|Submit Date:||07 May 2002|
|Browse Category:||breast cancer|
|Treatment used:||copperhead snake venom|
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|Country of Remedy:||USA|
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I read in the newspaper several years ago.. that several breast cancer patients
who were accidentally bitten by posionous copperhead snakes were cured of
their breast cancer. If I had breast cancer, I'ld rather be bit once
by a copperhead snake, then endure months of chemotherapy, surgery,
Copperhead snake bites are not known to be a killer. The bite can
be severe reaction. You could be sick for up to a month.
I was once bit by a copperhead snake on my finger. My had
swelled up immediately. It felt like a bee sting. I talked to
the snake. I soaked it in a nearby creek and went onto the
swimming hole where I was headed. Then several after hours
swimming and partying I remembered I was snakebit earlier in the day.
I was cured!!! Interesting, before I was bite my 6th sense told me
not to touch the tree branch the snake was on.
This was a hard remedy to discover you had to be bit by a copperhead
snake and have breast cancer too. This remedy was probably discovered in
SE America snake handling Christian churches.
The scientists are now researching the connection between the copperhead snake
and breast cancer. They have been studying a specific protein,
contortrostain (CN), in the snake venom and its effect on breast
cancer in mice. It works!!! They found a 60-70% reduction in the growth rate of breast
tumors and a 90% reduction in tumor metasteases (spread) to the lungs.
The copperhead protein acts by inhibiting the development of new blood vessels to nourish the tumours and by putting tumour cells into a "suspended state of
animation". Prof Markland said the dual action helped prevent the spread of cancer, a process called metastasis.
However, the scientists have isolated only one protein in the snake
venom. There are many other proteins and chemicals in the snake venom.
They also cliam that there are not enough copperhead snakes
to treat all the breast cancer patients, so they are working on
replicating the CN protein. Which they can patent and make money on.
God only knows how many thousands, of snakes they need, to make a
ounce of purified CN. Actually, there are more snakes now
in the Southern USA then there was a 100 years ago. Probably,
about half of our birds, which eat small snakes and snake eggs
have been wipped out, by our chemical use.
Read the book "Silent Spring" by Rachael Carson.
Also the scientist have only tested the CN on breast cancer and have
not checked out other cancers..CN works very similar to new anti-cancer
Also in the article they suggest "several treatments" of CN would
be given. The remedy only called for one bite by one copperhead
Also the USA scientific commuity has only researched the copperhead
snake venom as a cure for breast cancer... Copperhead snake venom
could be effective on other cancers like like lung or bone cancer.
I guess we may have to wait another 20 years before scientists
Update: well the AMA agrees now that it is good for prostrate caner.
Well it didn't take 20 years, maybe 2 years, but how many people have
died or undergone AMA prostrate therapy???
I found a case where a woman
who was in hospice care for Sarcoma cancer
was bitten by a copperhead snake... her cancer
stopped & she got out of hospice care....
on the internet:
"...A PROTEIN found in copperhead snake venom dramatically retards the
growth of breast tumours, scientists reported last week.
Preliminary studies by a research team from the University of Southern
California, led by Professor Francis Markland, have shown that it can also
inhibit growth of other cancers.
In studies with mice implanted with human breast cancer cells, a 60 to 70
per cent reduction in the growth rate of the breast tumours and a 90 per cent
reduction of tumours that spread to the lungs was found in rodents treated
with the protein. However, it will take at least 18 months before the venom
protein will be ready to test on patients.
"We have a long way to go from mice to the female of the human species,"
Prof Markland told colleagues in Boston, at the national meeting of the
American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. He
said: "We are in the process of genetically engineering the venom. We would
have to milk every snake in the world to get the venom we would need for a
Earlier this year there was great excitement about the efforts to block a
process called angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels, which is
exploited by a tumour to obtain a supply of nutrients and growth factors, a
disposal route for its wastes, and a route for cancerous cells to
The copperhead protein acts by inhibiting the development of new blood
vessels to nourish the tumours and by putting tumour cells into a "suspended
state of animation". Prof Markland said the dual action helped prevent the
spread of cancer, a process called metastasis.
When first diagnosed with breast cancer, many women already have metastatic
disease, which means that the cancer has spread to another site such as the
lymph nodes, brain or bone. Called contortrostatin, CN, the protein is
purified from the venom of the southern copperhead and is one of a cocktail
used by the snake to immobilise prey, keeping blood fluid so that other
damaging proteins can spread through the body. Prof Markland said: "Snake
venoms in general are loaded with proteins, many of which lead to tissue
destruction at the site of the bite."
The mice trials had not revealed any side-effects other than local bleeding.
CN belongs to a class of proteins known as disintegrins, so named because
they disrupt the function of certain other proteins, called integrins, on the
surface of cells that enable them to stick together.
CN is effective in retarding the spread of tumour cells because it inhibits
their adhesion to and invasion of normal cells. CN would need to be
administered periodically over time in the hope of shrinking the tumour to
a size where treatment could be scaled back or stopped.
Dr Lesley Walker, head of scientific information at the Cancer Research
Campaign, said: "It's the spread of cancer which in the majority of cases
is so devastating. This work is interesting because it is highly targeted to
tumour cell behaviour . . . it's an intelligent way of dealing with cancer
and has therapeutic potential."
It is not the first time that snake venom has been the basis of medical
treatment. Venom from the Brazilian arrowhead viper is used to help reduce
Comment: Copperhead bites
|Submit Date:||17 Nov 2006|
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The protien derived from the Southern Copperhead ( Agkistrodon contortrix ) is
called "contortrostatin". It is derived from the venom after countless steps
of refineing it. To my knowledge there has never been a death from a
Copperhead bite however I have been bitten three (3) times and I can tell you it
hurts like %&*)^%#.
If it were my wife though I miht be convinced to try anything when all other
hopes have failed. I would hope that narrow minded snake haters might finally
see the benefit these wonderful creatures have waiting for us but some minds can
not be changed.
By the year 2025 I would be willing to bet that countless new drugs will be
available for a variety of ailments and all of these drugs will be derived from
Right now King cobra venom is being used as a pain killer 100 times more potent
then morphine with none of the side effects.
Malayan pitr viper veno0m is used fror high blood preasure. These are a few of
the drugs used for human suffering and still we swerve out of our way to run
over a snake on the road! WHY?
Anyway excuse my typing I have a caustic eye burn and it is hard to read and
even harder to type. Keep looking for news of snake venom, we will all be
readin a lot about those creatures soon.