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    Bitter Melon Juice

    I bought some of this for my wife. Supplements. Evidently it showed promising results in rats or mice or whatever they test them on. Study came out a few days ago. It's relatively cheap (compared to chemo) and for the most part safe (diabetics might be more cautious), in fact many people use it in their meals. So maybe will try to get the wife to try it. Not that we're dropping chemo but I am keeping open minded, even though in the past I'd write off most herbal or vitiamin type treatments as hooey.

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    Bitter Melon......Hummmmm it sounds so yummy....lol
    Oct 9,2012 Hubby's ( 65 ) ERCP, Stent put in also told might be cancer
    Oct 23,2012 ( ERCP ) diagnosed. PC on head of pancreas.
    Nov. 5,2012 Whipple at Loma Linda Hosp.... could not be finished due to heart issues
    ( 4 1/2 hours into surgery )told it's also attached to Portal Vein, now only Chemo & Radiation

    1-30-13 Hubby started on his radiation and Pill Chemo ( Xeloda 3200 mg per day ) for six weeks
    3-12-13 ( Bowel blockage) in Hospital Fluid being drained
    4-18-13 New Stent put in metal with mesh
    4-19-13 2nd round of ( Xeloda ) 2 weeks on 1 week off till ? 4000 mg per day for 6 months ( changed to 3000 )
    6-12-13 Large Hernia at surgery site/won't be repaired due to his heart condition also losing toenails ( Xeloda )
    8-9-13 Taken off all Chemo just Living Life now and Keeping him Pain Free "In God's Hands"
    REMISSION NOW PRAYING IT WILL LAST 1-10-14
    3-12-15 Cancer is Back..Now in Hospice 4-10-15
    Passed on to Heaven 4-30-2015 Till you Hold me again...XOXO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wal View Post
    Bitter Melon......Hummmmm it sounds so yummy....lol
    LOL. Yeah, I guess it sounds better than cow dung, which Steve Jobs was supposedly consuming as one of his "alternative" treatments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb57 View Post
    LOL. Yeah, I guess it sounds better than cow dung, which Steve Jobs was supposedly consuming as one of his "alternative" treatments.
    OK now ya got me.....YUCK " not laughing" .....OK maybe I'm laughing a little.....
    Oct 9,2012 Hubby's ( 65 ) ERCP, Stent put in also told might be cancer
    Oct 23,2012 ( ERCP ) diagnosed. PC on head of pancreas.
    Nov. 5,2012 Whipple at Loma Linda Hosp.... could not be finished due to heart issues
    ( 4 1/2 hours into surgery )told it's also attached to Portal Vein, now only Chemo & Radiation

    1-30-13 Hubby started on his radiation and Pill Chemo ( Xeloda 3200 mg per day ) for six weeks
    3-12-13 ( Bowel blockage) in Hospital Fluid being drained
    4-18-13 New Stent put in metal with mesh
    4-19-13 2nd round of ( Xeloda ) 2 weeks on 1 week off till ? 4000 mg per day for 6 months ( changed to 3000 )
    6-12-13 Large Hernia at surgery site/won't be repaired due to his heart condition also losing toenails ( Xeloda )
    8-9-13 Taken off all Chemo just Living Life now and Keeping him Pain Free "In God's Hands"
    REMISSION NOW PRAYING IT WILL LAST 1-10-14
    3-12-15 Cancer is Back..Now in Hospice 4-10-15
    Passed on to Heaven 4-30-2015 Till you Hold me again...XOXO

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    When I was using Black Salve for some skin tumors, mostly basil cell and squamous cell and two melanoma, I had the one version I used had bitter melon in it. I really do not know if it made a difference because when I made up my own black salve with out the bitter melon it worked as well as what I bought with the bitter melon in it.

    Since this forum is more towards conventional treatment you might not get many responses.
    73 Year old Husband has/had:
    1-23-13 Mass on pancreas. Stent placed. Adenocarcinoma diag.
    Jan 31,2013. Stage three due to non operable.
    2-18-13 Port placed.
    2-19-13-First Folfox round. Folfox rounds reduced after third and tenth through 7-26-13.
    8-2-13 CT scan Mass strands have moved away from SMV.
    8-14-13 Whipple. Pathology clean margins no lymph involvement. Hospitalized 24 days.
    11-5-13 Still too weak after surgery and pneumonia for chemo
    12-4-13-CT scan and blood work
    12-10-13-CT scan clear NED Blood work Ca 19-9 35 No chemo or radiation at this time.WT184.6
    2-26-14 Next CT scan and Blood work Still NED Doing great so far.
    5-29-14 Next CT scan
    6-3-14 CT Scan still NED Ca 19-9 31.5
    8-26-14-CT Scan and blood work Ca 19-9 31.4 and Still NED
    12-2-14- CT Scan Ca19-9 30.1 NED with Concern for filled area on lung Check next scan. Could be more pneumonia scaring.WT211.7

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    Yes! I believe in bitter for the whats in called in it that is supposed to help! I personally believe in herbal with a chemo combo. I don't take anything specific anymore but I will probably go back to it when I get some sort of routine down. Good job in giving in a try!
    www.CancerKickinGirl.com

    Fall 2011 - SO SICK. Should have seen a Dr. for diagnosis!!
    Beg. of 2012 Age 26 - Almost DEAD & diagnosed Stage 4 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer - Spread to Liver, Lymph nodes, Stomach, Cervix, Abdomen & Bowels... VERY SEVERE CASE of PC
    8/12 - Hospitalized for a week for spleen rupture
    2/13 Chemo stable/ cysts shrunk, no growth - I'll take that
    3/13 Hospitalized for hole in fistula in colon caused by cancer. Got stent and healing!

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    Bitter Melon Drink Recipe

    Having read about the benefits of Bitter Melon for both diabetes and pancreatic cancer, I decided to try to find out a good way to use it. I am diabetic and my husband is a 49 month pancreatic cancer survivor. I found a recipe for this juice on the Internet.

    1/2 of a bitter melon
    1/2 of a cucumber
    2 stalks of celery
    1/2 of a green pepper
    1 green apple (I chose a Granny Smith)

    At first, I used my juicer to make this blend but have recently bought a Vitamix machine and am blending the entire vegetable/fruit (sans apple seeds) and it is more of a smoothy than a juice. The taste is actually quite refreshing! I will let you know what our results (health-wise) are....Good luck!

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    Bonjo,

    Just wondering what treatments your husband has had for his pancan?
    March 21, 2011 - Dad diagnosed. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma on head of pancreas.
    April 2011 - Gemcitabine and radiation for a total of 12 weeks.
    October 14, 2011 - Successful Whipple procedure. Cancer free! Best 5 months of my life!!!
    March 2, 2012 - CT scan and discovery of possible mets to both lungs.
    March 23, 2012 - Biopsy confirmed recurrence.
    May 2, 2012 - Folfiri regimen started. Stopped after 2 treatments due to infection.
    June 2, 2012 - Switched to Xeloda
    Sept. 21, 2012 - No more chemo...treatment not working anymore. Now we wait and pray.
    October 6, 2012 - My dad is now at peace in Heaven, watching over us until we meet again.

    ♥ Forever in my heart! Miss you every day more than words can say! ♥

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    Hi Debbie! He was diagnosed on March 25, 2009 and had a Whipple Procedure done by Dr. Diane Simeone at the University of Michigan Cancer Center. Soon after, he had chemo and radiation. In January of 2011, the PC returned...to his Omental Drape. We started a clinical trial @ U of M in March. It involved chemo and a "Hedgehog Inhibitor". Tudors slowly got smaller but he found that he couldn't eat and he lost a lot of weight. So in June, 2012, we left that CT. After checking out other CTs, we started another CT @ U of M, which utilized a protein inhibitor. It kept the rumors stable until February of this year. Two weeks ago, he began chemotherapy utilizing Ocilliplatin (sp?) and Xeloda...our hope is to see the tumor shrink again but we are constantly searching for promising new CTs. We have also found supplements and healthy foods that are purported to help to extinguish this HORRIBLE BULLY CANCER! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Love!

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    I just now noticed the "history" of your father's illness...I am new to this page. I am so sorry...

 

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