Would anyone buy a car knowing there is only a five percent chance it will work. For stage four pancreatic cancer patients doing chemotherapy or any treatments delivered by orthodox oncologists is like buying an expensive car guaranteed not to work.

There are many possibilities for treatment that would raise the chance of death from absolute certainty to something more hopeful. Taking magnesium, antioxidants selenium, vitamins C and E, taking bicarbonate and getting plenty of sun make sense because all of these help people avoid pancreatic cancer. Agents that reduce cancer incidence are better to employ than agents that increase cancer incidence, which chemotherapy does.

According to Hwyda Arafat, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, found that found that thymoquinone, an extract of nigella sativa seed oil, blocked pancreatic cancer cell growth and killed cells by enhancing programmed cell death. Previous studies also have shown anticancer activity in prostate and colon cancers, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Using a human pancreatic cancer cell line, she and her team found that adding thymoquinone killed approximately 80 percent of the cancer cells.

Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary approach involves helping patients get in the best mental and physical shape to battle cancer treatment. Their treatment sequencing  includes looking at the entire patient and addressing their weight loss, malnourishment, jaundice, depression and other medical problems at diagnosis. Yet their motive to boosting patients’ health is to help them endure the harsh treatments.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which specializes in pancreatic cancer compared patients with pancreatic tumors from people who had low survival rates, with patients long-term survivors (average survival of six years) and noticed that long-term survivors had nearly 12 times the number of immune cells called T cells inside them. My recommendation would be Natural Immuno-Oncology.

Curcumin, the natural yellow pigment in the spice turmeric does seem to help some patients with pancreatic cancer, and most importantly, there appears to be little downside like most natural treatments. No curcumin related toxic effects were observed in up to doses of eight grams per day.

Facing almost certain death it is better to take one’s chances with many non-threatening options that increase immune system strength. And without doubt, like for all cancers, the body should be flooded with bicarbonates, which will make the most resistant cancer cells deep inside of tumors more vulnerable to all other treatment.

There are rare pancreatic cancer survivor known as “extraordinary responders,” who have dramatic response to chemotherapy and have their tumors completely disappear, so we know it is possible to cure pancreatic cancer.

Chronic metabolic acidosis primarily affects two alkaline digestive glands, the liver, and the pancreas, which produce alkaline bile and pancreatic juice with a large amounts of bicarbonate. Even small acidic alterations in the bile and pancreatic juice pH can lead to serious biochemical/biomechanical changes. The pancreatic digestive enzymes require an alkaline milieu for proper function, and lowering the pH disables their activity.[1] Here we are at the beginning of digestive orders and even of cancer. This can be easily reversed with bicarbonates and suggests why magnesium bicarbonate in particular, and sodium and potassium bicarbonates should be used in all pancreatic cancer treatments.

[1] Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. Peter Melamed and Felix Melamed