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Old September 17th 06, 06:32 PM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
Ilena Rose
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Default Hallelujah! Abraham Cherrix is improving

http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/hea...out534996.html

Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo

A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as
part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix
says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy."

The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with
Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be
improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him
to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an
alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat
the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on
what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and
radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer
Center in Greenwood, as saying.

Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his
desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him
nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered
the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy
treatment, but that order was overturned in August.

-----


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4191267.html



Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM
Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving


By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. — A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be
improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo
chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation
oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in
Greenwood.

It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's
condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative
treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the
treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the
treatment plan.

The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages.
He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he
declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said
he thought it would kill him.

His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen
chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an
alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The
treatment was banned in the United States in 1960.

Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap
that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent.

"This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a
tremendous boost of energy."

The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and
younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia.

___

On the Net:

Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/

http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham

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Old September 18th 06, 12:25 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
Jan Drew
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Default Hallelujah! Abraham Cherrix is improving

Wonderful news!!

Thanks, IIena.

"Ilena Rose" wrote in message
...
http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/hea...out534996.html

Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo

A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as
part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix
says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy."

The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with
Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be
improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him
to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an
alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat
the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on
what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and
radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer
Center in Greenwood, as saying.

Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his
desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him
nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered
the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy
treatment, but that order was overturned in August.

-----


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4191267.html



Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM
Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving


By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be
improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo
chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation
oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in
Greenwood.

It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's
condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative
treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the
treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the
treatment plan.

The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages.
He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he
declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said
he thought it would kill him.

His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen
chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an
alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The
treatment was banned in the United States in 1960.

Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap
that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent.

"This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a
tremendous boost of energy."

The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and
younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia.

___

On the Net:

Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/

http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham



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Old September 19th 06, 01:09 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
vakker
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Default Hallelujah! Abraham Cherrix is improving

If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?



"Ilena Rose" wrote in message
...
http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/hea...out534996.html

Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo

A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as
part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix
says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy."

The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with
Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be
improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him
to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an
alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat
the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on
what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and
radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer
Center in Greenwood, as saying.

Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his
desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him
nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered
the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy
treatment, but that order was overturned in August.

-----


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4191267.html



Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM
Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving


By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be
improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo
chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation
oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in
Greenwood.

It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's
condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative
treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the
treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the
treatment plan.

The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages.
He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he
declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said
he thought it would kill him.

His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen
chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an
alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The
treatment was banned in the United States in 1960.

Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap
that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent.

"This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a
tremendous boost of energy."

The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and
younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia.

___

On the Net:

Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/

http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham



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Old September 19th 06, 01:11 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
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vakker wrote:
If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


Curiously, the doctor who is treating him is a radiation oncologist and
no one in the Cherrix family will discuss whether he is using radiation
along with the rest of the treatment.

Time will tell.

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Old September 19th 06, 04:02 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
David Wright
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Default Hallelujah! Abraham Cherrix is improving

In article [email protected], vakker wrote:
If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


There's no way to know what they'll say, because the family isn't
giving any information about treatments Abraham is getting. But if
he's getting herbs and radiation, and he does get better, it's a cinch
the nitwits will attribute *everything* to the herbs.

We don't really know whether he's getting better or not. He claimed
he was in the past, even as his tumors got larger. I don't wish him
any ill will, but I wouldn't wager any significant sum on his still
being alive in five years under his current treatment regimen, either.

-- David Wright :: alphabeta at prodigy.net
These are my opinions only, but they're almost always correct.
I used to think that spammers should be hanged, but I've
changed my mind. They should be tortured first.





"Ilena Rose" wrote in message
.. .

http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/hea...out534996.html

Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo

A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as
part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix
says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy."

The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with
Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be
improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him
to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an
alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat
the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on
what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and
radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer
Center in Greenwood, as saying.

Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his
desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him
nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered
the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy
treatment, but that order was overturned in August.

-----


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4191267.html



Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM
Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving


By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be
improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo
chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation
oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in
Greenwood.

It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's
condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative
treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the
treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the
treatment plan.

The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages.
He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he
declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said
he thought it would kill him.

His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen
chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an
alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The
treatment was banned in the United States in 1960.

Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap
that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent.

"This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a
tremendous boost of energy."

The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and
younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia.

___

On the Net:

Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/

http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham





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Old September 19th 06, 04:57 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
Jan Drew
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"David Wright" wrote in message
m...
In article [email protected], vakker
wrote:
If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran
will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


There's no way to know what they'll say, because the family isn't
giving any information about treatments Abraham is getting. But if
he's getting herbs and radiation, and he does get better, it's a cinch
the nitwits will attribute *everything* to the herbs.

We don't really know whether he's getting better or not. He claimed
he was in the past, even as his tumors got larger. I don't wish him
any ill will, but I wouldn't wager any significant sum on his still
being alive in five years under his current treatment regimen, either.

-- David Wright :: alphabeta at prodigy.net
These are my opinions only, but they're almost always correct.
I used to think that spammers should be hanged, but I've
changed my mind. They should be tortured first.





"Ilena Rose" wrote in message
. ..

http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/hea...out534996.html

Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo

A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as
part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix
says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy."

The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with
Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be
improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him
to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an
alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat
the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on
what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and
radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer
Center in Greenwood, as saying.

Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his
desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him
nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered
the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy
treatment, but that order was overturned in August.

-----


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4191267.html



Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM
Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving


By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be
improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo
chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday.

"His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and
stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation
oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in
Greenwood.

It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's
condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative
treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the
treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the
treatment plan.

The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of
the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages.
He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he
declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said
he thought it would kill him.

His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen
chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an
alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The
treatment was banned in the United States in 1960.

Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap
that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent.

"This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a
tremendous boost of energy."

The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and
younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia.

___

On the Net:

Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/

http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham







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Old September 19th 06, 07:47 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
vakker
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Default Hallelujah! Abraham Cherrix is improving

"David Wright" wrote in message
m...
In article [email protected], vakker
wrote:
If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran
will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


There's no way to know what they'll say, because the family isn't
giving any information about treatments Abraham is getting. But if
he's getting herbs and radiation, and he does get better, it's a cinch
the nitwits will attribute *everything* to the herbs.

We don't really know whether he's getting better or not. He claimed
he was in the past, even as his tumors got larger. I don't wish him
any ill will, but I wouldn't wager any significant sum on his still
being alive in five years under his current treatment regimen, either.

-- David Wright :: alphabeta at prodigy.net
These are my opinions only, but they're almost always correct.
I used to think that spammers should be hanged, but I've
changed my mind. They should be tortured first.



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In pre-menopausal women this surge causes (1) ovulation and,(2) a large increase in NK lymphocyte counts and host mediated cancerresistance.(b) Estrogen is a NK function suppressor; therefore when employed as animmune stimulant, estrogen should not be given for more than two weeks at atime.(c) Progesterone, the hormone secreted by the ovary after ovulation, ifadministered immediately after the estrogen induced LH surge, induces afurther increase in LH secretion, and is, therefore, a useful tool ininterventions designed to augement / restore immune surveillance.Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera) for 10 days, and initiated after theend of an initial 14 day Premarin cycle, completes simulation of theHrushesky circadian gonadal hormone cycle wherein large NK surges and largecancer resistance surges are well documented in the youthful female and inexperimental animals.(d) In cancer patients over the age of 40, estrogen typically inducesprolactin secretion, whereas in early adulthood, estrogen is a direct GHsecretagogue. Prolactin, secreted in large amounts during pregnancey, causesbreast enlargement and immune suppression. Unborn babies are "tumors" andimmune suppression to neoplasms is part of the essential physiology ofpregnancy. Bromocriptine is a powerful regulator of the cell population thatproduces prolactin and GH. Bromocriptine (Parlodel) blocks prolactinsecretion and stimulates GH secretion.An Administrative, Management, and Regulatory SystemThis system is substantially the province of the helper T-lymphocytes.Helper lymphocytes are the cells known to decline in AIDS, and the AIDSrelated decline is associated with greatly increased susceptibility toinfection and cancer. The entire lymphocyte series is substantiallycontrolled by the thymus gland and its hormones. The thymus is subject toenabling restriction without growth hormone (GH). Bromocriptine (Parlodel)and pharmacological doses of vitamin C typically induce, over time, anincrease in strength and stamina. This effect appears to arise from theability of this combination to stimulate GH and is associated with rises inhelper T-lymphocyte counts.* Circadian Cancer Therapy, William J.M. Hrushesky, editor, CRC Press, 1994,292 pages. At the time this book was published, Dr. Hrushesky was the SeniorAttending Oncologist at the Stratten Department of Veterans Affairs MedicalCenter and Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Hrushesky'sbibliography includes more than 200 scientific papers.A Bibliography of Literature Pertinent to:Cyclical, Properly Sequenced Gonadal Hormones Stimulate Macrophages and NKCells » Ascorbic Acid Mixture The history of vitamin C and its relationship to cancer treatment isof critical importance to understanding and appreciating the intriguingpotential of this preparation. In the early 1970's, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., aNobel Prize winner in chemistry for his insights into the nature of thechemical bond, had a personal health problem. At the age of 68, Pauling, atall thin individual, was experiencing a noticeable increase in thefrequency and severity of viral illnesses. At an American Chemical Society meeting, Pauling discussed thispersonal problem with Dr. Irving Stone, a fellow chemist who synthesizedvitamin C. Dr. Stone's advice to Pauling: take lots of vitamin C and see ifyou don't get better. Pauling followed Stone's advice and experienced asufficiently unequivocal improvement in his health to strongly believevitamin C could improve immune function. Pauling, after the fashion of thebrilliant investigative mentality that he was, studied the world literatureon how vitamin C might influence viral illnesses, concluding that it mightbe able to reduce cancer risk or treat existing cancer. A clinical testusing patients was needed. Pauling was able to develop a collaborative association with Scottishsurgeon, Dr. Ewan Cameron. Dr. Cameron, a physician in rural Scotland at theVale of Leven Hospital, Loch Lomondside, often diagnosed cancer in patients,but his next step in the socialized Scottish system was to schedule thepatients for triage to the regional cancer hospital. But delays toacceptance were typically months, and patients historically were untreatedduring this protracted delay. Cameron decided to place diagnosed cancerpatients on vitamin C rather than do nothing. Dr. Cameron is no longerliving, but Dr. Smith had long discussions with him while he was still inScotland and after he became Medical Director of the Linus PaulingInstitute, Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Pauling had suggested to Dr. Cameron that 10 grams of vitamin Cdaily was a good dose for an initial clinical trial. Dr. Cameron, however,found that patients balked at the 10 large tablets required and often failedto take the recommended dose due to the sheer bulk of medicine. Cameron wentto his pharmacist for advice. The pharmacist suggested a liquid preparation as possibly moreacceptable. Conversion of the vitamin C, also known chemically as ascorbicacid, to a non-sour liquid was accomplished by adding baking soda. A form ofsugar, sorbitol, was added as a preservative and as a sweetener. A flavor,cherry syrup, was added. Dr. Cameron's patients in rural Scotland were sentback home with a several week supply of the ascorbic acid mixture which wastypically dispensed in two brown one liter bottles. Refrigeration wasrecommended. The clinical trial was initiated. Dr. Cameron reported dramatic improvements in median cancer survival.In addition to much longer survival, some patients experienced protractedremissions - there were survival plateaus observed in cancers which had beenuniformly fatal. Cameron reported his results in the medical literature to avery skeptical and critical audience. Many physicians believed that anassertion that vitamins could treat cancer was ridiculous, and Cameron andPauling were both subjected to harsh criticism. A physician at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Charles Moertel, then reported aclinical trial in cancer patients which was purportedly designed to confirmor refute Cameron's claims of cancer patient benefit from vitamin C. Moerteltook advanced cancer patients, many with advanced colon cancer who hadfailed chemotherapy, and subjected them to a randomized clinical trial.Patients either received one gram of vitamin C three times daily in the drystate, or patients received a look-alike placebo to use as a comparison. Theresults: no improvement in survival. Moertel wrote a prominent paper for theliterature which asserted vitamin C was useless in advanced cancer patients. But no one has ever reported an effort to repeat Dr. Cameron'smethodology. At the Mississipi Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, inthe late 1970's and early 80's Dr. Smith carefully prepared the vitamin C inthe fashion described by the Vale of Levan pharmacist. The large mediansurvival increase described by Cameron was not confirmed, but asignificantly increased number of late survivors was clearly apparent.Vitamin C in irradiated cancer patients not receiving chemotherapy appearedto be of limited but clear benefit. We now know now that vitamin C is chemically unstable in water-based(aqueous) solutions and progressively undergoes oxidative change. A theoryintegrating these facts was created, tested, and confirmed by clinicalresearch at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi byswitching to tablet vitamin C and comparing the survival curves of ascorbicacid mixture and tablet vitamin C. Ascorbic acid mixture was superior. Vitamin C is the most important antioxidant of the body, and ispresent in the aqueous phase of body tissues in relatively highconcentration. Vitamin C is central in an elaborate physiological defenseagainst dangerous chemical entities known as free radicals. Free radicalsare produced normally by the controlled breakdown of food substances tocreate useful forms of stored energy and in many normal physiologicalprocesses at the molecular level. Remember, Linus Pauling's Nobel Prize wasfor elucidation of the nature of the chemical bond. Pauling knew intuitivelythat free radicals must be produced by the molecular machinery of life, andthat they must be controlled. Vitamin C (ascorbate), when it stops a free radical, is oxidized todehydroascorbate. Dehydroascorbate, under normal circumstances, is converted back intoascorbate by an active enzymatic process (dehydroascorbate reductase) whichis central to normal body preservation (homeostasis). Therefore, thepresence of progressively increasing concentrations of vitamin C breakdownproducts simulates major infection or some other major deterioration ofnormal homeostatic reduction of oxidized vitamin C, which is the method bywhich vitamin C is restored after losing its ability to absorb a freeradical. Accordingly, it seems quite possible that a rise in oxidationby-products of vitamin C, such as would arise from the employment ofascorbic acid mixture as the pharmacological preparation used to ingest thevitamin C, may have signaled our ancestors for millennia that a seriousattack on the vital integrity of the body was in force, and that an immuneactivation was the appropriate adaptive response. Pauling, himself, seems to have suspected this hypothesis asrepresenting an integrating theory. Constance Tsao, a researcher at thePauling Institute, carried out a substantiating experiment under Pauling'sguidance. Four groups of identical mice were given human breast cancer. Thediet of each group was different in that one group was given standard food,a second group was given large amounts of vitamin C in food, a third groupwas given large amounts of vitamin C in drinking water, and the fourth groupreceived food with vitamin C and copper salts, copper salts being known tomarkedly accelerate the oxidation of vitamin C. The result: only the aqueousvitamin C was of significant benefit, and the mice receiving copper saltvitamin C lived longer than the rats receiving vitamin C in food, who werenot benefitted at all. In summary, the reports by Cameron may well have been valid, in spiteof Moertel's claims to the contrary. The key to the discrepency lies in themethodology. But the interpretation of the study's results may have been wrong.Cameron's patients may well have benefitted more from the immune stimulatingproperties of ascorbate breakdown products than from the vitamin C itself. » Vitamin EVitamin E has several documented anticancer propertiesa) Cancer rather regularly induces an altered blood coagulation tendencywith a heightened tendency to clot. Unexplained venous clotting (thrombosis)in an older patient frequently signals an undetected cancer. SeymoreOchsner, M.D. at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, popularized the useof vitamin E to prevent the vein thrombosis following surgery. Post surgicalthrombosis may lead to deadly pulmonary emboli or other severe complicationsof major surgery.Cancer colonies may protect themselves from phagocytosis by macrophages orattack by NK cells by spinning a cocoon-like coat of coagulated proteinaround themselves, much as hive moth larvae protect themselves from beeattacks as they burrow through the cells of a honey bee hive destroyingeverything in their path. Vitamin C or E, by decreasing the predispositionof blood to clot, "leans against" the pathophysiologic adaptation of thecancer colony.(b) Vitamin E is the principle antioxidant of the fatty components ("lipidcompartment") of the body. The body's own synthesized antioxidant defenses(catalase, glutathione peroxidase, etc.) appear to be simultaneously downregulated in old age by a major regulatory gene known as a codon.Pharmacological doses of vitamin E "leans against" this deficiency byexternal ("exogenous") replacement of lost free radical defenses.(c) In a large clinical and investigational literature, vitamin E has beenclearly and unequivocally documented to improve immune function. The effectis common to most plant origin (phytochemical) antioxidants » CimetidineFor reasons that are unclear, cancer patients experience a marked overgrowthof a population of lymphocytes known as suppressor T-lymphocytes. Thesecells act to prevent or obstruct immune mediated cancer offensives: thesecells are "breaks" in the immune system. Abundantly documented in theexperimental literature is a much improved immune function in patients andexperimental animals who have been given Cimetidine (Tagamet).While this effect is well proven by numerous reports in the scientificliterature, this effect is not marketed by drug companies because of theexpense involved to get FDA approval. Use of cimetidine by physicians forimmune restoration in cancer patients is an "off label use". Off label useof FDA approved medications by physicians is both legal and ethical.Cimetidine has many drug interactions. However, no other drug in its classhas an investigational literature documenting comparable enhancement ofimmune function. Furthermore, a sizable literature of extraordinaryremissions and apparent cures in cases of apparently incurable cancer havebeen reported with cimetidine in both animals (cimetidine is used inveterinary practice) and people. » Selenium Selenium is a naturally occurring mineral which has been shown: (a) to be higher in the soils of geographical locations in the U.S.with low overall cancer incidence (b) to be higher in the soil of countries of the world with low cancerincidence (c) to be lower in patients with a higher risk of developing cancerover time (d) to be higher in cancer patients who live a long time after thediagnosis of cancer (e) to stimulate a heightened immune reaction in animals in a varietyof experimental settings (f) to induce a person or an animal to increase endogenous productionof glutathione peroxidase, a powerful, naturally occurring, antioxidantenzyme » Interferon BetaAs part of the normal body cells' genetic programming, each cell exhibitssamples of the proteins being employed within the cell as exhibits on thecell surface. As such display is of no direct benefit to the individual cellin question, this universal characteristic undoubtedly is part of theevolutionary endowment of cells which facilitates immune surveillancefunctions. Tens of thousands of clonally different lymphocytes, eachprogrammed for an amino acid sequence alien to normal cells, constantlypatrol the environment of all cells. If any one of these thousands ofdifferent lymphocytes encounters a cell displaying foreign amino acidsequences, the lymphocyte attaches itself to the foreign cell and undergoesprofound stimulation. The clonal proliferation or the rapid exponentialgrowth of enough lymphocytes to initiate the extermination of cancer cellsmay rapidly occur when such foreign sequences are recognized.But for reasons poorly understood, some cancer cells do not express theirforeign protein content in a manner detectable to the lymphocytes. Beta-interferon has the capability to induce cells to markedly increase theirsurface display of intracellular protein amino acid sequences. This increasein display in turn greatly facilitates recognition of cancer cells asforeign by the lymphocytes programmed to recognize such differences or by NKcells on patrol. The cancer cells are thus forced by IF- b to abandon abehavior characteristic that may have protected them from host attack.Researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York state carriedout a phase 1-2 clinical trial of IF-b in non small-cell lung cancerpatients receiving radiotherapy as standard and conventional treatment. Thepatients receiving IF-b did markedly better compared with patients receivingradiotherapy alone.At the American College of Radiology and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group(RTOG) meeting on clinical trials in Boston, Massachusetts on September 8,1995, the discussant on lung cancer, in describing a current phase 3clinical trial at Roswell Park, stated, "It looks like they are hitting ahome run up there." The result, to be released, may very well make IF-betacompetitive with chemotherapy as an adjuvant tool.IF-b is better tolerated than IL-2, although flu-like symptoms and mildmalaise may also occur. Elderly and debilitated cancer victims seem totolerate IF-b well and with minimal difficulty. » Interleukin-2 (IL-2)The youthful person normally has an ongoing search and destroy mechanismworking constantly against cancer. This process is known as "immunesurveillance". The natural killer lymphocyte (NK cell) is the killingeffector (hit man) of the immune surveillance mechanism. IL-2 is a directstimulant of NK cells. NK cells may decline in old age or cancer. Duringtreatment with IL-2, assays for NK cells as a percentage of totallymphocytes will usually rise.Dr. Steven Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute has employed largedoses of IL-2 in successfully inducing sustained remissions and apparentcures in patients with metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma, twotypes of cancer notoriously resistent to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. IL-2has produced a very significant lengthening of median and mean survival withapparent cures. Cure in the treated patients is suggested by a flat survivalcurve.An editorial appeared in the same issue of the Journal of the AmericanMedical Association as Rosenberg's paper on IL-2 . In this editorial, SamuelHelman states:" What then have we learned from this clinical experiment? The initialhypothesis was that it was possible to stimulate the host immune response tobecome an effective antitumor agent. The report by Rosenberg in this issueof THE JOURNAL clearly supports this hypothesis and is best regarded as a'proof of principle'. Interleukin-2 has no direct antitumor activity. Itappears to act by causing the production of lymphokine activated killercells and expanding the population of T-cells that can destroy target cells.Rosenberg, et al. have demonstrated that IL-2 treatment has resulted inclear, and in some cases dramatic, tumor regression. ......We are impressedwith the duration of the complete responses. .....We should conclude thatthis study represents a significant advance in cancer therapy because of thenovel mechanism of action of IL-2 and the long duration of completeresponses." LL » MelatoninMelatonin is a naturally occurring hormone which, in a normal person, hasits source in the thymus gland. Melatonin secretion declines steadilythroughout life. Melatonin decline occurring in old age correlates with andappears causally related to the immune decline of old age. Melatonin declineis clearly not the only cause of the loss of immune surveillance in old age,but the decline in melatonin appears to contribute significantly.Melatonin is intimately related to sleep, NK cell function, and emotionalstate. There are hundreds of research papers in the scientific literaturerelated to the effect of melatonin on immunity and cancer.Reports in the Italian medical literature suggest melatonin and IL-2 aresynergistic if given together at or around early sleep. A beneficialconsequence of this synergy is that IL-2 benefits may be seen atsufficiently low doses of this expensive cytokine to be more easilyaffordable by cancer victims » Low Dose Bromocriptine (ParlodelT)Based on research literature and clinical experience, bromocriptine may beused to restore strength and stamina in many cancer patients. Bromocriptinemay benefit cancer patients in more than one way.Prolactin is spontaneously overly secreted in some lung cancer patients.This excess secretion causes breast tenderness and enlargement. Premarin maycause breast tenderness and breast enlargement in men, but this effect ismediated by way of prolactin. If prolactin is blocked with bromocriptine,estrogen may be employed for its immune enhancing effects without fear offeminizing or prolactogenic effects in either sex.A cell population, the somatomammatrophs, in the master gland, thehypophysis, has a pleuripotential capability to secrete either prolactin, orsomatotropin, or both. The relative ratio of the production and secretion ofthese two hormones appears to have frequent marked clinical consequences.In old age and cancer, somatomammatrophs secrete mostly prolactin. Prolactinis the hormone secreted in pregnancy. It helps establish a state where themother's immune system tolerates the progressive growth of the baby.Somatotropin is the trophic (nourishing) hormone of the thymus gland, themaster gland of immunity.Loss of somatotropin secretion leads to loss of physical strength andstamina. There is an actual decrease in muscle mass. Patients get flabby andindolent. Their sense of well being may be very seriously compromised byweakness and loss of stamina.Based on extensive observation of strength and energy restoration in cancerand autoimmune patients, bromocriptine is capable of restoring the youthfulratio of bromocriptine / prolactin secretion, providing in cancer patients areturn of the lost vigor of months or even years earlier. Not surprisingfrom the known effects of bromocriptine as a stimulant of growth hormonesecretion, objective evidence of improved surface labeling (maturation) oflymphocytes is frequently observed in cancer patients to whom bromocriptineis prescribed.CD2, CD3, CD4 (helper cells) and CD56 (natural killer cells) frequentlyincrease.A pharmacological effect of bromocriptine seems to be a reprogramming ofhormone assembly lines inside the somatomammotroph. These hormone assemblylines, which are capable of assembling either prolactin or somatotropin,require a conversion time from prolactin to somatotropin of one to eightweeks, typically 1 1/2 weeks (10 days) to a month (30 days). In many veryweak cancer patients, the Center encourages a clinical trial ofbromocriptine lasting two months, as a typical experience of no benefit at10 days frequently converts to significant benefit by 8 weeks.Bromocriptine is begun slowly. The worst common side effects ofbromocriptine are light headedness with standing (orthostatic hypotension)and nausea. Either of these symptoms, if present, usually resolvesspontaneously within three or four days. » Pharmacological Dose Vitamin C and Interrupted Oral BromocriptineThe use of ascorbic acid mixture as an immune stimulant was discussedearlier. Bromocriptine was discussed immediately above.So why do we here discuss these two agents in combination? The reason isthat some combinations exhibit characteristics not noted with either agentalone. Such a cooperative effect is known in pharmacology as "synergy".A perceived synergy of the ascorbate / bromocriptine was recognized in thelate 1980's at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson,Mississippi, where patients placed on high dose vitamin C and bromocriptineexperienced improvement in strength and stamina much greater than that notedwith either agent alone. This was perceived as a possible major advance.In quality of life analyses of subjectively perceived problems in advancedcancer patients, the three worst problems a a.. loss of physical strength b.. pain c.. loss of staminaDeficits of strength and stamina, as perceived by the patients, are usuallynot addressed by the conventional physician, and there is no standard ofcare intervention for these problems. Patients are, however, pleased if thephysician or his staff exhibits sufficient concern to define the extent ofthese problems, and possess sufficient therapeutic knowledge that thesesymptoms may be successfully treated. It is essential to remember the delayto effective of 1 to 8 weeks onset described in "bromocriptine" applieshere. "Ilena Rose" wrote in messagenews:0k1rg2h53srfu98c9cui1e[email protected] ax.com...http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/09/16/hscout534996.html Teenage Cancer Patient Seems Better Even After Discontinuing Chemo A month after he won a court battle to discontinue chemotherapy as part of his cancer treatment, 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix says he's feeling fine and has "a tremendous boost of energy." The Associated Press reports that Cherrix, a Virginia resident with Hodgkins disease, which attacks the lymphatic system, appears to be improving since a court ruled in his favor in August and allowed him to pursue alternative therapies. Cherrix had been taking an alternative organic diet and herbal supplements from Mexico to treat the disease, but neither he nor his parents would comment Friday on what medicines he was now taking, the wire service reported. "His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and stamina," the A.P. quotes Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in Greenwood, as saying. Cherrix and his parents had endured a series of court battles over his desire to discontinue chemotherapy. He claimed the chemo made him nauseated and weak. At one point in July, a Virginia judge had ordered the teenager to report to a local hospital to resume chemotherapy treatment, but that order was overturned in August. ----- http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4191267.html Sept. 15, 2006, 11:09PM Dr.: Va. teen cancer patient improving By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press Writer © 2006 The Associated Press GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Virginia teenage cancer patient appears to be improving less than a month after he won a court fight to forgo chemotherapy and seek alternative treatments, his doctor said Friday. "His tumor is shrinking very nicely and he's gaining energy and stamina," said Dr. Arnold Smith, medical director and radiation oncologist at the North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center in Greenwood. It was the first update on 16-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix's condition since his family was allowed to pursue alternative treatments in his battle with Hodgkin's disease. Neither Cherrix or his doctor would discuss specifics about the treatment, but the teen's father said chemotherapy was not part of the treatment plan. The teen was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system that is considered treatable in its early stages. He said he was so debilitated by three months of chemotherapy that he declined a second, more intensive round early this year. He has said he thought it would kill him. His then-oncologist alerted social services officials when the teen chose instead to go on a sugar-free, organic diet and use an alternative herbal liquid treatment called the Hoxsey tonic. The treatment was banned in the United States in 1960. Cherrix, dressed in bluejeans, a button-down shirt and a baseball cap that read: "Victory shall be mine," said he's feeling excellent. "This treatment has been working for me," he said. "I've had a tremendous boost of energy." The teen's family has leased a house in Greenwood but his mother and younger brother remain on Chincogeague Island in Virginia. ___ On the Net: Abraham Cherrix: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com Dr. Arnold Smith: http://www.cancernet.com/ http://www.breastImplantAwareness.org/blog.htm#Abraham
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Old September 19th 06, 08:01 AM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
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vakker wrote:

If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


Easy - read this:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/20...x_its_over.php

He's not getting a magic potion this time, but treatment that could
actually work, although it's not the recommended optimal treatment. And
odd enough, it's a treatment that has serious side effects. I can
imagine why the Cherrix family doesn't want to comment on that - first
they go to court because Abraham doesn't want treatment with serious
side effects and then they go for treatment with serious side effect.
Basically, they wasted everybody’s time, mostly Abraham's, and I think
they know it.
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Old September 19th 06, 07:34 PM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
Jan Drew
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"JohnDoe" wrote in message
. ..
vakker wrote:

If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran
will try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked
in? Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid
getting better?


Note how Johnboy aswers for Peter Moran.

Easy - read this:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/20...x_its_over.php


By Orac. lol. Orac has a history here of covering for his buddy. Also--he
cannot answer for his lies.

From his site:

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble pseudonymous surgeon/scientist with an
ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually
give a rodent's posterior about his miscellaneous verbal meanderings, but
just barely small enough to admit to himself that few will.

If this new oncologist truly believes that Abraham can be cured with the
Hoxsey therapy, he's gone pretty far off the rails of his profession

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute.

[very telling, I don't supposed Johnboy would like to show that this is
*organized medicine*, or the truth about
NCI]

I suppose that this settlement is about the best that could be hoped for,
given Abraham's age and tenacity. It wouldn't have been practical to tie him
down and force him to undergo chemotherapy, and, given the immunosuppression
that the chemotherapy would cause, any injury he might suffer resisting
could have dire consequences. Sadly, this decision won't save Abraham's
life, nor will it get him to see reality. Abraham's invested far too much in
his quest now to easily be persuaded that he's made a huge mistake

[Orac thinks he knows what wll save Abraham's life]

Through all this, I had continued to hope against hope that Abraham would
sooner or later realize the mistake he is making, but it's become quite
clear that he won't and that he still thinks that he can beat his tumor
using the Hoxsey therapy and whatever other stuff his new radiation
oncologist plans on giving him. All I can do now is to wish him the best of
luck with his cancer and the best of times during the little time he has
left to live in this mortal coil--and hope that I'm wrong.

It's very unlikely that I am, though.

[I wonder if Orac has watched the Hoxsey video??]

This is actually a perfect human experiment:

1. If young Abraham does die, then it greatly supports Orac's
hypothesis.(chemo good, woo bad)

2. If young Abraham recovers, then it greatly undermines Orac's hypothesis.

Why all the handwringing? Just let it play out. Abraham, his parents, the
court, the child protective agencies, Dr. Smith should have their answer in
a year or so on whether they took appropriate action or irresponsible
neglectful action.

In fact, if young Abraham survives and thrives, Orac should be the first to
admit that his hysteria was ill-founded.

Posted by: Martin Ballzer | August 17, 2006 12:53 PM




He's not getting a magic potion this time, but treatment that could
actually work, although it's not the recommended optimal treatment. And
odd enough, it's a treatment that has serious side effects.


And the side effects of Chemo and radiation?

I can
imagine why the Cherrix family doesn't want to comment on that - first
they go to court because Abraham doesn't want treatment with serious side
effects and then they go for treatment with serious side effect.
Basically, they wasted everybody’s time, mostly Abraham's, and I think
they know it.


Of course you do.

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Old September 19th 06, 07:46 PM posted to misc.headlines,misc.kids.health,misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine
Mark Probert
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JohnDoe wrote:
vakker wrote:

If Abraham Cherrix becomes completely well what will all the naysayers do
and say? How will they try to make it insignificant? I wonder how Moran will
try to poo poo poo it away? Spontaneous remission? The chemo kicked in?
Wrong diagnosis to begin with? A miracle? Peter, how is this kid getting
better?


Easy - read this:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/20...x_its_over.php

He's not getting a magic potion this time, but treatment that could
actually work, although it's not the recommended optimal treatment. And
odd enough, it's a treatment that has serious side effects. I can
imagine why the Cherrix family doesn't want to comment on that - first
they go to court because Abraham doesn't want treatment with serious
side effects and then they go for treatment with serious side effect.
Basically, they wasted everybody's time, mostly Abraham's, and I think
they know it.


Excellent points by Orac. If Abraham survives, as all hope he does, I
know that the AltNuts will claim it was due to the HOAXsey treatment,
when, actually, Abraham is likely receiving radiation and the
immunotherapy that Orac describes.

 




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