Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Cure

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Jimmy Carter’s cancer cure has been a breakthrough and godsend for many people expected to negotiate this terrible disease. The big difference is his treatment was successful without the use of traditional and nauseating chemotherapy.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death behind heart disease. That’s more than 1600 Americans every day. If you ever watched a friend or family go through chemotherapy, you know how awful and sickening that can be. Worse yet, some doctors use chemotherapy for certain cancers which never have responded to that treatment.

Trying to find research that shows if chemotherapy works or not is difficult. We know that 97% of all patients who receive this treatment are deceased in less than five years. But, simple studies comparing those treated versus those who are not to evaluate if life is extended cannot be found. Yet, most oncologists want to inject this into you and tell you its the only way.

Earlier this year, 91 year old Jimmy Carter announced his cancer cure after using new immune boosting medications. He was suffering from metastatic(spreading) melanoma to his brain and liver. Jimmy Carter was given a combination of Keytruda, surgery, and radiation therapy to send his cancer into remission.

“These drugs work by tearing down defenses tumors erect against immune cell eradication.(1)” This Life Extension article mentions three approved immune drugs also called check point inhibitors: Yervoy, Opdivo and Keytruda. In the past, cancers with multiple gene mutations were more difficult to treat. With these new drugs, it is multiple mutations that respond most favorably. The article points out another study that injected the immune drug interleukin-2 directly into cancer tumors. All 11 patients in the study responded with a complete absence of malignant cells in a compete srinkage of the tumor.

In terms of treating breast cancer, a similar protocol called photodynamic immunotherapy was used. It begins with sending a photosensitizing agent to the tumor. This enables the immune system to mount a response. Survival rates of these 15 women was similar or exceeded conventional methods. Except in this case, there was no mastectomy, no radiation, no chemotherapy and no serious side effects. For more information about this therapy, call the Strategic Cancer Alliance at 1-610-628-3419.

In conclusion, not everyone responds as well as Jimmy Carter. But, the architecture for treating cancer is clearly changing. Rather than kill the cells, the medications augment your immune response. In this case, we have some studies that actually show results. Now you have a choice and can ask your oncologist about this new immunotherapy. Finally, a new day has arrived for cancer treatment and survival rates.

(1) Life Extension Mag 2016 June “Immune-Modulating Cancer Drugs” Vol.22, No.6 p84-92.

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Study Finds Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Effective for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Alexandria, VA, January 31, 2000 – Recent findings from a randomized controlled clinical trial suggest that a combination of manual physical therapy and supervised exercise may be a cost-effective way to delay or prevent the need for surgical intervention for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

In a study entitled “Effectiveness of Manual Therapy and Exercise in Osteoarthritis of the Knee,” published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at Brooke Army Medical Center In Fort Sam Houston, Texas, found that a combination of manual physical therapy and supervised exercise by physical therapists is more effective than no treatment in improving walking distance and decreasing pain, dysfunction, and stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Such treatment may also defer or decrease the need for surgical interventions.

“Arthritis is a degenerative disease of the cartilage and bone that results in pain and stiffness in the affected joint,” said APTA President Jan K. Richardson, PT, PhD, OCS. “There is no cure for arthritis, but physical therapy can make living with arthritis easier and less painful.”

In the study, patients assigned randomly to a treatment group received manual therapy treatment techniques such as joint and spinal mobilization/manipulation, muscle stretching, and soft-tissue mobilization, as indicated by the physical therapist’s examination of each individual. The group also performed a knee exercise program consisting of active range-of-motion exercises for the hip and knee, muscle stretching for the lower limbs, and riding a stationary bike. Exercised were also done at home. The placebo group received treatment by the physical therapist that consisted of subtherapeutic ultrasound for 10 minutes. The physical therapy sessions lasted approximately 30 minutes for both groups. Both groups were treated twice weekly for four weeks, for a total of eight clinical treatments. Outcomes of treatment were determined by scores on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and distance covered during a timed 6-minute walk test.

The study found that patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who were treated with manual physical therapy and exercise experienced clinically and statistically significant improvements in self-perceptions of pain, stiffness, and functional ability in addition to improvements in distance walked in six minutes. The beneficial effects of treatment persisted at a post-treatment retest four weeks later and again after one year. The study also found that, one year later, there were fewer knee replacement surgeries in the treatment group.

“Many patients with osteoarthritis typically receive very little physical therapy before undergoing total joint replacement,” said Richardson. “Because short-term physical therapy can decrease pain and stiffness and increase functional capacity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy represents a cost-effective way to improve patient function.”