM, bht, tannic acid, lysine, etc) you would use for treating bladder cancer~that would be of interest too. Thanks for all the great info you make available."
11/14/2011: Aroon from Singapore replies: "Hi there, my husband has just been diagnosed with bladder cancer. I read Ted's post that he has a method that can help cure such disease. I am desperately looking for alternative medicine. Thanks."
12/03/2011: Barbara from Lakeland, Florida replies: "Where would one to go to in the US to have DSMO injected directly into the bladder to stop Institial Cysitis (IC)? I live in Lakeland, FL."
12/03/2011: Barbara from Lakeland, Florida replies: "Please give the protocol for the MSM, tannic acid, bht. Lysine, glutomine and threonine for bladder cancer."
12/04/2011: Mark from Scottsville, Ky replies: "Barbara, ask your local doc if (s)he will administer DMSO. But before going radical I would venture you consider a small oral dose accompanied by a warm cloth mix of water/DMSO for about an hr daily directly over your bladder area. If you are concerned about body odor, begin with small doses. Also consider magnet therapy as it is good for about everything.
04/23/2014: Bob from Dallas replies: "This message is directed at Ted from Bangkok. Can you provide instructions on amount and application of MSM, tannic acid, BHT, lysine, glutamine and threonine for each hourly dose?"
05/23/2014: Dwivedi from India replies: "Dear Ted,
Just read of your 3 day prescription offering an alternative therapy for bladder cancer. would like to get the details for it and how to go about administering the same.
I am a fit 80 yr old man due for extensive surgery in about ten days or so."
05/25/2014: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Bladder is the most tricky to treat of all cancers I treated. But basically you have to drink a lot of water, especially during meals and after meals, to get urinary sugar down by dilution of urine sugar. As well as no wheat that is found in roti common in Indian diets. You can lower the sugar with lysine and DHEA and gymnema. Zinc edta (not chelated zinc) is the most bioavailable zinc. And take plenty of brewers yeast powder for cancer to apotosis for leader cancer cells which account for 5% of cancer cells and the reason why cancer is immortal. The other 95% percent can be converted to normal cells with dmso and aloe vera oil. You cannot have zinc deficiencies and almonds are preferred but not too much. Ted"