What Shall i Do?

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What Shall i Do?

by Vegas_n on Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:00 AM

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I was diagnosed with a 3 CM malignant mass which was removed successfully on 4/5. Stitches healing nicely -- Good News! A few days ago I was told the following: 1) 1 of 18 Lymph Nodes removed had cancer 2) Margins clear 3) Mass did not go all the way through the wall, but it was close. I met with my surgeon, who said CHEMO!, gave me an oncologist to see and told me the following: "You are 48 and you should have a long life ahead. I believe in facts and the facts are that the new coctails such as FOXFUL Five (I may be wrong on that) are often successful. If you do nothing, you are 50/50 of having your cancer return. If you take the Chemo, you will increase your odds to 70-75 percent survival. However, right now I believe you are CANCER FREE." I became a vegetarian a year and a half ago and have decided to become a vegan. I also practice Qi Gong and am looking seriously in the PhMiracle of Dr. Young of Utah. I may fly out to meet the fellow. My request for thoughts -- if you were me, would you: Take the Chemo? Pass on the chemo and do the other things -- healthy, alternative lifestyle, active akaline eating, meditation, etc. From what I have read, Chemo is not foolproof or necessarily safe, isn't a sure bet to keep you alive and may kill you itself. Pete Townshend sang "You better bet your life." It's time for me to do just that, so any thoughts anyone might wish to share would be highly appreciated (don't be afraid to be harsh -- I can take it).

What Should You Do?

by Jamo1943 on Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:00 AM

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I was diagnosed with cancer in Nov. My appendix ruptured and they found cancer. I then went back to hospital and part of my intestines removed. I now am on chemo. I take Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin and 5 FU. I go 2 days a week and not only take 5FU at chemo center but take it over night for 2 nights. On the 3rd day of the week I go have the pump removed. It (so far has not been that bad). Been doing this for about a month and half. Get weak, still have hair and do not have sores in my mouth. So guess so far I am doing fine. I just take it one week at a time. I only do chemo every other week, which helps. Give you time to get back on your feet. You will get tired and kinda sick. As I see it you really do not have choice, if you want to make sure to get rid of cancer. What kind of cancer do you have. Hope you are doing fine. Before I started chemo, I went to a training class and found out what was going to happen and what to expect. There was 5 other people in my class and most of them took someone with them as their support system. I my self drive my self to chemo treatments. I feel like it would be horrible to ask someone to set with you for 3 hrs a day while you take treatments, but to each his own. Lot of people do it. When do you start treatment? Hope goes well and if you have other questions, let me know. Good luck and God speed. Jo

Stage 3, n1

by Vegas_n on Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:00 AM

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The mass did not go through the wall. 1 of 18 nodes affected. Nothing on the margins. Still not sure what to do. Looking at the MiraclePH stuff, becoming an alkarian. I see the oncologist 4/27. Still wavering.

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by Craftylady on Fri May 13, 2005 12:00 AM

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I am sure by now you have made a decision I would be interested in knowing what you decided to do. I have throat cancer and very similar surgery results to what you had. Although cancer team is recomending radiation in my case as a follow up I am not sure that I am going that way. There is a lot of reasearch to support that cancer is caused by diet in many cases or at the least heavily influenced. There are no gaurentees no matter what we do that the cancer won't come back. I personally am planning to go with an alternative as a follow up either ph diet or coral calcuim with selium salts. Chemo and radiation can always be undergone at another time if necessary. To me it doesn't make since to pour a bunch of poisin into my body when I just got rid of a bunch of poison. Good Luck and remember attitude will often get you across the finish line.

Good Response to Chemo

by Bumblebee on Mon May 16, 2005 12:00 AM

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I had stage 3 follicular lymphoma and had 6 months of chemo- Rituxan, Fludara, and Mitoxantrone- a week of chemo every month. I never lost my hair; no sores in the mouth; no vomiting. In fact I think I gained some weight. Only fatigue and some leg pains. I am now cancer free. I was one of the lucky ones. You could be too!

What Shall i Do?

by Philly on Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:00 AM

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Kevin, did you ever meet Gary Young in Utah? Are you using PHMiracle? I am also dealing with cancer and use some of Young's oils. I am interested in what you found out. I would recommend to do what your doctors suggest and also look into alternative methods--perhaps a naturopathic doctor.
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