A good friend's mother, age 70, is currently suffering from AML, for about half a year, and already survived 4 rounds of chemo (sadly, I only heard about it recently). She is not currently on chemo and decided to stay off it now by herself (the standard treatment seems to be 3 rounds although this is not expected to be usually enough for remission with patients above age 65). So far, I have recommended her the LEF protocol: http://www.lef.org/p...leukemia_01.htm along with lefcancer.org. She is currently taking the standard things most documented as effective against AML in studies, which are:
Super Bio-Curcumin (i.e. the most bioavailable form of curcumin), at least 800 mg twice a day
High-dose Vitamin D3
90% ECGC Green Tea extract
Red Yeast Rice (instead of a statin, to keep Ras-oncogene expression down)
I also already recommended high-dose Vitamin A and soy. I also know and am thinking about methyl jasmonate, but costs and EU customs risks may pose problems. The dosage is somewhat a cost factor, but she is some weeks into the treatment and is feeling and doing much better.
If anyone can make additional recommendations for effective and proven AML-specific treatment options in this thread (other than standard chemo), it will be much appreciated. Thank you.
PS: I do recall promyelocytic leukemia (PML) bodies, which play a role in acute leukemia, to be interacting with telomeres and related to (alternative) telomere elongation. If anyone knows about therapeutic aspects related directly to PML-telomere conncetion, or of available nutrients interacting with telomeres or PML bodies (more detailed than curcumin being a telomerase inhibitor, which I'm aware of), please post, I'd also be interested in that.
Edited by Mixter, 10 October 2009 - 05:15 PM.