Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, also known as hypernephroma) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, the very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products. RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, responsible for approximately 80% of cases. It is also known to be the most lethal of all the genitourinary tumors. Initial treatment is most commonly a radical or partial nephrectomy and remains the mainstay of curative treatment. Where the tumour is confined to the renal parenchyma, the 5-year survival rate is 60-70%, but this is lowered considerably where metastases have spread. It is resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, although some cases respond to immunotherapy. Targeted cancer therapies such as sunitinib, temsirolimus, bevacizumab, interferon-alpha, and possibly sorafenib have improved the outlook for RCC (progression-free survival), although they have not yet demonstrated improved survival.
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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"