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Sandra
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Mar-10-07, 08:40 PM (PST)
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"Any doctor should be able to prescribe DCA!"
 
According to Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, DABSM, Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Manitoba; Site Director of Respiratory Medicine, St Boniface General Hospital, CANCER IS A KNOWN CAUSE OF TYPE B1 LACTIC ACIDOSIS. In this article, ONE OF THE KNOWN TREATMENTS OF THIS IS DCA.

Therefore, any and all doctors should be able to prescribe DCA to treat the lactic acidosis present in a cancer patient!

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1253.htm


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Diana
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Mar-10-07, 11:32 PM (PST)
 
1. "RE: Any doctor should be able to prescribe DCA(diabetes"
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Extremely interesting article and it seems DCA should be used almost everything...is that what it means? Can this used for Diabetes? d


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Sandra
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Mar-11-07, 07:56 AM (PST)
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2. "RE: Any doctor should be able to prescribe DCA(diabetes"
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Thanks, Diana, but what I mean for you to see, is that DCA can be prescribed to a cancer patient - any doctor can prescribe it. THE SEARCH FOR DOCTORS IS OVER. Why? Because cancer patients also have lactic acidosis, and this article shows that DCA is used to treat the specific kind of lactic acidosis that cancer patients have, namely Type B1. People should print the article off, highlight the area under "Cinical" where it mentions the cause of Type B1 as 'cancer'. And highlight under "Treatment" where it mentions DCA as being a treatment. With this information, a cancer patient should be able to get their doctor to prescribe DCA for them.


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caroline
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Jul-19-07, 05:21 PM (PST)
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3. "RE: Any doctor should be able to prescribe DCA(diabetes"
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   I'm new to this board but just read the article and read your suggestion.

In the article, it seems to say that DCA by I.V. administration is useless for treating lactic acidosis. In the referenced Medline article, there was no improvement in mortality rate for patients who received IV DCA. I don't think a physician would be treating lactic acidosis with DCA (especially orally because that has not even been studied).

I think we're better off requesting prescriptions based on "this is a last resort possible cancer treatment".


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Sandra
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Jul-19-07, 06:01 PM (PST)
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4. "RE: Any doctor should be able to prescribe DCA(diabetes"
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Hi Caroline,

Please let me explain... The primary medical use of DCA over the past 30 years has been against lactic acidosis. I was trying to find a way to link that to cancer, in order to make it less controversial for physicians to prescribe it (to prescribe for metabolic reasons, rather than cancer). Why is it controversial? I read somewhere that cancer is a 700 billion dollar industry. In light of this, it makes sense that the FDA would shut down production of something as cheap as DCA.

Take care,
Sandra


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