“Distilled water proved as effective as chemotherapeutic agents in distilled water and more destructive than chemotherapeutic agents in saline within the 2-hour time limit of the experiment,” the researchers reported.
Can distilled water kill bladder cancer cells? That’s the question doctors at the Department of Urology, University of Bonn, Germany are attempting to answer. The surprising results suggest simple distilled water might just be a bladder cancer cell’s worst nightmare.
Reporting in the October 2006 International Journal of Clinical Practice, the team said that the surgical procedure called transurethral resection is used to remove bladder cancer and followed by instillation of chemotherapeutic agents such as mitomycin; it is considered as standard therapy in recurrent superficial bladder cancer.