Our morbid fear of cancer makes us do crazy things. Who haven’t heard of an uncle or a relative who self-medicated? We fool ourselves by taking dubious alternative treatments advertised on the net. In desperation, we turn a blind eye when we aren’t even sure if it works or it has lethal side effects. Particularly, if you got cancer, you try almost anything in the hope that you can get a cure. No need to beat ourself with a stick.
Rimso-50 or DMSO
Here is one whacky alternative treatment that gets the eager attention of cancer stricken people. This product failed the clinical trial at phase 1. Testing was halted for safety concerns. We’re aware that if a product doesn’t make it at phase 1, it doesn’t qualify for FDA approval. Rimso-50, DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide is an industrial by-product of paper making. It was promoted in the early 60s as an alternative cancer treatment.
The hype is DMSO revert cancer cells into normal cells. It was asserted that it is effective for cancers of the bladder, colon, ovary, skin, breast and even leukemia. It was utilized as some part of metabolic cancer regimens. DMSO cleans the cell, as claimed, and decreases the effect of cancer – causing substances. Dimethyl sulfoxide is supplied in cream or ointment formulation. Applied to the skin, it reduces swelling and relieves pain. If you’re convinced, you could order it in the net and mail order or buy it at health food stores.
An approved medical application of DMSO is for interstitial cystitis, a type of bladder inflammation. A urethral catheter is inserted through your urethra into your bladder. Then DMSO is instilled and left there for 15 minutes. After that time, you’re asked to empty your bladder. I can say it’s an unpleasant way to treat bladder inflammation!
Take heed though, DMSO isn’t a treatment for cancer. The clinical test didn’t pass the test for reasons that it can cause blindness. However, at low concentrations, DMSO is utilized as a solubilizer to increase effectiveness of approved chemo drugs for bladder cancer therapy.
Don’t get fooled. Stick to your standard cancer treatment. Help yourself by increasing your veggie and fruit intake to 5-10 servings daily. And don’t forget that 30 minute exercise every day.