Unfortunately, we just don't seem to see responses in Sarcomas to DCA.
This page is to help people with sarcomas and maybe provide some ideas on treatments.
Nutritional Intervention With Omega3 Fatty Acids in a Case of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Lungs is a paper on a remarkable remission of a sarcoma using a diet heavy in DHA fish oil.
Coley's toxins (wiki, - and - 2ndop) are reported to be effective against sarcomas. The CHIPSA/Gerson clinic in Mexico uses Coley's toxins. A Canadian company makes it: MBVax Bioscience.
I received this email on 14 March 2008 from Michael, whose father died of sarcoma: "You might be interested to know that the final thing he tried appeared to be working (on his sarcoma) whereas no previous treatment had any effect (radiation, chemo, chinese medicine, or DCA). It was called photo-dynamic therapy, which appeared to cause a swelling in the tumor after the application. The tumor was in his lymph nodes as well as the spine, and after application we saw an enormous swelling in the lymph nodes in his neck. However, in his case, the tumor was also pressing onto the spinal cord nerve which controlled breathing, and he eventually was unable to breathe properly. "
Extracts From Reishi Mushroom And Green Tea Shows Synergistic Effect To Slow Sarcoma (if link broken, click here)
Disappearance of Ewing's sarcoma following bacterial infection : A case report
I hear too that early clinical work using betulinic acid is very promising for sarcoma. "betulinic acid seems to be a potent inhibitor of sarcoma growth in vitro and in vivo." from an email I received by a European doctor.
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Acemannan is the primary carbohydrate found in aloe vera. It is reported to be a potent macrophage stimulator. Acemannan is used in veterinary work to treat fibrosarcoma. Papers exist to show it works against sarcoma too.
Activation of a mouse macrophage cell line by acemannan: The major carbohydrate fraction from Aloe vera gel ---- full paper link ---
Decreased mortality of Norman murine sarcoma in mice treated with the immunomodulator, Acemannan.
Got HIV? Acemannan may be worth trying. See:
Pilot study of the effect of acemannan in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.
(on feline disease)
Plant-Derived Leading Compounds for Chemotherapy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial of Acemannan in Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease
In that paper they say acemannan did not stop the drop in CD4.
However... this restores the CD4/CD8 ratio:
The herbal medicine Sho-saiko-to selectively inhibits CD8+ T-cell proliferation.