Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by RodDeb on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 AM
When they say stage 4 cancer, what does that mean. Is that the end? How many stages are there? My husband just finished Lupron shots again. His PSA was .7 last month. He will go see the doctor again in May. I'm always waiting for the next bomb to drop.
by meraltktr1 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:34 PM
Hi,I have have been sick for almost 2 years from breast cancer,but now I am very very healty.I will say I am surviver.Don 't scare from stage 4 cancer and this is not the end .My father had stage 4 prostate cancer and manage to live very long time .He was the surviver.You never know what cancer will give you.For excample my father also suffered from lung cancer.The most dangerous lung cancer one . Doctors informed us he will live only 2 or 4 mounths ,but my father manage to live 4 years,but after 4 years we lost him becouse of lung cancer not from prostate.
Please, he must believe his body, his mentality and his doctors.He must try to be happy,not thinking ang bad things ,don't even watch tv news.lots of fresh air,stay far away from any king of suger and suger products ,white flour...
Sorry my English not very vell,but I want to write you something as I know very well how the waiting is scary.
I wish the the healtiest to your husband and to you.
by skidan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:50 PM
On Mar 15, 2012 11:40 AM RodDeb wrote: When they say stage 4 cancer, what does that mean. Is that the end? How many stages are there? My husband just finished Lupron shots again. His PSA was .7 last month. He will go see the doctor again in May. I'm always waiting for the next bomb to drop.
On Mar 15, 2012 11:40 AM RodDeb wrote:
Stage 4 is the worse stage, it usually means the cancer has spread to the bones. I have been helping a few stage 4 people, One individual I have been helping has survived more than 2 years when the medical community gave him 4 months to live. Another I know of has been surviving more than 5 years. No one knows how long you have. With alternative medicine you have a much better chance of survival.
Myself I have stage 3 and after 7 years I am in 100% remission. I owe this to alternative medicine. That is why the rich and famous travel to Germany for their cancer treatments.
by genemyers on Fri Mar 16, 2012 04:20 AM
Stage 4 is metastatic disease, to the lymph nodes or bones.
For prostate cancer the TNM classification system is most often used. I see people refer to stage 4 more often in other types of cancer.
Prostate cancer is several diseases and is sometimes slow growing, so depending on other factors such as your husband’s Gleeson score, psa doubling time, imaging results before treatment, and his response to Lupron, he may do very well on treatment for a very long time.
by rjcrossley on Thu Mar 22, 2012 07:29 AM
Hi Roddeb sorry for what your both must be going though here below is abort the venous stages of cancer Having had stage four cancer I know how awful it can be Due to a heart condition the only treatment I have had is what a neuropath put me on in 2008. as any cancer treatment back then could have kill me. I just did for the first year what I posted to you beforehand
You must have heard of this statistic that out of every 3 of us, one of us will get cancer. But do you know that back in 1901, only 1 in 8,000 got cancer? Our body actually tries in so many ways to give us all the warnings and symptoms to tell us that something is not right and we need to do something about it!
Let us see from the Holistic Health Science point of view how cancer develops in 7 stages.
First stage, Enervation.
It is not recognized as a disease yet. Most people will just feel tired, exhausted and worn-out at this stage. The best way to recover from enervation is to get enough sleep as sleep is the greatest energy charger! Inadequate sleep and rest are the main causes of enervation.
Second stage, Toxemia or intoxication.
Toxemia is a state where toxins saturate our body. This happens when we fail to observe our capacities and ignore the symptoms of enervation. We continue to overwork, sleep late and are under great stress.
Third stage, Irritation is when we feel itchy and uncomfortable, or when we have irritating but not painful areas. Irritation results from toxic substances being sensed by our nervous system. Our body is giving us signal to move away from this condition.
Fourth stage, Inflammation.
It's only at this stage that doctors recognize it as disease as it involves pain. Maybe you've experienced this before: you completely lost your appetite; and you don't feel hungry at all even you've not been eating for the whole day, all you want to do is just to sleep and rest! Sounds familiar? The area becomes inflamed due to the continuous irritation of toxic substances. Appendicitis (appendix), tonsillitis (tonsils), hepatitis (liver) and nephritis (kidney) are all inflammation but in different areas.
Fifth stage, Ulceration. Our body use ulcer as a way to drain toxic built-up, it will heal if causes are stopped. Cells and tissue structures are being damaged due to our body's inability to live in increasing toxin.
Sixth stage, Induration, or often called tumor formation.
Induration is the process where our tissue hardened so that ulcer and toxic materials can be kept inside and sealed off by the hardening of the tissue around them. This is a way of quarantining the toxins. This shows how our body tries so hard to protect us even at this stage! However, if we continue with our destructive lifestyles and diet patterns, our body will eventually dissolve the hard tissue when the toxin level is so high and it can no loner take it! This means the toxins will leak and circulate to other parts of the body, and that leads to cancer...
Final stage, Cancer. Our cells have become parasitic at this stage. Cancer is usually fatal, it can ONLY be reversible with the condition of us stopping the causes and indulge in healthful practices, as healthful practices are the universal panacea!
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