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  • lsmith has replied to a post on the message board

    Have you read the "China Study?" I liked it a lot. I have read Grain Brain. We are vegan and have been for about 11 years. To each his own.  I think a lot of different things work for a lot of people. Regardless, I think most of it is about diet and lifestyle.

    Wednesday at 7:57 PM view post
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      They don't know.  They are guessing based on previous results from others. Change his/your diet and lifestyle and prove them wrong every year!

      Wednesday at 3:26 PM view post
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        I hope you have a great report.  Doctors tell you what they have learned.  They typically know little or nothing about nutrition. They are doing what they know.  Based on his experience, I am sure he was telling you the truth. I just think we all need to look outside of the box. I hope you have many healthy years ahead of you!

        Wednesday at 2:31 PM view post
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          My husband went to Duke.  We liked both Dr Friedmans. We loved it there.  We eventually followed our favorite doctor to CT where he moved back to be with his father who was ill.  I know that others have been knocked out of treatment because they had started chemo somewhere else.  It's likely because their immune systems were shot due to the chemo and their stemcells couldn't be collected for use ...

          Wednesday at 1:43 PM view post
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            Because my husband is a cancer free GBM survivor (11 1/2 years) people with GBMs tend to find us.  I have been in conversation with the daughter of one for the past month or so. His story is important so I thought I would share. He was diagnosed in June of 2014.  He was given 3+ weeks. He had surgery to debulk.  It went well and they got most of it. He opted out of all typical medical treatment (no ch...

            Wednesday at 1:30 PM view post
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              I was just talking about how, while the death of a loved one is sad no matter when they died, it always seems more difficult if it was just before Christmas (if that is what the family celebrated) or the first Christmas following their death. I find that most people with cancer die of the side effects from the treatments and the cancer itself.  It sad.  I am sure that my husband will not die of cancer as l...

              December 19 at 2:15 PM view post
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                Look in to diet and lifestyle changes.  It can make a world of difference without the side effects. I truly believe that some day we will be using natural treatments like food & supplementation and wonder why we ever used chemo and radiation. My husband was diagnosed with a GBM in May of 2003 & has been cancer free for 11 years this month. Healthy Blessings to you all. 

                December 17 at 4:30 PM view post
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                  My husband was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma in May of 2003.  He had a biopsy to verify it, surgery at Duke (Dr. Allan Friedman who I would highly recommend) and went through "regular" radiation, monoclonal antibody therapy (injected radiation) and a year of chemo. He opted out of chemo early, not because he had a bad experience, because he didn't.  He opted out because by that time we had found diet and li...

                  November 05 at 4:32 PM view post
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                    I think you need to keep in mind that not all doctors work well with all people's personalities.  I found ALL of the doctors at Duke (And we saw many, including both Friedman's, Dr. Reardon and our favorite, Dr. Vrendenburgh. (Who we eventually followed to Connecticut when he moved). We went to Duke from May of 2003 when my husband was life flighted to a Toledo hospital when he experienced a bleed on his brain a...

                    November 05 at 4:02 PM view post
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                      It is always a choice, the more informed the better. Different strokes for different folks. Cancer is big business. Sure there are those who are in it simply and kindly to help people but the business itself, it's about money.  There are plenty of people who have had the Gliadel wafers and are no longer with us just as many of the people who had the same treatment as my husband (atleast the ones we have met...

                      July 31 at 4:32 PM view post
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                      About lsmith

                      Caregiver
                      Brain Cancer
                      Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention, Chemotherapy, Diet, Radiation, Side Effects, Spiritual Support, Alternative Treatments

                      My husband was diagnosed with a grade 4 Glioblastoma in May of 2003. He is an 11+ year survivor. He went to Duke. While we love the caring wonderful doctors & nurses there & looked forward to our check up visits (until we followed our doctor to CT) we know that it was our change in diet that has kept him here. We have watched multiple brain tumor patients die over the past 11 years and the one thing none of them were willing to do... diet and lifestyle. We are convinced that it is our diet and lifestyle that has kept my husband cancer free, illness free and healthy for the past 11+ years. It is all about what you put in your body. Be your own health advocate!

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