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Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

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Vera
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

My daughter hemangiopericytoma brain. The operation was already. Radiation therapy has been already. But the tumor is not removed. Chemotherapy is not done, the doctor said that it useless. I started to give a daughter to propranolol.

tat4tit
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My cancer is a soft tissue sarcoma called angiosarcoma that manifested in my breast.  There is a clinical trial of propranolol underway in Texas with angiosarcoma patients after some remarkable results on heamangioma sarcomas in dogs!  

Moijan
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

This will sound odd, but ive heard of it also being prescribed for depression too,

 

Moijanxx

Vera
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

This medicine treats not only hypertension. He treats the tumor. Benign and malignant.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0365-05962013000800220

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2436318

I'm looking for people who have cured cancer, taking propranolol
Stillhere
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Hallo Vera, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and I'm sure that you are researching every avenue. I'm not sure if you think that Propanolol is a cancer treatment as such? It's not, it's a beta blocker that can be prescribed for high blood pressure that has some evidence to suggest that it could slow cancer down. If you google it then you will read some articles about it.

I was interested in these because I was trying several types of high blood pressure medication at the time. I am still on Propanolol and my treatment is going well. I'm not sure if it is helping or not but its controlling my high blood pressure and cannot hurt to try slowing my progression.

I should add that I only have 2 small areas of cancer and they are not in the brain. I am sorry not to give you a more definite answer and hope that your daughter responds to treatment x

Vera
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Dear Stillhere! My daughter has a malignant disease of the brain. I recently learned of propranolol. Do you have information on the treatment of cancer propranolol?

sunnyday
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When I was first diagnosed just over 5 years ago I went to my GP to ask for something to take for anxiety and was given Propranolol.  Later I read something about this drug being beneficial to BC.  I therefore decided I will keep taking it for as long as possible.  My GP during medication check ups has asked if I still feel I need this drug and I always say yes.  I did once mention what I had read but he didn't seem aware of it, and if anything seemed a bit sceptical.  I tolerate the drug well and my GP said it will do no harm to continue taking it anyway, so I do & will continue to do so.  Here's hooing that there is something in it x   

TeeCass
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

I was diagnosed 3 and half years ago and I read the same so asked my onc if I could try them . He said there wasn't enough statistics to prove success but wouldn't do any harm. They are great for my anxiety x

belinda
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Thank you, will investigate further. X
Macie40
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Hi still here I am on Propanolol for irregular heart beat due to over active thyroid
At the moment I am on 20mg twice daily, I didn't read your post before my oncologist app on Tuesday or I certainly would have mentioned it to him to see what response he would have but it sounds interesting we cling on to every little bit of hope we are given with this horrible disease. I have just started my 15th cycle of Cape and waiting for scan in next 2 weeks so hoping for good results. Hope you are coping as well as possible sending hugs love Macie x x x

Stillhere
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Sorry Belinda! Only just seen your question. I'm not sure about your beta blocker to be honest but your Onc should have heard of these trials. I know that they compared atenolol and propranolol, the latter having a significant improvement. My GP was a bit sceptical but there have been quite a few trials, even from CRUK. He just said that he would prescribe it because positive thinking was good. Ggrrrr!! That always gets my angry eyes on, there is enough to cope with without stressing about positivity!!!
belinda
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Hi Stillhere, I have to take beta blockers due to chemo damage to heart, Bisoprolol. Not the same?
Desi-2
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Got to be worth a try. Good luck xx
Stillhere
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Guess no one knows enough about this to comment. My GP has agreed to my request do I'm happy xx
Stillhere
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Re: Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

Sorry, it's propanolol
Stillhere
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Propranolol and slowing of cancer activity

I have to take medication for high blood pressure, only since having breast cancer, funny that. Recently I've tried several different types as I get side effects and, by chance I read about several studies showing that the beta blocker, propranolol, which damps down adrenaline has also shown a beneficial effect on breast cancer sufferers, specifically it slows down growth to some extent.
Has anyone else read or heard about this?? I am not medical but I'm seeing my GP tomorrow and will be asking to go on this blood pressure tablet.