Hodgkin Lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. I have spoken about the supposed effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on cancer cells, so I’m going to go into a little more information on how Hydrogen Peroxide can fight the very specific infection that comes with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
When someone develops Hodgkin’s disease, it means that cells within their Lymph nodes have become cancerous and as the Lymph nodes are interconnected the cancer can spread at an accelerated rate. Hodgkin’s disease is attacked by medical professionals the same way that most cancer is, with chemotherapy. Whilst standard therapy is effective, many researchers are still trying to hunt down new ways to fight off cancer. In fact, it was in the early 1960′s, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas that my next bit of information originates.
In Baylor University, a team of researchers discovered the merits of Hydrogen Peroxide therapy when paired with chemotherapy; this discovery was matched in Rockefeller University, New York, when another research team discovered that Hydrogen Peroxide had rather powerful anti-tumor effects. By aiding in the growth of macro-phages and granulocytes by providing both cells with a more constant supply of oxygen, Hydrogen Peroxide fights and destroys cancer cells on a limited scale, but when combined with chemotherapy it becomes highly effective at “Finishing off” cancer cells weakened by the chemotherapy.
A third study, this time from California, Irvine University was undertaken to see the final affects of Hydrogen Peroxide on a cancer cell, more specifically, the cancer cell generated by Hodgkin’s Disease. So after testing a grouping of Lymph nodes which had been exposed to concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide, they found that an impressive amount of cancer cells had been killed within 15 minutes of exposure. This of course opened up a whole new line of investigation on the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease with Hydrogen Peroxide.
Whilst I cannot say that Hydrogen Peroxide is a cure for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I can say that proof has been shown that it is a great accompaniment to the Chemotherapy used in standard therapy.