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  • annieappleseed has replied to a post on the message board

    I agree, prices are high.  What did you spend using your insurance?  Somehow we generally do not know the cost of conventional medicine.  Did the conventional doc 'guarantee' anything. In 1991 my uncle had a brain tumor, mets from lung cancer (which cleared up so ONLY in brain).  No surgery could take it out.  Docs told me he HAD to have chemo and radiation or he would die in about 3 months....

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      I was quite surprised to see NO mention of nutritional habits, physical activity or stress as risk factors for colorectal (and many other cancers) - "the five most common risk factors for colon cancer: age, sex, waist size, smoking and family history". I founded all-volunteer cancer nonprofit Annie Appleseed Project to help people find info on healthier behaviors that can reduce cancer risks.  In fact we believ...

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        I want to point out that most studies of radiation show harm after about 20 years out.  The average here was eleven years. Secondly as a Patient Advocate I am a strong supporter of healthy lifestyles - if these women were encourage to ADD to their regimens - more fruits and vegetables daily, a walk or other physical activity daily, a stress-relaxation program and perhaps even a detox program along with some die...

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          Was there a difference among those who had radiation treatments and those who did not?  It is difficult to get an entire paper as a Patient Advocate.  (Costly) I wonder whether Integrative onocology techniques designed to reduce radiation issues (adverse effects) might help.  Ann Fonfa, founder Annie Appleseed Project  

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            Every single person with cancer SHOULD be using complementary therapies to offset the terrible toxicities.  This review does NOT mention how many survive in the treated group, NOR does it discuss the short and long-term adverse effects. I founded Annie Appleseed Project as a Patient Advocate to inform folks about the natural approaches that many studies - MANY studies - show can help reduce toxicities and somet...

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            • annieappleseed has replied to a post on the message board

              As someone who has explored complementary and alternative therapies, and founded nonprofit Annie Appleseed Project, I believe it is a REALLY good idea to work with a CAM professional.  Perhaps an acupuncturist because I believe acupuncture can help so much.  I also think Chinese herbs are critical with cancer. My own five years of recurrent (called stage IV) breast cancer, was resolved with Chine...

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              • annieappleseed has replied to a post on the message board

                So sorry to hear of your troubles, you are not alone.  Many who survived a lot of radiation years ago, have issues.  Have you tried green tea (or capsules) acupuncutre, turmeric, probiotics.  These items may reduce symptoms at least. Also for neuropathy, the nonprofit I founded, has a bunch of ideas, found here -http://annieappleseedproject.org/images/HANDOUTNatural_Strategies_to_Reduce_Toxicities.pdf...

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                • annieappleseed has commented on a news story

                  Wondering if full soy food or genestein?  Really wondering if ORGANIC soy?  BIG difference since most soy is Genetically-Modified. I always wonder why researches studying natural products continue to think there is ONE Magic Bullet - not recogizing that MANY nutrients are needed for good health. I founded Annie Appleseed Project to provide info on natural substances. Ann Fonfa

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                  • AmandaJD

                    AmandaJD The trouble with soy products is that if your tumour was oestrogen receptor positive then you should avoid soy products as it is high in oestrogen and that is the last thing you want in your system, unless you wish to raise your risk of recurrence. But the rest of the info is great, A healthy diet, exercise, lots of rest and a happy life style will help you recover. XXX

                  • annieappleseed

                    annieappleseed Amanda I agree that it is a combination of healthy behaviors. I founded Annie Appleseed Project to gather and share such information. BUT I believe the most up-to-date studies clearly show that soy is not harmful even if 'estrogenic'. It seems to be able to occupy the same receptors as drugs like Tamoxifen. Too many studies were done on candy bars with GMO soy bean oil. NOT real food.

                  • annieappleseed

                    annieappleseed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24898224 STUDY

                    "Although concerns have been raised that soy food consumption may be harmful to breast cancer patients, an analysis in 9514 breast cancer survivors who were followed for 7.4 y found that higher postdiagnosis soy intake was associated with a significant 25% reduction in tumor recurrence. MORE

                  • annieappleseed

                    annieappleseed In summary, the clinical and epidemiologic data indicate that adding soy foods to the diet can contribute to the health of postmenopausal women."

                • annieappleseed has replied to a post on the message board

                  I think many folks get long term issues from cancer treatments.  Annie Appleseed Project was founded to provide some info that may help.  Handout is free (all we do is free) and offers some ideas. One of our board members was treated with radiation as a child,30 years later got second cancer, 30 years after that breast cancer.  Still alive, lives well.  Eats veggies, exercises, takes some supplem...

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                  • annieappleseed has replied to a post on the message board

                    Maybe he would consider acupuncture for fatigue?  There's some decent evidence that it could help. 

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                    I am the founder of www.annieappleseedproject.org providing information, education and advocacy about CAM, natural therapies, lifestyle, etc.

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