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Bladder Cancer

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Non-standard treatment options

Raw (uncooked) broccoli:
In this study of 239 bladder cancer patients…intake of raw cruciferous vegetables was significantly associated with reduced disease-specific (57% reduction) and overall mortality (43% reduction), a result largely driven by raw broccoli intake. The reduction was observed with consumption of at least one serving raw broccoli per month (average intake 3.9 servings/month), indicating the feasibility of this type of diet intervention strategy. Our findings are consistent with experimental evidence demonstrating that isothiocyanate exposure, as measured by urinary metabolite concentrations, is three to four fold higher in individuals after consumption of raw compared with cooked broccoli.

Hedyotis Diffusa

An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat certain medical problems. It has been used to boost the immune system and may have anticancer effects – National Cancer Institute.

Hedyotis diffusa plus Scutellaria barbata is a natural anticancer herb-pair and has less toxicity in normal cells. However, the detailed anticancer effect of it in bladder cancer and the underlying mechanisms are not well known. In the present study, our results demonstrated the inhibition of bladder cancer cell growth by the herb-pair and revealed that it induces cell apoptosis [programmed cell death]. (read study).

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