Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Popular Cancer Drug Linked To Often Fatal Brain Virus

What's worse? Cancer or having your brain eaten away by a virus that's caused by the cancer drug you're taking?

While this drug seems to be right on target for lymphoma it's tied to death due to brain virus. And it belongs to a class of drugs which have also been connected to brain death (PML). It's drug relatives have already been pulled from the market.

Do yourself and favor and get yourself a toxicity test. Then detoxify through diet, chelation, etc. You have an immune system that should function properly but in today's world it may be overburdened and need some help.

Most of all don't wait until you have some type of symptoms. You must be proactive and informed regarding your health!

ScienceDaily (2009-05-18) -- A new study links use of the popular cancer drug rituximab to a swiftly moving and often fatal viral brain infection called PML. Rituximab is the most important and widely used cancer drug for lymphoma. It is also approved for rheumatoid arthritis and is widely used off-label to treat multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus and autoimmune anemias. The results indicate a greater need for caution in prescribing the drug.


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