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Clinical Procedures in Treating Terminally Ill Cancer Patients with Vitamin C

by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D

Let me tell you what I am not. I am not an oncologist, I'm not a pathologist, I'm not a GP, I am a psychiatrist. Therefore you may want to know what a psychiatrist is doing messing about with cancer. I think that'sa legitimate question so I'd like to tell you briefly how I got into this very interesting field.

In 1951, I was made director of psychiatric research for the Department of Health for the province of Saskatchewan. I didn't really know what to do. I had one major advantage, I think, over my colleagues.


Orthomolecular Treatment of Cancer

"After breakfast, I visited Linus Pauling who was staying in the room next to mine. When I walked in he was busy with a hand calculator.  I told him that on the basis of my fifty patients I had concluded that he and Dr. Cameron were right, that vitamin C in large doses did improve enormously the outcome of treatment for cancer."

By Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP(C)


Between 1978 and March, 1999 I have seen over 1040 patients suffering from cancer who came to me for nutritional and psychiatric counseling.


Blood Test Catches Prostate Cancer-Report

Wed Oct 16, 2002

By Maggie Fox

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A test that can detect ovarian cancer using a single drop of blood can also catch prostate cancer, potentially saving many men the embarrassment and discomfort of a biopsy, researchers said on Tuesday.

It found prostate cancer in 95% of men whose cancer was confirmed by more conventional means, and also screened out men suspected of having cancer, the researchers reported.

"This new technology has the potential to revolutionize how men are diagnosed with prostate cancer,&quo


My Opinion on Cancer

(author unknown)

It's still legal to have an opinion in America...(But not for long)

In 1901 it was estimated that 1 out of 80 Americans had cancer. Today 1 out of 3 people in America have cancer. By the year 2001 it is estimated that 1 out of 2 Americans will have cancer... Not only is cancer on the rise but diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and a lot more... Why?


Nature of Cancer

By Ernst Krebs, Jr.

(Presented before CCS Second annual Cancer Convention,
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California )

It is certainly a pleasure to be here at the Second Annual Convention of the Cancer Control Society-an outgrowth, as you know, of the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends.


DES Daughters Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Mon Sep 30, 2002

By Richard Woodman

LONDON (Reuters Health) - Thousands of women whose mothers were prescribed a synthetic hormone to prevent miscarriages face more than double the normal risk of breast cancer, British newspapers said on Monday.

They said that an American study of 5,000 women due to be published this week had found that those over 40 whose mothers were give diethylstilboestrol (DES) were 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer.


Man-Made Molecule May Thwart Brain Cancer

Tue Sep 24, 2002

By Keith Mulvihill

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scientists are hoping that an engineered molecule that homes in on brain tumor cells could one day be used to treat patients with glioblastoma, a deadly and difficult to treat form of brain cancer that accounts for about 40% of all primary brain tumors.

But before human trials can take place, the team of researchers must conduct further experiments to determine whether the drug has any harmful side effects.



What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of the body's cells. Normally, the body's cells divide in an orderly way, allowing the body to grow and to heal after an injury.

Occasionally some cells act in abnormal way, sometimes forming a lump called a tumour. Tumours can be benign (not a cancer) or malignant (a cancer). Benign tumours do not spread to other parts of the body.