End stages of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

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End stages of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

by pghpasta on Mon Jul 11, 2011 01:01 AM

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My sister has been battling this disease for the past two years (this is her third summer with chemo) and was recently told she has 3-6 months to live. Her only option for possibly extending her life is to have RICE chemotherapy (if her body can tolerate it), then a bone marrow transplant, all of which only has a 30-40% chance of success. She is tired of the treatments and is leaning toward not pursuing any more medicine. Does anyone have experience with someone going through the final stages of this disease? She and I were both wondering what she should expect. Thanks in advance.

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by mightymouse on Thu Jun 14, 2012 07:52 PM

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I'm so sorry to hear of your sister.  Is she interested in alternative treatment?  I can send you info if you like.  PM me your email and I can send you some.

All the best,

M

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by JaysWife on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:21 PM

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My husband has also been battling this disease for over a year now.  He always seems to respond but then stops responding to the treatment.  He has had an auto transplant and is now gearing up for a donor allo transplant.  We noticed that his coughing and night sweat disappeared after he began eating a diet with no sugar and refined carbs and rich in "cancer fighting" foods (examples are...broccoli sprouts, mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, turmuric, greek yogurt) The cancer ssems to be currently stalled, even though he still plans to go ahead with radiation and donor allo transplant.  None of the doctors are saying the diet helped at all but my husband sure does feel better.  I'm sorry that you are also watching someoone who you love so  much going through this.  We will be praying for your sister.

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by mehitabel on Wed Jul 18, 2012 09:32 PM

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pasta,

i am sorry for your sister's cancer experience. I had malt lymphoma years ago, followed by heart disease and a double-bypass. I'm going to second jayswife's suggestion to lose sugar, but I'm inclined to be much more aggressive about it. For five years i've followed a paleo diet -- high fat, adequate protein, and low carb -- low as I can get it. I think most plant foods are very low quality nutrition. Even "cancer-fighting" foods, while better than twinkies, contain nutrients that do not fight cancer nearly as much as the sugar in the plant feeds cancer. Change your diet to mostly animal fat -- the very thing you have been taught to fear. If fat is the only energy in the body -- the healthy cells are well-served, nourished, and comfortable -- while the cancer slows, and slows, and has a very difficult time trying to find the energy to grow. It's called ketosis. It's called being fat-adapted. It can take a few weeks of very-low-carb to get there. But "there" is where you want to be.

wishing you all the best,

ron

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by sakamal on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:59 PM

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On Jul 18, 2012 9:32 PM mehitabel wrote:

pasta,

i am sorry for your sister's cancer experience. I had malt lymphoma years ago, followed by heart disease and a double-bypass. I'm going to second jayswife's suggestion to lose sugar, but I'm inclined to be much more aggressive about it. For five years i've followed a paleo diet -- high fat, adequate protein, and low carb -- low as I can get it. I think most plant foods are very low quality nutrition. Even "cancer-fighting" foods, while better than twinkies, contain nutrients that do not fight cancer nearly as much as the sugar in the plant feeds cancer. Change your diet to mostly animal fat -- the very thing you have been taught to fear. If fat is the only energy in the body -- the healthy cells are well-served, nourished, and comfortable -- while the cancer slows, and slows, and has a very difficult time trying to find the energy to grow. It's called ketosis. It's called being fat-adapted. It can take a few weeks of very-low-carb to get there. But "there" is where you want to be.

wishing you all the best,

ron

am asif i was dignosed follicular lymphoma gread 1 stage 111A on dec06 2010 wait and watch was the policy but in sep 2011 i was dignosed that my 11.5x6.5 cm the bigest node at aorta (retroperitoneal) area is compressing my ureter and kidnye resulting hydroureter and hydronefress so my internest and oncologist disided to inplant D.j stent folowed by 8 cycle of R_C V P which last on 24th march 2012 wich responced very good  after that i am on mentainence of Rituximab my firest maintenence thraphy was on jul14 but yesterday i found a new lump so i rush to my oncologist he told me to go for biopcy again for that  new noed folowed by C T i am 48 and not in finacial position too but any ways i have to go through because i have very little doughter and son but blive me every thing is on the GOD no where els tretment is ok we have to do it but THE GOD is every thing if the GOD is agree you can live more than any years

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