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RE: Salvestrols didn't work...

by patromano - November 11, 2018

On Jul 20, 2016 9:28 AM harryharper wrote:

I used Salvestrols a a few years ago and they did not seam to work at all.


My dad was taking it also for 6 months for his prostate cancer but developed vocal cord cancer- not related to his prostate cancer in any way-  while on salvestrols. So another failure here as well. 

It started OK for the first few weeks.  After a couple of months he developed swelling in the legs and began throwing up frequently. The oil wasn't being digested and was sitting in his stomach. It got to the point where he had to give it up.

On Jan 20, 2015 7:52 PM atlantis11 wrote:

On okt 27, 2014 4:54 PL azlelady wrote:

Where did you purchase salvestrols?

What is premium salvestrols

my husband has discovered 4 month ago pain in his thigh,

then large gelatinous mass formed under the skin, its was huge, we went doctors, at first moment they thought some sport insury, afted month it formed into large  dense mass,

it grows rapidly with 2 months and its melon size.
After MRI and other tests doctors did, found its muscle sarcoma, its so large the can`t remove it by surgery.
Now they wanted to make biopsy, my husband refused,

as he had read about it could speed up tumor spread in body :(
I have been searching all alternative ways that can help him.
He started to take Fohow oral liquid and drinks every day
fresh juices. He also takes homoepathy remedies. 

We live in Estonia, is it possible that Salvestrol could help in this case? Where we could find dr Gerry Potter`s contact?
where to by Salvetrol and which doses should be taken. 

Thanks in advance,


Hi Lilian,

Do not rely on salvestrols alone. My dad developed vocal cord cancer AFTER being on 6-12 thousand pt. salvestrols for about a year for his prostate cancer. Laser surgery has thus far eliminated his vocal cord cancer. His prostate cancer is incurable and he is currently on hormone therapy. We are fortunate as it  is non aggressive prostate cancer and the doctors have told us given his age-78- he will probably succumb to something other than prostate cancer.                                                                                               He was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 9 yrs. ago. We have tried salvestrols, essiac and dandelion root teas, liposomal vitamin C, hemp oil, curcumin, pomi-t, vitamins...He has basically abandoned all those since none of them has reduced his PSA from advancing. He had a slight slowing down of PSA from hemp oil and salvestrols but these were very short-lived in a matter of a few months.  Our experience here tells us not to abandon conventional treatments completely. Unfortunately alternative treatments didn't work out for us. Perhaps your husband may get better results. Good luck in your fight against this illness.

On Nov 13, 2014 12:10 AM Zachuri wrote:

Dear Phil and other posters,

My dad recently learned that he had a 5cm tumor on his liver.  he previously (nearly 6 years ago) had a colon resection and was cleared until recently discovering this tumor.  PET scans determined that the remainder of his body is cancer/tumor free, but my family has been researching natural methodss to remove the tumor.  We are NOT looking at chemo.  He is currently taking Essiac daily, as well as apricot seeds.  I just wanted to post briefly to see what people's thoughts are for this and any suggestions would be so much appreciated.  I am new to much of this, and had never even heard of salvestrols until tonight.  Please brief me on these.  Are they safe?  anything else you can share.  Thanks so much



Hi Zachari,

My dad was taking 6000-12000 pts.  for about a year along with the recommended supplements, essiac t for his prostate cancer.

He had an initial small drop in his PSA but that was short-lived. Unfortuantely while on salvestrols he developed vocal cord cancer. He is now 77 and hasn't smoked in over 30 years so that was disappointing ,to say the least, that this cancer showed up after a year on salvestrols.

From our experience we can conclude that it is safe- he had no side effects -  but ineffective. Sorry to bring bad news but that's our experience with salvestrols.

On Apr 29, 2014 9:48 AM lalaji wrote:

It's good to see Jeannette and Inde have benefitted from Salvestrol, and might be few other fellows on the facebook page.

I am not a slow responder, I am a no-responder to Salvestrol. I tried it almost for 5 months without any result. This is indeed a long time as per cancer timeline. We decide about chemo drugs with even a shorter timeline, mostly 3 months. 

What is the percentage of the "responders" (Slow/fast) amongst the total users posting here? It's even less than the slow working chemos (chemos have around 15% of hit ratio). This makes one believe that there are only "slow responders" to Salvestrol.

We need to understand that time is not on our side when we have cancer. Slow responding therapies might help when some one is in remission and wants to be in remission. But for people like me who are fighting active disease, these therapies don't work. We can not spend time on hoping that something might work after 8/9 months and not looking for other options. Given the price of Salvestrol at my place, it's not quite cheap and I can spend the money somewhere else where there is hope. It can look a bad thing to some one when I say this does not work, but I feel it's my moral responsibility to let people know Salvestrol has a really low possibility to work and they should look for other options as well.

What puts me off from Salvestrol is that the difference between the claim and the result. People promoting the therapy are super elusive and not reachable for queries. They are present for marketing of their products, but not for the support.

I am following few other alternative treatments where the hit rate is rather small and many people have failed on them and only few benefitted. But the difference is that,  the claims sound to be more practical and based on some real studies (things like turmeric, LDN, ayurveda etc.).

My dad quite possibly had an intitial response as indicated by a small drop in PSA after 3 months on salvestrols. This was his first decline in 4 years. So we were hopeful that it was working. That didn't last and following PSA's showed increases. Developing vocal cord cancer almost a year after being on salvestrols showed how ineffective this treatment was. My dad hasn't smoked in 30 years. Gerry Potter has claimed he still smokes and isn't worried about it because he is convinced salvestrols will prevent him from getting cancer. Maybe he should change that way of thinking for his own good.

On Apr 28, 2014 4:48 AM Inde43 wrote:

It has been confirmed by me and Jennette here, Dochas. And on the salvestro Facebook page there are also some succes stories. A lot of people are slow responders and give up too early by saying that it doesn't help!

I agree with Dochas. My dad was on them for a year so there goes that theory. What is very misleading are the earliest case studies where people claimed they were cured without any other treatments within 3 months!

On Apr 23, 2014 12:45 AM Eliza111 wrote:

On Dec 19, 2013 5:30 AM patromano wrote:

Very bad news here. My dad who has recurrent prostate cancer after failed radiation has been taking salvestrols with the recommended supplements for about a year.  His PSA has managed to stay around 8 for a few months but the latest test showed another increase.
 A couple of months ago his voice was becoming hoarse. A visit to his doctor warranted a biopsy of his vocal cords. The bad news is the biopsy came back positive for cancer. I hate to give bad news to those counting on salvestrols to protect them or even cure them of cancer but I've not seen any evidence from these forums that salvestrols are helping. Most people coming back with good salvestrol  results have combined therapies with radiation, surgery, hormones or chemo. Being too quick to credit salvestrols when taking them with combined therapies does not mean salvestrols had any role with positive results. However we do know for instance hormone therapy without salvestrols will drastically reduce one's PSA. We can't say the same thing about salvestrols alone.  The earliest case studies using anonymous patients are so spectacular we need to question the authenticity and motivation behind them. Those patients were cured within a few months sometimes with minimal salvestrol dosages and no other therapies. Supposedly salvestrols should work for 95% of the population. Why are those incredible results not repeated here? Time and time again we are seeing failures. 
  Unfortunately my dad used to smoke 45 years ago for about 15 years but has not touched a cigarette in 30 years. I recall Gerry Potter saying he still smokes and isn't about to stop because he takes salvestrols as a preventative to cancer so isn't worried about getting cancer. Well my dad was on 6000 to 12000 salvestrol pts. for the past year and salvestrols did not prevent another cancer from occurring or establishing itself.   Sorry to be a downer for those who are relying on salvestrols to beat their cancer but it looks to be a sham. With this experience my experiment with salvestrols is now over. I will not waste anymore precious time or money on it. Best of luck to everyone here battling this terrible disease

Dear sir... terribly sorry to hear about your father.     You sound knowledgeable.. Are you a doctor.... I don't speak in PSA etc however I had two parents pass away from cancer and all grandparents...    The word sham is not in keeping with the professionalism of the rest of your story... It appears as though you might be in the medical profession??   Are you?

I think that your story has quashed the hopes of many and for a nominal amount of money that could be a bottle of wine a week.. isn't it worth a try if it doesn't do any harm.   

I have found that many many people are anti natural medicines... and prefer that we kill our organs with various chemicals.. that most often do not work for cancer either.  I look forward to your reply...   and if your father is still in fact with us and his views on using salvestrols.    Its almost like saying it isnt helpful  to eat organic when possible...  your story I find upsetting.

I'm sorry to hear about your loved ones passing away. For your information I am not a doctor.  I am just a son trying to help his father. If you read the earliest of testimonies you will find fantastic outcomes using salvestrols. My dad had prostate cancer and we decided to try them as an experiment and promised to disclose the results- good or bad. Of course we were hoping for the best results possible.

We followed Gerry Potter's recommended dosages and supplements. Nearly a year after being on Salvestrols he developed vocal cord cancer. He has received laser treatment and due to the staging and pathology reports his surgeon is claiming a 95-98% success rate. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

My father has been eating organics his whole life, has a huge garden, make his own wine, limits his meat and sugar intake. He keeps himself active and fit. Due to rising PSA and development of vocal cord cancer while on Salvestrols our conclusion is Salvestrols does not work as claimed in the earlier testimonies. For those who want to give it a try go ahead but we are just letting you know it did not work for us, and trust me you would not want hear my dad's views on Salvestrols.

Currently he is taking liposomal Vitamin C and Curcumin for his prostate cancer. His recent PSA test showed a small increase to just over 8.  We will try another 4 months on Vit.C+Curcumin and once his PSA reaches 10 he will have to go on hormone therapy.

Sorry to bring bad news about Salvestrols , but in our case it just didn't work. 

On Apr 11, 2014 1:15 AM lalaji wrote:

I took salvestrol for 3 months, 12000 pts per day.

It did not work for me.

My dad took them for a year- 6000-12000 pts for his prostate cancer.  Not only did it not work for him but he was also diagnosed with vocal cord cancer after almost 1 year being on salvestrols. He hasn't smoked in 30 years and didn't have any symptoms of any vocal problems until recently.  The doctors told him the vocal cord cancer was not connected to the prostate cancer in any way.

On Jan 02, 2014 3:38 AM PopPop wrote:


My cancer was the Base of Tongue cancer. I had surgery to remove the tumor and part of my tongue, followed by a neck disection. I was then treated with radiation for 6 weeks and no Chemo. The Cancer Team wanted to keep the Chemo as a back-up in the event I had a reoccurance which did not happen. Next week marks 9 years since that last treatment. I hope this is some help to you.

My Best to You and Everyone Here


That's great to hear, take care.


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