Silver Kills Lung Cancer Cells and Slows Lung Cancer Tumor Growth
In the past, I’ve written articles about clinical studies documenting the fact that silver kills or inhibits the growth of an astonishing array of cancers, including:
Ovarian cancer…liver cancer…colon cancer …breast cancer…neuroblastoma cancer… cervical cancer…leukemia (i.e., blood cancer) and even cancers that are resistant to chemotherapy drugs.
Now, it’s been demonstrated clinically that silver is also effective against lung cancer cells and tumors.
Below, you’ll find my brief synopses of two different clinical studies demonstrating that silver — in both the ionic and nanoparticle metallic forms — kills lung cancer cells in the test tube, and, in a real-life animal model, helps halt lung cancer tumor growth.
Here’s what your not being told anywhere else…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
In my book, Colloidal Silver and Cancer: a Surprising Look, I published the story of a colloidal silver advocate who claimed he witnessed colloidal silver heal several elderly people of lung cancer. He wrote:
“I am glad you requested the detailed info concerning the cancer cases I have seen driven into remission using colloidal silver.
Mr. Oden, Sr. is 85 years old and has smoked for 40 years. I knew his son who also worked as a chemist at the local U.S. Bureau of mines here in Albany, OR.
In about February of this year his son, Larry told me that his father has lung cancer and was given 6 months to live. He wanted some colloidal silver for him to take. He wanted some 20 ppm concentration, so I made him 4 pints of that concentration.
His mother administered it to his father at the rate of 3 tablespoons for 3 days before meals. Then the dose was reduced to 3 teaspoons before meals continuously for three months.
Within the first week of treatment Larry’s mother called and reported that ‘Dad is feeling better all over.’ Within the first month she reported that the intermittent pain he suffered from had decreased in intensity and increased in interval time between mild attacks.
Within the second month she reported that ‘he has lost all of the pain when he is not exerting himself, and then it is felt only slightly.’
There were X-Ray films available which showed the tumor with its ‘dendrites’ or arms reaching out before the silver treatment was begun. After the three months of treatment another X-Ray was taken. This time all that was visible was the tumor itself.
The MD simply diagnosed it as a benign tumor. However, in the last three months the tumor has grown from 19 mm to 25 mm. It is still considered to be benign.
Another 70 year old male with lung cancer who was taking radiation treatments was started on 5 ppm colloidal silver at three tablespoons per day for 3 days, then reduced the dose to 3 teaspoons per day.
Within about 3 weeks they determined using an MRI that the tumor was not only benign but it was completely gone!!! Before treatment was begun his voice was weak and near a whisper. After the treatment was over it was back to normal. — L.B.
These strictly anecdotal accounts got me to wondering if there had ever been any good clinical research conducted, demonstrating silver to be effective against lung cancer cells or tumors. And yes, sure enough, there has!
A Clinical Study You’ll Want to Know About
In this clinical study, titled “Effects Of Green-Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles On Lung Cancer Cells In Vitro And Grown As Xenograft Tumors In Vivo,” published in May 2016 in the International Journal of Nanomedicine, cancer researchers from Rutgers State University of New Jersey and the Guandong University of Technology in China combined forces to test silver nanoparticles against lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo.
That means they tested the silver against cancer cells in a lab environment, as well as against a cancer tumor in the body of a live animal.
For the in vivo (i.e., live animal) testing, the researchers used immune-deficient mice into which lung cancer tumor was grafted. In other words, the rats had very low immunity — which stacks the deck against any treatment — and part of a lung cancer tumor was grafted into the mouse, so the mouse would have lung cancer.
The researchers wrote:
“Unlike other metal nanoparticles, AgNPs (i.e., silver nanoparticles) are nontoxic to human body at a lower dosage.
…the applications of AgNPs have increased in cancer diagnosis and treatment, not only as attractive targeted drug delivery vehicles or probes for early cancer screening, but also as a promising therapeutic molecule by itself.
[In previous studies] AgNPs have shown potential cytotoxicity against various cancer cells such as lung cancer A549 cells, breast cancer MCF-7 cells, colon cancer HT29 cells, cervical cancer HeLa cells, and Dalton’s lymphoma ascites tumor.
…The present study was designed to explore the anticancer activities of our green-synthesized AgNPs in vitro and in vivo. These results further provide new approaches for treating lung cancer and other types of cancers by using silver-based nanoparticle therapies.
…AgNPs significantly suppressed the H1299 tumor growth in a xenograft severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mouse model. The results demonstrate the anticancer activities of AgNPs, suggesting that they may act as potential beneficial molecules in lung cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy, especially for early-stage intervention.
…Approximately, 50% of H1299 cells [i.e., lung cancer cells] died when treated with AgNPs at the concentrations between 5 and 8 µg/mL.”
To put it more succinctly for you, not only did the silver nanoparticles suppress the tumor growth in the immune-deficient mice, causing tumor growth to slow dramatically as the cancer cells died, but also a full 50% of the cancer cells tested in vitro (test tube) were killed at very low concentrations of silver (i.e., 8 ppm)!
Another Fascinating Lung Cancer Study
In another clinical study, this one published in the Archives of Toxicology in July 2011 and titled “Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in the Human Lung Cancer Cell Line, A549,” researchers discovered the means by which silver kills lung cancer cells and tumors.
They found that when a human lung cancer cell line was exposed to silver, reactive oxygen species (ROS) was produced resulting in mitochondrial damage to the cancer cells and “early apoptosis” (i.e., self-destruction of the cancer cell).
The researchers also discovered that if the cancer cells were then pre-treated with N-acetyl-cysteine (a modified form of the amino acid cysteine, known for its powerful antioxidant properties) there was less damage to the DNA of the cancer cells.
This indicates that a primary mode of effectiveness of silver nanoparticles against cancer cells is its ability to create reactive oxygen species in the presence of these cells, which in turn damages their DNA resulting in early cell death.
In other words, when the silver comes into contact with cancer cells, it begins to produce and throw off ROS (reactive oxygen species) which is similar to hydrogen peroxide. That ROS then weakens the cancer cell wall, and allows the silver to bust through the cancer cell itself, attaching to its DNA and causing the cell, essentially, to commit suicide.
The researchers wrote, in their typical forty-dollar science terms:
“…in the present study, we investigated the effects of well-characterized PVP-coated AgNPs [silver nanoparticles] and silver ions (Ag+) in the human, alveolar cell line, A549.
Dose dependent cellular toxicity caused by AgNPs and Ag+ [i.e., silver ions] was demonstrated by the MTT and annexin V/propidium iodide assays, and evidence of AgNP uptake could be measured indirectly by atomic absorption spectroscopy and flow cytometry.
The cytotoxicity of both silver compounds was greatly decreased by pretreatment with the antioxidant, N-acetyl-cysteine, and a strong correlation between the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial damage (r(s)=0.8810;p=0.0039) or early apoptosis (r(s)=0.8857;p=0.0188) was observed.
DNA damage induced by ROS was detected as an increase in bulky DNA adducts by (32) P post labeling after AgNP exposure.
The level of bulky DNA adducts was strongly correlated with the cellular ROS levels (r(s)=0.8810,p=0.0039) and could be inhibited by antioxidant pretreatment, suggesting AgNPs asa mediator of ROS-induced genotoxicity.”
Once more, put into plain English, that simply means that both silver ions and silver nanoparticles work against cancer cells by weakening the cell wall of the cancer cell by triggering reactive oxygen species, then penetrating the cancer cell and causing it to die off.
Robert Scott Bell on Lung Cancer and Silver
When Robert Scott Bell, host of the syndicated radio show The Robert Scott Bell Show, was asked by journalist Ty Bollinger (during the Truth About Cancer video series on YouTube) what he’d do if his doctor told him he had lung cancer, Bell, a respected natural health advocate, responded as follows:
“Well, I’m going to nebulize silver. Silver has been shown to have profound oncolytic [i.e., anti-cancer] properties.
…Silver alone is profound because cancer cells don’t have an antioxidant defense mechanism. And the silver brings with it as much as 10 times its atomic weight, in with every particle of silver, at a micro level. We’re talking a nanoscale level.
And you can overwhelm and devastate cancer cells in that area within the alveoli [of the lungs] if you can inhale that [silver] deeply into your lungs…it’s basically taking a liquid into a vapor state for safe inhalation.
And so this is one of the most radical, most profound and direct ways you can neutralize cancer within the lungs and most people don’t know about it.”
[Learn more about nebulizing colloidal silver, here.]
Unfortunately, neither dosages nor concentrations of colloidal silver were discussed in the short video I’ve quoted from above. And in quoting Robert Scott Bell above I am in no way advocating (nor denigrating) the treatment method he so briefly outlines.
I’m only reporting on it from the journalistic perspective that more and more intelligent people are coming to the conclusion — based on numerous clinical studies and even more numerous anecdotal accounts — that silver might well be able to help the body kill cancer cells and reduce tumor growth.
The FDA and medical authorities constantly warn that using natural substances to help the body overcome cancer can actually backfire because the time “wasted” on the use of such natural substances could have better been spent being treated medically by cancer specialists.
And while that might be true in certain cases, there are also innumerable anecdotal accounts of people using natural substances like silver were able to defeat their cancer. My book, Colloidal Silver and Cancer: a Surprising Look, outlines 18 such anecdotal accounts.
When you put the anecdotal accounts together with the 50 different clinical studies described in the book as demonstrating silver to be effective against cancer, both in lab test tube and animal studies, I think you’ll agree that it screams to the high heavens for further and more intense investigation by clinical researchers.
There’s an article about using colloidal silver for cancer at the following link, which contains a handful of startling testimonials in which the readers explain how they used colloidal silver for cancer and what their results have been:
There are some other articles here, documenting a small handful of the 50 preliminary clinical studies I know of that have demonstrated silver’s ability to stop cancer cell growth without harming surrounding healthy cells:
- Silver Kills Some Cancer Tumors Better Than Chemotherapy, Says British Researchers
- Silver Nanoparticles Stop Cancer Without Toxic Harm
- Colloidal Silver Kills Human Breast and Liver Cancer Cells
- Is Nanosilver the Cure for Neuroblastoma Cancer?
- Silver Induces Cervical Cancer Cells to Destroy Themselves
- Study: Silver Nanoparticles Kill Cancer Cells Resistant to Chemotherapy Drugs
None of the studies discussed in these articles prove that colloidal silver can stop cancer in the human body. I have to re-emphasize that they’re all lab test tube studies, and/or animal studies, but not human studies.
But…they all seem to be indicative of the fact that silver has some profound anti-cancer properties – enough so that’s it’s unimaginable to me why the medical authorities are not yet doing human studies.
One Final Important Note
So why have the medical authorities allowed 50 preliminary clinical trials to be conducted — ALL of which turned out to be dramatically positive, demonstrating silver’s astonishing cancer-fighting properties — and have never followed up with human clinical studies?
In my book, Colloidal Silver and Cancer: a Surprising Look, I began with two quotes I think every cancer researcher should read and strongly consider the implications of. Here they are:
“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo, 1852
“Many attempts have been made to use silver as an anti-cancer agent and they have all turned up positive.”
— Study: Toxicity Study of Nanosilver (Nanocid®) on Osteoblast Cancer Cell Line
The bottom line is that there’s more than ample evidence for cancer researchers to begin aggressively investigating silver — both ionic and metallic nanosilver — as a viable cancer treatment.
As I’ve previously mentioned, in Colloidal Silver and Cancer: a Surprising Look, I document 50 different clinical studies demonstrating the astonishing anti-cancer properties of silver against a stunning array of cancer types including:
Lung cancer…ovarian cancer…liver cancer…colon cancer…breast cancer…neuroblastoma cancer…cervical cancer…leukemia (blood cancer)…cancers that are resistant to chemotherapy drugs…and many other forms of cancer, as well.
I can only hope that cancer researchers will finally see there’s more than enough preliminary clinical evidence to pursue animal and human trials, because silver might just be the “silver bullet” we’ve all been waiting for, when it comes to winning the so-called War on Cancer.
Important Addendum: Where to Find Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.)
Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
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Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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