According to recent discoveries made by scientists, a chemical found in breast milk can help break up tumours found in the body of cancer patients. Trials results have shown that it breaks into fragments allowing it to be passed out through urine. Alpha1H usually helps in the production of lactose, present in the milk sugar produced by mothers which are essential for development in babies. However, researchers have now found out that it can kill tumours.
An early trial involving 40 patients with hard-to-treat bladder cancer found out that all 20 were given the drug than placebo in six infusions over 22 days, excreted whole tumours fragments through their urine. Breastfeeding Benefits: Why Breast Milk Is The Best Food Mothers Can Give Their Babies.
In another human trial, five doses were given to nine patients with bladder cancer a week before their surgeries to remove the tumour. And eight out of the nine passed out tumour cells through their urine just two hours after being administered with the drug. Their tumours reduced in size and unlike other methods of chemotherapy, there was no damage to any surrounding tissue. Power of Breast Milk? UK Mom Thinks Her Breast Milk Turned Blue After Her Child Got Vaccinated, Experts Don’t Agree.
Along with scientists from Lund University in Sweden, the trial was carried out by at Motol University Hospital in Prague. Professor Catharina Svanborg, who discovered that Alpha1H kills tumour cells in 1995 while at Lund University, and who founded Hamlet Pharma Ltd to test the drug, said she hoped that it could break tumours completely so that it passes from the body safely. The Telegraph quoted Catharina as saying, “Alpha1H aids in the production of lactose, the milk sugar that is essential for baby nutrition and to make the milk fluid. When it unfolds, it changes its function and forms tumoricidal complexes. It has a very exciting dual function depending on the 3D structure."
She further said, "We have very strong data in mice showing a dose-dependent reduction of the tumour, to the point of disappearance. And we have laboratory evidence for effects against many different types of cancer cells and it is therapeutic in animal models of brain tumours and colon cancer as well as bladder cancer. The results inspire us to continue the efforts in making Alpha1H available to cancer patients.” Benefits of Breast Milk: Breastfeeding Can Reduce High Blood Pressure in Nursing Mothers, Says Study.
In Britain, around 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year and only half will survive for 10 years Mats Persson, CEO of Hamlet Pharma Ltd said, "We need more evidence but hopefully this could be the gentle chemotherapy of the future." The group of researchers are now trying to find it the drug can reduce the reduce tumours and help those with bladder cancer live longer.