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After five years of living with cancer and the ravages of side-effects from repeated unsuccessful treatment, Dieneke Ferguson thought she was finally losing the battle.She had a serious relapse and there seemed little hope.
It clearly doesn’t work for everyone, but it can work for some people, adds Professor Cavenagh.‘A lot of my patients take curcumin at different stages of their treatment. Dieneke’s is the best response I have observed and it is clear-cut because we had stopped all other treatment.They injected some kind of concrete into my spine to keep it stable.’ Dieneke tried Curcumin, a component of turmeric, and five years on, her cancer cell count is negligible, with her recovery featuring in the British Medical Journal.Pictured: Dieneke Ferguson with the Olympics Torch in Brazil Yet, despite all this, ‘nothing worked: there was just too much cancer — all my options were exhausted, and there was nothing else I could do,’ she says.Her recovery was so extraordinary that it recently made the pages of the eminent British Medical Journal Dieneke is still taking 8g of curcumin in tablet form daily — the equivalent of about two teaspoonfuls of pure powdered curcumin.As kitchen turmeric contains 2 per cent curcumin, it would be physically impossible to eat enough of the curry spice to get the same dose of curcumin.She first came across the remedy via an internet support group and decided to try it because, as she says: ‘I had nothing to lose’.‘I told my oncologist I was taking it and he was very interested, especially when it apparently made such a difference,’ says Dieneke, 67, who lives in North London and runs Hidden Art, a not-for-profit business helping artists market their work.
Every year about 5,500 people in the UK are diagnosed with myeloma.
Then Dieneke started a new treatment — not another high-tech, expensive drug, but a remedy based on something many of us have in our kitchen cupboards.
Where all others had failed, this one worked, and five years on, Dieneke’s cancer cell count is negligible. Curcumin, which is a key component of the spice turmeric.
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It occurs when the white blood cells produced in the bone marrow multiply uncontrollably and stop producing the normal antibodies needed to fight infection.