Last Modified on Aug 19, 2014
What is Liver Cancer?
Primary liver cancer begins in the liver and can be distinguished into four diseases depending on where and what cells are affected: cholangiocarcinoma of the bile ducts, hepatoblastoma in infants, angiosarcoma (hemangiosarcoma) of the blood vessels of the liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC liver cancer) of the main liver cells and is one of the more common forms of liver cancer worldwide. It is important to distinguish that liver cancer is tumor growth that begins in the liver cells, and metastatic liver cancer is cancer that begins in another part of the body and spreads to the liver.
If left untreated, the final stage of liver cancer is stage IV liver cancer; the liver shuts down completely and recovery requires a liver transplant.
Western Medicine's treatment of liver cancer includes a number of options: surgery that removes a portion of the liver, radiation therapy, drug therapy, injections of chemotherapy, heating or freezing cancer cells, and liver transplant surgery. Although surgery is currently the most successful way to treat liver cancer, alternative treatment methods do exist. These cancer treatments include supplements, home remedies, acupuncture and energy healing.
Natural Cures for Liver Cancer
This page is for natural liver cancer remedies and discussions. If you know of any home or natural cures for liver cancer at any stage, please feel free to share it with us here.
Selenium: In the April 2013 issue of Nutrients, researchers at Penn State University looked at whether selenium, an essential micronutrient, was a possible treatment for cancer metastasis. They found that supplementing with selenium resulted in reduced microvessel density and metastasis, and concluded that that Selenium may be an anti-metastastatic element as well as being a cancer preventative agent.
L-Carnitine: According to researchers at King Saud University in 2009, a deficiency of L-carnitine is a risk factor for liver cancer. The researchers also found that long term supplementation of L-Carnitine may prevent the development of liver cancer. In a 2005 issue of the International Journal of Cancer, Japanese researchers found that L-carnitine protects the liver from the production of free radicals caused by inflammation.
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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] I recently heard about this from multiple people as my dad was just diagnosed.
This website is very detailed: www.healingcancernaturally.com/aloe-vera-honey-rum-treatment.html
For a quick measurement conversion:
300 grams of Aloe = 1. 3 Cups
500 grams of Honey = 2. 2 Cups.
If you are having trouble finding aloe leaves. You can find very large ones at any store selling hispanic products in the section with fruits and vegetables for about $1.50 a leaf. One leaf will give you one batch.
Because it is difficult to measure 1.3 cups of aloe, we just began putting chunks (as described on the site) in the food processor and then meausured out about 1.3 cups. Very important 10 days on 10 days off. You do not want to take this consistently. I do not know how this will help my dad. In the first ten days he seemed to have a lot of energy. But he is still in the early processes of being evaluated medically. He will be undergoing chemo/radiation. I've been reading that taking the aloe mix will significantly reduce the negative side effects but then again, we are not at that point yet. I will keep you updated.
A close friend originally told me about this. Her brother was diagnosed with very advanced liver cancer and given a week to live... he lasted 7 months.
I was recently diagnosed with liver-cancer, I am not sure about chemo treatment. I was looking at some of your liver detoxes, any suggestion for me. thanks Jackie
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07/05/2012Posted by Justpassingthrough (Cookeville, Tn, Usa) on 01/12/2011
Read "The China Study", by T. Colin Campbell. Based upon a massive multi-year study of diet and health in over 6,400 Chinese counties, the book recommends a "whole-foods, plant-based diet". In rats they were able to turn cancer on and off like flipping a light switch, by changing their diet back and forth from the recommended one to one high in animal protein (similar to the typical American/western diet). This was regardless of carcinogen exposure.
In addition, among Filipino children exposed to chronic high doses of carcinogenic aflatoxin (from moldy peanuts in peanut-butter), only the ones whose families were wealthy and ate lots of animal protein had high rates of liver cancer.
Much, much more info in the book. Check it out, see what you think, and the very best to you and your family.Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 07/05/2012
Dr. Burt Berkson has had good success treating liver and pancreatic cancer using LDN (low dose naltrexone - www.ldninfo.org) and alpha lipoic acid, usually IV's, but perhaps the pill form would suffice. You can google his name with liver cancer and see him discussing his treatment. He has been known to consult with doctors to give them the instructions for the use of these drugs. Best wishes.Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 12/28/2011
Please look up www.ldninfo.org for information on low dose naltrexone that is used in conjunction with alpha lipoic acid to treat pancreatic and liver cancer. It is used by Dr. Bert Berkson of New Mexico and you can see Dr. Berkson talking about it on YouTube. You can also find information at www.honestmedicine.com. Good luck.Posted by Janice (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia) on 01/15/2012
My dad has primary liver cancer caused by hepatitis B. He has multiple nodules of cirrhosis thus surgical resection was not possible. My dad refused chemotherapy because he wanted to try other approaches. He was asymptomatic initially. Now, His liver and spleen are swollen after taking herbal supplements by Chris Teo (www.cacare.com). He experienced acute pain after starting on the medication and was hospitalized as the pain was so severe that he almost collapse. His condition seems to be getting worse due to the swelling. It interferes with his breathing. He still experiences pain and is taking painkillers daily for symptomatic relief.
Is there an alternative treatment to reduce his liver inflammation? The swelling seems to be the main cause of his discomfort now. And what should he take to fight his cancer cells?Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada