by vwxyz on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:02 PM
Then why can't stage 3 anaplastic oligodendroglioma brain cancer be cured with things that boost the immune system? Why does it cost so much for all the proven products? Any realistic suggestions would help.
We are approaching one year left before the Drs. say the brain cancer will come back, and my son has a condition that causes his brain to ooze blood in dozens of places deep in his brain when the brain is irritated. It is called deep cavernous malformation. The cause of it was not when he was born but what the Drs. had to do to save his life in an experimental bone marrow transplant and the treatment between age 5 and 12 for ALL Leukemia as his body was growing. (41-34 years ago).
The treatment today for ALL Leukemia is not as radical as it was when my son was 5-12. The bone marrow transplant for my son was concidered experimental back then. 99% parents of children refused it and let their children die because the chance of survival was 30%. It has changed quite a bit for the better through the years, which makes me glad for people lucky enough to undergo the transplant today.
by Mjnorman2002 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 03:08 AM
by Spudlady on Mon Aug 27, 2012 03:56 AM
Actually the immune system gets rid of millions upon billions of bad cells everyday that are cancerous, or potentially cancerous. Cancer is caused by many many different gene mutations that happen because of aging, exposure to chemicals, smoke, alcohol, tar etc etc etc. . They are our own cells, but with fundamental differences. They no longer know how to die, they can metastasize, create blood vessels, and have a hyper state - they no longer have a resting phase. The immune system can no longer fight them. There are certain cancers like melanoma, that do go into spontaneous remission, and one of the main treatments for melanoma is meant to try to push the immune system into overdrive to fight the melanoma.
Boosting the immune system is complex. Many supplements make the claimthat they are immmune system boosters, but immune system health is likely tied to a number of factors- adequate nutrition, especially in childhood when the immune system learns its job, exercise, body weight, adequate vitamin D, sleep, limited exposure to toxins and heredity. Freedom from stress, loneliness, grief, and the presence of love, and caring, adequate social interaction have also been shown to affect the immune system and resistance to disease.
by siblingof on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:18 PM
by huxley2006 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 01:24 PM
Interestingarticle I read shows that people who suffer allergies get brain much lessthanthose. Something to do with an activeimmunesystem
by siblingof on Mon Aug 27, 2012 02:34 PM
by mollie924 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 05:12 PM
I wanted to ask how many people on this forum do have allergies. I have read the same articles which infer that people with allergies are less likely to have cancer. My husband does not have allergies. Some people have them in childhood and then outgrow them while others don't develop allergies until their 20's. I wonder if having them from childhood gives more protection as opposed to someone getting them in their 20's.
by Leslee1204 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 05:27 PM
by mollie924 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 09:01 PM
here's the link
by Nina77 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:51 PM
few years ealrier 4 or 3 my mom developed allergy but later GBM came as well.
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