Since cimetidine’s anti-cancer effects were first reported, scientists have proposed several hypotheses to explain how the drug works. Cimetidine’s potential mechanisms of action include:
- modulating the body’s immune response (immunomodulation)
- interfering with tumor growth
- inhibiting tumor cell migration and metastasis.
At the same time, I am also taking Melatonin supplement. I just got my supply from Walmart, USA. I will write about Melatonin cancer treatment in a subsequent post. Most people are likely to associate melatonin with a hormone that helps people sleep better or prevents jet lag. Few people realize that melatonin is a cancer-killing hormone that can enhance the human immune system, protect against the toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and improve wound healing after cancer surgery. Even fewer are aware of ongoing clinical trials in which melatonin is being used to help cancer patients better manage their disease symptoms, improve their quality of life, and even increase their survival rates.
I have also ordered another drug, ibandronate from my pharmacy. Oral ibandronate for the treatment of metastatic bone disease, in my case spread to my left knee joint. I have also asked the pharmacist to see if they can supply IL-2 (interleukin-2) as well, failing which I may have to get the supply from Taiwan.
More and more drugs are coming into my life. Conventional off label drugs but they don't come under mainstream conventional cancer therapy. Usually, they have very little or no side effects. They are also not expensive (except for IL-2 reported to cost US$500 per dose).