New to Grade IV Glioblastoma

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New to Grade IV Glioblastoma

by Ali0226 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 05:38 PM

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Well this discussion gives me some hope. I was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma on July 25 had the surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumor out of my right frontal lobe on July 26. Today is my first day of radiation and chemo. I can't find anywhere where somebody from grade 4 has lived an extended life with three young kids it's good to see that there're people here that is been around for over 5 years. Although my doctors continue to tell me not to change my diet I was wondering what other cancer patients diets are? Is there anyone with scientific evidence to work better than others?

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by huxley2006 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 06:31 PM

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Eat healthy is the best advise anyone can give you. There may be a few things you can do when going through therapy. One of the most important is to keep hydrated (lots of water and liquids). You sould ask your docter abiut that.

In terms of things you can do to help fight the cancer you will probably get a lot of information about this diet or that protocol. To date the link between Brain cancer and diet are scanty. I ,for one, am not a believer but you will see different opinions on this board.

Currently 2 + years since recurrence.

Hux...

 

 

 

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by siblingof on Mon Aug 20, 2012 06:45 PM

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I'd advise a healthy diet. We got the same line from our docs, but adopted the diet outlined in David Servan-Schreiber's book Anti-Cancer, anyway. Results: at 20 months we're not doing so hot tumor-wise, but we've sailed through the complications, and I credit the diet largely for that. You want to be in fighting trim for this battle.

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by siblingof on Mon Aug 20, 2012 06:47 PM

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PS-- someone on here said they were trying a ketogenic diet. You can google that... there's some slight evidence to support it, but it seems like a pretty arduous diet.

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by balben on Mon Aug 20, 2012 08:53 PM

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There is always hope Ali0226.  Google Ben Williams and Cheryl Broyle.  My niece was diagnosed with stage IV brainstem GBM in January and is following the same supplement regime that Cheryl follows. In fact they have the same nutritionist from Washington.  My other niece, her sister, is very health conscious and has been researching the nutritional aspect.  By following a very healthy diet, low in carbs and sugars, you cannot go wrong and in fact, it might help.  At the very least, you will be healthier.  The supplements are not in place of medical intervention, but in addition to.  My niece's physician is very much on board.

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by bernadettep on Tue Aug 21, 2012 01:34 AM

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My husband also follows the diet and protocol from dr Jeanne Wallace - nutrional solutions website- and the advice from the Anti Cancer book mentioned above. We feel it has helped my husband tolerate all the treatments very well and allow him to get back to work and back playing hockey a few times. Bernadette
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