Alternative Treatments Lung Cancer Stage 4

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any alternative treatments they are trying for cancer?
    My husband has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Another tumor has been treated in his brain with the gamma knife. It had been 3 years since the first tumor in his brain and the lung cancer were discovered. Are you eating any certain foods, taking any vitamins?Thanks.
    For Goddess: He doesn't have an appointment for 3 weeks and nothing was mentioned about further chemo or radiation.

    • ANSWER:
      there is a place called cancer treatment centers of america. try them cancer is all they do.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of alternative medicines for stage four lung cancer?
    My father is a heart tranplant reciepiant. Are there alternative treatments out there he could possibly be a canidate for? Something else besides the traditional chemo that won't affect his current meds?

    • ANSWER:
      I have researched this so much since my grandpa had lung cancer and I would not give up hope! First of all, there is something called "laetrile" which is found in the pits of certain fruits like peaches, you can also get it from almonds.
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/laetrile/Patient/page2
      Here is a website on it. It is not FDA approved (of course not) so they do not use it in the USA but in other countries they actually give you shots of it, etc. and I've heard it works for cancer, havent' heard any first hand accounts of it working for lung cancer though.
      Also, there is something called "essiac" and here is a website on it:
      http://www.essiac-herbal.com/
      There is also a dr. named dr. loraine day and her website is :
      http://www.drday.com/
      She had a deadly form of cancer and refused all treatments and she cured herself. Suzanne Somers did the same thing. But if you choose alternative meds you must refrain from taking chemo and radiation in order for them to work. I am not a doctor so I'm not telling you to do this, just giving you the info.
      When we asked the doctors why some of this stuff worked for suzanne somers, etc, they said "just a miracle", they had no reasoning behind it and they could not explain to us why the medical field would not look into it further. Sorry for ranting, I am really passionate about this, after my grandpa got sick it made me want to be a holistic health practicioner. I feel cancer patients should have an easier way than just "your going to die but we might be able to extend your life with these drugs" when the drugs just weaken your immune system! I think if you have like stage 4 cancer, again this is just my personal opinion, you should not do chemo or radiation, just do a cleanse. If your cancer isn't as bad, then chemo I feel has shown to be effective. Sorry for ranting, I wish you all the luck and I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. My heart goes out to you, I have been there. Blessings!

  3. QUESTION:
    My Brother has cancer in five places in his body he is in hospice how long will he live?
    My brother has lung cancer and pancreatic cancer, spine, skin. How long will he live .He is in Hospice now.

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depends on his body and his fighting will.. but most off the will TO survive.. but anyway

      the body will give out before the body .. so it can be 1 day - months to years.. its possible

      even if he is in stage 4 now.. depending on what treatments he's gotten and what state he is in .. the cancer is still curable by means of alternative medicine..

      Cancer is actually a microbe that is inside a cell and on the out side. This microbes lives in cells that lack an oxygenated state. Which means the Microbe can be killed with oxygen. *yeah i know its hard to believe but as you know or would like to know that Organized Medicine is there for money and profits and not really the truth.. Don't blame your doctors always, cause they were trained and somewhat brainwashed to selling drugs and things that hurt you. Chemo for example can work but side effects are simple, they kill the good cells.. you don't want to do this.

      YOu have to attack the microbe it self then once that is done the cell it self will heal back to normal in 2 weeks to a up to a year or so depending on the area affected.

      depending how open you are .. you can contact me on yahoo answers if your interested in the alternative approach to fixing your brother, its up to you .. If he does go or your family decides it.. hope he goes without pain..

  4. QUESTION:
    What causes fatigue in cancer patient who are NOT going through chemo or radiation therapy?
    My mom has pancreatic cancer and is SO fatigued. She is not doing chemo or radiation. It's just wiping her out. What causes that? What will help? She can barely brush her teeth some days.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably a combination of a lot of things. I am sure her immune system is low so her body is trying to boost it, and it is trying to use what little it has to fight the cancer. It is also a result of the cancer fighting her, cancer needs energy to grow just like anyother cell in your body. I am sure she is not eating as well as she should be and so she is not getting all the nutrients she needs, and that affects fatique as well, As does fear and depression, which comes with having cancer.

      She should be taking supplements and trying to boost her immune system. If her doctor does not have any god suggestions find a nutritionist, natural doctor or alternative doctor, they are much better with supplements.

      I don't know what she is doing or not doing overall for treatment, but this is what I am doing for my mom.

      I know how you feel, my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer in May, they did radiation and chemo which got rid of the cancer in her lung and lymph nodes in and between her lungs. But, it had spread into her bones and several other lymph nodes, they did more radiation and chemo but she and was only given a few months to live, that was in mid-august. I could not accept losing my mom who is only 43 so I did a lot of research and found what I feel is her best hope.

      I am currently in the Bahamas with my mother. There is a clinic here that has been in operation for over 30 years. We have been here for 4 of our 8 week stay, everyday is really inspiring. A lot of the patients stick around in the meeting room/ waiting room to visit, and share stories and catch up. There are 40 people all talking and laughing, talking about cancer and life. The returning patients talk about how bad their cancer was 4, 8, 10, 18 even 28 years ago when they started coming to the clinic, the cancer that has since disappeared. There is nothing dangerous or foreign to the treatment, just building up your immune system in a very effective manner that allows it to identify and fight the cancer. If you want to know more contact me or go to www.immunemedicine.com I cannot tell you how impressed I am with what I have seen and how my mother has already improved. I know one man who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he skipped all US, conventional (poisonous, dangerous) options and went to the Bahamas and is doing great now. Another man who has been coming here for 18 years that had prostate cancer. People with just about every type of cancer. But, they are honest here, you send them your medical information and they will tell you whether they believe they can help you or not, and they will send you home if they don't think you are benefiting.

      My mom has shown drastic improvements and is feeling so much better. and we are in the Bahamas so we are having a good Mother-Daughter vacation. When we got here she was on 75 mg of morphine a day plus 6ml of liquid morphine a day, now she rarely takes any morphine, and only occasionally takes Advil. Some of the pain she does get is associated with tumor kill, it happens to most patients as their immune system begins quickly destroying the cancer cells, it is a good thing.

      There are a lot of "alternative" treatments out there worth looking into. I have also done a lot of research on the Cesium Chloride/DMSO treatment and think that it has merit and you can do it at home.

      The clinic here believes that a supplement/liquid called VIBE works really well in addition to other treatments, I am going to look in to that some more.

      One very helpful website is www.cancertutor.com

      US doctors push chemo and radiation, but when you look at the statistics and side effects it is not a good option for most people. My Mom had both before we came here and now that I know more about them and have researched them I feel horrible that I let her go through them. She was lucky (so far) the only long term side effect she has shown is short term memory loss.

      The stories I have heard from the other patients here about how they were treated by US medicine astound me. One lady went home to have a shunt put in her liver so she would be ok to come here, but they refused to put it in unless she agreed to do chemotherapy, is that what our country is about? Denying helpful procedures unless we agree to dangerous, toxic ones? The drug companies run US medicine at least when it comes to cancer treatment and it is sad. Most doctors will tell you not to try alternative medicine and some will refuse to even see you again if you do. To some degree they are not to blame, they have not been taught anything about it other than that it is evil and wrong and they would be rejected by their colleagues if they suggested alternatives.

      I am not saying that this will cure anyone, but I have seen dozens of people that it has helped and dozens more that are just starting, but already showing improvement.

      Please whatever you do, research first.

      I am so happy my mom is feeling better and I want to be able to help everyone else who's parent, sibling, child, friend or self has cancer, I know how it feels to watch them get worse and watch the treatment make them more sick.

      Good luck!! My prayers are with your family.

  5. QUESTION:
    looking for help to increase the effectiveness of chemo and radiation prior to and during?
    I have been just diagnosed with nsclc stage IIIb have yet to see onocologist would like any info on how others have helped themself to increase effectiveness of treatment

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. :-( The most important things to do to help make your treatment as effective as possible are:

      1. If you smoke, please stop now! Chemo and radiation (and surgery, if your NSCLC is operable) can take a toll on your lungs, so do everything you can to maintain your pulmonary function.

      2. Make sure your surgeon, medical oncologist (for chemo) and your radiation oncologist (for radiation, of course) work together to coordinate the best possible course of treatment. Lack of communication between physicians in this type of case can be deadly. :-(

      3. Eat a healthy diet and DON'T LOSE WEIGHT. One problem associated with lung cancer is loss of appetite and cachexia. If your treatments are interfering with your appetite, how well you can taste/smell food, or if you have nausea or vomiting, talk with your doctors. Weight loss is generally associated with poorer outcomes, so keep eating and drinking plenty of fluids, even if you don't want to.

      4. DON'T MISS ANY TREATMENTS OR APPOINTMENTS. This may sound obvious, but I've seen an incredible number of people who take a day or two off from their radiation treatments because they don't think it will matter. It DOES! The frequency of your radiation or chemo treatments is optimized to provide the greatest possible benefit. Missing treatments decreases the likelihood of controlling your disease.

      5. If you think things are moving too slowly, be a (polite) pain in the butt. :-) Ask questions. Get a second opinion if you are uncomfortable with the advice and treatment timeline you are given by your oncologists.

      6. If you are thinking of alternative treatments, be sure to discuss them with your oncologists. Some alternative therapies will reduce the effectiveness of conventional treatments or increase the likelihood of complications.

      7. Join a support group, talk to a therapist, keep up your relationships with your friends and family - this is often neglected because it doesn't seem "important". It is!!! Having people around to support you when things are rough will be more helpful than you can imagine.

      Good luck - I hope it all turns out well for you!

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone out there with breast cancer had any success with Essiac?
    I'm trying to filter through all the alternative treatments out there to give my good friend some guidance on what she should try in addition to her chemo. She has HER 2 negative breast cancer. If you've had success with this or any other products, please let me know what they are and where to get them. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel, my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer in May, they did radiation and chemo which got rid of the cancer in her lung and lymph nodes in and between her lungs. But, it had spread into her bones and several other lymph nodes, they did more radiation and chemo but she and was only given a few months to live, that was in mid-august. I could not accept losing my mom who is only 43 so I did a lot of research and found what I feel is her best hope. Maybe a good option for your friend , too, there are a lot of breast cancer patients here as well. Also, while she is doing shemo look into interveneous vitamin C, you would probably have to do it through an alternative doctor, because mainstream doctors unfortunately are not well versed in natural supplements. I listed a few links for vitamin c info at the end.

      I am currently in the Bahamas with my mother. There is a clinic here that has been in operation for over 30 years. We have been here for 4 of our 8 week stay, everyday is really inspiring. A lot of the patients stick around in the meeting room/ waiting room to visit, and share stories and catch up. There are 40 people all talking and laughing, talking about cancer and life. The returning patients talk about how bad their cancer was 4, 8, 10, 18 even 28 years ago when they started coming to the clinic, the cancer that has since disappeared. There is nothing dangerous or foreign to the treatment, just building up your immune system in a very effective manner that allows it to identify and fight the cancer. If you want to know more contact me or go to www.immunemedicine.com I cannot tell you how impressed I am with what I have seen and how my mother has already improved. I know one man who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he skipped all US, conventional (poisonous, dangerous) options and went to the Bahamas and is doing great now. Another man who has been coming here for 18 years that had prostate cancer. People with just about every type of cancer. But, they are honest here, you send them your medical information and they will tell you whether they believe they can help you or not, and they will send you home if they don't think you are benefiting.

      My mom has shown drastic improvements and is feeling so much better. and we are in the Bahamas so we are having a good Mother-Daughter vacation. When we got here she was on 75 mg of morphine a day plus 6ml of liquid morphine a day, now she rarely takes any morphine, and only occasionally takes Advil. Some of the pain she does get is associated with tumor kill, it happens to most patients as their immune system begins quickly destroying the cancer cells, it is a good thing.

      There are a lot of "alternative" treatments out there worth looking into. I have also done a lot of research on the Cesium Chloride/DMSO treatment and think that it has merit and you can do it at home.

      The clinic here believes that a supplement/liquid called VIBE works really well in addition to other treatments, I am going to look in to that some more.

      One very helpful website is www.cancertutor.com

      US doctors push chemo and radiation, but when you look at the statistics and side effects it is not a good option for most people. My Mom had both before we came here and now that I know more about them and have researched them I feel horrible that I let her go through them. She was lucky (so far) the only long term side effect she has shown is short term memory loss.

      The stories I have heard from the other patients here about how they were treated by US medicine astound me. One lady went home to have a shunt put in her liver so she would be ok to come here, but they refused to put it in unless she agreed to do chemotherapy, is that what our country is about? Denying helpful procedures unless we agree to dangerous, toxic ones? The drug companies run US medicine at least when it comes to cancer treatment and it is sad. Most doctors will tell you not to try alternative medicine and some will refuse to even see you again if you do. To some degree they are not to blame, they have not been taught anything about it other than that it is evil and wrong and they would be rejected by their colleagues if they suggested alternatives.

      I am not saying that this will cure anyone, but I have seen dozens of people that it has helped and dozens more that are just starting, but already showing improvement.

      Please whatever you do, research first.

      I am so happy my mom is feeling better and I want to be able to help everyone else who's parent, sibling, child, friend or self has cancer, I know how it feels to watch them get worse and watch the treatment make them more sick.

      Good luck!! My prayers are with your family.

  7. QUESTION:
    Lung Cancer Stage 4, can anyone help us what treatment is better Alternative medicines or chemotherapy...?
    My grandfather is at stage 4 of his lung cancer and it metastasized in his spine. What do you think guys is the best treatment to choose from: Alternative Medicines or chemotherapy with Avastin? doctors, nurses or any people around can you help us what is the best option to choose from... thank you, Hope to expect a good answer from you. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      This was the hardest decision I ever had to make.. chemo or alternative. I was told back in May 06 that I would only have 2-4 months left to live without chemo, perhaps one year with. I decided to take the 6 rounds of chemo that was offered to me for my stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. I did the treatments, but they didn't help me at all. All I ended up with was severe osteo from the chemo. After they removed me from treatment and sent me home to die I decided to try the alternative route. In the past 18 months since I have been off all 'script meds and chemo, I am still alive and doing fairly well. I have done thousands of hours of research finding out all I could about my cancer, weeded out all the charlatans that were just out to make money and have fallen into a regimen that seems to be helping me. It hasn't removed my cancer, but has kept me stable for this long. Its a very personal choice.. and such a difficult one to make.
      If your Grandfather decides to go the natural route, feel free to email me and I can send you the info I have gathered.

      All the best to you and your family

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can i get free alternative treatment for my husband who has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      If he qualifies for clinic trials he oncologist should know or you can check with
      http://clinicaltrials.gov/

      Otherwise there are plenty of conmen out there, but they want to take your life savings.

  9. QUESTION:
    Should I go on clinical trial for a cancer drug? I'm stage 4?
    I'm a stage 4 none small cell lung cancer. Yesterday my doctor told me I need another round of chemo but recommended that I go on a drug which is still on trial. It's ASA-404. This is a phrase III. So far, other than chemo-related side effects, it may cause blurry vision and color blindness which could be temporary or permanent. They're not sure. Nothing is certain at this point because it's on trial.

    I have until Monday to decide on this. What would do you if you were me?

    • ANSWER:
      I can only answer for myself, If it were me, I would do it. Anything that could give me a shot at a longer life, I would take. That's me. I don't know how you feel right now physically. this is a decision you have to make after you know all the facts and side effects. I would have to weigh the facts of the blurry vision and color blindness because they don't know if it's permanent or temporary, which is why it's on clinical trial. That's how pharmaceutical co. know about these drugs. They take people like you who basically have no other alternative than to try these. and watch your every move, reaction to the drug, etc. You are a test subject. Either way, I would do it if I were you. Like I said, that's me. I had breast cancer and it they told me there was a clinical trial going on for breast cancer treatments, I would have taken it before going through what I did. Whatever decision you make, remember, you're making it for a lot of people and what ever information they get from you, you are contributing to all others in the future with your condition. I would support whatever decision you make. Good luck, and God bless you
      ADD I just saw Panda's link to Dana Farber. I have to say, I went to Dana Farber and if they have a link about this, I would trust anything they say. Dana Farber, to me, is the best cancer hospital on the East Coast. I'm glad I live so close to it. .

  10. QUESTION:
    are alternatives therapy helpful in advanced cancer ? any One who really used this procedure?
    I would like to know the exact description of alternative therapy if anyone really did it and succeded..
    My dear grandma has an advanced cancer colon so any help regardin that ?

    Here is her pathology report :-
    bilateral ovarian papillary serious adenocarcinoma G3 ,omental deposits , colonic infiltration and malignant ascities

    anyhelpppp ...........

    • ANSWER:
      1. Chemotherapy is an anti cancer drugs are given to stop cancer cells from multiplying. This treatment is most effective for small cell carcinoma.

      2. Surgery to remove the affected part of the lung or an entire lung. This offers the best chance to cure lung cancer if the cancer has not spread beyond the lungs.

      3. Radiotherapy use of x-rays to target and kill cancer cells. It may be used against some early stage lung cancers and to cure cancer in the lymph nodes from spreading further.

      4. Targeted therapy is use of small molecules, often in tablet form that may be used after chemotherapy.

      5. Clinical trials is a participation in a clinical trial that investigates the safety and effectiveness of novel drugs may be offered.

  11. QUESTION:
    can a doctor stop chemo treatments because insurance stops paying?

    • ANSWER:
      Most doctors would not stop treatments because of insurance . . however they may end up delaying treatments because insurance refuses to pay. I know a young woman who has since died who was actually within a few hours of surgery and her insurance company contacted the hospital saying they would not cover it. The surgery did not go forward because of that.

      My son who was 17 at diagnosis was also routinely denied insurance coverage as they insisted that his treatment was 'medically unnecessary' . . he had advanced stage 4 abdominal sarcoma . . and they tried to refuse one surgery . . and the following chemotherapy drugs . . Irinotecan, Temodar, and Sutent. They also refused coverage at one point for a series of Neupogen shots. We were also turned down for CT and PET scans . . all with the claim that it was 'medically unnecessary' even though his pediatric oncologist had recommended the treatments. We fought tooth and nail . . for several years actually but our insurance company finally did give in and pay with our persistence.

      But most doctors would be understanding and willing to work with the patient to resolve the issue or come up with alternative payment plans.
      Our insurance originally denied the Sutent and out of pocket it was around 00 for 30 pills. They finally payed for it though.

      What most people do not realize is that insurance companies can deny patient with catastrophic disease such as cancer . . if the treatment does not have a protocol or guide. My son did not have a protocol because there is no known treatment for his disease . . thus the insurance could routinely deny us coverage. Apparently if you have cancer it has to be a common type like breast, lung, or colon cancer before you get complete coverage . . or the insurance companies can deny benefits.

  12. QUESTION:
    Were can I get a prostate test done at?
    Family doctor or?

    • ANSWER:
      If you investigate alternative natural treatments i would say you could live to see grandchildren!!! Aids and cancer are billion dollar a year profit machines for pill pushing doctors and pharmaceutical companies that make chemo, that is why they are not curing any of those disease today (they just treat them until the patient dies or runs out of funds)!!! Cannabis oil cures all cancers, without any side effects i do not think it cures aids though!!! There have been studies that prove long time marijuana users do not get any lung diseases or cancers as long as they use the weed!!! Just Google, Biochemist who cured his own stage 4 prostate cancer with no side effects!!! Another site that proves it is " The Rick Simpson story" "Run from the cure" Read the material and watch the videos!!! It works better than any thing the pharmaceutical companies or medical profession has!!! I know about this because i live in a state that allows us to use medical marijuana!!! If you plan on looking any of these sites up you might want to copy the sites down on your computer because this site lets any body pull any answers they do not like for any reason, it seems like they will let anybody talk about an imaginary god that was never proven and never does anything outside of ones imagination, rather than to let someone talk about any natural medicines that are proven to work!!! I have had 12 answers that were reported as violations of community guide lines since i started telling people how they can cure their own cancer!!!

  13. QUESTION:
    my friend is suffering from Brain Tumor Last stage.?
    and Dr.'s says she has only 2 months. but if she undergoes Chemotherapy her life span will increase by 6 months. But she is not ready to take any kind of treatment as she is thinking that nothing is gonna work. Is there any treatment which will cure it permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      This is the free alternative to chemotherapy for cancer patients.Do it and you will know from the future test results.You can also do it alongside any medical treatment.
      Cancer hates oxygen and cannot live in a high-oxygen environment.If you want to supplement the medical treatment you receive(or not receive) with some alternative therapy then this is for you. You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly and after weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy,stop and resume later.
      What is known: pranayam helps the body heal itself. How it works in the body is not known – but people may build their own theory. You have to do it yourself for your benefit.
      The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain your health.

      People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence.

      The pranayam techniques:
      Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

      Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

      Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
      Duration : 5 to 21 times

      Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.

      If you are detemined to fight cancer, you can do kapalbhati for 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times day. Please keep notes of what you experience.

  14. QUESTION:
    My grandpap has stage 4 lung cancer? Can anyone tell me anything about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 means it has metasticized - spread to lungs, liver, bone and/or brain. Barring a miracle, it will ultimately be fatal (though some people claim almost miraculous recoveries from any stage with nutrition or alternative medicine treatments). However, with modern chemo people are living for longer periods of times with stage 4 mets. Not always, but it is becoming more common. There are people now who have lived 20 years with mets. So don't give up hope, but know it is very, very serious.

  15. QUESTION:
    whats proven effective alternative med for breast CA stage 4,who doesnt like to undergo chemo ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      There are a few options available to individuals who present with Stage IV breast cancer (distant spread to bone, liver, lungs, or brain, etc.), and depending upon the response to treatments, patients may actually last for quite some time (i.e. years). Overall though, the prognosis is very variable, and ranges from a couple of weeks to a over a decade - depending upon the details of the cancer, the health of the patient and the response of the cancer to treatment.

      Depending upon the pathology - and in particular the hormonal receptor status - a patient may be eligible for hormonal therapy. This means a drug like tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor like arimidex. There medications are only offered if their tumours have been pathologically shown to be sensistive to the medications. If a patient's is sensitive to hormones, then many oncologists will start with these medications as they are generally pretty well tolerated (MUCH better than chemotherapy), with the most common side effect being hot flashes.

      If a patient is not eligible for tamoxifen, then the only good treatment that can treat disease everywhere in the body is chemotherapy. Today, there are a wide variety of therapies, so if someone is concerned about certain side effects or is worried about the risks, they should discuss this in detail with their oncologist which regimen might be best for them.

      While there have been a few suggested natural medications for breast cancer, I would not use these on their own. (But talk to your oncologists to see if they can be used alongside other medications you are taking, if you are interested inthem.) Too many patients delay potentially life-prolonging therapy in fear of the dreaded symptoms of chemotherapy, only to be too late to receive chemotherapy when they want to try it. While there is no doubt that chemotherapy does have side effects, today they are much more mild and generally treatable than they were 10-15 years ago.

      Finally, if it has not already been done, checking into whether or not removal of the tumour from the breast itself (via surgery) is worth looking into, to ensure that this does not cause problems down the road.

      Good luck. I hope this helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone an alternative to treat Cancer?
    Alternative/complimentary treatment used UK & USA for years! Search under Dr Bihari and LDN. It is an alternative tincture & helps people with MS, Aids and Opiate dependent and now various Cancers.

    I have stage 4 bowel cancer, now in both lungs and my liver. My white blood cell count was too low at 1.1 the other week and they wouldn't treat me, then it was 1.3 the next week and still they didn't treat me so I went on LDN starting at 2ml on a Monday until I reached the recommended dose of 4.5 ml the following Saturday, after upping it 1/2 ml every night.

    My white cell [nutrophils?] was 3.8 on the third Monday so I got my chemo fix. You can take it whilst on chemo and in the UK prescriptions through www.e-med are sent to a dispensing chemist who mails the tincture on to you. Due for break from chemo soon, so can compare scans before and after holiday with the last chemo holiday when everything grew a little and I wasn't taking anything. Costs £15 per month! Read all first
    Have no pain and not on any pain relief! Never had any pain except the blockage that uncovered bowel cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if you're looking for other info on alternative treatments, but here are some links that might help:

      Annotated list of current cancer treatments:
      http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/cancer1/altthrpy.htm

      Ralph Moss, PhD's site for cancer treatment reports:
      http://www.cancerdecisions.com/

      Life Extension Foundation:
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-147.shtml
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-027.shtml
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/cancer_vaccines_01.htm
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/radiation_therapy_01.htm

      Innovative clinics:
      http://www.lef.org/research/directoryofinnovativeclinics02.html

      Best of luck to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    where are they doing stem cell replacement for cancer patients?
    huband stage 4 colon cancer that spresd to stoomach liver lungs chemo not working

    • ANSWER:
      In 1990, I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 3-B, but I've survived. My doctors were great people, but they were limited to surgery, chemo and radiation by profitable AMA treatment policy. During the year in treatment, I started learning about alternative medicine. I'm a retired engineer, and this is what I've pieced together--our IMMUNE SYSTEMS become weakened by poor nutrition, lack of exercise and reduced oxygen. Once that happens, our body becomes vulnerable to common STRESSORS. Stressors can be environmental, like viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, food additives, electromagnetic waves or pollution. They can be internal things like emotional or job stress, or poisonous people in our lives. Aging is also a contributing factor. So this means:

      WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM + STRESSORS = DISEASE (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.)

      Our bodies have 60 trillion--yes, trillion--cells, and there are always some mutating into cancer cells, but a healthy immune system kills them before they have a chance to get a foothold in the body.

      It takes a LONG time, usually, or a high level of stressors, to weaken the immune system to the point where it won't do its job, but once cancer has formed, it will generally spread rapidly.

      THIS IS IMPORTANT! There are ways to BEAT cancer that are currently being used in Europe and around the world, and there are some great books on the subject. I know because I've read about 50 of them from cover to cover. Here's a list of the best ones. Some are out of print and getting hard to find--

      "The Cure for All Cancers", ISBN 0963632825
      "A Cancer Therapy", ISBN 0882681052
      "Oxygen Therapies", ISBN 0962052701
      "Hydrogen Peroxide--Medical Miracle", ISBN 1885236077
      "The Natural Cure for Cancer--Germanium", ISBN 0533071410
      "Killing Cancer", ISBN 0705000966
      "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About", ISBN 0975599518

      I know of people whose cancer has 'spontaneously remitted' (WENT AWAY for no known reason) AFTER they went on programs of herbs and nutrition to restart their immune systems.

      You and your family must look out for yourselves to stand a chance of being healthy. This is not a joke, and I'm not selling anything--just trying to help.
      I am using the things I learned in those books right now to fight off a second infestation of cancer. I've been at it for over a year now, and think I'm going to make it. Use what works for you, and pass on your success. Best of luck.

      AMA AND FDA--
      The American Medical Association (AMA) and the pharmaceutical companies control medical law and the FDA in this country with heavy lobbying and a revolving door policy. WHY would they want to do this? It's about the money. In 2004, medicine (doctors, hospitals, researchers and pharmaceutical firms) received 1.1 TRILLION dollars--1/4th of the total earnings (GNP 4.4 trillion) in the U.S. This is astounding, it means MILLIONS of people worked the whole year just to pay the nation's medical expenses!! That's totally astounding, and just too big to care about individuals.
      http://www.altcancer.com/video/hoxsey_ds...

  18. QUESTION:
    my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Please spend some time studying this site to answer lots of questions,

      This is an article worth reading for anyone who needs to be disabused of the belief that the orthodox cancer treatments with toxic chemo-"therapy" actually work. Since when is the destruction of one's immune system with toxic chemo and radiation therapeutic? And how does cutting out a part of the body solve a 'whole-body' problem? Something to ponder while reading the article.

      The 5-year survival figures, (for orthodox treatment), not to be confused with the successful treatment of the disease, for the major cancers are:

      stomach - 5 percent

      trachea, bronchus and lung -5 percent

      breast -50 percent

      oesophagus -5 percent

      large intestine - 22 percent

      pancreas - 4 percent

      liver - 2 percent

      According to the government's own figures, around 2 percent of chemotherapy recipients are still alive after 5 years: the term 'alive' is used, here, in its literal sense: i.e. not yet clinically dead.

      'Chemotherapy and radiotherapy will make the ancient method of drilling holes in a patient's head, to permit the escape of demons, look relatively advanced...the use of cobalt...effectively closes the door on cure.'17

      The five year survival rates for the different onslaughts are: 11

      Surgery - 22 percent

      Radiotherapy -12 percent

      Surgery/radiotherapy combined - 6 percent

      Chemotherapy plus others - 2.5 percent

      Chemotherapy alone - 1.6 percent

      .none of which has stopped the cancer industry from carrying out the same procedures, day in, day out, for decades: with the same deadly, inevitable results.

      'It is utter nonsense to claim that catching cancer symptoms early enough will increase the patient's chances of survival: not one scientist or study has proven that in any way. My studies have proved conclusively that untreated cancer victims live up to four times longer than treated individuals. If one has cancer and opts to do nothing at all, he will live longer and feel better than if he undergoes radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, other than used in immediate life-threatening situation.'

      EAT:

      Organically-grown, if possible, fruit, vegetables, peas, beans, rice: chemically-grown carrots are out. Non-organic cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, mushrooms etc. should be boiled for a couple of minutes in salted water, drained and rinsed, then cooked. Lettuce and similar foods which cannot be cleansed with this process or peeled should be home-grown or avoided.

      Emphasise raw foods; whole grain breads; soya products: tofu, soymilk, miso.

      Eat B17 foods regularly - seeds of apricot, peach, plum, cherry, apple; sprouted alfalfa, mung and wheat seeds; millet, lentils, watercress, lima beans, blackeye beans, broccoli, cabbage, buckwheat, linseed etc. (Hard seeds like peach and apricot should be broken open, and the soft inside eaten)

      Garlic is the supreme plant from a physician's and a cook's point of view: eat it raw, cooked: grow it: use it as a medicine for everything from cancer and tuberculosis to coughs, colds, infections, high blood pressure, whooping cough, chemical/heavy metal/radiation detoxification etc., etc.

      Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.

      Cancer
      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

  19. QUESTION:
    Info on b cell lymphoma and alternative traetments?
    In the end, it turns out that my uncle had non-hodgkins lymphoma. You're right, the doctors didn't know much about it...in fact, he got mis-diagnosed 3 times(first leukimia, 2nd time b cell, and then hodgkins).My uncle got put on a respirator and died. He had chemo therapy, an intraveinus type via a permanent tube stuck in his chest...

    I found these alternative traetments,afterwards,that you might be interested in:
    This one is using peroxide taken orally(food grade). One guy recommended trying it, saying that he had stage 4 lung cancer and after 6 weeks(I think), the cancer was completely gone: http://cancertutor.com/Cancer/HydrogenPeroxide.html

    A lot of diseases are caused by held in emotions or trauma, so this technique is used for dealing with them, via energy healing,meridians, and the subconcious mind. This website has testimonials on curing cancer with this technique(EFT),just type in cancer in the search bar to find them: http://emofree.com/ There's even a part of the website you can use to find practioners in your area, if interested.

    This site has videos explaing how to do EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique): http://www.tapping.com/

    The last is energy healing. Practioners use techniques that deal with the body's subtle energies. Removing blockages, putting the boy back into balance, and even helping the body to release trauma. Here's Donna Eden's (an author of energy healing books and an energy healer) website: http://www.innersource.net/em/about/whatisem.html Also here's the website of donna Eden's husband, who works in EFT(he refers to it as energy psycology, and has a very scientific approach): http://www.innersource.net/ep/articlespublished/introarticle.html
    The first paragraph probably sounds confusing...I originally posted this for one my contacts to read, but anyone else who's interested can read it too.
    April&Panda: It's true that there's no scientific evidence, but there are testimonies, For EFT (on emofree.com). I can see why you'd think none of these would work April. You're right, I don't have cancer, so it is a LOT easier for me to believe that alternative treatments work...but there are EFT testimonies not just for curing cancer, but pain managment, and for fear, anger, (I don't know that much about cancer, so I'm not sure what other stuff could come up) ... I've used EFT personally, for tons of things, and from my experience with it, a lot of my problems (nothing serious) were caused by held in emotions (apparently, held in anger, sadness, and fear are the cause of 80% of diseases, including cancer)...So if anyone's interested, here's two:
    http://www.emofree.com/Articles2/uterine-cancer-vergou.htm
    http://www.emofree.com/articles/cancer-group-results.htm

    Lisa: My uncle had to go on a respirator because his lungs needed a chance to recover. He had difficulty breathing frm
    (from) fluid building up in his lungs. I'm really glad your father's tumor shrunk!

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, are you trying to kill your contacts? I tell you what, when you get cancer, you try those "treatments" and we'll all go to your funeral.

      Truthfully, only a very naive, young person would even begin to think any of them did anything other than wasting your time as you lay dying, unless you're in on the mlm scheme.

      Oh so, you're a teen that's homeschooled with way too much time on her hands? Those so called "testimonies" better be backed up by scientific studies and clinical trials, not a script typed up by the one selling the "treatment". The names are most likely invented also. When you grow up, you'll hopefully understand a little more about scams and charlatans...

  20. QUESTION:
    Does pharma plant people in forums to discredit alternate therapy?
    My wife passed away from chemotherapy, had nothing to do with the cancer she had. During my online discussions in online forums I always saw one person on each forum who would immediately shoot down any "alternative" cure posts. The one in particular had been posting for 7 years in a stage 4 lung cancer forum. The only posts made by this person were to deride those who were looking for alternate cures. No references of how she survived 7 years with a condition that kills very quickly. Yes I'm looking at you too lo_mcg. Private profile with hundreds upon hundreds of long posts shooting down ANY benefits of diet o supplements to better ones chances.

    • ANSWER:
      Me? Stage 4 lung cancer?

      I had stage 3 breast cancer. So far I have survived my diagnosis by nine years. I have never posted to a forum concerned with lung cancer. I have posted about cancer and about alternative medicine to two UK based breast cancer forums (on both of which I used my given first name and not my YA username of 'lo_mcg'),and to YA answers.

      In none of those posts have I ever claimed to have had lung cancer, or stage 4 cancer of any kind.

      Some of the posts I have made on YA are critical of alternative medicine. I don't apologise for that; there is no 'alternative medicine' that will cure cancer, and I will always fight against the charlatans who are happy to part desperate and vulnerable people from their cash for useless and dangerous 'alternative treatments'. I was almost suckered by them myself after my diagnosis.

      But most of my posts are simply attempts to give information, support and comfort to people who find themselves in the same situation I did, or fear they may do so. I think at least 50% of my posts reassure young teenagers that they don't have breast cancer.

      I think you owe me an apology, don't you?

  21. QUESTION:
    my friend has cancer again?
    my friend was diagnose with lung cancer. she had breast cancer 2 1/2 years ago. it is in both lungs and her left hip. she had chemo and radiation. she got so sick - she was rushed to the hospital almost after a month of chemo-her dr. put her finally she was dehydrated almost died. she does not want to have chemo and radiation. so she went online to find help. she has memorized trudeau's books. natural cures. yesterday she found the issels cancer treatment. they called her and said they took stage 4 people. it's in california and one other state. where can i find out about this dr. issels credentials? if anyone you know or you know about this type of treatment. i'm just sick over this and she keeps saying she's dying. she's not going back to the cancer dr. she wants to do this. thanks betty boop

    • ANSWER:
      You can check with Quackwatch for commentary about many of these types of 'treatments' . . mostly these places are interested in your money. However, there really is nothing that you can do personally if she wants to pursue this type of treatment. You might guide her to the ACS Guidelines for using this type of treatment :

      ACS: Guidelines For Using Complementary and Alternative Methods
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3x_Guidelines_For_Using_Complementary_and_Alternative_Methods.asp

      The danger in all this is that cancer is time related . . cancer does not wait while you 'experiment' with different treatments. But this is her choice and if she has the funds to do this than there is little you can do.

  22. QUESTION:
    Any cure for stage IV colon cancer.?
    My husband has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to his liver and base of lungs. He is taking chemo oxaliplatin with oral pill xeloda. He has constant back pain and sleeplessness. His backpain aggravates while lying down. Actually it was his back pain that led to a thorough investigation that found his cancer.
    Please tell me whether there is any cure for this cancer whether in allopathy or inalternative medicine. He is physically active and was fit till diaganosed.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I understand your predicament and feel for your husband. Actually there is no cure for any type of cancer and only by timely and proper treatment by an able Oncologist the life can be extended. In many cases I have seen Colon cancer stage II and Stage IV patients have sucessfully responded to the allopathy treatement and lived for more years.

      Oxaliplatin is an investigational chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer by destroying cancerous cells. Oxaliplatin is also known in other countries by its brand names Eloxatin and Transplatine. Other names for oxaliplatin include Oxalatoplatin, Oxalatoplatinum. Oxaliplatin has been used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer amoung other cancers.

      Only above treatement/drug is best known for colon cancer and any other alternative medicines have not proved to be the best. Please therefore carry on the treatment with this medicine as advised by your Oncologist and take care of him. I wish him a speedy recovery and have a long life. -

  23. QUESTION:
    pancreatic cancer with liver metasis?
    My brother aged 33 is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with liver metasis stage 4 , he had first cycle of chemo ( gemcitabine) , does any one know any other alternative , any positive news on this disease....kinldy advice

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. details are appended here under for Ur ready reference.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover.

      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS,Crohn’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, menses [females], skin, lungs and vomiting.
      • 2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.

      • I studied all the books of Dr.Vora and helped my beloved Mummy in 1992 by strict compliance of all the stipulated instructions.
      • Acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] can meet all the requirements.
      • Acupressure Techniques—NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. Costs Affordable even by the poor. An acupressure Therapeutist can, not only diagnose any disease instantaneously, but, also prevent/treat any disease & or the affected organ[s] with the aid of Indian natural remedies. All stipulated instructions must be followed most religiously. The % of success depends upon the extent of compliance.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0
      Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc.,:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df
      4. U may try acupressure techniques and natural remedies strictly for 45 days and If U find any perceivable improvements, U may continue it for another 45 days & thereafter to have total cure.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol. & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- cured and caused to cure more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.
      In order to prove the “Miracles of Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies”, we made Recorded documentations with cure for Autism, Thalassemia, breast cancer, Wilm’s tumor, Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, HIV/AIDS, Autism, etc., etc.

  24. QUESTION:
    ayurvedic treatment of lung cancer in eastern india -address of reputed institutes needed?
    my father,74,is diagnosed with lung cancer in 3rd stage.i am afraid of side effects of treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about ayurvedic, but I too was worried about side affects. This is a great solution and not so far from home.

      I am currently in the Bahamas with my Mother who has Terminal Lung Cancer. There is a clinic here that has been in operation for over 30 years. We have been here for 4 of our 8 week stay, everyday is really neat. A lot of the patients stick around in the meeting room/ waiting room to visit, and share stories and catch up. There were 40 people all talking and laughing, talking about cancer and life, the returning patients talk about how bad their cancer was 4, 8, 10 even 18 years ago when they started coming to the clinic, the cancer that has since disappeared. There is nothing dangerous or foreign to the treatment, just building up your immune system in a very effective manner. If you want to know more contact me or go to www.immunemedicine.com I cannot tell you how impressed I am with what I have seen and how my Mother has already improved. I know one man who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he skipped all US, conventional (poisonous, dangerous) options and went to the Bahamas and is doing great now. Another man who has been coming here for 18 years that had prostate cancer. People with just about every type of cancer. But, they are honest here, you send them your medical information and they will tell you whether they believe they can help you or not, and they will send you home if they don't think you are benefiting.

      My mom has shown drastic improvements and is feeling so much better. and we are in the Bahamas so we are having a good Mother-Daughter vacation.

      I have also done a lot of research on the Cesium Chloride/DMSO treatment and think that it has merit and you can do it at home.

      The clinic here believes that a supplement/liquid called VIBE works really well in addition to other treatments, I am going to look in to that some more.

      US doctors push chemo and radiation, but when you look at the statistics and side effects it is not a good option for most people. My Mom had both before we came here and now that I know more about them and have researched them I feel horrible that I let her go through them. She was lucky (so far) the only long term side effect she has shown is short term memory loss.

      The stories I have heard from the other patients here about how they were treated by US medicine astound me. One lady went home to have a shunt put in her liver so she would be ok to come here, but they refused to put it in unless she agreed to do chemotherapy, is that what our country is about? Denying helpful procedures unless we agree to dangerous, toxic ones? The drug companies run US medicine at least when it comes to cancer treatment and it is sad. Most doctors will tell you not to try alternative medicine and some will refuse to even see you again if you do. To some degree they are not to blame, they have not been taught anything about it other than that it is evil and wrong and they would be rejected by their colleagues if they suggested alternatives.

      Please whatever you do, research first.

      One very helpful website is www.cancertutor.com

      Good luck!!

  25. QUESTION:
    palliative chemotherapy?
    Hi,

    My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, large cell type. The doctor recommends that we go for palliative chemotherapy, I have heard some bad things about chemotherapy (horrible side effects and all), but this one is palliative chemotherapy, and according to the doctor it will improve her quality of life.. it's a new term for me, I need to make a decision if I should go for palliative chemotherapy or just keep her on pain killers..I just want her quality of life to improve, I am ok with not giving any treatment at all if that improves her quality of life (even though it will be short). Any experiences/suggestions would be of immense help..

    Right now she has pain in her abdomen and consistent cough and is on pain killers thrice a day.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, I'd be exploring every possible alternative cancer therapy available to help my mom. Modern medicine holds out no hope for your mom.

      One thing I do know; cancer can't live in an alkaline environment. Here's one of many alternative treatments available.

      Be prepared to sort out the quacks from genuine healers who have a proven track record.

  26. QUESTION:
    Will you please let me know what stage (1), (2), (3), & (4) cancer is?

    • ANSWER:
      What is cancer?
      Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body. The body is made up of millions of tiny cells. There are many different types of cell in the body, and there are many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply out of control.

      A malignant tumour is a lump or growth of tissue made up from cancer cells which continue to multiply. Malignant tumours invade into nearby tissues and organs, which can cause damage. Malignant tumours may also spread to other parts of the body. This happens if some cells break off from the first (primary) tumour and are carried in the bloodstream or lymph channels to other parts of the body. These small groups of cells may then multiply to form secondary tumours (metastases) in one or more parts of the body. These secondary tumours may then grow, invade and damage nearby tissues, and spread again.

      Some cancers are more serious than others. Some are more easily treated than others (particularly if diagnosed at an early stage). Some have a better outlook (prognosis) than others. So, cancer is not just one condition. In each case it is important to know exactly what type of cancer has developed, how large it has become, and whether it has spread. This will enable you to get reliable information on treatment options and outlook.

      Overall stage grouping
      Overall Stage Grouping is also referred to as Roman Numeral Staging. This system uses numerals I, II, III, and IV (plus the 0) to describe the progression of cancer.
      Stage 0 carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I cancers are localized to one part of the body.
      Stage II cancers are locally advanced.
      Stage III cancers are also locally advanced. Whether a cancer is designated as Stage II or Stage III can depend on the specific type of cancer; for example, in Hodgkin's Disease, Stage II indicates affected lymph nodes on only one side of the diaphragm, whereas Stage III indicates affected lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. The specific criteria for Stages II and III therefore differ according to diagnosis.
      Stage IV cancers have often metastasized, or spread to other organs or throughout the body.

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND
      ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE
      IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

      Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are
      unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

      2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

      3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.

      4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

      9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you think I have osteosarcoma ?
    I'm 15 male and I am as they call it a "worrie wart" I'm in Florida and I come down 1nce a year.. I decided to go for a run on the beach (which I do 1nce every year) and after that I played football on the beach and then not to long after this pain every time I put pressure on it below my kneecap happened.. And I recently just started working out to. but now it has traveled to the top of my knee cap and to the right about a centimeter. This pain has been going of for 9 days but its not really a
    Pain it's only a little when I move it and press
    On it.. Do you think I twisted it or something or could it be cancer ? Oh and
    I also crack my knee caps a lot (5 Stars to best answer)

    • ANSWER:
      If you investigate alternative natural treatments i would say you could live to see grandchildren!!! Aids and cancer are billion dollar a year profit machines for pill pushing doctors and pharmaceutical companies that make chemo, that is why they are not curing any of those disease today (they just treat them until the patient dies or runs out of funds)!!! Cannabis oil cures all cancers, without any side effects i do not think it cures aids though!!! There have been studies that prove long time marijuana users do not get any lung diseases or cancers as long as they use the weed!!! Just Google, Biochemist who cured his own stage 4 prostate cancer with no side effects!!! Another site that proves it is " The Rick Simpson story" "Run from the cure" Read the material and watch the videos!!! It works better than any thing the pharmaceutical companies or medical profession has!!! I know about this because i live in a state that allows us to use medical marijuana!!! If you plan on looking any of these sites up you might want to copy the sites down on your computer because this site lets any body pull any answers they do not like for any reason, it seems like they will let anybody talk about an imaginary god that was never proven and never does anything outside of ones imagination, rather than to let someone talk about any natural medicines that are proven to work!!! I have had 12 answers that were reported as violations of community guide lines since i started telling people how they can cure their own cancer!!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Stage four Lung Cancer?
    My mom is 50 and I'm 16, she was diagnosed with lung cancer june 25th 2010, the doctors told us its stage four and has spread to her brain. They said there are only two small spots in the brain that are cancerous that they are using radiation on. They gave her 9 hours of chemo (which is the maximum they can legally give a patient) and they say there is alot of hope because shes so young. I'm so scared for my mom and my family. I've been reading online that stage four is terminal! is it!? can she survive this and be cancer free? Is there hope for her? How long does she have to live? I'm so beyond in shock with this, i could really use some answers! please!

    • ANSWER:
      awe If the dr gives a lot of hope thats good... I know lots of people who were diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and survived 5 years cancer free ...
      it all depends on the patient it is a completely individual thing..
      it also depends on the support around her . keeping positive and wanting to live is a HUGE influence on whether you live or die.
      this is a tough time for your mom and you and the rest of your family.
      but do your best to support your mom. help her stay active it has been proven that people who exercise during and after treatment double their chances of survival.
      also look into alternative treatments as well

      your mom CAN survive this and be cancer free
      there is hope for her
      do your best in supporting her research alternative treatments

      and for yourself find support groups for other teens in your situation it can help to have friends who know what your going through.

      good luck my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom

  29. QUESTION:
    Dealing with this " friend" ?
    Ok so I made a new friend who's apparently a new girl. We were bestfriends for about 2 weeks, till something happened all of a sudden-- she started being rude towards me, singling me out of my group of friends, calling me an idiot( when I have college level literature at 12 years old), kicking my schoolwork projects around, etc. She constantly asks me for me to buy her stuff. One time yesterday, my cousin was slowly dying from stage 4 lung cancer in hospice, and that girl had the arrogance to kick my project! Her friend( who's also my friend) said she was mean and she just ignored it. What should I do?! She almost made me cry with all this stress!

    • ANSWER:
      Simple. Distance works. This person is insecure and NOT your friend. She's likely not her own either.

      So you are 12. Never too soon to learn about cancer and how it's industry. See the film 'The Beautiful Truth. Made by a 15 or 16 year old boy in Alaska who came interested in what could be done about cancer REALLY. Sadly, after a neighbur lost his legs which he needn't have done. Cancer isn't to be battled. The immune system needs boosting. VERY nice film.

      Cancer isn't a villain. Much can be done.

      I was 12 and the only one visiting a sweet girl who was dying of cancer. I'm pretty old now and my perspective has changed drastically. Learn now and maybe you can do some good.

      It's not too late till the heart stops beating. Ann Wigmore clinic in Boston, and many others know how to cure cancer. It's not costly. The people who sell horrific treatments don't want us to know. Cancer is a huge money making machine. The cancer society in USA has assets in excess of a BILLION dollars. It's NOT a charitable organization and will NOT acknowledge a cure that doesn't make them richer--ever.

      Also google medical mafia which should lead you to a succinct synopsis of what is really. It's also the title of a very excellent book on what health IS and why we have so little of it.

      YOU can be well. Please, bright girl, you are not an idiot and what this girl's problems are you don't need to worry about. Those are her problems. Tell her you are sorry she feels that way. I hope you are. She's got big problems but they are not your problems.

      Sorry, I sure didn't mean you should be able to intervene in your friend's care and hope you didn't get that impression. I did mean to say there is much that can be learned about wellness. Scaring people sells. Don't be scared. Look to see what options there are available to you.

      When one believes 'can't' one can't see options, which are always there.

      I hope you will educate yourself about wellness.

      Stress is from within and sadly, promoted by those who want to sell.

      Knowledge is power. Choose your path in life by what is possible, not by what you are told is not.

      I was your age when a teacher came to our school and said, you can't find what you know is not there. I was thinking today he was a breath of fresh air. I stopped living in the world of 'just because, 'and 'just accept,' and started looking for my own answers and when I found one that didn't work for me I looked for alternative ones as if they were there and I've seldom, if ever been disappointed.

      12! Seems long ago. Can be hard. Thanks for reminding me of sweet Virginia. She was home and so sick. Very sweet girl. I'm sure her 'care givers' just didn't know of any alternatives. The world's loss.

      Be well and enjoy those you DO like and who make you feel good.

  30. QUESTION:
    advice on alternative cancer medicines needed please?
    Hi Wendy here (using my daughters account, cant remember my password) Some of you may have read my previous posts. My dad had lung cancer year half ago, he had his whole lung, 14 lymph nodes, an a vocal cord removed. he then had 20 sessions of radiation, we were told he was one of the luck ones that they caught in time. The end of march we thought he had had a stroke and took him to the hospital to be told that the cancer (non small cell) had spread to his brain and that there was nothing that could be done. They gave him 6-8 weeks. He was given 10 session of radiation which has cleared all the swelling on the brain. They now say he might have a bit longer than initially thought.
    We have been looking into alternative medication as they will not give him any more treatment. we have been recommended to try the following list. My question is, has anyone used these or known anyone who has, or knows anything about them, ie do they work, is it companies trying to get money out of sick people, etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Tachyon Minerals
    Genista
    GlycoUltra
    Custom elixir SBT
    PRP Immune modulator combo
    1 Respiratory support
    i know some people may think what have you to lose, but i found the following information that is worrying me:

    Brain cancer is one of the trickiest types of cancer for alternative medicine to treat. While it is easy to kill the cancer cells in a brain cancer patient (many alternative cancer treatments easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier), it is not easy to safely kill the cancer cells. The problem is that the debris from dead cancer cells can be very difficult to safely remove from the brain.

    Other problems are inflammation and swelling. Before a cancer cell dies it gets sick. The problem is that once the cancer cell gets sick the immune system recognizes the cell as being sick and attacks it and this causes inflammation and swelling. This is not good to happen inside the skull. Swelling or pressure can cause your heart rate to drop, perhaps leading to instant death.
    Thank you Denisedd, you have pointed out to me before in a previous post that he did not have brain cancer, that is why i have put in this post about his lung also, but the thing is, the cancer was removed along with his lung and the only place he has a cancer now is in the brain,this is what is killing him and what we are trying to beat, not his lung. We have asked he in the UK about any trials but there are none, this is why we are now looking overseas, we are willing to pay for medication and all i was asking is has anyone has any knowledge that could help save my dads life (which i know is unlikely) but even get him some more time.

    • ANSWER:
      Your father does not have brain cancer he has stage 4 lung cancer and as his doctors have said, it is not curable. If any of those treatments have been proven to work your father’s doctors would have used them. I am sorry about your situation, but those people are just taking advantage of sick and desperate people. If your father wants to pursue treatment he should see if he qualifies for a clinical trial at least them show some promise of working, but it is not very likely it would cure his disease.

      EDIT: The cancer in his brain is lung cancer. Therefore, it needs to be treated as lung cancer. It would not respond to treatment for brain cancer. It will be impossible for you to get any reliable information if you are looking into treatment for something he doesn’t have.

      I’m not sure where you are getting the rest of your information either. If the cancer cells were dying none of this would be a concern. Cells die in our bodies all the time. Cancer cells lose their ability to know when to die that is what makes it cancer.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is Dr. Ulrich Abel real?
    Well I read a couple of sites about cancer specifically chemotherapy... and well been reading that chemotherapy is a 50/50 risk you have to take which involves basically being lucky so that chemo doesn't strike at the wrong spots and kill the good cells.

    Anyways I've also read that chemotherapy is a fraud. Doctors all around the world use it just to gain money out of it (like millions). It is capable of killing cancer but very unlikely to happen and only happens within 1 out of 50 million patients making it extremely rare.

    A so called highly respected doctor named Ulrich Abel did a long research on chemotherapy in 1990 (I know it was a long time ago but chemotherapy is almost still similar now as they were then... no changes. It still involves poison and everything). contacted over 350 doctors worldwide and took him over a year to finalize his work and make a book saying well chemotherapy is non as effective as it sounds and that chemo had done nothing for 80% of chomo patients.

    But I tried to do a quick Google on Dr. Ulrich Abel and well didn't find an official Wikipedia page (I know relying on Wikipedia isn't a good thing but I find Wikipedia my main thing to verify if someone is real or whatever). Nor did I find him on any high-profile website.... Is this guy real?

    Also I did manage to find him on Wikipedia just not on a dedicated-for-himself page. It's for a boat, specifically a submarine which is the German submarine U-193. It was a Nazi submarine..... not that I don't trust Nazis or whatever but well I don't know if I should think that chemo is a fraud....

    My main reason for researching up all this stuff is to know if my mom chose the right choice for having my dad go through chemotherapy. I know all about it being a last-resort and it's complications and everything. But my dad has Lung Cancer Stage 3B..... which I heard is almost near death..... and usually not curable.....

    I'm only 13 and don't want my dad to pass away at such a young age... especially since my little sister has barely had any experiences with my dad yet. My sister was just born last year in 2009.... and well I have like 4 more little brothers. So yeah I wanna research all I can and maybe one day I may be able to find the best choice or whatever. For one thing I don't want my dad to trust on our doctor at all.... since my dad is getting the worse side-effects... meanwhile I have read some new methods which target cancer cells way better and gives not-so-worse side effects.....

    So Imma have my dad have a talk with the doctor and check the whole bills and everything to verify.

    Thanks for any help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Ulrich Abel is certainly real; as recently as 2009 he co-authored this randomised multicentre study comparing two different chemotherapy regimens in pancreatic cancer:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19470159

      In 2004 he co-authored this 'Randomized study to evaluate the use of high-dose therapy as part of primary treatment for "aggressive" lymphoma':

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15111352

      And in 2002 this clinical trial of high dose chemotherapy in aggressive lymphoma:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12431962

      Now that little lot only took me a few minutes googling to find. And they demonstrate that Ulrich obviously believes that chemotherapy is a cure/effective treatment for some types of cancer at least.

      This is the abstract for the paper you refer to, written in1992 (not 1990):

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1339108

      Not quite as straightforward as the alternative medicine and anti-chemo sites you have clearly been looking at have led you to believe, is it? And apparently he's never written a follow up paper to it.

      The sites you have consulted have been giving you some quite serious misinformation about chemotherapy in general.

      No, chemo is not a 50/50 risk. It is not perfect by any means, but at the moment it is the most effective treatment we have for those cancers where it is deemed appropriate. It saves many lives and prolongs many, many more.

      'One out of 50 million patients' is an outrageous, invented statistic. Demand that whoever is making this claim provides references and links to back it up - they won't be able to. But it is the sort of bogus statistic that many supporters of alternative medicine latch onto and repeat because it appears to support their existing prejudices.

      For this reason I think you have chosen the wrong board to post your question. If you ask about this on the Cancer forum you will get responses from people who have been through chemotherapy and from some excellent doctors who are cancer specialists who give up their time to answer questions there.

      'Doctors all around the world use it just to gain money out of it (like millions).'

      No, they don't. In many of the world's countries people do not pay for their health care, including cancer care. Doctors make not one penny extra from a cancer patient referred for treatment, and cancer treatments cost the governments of those countries billions. Yet in those countries the same treatments are used, including chemotherapy, because so far they are the most effective treatments known.

      By the very nature of this board (altmed) I may be the only person answering your question who has actually gone through chemotherapy. I had stage 3 grade 3 breast cancer. Over 6 years after my diagnosis I am fit and well with no sign of cancer.

      Through cancer support networks I know many more people who have survived their cancer by many years following treatment that included chemotherapy. I have also known some for whom treatment was ultimately ineffective, and who didn't make it.

      Your father's medical team have many years of experience in treating the type of cancer your father has. While I'm not suggesting he accepts everything they tell him without question (I didn't) - well, I have to be blunt here. A 13 year old urging him to mistrust his doctor, abandon his treatment and perhaps try unproven, quack treatments (which is what will almost certainly be recommended in response to this question) will be a source of major irritation and no help at all to your father.

      ---------------

      EDIT: EDIT. Re the answer from 'thenoseknows'; can we put this 'poll shows 80% of oncologists would refuse chemotherapy' claim to rest once and for all?

      The facts are these. The poll was conducted at a single facility, McGill University in 1986. 118 onclogists were asked to imagine that they themselves had cancer, and were asked which of the six current trials at McGill they themselves would choose.

      Of the 79 who responded, 64 (81%) said they would not consent to be in any trial containing cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug which had at the time been in use as a cancer treatment for about eight years.

      An interesting and valid result - but a far cry from 'over 80% of doctors wouldn't choose chemo'.

      Suzanne Somer's book has in fact been widely ridiculed. She is an actor who had early stage (and therefore easily treated) breast cancer, and used conventional methods to put it in remission - she had surgery and radiotherapy. She now claims she cured her own cancer by 'natural' methods, and makes millions promoting various forms of cancer quackery.

      She claims she rejected chemotherapy; in fact for a stage one, very small, oestrogen positive tumour treated with minimal surgery and 'belt and braces' radiotherapy, chemotherapy is very unlikely to have been recommended or offered.

      And all the vitamin pills and 'immune system boosting' stuff she's grown rich on didn't stop her from getting a serious case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis - her fantastic immune system allowed her to get a severe infection from a fungus that apparently almost killed her.

      She has done so little research on the quackery she peddles to other people that she was unaware that some preparations she sells and takes contain steroids, and so delayed her treatment and was temporarily misdiagnosed because her doctors didn't know she was taking steroids.

      I don't think anyone who has actually read it would give any credence to her book.

  32. QUESTION:
    Signet Cell Carcinoma - Who has heard of this type of cancer? What are typical treatments?
    My 53-year-old mother has just been diagnosed with stage 4 Signet Cell Carcinoma, and it has spread to her Lymph Nodes and Bone Marrow. They are trying to determine the primary source, but the "staining" that they are doing to her blood (they = pathologists) is taking longer than expected because the cells keep changing. The Ongologist is leaning towards her GI tract as the primary source, but they are trying to narrow down which part specifically...

    She has also developed a blood clot on her lungs (which is apparently breaking up after we started her on strong blood thinners), and she has also developed hospital-acquired pneumonia.

    The doctors have started her on Chemotherapy (she started on Friday), but we are all wondering:

    1. Has anyone ever come across this type of cancer before?
    2. Does anyone have any indication of success rates for treating this disease via Chemotherapy?
    3. Can anyone suggest an alternate treatment (ie. homeopathy, natural remedies, etc)?
    4. Does anyone have any indication of timing? (ie. How much longer we might have with her)

    Any help/guidance/advice is welcome and appreciated (even if you do not have good news for us). We are realistic.

    Thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Signet cell carcinoma often occurs in the GI system and it is more aggressive than other cancers more often found in the same area. It is difficult to treat cancer not knowing the primary site. However, she has a stage 4 cancer regardless of the primary site and it is not curable. Success is measured by how well she responds to treatment. The only alternative treatments are clinical trials which may be difficult to find with an unknown primary. I'm sorry.

  33. QUESTION:
    I have stage 4 metastatic melanoma. In my lungs. If you've had, any treatments to try?

    • ANSWER:
      there are many things that can cure cancer but doctor do not tell about them. my advice to u is to read by yourself through the net and to take the advice of doctors who believe in alternative medicine.and take second and third and forth opinions ( remember polite patients always lose ) Be careful not to enroll in any trial. simply because they most of the time have two groups. one use the medicine and the other placebo. you will not know which one is yours. you may spend the time using nothing. i read things about co q 10 in high doses, and about noni juice . but the most amazing thing is vitamin B17.there are many sites which write about it as a treatment for all cancers. Just write B17 in the search engine and you will find thousands sites talk about it. also during this time

      CONSUME

      a lot of garlic, ginger, cabbage , grapes , oranges , onions , olive oil, honey, dates , broccoli, melon, boiled or baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, yellow melon, dark chocolate( without sugar), a lot of water, green tea, flax seed noni juice and supplements as selenium, co q 10 , vitamin C, A , B , Magnesium,

      AVOID
      smoking
      sweets
      white floor, white rice
      meat, eggs, cheese, yogurt, chickens
      fried food
      oils except ( olive oil, coconut oil and sesame

      Still the most important thing is praying

      good luck

  34. QUESTION:
    is IPT really tested and working against cancer ?
    My mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer and the tumor has been removed 4 years back, but as per the latest PET scan the cancer spread to lungs and partly to the throat and slightly to bone also (stage IV). She undergone 4 chemo injection but no control over cancer cell development.
    So planning to go for Insulin Potentation Theraphy. Did anyone undergo IPT ? And is it really fighting against cancer, pls share your experience? Also let me know any clinic which treats cancer with IPT in Tamilnadu.
    Also let me know is there any alternate treatment works well against cancer development.
    I have asked the doctor about IPT and it seems that he doesn't know any thing about the theraphy.

    • ANSWER:
      Her doctor could not have possibly recommended IPT, so why are you considering it? Stage 4 breast cancer is not curable, but it can often be managed for many years. You are not giving any information to know if this applies here, but the doctor who handles this case has all of the information needed and should have discussed this with your mother. If there were any alternative treatments that were proven to work they would not be alternative. If your mother wants to go this route than go for a clinical trial at least they show promise that they may work. IPT should not be used at any hospital.

  35. QUESTION:
    Cancer research,is cancer treatable in Ayurveda or any other non allopathic system of medicines?
    Many people claim to have been cured of CANCER through alternative systems of medicines like Ayurveda,some after being denied of any hope what so ever, by the doctors.Do you know of any such cases land also the doctor/clinic/institution where such people were cured?A person with throat cancer needs help by way of information for his treatment.He was treated with radiation therapy,which didn't work.He was operated but after 3 months,cancer has comeback(recurred) again and now has been advised Chemotherapy with no assurance of full treatment.If you have any wherewithals of such treatment ,do share to help a fellow boarder.

    • ANSWER:
      I know of a woman who was treated with stage 4 lung cancer. She was 82 when treatment started. Back then it cost ,000 per month. She had a billionaire son so it did not matter how much it cost.

      BTW, to get admitted into hospice, a patient has to meed certain qualifications. There are a list of qualifying conditions or symptoms that a potential patient has to be screened to see if they qualify.

      That is with the exception of stage 4 lung cancer. They are automatically admitted to hospice.

      Well, the outcome was not what anyone would expect.

      She did die.

      Actually, she died some 12 years later at the age of 94.

      What is interesting is she was treated by a MD from a research hospital.

      Today it is much more reasonable although medicare does not cover in every state and for all patients.

      And yes, it is an alternative medicine. It is actually what is called off label use. There are almost no side effects and patients start noticing benefits within the first few weeks. This is one of the few alternative medicines that is actually listed in the Physicians Desk Reference.

      I don't know if the doc who pioneered it retired or not but I do know the current expert in the field, also a MD and I believe he is a PhD MD, teaching other doctors.

      As to hope, what you write about is one of the worst and hardest to fight.

      The first place to start is in the mind.

      Next the things we take in. Avoid all toxins.

      Then finally take in the foods that will help the body heal.

      I wish I could offer more.

      Try the owner of the website below and try to get in touch with the expert MD. I have met him when he was lecturing in the US and he is very down to earth. He is in Canada and teaches at McGill.

      Be warned, he will not give false hope. But that said, hope is what keeps us going till we do figure things out. I figure this way...we can always die, we cannot always live so why give up trying. What do we have to lose by trying?

  36. QUESTION:
    does miracle happen?like a danger illnesss remove by itself & person well again?

    • ANSWER:
      Spontaneous remissions/regressions are possible and have been documented . . so, yes, this could be considered a 'miracle'. It is spontaneous remissions/regressions which lead many people to believe that they have 'cured' themselves or someone they knew by using different treatment approaches. No one knows conclusively why spontaneous remissions/regressions occur, however sometimes what happens during an illness like cancer is a natural waxing and waning of the disease . . people seem to become stable, look healthy and attribute their good fortune to what they eat, how they exercise, prayer, or alternative medicine . . and than the cancer wanes or comes back even stronger than before. It is this ability for cancer to disappear and lay dormant and than relapse vicously which causes us often to say that there is 'no cure' for cancer. So there can be both short term spontaneous remissions/regressions and longer term spontaneous remissions/regressions . . . all which are rare . . but can happen and leave most who are fighting this disease with hope that they will be that one person who will experience regression of disease.

      http://jjco.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/28/4/281

      Infants and children sometimes experience spontaneous regression in what is usually a highly fatal disease (in older children) called neuroblastoma:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9552024

      It should be mentioned though that if spontaneous regressions were as simple as mind over matter than people would be curing themselves left and right . . and they are not. People who are positive, filled with hope, pray, and do 'all the right' things . . still die from cancer. Too, spontaneous regressions sometimes occur after 'treatment' . . meaning that for whatever reason that person responded significantly better than someone else with the same stage of disease . . again whatever chemistry makes up that unique individual 'caused' them to have a better response than what is normally seen.

      You can find documented cases of various 'cancers' at PubMed, the National Library of Medicine online.

      Spontaneous regression of lung metastases from renal cell carcinoma: the importance of immunogenetic factors and a review of the literature.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18500227

  37. QUESTION:
    Just found out that my dads melanoma has spread to his lungs and brain?
    Yesterday we found out that my dads melanoma has spread. The doctors are going to be sending him to get treatment for it, but they said that they can only help him with the one that's in his brain. Does anyone know why they cant help him with the ones in his lungs? Everyone in our family is freaking out right now because we are so scared of what could happen. How long do people with melanoma that has spread to the lung and brain have? I really don't want anything to happen to my dad

    • ANSWER:
      Sid... this is what I would do. Go to www.cancertutor.com and look up treatments for stage 4 cancer and the subsections on melanoma, brain cancer and lung cancer. Try to get him to change his diet to help the doctor's treatments be more effective. He needs to alkalize and oxygenate his body to help defeat the cancer. He is in the final stage of cancer. American medicine has a hard time with brain and lung cancer, but the alternative approach will turn him around if he sticks with it. My mom was in the final stage with her cancer and she has been cancer-free for many years now. She did alternative treatments to get cancer-free. He should also do warm bath soaks for an hour at a time several times a week with a regular box of baking soda in the water. This will help alkalize his system. You just rinse off after the soak. He should also do organic coffee enemas a couple of times a week to help detox his colon and liver as he fights the cancer. He needs to drink a lot of non-sugar fluids to help his body clean out.

  38. QUESTION:
    I need some support. im in a hard situation?
    My friend has cancer, dsrct. He has had it for 2 years. He is 16. He's stopping chemo. He's letting himself die. He's giving up. There was a 15% xhance he'd survive but now there is 0. I can't help but wonder if he would have been a part of that 15%! My mom had cancer too! She had a more treatable cancer but she never gave up. It was so scary and my moms friend died of it and I had a friend in middle school who battled cancer. I don't know what to do! I can't cope! HE ONLY HAS UNTIL JUNE! I KNOW ITS HARD BUT HOW COULD YOU JUST GIVE UP? I'm lost. And don't tell me to pray for him! What's praying gonna do! It hasn't helped me before! I'm scared and worried and don't want to lose him~ please... any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      If you investigate alternative natural treatments i would say you could live to see grandchildren!!! Aids and cancer are billion dollar a year profit machines for pill pushing doctors and pharmaceutical companies that make chemo, that is why they are not curing any of those disease today (they just treat them until the patient dies or runs out of funds)!!! Cannabis oil cures all cancers, without any side effects i do not think it cures aids though!!! There have been studies that prove long time marijuana users do not get any lung diseases or cancers as long as they use the weed!!! Just Google, Biochemist who cured his own stage 4 prostate cancer with no side effects!!! Another site that proves it is " The Rick Simpson story" "Run from the cure" Read the material and watch the videos!!! It works better than any thing the pharmaceutical companies or medical profession has!!! I know about this because i live in a state that allows us to use medical marijuana!!! If you plan on looking any of these sites up you might want to copy the sites down on your computer because this site lets any body pull any answers they do not like for any reason, it seems like they will let anybody talk about an imaginary god that was never proven and never does anything outside of ones imagination, rather than to let someone talk about any natural medicines that are proven to work!!! I have had 12 answers that were reported as violations of community guide lines since i started telling people how they can cure their own cancer!!!

  39. QUESTION:
    Do i have colon cancer?
    When i use the bathroom and i wipe i look at the tissue and see bright red blood it happens about every 3 days i go but when it does it is always there on the tissue little red spots
    I cant go to the doc because my mom is sick and im 17 and cant go without a parent

    • ANSWER:
      If you investigate alternative natural treatments i would say you could live to see grandchildren!!! Aids and cancer are billion dollar a year profit machines for pill pushing doctors and pharmaceutical companies that make chemo, that is why they are not curing any of those disease today (they just treat them until the patient dies or runs out of funds)!!! Cannabis oil cures all cancers, without any side effects i do not think it cures aids though!!! There have been studies that prove long time marijuana users do not get any lung diseases or cancers as long as they use the weed!!! Just Google, Biochemist who cured his own stage 4 prostate cancer with no side effects!!! Another site that proves it is " The Rick Simpson story" "Run from the cure" Read the material and watch the videos!!! It works better than any thing the pharmaceutical companies or medical profession has!!! I know about this because i live in a state that allows us to use medical marijuana!!! If you plan on looking any of these sites up you might want to copy the sites down on your computer because this site lets any body pull any answers they do not like for any reason, it seems like they will let anybody talk about an imaginary god that was never proven and never does anything outside of ones imagination, rather than to let someone talk about any natural medicines that are proven to work!!! I have had 12 answers that were reported as violations of community guide lines since i started telling people how they can cure their own cancer!!!

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