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    George Ashkar method - ovarian cancer treatment

    Hello,
    My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 4 years ago. She got through chemotherapy and 2 surgeries. Now we are at the point when we thought everything's gonna be fine, but she has some dripstone on her backbone and she suffers a lot. In the next few days we'll know if it's possible to irradiate the place of dripstone. At the moment we are looking for alternative ways of treatment, maybe there are some new ways of treating ovarian cancer in the world? We also found this treatment suggested by George Ashkar with usage of chickpea to help the body get rid of toxins. Have anyone used this method? What are your opinions? I would appreciate if you could share your knowledge in this topic

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    Sorry your concerns have brought you here, however, we are a science based site therefore alternative treatments scientifically unproven is not something we engage in.

    Our suggestion is to speak with your Mom's oncologist in regards to viable treatment options.

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    Geroge Ashkar is a 100% quack! He promises a 100% cure for cancer. Where are the survivors? Even one?

    He is self-deluded, mistaken or lying.

    Do not give mom any "alternative" medicine, as it is ineffective at best and will kill her at worst. And it costs.

    Have a look at this site for some idea of how many nutjobs, thieves, liars and hucksters are active on the web:

    https://www.quackwatch.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by po18guy View Post
    Geroge Ashkar is a 100% quack! He promises a 100% cure for cancer. Where are the survivors? Even one?

    He is self-deluded, mistaken or lying.

    Do not give mom any "alternative" medicine, as it is ineffective at best and will kill her at worst. And it costs.

    Have a look at this site for some idea of how many nutjobs, thieves, liars and hucksters are active on the web:

    https://www.quackwatch.org/
    Thank you for your answer. Yet I'm not satisfyed with it and I'm afraid we are running out of options. Are there any new therapies that we could look into about ovarian cancer?

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    I am sorry you are not satisfied with the responses given.

    Not sure where you reside as treatment options can greatly vary based on world region. Your Mom's best option is to discuss clinical trials with her doctor. While some do not qualify, you will only know if your Mom's fits the necessary protocol to be accepted into a trial.

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    Second or even third opinions save lives. A second opinion saved my life. As to anything outside of science-based medicine, there are countless examples of failure and I know of not a single case in which these so-called "alternative" treatments have actually been effective.

    As Lisa said, clinical trials (and 2nd or 3rd opinions) are your mom's best bet. Alternative salespeople (and they are selling a promise if not a product) fill the earth, gladly accepting cash from those who are desperate to saves their lives. The sad fact is that some cancers are unstoppable.

    This is a time in which balancing mom's options with simply spending time with her can be crucial. After all, you cannot be certain how long your own life will be! In the US, 102 people lose their lives daily in traffic collisions. Suddenly and without warning.

    As to clinical trials, you may search for the available trials here: www.clinicaltrials.gov
    Type "ovarian cancer" into the search box and look for those trials which are recruiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by po18guy View Post
    Second or even third opinions save lives. A second opinion saved my life. As to anything outside of science-based medicine, there are countless examples of failure and I know of not a single case in which these so-called "alternative" treatments have actually been effective.

    As Lisa said, clinical trials (and 2nd or 3rd opinions) are your mom's best bet. Alternative salespeople (and they are selling a promise if not a product) fill the earth, gladly accepting cash from those who are desperate to saves their lives. The sad fact is that some cancers are unstoppable.

    This is a time in which balancing mom's options with simply spending time with her can be crucial. After all, you cannot be certain how long your own life will be! In the US, 102 people lose their lives daily in traffic collisions. Suddenly and without warning.

    As to clinical trials, you may search for the available trials here: www.clinicaltrials.gov
    Type "ovarian cancer" into the search box and look for those trials which are recruiting.
    Thank you all for your answers. I'll look at clinicaltrials.gov for some new treatment. You asked about residence - we are from Poland, but we can go anywhere to find proper help for my mom so if you have any idea - don't hesitate to present it to me and I'll look into it.

    Thank you once again.

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    I would think that some of the best treatment would be found in Germany, as they conduct quite a large amount of research there.

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    I have one more question - what is your opinion about ultrasound therapy? I mean HIFU - I found it on clinicaltrials in UK and this could be an option. Does anyone have any experience with this method?

    Thank you.

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    It has been used since 2015 in the US against prostate cancer, but as to ovarian, I do not think there is any data outside of the clinical trials. If it is at Christies in the UK, you might email or call them and ask to speak with the investigator involved in that trial.

 

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