Tarkarri preguntado en HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · hace 8 años

Are you aware there is a group of spambots spamming the cancer section with a fake cure?

Querceptin and vitamin C is not a cancer cure.

Querceptin is a flavinoid that has shown to have some beneficial effects but can cause kidney problems if taken in large quantities.

Is there any proof offered that this quackery works, other than a referral to a spam site selling the product?

Actualización:

Add: appologies for misspelling the quack cure, Quercetin is the correct name of it.

Actualización 2:

Add: this substance has been shown to be dangerous when not taken with strict medical supervision. People should check with their Dr before falling for this dangerous scam that could result in serious health side effects or even death.

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  • JLI
    Lv 7
    hace 8 años
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    I am not convinced it is a bot-operation. I received an E-mail from one of them- trying to convince me of this BS.

    It might be a dedicated fan as we have seen dedicated fans of other types of quackery in the past.

    But it is a multiple account operation. And any answer that is not on topic is reportable.

    ETA:

    [Is there any proof offered that this quackery works, other than a referral to a spam site selling the product?]

    There are no case reports (or regular trials) on human cancer patients. Only preclinical experiments cell lines cultured in dishes or implanted in experimental animals. Why such experiments are not good enough is explained in details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-i...

    ETA2:

    The E-mail hoax purported to be from Johns Hopkins has been used as an answer. Here is Johns Hopkins rebuttal if anyone is interested: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_cente...

    ETA3:

    [You should at least try it before saying something like that.]

    A cancer patient does not have time to experiment with alternative cancer therapies: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/ther...

    The fact that the website claims that oncologists have "reviewed this treatment" and not a single patient has been reported in the medical journals that oncologists write in (and read) proves without a shred of doubt that the site is bogus.

  • Missy
    Lv 5
    hace 8 años

    Yes I noticed that, it's really getting to me! As far as I know there's no real reliable evidence for it.

    According to the American Cancer Society, "it has been promoted as being effective against a wide variety of diseases, including cancer. While some early lab results appear promising, as of yet there is no reliable clinical evidence that quercetin can prevent or treat cancer in humans." I think that makes sense - they have promising lab results but NO CLINICAL EVIDENCE that it prevents OR treats human cancer.

  • Tink
    Lv 7
    hace 8 años

    I don't think it's a bot, I think it's a lone guy....

    With three accounts....spamming his own stuff.

    Yep, and it's dangerous as heck on all levels.

    It's a beautiful day here, hope you guys get a bit of the same

    Be well

  • hace 5 años

    Did you even read anything about Quercetin? Web MD doesn't say anything about it having any bad side effects.

    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredie...

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  • hace 8 años

    Yes. You'll always get charlatans trying to exploit the weak and vulnerable. They come in all kinds of different forms.

    Check out the alternative "medicine" board: whoa.

  • hace 8 años

    We just need to report it, like the other spambots.

  • april
    Lv 7
    hace 8 años

    @Bhupathi, since you failed to cite your source, I did it for you: http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cancerupdate... And You're welcome

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