Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by granny1024 on Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:00 AM
by ChristiLin on Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:00 AM
On 7/18/2008 granny1024 wrote:My ex-husband, father of my children, and primary caretaker of my grandson has just been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. They believe that it originated in the Bile Duct, and has spread to the liver, bowel, lymph nodes, stomach and lungs. According to what he was told today, best case scenario is that with extremely good response to chemotherapy he will live about one year. Anyone have information that he could live much longer?
I have found supplements and whole foods have helped me. So has dietary changes I made when I stopped eating prepared foods, refined sugar, baked goods made with white flour, ordinary pasta, white rice, and potatoes. These 'white' products convert to blood sugar rapidly. (Some sources convey the messages that cancer feeds on sugar.) I cook whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, and steel cut oat groats. I make dishes with lentils and many kinds of beans. I try to eat a balance of four grams of carbohydrates in combination with three grams of protein and a small amount of fats. I eat fresh vegetables (raw or cooked) with lunch and dinner. I eat deep water fish three or four times a week. In between meals, I make fruit smoothies with fresh fruit. I have learned that cancer thrives in an acidic body. Therefore, I try to consume alkalizing foods. Lemons and watermelon are very alkalizing. Chunks of watermelon put into a blender with a teaspoon of Spirulina makes a nice drink. Spirulina has natural antioxidants to help strengthen the immune defense. I also make a smoothie with watermelon and organic wheat grass. Wheat grass has high alkalinity and helps balance acidic ph levels. It contains enzymes and essential amino acids. I find both drinks increases energy levels. My cancer treatment lowered my tumor counts and remained relatively at the same level for two and a half years. I cannot prove my dietary changes and supplements affected my tumor counts. But I feel well and have a good level of energy. I am a stage 4 cancer patient with cancer in the lung, liver and spine. I have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen and chest. In March a CAT scan showed I had 'sludge' in the gallbladder. My understanding is that this sludge is cholesterol which may be in the process of becoming calcified. I found two resources, The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Mortiz and A Cure for All Diseases by Hulda Regher Clark, Ph.D., N.D., which explain how to do a liver flush. I have done the liver flush twice (six weeks apart). I also started intravenous vitamin C under the care of a Holistic Doctor who is also a licensed M.D. Intravenous vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps oxygenate the cells. I understand that cancer cells can not grow in an oxygenated environment. I do not know which it was, the liver flush or the intravenous vitamin C--maybe it was the combination; but my tumor count has dropped into the reference range. The prognosis is different for each cancer patient; but in January of 2006, my oncologist told me that patients with the extent of involvement that I had usually lived for about three years. I think I am doing many good things for my body and it is helping me in my battle against cancer--and helping me to feel well.
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