Vitamin C 'slows cancer growth'

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Vitamin C 'slows cancer growth'

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An injection of a high dose of vitamin C may be able to hold back the advance of cancers, US scientists claim.

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Once again, science claims a new 'discovery' when this has been known about for almost three decades. Linus Pauling, in conjunction with Scottish oncologist Dr. Ewan Cameron, famously advocated the use of mega-doses of vitamin C to combat the common cold, heart disease, and cancer. Towards the end of his life (he died in 1994 aged 93) he was self-medicating up to 18 grams of Vitamin C a day.
See here, here, and here. The last link, an article by Dr. Hilary Roberts written in 2004, has a very interesting final paragraph:
It is now 10 years since Pauling's death. Biologist Rene Dubos suggested that the mainstream converges with Pauling twenty years later. If so, we only have another decade to wait until the medical establishment can admit that Pauling was right all along.
Perhaps not quite 20 years then?
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Grahame Gardner wrote:Once again, science claims a new 'discovery' when this has been known about for almost three decades.
Yes, I was going to comment this yesterday, but got sidetracked. I remember reading about Vit C in the 70s/80s as a remedy for all sorts of infections, viruses & other dis-eases. Perhaps the difference here is the use of injectable C rather than the oral use.
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Helen-Healing wrote:Perhaps the difference here is the use of injectable C rather than the oral use.
Not so, I'm afraid; Pauling was well aware of that difference:
Pauling had performed a series of trials with Dr Ewan Cameron, a Scottish cancer specialist, showing that intravenous vitamin C allowed cancer patients to live much longer than expected.
(taken from the third link in my earlier post)
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I stand corrected. :oops:
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