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Poison Ivy Can Cure Cancer! [Jun. 19th, 2008|03:03 pm]
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I won't be nearly so annoyed next time I get poison ivy.

From the US News and World Report article, Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma:

"Research shows several instances when a patient's own immune system kicked in to oust a cancer even without help from sophisticated new technologies. Dr. Vijay Trisal, assistant professor of surgical oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif., recounted two such cases: One, a woman whose melanoma had spread to her lungs, brain and other parts of her body, was stung by a bee and subsequently recovered not only from the bee sting but also from the cancer. Two, a man with advanced melanoma who stepped into a poison ivy patch and experienced a similar recovery."

Seems to me that maybe just triggering someone's histamine system might do the trick.
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[User Picture]From: oriori1
2008-06-19 09:17 pm (UTC)
if that's the case then by now not only am i immune to cancer, but probably several other ailments too.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-06-19 09:33 pm (UTC)
I think you have to get the poison ivy (or stung by a bee) while you have the cancer. It's not a preventative. You also have to have the right cancer and the right special cells ready to multiply.

But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you are immune. Maybe a history of bee stings and bad poison ivy rashes are why some people don't get cancer. I hope so. Then everyone could come help me pull out all the poison ivy that's growing on my land and help me relocate the bees nest that's out there to a better spot and then we'd all live forever.
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2008-06-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
:-)
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2008-06-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2008-06-20 07:42 pm (UTC)
Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-06-21 01:36 pm (UTC)
God. Like it's not bad enough to have cancer, then you get stung by bees and you get poison ivy. Seems llike a very tenuous cause/effect connection. But, like oriori1, I hope that my PI misery has made me immune to teh cancer. It must have one SOMETHING good, besides build character. Also, oriori1's icon made me laugh.
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