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Alternative vs. Conventional

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Alternative vs. Conventional

by Ann_K_1 on Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:00 AM

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I have had a mastectomy for invasive and non-invasive lobular cancer in-situ tumor grade 2. During the surgery a positive lymph node was found in the breast tissue. I did not have sentinel node nor axillary dissection done. I have been on a number of supplements including ellagic Acid, essiac, Indole-3, green Tea and flax seeds. It has been suggested that I take chemo. Four rounds of A-c and four rounds of Taxol. Has anyone out there just used alternative methods instead of the conventional/ I have agreed to take the Arimidex but nothing more. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Ann

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by Wendy_C on Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:00 AM

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To Ann and whoever else: I am a two-time cancer survivor; thyroid and breast three years later. I have changed a lot about my life, speaking up for me is one. Foods, teas, supplements, herbs, meditation and prayer have been my allies. I would like more info about the 714X--I'll research when finished here. I have done some hospice work, and as far as I am concerned, I'll take my chances with cancer. The oncologist that I see for blood tests every six months is not happy with me at all, but my quality of life is great. We ride the motorcycle hours on end, we laugh and play. LIVE in other words. Good luck. I'm here for support if anyone needs it. Wendy Cody

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by Jan_T_1 on Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:00 AM

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Good for you!!! I've skipped recommendations...and keeping a watchful eye through blood tests and bone scan...Is the breast cancer estrogen related?

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by Wendy_C on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM

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Yes, Judy it was found to be estrogen sensitive. Interestingly, against HRT, I had been taking Estroven, natural menopausal over the counter. The body responded to it the same way apparently. I don't take that now, or any other hormone replacement other than the thyroxine.

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by Wendy_C on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM

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Ooops--was replying to Jan previously.:)

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by j_Kenneth on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM

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Wendy, Why wouldn't your oncologist be happy for you? If your "medicine" is working, isn't that the main thing? Thanks.. Kay

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by Janice_L on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM

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My breast cancer has spread to the liver. Am on Faslodex (shot once a month). Oncologist says next step is chemo. He says I have one year in the short term to live and 3 to 4 long term if I go through chemo? Anyone else going through this? I'm wondering what else I can do - are we being aggressive enough? Thanks for all help. Jan

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by Marilyn_T_2 on Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:00 AM

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Jan--Let me encourage you to keep looking for answers. In my nonprofessional opinion chemo is not the answer. Your liver needs all the help it can get to become healthy. I have posted several messages on this site relating to Ann's question. They will give you more information than I will go into here. My nutritionist tells me that most of us suffer from a fungal infection which impairs the liver and results in estrogen levels rising. In my case, high estrogen levels gave me cyclical migraines and set me up for cancer taking hold. We are working to repair my liver and other things. Glyconutrients are anti-fungal and help the body to repair the immune system. I have been taking them since November 2002. My nutritionist uses them as a base for her therapies to bring the body back into balance. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn

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by Concetta_J on Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:00 AM

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Dear Jan, It seems you are doing all you can. (follow oncologist's prescriptions and finding other ways to strengthen your body). However, if I were you, I would not believe this 1 year or 3/4 years survival thing. Many people have beaten the time limits their doctors gave them. Keep doing all you can for your body (conventional and sensible alternative medicine) but tells your body and yourself you are going to live many happy years (with no limits in minds). I read an interesting book regarding all this but cannot remember the title or author's name. The author is a surgeon that specialized in cancer. Anyway Jan. Have a wonderful new 2004 year and many, many afterwards. Kindly, Concetta

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by Janice_L on Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:00 AM

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Thanks for all the encourgement Conchetta. - I've been through a lot of battles in this 16 year war and am still confident and living my life to the fullest. God bless you. Jan
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