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Old Wed Jan 27, 2010, 01:05 PM
Vince R Vince R is offline
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Question mistletoe theraphy

I have been checking out.
Many German Doctors in germany use this to treat many types of cancers.
They use mistletoe extract mixed with low doses of Chemo, with IV drip
Has anyone heard of this???????
I have found a doctor in Tronto, Canada who uses theis theraphy.
And only one place in the US which is in Michagan.
Please let me know
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Old Wed Jan 27, 2010, 02:32 PM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Mistletoe - Iscador

Hi Vince,
In Sweden many cancer patients try Icador (mistletoe) for different types of cancer. As far as I understand nobody has been able to show any positive result in studies . When I look at internet I read that Iscador is immunemodulating like for example echinacea and that type of drugs are not recommended for patients with diseases like MDS since they can increase the risk of leukemia.

Did you read what Peter wrote in this thread some weeks ago about Astragalus?
Kind regards
70 yo, dx MDS Interm-1 May 2006, transfusion dependent, Desferal and Exjade for iron overload, Neupogen for low WBCs, asymptomatic
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Old Wed Jan 27, 2010, 07:56 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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Originally Posted by Birgitta-A View Post
Did you read what Peter wrote in this thread some weeks ago about Astragalus?
Here is a link to that thread: Chinese herbal medicine
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