Is Celecoxib effective against cancer cells?

Celecoxib is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used for certain inflammatory diseases, as well as for pain and fever.

Celecoxib inhibits a special enzyme called COX-2.
COX-2 is involved in almost all processes of cancer development. This enzyme plays a role in the formation of tumors as well as in metastasis.

Usually, every cell has a kind of self-destruction mechanism, which is activated whenever it has become too old or too sick. Cancer cells prevent self-destruction by, among other things, overproduction of COX-2.

Celecoxib effectively inhibits the effects of COX-2 and can prevent both tumor growth and metastasis.

Since the enzyme COX-2 plays an important role in all types of cancer, the possible use of Celecoxib is very extensive. Studies have shown an effect on colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, tongue cancer, and bladder cancer.

Although it is not approved as a cancer drug, I recommend using Celecoxib as part of supportive cancer therapy. The effects and side effects are well known and researched. Nevertheless, all treatments should only be carried out under the supervision of experienced doctors.

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