Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
The most common type of kidney cancer in adults, renal cell carcinoma is a specific type of kidney cancer that begins in the lining of the small tubes or tubules of the kidney. These tubules are responsible for filtering the blood and removing waste products from the body. Also known as hypernephroma, renal cell carcinoma is often resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
What is Renal Cell Carcinoma?
Renal cell carcinoma is a progressive cancer that generally follows four stages. Once the cancer diagnosis has been made, tests are run to determine the exact level of renal cell carcinoma staging. The size of the tumor as well as the extent to which it has spread is generally used for renal cell carcinoma staging. Stage I is characterized by a tumor that is 7 centimeters or smaller and is found only in the kidney. Stage II involves a tumor that is larger than 7 centimeters and is found in the kidney. Stage III is characterized by a tumor of any size and cancer in the kidney and one or more adjacent lymph nodes or cancer in the main blood vessels of the kidney or in the layer of fatty tissue surrounding the kidney. In stage IV, the cancer has spread beyond the kidneys into other organs.
Specific symptoms of the disease may occur at any stage. Abdominal pain and swelling, back pain, blood in the urine, swelling of the veins around a testicle, flank pain and weight loss may occur. Additional symptoms that may occur in conjunction with the disease include excessive hair growth in females, pale skin and vision problems.
The exact cause of renal cell carcinoma is unknown; however, several risk factors have been identified. Several factors may increase an individual’s risk of developing kidney cancer including dialysis treatment, family history of the disease, high blood pressure, horseshoe kidney, polycystic kidney disease, smoking and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Natural Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment
The 5-year survival rate of renal cell carcinoma is 60 to 70%. Early detection and intensive treatment significantly increase those odds. One of the most effective renal cell carcinoma treatments involves alkalizing the body using baking soda and citrus fruits or apple cider vinegar as cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. Additionally, magnesium oxide powder can be used to cleanse and detox the system. Maintaining an organic diet, exercising and staying positive are also important elements of treatment. Continue reading below for important remedies and dietary changes as reported by our readers, including the famous Ted from Bangkok, Thailand.
06/13/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan: "Hey Bill: i would like your opinion on the alkalizing with baking soda and citrus fruits of ACV for a person with Renal cell Cancer. Do you think the sodium from the baking soda would be damaging?
06/13/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Mary...I think the use of Ted's alkalizing remedes is perhaps a very bad idea for someone who has renal cell carcinoma. Since the main job of the kidneys is to balance the fluids and electrolytes -- like calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium etc -- then adding large quantites of sodium that cannot be cleared or balanced by the cancerous kidneys, would be of no benefit and might actually be quite a dangerous protocol in my opinion.
But this would also depend on factors like whether both kidneys are cancerous, what stage the cancer is at and is the patient on dialysis. If you did want to use alkalizing, I would strongly advise that you see the patient's renal oncologist and get his advice first.
Notably, on Dr Simoncini's cancer website, there is a long list of cancers that he successfully treats with his sodium bicarbonate IV Therapy. In this list are some very difficult cancers that he treats and cures -- including liver cancer, bone cancer, pancreatic cancer and brain cancer. But nowhere on that list or elsewhere on his site has he ever listed successfully treating renal or kidney cancer with his therapy. This is why it is not really advisable to treat a renal cancer patient with Ted's alkalizing remedies without, at least, the advice and supervision of a renal oncological specialist."
06/14/2010: Earth Clinic replies: "Hi Mary,
In case you didn't notice it, Ted replied to your question yesterday. It's in the Q&A section of the newly created page on Renal Cell Carcinoma here."
03/16/2011: Dennis from Aurora, Il: "Hello, I have been thoroughly blessed by the postings & information on this site! I have been battling Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma for over a year now. I tried the "traditional" route with chemo & radiation for all of 2010, only to be discouraged last December to hear that the cancer had spread to more lymph nodes & my right lung. I have been researching natural remedies for several months now and in December I radically changed my diet to Vegan, I'm supplementing through a holostic doctor, exercising, taking detox and magnesium baths and I'm currently on David William's H2O2 protocol up to 7 drops of 35%, 3 times a day.
I was reading about the cleansing benefits of taking magnesium oxide powder to clean the entire digestive tract and that appealed to me because of the digestive issues I'm having. It sounds like this substance would really "clean house" and make my intestines & colon clean as a whistle, as well as deliver more oxygen to my body.
My question is, can I take magnesium oxide while I am on the H2O2 protocol? I assume I wouldn't be taking them together (meaning at the same time, not mixed), but I want to ask before I make any purchases. I have been feeling fantastic since I've made all of these changes and I have very little limitations, but my bowel movements are still not what they need to be. I know that could also be my body adjusting to the radical diet changes. Any help you could give me would be great as I'd like to start taking the Mag Oxide soon if it's safe. I would also appreciate any articles about using these two things toether, if you have any. Can you reply by email?
Thanks a bunch & I look forward to sharing my victory testimony on your site after beating one of the toughest cancers to beat!
Kind regards, Dennis Swanson"Replies
03/16/2011: Heather from Provincetown , Ma replies: "I just wondered if you were familiar with Ted's (from Bangkok, on this site ) postings' on cancer. He has some amazing information. Best, H"
04/10/2014: Chance from London: "Dear Ted,
I would be be deeply appreciative for your advise. I have Kidney cancer, which had invaded the vena cava. My left kidney was removed, 18 months ago. After the operation I was in considerable pain for over a year. I was prescribed co- codamol, but I have discovered, that long term use, causes colon cancer.
I have been told recently that my cancer has returned, but has not metastastised, then 3 weeks later, I am now being told that it has. And they want to immediately start chemo. I do not believe their story, as I have been taking Selenium, initially 200 mcg a day, and now 700 mcg a day.
Please can you advise. Chance"Replies
04/11/2014: Mike62 from Denver, CO replies: "Chance: I went to the fortune teller just to see what condition my condition was in. She said the bad news is I am sick, suffering, stupid, and schizophrenic. The good news is you can get well at the Olympic committee of folk medicine. The gold medal goes to raw eggs. Pastured are best. Organic cage free are good enough. During the night turn on the light and read the first saga in the folk medicine bible. An old woman, who had two days to live, ate 66 raw organic cage free eggs in two days and recovered. Need I say more. The silver medal goes to raw organic fruit. Berries are best. You can make smoothies with the peels. There is a video of a twenty seven year old who recovered from fourth stage glandular cancer, the worst kind, in three weeks eating mostly raw organic fruit. People say do not eat sugar because cancer eats sugar. The three wise men did not believe Herod. The cancer does not eat the sugar because the nutrients create an atmosphere where cells thrive and the tumor dies. A dead tumor does not eat sugar. The bronze medal goes to drinking green smoothies every couple hours made from the best vegetable, organic baby leaves, and the best herb, organic chili. You can add some unrefined sea salt."