I am not familiar with the use of Iscador for breast cancer.
Think I would discuss the use of Iscador with my oncologist and maybe even ask to get the opinion
of "Integrative Oncologist" who are sometimes at the NCCN Cancer Centers
Thank you for asking a question about Iscador as some of the articles found were interesting.
Some of the articles were older and involved other types of cancer not breast cancer.
A few references/resources related to Iscador:
(Viscum album L. extracts (VAE, European mistletoe)
From MSKCC: Mistletoe (European)
Scientific Name Viscum album, Viscum coloratum
Common Name Viscum, all-heal, birdlime
Brand Name Helixor®, Iscador®, Iscador Qu®, Lektinol™, Eurixor®, Abnoba-viscum Quercus
First and foremost: A discussion with your oncologist and/or Integrative Oncologist.
NCI information on mistletoehttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/mistletoe/HealthProfessional/page5
From Breastcancer.org. Refers to European use. http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/nutrition/ask_expert/2007_07/question_14
From Memorial Sloan Kettering website: Mistletoe (European)
with WARNING: Mistletoe berries and leaves are highly poisonous - more than 2 berries or 3 leaves can produce toxic effects.
The references include a 2012 article with most other article not within the past few years.http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/mistletoe-european
Efficacy and safety of mistletoe preparations (Viscum album) for patients with cancer diseases. A systematic review. (Authors: Germany/Switzerland, 2009) "there remains controversy about its clinical role"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19729932
Safety and effects of two mistletoe preparations on production of Interleukin-6 and other immune parameters - a placebo controlled clinical trial in healthy subjects. Germany, 2011http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22114899
Viscum album L. extracts in breast and gynaecological cancers: a systematic review of clinical and
preclinical research. (Germany, 2009)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19519890
My post is based only on a brief Google Scholar search.
Any member who is knowledgeable about mistletoe extracts, please add any important information
that should be included in a discussion of mistletoe extracts......and/or any corrections to what I
With caring and positive thoughts,
Grateful for today.........Judy