What is Ipt, Chemo Infused With Insulin. Any Info?

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What is Ipt, Chemo Infused With Insulin. Any Info?

by Auzzierun on Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:00 AM

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My father has Esophageal Cancer. 5 ysrs ago we had it beat after he went through 8wks of microwave and low dose radiation treatment. Now it is back. He went through a new set of chemo and radiation treatments but instead of the good results that we had last time, we have been told it has now spread to his lungs and along the spine. His Alt dr that he has been seeing all along told us that the only thing that may work is a chemo that is fused with insulin that will travel directly to the tumors (cancer loves sugar). I can not find anything about this procedure on the net, if you know anything about this please send me the info. My Dad has always eaten very healthy and has never smoked. He is taking Thymus, high doses of C, along with a super greens food in juice 3xs a day. We have started fresh juicing of carrots, grapes, beets and red cabage that we give him several times a day. oh and lots of prayers and positive thoughts. Lorraine C.

Ipt

by Carol_B_1 on Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:00 AM

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Lorraine: If you look in the message board under Alternative Treatments you will find a discussion that I had with a gentleman named David about a year ago regarding IPT. I have not pursued it to date, but keep it in mind if I feel I am at that point. Drs. generally are not in favor of IPT, but we all need to be our own advocates and do what we feel is right for us. Carol

Ipt Sites on The Net

by Kish_N on Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Lorraine Here are a few sites on the net regarding IPT: http://www.cancure.org/insulin_potentiation_therapy.htm - This gives a good overview of IPT. www.iptg.com - Here you can get list of doctors practicing IPT. www.heatkillscancer.com - This one is run by Dr. Shantha in Atlanta, Ga. I hope this helps you. Good Luck. Kish N.

IPT

by Auzzierun on Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:00 AM

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Thank you Carol. My Dad has started IPT in Arizona. He has only had 4 treatments so far, 1 per week. In addition to the IPT he is receiving bags of immune boost which has made a big difference. After each IPT they do a detox to flush the chemo so that it does not do further damage to his immune system which was destroyed with regular doses of chemo in March 2004. The scopes have shown slight improvements. It will require several more weeks of treatment to see more improvements. I learned that they give Insulin to lower the blood sugar, than do a drip of Chemo that is infused with sugar while the blood sugar is lowered, with the cancer deprived of sugar, the sugar-chemo travels straight to the tumor. Before the IPT he could not speak and now there is some vocal cords freed and he is now talking again. His concentration is also much better.

Dr. Shantha and Ipt

by Chipc on Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:00 AM

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I posted the following in another forum: I am still highly interested in Dr. Shantha but have put the issue of his therapy on hold temporarily because: 1. I received virtually no response to my original query 2. The cancer victim whose involvement with Dr. Shantha led me to raise the questions has died. I can only say that I was highly unimpressed with this whole operation. The patient began the therapy and continued with it through several stages but had to withdraw for lack of funds. (The price quoted was $25,000). There was never any evidence that the therapy did any good. Of course, Dr. Shantha will claim that obviously the therapy could not work if it were not completed. The most riveting memory I have from this affair is when the patient told me that, after she had raised the issue of her lack of funds, Dr. Shantha's staff recommended that she sell her house in order to be able to continue with the therapy! This suggestion, to a mother of several children and modest middle class financial resources. You must draw your own conclusions from the above. I fully understand the probable desperation that led you to Dr. Shantha. But I would look long and hard--and with healthy scepticism--at his claims. Above all, press him for solid information on the actual number of patients who have benefited. And keep searching for information on the Web and elsewhere.
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