Kerosene Cures Cancer-Fiction!
Kerosene Cures Cancer – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Kerosene can be used to cure cancer and other blood diseases.
There’s no proof that kerosene kills cancer cells, but there’s plenty of proof that it can kill humans.
This eRumor surfaced a number of years ago. A report by a person identified as Caro Huptn, the editor of the newspaper TAGO, claimed that a woman had cured more than 20,000 patients with kerosene. It has appeared on many alternative medicine websites, often with a disclaimer like this one:
“The following report was given to us by a woman from Michigan. Nothing has been done to verify the information as it sounds quite unusual compared with the knowledge we already have that benefits the cancer patient. It is being printed only to pass on information that arrives at the FACT office, and possibly, for someone doing research to conduct a project to validate or negate the information. If the research is undertaken, we would appreciate receiving the report.”
Outside of that one report about kerosene and cancer, there is no record of anyone named Caro Huptn, or the newspaper TAGO, on the Internet. But there has been plenty of research done on how kerosene affects humans, and it’s not good.
In 2010, a group of researchers looked at the impact medicinal kerosene had on people in developing countries. The researches looked at cases where kerosene had been used to treat hemorrhoids, but its effect on people who used it to treat cancer would be the same. According to the study:
“Kerosene and other petroleum oils were used as the drugs of choice for many medical problems in the past years. The most common use of kerosene was antiseptic aid for cuts and scrapes. Daily applications of kerosene were also used to treat head lice, athlete’s foot, animal problems including cracked or infected hooves, and worm infections…
“Nowadays, it is obvious that kerosene chemical-based components are toxic materials for the human body. These materials were found to cause significant direct and indirect dangerous effects on health through inhalation, ingestion, injection, or local dermal contacts. These negative effects may lead to losing the functions of organs of body or lead to long-term disabilities. Although training and increasing of public awareness about these side effects may prevent self-therapy of kerosene, early diagnosis of these side effects can help in the results of care.”
That means that even if kerosene could kill cancer cells, it would likely kill the patient along with those cells.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
A report of Caro Huptn, editor of the newspaper “TAGO”.
“Kerosene cures diseases which are derived from the blood,” thus maintains the wife of a Tyrolese butcher, Paula Canner.
Paula Canner (age 50) has cured more than 20,000 sick and received a patent in several countries. Caro Huptn visited her to learn about her method. Paula,herself, had cancer and cured herself by using kerosene. She helped cure people sick with cancer, when all other methods had proved fruitless. How did it happen, that she learned about the healing characteristics of kerosene?
Paula Canner was sick with cancer that had already spread (metastasis) and lost 14kilograms. Surgery was used to remove [a large part] of her intestines. It was too late for another operation, a colostomy, because she became paralyzed and her rectum became atomic. Even her right kidney was attacked by the cancer. According to her doctors, her condition was hopeless. After an eight-day stay-in the hospital she was sent home as an incurable patient. She was given two days to live.
While lying at home, paralyzed, she remembered what the soldiers used to say when they were at Bosnia and Herbage during World War I. They said that the people of those towns used to drink kerosene, to cure all types of illnesses and also used it as a substance for rubbing-down the sick. She asked someone to buy her some distilled kerosene at a drugstore in Insbruk. When she received, it,immediately she took one tablespoon. In less than an hour there was a slight improvement in her condition. The paralysis and the pain disappeared. In three days she got out of bed for the first time. After some time she began to eat and did not vomit after eating. After 6 weeks, she felt a terrible hunger and got a taste for veal cutlets, meat, vegetables and salad. Later she reached her normal weight of 56 kg. After 11 months of illness she bore a son, who weighed5.6 kg. One month after the child’s birth, she volunteered to give blood. The doctor in the clinic said, “I wish every person had your blood, you must have never been sick.” Since that time, the Canner family is not frightened by the terrible disease, for which up to this time there has been no cure.
Mrs .Canner’s youngest son contracted infantile paralysis (polio). In a short while the paralysis reached his hips and spread to the other leg. Finally he could not stand up and his knees began to turn toward his back. Injections and medicine did not help him. At this time he took some kerosene. After 7 days he was able to run and play with the other children. Her other son cut his finger while cutting meat in his father’s butcher shop. He got blood-poisoning. He lost weight and had 1.5 million too few red blood corpuscles. Iron tablets did not help him. After taking kerosene for 5 days, he could once again work in the butcher shop. In 4 weeks he was completely recovered.