Friday, January 16, 2015

Does It Work? One Case I Found That Did.

To find out more about naturopathic treatments I did some research. I came across a recent event about a Nick Wilkins, a boy in Virginia who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four. At age fourteen Wilkins had gone through chemotherapy, radiation treatments and a bone marrow transplant from his sister. Their family was running out of options and the cancer just kept coming back from remission. Then his father discussed with him about an experimental treatment at University of Pennsylvania. A couple of months later he traveled to Pennsylvania where he had begun treatment. With him realizing that he could potentially pass he stayed calm and collected. Instead of treating his cancer other with poisons like chemotherapy and radiation, the Philadelphia doctors showed his own immune cells (T-cells) to become more active and capable of killing the cancer on its own. Two months later he was free of cancerous cells, and has been for the last six months. The personal cell therapy had worked. Twenty-one children were part of the experiment along with Wilkins, and eighteen of them were when into complete remission. That’s an eighty-five percent success rate. The Pennsylvania doctors released what they learned at the American Society of Hematology meeting in December 2014. At the meeting Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York and the National Cancer Institute announcing results with their treatment similar to the one done to the participants at the University.

Since, scientists at the University since have tried the therapy out in 37 adults with leukemia, and 12 went into complete remission. Eight others went into partial remission. So one thing I have come to a conclusion on this article is that the treatment has a better success rate on younger people rather than adults. Reading this story gave me hope and I am grateful for the people that risked their life with this treatment. I hope they are all doing well with their treatments.  

1 comment:

  1. Is this form of curing cancer less expensive? Its great to know that people are developing new ways of cureing cancer, and that they are having a higher success rate.I have tons of questions for this, what exactly are they doing? what are the side effects, short term and long term.