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qaQ & A With Dr. Michael Wald

1. True or False: The BRCA gene I and II are tumor suppressor genes?

ANSWER. BRCA (BReast Cancer Susceptibility genes) I and II are tumor suppressor genes relating to breast and ovarian cancer.

2. Most women with breast cancer have problems with either the BRCA I and II gene?

ANSWER. False. Most women with breast and ovarian cancer are not positive for BRCA gene problems. However, problems with these genes greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

3. True or False: One of the reasons why it is thought that intravenous vitamin C can kill a variety of cancer cells including, breast, ovarian and lymphoma cells, is due to the formation of hydrogen peroxide?

ANSWER. True. Hydrogen peroxide is produced by intravenous vitamin C, and NOT oral vitamin C, and promotes apoptosis (cancer cell death).

4. Based on scientific evidence, intravenous vitamin C, when used correctly, is undoubtedly the most effective natural chemotherapy?

ANSWER. Yes. Intravenous vitamin C has proven cancer killing effects in a variety of cancers. And vitamin C does NOT affect normal cells.

5. There is a single best vitamin/mineral or herb for all cancers; either for prevention or treatment?

ANSWER. Absolutely not. Nutrients should be recommended based on the type of cancer, the health history of the person, their specific nutritional imbalances based on lab testing and the desire outcome of the natural therapies and response to standard and natural therapies.

6. Modified citrus pectin (MCT), a plant polysaccharide, has proven effects on reducing cancer spread or metastasis in the body?

ANSWER. Yes. MCT reduces blood vessel and lymphatic vessel permeability reducing the spread or traveling of cancer cells throughout the body.

7. Nutritional synergism, combining nutrients in specific ways, can increase cancer fighting effects while simultaneously reducing the necessary dose to get this effect?

ANSWER. Yes, for example: Vitamin A taken with activated vitamin D called 1, 25-D3 works far more effectively for cancer killing than either of these two supplements taken alone.

8. True or False: The preponderance of medical evidence suggests that antioxidants should not be taken by those receiving chemotherapy?

ANSWER. False. In fact, most medical evidence suggests a synergistic or helpful effect of taking the correct dose of antioxidant based on patient needs along with a variety of chemotherapy agents as well as radiation.

9. True or False: Oncologists, cancer doctors, are the best physicians to speak with regarding your concerns of the positive and negative effects of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment.

ANSWER. False. Unfortunately, oncologists receive virtually no training in the use of nutrition along with various oncology treatments. A certified clinical nutritionist and/or board certified doctor with special study and focus in nutrition combined with, or used separately from, radiation and chemotherapy should be consulted.

– Dr. Michael Wald, Brain-Energy Blast