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Cancer Treatment with Cesium Chloride

Jennifer Gilliam

Health Psychology

Psychology 268

Instructor: David Schlundt

 

    

            Cancer is an incredibly debilitating disease that attacks the body and often ends in reduced quality of life, disability, or death. Some medical professionals are promoting an alternative treatment for cancer by using cesium chloride; it is also referred to as “killing cancer with high pH therapy“ (www.advancedhealthplan.com/2cesiumchlorideforcancer2.html). Cesium chloride causes cancer cells to become more basic, thus pushing cancer cells out of the delicate pH range in which any cells can live.

What you will find on the internet…

           

            Cesium chloride is a crystalline salt with alkaline properties. The main idea is that cancer cells thrive in acidic environments and administration of cesium chloride increases the pH to around eight, with seven being neutral, causing cancer cells to die or at least halt in mitosis and cease proliferation. Either way cancer cells are not allowed to grow and spread throughout the body. The mechanism by which this medicine works is that when cells become cancerous, oxygen levels drop allowing the cell to become more acidic. In turn, the cell’s electrical properties drop drastically. At this point, “only five substances can pass into and out of the cell” (www.advancedhealthplan.com/2cesiumchlorideforcancer2.html) with cesium being one of them. Also healthy cells are not affected by cesium treatment because healthy cells’ electrical properties are intact and it can resist the alkaline environment. This means only cancerous cells will be attacked. Cells infused with cesium are said to die within a few days to as quick as a few hours, “depending on the degree of alkalinity present in the cancer cell“ (www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james14.htm). This reaction time is greatly increased compared to traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Patients who have used cesium chloride therapy showed an increase in uric acid production in the blood. This is thought to show DNA from cancer cells is being broken down and then excreted through urine, proving at least some cells were killed.

            Intervention and treatment is recommended to be implemented as soon as cancer is detected. One reason for this is that chemotherapy and radiation destroy all cells in the body, not just cancer cells; this makes it difficult to use cesium chloride if metabolic processes are not in order. Cesium is administered in conjunction with “vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, amygdalin, a diet rich in whole grains and vegetables, and other supplementary medicine according to the specific needs of the patient” (www.advancedhealthplan.com/2cesiumchlorideforcancer2.html). Patients were also given supplements to increase circulation and oxygenation in addition to the above.

            One the other hand, cesium therapy carries serious some serious health complications. Drawbacks to this method include a decrease in potassium; this can be cured with supplemental dietary changes. Also if several cancer cells die at the same time, something known as the “detoxification reaction” occurs (www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james14.htm). Since the liver rids the body of toxins, it may become overwhelmed with waste and as a result, the patient may experience nausea, headache, skin rash, or flu-like symptoms. The detoxification reaction is said to be managed with the use of herb milk thistle. In addition, if cesium positions itself against an organ wall, it may cause stomach or small intestine perforation. For this reason, it is recommended cesium be taken with food. Due to high uric acid concentration, the kidneys could potentially become blocked by crystals formed from uric acid; this would result in decreased kidney function (www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james14.htm).

And the research says…

            The research that has been done by the medical community does not show any positive effects of cesium chloride on the human body. The medical community does not support the use of cesium chloride as a treatment for cancer. In the article to the editor of the Mayo Clinic, “Zero Efficacy with Cesium Chloride Self-Treatment for Brain Cancer” highlights the point that the American Cancer Society acknowledged cesium chloride can cause “arrhythmia and/or death” (Samadani et al., 2004). This is based on a case study with a poor outcome; it demonstrated that cesium chloride does not prevent tumor progression.

            Another case study, “Cesium Toxicity: A Case of Self-Treatment by Alternate Therapy Gone Awry” by Lyon and Mayhew investigated levels of cesium in the body and the results. The patient’s toxicity manifested itself in a rapid heartbeat, hypokalemia, repetitive diarrhea, and abnormal bodily rhythms. All of these side effects disappeared when cesium treatment was pulled. The article also states there is “no scientific evidence to suggest that cesium increases the pH of cancer cells, the proposed antitumor mechanism” (Lyon et al. 2003).

            A final argument against cesium therapy is the cost. Patients have been said to spend thousands of dollars on cesium salts and pills. A thirty-two day supply sells for around $200.00 (www.essense-of life.com/info/concentratedminerals.htm#cesiumpack1). The prices on this website range from $200 to $1000 for a one to two months supply of medicine. It is easy to see how a cancer patient could quickly run out of money.

Conclusions…

            Cesium chloride cancer therapy is not supported by the medical community. It also has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is not backed by the American Cancer Society. Most websites supporting cesium therapy are by doctors or companies trying to sell their services to cancer patients and their families. There is also a lack of research proving that cesium chloride reduces the size of tumors or destroys cancer cells; just a lucky handful of case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of cesium. There are serious complications associated with cesium chloride use and all factors should be taken into consideration before starting self-treatment.

 

 

References

Samadani, U. & Marcotte, P. (2004). Zero Efficacy with Cesium Chloride Self-Treatment             for Brain Cancer. Mayo Clinic Proc, 79(12), 1585-1591.

Lyon, A. & Mayhew, W. (2003). Cesium Toxicity: A Case of Self-Treatment by                Alternate Therapy Gone Awry. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 25, 114-116.

 

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