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Beta blockers as adjuvant treatment?

Forums General Melanoma Community Beta blockers as adjuvant treatment?

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      Cooper
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        actually the doctors I've checked with say it hasn't been well proven yet. 

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        Cooper
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          actually the doctors I've checked with say it hasn't been well proven yet. 

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            bradcope1
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              I'm sure most docs will say it isn't well proven, but it seems that the downside is very low. The upside is off the charts, expecially compared to a year of Interferon torture. I suspect that the biggest problem for this potential therapy will be finding Pharma companies willing to finance studies on drugs that they can't patent. Sad but true.

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              bradcope1
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                I'm sure most docs will say it isn't well proven, but it seems that the downside is very low. The upside is off the charts, expecially compared to a year of Interferon torture. I suspect that the biggest problem for this potential therapy will be finding Pharma companies willing to finance studies on drugs that they can't patent. Sad but true.

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                bradcope1
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                  another POV on BBs

                   

                  I keep thinking to myself, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was something simple and non-toxic that did put an end to melanoma in one's body?  Scientists in the past have always thought overkill with cancer, blasting the good parts of the body with the tumors. It has never seemed logical to me.  I hope this will be studied further.  Dr. Flaherty finds it interesting which means it has potential once it has been tested a little bit further.

                  Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder

                  Melanoma International Foundation

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                  bradcope1
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                    another POV on BBs

                     

                    I keep thinking to myself, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was something simple and non-toxic that did put an end to melanoma in one's body?  Scientists in the past have always thought overkill with cancer, blasting the good parts of the body with the tumors. It has never seemed logical to me.  I hope this will be studied further.  Dr. Flaherty finds it interesting which means it has potential once it has been tested a little bit further.

                    Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder

                    Melanoma International Foundation

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                    bradcope1
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                      another POV on BBs

                       

                      I keep thinking to myself, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was something simple and non-toxic that did put an end to melanoma in one's body?  Scientists in the past have always thought overkill with cancer, blasting the good parts of the body with the tumors. It has never seemed logical to me.  I hope this will be studied further.  Dr. Flaherty finds it interesting which means it has potential once it has been tested a little bit further.

                      Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder

                      Melanoma International Foundation

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                      bradcope1
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                        I'm sure most docs will say it isn't well proven, but it seems that the downside is very low. The upside is off the charts, expecially compared to a year of Interferon torture. I suspect that the biggest problem for this potential therapy will be finding Pharma companies willing to finance studies on drugs that they can't patent. Sad but true.

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                      Cooper
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                        actually the doctors I've checked with say it hasn't been well proven yet. 

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                        Cynthia C
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                          This is just my experience and could be completely coincidental. I started taking Atenolol, a beta blocker, for hypertension sometime around 1998. I was diagnosed with melanoma 12/2000 with WLE and LND 3/2001 ending up stage 3 (T3bN2M0). I only tolerated 8 or 9 doses of high dose interferon. I have had no other treatment and no recurrences. I have taken that Atenolol every day from 1998 to the present. Anyway it will be interesting to see if beta blockers do prove to have an affect on melanoma. My prescription only costs $10.00 for 3 months cash price!

                          I wish everyone happiness and good health,

                          Cynthia C from Colorado

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                            Cynthia C
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                              Whoops, I meant effect!

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                              Cynthia C
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                                Whoops, I meant effect!

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                                Cynthia C
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                                  Whoops, I meant effect!

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                                Cynthia C
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                                  This is just my experience and could be completely coincidental. I started taking Atenolol, a beta blocker, for hypertension sometime around 1998. I was diagnosed with melanoma 12/2000 with WLE and LND 3/2001 ending up stage 3 (T3bN2M0). I only tolerated 8 or 9 doses of high dose interferon. I have had no other treatment and no recurrences. I have taken that Atenolol every day from 1998 to the present. Anyway it will be interesting to see if beta blockers do prove to have an affect on melanoma. My prescription only costs $10.00 for 3 months cash price!

                                  I wish everyone happiness and good health,

                                  Cynthia C from Colorado

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                                  Cynthia C
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                                    This is just my experience and could be completely coincidental. I started taking Atenolol, a beta blocker, for hypertension sometime around 1998. I was diagnosed with melanoma 12/2000 with WLE and LND 3/2001 ending up stage 3 (T3bN2M0). I only tolerated 8 or 9 doses of high dose interferon. I have had no other treatment and no recurrences. I have taken that Atenolol every day from 1998 to the present. Anyway it will be interesting to see if beta blockers do prove to have an affect on melanoma. My prescription only costs $10.00 for 3 months cash price!

                                    I wish everyone happiness and good health,

                                    Cynthia C from Colorado

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