For the people going more natural route one thing about radiation if you are thinking integrative. I have discovered several sites that link radiation of any kind to significant bone loss (osteopenia & osteoporosis). If you do decide on this route be sure to do everything that benefits bone growth during this process. You can go on cancerdecisions.com and ralph moss has an article on this and the connection. You would be surprised how many bc survivors are now diagnosed with osteoporosis.View Thread
empress_e Your situation sounds very much like my own. My naturopathic oncologist is out of scottsdale, arizona-he also happens to teach at the naturopathic college there. Nutrition is key here and eating more plant foods, juicing, and reducing stress and of course sugar is key for naturopathic treatment. I take many naturopathic immune boosters and supplements. According to how I am doing it changes from time to time. I also juice-red cabbage is my friend and I juice with it and eat it on salads alot. so is raw garlic. For example a few of my supplements are curacel, imm-kine, and AHCC. There are others and some I take in the morning and others I take in the evening. I am doing extremely well-in fact my doctor said to me that I was doing the best of all of his triple negative bc patients. I work out alot and meditate to reduce stress. My levels and now my natural killer cell test are all normal. Vit D is normal and I am still a little low in magnesium so am currently still taking that. My mammogram is normal and my radiation oncologist just gave me a clean bill of health after 1 year from radiation. I used integrative medicine while going thru that and highly recommend that. I have never felt better or stronger than I do at this moment. I used acupunture while going thru this and still go once a month for treatment. Congrats on learning chinese medicine-that can only help you and others. I also did not utilize chemo and don't intend to -that is just a personal choice of mine. Good luck to everyone in whatever treatment you go thru-View Thread
My son has a sleep disorder and acupunture really helped him. He also takes 5HTP and GABA both from health food stores and both natural with no side effects that I am aware of. It puts him out totally. Stress has alot to do with bc as a whole and it sounds like you are stressed. As someone who also has triple negative it is a rough ride. You don't mention diet which I personally feel is extremely important with triple negative. I was so strict when I was going thru treatment and did to get back to that place again with my diet. I am 1 1/2 years out and so far am doing good. Yoga and meditation may help you become mentally strong and to try to destress from all of this. I feel bc survivors will be going thru this throughout the rest of our lives but the idea is not to focus on it but remain as positive as can be. Here is hoping that everything turns out just great on your scans. Hopefully this new year will be a better one for all of us.View Thread
I have been in remission for triple negative for 1 1/2 years now. My story is a little bit different from most. First off I had micromets in 1 lymph node which basically no one really knows what that means. I was diagnosed with grade 3, between stage I and stage IIa in whether you count the micromets or not as positive. After my meetings with the oncologists another lump surfaced and that one although small had microscoptic cells at the margin. I believe in natural medicine so flew to arizona for some consultations and possible treatment with some naturopaths out there. My surgeon recommeded a mastectomy but I elected to have a third surgery just to see if there was more there. The third surgery showed no cancer. Now, I was on a natural protocol including diet, vitamin c infusions, supplements during this time and I feel that did make a difference. Decided against chemo and elected to have radiation with my naturopathic protocol. Sailed thru that (6 weeks) and never felt better. No fatigue, and plenty of energy. Am still on my protocol but all my stats are good and I have never felt better in my life. I don't get sick because of the vit c infusions and in general am in good health. I know I am in the minority here but I just want to let people know about different treatments for triple negative-it is personal choice and of course up to the person how they want to attack this cancer. I wish everyone the best of health and good luck in whatever treatment they decide is the best for them.View Thread
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