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Old 01-25-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Smile Capsaicin's Effect on Cancer

After wondering if the red hot chili pepper I eat everyday had anything to do with ever-present neuropathy, I researched it and found that capsaicin, the scientific name for hot peppers, actually has quite the opposite effect. It seems that in certain situations, capsaicin actually caused the tumor cells to commit suicide, particularly in pancreatic and prostate cancers, and has been used as an anti-inflammatory as well as pain patches. Spoke to oncologist about it this morning and confirmed its well-being attributes. Anyone use it regularly?

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: Capsaicin's Effect on Cancer

Hi Karen
I've not used this myself but have a friend who swears by it for almost any ailment! I believe it is also supposed to down regulate her 2 which has got to be good! Not sure how much you need for a 'therapeutic ' effect but My friend takes a small amount each day.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: Capsaicin's Effect on Cancer

hi Karen
How do you eat it?You use the sauce or actually eat a red hot chili pepper?
By the way, my appt is next Thursday
Eileen's history her2+, er+,pr-, Pk13 mutation
Feb 2017. Herceptin and perjeta ..still ned
Oct 2015 dendritic cell vaccine university of Pennsylvania..6 weekly injections...boosters every 3 months
July 2015 stopped weekly taxol (2.5 years of weekly taxol) still on herceptin perjeta every 3 weeks..still ned
Jun 2014 liver ablation of 1 liver tumor..now ned
Jun 28, 2013 ca15-3 24, cea 3.8... Pet scan showed 2 liver tumors with intensity of 2.7 and 2.5 (11/13 intensity was 8.0)
Jan 2013 herceptin, perjeta every 3weeks, taxol weekly
Jan 2013 MRI showed 3 liver tumors doubled in size ca-15 is 55 end of month 71, cea 7
Dec 2012. Pet scan showed single liver nodule, having MRI liver on dec18th...MRI liver 3tumors... on herceptin, tykerb , fulvestrant ca-15-3 is 42
Sept 2012 ca-15 went from 85 to 35, pet scan showed decrease
May 2012 herceptin every 3 weeks, 1500 tykerb daily (6pills) and fulvestrant every 3 wks
May 2012 herceptin stopped working ca-15 is 85
Sept 2011 started herceptin every 3 wks and femara daily..mets to liver. Bone and lymph nodes
2011 liver mets...all samples from 2001 and 2010 reviewed...her2 positive, fish 5.4. Er positive, prog neg. Stage 4 breast ca...never was lung cancer
2010 16 weeks of chemotherapy for lung cancer (incorrect). Carboplatin and vinalbine...was actually breast ca mets
2010 misdiagnosed with lung cancer ..2cm tumor removed..lower right lobe removed
2001-2006 tamoxifen
2001. Ductal ca. Rt mastectomy
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