CANCER AND SILVER IONS.
The information on this page should be read in its
entirety. We don't think you'll see any information anywhere else as
important as this regarding cancer and silver ions.
The following excerpts are from Dr. Robert O. Becker's
books "The Body Electric" and "Cross Currents". Dr. Becker's work
with silver was mainly to determine how cell regeneration occurred.
He discovered that silver ions caused cancer cells to dedifferentiate and
revert back to normal cells. When he discussed publishing his
findings he was told to not publish or he would receive the wrath of those
that didn't want this type of information to be known. He did
publish and as a consequence lost all funding and subsequently went into
retirement. Nevertheless, this information is priceless.
We have had several instances where people and animals with cancer had
the cancers disappear in a short period of time and in all those cases no
chemo or radiation was used. The only thing used was fairly large
amounts of ionic/colloidal silver taken daily. We also have an
instance of a 13 year old dog that was opened by a veterinarian and
immediately sewn up with the comment "this dog will be gone in a few
weeks". The dog had lumps all over its body and the vet stated the
dog had hemangioma sarcoma. The dog was given CS as drinking water
only and within a few days the cancers disappeared. The dog resumed
its normal life and the last we heard it was still going strong at age 15.
We subsequently lost contact but this shows that the placebo effect was
not part of the response in this animal.
The Body Electric Chapter 8 Page 178
At this time, therefore, I must conclude that high-current electrodes
might enhance the growth of any preexisting tumor cells in the electrical
path unlike low-current silver, which when negative had no effect on, and
when positive suspended mitosis of cancer cells in our lab.
Page 224 The Body Electric
In my group's experiments with human fibrosarcoma cells in vitro,
negative and positive currents both speeded up growth by over 300 percent.
On the other hand, as mentioned in Chapter 8, we found that we could
suspend mitosis in the fibrosarcoma cells with silver ions injected by
minute levels of positive current. During one day of exposure, the cells
appeared to dedifferentiate completely, and they stopped dividing for a
month without additional treatment, even though we changed the nutrient
medium regularly. Obviously, this entire subject needs to be investigated
Robert O. Becker M.D.
Pages 164-166 cross currents
By Dr. Robert O. Becker
"In each case, the nonunions healed even faster than they would have if
negative electrical currents had been used. In addition, the soft tissues
and skin healed at the same extraordinary rate. The electrically generated
silver ion was doing something more than killing bacteria it was also
causing major growth stimulation of tissues in the wound.
When we finally tracked down exactly what was happening, we found that
as human fibroblast cells (which are common throughout the body) were
exposed to the electrically generated silver ions, they dedifferentiated.
They were then able to multiply at a great rate, producing large numbers
of primitive, embryonic cells in the wound even in patients over fifty
years of age. These "uncommitted" cells were then able to differentiate
into whatever cell types were needed to heal the wound. So what we were in
fact doing was turning on regeneration in human tissues, which I had
thought we would never be able to do.
In our previous studies of regeneration, we had found that in human
beings, only bone-marrow cells could dedifferentiate. Because there were
so few such cells, we thought that any regeneration in human beings (other
than fracture healing) was impossible. The dedifferentiation of the
abundant fibroblast cells by electrically generated silver ions may
provide us with the means to restore regeneration to human patients.
While I was excited at this serendipitous discovery, my patients could
have cared less how the wounds were healed. They were simply delighted at
the fact that, at long last, a treatment had worked. Perhaps the most
important moral in this story is that it demonstrates that no one can tell
in advance what will happen in a scientific experiment.
Electrochemical therapy for cancer
Actually, this circuitous pathway led us back to one of our original
aims, the control of cancer growth. If the electrically generated silver
ion dedifferentiated normal human fibroblast cells, would it also
dedifferentiate human cancer cells? If so, we would have a way to
duplicate in human beings. Dr. S. Meryl Rose's experiments
with salamander cancers, in which dedifferentiated cancer cells
dedifferentiated as normal cells. A lack of funds, unfortunately,
prevented us from completing this work. However, we did find that some
human cancer cells in culture appeared to dedifferentiate when exposed to
these silver ions.
I also had a patient with a severe, chronic bone infection who had an
associated cancer in the wound. He refused amputation, which would have
been the treatment of choice, and insisted that I treat his infection with
the silver technique. After three months, the infection was under control,
and the cancer cells in the wound appeared to have changed back to normal.
When I last heard from him, eight years after the treatment, he was still
It is important to realize that this is not simply an electrical
effect, but the result of the combined action of the electrical voltage
and the electrically generated silver ions. It is an electrochemical
treatment. While we do not have firm evidence at this time, what probably
happens is that the silver ion is shaped so as to connect with some
receptor group on the surface of the cancer-cell membrane. After that
connection is made, an electrical-charge transfer sends a signal to the
nucleus of the cancer cell that activates the primitive-type genes, and
the cell dedifferentiates. In that state it awaits instructions as to what
it is to become. The process is exactly the same as that in Rose's
experiments, except that in this case the dedifferentiation is caused by
the unexpected action of the positive silver ions.
This technique obviously requires more study before any clinical use
can be made of its antitumor effect. However, it does appear to be a
promising lead in an otherwise rather grim picture."
Some people have made statements that silver is a heavy metal and can
induce cancer. Nothing is further from the truth. Here is an
excellent rebuttal to one detractor of silver named Jonathan Campbell .
Marshal Dudley researched the silver/cancer claims and here is his