Cancer smell

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Cancer smell

by Windsurfer1 on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:00 AM

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My partner (64) is a breast cancer survivor. She had a lumpectomy, radiations and chemo over ten years ago and her annual mammograms have all been negative(she had one two weeks ago).

To make a long story short, while we were intimate recently I smelled cancer near her left breast ( my mom had breast cancer, and I will never forget the smell) She is going to get and ultrasound, probably within the month, but other than that is not taking me seriously. I am very upset about this. Am I over-reacting? I care deeply for my partner and don't want to lose her. Does anyone have any input?

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by Sundy12 on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/12/2008 Windsurfer1 wrote:

My partner (64) is a breast cancer survivor. She had a lumpectomy, radiations and chemo over ten years ago and her annual mammograms have all been negative(she had one two weeks ago).

To make a long story short, while we were intimate recently I smelled cancer near her left breast ( my mom had breast cancer, and I will never forget the smell) She is going to get and ultrasound, probably within the month, but other than that is not taking me seriously. I am very upset about this. Am I over-reacting? I care deeply for my partner and don't want to lose her. Does anyone have any input?


 

My mother had cancer also so I know what you mean.  A person I recently came across may can help you. Natural Spiritual healing and can also tell through pictures.  Her name Katherine

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.  Please give her a try...what can it hurt.  She fully believes cancer can be healed with herbs and special dieting. 

Please let me know...what happens..God Bless you and yours

Sundy H 

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by Moon_Masque on Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:00 AM

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Wow! I thought I was crazy, until I read your post.

Prior to my diagnosis, I detected a noticeable change in the scent of my body perspiration. My husband noticed it, too. I tried different deodorants to counteract the problem, none of which seemed to work. I was taking two+ showers a day in an attempt to escape this very odd odor.

After my diagnosis and sequential treatment the odor began to slowly fade. Every now and again it tries to return, and when it does I revaluate my diet, stress levels, etc. and make changes accordingly.

Eating large quantities of vegetables, fruits, and herbal teas (preferably organic), reducing meat and dairy intake, and maintaining an exercise program seems to be the key to keeping myself healthy.... and odor free. lol.

In addition to seeking medical attention, please try to convince your wife to alter her diet and to begin exercising if she is not exercising already.  It is especially important to give our bodies the nutrition it requires (preferably through organic whole foods) to maintain a healthy immune system.

I am also curious to know if any other women here (or their spouses) detected a change in their body scent in conjunction with their diagnosis.

Blessings,

Moon Masque

  

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by Moon_Masque on Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:00 AM

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P.S. - I recently read an article regarding the use of dogs in detecting certain types of cancer.  The study is revealing amazing results.  Hopefully in the future it will become another tool for the early detection of cancer.

Blessings,

Moon Masque

 

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by Shemay on Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/21/2008 Moon Masque wrote:

P.S. - I recently read an article regarding the use of dogs in detecting certain types of cancer.  The study is revealing amazing results.  Hopefully in the future it will become another tool for the early detection of cancer.

Blessings,

Moon Masque

 


This is such a fascinating subject. Yes I too smelled "cancer" although at the time I didn't realize what it was. I had never before taken any notice of how my urine smelled but then some months before my becoming ill and being diagnosed I was startled and drawn to "pay attention" to the oddness each time I went to the bathroom. I mentioned it to my husband but he dismissed it as probably just being diet related but somehow my instinct told me differently and so it was a concern. Once my health improved, the strangeness was gone. You can be sure I'll be aware of any change should it happen again. This past week there was a documentary on TV about this very subject. Trials were run in Britain involving a number of dogs that had been trained to detect certain cancers, one being prostate. The accuracy rate was very high. In the 90's if I remember correctly. As I said, fascinating. Shows us we have so much to learn. Blessings to you too Moon Masque.

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by Myfriendhope on Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:00 AM

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Oh, you shoud pay attn to this! You have a gift, use it!!!!!!!! It is pretty rare, but if you have it, USE IT!!!!!  I'll bet you can pick up subtle changes, even in doses of any drugs or chemo & how they relate to the tumor. How lucky your partner is! Learn the scent, make it intimate. It will give you a great shot at beating this.  Also, for the sake of others, keep a journal to share. This type of thing is really the future of CA treatment! Good luck and you both are in my prayers.

Hope

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by gertie on Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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Yes, I too noticed a strange smell in my urine and body odor just prior to being diagnosed.  It reminded me of the "smell" that I use to get just before my period would arrive. 

 Since being diagnosed I have payed close attention to my diet and the smell has disappeared.

 

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by Moon_Masque on Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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Gertie,

Did your tumor test ER+ and/or PR+?

Mine tested positive for both.  I wonder if the odor change some of us detected prior to our diagnosis might be associated with hormone levels....??  

Blessing,

Moon Masque

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by mmsurvivor on Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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 i Ihope your partner takes you seriously..She is in denial maybe she suspected. But drag her along to a doctor if you can. I will send a private email and give some tips. Unfortunately the lady below probably had a good suggestion but you cannot post openly on this site as you don't want private information hanging out there. Hope she sends you a private email. MMS

On 2/12/2008 Windsurfer1 wrote:

My partner (64) is a breast cancer survivor. She had a lumpectomy, radiations and chemo over ten years ago and her annual mammograms have all been negative(she had one two weeks ago).

To make a long story short, while we were intimate recently I smelled cancer near her left breast ( my mom had breast cancer, and I will never forget the smell) She is going to get and ultrasound, probably within the month, but other than that is not taking me seriously. I am very upset about this. Am I over-reacting? I care deeply for my partner and don't want to lose her. Does anyone have any input?


 

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by gertie on Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am still waiting for full diagnosis, so, I am not familiar with the terminolgy yet.  Is E/R - Estrogen?  If so, then yes.  I have been told that it is an Estrogen based tumor.
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