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    Interesting article regarding different approaches to fighting cancer/side effects

    found this on the Sloan Kettering Site:
    http://www.curetoday.com/index.cfm/f...rticle_id/2307

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    I couldn't read it through as I did not find it interesting at all. I found it rather irritating.

    Each to his own Gartist I am sure someone will in fact find this as interesting as you did,

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    Yep, I am one of them. I feel a lot can be done and I am glad mainstream Drs are looking at the integrative complementary side of things to help with the symptoms of the treatments we are given.
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    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didee View Post
    Yep, I am one of them. I feel a lot can be done and I am glad mainstream Drs are looking at the integrative complementary side of things to help with the symptoms of the treatments we are given.
    There you go !

    It was the acupuncture that turned me off. Too many large scale studies have shown it works only by the placebo effect. A sugar pill that your doc tells you is chemotherapy would work just as good.
    Age 62
    Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
    Stage 2a Bulky presentation
    Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof
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    It has helped my son with pain and if all in the mind then so be it as either way it helped.
    Diet, exercise is mentioned too, complementary to mainstream treatments..
    Aussie, age 61
    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Years of pain, bleeding, women's plumbing problems. TV ultrasound, tests, eventual hysterectomy 2007, fibroids in lining of Uterus.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011. Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.Still NED Nov 2012.
    Discharged Nov 2014.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma.

    Relapse Apr 2016. AITL. Some chemos then on to allo transplant. Onc says long remission was good. Still very fixable.

    SCT Aug 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didee View Post
    It has helped my son with pain and if all in the mind then so be it as either way it helped.
    Diet, exercise is mentioned too, complementary to mainstream treatments..
    I have an open mind when it comes to such therapies. I think you have to use common sense when it comes to any type of therapy whether it is mainstream or so-called eastern-flavored complimentary therapies. There are mainstream therapies just as there are exotic complimentary therapies that belong in the realm of quakery. Both aspects have their good parts and bad parts.
    Just use your common sense when it comes to such things .. well .. at least that is my approach.
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    As far as nutrition goes, it is best to do your own research regarding that because main stream understanding of nutrition is at a very low primitive level right now in most main stream medical environments. When I was in the hospital at Sloan, they had me speak to the nutritional specialist there. It was a big joke: The lady knew very little about nutrition .. if anything at all. She was totally in the pocket of the Western "Meat And Potatoes" mindset. Any information coming from her mouth was comparable to poison.

 

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