Anyone Stage 3 survivors out there who had a double mastectomy and chose Alternative Medicine following surgery?
I was diagnosed with multifocal bilateral bc on May 3, had a double mastectomy July 1 which resulted in 1 positive lymph node of 8 taken and a section of one tumor not taken because it was attached to the chest wall. I'm curious if anyone has opted for using high dose vitamin C given intravenously, supplements, balancing ph levels, and an organic vegan diet?View Thread
I was diagnosed in May with multiple bifocal breast cancer, had a double mastectomy July 1 and am weighing options moving forward. They were unable to remove a section of one tumor attached to my chest wall and 1 of 8 nodes removed tested positive.
I would like to know if anyone out there has had surgery and then opted out of chemo and radiation by using high dose Vitamin C injections, numerous supplements, balancing ph levels; and an organic vegan diet?View Thread
I have had genetic testing and was found negative for the gene. I'd hardly consider being in my famy a choice of bad luck. I would suggest googling Vitamin S relationship to breast cancer and on another note their role in eliminating toxins in our body. I dong claim to know the cause or cure for cancer just that there is not only one way to be cured. Best of luck to you.View Thread
There is much more to alternative treatments than a vegan lifestyle and balancing ph levels. Please also read about vitamin and mineral deficiencies, high dose Vitamin C and The role of Vitamin D in breast cancers. While I appreciate each persons right to choose their own course, it is bothersome to be told alternative treatments would not made a world of difference when there are so many survivors resulting from exactly this approach. I'm open minded enough to know for some traditional approaches are the correct approach but I would never be do closed minded as to direct anyone to a specific type of treatment without doing all of my research and talking to survivors from all approaches and why these approaches are slowly being integrated into mainstream medicine. I went to my oncologist today pleasantly surprised they ordered Vitamin D levels to be checked. I come from a family with 5 family members with breast cancer, (and 7 others lost to lung, colon, pancreatic, small tissue sarcoma and melanoma) This was the first time that test was ordered.View Thread
I appreciate your opinion Gail particularly coming from a professional viewpoint. I have not made up my mind and am seeking input. It's quite frustrating to have met survivors who have done just what I stated before and reversed their cancers. While we can't change our blood ph levels we can change the our body's environment and what systems are working too hard to digest food therefore not eliminating toxins. Cancer cannot survive in an environment with a ph level of 7.5 or higher. Do you agree with this statement and believe that alkaline food products do help maintain a healthy ph level?View Thread
Why? I'm looking at survival, lack of toxicity in my body, and completing this phase of life with the least damage to my mind, body and spirit. I met several people) in my own geographical area that I could meet in person) who opted out of surgery; chemo and radiation for alternative approaches and are 3,5,and 10 years cancer free without every experiencing the side effects of traditional treatments. These are individuals whose cancers were far more progressed or aggressive than my own and if anyone does do the research and not just follow the path the doctors ordered I feel many more would be seeking these answers. It's a tough decision once you've done the research. The health care system has many flaws causing many Americans to seek other options. There are treatments practiced in other countries successfully but banned in the USA by the FDA. I'm taking control of my responsibility to be part of my own health care rather than just follow what the doctor ordered. It's bothersome that I'm met with three oncologists and I have 3 different approaches. There is no solid course of treatment except what each doctor prescribes so I'd like to be open minded to make the best decision. Honestly what I've found is both sides are beyond strong emotions discussing this subject while all I'm seeking is information - one of the strongest tools in fighting cancer today.View Thread