Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by polyanna on Mon Feb 27, 2012 02:02 PM
Any experience using Avastin for stomach cancer? I found a trial using Avastin as palliative treatment for malignant ascites.
by phaedraco on Mon Feb 27, 2012 05:51 PM
My brother is on his first round of chemo and his doc is including Avastin and the results are pretty remarkable. Not sure if this is due to Avastin, his general response to chemo, change in diet (juicing and fresh fruits and veggies)... So far, so good. He went from MANY tumors in stomach, liver and lymph nodes to just a slight <2mm tumor left in one lymph and no evidence of any other cancer in stomach or liver. That was with 4 chemo treatments and only 3 of those with Avastin.
by muigi84 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 06:06 PM
That's amazing! How many more rounds of chemo will he have? How was he able to get avastin? Was it through a clinical trial? How is he dealing w the side effects? And may I ask what diet he is on and also the juicing recipe? How many glasses does he drink? Sorry for so many questions.
Hope the drug will continue eating up the cancer cells and he will have no evidence of disease!
by phaedraco on Mon Feb 27, 2012 06:47 PM
His doc said he will want to do more chemo than my brother will want to do (once there is no evidence of the cancer). His doctor said he has had alot of success with other cancers using Avastin and wanted to try it with him. He told my brother "not to worry about it if the insurance doesn't cover it" so I'm guessing he got it under a clinical trial. He has been lucky in that his side effects are minimal and he is just tired for a day or two and that's it. He is eating as much raw, organic veggies as he can tolerate with some protein (fish and sometimes eggs). His doc's concern was keeping up his weight so he tries to eat lots of high calorie nuts, cheese and avocados, too. He juices once a day with things like Kale, Spinach, Collards, Beets (good for liver), and sweetens the juice with carrots, apples or pears. He is also taking HealthForce Vitamineral Green daily (which has a lot of superfoods, probiotics and lots of good stuff).
by SpringFlowers on Mon Feb 27, 2012 07:14 PM
Good luck to your brother, please google bakingsoda/cancer. I have been on this 7 mo's, i'm now free of mets (previously covered/i'm stg4BC) I do bakingsoda w/honey 1part honey 1/3 part BS. Also, do the puree Asparagus...these do work, don't care what anyone says, i've got lots of friends on these and we all are having great results and they won't interfere w/any medicines. You must keep body PH alkaline, cancer thrives in alkaline body. Diet is the key, remember cancer is not a viral/bacterial or fungal infection, it's anaerobic...diet/nutrition are the key. Please, NO GLUTEMATES. Cancer feeds off glutemates/sugar/soy/red meats. Doc's always want to keep the weight up, but that is feeding the cancer. Eat nuts/whole foods, fruits/ ditch the milk products, cancer feeds off mucus. I went from Stg4/mets in ribs/pelvis/spine/liver/lungs/thyroid and even basal cell carcinoma on my scalp from BC/ As of Feb2, NO METS except tiny spot left in spine, but greatly reduced and know I can eradicate. All this in 7 months from nutritional diet and supplements. I will never have chemo or radiation, was told i'd be dead by last November. I'm still here, all bloodwork perfect, CEA/CA15 T/mkrs are normal, the CA27-29 only 30 points of being normal. It can be done. Research the right supplements for your particular type cancer...google Phytoplankton/Fucoidan/Honokiol. Stay strong for your brother and best to you.
by SpringFlowers on Mon Feb 27, 2012 07:17 PM
Correction: - Keep the body PH Alkaline/ Not PH ACIDIC....Cancer thrives in Acidic body - sugars, glutemates, etc. Cancer cells different from normal cells as cancer cells sucrete an amino acid called glutamate. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells are dependent on glucose (sugar) for survival in the body.
by polyanna on Thu Mar 01, 2012 02:22 AM
phaedraco thanks for sharing and good to hear that chemo is working for your brother. I've read mixed thngs about avastin and seems that it failed to get FDA approval for gastic cancer, see http://pharmastrategyblog.com/2010/02/roches-avastin-fails-i
On the other hand I have seen feeback from forums that it helps control ascites which is currently my mum's biggest concern.
by Mel5787 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 03:18 PM
Phaedraco... so glad to hear that he is doing well. I knew he would :)
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