Lung Cancer Cure 2011

Lung cancer is a serious disease in which the cells of the lung tissues grows uncontrollably and form tumors. However, due to this leading cause, the several cancer deaths can occur in both men and women and most commonly in the age betweens 40 - 70. There are two main types of lung cancer: Small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. However, they both are diagnosed on the basis of how the cells look under a microscope.

Lung Cancer Symptoms:
Shortness of breath usually results from collection of fluid around the lung (pleural effusion), a blockage to the flow of air in part of the lung, or the spread of tumor throughout the lungs.
Inexplicable fatigue or tiredness.
Recurring bouts of bronchitis, pneumonia and other such infections
Change in voice quality / hoarseness or croakiness that persists
Fever that occurs for no apparent cause.

Treatment for lung cancer

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are all used in the treatment of lung cancer. However, they can also each be used alone or together. Your doctor will plan the best treatment for you according to your body needs and requirements. Well, NHS guidelines state that everyone diagnosed with lung cancer should be under the care of a multi-disciplinary team (This is a team of health professionals who work together to decide on how best to manage your care and treatment. There are a number of factors that will help your specialist to plan your treatment.

Type of lung cancer you have
Where the cancer is within your lung
Your general health
Whether the cancer has spread or in which stage.
Results of blood tests and scans

However, the treatment of Small cell lung cancer (which is mostly treated with chemotherapy). Moreover, in this treatment surgery is not usually suitable because this type of cancer has usually spread at the time of diagnosis. You may also have radiotherapy in this where as in the treatment of Non small cell lung cancer; the surgery is required and is chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of these, depending on the stage and Lung Cancer Symptoms at the time of diagnosed.


Lung Cancer Alternative Treatment

Black Strap Molasses Selenium Is the Key to Fighting growth

Black belt molasses is a syrup liquid with the intention of is the by-product in the process of making white honey from honey cane. It is lone of the healthiest alternatives to honey and other reproduction sweetener.

Black belt molasses is an exceptional source pro many vitamins and mineral deposits. From iron, potassium, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6 to selenium, the lone sandstone I aspire to concentrate on in this article.

Selenium is lone of the answer mineral deposits to fighting cancer. Studies be inflicted with publicized with the intention of the occurrence of cancer amongst the public with the intention of took 200 mcg of selenium day after day pro several years compared to persons taking a excuse was drastically cut-rate.

Selenium helps care for hostile to all cancers but it has been found with the intention of the sandstone has a powerful effect on prostate, colorectal and lung cancers.

Inside combination with vitamins A an E the aid of selenium all through chemotherapy can reduce the toxicity of the chemotherapy drugs. The answer to fighting cancer cells in behavior is the skill pro selenium to glue to protein cells lacking additional metabolism, strengthening the cells. While minimizing destruction to the habitual cells the selenium helps the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation.

Other functions of Selenium

Not single is selenium the answer to fighting cancer, it has many other function in a healthy body. Selenium, with its role as the body's preeminent antioxidant, has properties with the intention of will support a healthy immune logic. Research shows with the intention of in conjunction with vitamin C, vitamin D and beta carotene, selenium facility to check the compound reactions with the intention of create emancipated radicals in the body.

It was exposed in 1990 and considered since, with the intention of selenium, along with iodine, is vital in the proper function of the thyroid gland. The correct combination of these two mineral deposits wills principal to a balanced production and aid of the thyroid hormones.

This essential sandstone is furthermore vital pro the production of the enzyme estrogen sulfotranserfase which is vital to break down estrogen in the body. It is furthermore essential in the production of the hormone testosterone.

Food sources with Selenium

Too much of this sandstone can in fact be toxic to the logic, but unfortunately generally of the population is deficient. The recommended dosage is in these area 200 micrograms for every time.

The selenium content in vegetables and grains depends on the content of the sandstone in the soil it is developed in. Soil with the intention of has a privileged content of volcanic ash and soil with the intention of is irrigated by seawater are understood to contain privileged levels of selenium.

Along with black belt molasses other skilled dietary sources are: Egg yolks, seafood, capon, garlic, onions, asparagus, broccoli, seed, and total grains. One Brazil nut, as developed in a selenium rich soil, will provide up to 120 micrograms of the sandstone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Lung cancer-- pregnant lady - alternative treatment?
    A friend of mine is 6 months pregnant (in late 20's) and has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is not into smoking or drinking. Right now because of her pregnancy we are desperately looking for alternative treatments preferably in california. Any ideas, tips, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend is extraordinarily young for lung cancer - most cases occur in people over 60, it's rarely diagnosed in people under 40 and there are only about 5 cases a year of someone under 35 diagnosed with lung cancer.

      For this and for so many other reasons she should be taking the advice of her medical team.

      No, there are no alternative treatments that are effective against cancer; 'alternative' in this context is another word for 'unproven'.

      You may get answers here from people with pet theories about treating cancer with alternatives, but you can be 100% sure that not one of them will have treated their own cancer with the alternative they recommend, nor will they personally know anyone who has. Ask them.

      And some of the 'alternative cancer treatments' that are recommended by regulars on this board are not only ineffective against cancer, but are potentially dangerous.

      At the very least your friend should do a search on this site for information about any particular 'alternative' that interests her before investing hope, money and (most dangerous of all) time in unproven, ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'treatments' and risking her own life and that of her child

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

  2. QUESTION:
    Where can I find good advice about alternative Lung cancer treatments?
    My mum was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer 9 months ago, she has had chemo and now is on some other kind of tablets (tasiba?), but in the past 2 weeks she has gotten very weak and cant do much at all. I have been looking into alternative treatments, such as essiac tea, budwig protocol, gersun therapy, B17, but there are so many i just dont know what to choose! I know she needs to change her diet, but its hard as she doesnt eat very much as it is, and is painfully thin. Does anyone know of any alternative practioners that I could speak to, to discuss other treatments rather than the toxic ortodox ones she is having now? I also would like to get a good nutritionist for her too, as macmillan have advised her to eat absolute crap, like cheeseburgers!! Im live in London, UK, so need centers that are over here.

    Thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      This site may be of help to you
      http://www.naturalnews.com/026322_Macrobiotic_Diet_cancer_food.html
      The Gerson Therapy approach may also be worth looking into, either way, diet is the key to effective treatment here.
      People who use this site to criticize alternative therapy and to minimize the role of diet in treating cancer have their own Big Pharma agenda.

  3. QUESTION:
    IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS USED ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CANCER?
    MY BROTHER JUST FOUND OUT HE HAS STAGE IV LUNG CANCER. CAN ANY ONE HELP ON ALTERNATIVE CURES.? DOES THE CELLECT-BUDWIG PROTOCAL WORK? OR THE CESIUM CHLORIDE? ANY HELP? ANY SUGGESTIONS? PRAY FOR US.

    • ANSWER:
      you can find help at http://411mms.com click on the "mms professional prompt" and study the info in detail.due to fda rules,I cannot tell you more....

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about any alternative cancer treatment in the UK?
    I've recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and am about to go for a pep scan. Knowing that orthodox medicine kills a lot of good cells in the body, I'm somewhat concerned and would like to take an alternative approach to healing. Advice would truly be appreciated. Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I understand, and sympathize with the fear of having conventional cancer treatment involving chemotherapy. But it really is the most effective there is, and it is common to recover completely. See for instance http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/about-you/
      Alternative treatment of cancer as a replacement of conventional treatment is not a good idea. And if any practitioner tells you to skip conventional treatment, you should run away and not look back. If he tells you that his treatment alleviates the symptoms caused by conventional treatment then you might want to have a go at it.

  5. QUESTION:
    best alternative cancer treatment for mesothelioma?
    Alternative cures for lung cancer with best cure rates

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as “cure rates” for a specific treatment. There are response rates and survival rates. Once a treatment has proven it works it is no longer alternative. If you are interested in a treatment going through this process talk to your doctor about a clinical trial.

  6. 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.

  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:
    Are there any alternative treatments to Sarcoma Cancer ( in the lung) than chemo therapy?
    A family member of mine has this type of cancer. She has had it before. About 3 months ago she had surgery and now it's back. This time it's more aggressive than before. The Doctor says that chemo would only hurt her. Please, I need to know alternative treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      Some sarcomas are very resistant to chemotherapy/radiation, so chances are that her doctor is telling her the truth - as awful as it is. And recurrence after only 3 months is bad. There are lots of alternative practitioners who claim they can do just about anything. You have to be very critical when analyzing their claims - even if their testimonials sound very persuasive. Instead of trying out various dubious alternative treatments you might find it more fruitful to help her enjoy the time as best as possible.

  9. 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!

  10. QUESTION:
    alternative cure for my mothers lung cancer - it has spread to lymph nodes and drs don't have any treatment?
    options that offer any hope.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately not. A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354

      And sometimes alternative therapy is worse than palliative treatment, both in terms of survival length as well as quality of life: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19687327?dopt=Abstract

  11. QUESTION:
    cancer in the breast lung and brain. looking for alternative treatment other than radiation and chemo.?
    looking for non traditional forms.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a friend with Hodgkins who was cured with traditional chemo and radiation, but about 15-20 years later, she developed breast cancer. She was really in to natural healing and did everything from Reiki to homeopathy to stone energy after having Hodgkins. She has bilateral radical mastectomies, but later, she had lymph node metastases. She did not want chemo and went to Mexico to get vitamin C infusions and colon cleansings. She died about a year later.

      I have heard that Bill Moyers did a special on the Dahli Llama's physician treating breast cancer patients with special diets. He would smell their urine and determine what imbalance they had. I don't know the whole story, but I think one lady had slight improvement with diet treatments. There is also a man named Gary Null who wrote some books about diet therapy. I haven't read any, but heard they were good.

      Also, Lance Armstrong recovered fully from brain cancer when he was given 5 months or so to live. He wrote a book, so you might want to see what places he went to to figure out what to do to heal.

      Listen to Bernie Seagal's tapes or read his books. Some patients live a lot longer and happier just by the way they think and take things that come to them that are difficult to swallow.

      Be careful. there are a lot of quacks out there that will convince you of cures when it won't work and will just end up handing your money over to them.

      Go on Amazon.com and browse their books on natural healing. They have recently discovered that skin cancers and even neurologic disorders such as Lou Gherigs may be caused by low Vitamin D levels.

      THere is research going on with stem cells and monoclonal antibodies. The antibodies are specifically designed to recognize and attack the cells as foreign.

      Go to the NIH website and see if there is perhaps a research study for the type of cancer you are talking about. Scientists are looking more and more into natural medicines.

      It has been proven that hypnotism can cure warts. The brain has been shown scientifically to be linked to the immune system.
      http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,909459,00.html
      http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/Health-problems/Warts%20-%20researchAltTherapies.htm

      I am sorry if you or someone you know or love is going through this. Pray and ask for God's strength. God loves you and He is there by your side.

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any results from using miracle mineral supplement aswell as chemo for lung cancer?
    I know the alternative treatments for cancer are a bit of a minefield, & sometimes just hype. But am trying to help out my mother with seeing what might be able to be used to combat Lung cancer (non-smoker), or at least assist with the chemo (taxol). Yes I know that you have to be wary of anything with miracle in the name. Any info would be gtreat.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the risks taken with unknown supplements and vitamins are what effect they will have on a cancerous growth . . . cancer is a persons own DNA that has mutated . . . what may be good for the body may also be equally good for cancer growth. So, in effect you may wind up doing the complete opposite of your intention . . so it is a minefield . . a real risk because there is no literature one way or the other . . in other words I am sure you are thinking that what harm can it do to give this substance a try . . well the harm is apparent if the supplement ends up promoting cancer growth or shortens the patients life considerably and they die from the supplement use.

      If that isn't bad enough for you . . there are some mineral supplements that have been debunked, misused and have lead to patient death.

      Cancer 'cure' ended in death
      http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/22927_cancer14.shtml

      If you are seeking out 'alternatives' you might try cancer centers that offer Integrative or complementary services . . this way you will know which products don't intefere with tradional treatments and you can work in conjunction with an oncologist for the complete benefit of your loved one:

      MD Anderson Cancer Center: Complementary and Integrative Medicine
      http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/CIMER/

      Memorial Sloan Kettering: Integrative Medicine
      http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/1979.cfm

      National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
      http://nccam.nih.gov/

      What's in a bottle?
      http://nccam.nih.gov/health/bottle/

  13. QUESTION:
    alternative cancer treatments for stage iv cancer?
    i was wondering if anyone knows of any alternative cancer treatments?
    ive been doing some research on it and i would like to find out some more information, my dad was diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer and they pretty much said there was not much that can be done except for chemo, i refuse to believe that there is nothing else that can be done

    i do not want to seem rude, but i know that a lot of people do not believe in alternative treatments, to be honest i dont know if i do either. please do not respond with reasons behind why we shouldnt consider it, i know that alternative treatments mean that there is pretty much no scientific proof behind the results.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a page on the topic:

  14. QUESTION:
    My 65 yr old uncle was diagnosed with terminal brain and lung cancer. Drs. said no treatment would work.?
    I was wondering if anyone has had a miracle remission using alternative treatments?

    • ANSWER:

  15. 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

  16. QUESTION:
    what are the best treatment or other can afford alternatives for a patient who has a lung cancer stage four?
    pls answer my queation! give me some hope! i want my grandmother to live at least for a long tym. pls give me some details on how to assist her properly.

    • ANSWER:
      Help grandma do pranayam, to fight lung cancer.Do it gently and very gradually increase the timing.Both of you can do it together.If you(grandma) can build up the kapalbhati timing to 20 then there is a lot of hope, as she will get better and better.You will feel so much better that you are doing something.
      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 four weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually.

      The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain health.

      People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence.
      Monitor your conditions/results regularly and it will help you and others observe the progress..

      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 upto 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      Anulom Vilom - Deep Breath-in through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
      then - Breath-out through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
      then -Deep Breath-in through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
      then - Breath-out through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
      and repeat this cycle for upto 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 min/day).

      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 10 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    would like any info avail re alternative treatments for small cell (oats) lung cancer--chemo really tough?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry you have to go through this but I advise you to continue with the chemo Here is something you might be interested in trying while going through the treatments

      Nutritional support to consider during chemotherapy,and or radiation treatments
      1.Protein/physique/Meal Shake
      2. Performance
      3. Vitamin c
      4. B.Complex
      5. Nutriferon
      You can find out about these products by going to Shaklee.com or Shaklee.ca

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is the best alternative treatment for metastatic breast cancer?
    it all started as ductal carcinoma of the left breast. it would now appear to have spread to the lungs, and probbly other organs and the bones. of late, what appears to be metastatic spread in the lungs would no longer respond or react to the drugs introduce as chemotherapy

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that you or someone close to you has secondary breast cancer. Why do you say it 'appears' to have spread, is there a chance that it hasn't? What do the medical team involved advise regarding treatment?

      As far as alternatives go, there are alternative and complementary therapies that will make you feel better, but none that have been proven to be at all effective in treating cancer.

      I'm sure you know, since you've come this far, that wherever there's cancer there's someone waiting to make a fast buck out of people's desperation by selling ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'cures'. There are also well-meaning and caring people who will recommend diets, herbs etc. Then there are the cancer hobbyists who pop up on here most days - people who have never studied, had or been close to cancer but consider themselves experts because of something they've read or heard.

      If you are interested in any particular 'alternative', do a search on http://www.quackwatch.org before committing any time or money. And always be wary of unsubstantiated testimonials and anecdotes; you have no way of knowing if the person ever had cancer in the first place, much less was cured.

      If you don't use them already, I recommend these websites. Both have loads of information and both also have forums where you can talk to people who are or have been in the same situation as yourself, whether it is you or a loved one who has cancer

      http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk
      http://www.breastcancer.org

      Good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Urgent - Please. Can anyone tell me more about a European cancer treatment where blood is heated to 104?
    My brother has lung cancer. He had removal surgery a year and a half ago. The cancer then turned up in his lung. He's been through a course of I.V. chemo, then pills and has now had so much that his docs won't allow him to have any more for another year. His wife died a couple of years ago and he was left with their four small children to care for. He's looking for any feasible alternative treatments available. He heard recently from a friend that there is a treatment in Europe where a form of dialysis is performed and the blood is heated to such an extent that the cancer could possibly be killed during the process? He knows that whatever the procedure is, it's dangerous, but he has no other choice. He must stay alive for the kids if for nothing else. Can anyone offer any information? Thank you very much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      There are ongoing clinical trials of hyperthermia combined with conventional treatment.

      Here are some reliable sources of information:

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/hyperthermia

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_1_2x_Hyperthermia.asp

  21. QUESTION:
    I have small cell lung cancer and looking for help?
    I am a 5? yr old female recently diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. I am desparately looking for message boards and/or chat rooms etc. where I can ask questions of those that have had it longer than I have, possibly answer some ?s that I may have experienced and interact with others that are living with sclc and possibly others that know of alternative treatments and/or meds that will help me with this battle.
    Thanx M.J.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is the listing for the ACOR SCLC listserv. It currently has 145 members who either have SCLC or are caregivers. ACOR maintains private lists for about 175 different types of cancer and cancer related issues. The lists are moderated to stop spam, etc. SCLC is a tough one so I highly recommend you join and also read the Archives which will be full of valuable info.

      http://listserv.acor.org/archives/lung-sclc.html

      I do not have SCLC but the treatment is exactly the same for the cancer that I do have so I know what you will be going through. I recently finished my second cycle of chemo after having had radiotherapy.

      good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any firsthand experience with 'bioresonant frequency technology' to treat cancer?
    I am looking for alternative treatments for lung cancer, particularly experience with Photonic Multiwave Oscillator Systems.

    • ANSWER:
      For excellent info on alternative approaches to dealing with cancer see
      Patrick Quillen's Beating Cancer With Nutrition, and Murray's How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine. I don't know anything about BFT, but it sounds like sci-fi to me. GO also to cancercenter,com for good info on modern scientific treatments for this awful condition.
      Good luck and God bless!

  23. QUESTION:
    Ayurvedic Treatment for lung cancer?
    Hello Friends,

    My father is confirmed to be lung cancer and doctor’s suggested as next step for chemotheraphy .

    I would like to know if any better alternatives available to cure and increase the span of life. Please suggest me if you have any information regarding the same.

    Highly appreciate your response.

    Regards
    Vijay

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Sir,

      I am sorry to note about the Lung cancer of your father. As rightly told by him the next right step would be only giving Chemotherapy. You should proceed with this treatment. It is the tendency of the relatives of the patients to try for alternate treatments and i was also doing the same thing.

      The Chemotherapy and Radiationtherapy does not have any connection or interating with other types of treatments.

      Baba Ramdev of Hardwar claim to have cured many cancer patients of all types and his address is -
      DIVYA YOG MANDIR (TRUST)
      PATANJALI YOGPEETH (TRUST)
      OFFICE : MAHARSHI DAYANAND GRAM,
      DELHI-HARDWAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY,
      NEAR BAHADARABAD,
      HARDWAR-249402
      UTTRAKHAND, INDIA.

      I have also seen a Herbal treatement by Sri Gurubala Clinit, T.Nagar (Near Bus stand) (Dr. Sri Sridhar) and I have recommended some patients to him and they are alright now. I do not know if these alternate medicines cured them or the usual Chem and Radiations. Anyway our intention is our patient should get cured and I suggest you to try these sources also in addition giving Chemo and Radiation without fail. - Best of luck -

  24. QUESTION:
    Alternative Cancer Treatments?
    Is anybody into alternative medicine that may know of supplements to take to take that would inhibit the growth of a tumor on the lung? Operation will be necessary to remove the lung at this point and of course my mother is going for the conventional treatment at this time but will and has already refused chemo. This was just diagnosed two days ago I would like to be prepared to give her advice with a healthy diet including alternative medicine treatments. If anyone is somewhat knowledgeable in this , I would appreciate your advice. Hoping & Praying......Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Why does you mother want to refuse treatment?

      Is the cancer at an early stage?

      If it is, you would likely serve her better finding ways to convince her to follow conventional (i.e. effective) treatment, rather than alternative (i.e. ineffective and unproven) methods.

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do you have any medicine knowledge with Gefitinib for cancer treatment?
    My friend's father is in pretty bad situation. He has been tortured by lung tumor. Now the tumor also attacks his gullet. Eating is such a difficulty.
    Moreover, this is NOT the only problem at this moment, but also the payment for the medecine. I wish people with professional knowledge can help.
    The prescription from doctor is Iressa made by Astrazeneca pharm.. However, it is just too expensive, about over 16,000 RMB per month. It is about 1600 Euro, which is sky price for ordinary Chinese family. My friend find alternative of Iressa of Astrazeneca for his father. It is called Gefitnib Tablets, made by Natco in India. However, here comes another problem. Gefitnib is not sold in Chinese market, not officially. Doctor does not have much comments on it. What is your opinion? Do you think it can function as Iressa? It is only 200 Euro per month. This is affortable for this family, which might be the only opportunity for them.
    Thanks!!
    Iressa is not covered by general social heath insurance in China. That causes my question. Thanks.
    Million thanks to Panda! Your experience and information is really helpful. Both my friend and me are grateful!

    • ANSWER:
      In the US gefitinib is marketed as Iressa, but is no longer recommended for new patients with lung cancer. Only patients who have had prior response are recommended to keep taking it. There are newer medications.

      http://www.fda.gov/CDER/DRUG/infopage/gefitinib/default.htm

      http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Treatments/Biologicaltherapies/Cancergrowthinhibitors/Gefitinib

      Please read over some information found at Medline Plus: Lung cancer
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungcancer.html

      Best to you as you seek help for your friends father.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Dr. Gonzalez's program for cancer?
    My boyfriend has lung cancer, and our options for standard treatments are limited/don't give him a good outlook. We're considering a couple of different doctors/programs/alternative treatments, and Dr. Gonzalez in New York is one of them. The reports and articles I've read seem to have good results, but I'm wondering if there's anyone who is actually using the program, or had relatives who did?

    • ANSWER:
      Likely you will not find anyone who directly went through the program alive. Maybe family members can tell you about how these poor people skipped real treatment and died horrible painful deaths. Your boyfriend needs real help, not some quack.

  29. QUESTION:
    is ther really any cures for samll cell lung cancers?
    my dad has small cell lung cancer and also a tumor found in hi sbrain they want to start chemo and radiation for the tumor in his head .. he is 73 and i am wondering if there is some other options and if any one kows of some good treatments to go along with this maybe alternative treatments we can do from home or buy to help him

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that.

      You may well be recommended several 'alternative cancer treatments' from alternative medicine enthusiasts on this board.

      I can 100% guarantee you, though, that not one of them will have successfully used whatever they recommend to treat their own cancer, nor will they personally know anyone who has.

      Not only that, but some of the 'alternative cancer treatments' that often get recommended on here are not only ineffective, but dangerous. Apricot kernels/Laetrile, for example - dangerous because they contain cyanide, and proven to be completely ineffective against cancer.

      If you are tempted by any particular 'alternative treatment', I recommend that you do a search on this website for some facts, before investing money, hope and (most important of all for a cancer patient) time in useless and possibly dangerous 'cures':

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

      EDIT:** There you go! Told you it wouldn't be long before someone recommended some completely ineffective, wacky 'alternatives'.

      The Italian oncologist Nosey refers to is Tullio Simoncini; claims that cancer is a fungus that can be cured by baking soda .

      He bases bases his 'theory' that cancer is a fungus on the fact that whenever he sees a cancerous tumour in the body, the lumps are "always white." And fungus is white. That and that alone. You couldn't make it up.

      Following the death of a patient whom Simoncini had treated at a Dutch clinic, his license to practice medicine was withdrawn in 2003, and in 2006 he was convicted by an Italian judge for wrongful death and swindling.

      And no, he is not curing people with his quack treatment. Here is some information about him:

      http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160724 (that picture looks familiar!)

      http://www.cancertreatmentwatch.org/reports/simoncini.shtml

      http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/08/a_fungus_among_us_in_oncology.php

      S/he also tells you to see a homeopath. In fact, though I have no time for homeopathy, I know that you would have a hard time finding one who claimed that homeopathy could cure cancer. Only those homeopaths willing to exploit desperate people for profit make such claims.

      EDIT2**

      Reikigirl suggests you google Hulda Clark. Clark claimed to be able to cure all cancers. She died in 2009 - of cancer. She was a wicked fraud who made a mint lying to desperate and vulnerable people; here's a link to a previous question about the old fraud, with some excellent answers

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110202162431AAb3bdy

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best book(s) on guided imagery and its benefits for cancer patients? Why do you think so?
    I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer (She has NEVER smoked, BTW). Professionally, I'm a big believer in guided imagery as an adjunct to traditional cancer treatment, but I don't know what books are out there for the patient. What have you read or could you recommend? She's open to the idea, but isn't sure. I'd like to buy her a book on the subject. To help me choose, please explain why you liked it?

    Thanks

    PS: I'm posting this under alternative therapies too to cover all the bases.

    • ANSWER:
      This link on amazon has 896 products from books to audio about guided imagery. >>>http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=guided+imagery&x=15&y=20

      A book to read is Anticancer: A New Way of Life. This is the #1 selling book on cancer in the world and a two time New York Times best seller.
      >>> http://www.anticancerbook.com/story.html

  31. QUESTION:
    mom is on steroides for lung cancer, slowly cutting down.?
    My mother was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with lung cancer and it was already in stage 3. After wards she stared doing chemo and radiation and her body could not handle all the effects of it so she stopped. She then started doing some kind of alternative meds at this doc. they were no longer able to find a vein they could get to for her IV treatments so she has to have a minor surgery so they can put it in her chest. A while ago they found a tumor in her brain and put her on steroids to help the tumor. These steroids have affected her soooo badly and she can hardly walk anymore. She was doing just fine until she found out she had cancer and they started doing all this crazy stuff to help her. She now has eczema and since the steroids are causing her to to swell every where her eczema has been cracking and it looks real bad, she has liquid oozing from her sores. How dangerous is that? Also she has been slowly cutting down on her steroids but its like it's making her swell up even more! Is this normal? Will she ever get the strength in her legs to be able to walk normally again? So after she is not on them any more will her body go back to the way it was before she started taking them? Any help and answers would be greatly appreciated. thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      sorry but probably no,and i wouldnt put the blame on the steroids ,a brain tumor can do all of this without steroids,especially her walking this comes on very rapidly

  32. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the following cancer updates?
    I just received the following email from a friend. What are your thoughts? Do you think its true? Could we battle cancer by making the changes suggested within?

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

    Cancer Update from John 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 bil lion. 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 tumors.

    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, gastrointestinal 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 org ans.

    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.
    PLEASE READ ON

    1. No plastic containers in micro.
    2. No water bottles in freezer.
    3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

    Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

    Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
    Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So, such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad, but you don't know what is in the paper. I t's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
    He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
    CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.
    By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's amino or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Can cer cells thrive in an acid environment.
    A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
    About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.
    Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water: It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy me tals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build-up.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with all the top statements, however the phrase:
      "Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites" is often misinterpreted as oxygen hitting the cancer, causing the spread.. that is not true.. our immune system takes a big hit thru surgery and that is the reason for the spread, it can also be spread thru the transfer of cells with surgical tools.

      The statements from John Hopkins.. that I must tell you was not sent out by the John Hopkins Cancer Clinic. Someone wrote the statements out and put the JHCC name on it to make it seem more credible. I know since I checked with the clinic personally.

      Some of the statements are true, but these ones are still under testing and not yet proven to be true:

      1. No plastic containers in micro.
      2. No water bottles in freezer.
      3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

  33. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    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 tumors.

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

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by 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, gastrointestinal 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.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone received treatment for Hepato Cellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer) that has spread to the lungs?
    Has anyone been on Thalomid or Nexavar? Any suggestion for an "alternatives therapy" physician in the NY/NJ/CT area?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no alternative therapies that are effective for this stage IV malignancy.
      The treatment you have listed may buy time - but not a cure.
      My parents live in NJ. I am from Pennsylvania - now live in North Carolina.
      Cancer specialist doctor for twenty years.
      There is no proven effective alternative therapy anywhere for this situation.
      Many people waste money and hope on unproven ineffective treatments.
      The key is to maximize the quality of the time that may be left.

  35. QUESTION:
    Brandt Grape Cure?
    Has anyone heard of this cure for cancer? Does anyone know if it works? If not, does anyone know a good alternative (no chemo or radiation) treatment for lung cancer? My grandmother was diagnosed with stage four a few days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Stephen Barrett MD of Quackwatch has this to say about the Brandt diet:

      'There is no scientific evidence that the Johanna Brandt's "Grape Cure" has any value. Even worse, her recommended diet is deficient in most essential nutrients and can cause constipation, diarrhea, cramps, and weight loss that is undesirable for cancer patients. The only nutrients present in significant amounts in grapes are carbohydrates, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C [9,10]. Brandt even describes how her diet is a form of starvation, but she claims that is desirable! Pages 66 and 67 of her book state:

      Under the Grape Diet, [the disease] should run its full course within a month or six weeks. The patient loses weight to an extent that would be alarming if he did not understand the principle of the Cure. While on the first stage of the Grape Diet, nothing should be administered to make him gain weight -- no food of any kind except the grape. In advanced cases it is sometimes by reducing him to a virtual skeleton that the disease may be overcome. When in severe cases he has reached this point, there is nothing left for the cancer to live on and it usually disappears spontaneously.'

      For the full article go to:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/grape.html

      In fact, do a search on Quackwatch for some facts whenever you are tempted by a particular 'alternative' therapy, before investing money, hope and (most dangerous of all) time in something that will almost certainly be ineffective, and may possibly be dangerous.

      The fact is, not one single person has been proved to have been cured by the Brandt method. Please be wary of unsubstantiated testimonials on websites - you have no way of knowing whether the person actually had cancer, much less that they are cured.

      Most people who genuinely believe they were cured by alternative treatments actually went through conventional treatment too, but choose to attribute the improvement in their condition to whatever other therapy they also took.

      Bottom line is, 'alternative' in this context is simply another word for 'unproven'. Conventional treatments have been rigourously tested and proven in double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials. No alternative medicine has been proven in this way - if it had, it would no longer be alternative medicine, it would just be medicine.

      Conventional treatments are far from perfect, but we know - because of the way they are tested and proven - that they save some lives and prolong many, many others.

      My best wishes to your grandmother

  36. QUESTION:
    Which of the following headlines would capture your attention most?
    1. " Aliens from Space discovered among us on Earth"
    2. " Adoption abolished as an alternative"
    3. " Gospel music is the new Rap"
    4. " Unruly kids sentenced to Manners Camp"
    5. " Vegetarians banned from Fast Food establishments"
    6. " Non smokers denied lung cancer treatments"
    7. " Friends with benefits; or committment phobia?"
    8. " Y/A Answers proven to be addictive; Rehab planned in future"
    9. " Christmas commercialism comes to an end"
    10. " Heartbreak #1 reason for Homicides"
    More than one answer is cool...=)

    thanx~

    • ANSWER:
      number 1 deffinitly

  37. QUESTION:
    This question should have been posted here I think.?
    Are there any alternative treatments for Non small cell lung cancer that has metasticised to the brain?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a question best left up to the individual who has the non small cell ca. The physician will give the patient the best advice. Some will choose not to attempt further treatment and others will. The prognosis is not really that great but the important thing is to remain positive. a non small cell ca that has metastasized to the brain is a very aggressive carcinoma. Best ask your doctor for advice. Also, check into Hospice program.

      I will pray for your recovery.

  38. QUESTION:
    Sarcodosis and treatment?
    Does anyone have sarcoid. I have had it for like thirty years. I always have it in my lung. Recently I had a Cancer scare. Sarcoid life long smoker and my pet scan was glowing. Has anyone received treatment besides Steroids. I am really searching for alternate. Last time I had Steroid treatment heavy duty I felt like Wonder Woman and when I came off them there wasen't a joint that didn't hurt. That was four years ago. There must be alternatives. Help would be apprciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I assume you were taking our favorite steroid, prednisone (or something similar). Here are some non-steroidal treatments that could be beneficial. Good luck.

      Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
      In the case of mild erythrema nodosum, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs e.g., ibuprofen) can be effective. Due to potenially severe gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects, NSAIDs should only be used as instructed.

      Methotrexate
      Methotrexate may be used in patients intolerant of or who do not respond to steroids. There are no large trials of methotrexate therapy or any alternative drugs in sarcoidosis. At the low dose used for sarcoidosis, methotrexate is a cytotoxic drug that suppresses the immune response. The side effects are nausea, mucositis, and suppressed blood counts. Methotrexate itself can cause lung damage and liver damage after prolonged use, so monitoring liver function is necessary. It is one of the more common substitutes for steroids.

      Azathioprine
      Azathioprine is another commonly used drug in steroid resistant or intolerant cases. The side effects with azathioprine are similar to methotrexate -- nausea, mucositis, and decreased blood counts. Methotrexate and azathioprine can increase the risk for infection.

      Cyclophosphamide
      Cyclophosphamide is a cytotoxic drug that is generally reserved for refractory cases. It, too, can cause nausea, mucositis, and decreased blood counts and increased risk for infection. Cyclophosphamide can cause lung toxicity. A major side effect is hemorrhagic cystitis and long term use can lead to bladder cancer.

      Chloroquinine phosphate
      Chloroquinine phosphate is an antimalarial drug that works well against lung and skin problems caused by sarcoidosis. Side effects of chloroquinine include eye problems, which need to be carefully avoided. Patients should have their eyes examined by an ophthalmologist every 3 to 6 months. Eye problems do not usually develop if the drug is used for less than a year. In rare cases when corticosteroids are not tolerated by the patient, and the patient is suffering from persistent skin problems, chloroquinine can be tried long term. The NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute advises, however, that the effectiveness of chloroquinine has not been proven in clinical trials.

  39. QUESTION:
    please help me with this question! Will rate lifesaver!?
    In a randomized clinical trial to determine the most effective timing of administration of chemotherapeutic
    drugs to lung cancer patients, 16 patients were given four drugs simultaneously and 11
    patients were given the same drugs sequentially. Objective response to the treatment (defined as
    shrinkage of the tumor by at least 50%) was observed in 11 of the patients treated simultaneously
    and in 3 of the patients treated sequentially. Do the data provide evidence as to which timing in
    superior? Use a chi-square test against a nondirectional alternative. Let alpha = .05.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah

  40. QUESTION:
    what would you do with something like this?
    Greetings in the name of God,

    I am Mrs. Faith Williams from netherland am 58 years old, i am deaf
    and suffering from a longtime cancer of the breast which also affected
    my brain,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and
    it is quite obvious,according to my doctors they have advised me
    that i may not live for the next two months,this is because the cancer
    stage has gotten to a very bad condition.

    I was brought up from a motherless babies home and was married to my
    late husband for twenty years without a child, he died in a fatal
    motor accident Before his death we were true Christians. Since his
    death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings
    and deposited all the sum of .6million dollars with a Security
    Company.

    Presently,this money is still with them and the management just wrote
    me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping
    it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to
    receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my
    illness or they get it confisticated.

    i selected you after visiting the website i prayed and fast for three
    weeks over it with advise of my pastor.

    Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been taking
    treatment for cancer of the lungs.I have since lost my ability to talk
    and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live.

    It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any
    organisation of your choice and distributed each year among the
    charity organization, the poor and the motherless babies home where i
    come from.I want you God fearing, to also use this money to fund
    churches,orphanages and widows, I took this decision,before i rest in
    peace because my time will soon be up.

    As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the
    Security Company.

    I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the
    new beneficiary of my fund.Please assure me that you will act
    accordingly as Istated here in.

    Lastly, I honestly pray that this money when transferred will be used
    for the said purpose even though I am dead then, because i have come to
    find out that wealth acquisition without Christ is vanity and i made
    the promise to God that the fund will be use to support the less
    privileges.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Yours in Christ,

    Mrs. Faith Willaims
    N:B Pls reply me through my alternative email address:
    {faithwillaims@mail.md}

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      You could delete it. You can report it as spam. Or you can join spam cops (I think it's spamcop.net not sure) and send them the email and let them parse the headers and send a complaint to the proper abuse system.

  41. QUESTION:
    is there any chance that my mom won't die?
    I don't know what to do anymore, or what to think, My mother who is 53 now was diagnosed with lung cancer about 2 years ago, i came back home after i found out, i am 23. They had only gave her 6-9 months to live, but she exceeded that time. She didn't even know she had cancer and she was just fine until they started chemo and radiation. The people who had done the radiation thought that since she was younger she could handle better, they ended up doing too much and it messed her up so she quit doing it. after all of that she tried this alternative medicine with IV treatments, when they checker her tumor it did shrink a little. But then it spread to her brain and she has lesions in her brain now. They put her on steroids to keep it from growing. after she was on those for awhile she got so swollen it has harder for her to walk. Then she ended up getting eczema really bad on her legs and since they were swelling so much they would crack open and ooze so bad. she ended up getting 3 sores that were infected. In the last few months she has gone totally down hill. she couldn't even walk and was having awful pain and awful headaches. she ended up in the hospital about a week ago and after a few days of nothing working for pain they sent her to hospice. My mom is a really good christian and has always heard God.She told me that he was going to heal her and when it looked like she wasn't;t gonna make it she would. but ever since the hospital she just hasn't been the same. The gave her so much morphine when the ems came to get her because she screamed so much when they tried to get her on the stretcher cuz of her pain. The next day she was saying the weirdest things and doing the weirdest things. Now that she is in hospice she is just out of it from all the drugs. she was not out of it at home and now she dying. She is not responsive or awake and has been like this for awhile. This is so hard to go through. I read a lot of her bible studies she would write and she kept saying she would be healed and satan won't win and she wont die. I am still trying to have faith, but she is so bad off i just don't know anymore. Her feet are turning purple. they gave her a few days to live. Is there any way she can make it through this and be healed? I believe god can do anything, but seeing her so bad off i am starting to wonder if i am stupid for having this much faith in her. She is a very strong women who is dying, and i just want her to be okay, i am an only child, my real family doesn't live around me and my father died when i was 8. I won't be able to get through this if she does die. seems like i am the only one who has faith and still waiting on a miracle from god. Wow this was long. So sorry. But if anyone knows anyone who has been healed from anything so bad please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so very sorry you are going through this. I agree with other posters that it is probably time to say goodbye to your Mother. She is in so very much pain and the drugs are causing the abnormal behavior. I have included a link to an excellent support group of patients, caregivers and family of those with lung cancer. I wish for you peace. Many Blessings.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to deal with prostate cancer in the family? How to find last resorts?
    My 76-year-old father has had to battle prostate cancer for 4 years now. He's had 2 surgeries the past couple of years, and another 2 two years before the recent one. We thought he was saved after the fourth surgery (which really was a corrective surgery because the stupid surgeon 'accidentally' cut my dad's lymph node and he had to undergo 2 surgeries in 2 days).

    Lately my dad's prostate has swollen up again... he went to the doctor (I wasn't there as I go to school/university and work almost 24/7)... the problem is my parents don't speak fluent english. They know basic English. And especially when the doctor talks to them in medical jargon, they probably have no complete idea of what the doctor's really saying... but according to my mom, the doctor told my mother that my dad's liver, kidney and lungs have cysts growing in them. I asked my mom what alternative medication/surgery/therapy can my dad have but my mom said he has little time left and that he can't undergo another surgery because he's old...

    The problem is this is my mom panicking and most likely just speaking from hopelessness... But I asked my mom if the doctor mentioned anything about chemotherapy treatment. My mom said, "no." And I asked what the doctor suggested, and my mom just stayed quiet. I can't talk to my mom about finding treatment for my dad because she's too emotional and she keeps everything a secret.

    I need an advice. A psychological, technical or medical advice. Anything. Because I'm not in the medical field. And I'm stressed out enough as it is with my job and full time university. And now, this.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm really sorry that your family is going through this, and the lack of communication and understanding must make an awful situation even worse. If I were in your position, I would get your father's permission to talk to the doctor about his condition. If by cysts he means that the cancer has spread to these organs, there is often little to do except provide comfort to someone who is very weak from battling the disease for many years.

      I wish you and your family all the best.

  43. QUESTION:
    heel spur foot pain need help ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment?
    due cancer thyroid was removed which caused 4 quadrupple by pass number of complicationsrisen due to that . EX.
    water was filling up inbtween the lungs and water was removed at Yale Hospital number of times.
    Sternum is healing its been almost 2 and a half months+ since
    Problem is she developed heel spur over 2 weeks ago. Foot pain is severe.
    She saw the Dr in Stamford CT. gave her some medication and its not working she refused to get cortizone injection which some times does not work. Any one can guide where to some Heel pain treatment.
    Ice is always recomended.
    I am going to order foot ice pad comes with a velcrow ( Gel Pad) to lower the pain .
    she has bone that was extended in the foot . other option is surgery.
    Any one can guide us with alternatives like Ayurveda or Homeopathic cure treatment or anything any one who knows the best cure or treatment that works please.

    • ANSWER:
      Bone spurs are actually a deficiency of calcium which causes the body to leach calcium from the bone. As the calcium is being leached, it form an eruption. This eruption is the bone spur.

      The bone spurs can be dissolved by using OsteoMatrix (calcium magnesium) plus Alfalfa Complex. This can take place within a few days. Using Vita-Lea and OsteoMatrix on a regular basis can keep them from reappearing.

      Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.

  44. QUESTION:
    Can you please revise and edit this for me? Suggestions?
    Against Stem Cell Research

    Embryonic stem cells can turn into almost any cell, have been used in the treatment of cancer, and can fix damaged parts of the brain, heart, liver, and lungs. Adult stem cells can workthe same miracles without killing a life to get them. People who are for embryonic stem cell research seem not to understand that adult stem cells are used identically, and don’t involve a death. Embryonic stem cell research must be stopped because it involves the murder of a living being and the adult stem cell alternative is used more efficiently.
    A blastocyst in the womb, though only several hundred cells, already has enough chromosomes to be considered human, it’s alive, and already judged as either a male or a female. If that blastocyst was allowed the chance to grow, it would have dreams and a future. If it had grown into an adult, it would still be human, alive, and either male or female, and because of this it still resembles what it was as a blastocyst. By taking away embryonic stem cells from a blastocyst, you would be erasing its life along with its aspirations it might have had if given the chance to advance in age. “The Catholic Church also bans research that threatens the life of the human embryo for, according to the papal teaching reiterated frequently by the late John Paul II, human individuality, or ensoulment, commences from the moment of conception” (Cornwell, 37). The Catholic Church believes it is a sin to carry on this experimentation with human life. Using embryonic stem cells and collecting them for treatment is considered unethical. “Embryos do not survive the harvesting of stem cells; indeed, the stem cells are the embryo” (Panno, 4). This is proof that by removing stem cells you are, in fact, removing a life at the same time. The embryo has no consent in the matter, therefore it should be considered a murder. With more pro-life supporters it would make it much easier to put an end to this crime.

    This is only the first two paragraphs; do you think there is anything here that I should add or take away?

    • ANSWER:
      well, i think its fine, but in my opinion;

      kay, well, adult stem cells DONT always work the same way. theyre matured, so they dont always form into any cell, or any quanity, thus, embyronic are better. they have not yet formedmatured,so they can become whatever needed, without rejection.
      and, its not killing a life. its an undeveloped fetus. it does not think, breath, live or do any actions human-like, therefore it cannot be considered human. its not comparable to human,and its if parents make the choice to abort the fetus, thats their choice. they can either discard it, or use it for research that can cure parkinsons, diabetes, spinal cord injuries,and other major diseasesdisorder.
      :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Can anyone review this essay, it's the second draft?
    In the growing world, the advances of medical research are aiding in new discoveries. The drugs from researches, possibly fatal to humans, must go through a trial and error process. This is possible when similar genetic animals are tested with pharmaceutical drugs. Experimentation done on animals should be discontinued because it’s a cruel and unusual act done to the innocent.

    Animals involved in the testing process come from a variety of sources, especially animal shelters. These facilities shelter animals that have been physically abused, and are without a home. These animals are targeted for testing because of their vulnerability. In an average year, one dog or cat is used in research while, at the same time, fifty are destroyed in these shelters. They may be sacrificed for the common good, but the effects of these test are irreversible.

    Drug testing can severely damage animals in several ways. Rabbits are immobilized form ulcers in their eyes, seals become brain damaged when clubbed to death, and primitive apes endure the shock treatment. Out of these test is the infamous Draize test.

    The Draize test began in 1944, and has put thousand of hapless animals through torture and pain. It is administered through liquid, flake, granule, and powdered substances into the eyes of it’s subjects. The data is then recorded in a data log and the animals are stored afar. The exclusive candidates are Albino rabbits due to their abundance. They have no tear ducts to wash away the chemicals. Their ridiculously low price makes them perfect for the testing.

    Animal testing generally isn’t effective as the populous believes. It’s true that such animals like the rat and chimpanzees have similar genetics to humans. They react differently when administered certain viruses. In cancer research, many animals don’t receive the human form of cancer which affects membranes such as the lungs. The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans.

    The testing of animals can be perceived as a pointless operation since dozens of alternatives are available. One being computer modeling, enables complex mathematical equations that represent how the human body function. Instead of the orthodox trial and error process, computers make it’s simple to conjure data. It’s been stated that “ the ultimate dilemma with any animal model of human disease is that it can never reflect the human situation with complete accuracy." Though this may be true, the models are referenced to information in the contexts to humans. The technology isn’t advance enough for it to be a permanent solution.

    Although several opinions circle around animal testing, lip stick testing is a benefit found easily. Such animals like pigs are forced against their will wearing the product. They go through the pain and torture of being humiliated. The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects.

    Experimentation done on animals should still be discontinued for it’s unusual and horrid act done on the innocent. Thousands of animals are destroyed in these shelters every year when there are alternatives. Computer modeling was but one of them, but the technology isn’t advance enough to be a permanent solution. The Draize test puts thousand of hapless Albino Rabbits through torture for the benefit of humans. It’s not certain if animal testing will be discontinued, but the fate of countless lives are in the air.

    • ANSWER:
      We don't know what standards are required from you. Your essay can be anywhere between horrible and good depending on those standards.
      You can start by checking your grammar.
      There are several problems with your essay. One of them - too much rambling. Some sentences don't make a lot of sense.
      This paragraph:
      "Although several opinions circle around animal testing, lip stick testing is a benefit found easily. Such animals like pigs are forced against their will wearing the product. They go through the pain and torture of being humiliated. The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects.
      " should be totally re-done.
      Pig and lipstick combination has humorous connotation that is not compatible with overall grave tone of your essay. Plus, animals do not know what "humiliation" is. Humiliation is irrelevant.
      "The products abnormal effects cause certain side effects." - the phrase is awkward.

      Many problems of this essay stem from the fact that the author does not know the subject very well.
      This paragraph:
      "Animal testing generally isn’t effective as the populous believes. It’s true that such animals like the rat and chimpanzees have similar genetics to humans. They react differently when administered certain viruses. In cancer research, many animals don’t receive the human form of cancer which affects membranes such as the lungs. The results of the tests just don’t comply when compared to humans.
      "
      First and second sentences do not support but rather contradict each other (leaving alone flaws in wording).
      The word "certain" replace the valuable examples of viruses and drugs.
      The essay has a potential to become a little better when the grammar and wording is fixed throughout. Overall, you need to work much harder to express a simple idea more clearly and to support it with bunch of simple but strong arguments with examples.

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone have an idea what this is?
    This may be a bit long, but please hear me out, I'm thinking about ending my life over this (it may seem stupid but 'not knowing' is driving me insane)

    I'd like you guys to help me do the impossible and aid me in finding out what this problem is. It started on June 6th, 3 months ago. I went on a drinking binge and had 3 hard drinking sessions, one at night, one the next morning, then the next night I tried gin for the first time.

    After drinking about half a bottle of gin, I got short of breath, so I stopped (keep in mind I've drank more alcohol than this, so likely a reaction w/ the gin). I wokeup the next day, still short of breath and with a cough sensation near my trachea, like a constant tickle.

    Since that day I've been from doctor to doctor. I've had an EKG, lung workup, Chest X-Ray, blood tests, an barium swallow test, an endoscopy, a laryngoscopy, a naturopathic assessment, acupuncture, and homeopathic treatment,

    Everything came up negative, and the alternative medicine is giving me ideas but they aren't curing me.

    Let me make it clear that, no, I do not have the new fallacious title of "GERD", that is a condition created by the pharmaceutical company that basically means "acid indigestion". I was thoroughly tested for it as I tried Aciphex, Zegerid, Protonix, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec, and tons of OTC and home remedies for "heartburn", but what I have is not heartburn, as it was unresponsive to all of these things. Also, the endoscopy showed no inflammation or irritation, and the laryngoscopy showed nothing as well.

    The symptoms are an extremely intense throat tickle that is persistent throughout the day, regardless of what I eat, when I eat, or how I eat. It does not hurt to swallow at all. Often times the cough will subside and turn into a heat that goes around the neck, even to the back of the neck and shoulders that spreads to my arm at times.

    At this point, my doctors are pinning it on psychological factors, however, I have no history of having psychological symptoms. This just happened overnight, and I'm open to the idea that I may be "manifesting my own symptoms", but I feel that it is physical.

    I've became severely depressed, feel like my life is ruined, and get nostalgic for when I didn't have to deal with this. I feel like a completely different person because my well-being has been torn away by this mysterious intense tickle/burning that never ceases and has no explanation whatsoever aside from "gin" possibly bringing it on.

    I have tried the spiritual route, people telling me that I have to "let something out" or "accept it", that's BS, I tried that and it didn't work. I changed my diet, stopped drinking, etc. it's still here.

    The only 2 other things that my doctor(s) can think of is a thyroid problem or allergies. I've never had allergies to anything ever, and the mostlikely possible allergy would be the birds in my house that aren't mine (staying temporarily, been here for 6 years).

    I'd like any help I could possibly get, I am losing my mind. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and an expensive one) has basically told me she's seen cancer patients with less mysterious/odd symptoms and that my problem was beyond her expertise and likely psychological.

    It's stopping me from functioning, I had to leave college for the day twice because I got so anxious/nostalgic and didn't feel like myself. I even got scammed by a fake naturopath until I found a real one, that's how desperate I am.

    I 'd really like some advice...thanks.
    Hi Nataly, yes I've had a spirometer and flow meter test (hence, 'lung workup'..I saw a pulmonologist).

    As far as "acid reflux disease", the term "acid reflux" is a recently invented word. The term didn't exist that long ago. I am aware that some people get real bad indigestion, but I've researched the hell out of that problem as well, it's not a disease, it's a condition. It can be reversed by changing your body from an acidic state to an alkaline state. I do not have this problem though.

    Sorry if I offended you though, I know many people who suffer from indigestion and my mom by definition has "acid reflux". Please believe me when I say that it is not a "permanent disease". Google "Cureyourheartburn" if you want to find a way to reverse it. Anyway, I like helping people any time I can, looking for help myself though now ;) hehe.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like muscle spams in your throat, that could have been brought on by alcohol poisoning but I'm not a good expensive doctor so that would be a guess

  47. QUESTION:
    Desperately Need Answers?
    This may be a bit long, but please hear me out, I'm thinking about ending my life over this (it may seem stupid but 'not knowing' is driving me insane)

    I'd like you guys to help me do the impossible and aid me in finding out what this problem is. It started on June 6th, 3 months ago. I went on a drinking binge and had 3 hard drinking sessions, one at night, one the next morning, then the next night I tried gin for the first time.

    After drinking about half a bottle of gin, I got short of breath, so I stopped (keep in mind I've drank more alcohol than this, so likely a reaction w/ the gin). I wokeup the next day, still short of breath and with a cough sensation near my trachea, like a constant tickle.

    Since that day I've been from doctor to doctor. I've had an EKG, lung workup, Chest X-Ray, blood tests, an barium swallow test, an endoscopy, a laryngoscopy, a naturopathic assessment, acupuncture, and homeopathic treatment,

    Everything came up negative, and the alternative medicine is giving me ideas but they aren't curing me.

    Let me make it clear that, no, I do not have the new fallacious title of "GERD", that is a condition created by the pharmaceutical company that basically means "acid indigestion". I was thoroughly tested for it as I tried Aciphex, Zegerid, Protonix, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec, and tons of OTC and home remedies for "heartburn", but what I have is not heartburn, as it was unresponsive to all of these things. Also, the endoscopy showed no inflammation or irritation, and the laryngoscopy showed nothing as well.

    The symptoms are an extremely intense throat tickle that is persistent throughout the day, regardless of what I eat, when I eat, or how I eat. It does not hurt to swallow at all. Often times the cough will subside and turn into a heat that goes around the neck, even to the back of the neck and shoulders that spreads to my arm at times.

    At this point, my doctors are pinning it on psychological factors, however, I have no history of having psychological symptoms. This just happened overnight, and I'm open to the idea that I may be "manifesting my own symptoms", but I feel that it is physical.

    I've became severely depressed, feel like my life is ruined, and get nostalgic for when I didn't have to deal with this. I feel like a completely different person because my well-being has been torn away by this mysterious intense tickle/burning that never ceases and has no explanation whatsoever aside from "gin" possibly bringing it on.

    I have tried the spiritual route, people telling me that I have to "let something out" or "accept it", that's BS, I tried that and it didn't work. I changed my diet, stopped drinking, etc. it's still here.

    The only 2 other things that my doctor(s) can think of is a thyroid problem or allergies. I've never had allergies to anything ever, and the mostlikely possible allergy would be the birds in my house that aren't mine (staying temporarily, been here for 6 years).

    I'd like any help I could possibly get, I am losing my mind. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and an expensive one) has basically told me she's seen cancer patients with less mysterious/odd symptoms and that my problem was beyond her expertise and likely psychological.

    It's stopping me from functioning, I had to leave college for the day twice because I got so anxious/nostalgic and didn't feel like myself. I even got scammed by a fake naturopath until I found a real one, that's how desperate I am.

    I 'd really like some advice...thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had some health answers for you, but I don't. What I can tell you is my own story. Ever since I started taking thyroid medication, I have had shortness of breath. Sometimes it's very mild, sometimes not. I have talked to many doctors about it, some holistic and none of them had a clue what to with it, so they did nothing.

      A couple of years ago, I had a 48-hour period where I couldn't get a satisfying breath. I had to take a deep breath every 20-40 seconds. With each breath it felt like I wasn't getting any oxygen.

      When I went to the doc, the first thing he checked was oxygen in my blood -- it was fine. Then he went down the protocol. I don't remember all the tests or what order they were in, but they ranged from lung diseases to heart diseases and cancer. I remember sitting in the hospital waiting for a test and thinking how odd it would be to have to die from it, sitting in a hospital, with no help and no relief because they didn't know what it was.

      I knew intuitively it was not related to my heart or my lungs. I started searching on the internet. At first I got nowhere. I kept typing in my different symptoms, in different order -- oh, by the way -- typing in shortness of breath will get you a whole different set of results than dyspnea will (the medical name for it). I finally started getting some insight after visiting several forums for thyroid patients.

      At my next visit to my doc, who was ready to diagnose depression(!), (it's the default diagnosis, when they can't figure it out, they say it's psychological), I told him to test my thyroid. He said it couldn't be my thyroid, because he had tested me 6 months ago and I was fine, and "you've lost weight and you can't lose weight with low thyroid". I said, "do you agree that some of these symptoms look like low thyroid?" He agreed. I asked him to test me again. Fortunately he agreed. I was right. He adjusted my dose, no more shortness of breath.

      Here is my advice to you. Do your own research. No one knows your body like you do. No one else has the time and motivation you do to solve it. The internet is a great resource for this....thank God we have it available to us. DO NOT GIVE UP!!! You can do this. Do not let doctors make you feel crazy or any other thing.

      Trust your instincts. If you think someone is going in the wrong direction, you're probably right. You are not crazy.

      Don't rule out something just because you were tested and found negative. Tests are fallible. There can be false positives and false negatives. I belive that what we know about health, disease and the human body is the tip of the iceberg to what there is to know.

      Good luck.

      CH

  48. QUESTION:
    HELP ME WITH HEALTH!!! 10 points to best answers?
    12. Which law helps to allow donation of organs without cost to the donor?
    Good Samaritan Act
    HIPAA
    Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    DSHEA

    13. Lucretia is having abdominal pain and decides she needs to have certain points in her foot massaged to control her pain. What type of unconventional medicine is she using?
    acupuncture
    iridology
    reflexology
    naturopathy

    14. Marcus is complaining of a headache and his friend suggests to him that he should have a spinal adjustment to make the pain go away. What form of unconventional medicine is this friend most likely suggesting?
    homeopathy
    chelation therapy
    iridology
    chiropractics

    15. Which of the following does not contribute to homelessness?
    substance abuse
    catastrophic financial event
    domestic violence
    medical insurance

    16. What government agency helps homeless people find shelter?
    FDA
    FAA
    HUD
    CDC

    17. Which policy helps protect patients' privacy and insurance coverage?
    FDA
    HIPAA
    OSHA
    CDC

    18. You stop at the scene of an accident and notice a woman face down in a puddle of water. You turn her over and determine that she is unconscious. What law enables you to proceed with emergency care?
    Good Samaritan Act
    Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    Controlled Substances Act
    Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

    19. What law prevents heroin from being prescribed by physicians and health care providers?
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Workers' Compensation Fund
    Controlled Substances Act
    Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

    20. Which of the following would help you to get the best health care information currently available?
    Surf the .com websites for the most current treatment and prevention information.
    Obtain oils from the neighbor to put on your feet to soothe your sore throat.
    Buy the most current herb from the television infomercials.
    Research a medical condition at the library of your local hospital.

    21. Who pays most of the health care costs of patients over the age of sixty-five?
    HIPAA
    CHIP
    Medicare
    Institute of Medicine

    22. Which of the following is not a reason why health care costs are spiraling upward in the United States?
    lawsuits and need for legal coverage
    advancements in technology
    increased job losses and loss of benefits
    decreasing numbers of uninsured

    23. When people do not have adequate health insurance or good access to health care, where do they typically go for health care services?
    the emergency department of a local hospital
    a health and wellness clinic
    a doctor that used to be on his or her insurance coverage
    an herb shop for alternative medicine ideas

    24. Which of the following is not a technological advancement of the twentieth century?
    microscopes
    artificial hearts
    laser surgery
    MRIs

    25. In the United States, which drug resistant lung infection is increasing in frequency due to homelessness and other diseases?
    malaria
    tuberculosis
    HIV/AIDS
    cancer

    26. Which of the following is not one of the top ten leading objectives outlined in Healthy People 2010?
    Reduce the use of tobacco.
    Increase the use of nutrient supplements in diets.
    Reduce the use of harmful substances including drugs and alcohol.
    Increase the use of helmets and safety belts to prevent unintentional injuries.

    27. Which of the following environmental factors is not a major concern listed in Healthy People 2010 report?
    available housing
    food safety
    clean water
    landfills and waste

    28. What is the main goal of Healthy People 2010?
    disease control
    health promotion
    values clarification
    ethical exploration

    29. What is the role of OSHA?
    regulates safety in the workplace
    regulates employee wages
    researches cancer and other diseases
    researches sea life and finds new creatures

    30. The value compassion affects a community by causing its members to do which of the following?
    run organizations that help the needy
    compete with one another for jobs and money
    sue others when they break contracts
    punish criminals when a crime is committed
    Service Activity Questions

    Please answer the following questions about your service experience (referred to in objective 4). These questions will not affect your grade on this Speedback assignment.

    31. What category best describes where you per

    • ANSWER:
      12. good samaritan act.
      13. reflexology.
      14. chiropractics.
      15. medical insurance.

      getting bored. do the rest yrself :-(

  49. QUESTION:
    can anybody rewrite this article please..?
    Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

    Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the "The Cure Within One Minute". The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD's and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

    People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It's not as simple as that. Here's the reason behind it: "Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It's Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body". Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

    For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream - the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That's the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don't always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

    The shingles treatment - oxygen therapy you're about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.

    Further in- depth study of Shingles Treatment - Oxygen Therapy and for more information about how this therapy will cure all types of diseases. Go and get your copy now:

    John Daniel Rivera is an advocate for holistic health and healing, and has been in the field of health for quite a few years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of health

    please some one help me.. rewrite this article.

    thanku...

    • ANSWER:
      No. Anyone with attitude must be prepared to do his own work.

  50. QUESTION:
    A question for Chiropractors and Homeopathic practitioners?
    So, I have a question for Chiropractor's and Homeopaths. But before I ask my question, I need to give some back ground on why I'm asking. About a year ago, a co-worker's wife began vaginal spotting and feeling not quite well. Since she and her husband, my co-worker, seek out alternative health care opportunities, she went to a Chiropractor. He gave her an exam, took x-rays and told her she needed to have treatments three times a week because (paraphrasing here) of the sever subluxations and spinal curvature she was exhibiting those symptoms. He also had her go to see a partner in his practice who did acupuncture and homeopathic treatments. Oh, sorry if I don't get the terms exactly correct, I'm relating this from memory as told to me by my co-worker. So, after a year, she isn't getting any better and the spotting and other symptoms are getting worse. Then, last week, she collapsed at her church. The ambulance came and took her to the ER, and even though she and her husband felt the Chiropractor's advice of staying away from "allopathic" ( ? ) medicine, which would only poison her, the Doc at the hospital pressed them to allow him to do a blood test. The test came back, and the Doc said there seemed to be a problem and wanted them to see another Doc he recommended. They relented, reluctantly, and made an appointment. They went to see this Doc, who diagnosed her with Cervical cancer, and insisted they get her to see an Oncologist and have an MRI. Ok, now they're scared, they go see the Oncologist, get the MRI, and she is terminal with this cancer that has spread through out her body, lungs, other internal organs and spine. So, can you imagine how they feel ? A year ago, if the Chiropractor knew how to read an X-Ray, or suggested they see a "real" MD, she wouldn't be looking at dying in four to six weeks. What, as a practitioner of "alternative" medicine do you tell these people ? I F****D up ! I didn't mean to kill you? What ?!
    I want to thank everyone for their answers. Just an update, the cancer is so agressive, that to have surgery would cause it to spread even faster. Even with that sad news, the Docs now give her only two to four weeks at most.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a chiro or homeopath so I can't really answer your question, except to say of course we all know there is no such thing as chiropractic subluxation, and homeopathy is a crock. These guys have no real medical training. It is appalling they were advised to stay away from conventional medicine (allopathic is a derogatory term made up by homeopathy's Samuel Hahnemann).

      This is a horrible story and I think you should at the very least send it to What's The Harm
      http://whatstheharm.net/


Liver Disease And Cures

The term Liver disease, also known as hepatic disease refers to all kinds of disorders related to our liver. As for instance, diseases like hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, budd-chiari syndrome, gilberts syndrome, etc are all come under the same term.

One can identify their diseased liver from a number of symptoms that are common to almost every type of disorders that affects the liver. The most usual ones are coated tongue, sweating, annoying body odor, dark circles just below eyes, acne, etc. Besides, other critical symptoms can also be noticed in the form of jaundice, bone loss, matured gallbladder and so on. Liver, being a very important organ of our body if affected by any of the mentioned disorders, may lead to its failure or sometime can pose the risk of life too when not treated carefully.

Useful herbs: There are a number of herbs available that can treat hepatic or liver disease successfully. Lets now have a look at them.

1. Milk thistle: According to medical studies, it is one of the best herbs available that can treat almost all kinds of liver disorders effectively. Its biological name is Silybum marianum. The most important medicinal parts of milk thistle are its seeds or fruits because of the abundance of a compound called Silymarin that has the ability to protect your liver from the adverse effects of toxins like drugs, chemotherapy, etc. Moreover, it can help in the regeneration of damaged liver cells too. Here the sentence of caution is that milk thistle can be effective in case of general disorders of liver and also in treating the hepatic disease symptoms, but it is not wise to depend completely on it, especially if you are suffering from chronic liver disease!

2. Licorice: It is another important herb with anti-viral properties used to treat liver disorders. Also known as Glycirrhiza, licorice roots are proven to be hepatoprotectant as well can improve digestive functions too. It is mainly suggested by professionals in case of hepatitis B or hepatitis C patients. However, unlike milk-thistle, licorice has some side-effects and therefore, should not be used more than six weeks.

3. Chamomile: It is a Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves. Chamomile is popular for its calming as well soothing features and is very useful in different type of diseases, especially in liver disease. Like milk-thistle, it can also be beneficial in regeneration of liver cells.

4. Dandelion: You can also use dandelion roots and flowers as an herbal remedy for liver disease. It has a good percentage of potassium and other important medicinal properties that can help in detoxifying blood as well in the proper secretion of bile from liver. However, it may have side-effects like allergy if used with other diuretics.

5. Chicory: This herb can also help you fighting liver disorders like jaundice, biliary stasis, etc. Because of the presence of medicinal compounds, chicory juice has the ability to stimulate the bile secretion removing obstructions if any.

These herbs are really very important if you want to treat liver or hepatic disease and related symptoms at homely environment. However, in case of chronic disorders you must consult any physician before using them. Liver is not only an important organ, but also sensitive enough. Therefore, any single side-effect can also lead to a severe problem, and it's always wise to consult professionals in order to treat liver diseases properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Liver disease with chronic alcohol abuse help?
    Heey :) Im 20 and my mam is a veryy bad alcoholic, she has been drinking litterally everyday for the pst 2 years...brandy and vodka. she is violently ill and is vomitting everyday. she is soo addicted to drink, she just sits in bed all day drinking her brndy until she vomits. She was admitted to a rehab clinic loads of times but keeps checking herself out again, she now has jaundice and cirrosis of the liver. i want to know how long do you think she has left? And cn her liver disease be cured? Honest answers please, and non judgemental! Thanks A Mill (:

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver disease has been shown to be cured with Sulfasalazine, when will this treatment be used on humans?
    Liver disease has been shown to be cured with Sulfasalazine, when will this treatment be likely to be used on humans as a treatment for people with liver disease caused by alcohol, hepatitis, or damage caused by other problems such as chemicals and cancer?

    Where can you get more information on this matter and who is involved?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Please help, cat has liver failure/disease any cure or somewhere I can take him to get help?
    My cat is about 6-7 years old and is starting to turn more yellow. We took him to the vet and they said he has to be in the hospital but I couldn't afford him being in the hospital for a long period of time. Is it too late for him? Is there any place I can take him that can try to help him? He is drinking normally, but he will not eat much. I really want to help him, but I don't have the money. He's such a great cat and it's heartbreaking that I may have to let him go. I am in Elk Grove Village, il. If anyone can help me, then please let me know what I can do. I feel so bad and I want him better.

    thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      It kind of depends what's causing it. Obviously the best place is the vet for him. You could call the humane society and see if they know of any low cost vets. Otherwise the best you can do is make sure he eats. Worst case you'll have to force feed him. You can use meat baby food and mix with a little water and squirt with an oral syringe. You could maybe mash up some canned food as well and mix with water or kitten formula and feed via syringe. You can also talk with your vet and see what you should be doing. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a necklace of dried donkey testicals prevent Liver disease and ulcers?
    I heard this once but forgot what it was a cure for.
    I like the Carrie reference.

    Your as about sick as I am. Thats a good thing.

    • ANSWER:
      actually i think you mistranslated it.
      wearing dried donkey testicles around your neck prevents the company of attractive women and people in general.

  5. QUESTION:
    autoimmune liver disease....?
    I've had this disease called autoimmune liver disease which is basically a disease that causes your immune system to attack your own cells (could be anything part of the body). i've been taking tens of medications every day since and the one that has ruined my life is called prednisolone. this Sh*t has tons of side effects, because of it i failed at school because i couldn't concentrate in class ever since i've been taking prednisolone and the other horrible side effect is that you grow hair EVERYWHERE in your body including your face and you get big fat acne so because of these my confidence has dropped to 0. my life is basically ruined and these medications will only control this disease and it will never cure so sooner or later my liver will die out and ill be gone. so is there any reasons for me to live now? 0 confidence im ashamed to even talk to people, i just wanna die.
    and im only 16!

    • ANSWER:
      Each of us, whether we have a disease or not, only have one
      chance at life. Think about what you would like to do now and
      stay in the day. In other words, don't think so much about the
      future (because it looks grim)...think about the here and now.
      If you live one day at a time...make the most of it. Looking
      at the future can make you depressed and cause you to give up.
      Don't let this disease take away what" life you have right now".
      You are not this disease...you are a caring and kind person
      and you are special.
      Disease is like fighting a war and that war means you have
      to fight for your life. You need to build up your armour so that
      you can stand against it. So many people have diseases
      through no fault of their own. It is really a shame when you
      think about it. You need to become part of a support group.
      Yahoo has many support groups, here is one of them:
      "Liver Cirrhosis Support" which is totally free to join.
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/livercirrhosissupport/

      You will find so many here have Cirrhosis because of
      Hepatitis C and autoimmune disease, etc. They understand
      what you are facing. You don't have to post right away,
      you can read the posts and view the links here.

      You may want to try to be evaluated for a liver transplant list.
      Here is a link about this process:
      http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientguide/index.html
      Someone as young as you, will do much better if you got the
      transplant than someone who is much older; and you are more
      likely to be listed.

      It is very normal to feel depressed. Your dreams of what you
      wanted to do with your life have been taken away and it is
      quiet frustrating. You feel tired all the time and even may
      feel like a burden to others around you. Side effects of this
      medication isn't helping.

      The gentleman I am taking care of was moved up to the
      very top of the transplant list..he only had a few hours left
      to live. You will be placed on the transplant list according
      to how long the doctors feel you have to live without a
      transplant being done. That means, if they feel you need
      one immediately...you will bypass others who are healthier
      than you and move to the top. He never gave up and it was
      like he was knocking at deaths door and when it opened,
      he turned around and started back down the hill toward life.
      A very hard journey.

      Take time to truly think about what you can do now.
      What you look like is not that important. It is the person
      you are and what you want to be inside that counts.

      Best wishes

  6. QUESTION:
    What is parachymal liver disease?
    I have a friend that was just diagnosed with this but the doctors here haven't told him exactly what it is so he is going to another doctor in another country of second opinion. Does anyone know what this disease is, what causes it, and if there is any cure?
    Sorry I spelled parenchymal wrong the first time. Parenchymal live disease.

    • ANSWER:
      The parenchyma is the essential or functional elements of an organ, not its framework or stroma. Basically, parenchymal liver disease involves the liver cells, or Hepatocytes. If is a descriptive term, not a diagnostic one. I suppose that is why he has to go to a specialist for further evaluation.

  7. QUESTION:
    i knew someone who has a lump on her liver?is this serious and can this be transfer to other person?
    if there is a lump on the liver what type of liver disease is this? and how to cure it?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Why do we seek ways to cure diseases yet we abuse our bodies so what is the point!!?
    Like cancer, liver disease and heart disease, why do we seek cures so that we can continue abusing our bodies than changing our lifestyle before it is too late??

    There is a new advert from the British Heart Foundation doing tests on a zebra fish because they can heal their hearts for us to do the same.

    I think this is a very selfish attitude, making humans survive longer while they will not learn to look after ourselves?? Statistics have proved that the most of the disease's above are caused by abusing our bodies, why should we expect animals and such to prolong our abusive existence??

    • ANSWER:
      You do not have to seek there are cures out there for all the diseases you mentioned, but you will not be aware of them if you relay on you education of these matters by the mainstream media, government or medical profession. You have to switch of your TV (weapon of mass distraction) and do a bit of your own research.

      Your right most of the disease's above are caused by abusing our bodies and it will not be corrected by popping synthetic chemicals which are untested.

      We need water to survive but abuse it and drink to much you will die.
      It is the same with food.

      If food is good enough to keep us alive it is good enough to cure us too.
      Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.

      Raw organic diet minus of alcohol, smoking, dairy, meat, wheat and sugar will cure almost any disease.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a herbal remedy for Fatty Liver disease?
    I have a very enlarged liver because of Non alcoholic fatty liver disease.I don't drink alcohol but I do take a lot of medications and have for many years.The medications are essential.I know I can't cure my liver but there must be something I could take to help my liver work and last longer.I am a 61 yr. old gal with lots of other health problems.Takeing another med for my liver seems to just add to the work it has to do.Is there something that is good for it and it would apppreciate a little help.I am not overweight and try to stay active but sometimes my abdomen is very sore and bloated to the point that I can't where anything around my middle so I were dresses all the time.Unfortunately my tummy looks like I am 7 months pregnant.I just got this diagnosis from a recent ultra sound which also revealed many large fibroids in my uterus.I can get those taken care of surgically but a liver transplant is something I what to avoid as long as possible.Any sugesstions would be appreciated and I will consult a doctor before trying anything.I just feel I should do a little research on my own..Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      well, your liver is what makes fat for your body. if you have a lazy liver, then instead of moving that fat out of your liver and into your butt or legs, your liver deposits the fat within itself. so, its a lazy liver.

      since this may be your problem, think of your liver like an extra butt. the best way to lose weight from your butt is to excerise, eat healthy, and SLOWLY lose weight. if you lose weight slowly, the weight (or fat) will come off your liver. if you lose weight rapidly, you actually end up making the matter worse as the liver does the opposite of what you want.

      i know that what ive said is bizarre. you need to see a hepatologist (or GI physician if in the U.S.) and have this explained to you in a matter that may make more sense....as i dont know your preferred learning style.

      basically, eat healthy and exercise in order to lose weight. that should help your fatty liver out!

      best wishes.

  10. QUESTION:
    disease in rabbit liver? PLEASE HELP!!!?
    i cut my lawn and fed the shavings to my rabbit..later on it died....and then uncle stripped it to find any kind of diseases..he had found a disease in the liver..? i think it had caught the wild rabbits disease?? and i fed the rabbits what the wild rabbits been peeing on so on..i am pretty sure my other rabbits are effected with it. apparently there is a cure to put vetadine iodine in there water? if you know how to use it or something else that is to cure a disease by adding something in there water?? thankyouuu!!!((:

    • ANSWER:
      Did the lawn have any pesticides or any other chemicals sprayed on it? Your question requires the expertise of a vet.

  11. QUESTION:
    I need some information on Celiac disease?
    i was diagnosed with celiac a year ago and i read an artical on it. It told me that EVERYONE with Celiac Disease has liver and Gallbladder stones. It also said that you can cure celiac disease by flushing and cleansing your liver and gallbladder. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have Celiac disease, as do several family members. The information that you read was certainly NOT correct. If you truly do have Celiac, then it is very important for you to study about it and learn all that you can. You must learn what "gluten" is, and how to follow a very strict gluten free diet to remain symptom free and avoid very serious health consequences in the future. It is very hard to get started with this, as the information out there can be confusing and sometimes contradicting. A good place to start is to go to Celiac.org. This should give you hints and tips on where to begin. It can be frustrating, I understand! While Celiac disease is actually very common, it freqently goes undiagnosed and therefore most people are ignorant of the facts when you tell them what you have. Also, for good info, check out some books on eating "Gluten free" from your local library. I particularly like the Gluten Free for Dummies book. It is easy to understand and can be a wealth of information when you are first learning.

  12. QUESTION:
    is liver disease curable? having high biliruben and enlarged liver caused by tumors. is it curable?
    is it curable? i mean in the hospital by doctors....not at home of course im talking seriously, like i mean is there a cure for it that doctors in hospitals have?
    or does the person with it just die soon?
    if there is chances of survival....can u also tell me the survival rate? statistics? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cancer has a poor prognosis. If there is one lesion (tumor) that can be surgically removed there may be a better prognosis but this is not usually the case.
      Here is a site that can give you some more info:
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000280.htm

  13. QUESTION:
    What is liver disease?
    I just found out my boyfriend has some type of liver disease, he said hes had it for two years. i dont no ANYTHING about liver disease and im really woried about him. can this illness kill him? can is be cured or helped? plz dont give me a super long explanation witha bunch of words idont no, i just wana no if hes gona be ok.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of liver diseases. You must at least tell us what disease it is before anyone could answer this. Liver diseases are usually serious. That's about as close as I can come to an answer for you.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have NAFLD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease). What are my chances of getting Cirrhosis?
    I went to the the ER the other day because I have had chronic diarrhea, dizziness, and abdominal pain for more than 3 months now. The Dr. found that I had NAFLD and said that I should be seeing a Dr. for this condition and said that I need MANY tests done to see what is causing it. She also said that I have to be on a vegan diet (I am not overweight) to see if it can reverse the Disease. My questions are: Is there a cure for this & What are the chances of it forming into Cirrhosis?

    • ANSWER:
      You should be seeing either a gastroenterlogist
      or hepatologist now.
      Fatty liver disease can be caused by many
      different things: alcohol consumption, certain
      medications like steriods, weight gain, hereditary conditions,
      diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels
      and more.

      The cause needs to be determined.
      There are different stages of this disease....
      Simple fatty liver doesn't usually cause a
      problem and can be easily reversed by
      stopping the cause. Alot of people are very
      thin and can still have this problem.

      The fat pushes on the liver cells and can
      even push the nucleus of the liver cell out of
      place. That is why it has to be treated immediately
      ....so the fat will disappear and not harm the cells.
      The liver is surrounded by a membrane capsule and
      the fat only adds to the pressure inside the liver.
      If the cells of the liver become damaged, it signals
      the immune system of the body to respond to
      this. The immune system then causes inflammation
      to develop inside the liver, also. This will cause the
      liver to enlarge in size. It then goes from simple
      fatty liver to steatohepatitis. Steato means fat,
      hepat means liver and itis means inflammation.
      This becomes more serious...the inflammation adds
      to more pressure inside the liver and the cells can
      more easily start to die off. When the cells die off,
      it becomes a progressive disease known as
      Cirrhosis of the liver. What happens now, it the
      cells die off and form scar tissue inside the liver
      that blocks the flow of blood through the liver on
      its way back to the heart and may also block
      the flow of blood to the other liver cells and they
      will continually die off.

      If the patient follows the doctor instructions and
      is treated for any inflammation that may have
      developed...then it may never go to the point of
      becoming Cirrhosis of the liver.

      Here are some links to help you learn more about
      this, that you can click on:
      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm
      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

      I hope this information has been of some help to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    My dog has probably hepatic encelopathy and is 17,5 yrs old...?
    She almost fell into a coma last week. I took her to a clinic thinking that it was time to put her down (she is already 17,5 years old). The vet insisted to give her a try (and take his 900$). He said that old age is not a disease, and he is only interested in curing diseases. Indeed, she is doing better, but i doubt she will manage to survive at home without permanent medical attention. She is in a cage at the clinic and I can only visit her a couple of hours a day. I mean...what kind of life is this, and what does the vet want to prove? In any case she is very old...and would not live much longer. The problem is that now that she is doing better, it is very difficult for me to put her down. Any ideas of whether this liver disease can be controlled even in very eldery dogs? Is it worth trying?

    • ANSWER:
      I love my pooches as much as is possible & I'm sure that you love your little girl just as much, but there is no cure for hepatic encephalitis. The liver is failing & as it does, toxins build up in the blood stream causing other organs to fail and several different types of blood disorders as well, blood not clotting, strokes, congestive heart failure, kidney failure just to name a few. The hardest choice you'll ever have to make is at hand. Think of your good girl & how much fun you've had with her & how happy you've been together and then think of her slipping away into a place that's not very pleasant, where she can't beat the odds & her only option is more pain. Take your dog to another vet & have her checked & if she is in this stage, love her, but let her go. This is too hard & no one should face these things, but it's the price we must pay to have the pleasure of their company. You & your girl are in my prayers.

  16. QUESTION:
    Questions About Equine Liver Disease.?
    I'm researching about Liver disease in horses, and would like to know a bit about it if possible. Is treatment effective and what should be done to try and cure it or help it? Is there many ways of getting a full diagnosis or does a number of tests have to be done? What is the normal treatment technique?

    • ANSWER:
      There are multiple causes of liver disease in horses---toxicity from a number of plants or drugs or damage from infectious organisms or metabolic causes (changes in the metabolism caused by other medical conditions).

      Diagnosis is based upon symptoms and diagnostic testing including a CBC and blood chemistries. You can find out a bit about the testing here: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=4628

      Treatment then depends on the cause of the disease but with any animal with decreased liver function dietary changes should be made to decrease protein and fat intake.

      Here is a document that you should take the time to read:
      http://www.michvma.org/documents/MVC%20Proceedings%202008/Divers%205.pdf

  17. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a herb that can cure or control hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver?
    I have the two named liver disease and am unable to take interferon. I believe somewhere out there in our vast world with 6 billion people someone would be aware of a remedy, something that medical science is not even aware of or don't want to be. I am the one that asked about the plant Tlalchicchinole scientific name Kohleria Deppeana. Thanks Rick

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry Rick, but there is no magic cure or any herb that is going to cure your disease. You really only have one disease which is cirrhosis. Hepatitis C is the cause of your cirrhosis. It's a virus that has been attacking your liver for a very long time. Hep C can take 20-30 years before liver damage shows up. Your liver damage has progressed to being cirrhosis which is when healthy liver cells are replaced with scar tissue. Once it is scar tissue, there is nothing that can take that away except to remove it with a liver transplant. It is permanent damage that will never go away. Milk Thistle is not strong enough to do anything with your disease. It does have a beneficial effect on the liver, but it won't help a damaged liver that has cirrhosis. I took it for almost 2 years before my transplant and it did nothing. No improvement in my lab work or anything else for that matter. My transplant doctor told me I could take it if I wanted because it would not hurt me, but he also said it would not do anything to make me better and he was right.

      The only cure for cirrhosis is still a liver transplant. You are wasting your money if you start trying to take all these miracle drugs advertised. You also should check with your doctor about what you take because some things can actually hurt your condition.

  18. QUESTION:
    Liver disease or hypochondria and either way what's your advice?
    I've been a heavy drinker for 10 years, maybe more, I come form a long line of alcoholics and I have a pretty high tolerance of the stuff..so no in the gutter moments and so far no health problems. I decided recently to give up just coz I think sooner or later I'm gonna have problems, Since I have I have become "aware" or my liver. Not quite pain but sort of I can feel it's there. From time to time I get a gritty kind of sensation under my right ribcage. Now, to be honest I've started noticing little pains all over my abdomen, both sides and on my back. Actually sensations..not real pain.. " Was that a pain I felt ?" kinda thing.

    So..my question is..should I go get my liver checked. If I do and it's ok..I'm likely to start drinking again. If I do and it's is liver problems is there anything the doctor can do that just living well and not drinking won't cure.
    Ava's answer has got me worried. I started taking iron tablets two years ago. I had to have an operation for a fractured shoulder. I was convinced I'd die on the table so I made the doctors check everything before I'd agree to a general anesthetic. They only problem they found was mild Vitamin B deficiency so I've been popping becosule ever since.

    C'mon does no one think I'm just a hypochondriact ??

    Ava - I hope your husband gets well soon.

    • ANSWER:
      "C'mon does no one think I'm just a hypochondriac ??"

      OK, I think you're just a hypochondriac!

      Seriously though, the only tests to accurately determine liver damage from drinking is a needle biopsy (ouch!) or a specialized ultrasound test called a "fibroscan". A simple ultrasound may show a "bright" or echogenic liver, indicating some fibrosis, but will not give a clue as to how bad it is.

      The blood tests for liver enzymes only show how angry/irritated your liver is at the moment, and these rise and fall depending on how soon blood is drawn after drinking. If you've been on the wagon for more than a couple weeks these will show normal, even with considerable liver damage, and will only be out of whack if your liver is nearing total failure.

      I looked at the becosule you've been taking and it doesn't seem to contain any iron... B-vitamins are a very good thing to be taking if you drink but you shouldn't need them if you stay on the wagon. No one should ever take iron unless they have a proven deficiency or are a vegetarian or something. Iron is a powerful pro-oxidant and very bad on the liver if you drink.

      There are supplements that will help regenerate your liver... Lecithin being the key one, and SAM-e is also good. A newer form of polyunsaturated lecithin called PPC (polyenylphosphatidylcholine) Brand names PhosChol and HepatoPro, or Essentiale Forte or Lipostable/oral in Europe is an incredible liver protectant and restorative agent... PPC has been shown to prevent liver damage in drinkers, reverse moderate fibrosis of damaged livers, and even protect against carbon tetrachloride poisoning in animals.

      If you do fall off the wagon, (or perhaps for your family who still drinks), PPC is the single best thing you can do to protect and heal your liver. Please look into this supplement further.

      Good Luck with your new life, and do look after your family if they are still drinking. You could set a fine example for them.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is nash disease in obese chidren, and how do you cure it?
    this disease is in the liver.it is also called fatty liver disease.It seems to be akin to the liver problems an adult alcoholic experiences......

    • ANSWER:
      No surgeries or medications can cure it, only diet and exercise...a healthy lifestyle. It can be reversed before any further damage is done. Try looking here:

      http://dietplanforfattyliver.com/

      http://www.squidoo.com/fatty-liver-solution

      Good Luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    How to break the news to family and friends that I have terminal Liver disease?
    I have advanced scarring in my liver and while I am not jaundice, I have been told 15-20 years which means I likely won't see either of my daughters (almost 5yrs old) marry or have babies. My parents will out live me... I'm struggling to figure out a way to break the news to my family.
    I know 15-20 years is a long time, but I need to make some pretty severe changes in my lifestyle and people will notice these changes. I know I'm lucky to have this much time, hopefully someone will find a cure or I can find a living donor....

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Would YOU Eat Dandelions Fresh From Your Yard ...?
    ... if you knew that by ingesting them they could:

    Prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or undice;
    Act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastro-intestinal health;
    Assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and Eliminate acne;
    Improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea;
    Prevent or lower high blood pressure;
    Prevent or cure anemia;
    Lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half;
    Eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods;
    Prevent or cure various forms of cancer;
    Prevent or control diabetes mellitus;

    AND MOST PEOPLE GET RID OF THEM AND CALL THEM NASTY WEEDS!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, I have and also harvest red clover, plantain and violets right outside the door.

      And many herbs/plants/wild foods from the fields and woods too in my life.

      But they are pretty cheap to buy..the ones in my fridge from Kroger just cost 1.29 lb

      I always liked dandelions even as a little girls and never thought them weeds but pretty flowers that look cool in a field or lawn personally.

      As a child I loved flowers an picking them and this helped me later in life to identify them easier for wild foods or medicines. the more I learn about the astounding power of so many plants, the more in awe I am of this creation of ours and the creator who put all these healing chemicals in them.

      I never heard the helped diabetes though hmm

      the cool thing about herbs is that many cures many types of ills not just one (although some are specific to an organ like milk thistle for the liver, ginkgo for the brain or hawthorne for the heart)..this is cause herbs go tot he root cause and fix the problem causing various symptoms (which doctors call each a disease)...they also unlike drugs work organically with our body..

      The dandelion is a particularly mighty plant.

      would most people eat them..on this forum perhaps but in general no..the average person does not want to fix their own health but rather go to an doctor and say give me some pill to heal me (after I got sick with my crappy lifestyle)

      the more you study herbs the more amazing it is what a gift they are to man and beast

  22. QUESTION:
    Ban on Stem Cell Research Funding Lifted. Break out the Champagne?
    Obama today lifted the 8 year ban on federal funding for stem-cell research by executive order. Given the headlines I thought this would be a good time to resurface the (friendly) debate.

    I read the book by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell almost 10 years ago- about Dolly the sheep, about biomedical research, and about it's promises. Here is my argument supporting stem cell research.

    Do you know anyone with one or more of the following?

    Parkinsons, Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, lymphoma, liver disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, brain disease, blindness, deafness, HIV, or aids?

    Studies show these can all be treated or even cured using stem cell treatment. Recently, there are reports of a low-cost procedure to -cure- heart attacks using stem cells (see link below).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-415156/Stem-cell-cure-heart-attacks.html

    What's more important? The survival of an embryonic cell or the survival of the boy in the article below? His fatal disease was -cured- using stem cells.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/07/science/sci-stem7

    Some individuals say killing embryonic cells is equivalent to murder- but by that logic don't I commit mass murder every time I sneeze, or scratch my arm, as both actions kill millions of cells?
    Shane- read the title of my question- i am not misinformed. You just are'nt reading the question

    • ANSWER:
      I'm breaking out the champagne for A LOT of things he's done this short week. Good for him. People who are against stem cell research are more commonly misinformed on what it is and don't understand the science of it. I hope we get some good results from this research soon because it's been a LONG time coming.
      And yes bush didn't ban the research but he banned federal funding which is how a lot of companies and researchers get their money. So it did put a HUGE damper in being able to research and having pharmacy companies even wanting to try. Again some people don't know what they are talking about.

      Anyway, Hooray Obama!

  23. QUESTION:
    Can we use our own embryonic cells to cure diseases?
    Since fertilised egg cells are totipotent (have the capacity to develop all the cell types of an adult), then would it be possible to extract and freeze some cells from the early neurula stage of the embryo, and if the embryo, after developing and being born (and grown up to adulthood) develops some sort of disease e.g. liver failure, could those frozen neurula cells be used to fix his organs?

    • ANSWER:
      Seperating cells from Morula to use them for medical purpose is technically feasible. But at present seperating such cells is not feasible. Some more research is needed.

  24. QUESTION:
    Let's just ask... Why doesn't God heal amputees?
    In response to Baritone's failed attempt to get a good answer to this... :)

    Just answer the question, folks. Don't insult me for being an atheist, or dodge the question. Just give me an answer.

    Why doesn't God heal amputees? According to you, he miraculously cures cancer, liver disease, and other illnesses that were supposedly incurable or terminal. These are called miracles by Christian folks.

    Now I'd like for any of you to either show me a single amputee that has ever regrown a limb, via a miracle. Since you won't find one, my question is... why not? If god works miracles, then why will he not cure amputees, but will cure diabetes, alzheimer's... you name it... anything that is not verifiably a miracle...

    Even though plenty of amputees pray, and deserve to have their limbs grow back... why don't they? Does god have something against amputees? Or does he, in fact... not exist?

    • ANSWER:
      God has healed amputees. St. Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of amputees.

      It isn't about being deserving, it is about having faith that it can be done.

      The Catholic church has St. John Chrysostom's hand, which miraculously regrew after it was cut off (because he was a Christian). It's about 1700 years old now. But still intact. The rest of his body (except maybe his tongue) decayed, but not the hand.

      Of course, a real atheist will just say, no it didn't...

      Why so many down votes? I anwered the question! It is because I am Catholic, and not Protestant (down votes) or Atheist (down votes). That's what I get I suppose...

  25. QUESTION:
    will there be a cure for advanced diseases such as cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in a decade?
    I heard medicine is getting better so are we going to have new cures for currently uncurable diseases such as cancer, cirrhosis of the liver soon like in a decade or two??

    • ANSWER:
      In a decade? probably not. But, for cirrhosis of the liver, there's a near 100% sure preventative. See the bottle of booze on the shelf? Leave it there!

  26. QUESTION:
    HGH what is Human Growth Hormone? can it cure disease?
    i have sister in law who has liver cancer. it metafasize from the breast cancer.
    she can't eat or swallow anything..
    doctors says she has very low possible of survival to live.
    then i bought biospray.. which i can spray under the tounge direct to her saliva gland and then go through her pituitary gland..
    it should stimulate pituitary gland to produce HGH by itself...

    could it be effective way to cure her cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      First let me tell you I am sorry to hear about your sister in law's condition. I am further sorry that you were tricked into buying a "product" that has no medical or curative value whatshowever.
      The pituitary gland indeed normally produces HGH among others. Lack of HGH production between certain ages will result in certain types of dwarfism. The condition can be cured by stimulating the pituitary before the patient has reached a certain age. If it is applied later the condition has become irreversible.

  27. QUESTION:
    Was William Murphy a great man? did he deserve the noble prize?
    The treatment for vitamin B12-deficient anemia was first devised by William Murphy who bled dogs to make them anemic and then fed them various substances to see what (if anything) would make them healthy again. He discovered that ingesting large amounts of liver seemed to cure the disease. George Minot and George Whipple then set about to chemically isolate the curative substance and ultimately were able to isolate the vitamin B12 from the liver. All three shared the 1934 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for the trivia. Other people simply attributed their health to cod liver oil, eating the whole fish, mushrooms and green leafy vegetables.

      Yes, I am a fan of vitamins myself, so heres a toast of cod liver oil to Mr. Murphy. Cheers ! *sip* *grimace*

      I hope none of his dogs died from his experiments.

  28. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on wholistic or not on Hepatitis C?
    We're searching for info on any options for reversing the effects of Hep C. Eartly stage 2 of liver disease. If we can find something to cure by first of the year, he won't have to start injections and pills daily. Please give any information you may know

    • ANSWER:
      Holistically speaking, you would only benefit by reducing very few side effects of HCV infection. Reversing damage done by HCV, where Holistically thinking- it will not do anything. The HCV will continue to replicate and continue to do what it is set out to do: damage the liver as well as other organs.

      The only chance of a benefit regarding HCV is that of antiviral chemotherapy. You should speak to your doctor if you haven't already and weigh the facts.

      I tried many things prior to even officially being diagnosed. If any of it worked, I would of tested in the clear and my symptoms would have gone away.

      It's time for a check up to get the most true information regarding HCV and what will work (or not, ie, holistically).

      Remember: anything that sounds to good to be true, IS. Read the small print- most companies base findings in small "private" studies. Many of those like us who have HCV infection know that nothing besides antiviral chemotherapy works.

      Most who opt out of the standard treatment only do so for two reasons:
      1. They fear the treatment when they should fear their disease
      2. Treatment with interferon and an oral anti-viral medication is contradicted by certain outcomes to pre-treatment testing.

      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    Organelle malfunctions?
    This is what my professor stated:
    . There are several organelles found in human cells that cause disease if they are functioning abnormally. Among them are mitochondria, the plasma membrane, ribosomes, golgi body, endoplasmic reticulum, the cytoskeleton which includes flagella, cilia and spindle fibers formed during mitosis.

    Do some research and present to the class one disease that is directly tied to one of these organelle malfunctions. You should start out by describing what the organelle does and where it is found in a cell. Include the name of the disease, how it is tied to the organelle, the disease symptoms, cure etc. Make sure you research an ORGANELLE, not an ORGAN like the liver.

    Most diseases are ultimately the result of enzymes produced by specific cells that are either in short supply or dysfunctional. If that is the case in your chosen disease, discuss that aspect as well.

    Pleas ensure sources!

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of several related to mitochondria.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_disease

  30. QUESTION:
    Liver Cirrhosis - Need help!?
    My grandfather is suffering from liver cirrhosis, the doctors say that the urea level in his body has increased as a result of which he is having illusions and is talking senseless things
    It was 2 yrs back that his disease was identified. How can this disease be cured? is there anyone who suffered from this disease and was cured?
    Please help!
    My grandpa suffers from Non Alcoholic cirrhosis.

    I just read online about Erza's liver cirrhosis protocols, what is that??

    • ANSWER:
      RITIKA, I am sorry to note that liver cirrhosis cannot be reversed or "cured." Mental impairment is a common event in advanced cirrhosis. In severe cases, the disease causes encephalopathy (damage to the brain), with mental symptoms that range from confusion to coma and death. A combination of conditions associated with cirrhosis causes this serious complication:
      Buildup in the blood of harmful intestinal toxins, particularly ammonia.
      An imbalance of amino acids that effect the central nervous system.
      Encephalopathy is often triggered by certain conditions, including the following:
      Gastrointestinal bleeding.
      Constipation.
      Excessive dietary protein.
      Infection.
      Surgery.
      Dehydration.
      Early symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy include forgetfulness, unresponsiveness, and trouble concentrating. Sudden changes in the patients mental state, including agitation or confusion, may indicate an emergency condition. Other symptoms include bad fruity-smelling breath and tremor. Late stage symptoms of encephalopathy are stupor and eventually coma.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you know of anyone that has been in remission from Hep C w/o medical treatment?
    My dh is supposed to start his year long injections and pills soon and is now wondering if there's a natural cure? Have you known anyone to go into remission once minor liver disease has occured? He's had no symptoms and wouldn't have know except for a life insurance blood test. So what would it hurt to try natural before medical? Dr's of course aren't helpful in this thought.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no natural cure for Hep C.

      A certain percentage of people who acquire Hep C can rid their body of the virus in the first 6 months of having Hep C (there have been a few case reports of this occurring a year or so later, but this is rare).

      Once a person has chronic Hep C, there is little likelihood of his body ridding itself of the infection.

      There is no known herb, or other complementary therapy that can cure a chronic Hep C infection--- though there are some that can help with symptoms. I am a fan of using herbs and other complementary therapies, but in this case, there is nothing. And if someone tells you there is, be very careful.

      Deciding when to start Hep C therapy (interferon, ribavirin) is a complicated one, and the person in question should be sure to ask lots of questions to their Hep C doctor/nurse re: therapy. In some cases, it may be OK to wait to treat, in other cases treatment should be started immediately. It depends on a variety of factors.

  32. QUESTION:
    Could there be something in my home causing liver damage to my dogs?
    Actually - these are the dogs at my mom's house - one of which is my own sweet little dog which I left with my mom since I moved overseas. My dog fell ill with liver disease about 9 months ago, and she's been "cured" and has been much better since. A few weeks ago, another of my mom's dogs was diagnosed with liver failure as well. The vet didn't think she would live, but she has - and she's doing much much better today - it looks like she's going to stick around for a while! Thank Goodness! But this makes my mom and I wonder - is there something that could be causing the liver failure? Could it be the flea treatments? She uses frontline. But there are also 2 cats in the house, and I'm not sure what flea treatments the cats receive. She lives in Northern Idaho, near Canada - so it's cold and snowy there now, lots of pine trees and mountains. They are pomeranians, inside dogs. They have wood floors, hardly any carpet in the house. Mom keeps a very clean and tidy house. She says the dogs do try to get into the cat litter.... but we're scratching our heads - is there something we can do to prevent the liver failure???
    The dogs eat science diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of Frontline causing liver failure, but read the label and see if that's a side effect.
      It's more likely something the dogs are eating. If they're getting any table scraps, stop it.
      Also, the dogs could possibly be genetically vulnerable to liver problems. If the two dogs are related that might help explain why they both have it.
      I don't really know what else might cause liver failure, and of course it could just be a coincidence. Ask your vet what he thinks.

  33. QUESTION:
    is there any cure for hepatic encephalopathy in my dog?
    she has been through alot in her 15 years, and now liver disease is slowly killing her. her liver is rejecting protiens, and shooting them back into her bloodstream then up to her brain, which is causing her to pace around in circles for about an hour after each meal time. any suggestions (besides putting her down). thx!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a liver detox remedy like milk thistle (2 drops in a tablespoon of water) every morning first thing. Wait a half hour before feeding anything. Milk thistle is the number one remedy for liver issues in dogs and people too. It causes the liver to detox and regenerate healthy liver cells. It's certainly worth a try.
      Where did you get the idea that her liver is rejecting proteins? This doesn't make sense. It's the 80%carbs. in conventional dog food that do pancreatic and kidney damage.
      Switching her to a raw diet will help big time. See RawFed.com or the Yahoo Group Raw Meaty Bones files section.

  34. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my fatty liver?. c?
    I have just been diagnosed with "non alcoholic fatty liver disease, thoughI have high cholesterol ,the specialist attributed it too me" being half a stone over weight, this makes no sense to me as I know poeple twice as haevey and twice my age, who do not have this condition. He recoomends " diet and exersize., I alraedy do exersize size three times a week, and eat seansably.

    I fear devlponing cirhosses, might someone have any ideas for reasion why I may have this, and how it might be cured?.

    • ANSWER:
      It's caused by high cholesterol, being overweight and having a genetic predisposition. The genetics are why not every overweight person develops a fatty liver.
      You must eat a lower calorie diet with much less fat in it, and do more strenuous exercise. Try to lose at least half a stone. If you're predisposed to liver disease, it can't hurt to lose a little more, maybe a stone.
      It's not fair that some people get it and others don't, but if you don't do all you can now then you will get cirrhosis. So however unlikely it seems, you should change your diet and exercise more.

  35. QUESTION:
    What would you do, if you were in this situation?
    I have a little Chihuahua named Zoe! She has Liver Disease! She is up to 3.3 pounds from 2.9 pounds, 1 month ago. Yesterday, she had more bloodwork done, to see if her Liver Enzyme Levels have come down at all. This morning the vet called and said, that her Liver Enzyme Levels, are still way off the charts, and her Kidney Levels are also a little high. He says he cannot treat her, until he does a Biopsy, to see exactly what is causing the Liver Disease. He said that even if she does survive the surgery, that he cannot guarantee 100%, that the treatment would keep her alive, but then again, it may be the solution. Toxicity, which he originally thought may be the cause, is Not and has been ruled out. The vet is actually surprised, because she is doing so well now and thought, her levels would have come way down by now! He actually said he was surprised that the levels have not come down. She is very active, happy, eating, drinking, gaining weight and according to the vet, she is Not in any pain! She's like a little Energizer Bunny! She keeps going and going and you can tell, that she is fighting like crazy, to stay alive. I swear, if I didn't know she was so sick, I would have never suspected she was sick, by the way she is acting now. She is going back in two weeks for more bloodwork, to see if the levels have come down at all and if they haven't, I have to make the decision, of either taking the risk of opening her up and having him do a Biopsy of her Liver, and possibly losing her on the Operating Table, or letting her live the rest of her life the way she is, until she can't fight anymore and I would have no choice but to put her down. The vet cannot estimate how long she would have, if I don't do the Biopsy! The vet said that for her size the surgery would be very risky, but if she was his dog, that he would still take that risk. He also has two very tiny Chihuahuas, and one is the same size as Zoe. He has been a vet, for over 40 years! If I don't take the risk, then there is not much more that he can do for her and it would just be a matter of time, before I lose her. A biopsy, would tell him exactly what is going on, and he can begin treatment, with No guarantees, that she would survive in the long run! I already lost Gigi, who was one of my other Chihuahuas to Liver Disease, and I don't want to lose Zoe too. I want to do whatever it takes, to get Zoe cured, of this Terrible Disease or at least get her out of the woods! If you were in my position, would you take the risk of opening her up and having a Biopsy done, without any guarantees of survival or would you just let her live the rest of her life happy, until she can't fight the Liver Disease anymore and she would have to be put down? She is only 1 year old and I want to give her every chance that I can! Has anyone here ever been in this situation before and had a Liver Biopsy done on your dog? What were the results? Money to me, is no object, when it comes to my dogs, but I was just wondering, for you that have had this done with your dog, what did you have to pay for the Biopsy? I was so shocked by the news this morning, that I forgot to ask! Like I said, I will do anything it takes, and pay whatever is asked for Zoe, if I think that she has a chance at living a normal life. What I don't want, is for her to suffer anymore that she has already, because she's been fighting this disease, for quite a long time. What would you do, if she was your dog? That's Gigi and Zoe, in my Avatar!
    Lexi! That's nice for you, but that does not answer my question!
    Gixxie! I never give any of my dogs, table scraps! I am feeding all of them Canidae All Life Stages, and they do just fine on that, without table scraps.
    I just wanted to add, Zoe was seeing a different vet now.This is the second vet I've taken her too. He has dealt with a lot of Chihuahua cases, has a lot of experience with the Chihuahua breed and has 40 years experience. He also has Chihuahuas of his own, that are Zoe's size, and has come highly recommended by a lot of people I know, that also have him as a vet.
    PLS! Zoe has had every blood test you could possibly imagine and does not have Heartworm, so she isn't on a Heartworm preventative medicine. I discussed that with my vet already, and he says she doesn't need it! I'm sure that if the vet had seen that as a problem, we would have already taken care of it.
    I just wanted to add a picture of Zoe, so you can all see what she looks like!http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk159/ChihuahuaMommy_photos/My%20Little%20Cuties/OurLittleCuties159.jpg
    She's such a little sweetheart, and I hate the thought, of losing her!

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your question, it looks like in your heart you know the biopsy has to be done. Even though it is risky, you want to do what ever you can to save her. And by not doing anything, you know she will die. I would take the risk and have the biopsy done. That way you will know what is wrong with her and can get her some treatment, even if it's not guaranteed. You say you will do anything for her, so do the biopsy. It's better then doing nothing and waiting for her to die. Sorry about your situation, and I wish you the best of luck with little Zoe!

  36. QUESTION:
    Satirical/Creative Writers! I need your help!!?
    I am writing a satirical piece for English about the newly discovered "Liquid Gold".

    Liquid Gold is the leftover fat from liposuction which is now being used as stemcells which are curing heart, lung and liver disease.

    I want to relate it to McDonalds. Something to do with the Golden Arches and this Liquid Gold. And basically say how being fat is a win/win situation. You can enjoy lifes luxaries, not bother to exercise, then counteract your disease via stemcells made through liposuction.

    :P Well thats kinda the jist of it. So can anyone help??

    P.S I'm not trying to cheat!! I just want some creative ideas. I suck.

    • ANSWER:
      How about writing it as a evening news piece, where local police raid a 'fat house' where homeless people are kept in a basement beneath a McDonald's and the manager of the resteraunt is force-feeding them big macs and then syphoning off their fat to sell.

  37. QUESTION:
    Will you try this new drink if you get a chance?
    A Hindu cultural group plans to launch an alternative cola drink made from a fusion of medicinal herbs and cow urine.

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist conservative party, plans to sell ‘Gau Jal’, or ‘Cow Water’, as a rival to soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca Cola.

    The drink has been developed by the Cow Protection Department of the RSS. The organisation is based in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges.

    Om Prakash, the head of the RSS, told Times Online that the bovine brew is currently being tested and will soon be made available to the public. He added that the drink will not contain any additives and that inclusion of medicinal and ayurvedic herbs ensures it doesn't smell bad.

    The cow is sacred to Hindus and the RSS has already promoted its urine as a cure for everything from liver disease to cancer.

    Full story http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/Article.aspx?cp-documentID=14064655

    • ANSWER:
      No. I also wouldn't try Kopi Luwak.

  38. QUESTION:
    Where can one have a piece of one's own liver treated for hep c then transplanted back into one's own body?
    I know this is not a cure but it sure could delay the progress of the disease in the liver. I am at stage 3 fibrosis and failed the present interferon/ribavirin protocol. This is the easiest organ that could be grown outside of the body and possibly treated there. In fact, pieces could create more than one liver and various new technologies/treatments might be tried. I realize the liver is not the body, but, hey, why hasn't this been tried? If it's being tried? Tell me in what country? The FDA will fail to address this before I die of this disease as its progressing faster than I'd like. No, I'm not drinking, etc. I'm losing my zest for life, am tired, depressed, and feel as if all is hopeless. I suffered all types of anemias, visual disturbances, burning mouth, pneumonia, heart murmur from the present protocol. This will be an epidemic and creative thinking is a must. If the solutions can be found outside of the AMA's box, tell me in what country? Please? Others want to know also!TX!

    • ANSWER:
      Sad to say, but what little or what more they could take out would quickly be re-infected. It would not prolong your life by much.

      They also have tried liver dialysis- nothing ever came of it because the liver is more complicated than that of the kidneys.

      Now, how long did you stay on treatment? Did you know that it gave your liver a break? Did not the doctor tell you that just the treatment can prolong your life?

      Thats exactly what it did. We all experienced some if not all of the side effects of treatment. However, since HCV takes so long to do it's damage, you probably didn't notice many sides from HCV until treatment. Antivial part of chemotherapy (the ribavirin can aggrivate the virus, the interferon helps knock it down.

      Nothing is without side effects! Whether it be the idea you've had in cutting out a peice of liver (plus all the anesthesia is not good at all for us heppers!) let alone recovery time from that, then having them to put back together your liver (thats two surgeries and months and months of rehab for something that wouldn't work to being with) If the treatment didn't work now for you, do you think the same treatment with a peice of your liver outside the body would work? No. HCV is so complex. I hated having HCV and I hate HCV killing my friends and loved ones-most of them I've never met, but I know they are out there!

      Trust me, if you stayed on chemo long enough, the treatment did do you some good! It gives the liver a nice break.

      I understand how you feel. I spent hours and hours unable to sleep on chemo reading up on idea's such as yours. I spent more hours and hours researching HCV, read things I didn't quite understand, but the more I read, the more it made sense.

      The sense is, it sucks. There is a new one in phase 4- for those who did not respond to interferon and ribavirin. It is called Infergon-and they are having a much better outcome with the meds.

      The best thing for you to do now is join a support group. If you don't have the energy to seek one in person, grab one online!

      There are over 5 million now with HCV (treated, not treated, responders and non-responders.)

      I have a couple of questions for you. I noticed you mentioned pneumonia...did they test you for the alpha1-deficiency prior to chemo?

      Ask your doctor about milk thistle. Cut down on read meats, infact, if you can just not eat red meats. Chicken is okay. Try to get the majority of your protein in the form of vegetables.
      Do not cook with iron skillets, do not take a multivitamin with iron in it, stay away from leafy greens like spinach.

      Drink plenty of water. Last but not least, hug yourself. Treatment is a biatch. ( i hope you were told to drink at least a gallon of water a day on treatment and a good 6 months to a year after) That will cut down on sides 95%!

      As for the heart murmur...you sure it's not your thyroid? Treatment can really throw the endocrine system for a loop or two or three! Have a TSH panel done as well as a t-3 , t-4 and free t-4 done.

      I'm here with ya! Heppystephy@yahoo.com if you need to talk. I know exactly how you feel up until the non-response to the meds...but I do know your frustration as I experience that on a day to day basis with those I know who are waiting just like yourself, for something else to come along....I have faith in Infergon.

      Hugs,
      stephanie

  39. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the book, "Natural Cures" by Kevin Trudeau?
    Kevin is a journalist, a medical researcher, and a bit of a renegade. He has published 3 books that adress cures for a myriad of diseases: Cancer, Herpes, Diabetes, etc, but none of the methods in his books for curing any of those diseases require the use of drugs, radiation therapy, or surgery. What's more interesting is the fact that none of his works have ever been debunked by the medical establishment. Drug Companies, on the other hand, are furious with him. Several have tried to sue him, many have refused to publish any of his books, and some have even tried to bar him speaking on net works, like FOX news, that are sponsored by drug companies

    The reason?

    Drug companies are not in the business of making people healthy, they are in the business of selling DRUGS (legal ones ofcourse), hence the reason they are called DRUG companies. ANYWAY. He has made the argument several times that Drug companies INTENTIONALLY fabricate diseases and push products that are not necessary to keep people healhty. They are also in bed in many politicians and are an extremely powerful lobby group that effectively character assasinates any doctor, or organization that comes up with a cure for any disease that doesn't require the use of drugs

    The people with power in America have gotten addicted to it, and have shown no sign of wanting to part with it. Tylenol is the leading cause of liver problems in the U.S.--that is a fact most Americans don't know about , because that sort of info isn't published

    • ANSWER:
      Most of these cures are totally worthless. Let's see him take a bunch of terminally ill cancer patients and get them to stay alive or better yet be "cured." It won't happen. I'm sure his methods have been debunked simply by them not working. If there was actually a cure for these horrible diseases that kills people from all facets of life including doctors and those people running the drug companies and all the politicians, nothing would be able to stop these miracle cures from the world no matter how much anyone or any company or any group wanted to silence this miraculous find. Word of mouth is a powerful thing and everyone would be running to get the miracle for themselves and their own families.

      Tylenol is not the leading cause of liver problems. I had a liver transplant and have talked with hundreds of people waiting on transplants or have already gotten one. Out of all the people I talked to, not one of them had a transplant because of Tylenol. If this was such a huge problem, don't you think that just maybe one or two of them would have had their transplant due to Tylenol. The number one reason for liver transplants is hep C. The number 2 position goes to alcohol abuse. I have never seen Tylenol abuse even make the list.

      You are wrong and misinformed. Go ahead and go with your natural cure guy when you get sick. This is America and you are free to go with him and take his cures and advice. I'm sticking with my medical doctors. They have done a great job of keeping me alive when my liver failure almost killed me. I would love to see what natural guy would have done with a liver destroyed 90% with cirrhosis like mine was. He'd probably tell me to take some Milk Thistle or some of those other miracle cures offered everywhere. I'll take my chances with my transplant surgeons. You take the Milk Thistle and see what happens.

      Your guy is a quack. He's just trying to make a buck like those big drug companies are. Problem is that there are a lot of good drugs that work like my antirejection drugs that keep me from rejecting my transplanted liver. Your guy has nothing much at all to back up his claims. Let him stand all the people that had terminal cancer that he has cured with his methods in a row and see how long the row goes. Don't think anyone will be fighting to get in that line.

  40. QUESTION:
    can Hepatit C be cured by natural sources ike eating good and healthy food and taking the right vitamins?
    I wonder since Hepatit is a liver disease, can it, in years be gone by the help of having an organized lfe and a healthy eating habbits.thank you from now!

    • ANSWER:
      I think anything can be cured by eating totally raw foods and green juices. Do a google/yahoo search on raw foods and diseases. I had diabetes and kidney and liver disease (both caused by the diabetes) which was cured by eating raw vegetables (you will get used to it and you can do it slowly), lots of fruit (not commercial fruit juices as it has to be raw), one or twice daily raw fruit juices juiced by you and as many green juices as you can make daily (with a juicer, lots of dark green leafy vegetables and things like zucchini, brocoli, cucumbers anything green). You get used to the taste believe me. And it works. My doctors are amazed at my blood work. In only 4 months! Try it what have you got to lose!? But hep c. Don't eat any other foods but raw veggies, fruits and juices. And you can eat as much as you like. It's not as expensive as you think compared to what you used to eat it is on comparison money wise. Stay away from junk food, high fat foods, salted foods, sugar foods. Eat as natural as nature intended. Your body will thank you and take away the hep c and any other diseases you have. Eating a healthy diet and taking vitamins will not do it sorry - it's just not enough to CURE.

  41. QUESTION:
    Looking for information on plant/herb that grows in Mexico called "Tlalchichinole"?
    The information I have on the referenced plant is somewhat vague. However, I've been told (by a reliable source) that this plant, bush, or herb is indigenous to Mexico and it is known to cure hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. My source stated he has testimony from two people not expected to live due to liver disease. After drinking 3 cups of water daily boiled with the plant in it and upon return to their Dr after 6 months their liver was cured. Apparently the Dr's were amazed to see such a drastic healing change in their liver. does anyone have any information on this plant or know where I can send some of it to have to completely analyzed to learn about it's healing properties? Please contact me ASAP. Sincerely Rick

    • ANSWER:
      I couldn't find anything about it related to hepatitis.
      "Tlalchichinole
      Martínez (1969) uses the name ‘Tlalchichinole’, for a plant from the Guerrero State of Mexico,
      to refer to a species of Stevia. A decoction of this plant is used to wash infected pimples.
      According to Díaz (1976a), the name ‘Tlalchichinole’ refers to S. linoides, a synonym of S.
      serrata Cav. (Grashoff 1972)."
      The other scientific name is Stevia linoides or Stevia serrata Cav
      http://www.ethnobotanylife.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=266

      It wasn't even in PFAF which lists 7000 edible and medicinal plants. There was one edible one in the genus listed.
      http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Stevia%20rebaudiana

      The plant apparently lives in the southern US.
      http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=STSE2

      what it looks like.
      http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Stevia%20serrata%20Cav&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=800&bih=411

  42. QUESTION:
    atheists answer plz?
    A gas leak in a pharmacy warehouse causes a terrific explosion. All the different chemicals and
    substances just smash into each other in exactly the correct amounts to produce a miracle drug
    which cures everything form cancer to heart and liver disease, old age and warts?...
    if that cant happen then why you say universe occur be chance ,a big bang?
    scorpio ,your answer in nice ,it show how you are

    • ANSWER:
      do you even know what the big bang was?

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the reasons of a slightly fatty liver and what are the symptoms?
    is it fatal, can it be cured, is it a natural occurance or disease, drug, alcohol, or poison related?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not fatal.

      Some individuals can develop fatty liver. Most people who do not abuse alcohol and have fatty liver are obese. Fatty liver is called steatosis, and fatty liver with liver inflammation is called or steatohepatitis. Steatosis and steatohepatitis can be caused by alcohol and other drugs and can also sometimes occur in patients with diabetes mellitus. Steatohepatitis notcaused by alcohol is sometimes referred to as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or "NASH." The factors that determine who will develop fatty liver are not known. Some mildly obese and occasional non-obese patients will develop fatty liver while some who are severely obese will not.
      Patients with fatty liver or steatohepatitis usually present to a physician with unexplained elevations in the serum aminotransferase activities. Serum alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase activities can also be elevated. The patient is usually 10% or more above his/her ideal body weight.

      The diagnosis is usually suspected after other causes of hepatitis are excluded. A careful drug and alcohol history should be taken and serological testing for HBsAg and antibodies against the hepatitis C virus should be performed. Metabolic diseases should be excluded by a careful family history and appropriate testing if they are suspected. Serum protein electrophoresis and testing for autoantibodies should be performed if autoimmune hepatitis is suspected. Sometimes, patients with fatty liver or steatohepatitis will have elevated serum trigyceride concentrations, however, this is not always the case.

  44. QUESTION:
    Our tabby was just diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Has anyone used homeopthic drugs or treatments?
    Our Luther appeared perfectly healthy but was losing weight. He did have liver disease which seemed to have been cured. Because of the weight lose we took him to our Vet. He thought is could be irritable bowel syndrome and he suggested an endoscopy. While in the hospital as part of the pre surgical procedure Lou had a chest xray which showed a mass on the lung. A CT scan then showed several more tumors. It appears to be metastatic cancer but we are waiting for confirmation from the biopsy that was taken. My husband and I are devastated. We visited our little baby in the hospital and is was so difficult. His leg was still taped from where they had the iv and he was shaking. Luther is home now and is slowly returning to his usual self. You see, he had never been away from home and it was traumatic. I'm trying to research as much as possible before see our Vet and the oncologist. Any advice, treatments, would be so very much appreciated. We love this little guy.

    • ANSWER:
      Put the animal to sleep. If you have ever been through cancer, you would never willingly put your pet who doesnt understand through this crap.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the causes and symptoms of Liver Cysts and Cystic Fibrosis, and what are the treatments for each?
    Does anyone know how these two inherited diseases start, show and can be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Cystic Fibrosis:
      Causes and Risk Factors of Cystic Fibrosis
      In 1989, researchers found the defective gene (called delta F508) that causes CF. This gene disrupts a protein (called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator - CFTR) that causes the symptoms of CF.

      CFTR is made inside the cells (lining the glands) in the respiratory passages, and the small intestine, pancreas and sweat glands. CFTR travels to the cell's surface where it controls the flow of salt (sodium) in and out of the cell. In CF, the CFTR protein is abnormal in a way that prevents it from reaching the cell's surface. Without this flowing process, salt is trapped inside the cells. The body tries to compensate by overproducing bodily secretions such as water, sweat and mucus. These secretions then build up in the body to cause the symptoms of CF.

      Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
      The pattern of development of CF and the severity of its symptoms varies among individuals. The disease is sometimes obvious soon after birth, but some cases of CF, they are not detected for months (in infancy) or years (in childhood).

      In babies and infants, the symptoms of CF are:

      persistent diarrhea

      bulky, foul smelling and greasy stools

      pale stools

      frequent wheezing or pneumonia

      chronic cough with thick mucus

      salty-tasting skin

      poor growth

      blockage of the intestine (called meconium ileus)

      abdominal swelling

      gassiness

      vomiting

      dehydration

      In children, the symptoms include:

      frequent respiratory infections

      fever

      cough

      difficulty in breathing

      abdominal pain and discomfort

      gassiness

      fast respiration

      flaring of the nostrils

      poor appetite

      malnutrition

      poor growth

      a barrel-chested appearance

      CF can also cause other medical problems, such as:

      sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses)

      nasal polyps (fleshy growths inside the nose)

      clubbing (rounding and enlargement of fingers and toes)

      pneumothorax (rupture of lung tissue and trapping of air between the lung and chest wall)

      coughing up blood

      enlargement of the right side of the heart (called cor pulmonale)

      protrusion of the rectum through the anus (called rectal prolapse)

      liver, pancreatic and gallbladder problems

      delayed puberty

      reproductive abnormalities (especially male sterility) - Over 90 percent of all males with CF are sterile.

      Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
      Currently, there is no cure for CF, but there are treatments for the symptoms of CF, such as lung and digestive problems, hepatic (liver) and biliary tract (gallbladder) diseases, and infertility.

      Liver Cysts:
      What are the causes of a cyst?

      Cysts can arise through a variety of processes in the body, including:

      "wear and tear" or simple obstructions to the flow of fluid,

      infections,

      tumors,

      chronic inflammatory conditions,

      genetic (inherited) conditions, and

      defects in developing organs in the embryo.

      Sometimes you can feel a cyst yourself when you feel an abnormal "lump." For example, cysts of the skin or tissues beneath the skin are usually noticeable. Cysts in the mammary glands (breasts) also may be palpable (meaning that you can feel them when you examine the area with your fingers). Cysts of internal organs such as the kidneys or liver may not produce any symptoms or may not be detected by the affected individual. These cysts often are first discovered by imaging studies (x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography or CAT Scan, and magnetic resonance imaging or MRI). Cysts may or may not produce symptoms, depending upon their size and location.

      The treatment for a cyst depends upon the cause of the cyst along with its location. Cysts that are very large and result in symptoms due to their size may be surgically removed. Sometimes the fluid contained within a cyst can be drained, or aspirated, by inserting a needle or catheter into the cyst cavity, resulting in collapse of the cyst. Radiologic imaging may be used for guidance in draining (aspirating) cyst contents if the cyst is not easily accessible.

      If there is any suspicion that a cyst is cancerous, the cyst is generally removed by surgery or a biopsy is taken of the cyst wall (capsule) to rule out malignancy. In certain cases, aspirated fluid from a cyst is examined under a microscope to determine if cancer cells are present in the cyst.

      If a cyst arises as part of a chronic medical condition (for example, in polycystic ovary syndrome or fibrocystic breast disease), treatment is generally directed at the underlying medical condition.

  46. QUESTION:
    Colon/ Parasite Cleanse, Liver and Kidney Flush and the CURE to Acne?
    I'm beginning a two month Colon/ Parasite and Toxic Cleanse tomorrow (Coloinix and ToxinOut sold Dr.Natura). Followed by a Liver Flush (recipe by : Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D. found in her book "The Cure for all Diseases" Copyright 1995) which I will repeat 10 to fifteen times in two week intervels. I want to know if any of you (especially girls/ woman) have completed these cleanses and have had results. There's no doubt in me that I will see results, because of the information I have come across especially related to the liver flush and it's relation to hormonal acne and other problems. I encourage all who are suffering from acne, especially around the jawline to look into this. I would love responses reguarding these subjects as well...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Beatrice

      Glad to see someone talking and actually doing some cleanses to rid of the toxins out of the body on this website. This is healing at it's finest! Awesome! I'm trying to educate people on programs like this to heal any illness or disease. I know you will have much success with these programs. I do 6 cleanses (especially colon) a year including a 30 day juice fast with herb formulas.

      I believe DAFFY (yahoo answer guru) has done the drnatura.com program, so she can give you a women's feedback. Keep us updated on your progress.

      I noticed your new to the forum, so getting much (positive feedback) on this forum will be sketchy. We're trying to educate though.

      Best of health to you

  47. QUESTION:
    My doctor told me I had anxiety, how to cure it?
    Okay so, my liver doctor told me I have anxiety.
    [I have a liver disease, and I guess it's obvious. so that's why he told me]
    I'm starting counseling soon. But I want to know ways to deal with it?
    I'm always paranoid and stuff. I'm home schooled because of it too.
    So do you know any tricks to get over it?
    Even if it's only for a little bit.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Liver Cirrhosis - herbal medicines (bioherb.ca)?
    One of my close family members is suffering from liver cirrhosis. While surfing the internet, I came across a website (http://bioherb.ca) that claims to cure cirrhosis. The medicine, it is claimed is the result of 14 years of research and is the only known cure of this disease. Has anyone tried it or knows anyone who may have tried the medicine and benefitted from it?

    • ANSWER:
      No, all these miracle drugs that claim to cure cirrhosis is nothing but a scam. There is no herb or miracle drug to cure cirrhosis which is permanent damage of the liver in which healthy tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Once scar tissue is formed, it is permanent damage that will not go away. The only cure for cirrhosis is a liver transplant, nothing else.

      A lot of people mentioned Milk Thistle. Research has shown that it does help the liver some, but for serious liver disease, it doesn't help. I took it for 2 years before my transplant, and it did nothing for me. There was never any improvement in my lab numbers and it never took away any of the symptoms of my cirrhosis. My transplant doctor told me to go ahead and take it if I wanted since it would not hurt me, but also told me it would not help my liver disease in any significant way. He was right.

      Save your money and stay away from these nonsense scams. The only people benefiting from these "miracle cures" are the ones taking your money.

  49. QUESTION:
    Could religion in general, and fanatical, ecstatic religion in general, be caused by worms in one's head?
    An unpopular medical doctor, one Dr. Hulda Clark, has claimed that every case of cancer she has investigated has been associated with worms, that seemed to be the cause of the cancer.
    (See: THE CURE FOR ALL CANCERS, by Dr. Hulda Clark, and THE CURE FOR ALL DISEASES, by Dr. Hulda Clark.) Cure the worms and you cure the cancer. Leave the worms in, and you will have the Devil's own time trying to cure the cancer.

    >>In this book you will see that all cancers are alike. They are
    all caused by a parasite. A single parasite! It is the human intestinal
    fluke. And if you kill this parasite, the cancer stops immediately.
    The tissue becomes normal again. In order to get
    cancer, you must have this parasite.<< THE CURE FOR ALL CANCERS, Chapter One.

    What is even more blasphemous of this woman (and it had to be a woman to discover the Cure for Cancer- this is a big part of the reason people are still dying from cancer,) is to declare that a simple electronic device can cure practically any disease. (L. Ron Hubbard was threatened with jail and the banning of his Dianetics and Scientology organizations for claiming his E-Meter- a souped-up Lie Detector- could diagnose and cure disease, unless he wrote a disclaimer.) This claim is not new. one Royal Raymond Reich, and William Reich had "Mad Scientist technology" that could do as much, and were viciously attacked and hounded into obscurity for threatening the existence, of the Holy United, Militant & Triumphant Caucasian Medical Massively Lawyered Establishment.

    I had occasion to watch goats being slaughtered, and when the skull of one was opened, there was huge segmented grub, the size of a plum right on its brain! Ten years before we heard anything about "Mad Cow Disease," I resolved never to eat any part of anything's brain.

    Dr. Clark cited a case history where the patient was in a near-vegetative state, and she diagnosed him as having worms in his brain. She destroyed the parasites, and within days, his mind started to come back on line, he could talk and walk again. His wife declared it a miracle! (For the information of the cynics, the device Dr. Clark is pushing is extremely inexpensive, and uses the umbiquitous 555 IC, two capacitors, four resistors, and an LED. THAT IS IT. She is unlikely to make a million-dollar profit off this book. She deserves one!)

    She has determined the presence of common organic solvents, such as isopropyl alcohol and benzene allow ordinary intestinal parasites, which are practically harmless, to hatch in parts of the body they are not supposed to be able to survive in. Such as the liver, the lungs, and the brain.

    She says that this has always happened in every case of cancer.
    She claims that worm ova are the cause of warts and tumours, because the body tries to protect itself by encapsulating the dangerous invader.

    Is it a great stretch of the imagination that the dietary and sanitary practices of certain people might permit infestation of certain areas of the brain, spinal column, and nervous system, causing ecstatic sensations that have been passed off as "Holy Ghost Anointing?" Parasitical activity in the brain can cause visual and auditory hallucinations- but the medical establishment may be keeping this secret from the public and even its own General practitioners and specialists for two reasons:

    1. The Truth of the risk might cause a bigger panic than "Resident Evil."
    2. The Medical Establishment stands to rake in shiploads of cash from treating everything under the Sun except the TRUE causes of ailments and diseases.
    3. Religionists outnumber medical staff 10,000 to one. That is a great incentive for doctors to break it to us that our religious sensations, revelations, deep fellowship with The LORD, and feeling of Connection with all Mankind and every Living Thing, etc. is all caused by something that normally lives in our.. lower colons (Does The Bible even say this? 1st John 3:17), but decided to go live in the Attic for a change- in documents to be opened 25 years after they are dead.

    (I expect Atheists to really bite this one like JAWS on Mr. Feather in UNDERCOVER BROTHER!)

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      What bollocks. L Ron Hubbard was never threatened with jail and the banning of his Dianetics and Scientology organizations and there was never any claim that the e-meter could cure anything.

      That was never it's purpose in an auditing environment. In fact, not even Dianetics or Scientology technology claims to cure anything.

      "Scientology is not in the business of curing ailments in any traditional sense of the word. Auditing is not done to repair the body or heal anything physical (understanding that auditing is directed at the spiritual being -- us, and not the body), and the E-Meter cures nothing. However, in the process of becoming happier, more able and more aware as a spiritual being through auditing, illnesses that are psychosomatic in origin (meaning illnesses caused by the soul) often disappear."

      http://www.scientology.org

  50. QUESTION:
    Natural Cure for Crohn's Disease?
    Has anyone that has Crohn's Disease ever tried using cod liver oil or flaxseed oil supplements. Just wondering if this stuff works, I am currently in remission and have been off medicine due to a past pregnancy. I would like to stay off medication but would like to treat my Crohn's to make sure it does not come back.

    http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/content.asp?id=171

    • ANSWER:
      My son was diagnosis with Crohn's disease over 2 years ago. the doctor wanted to put him on Humira (after experimenting with several other drugs) which is anexpensive drug with life threating serious side affects. We did some research and wanted to take a new approach to combat His problem. This is what we found out. The liver is producing too much bile that is toxic to the digestive tract. The types of foods you need to eat are those that DO NOT create excessive acid or bile that help in digestion (simply put). The bile is normal unless it is in large quanity or toxic, the acid attacks the food as well as intestinal linings of your stomach
      Your body is high in toxins that you need to remove and stop feeding into the problem by the foods you consume and an overactive liver.

      1.) "Foods to eat" : water purified, fish, eggs, potatoes,rice, white bread,meat ground up fine or chewed well, skinless chicken cut fine, tortillas, broth, noodles plain with a little butter, plain yogurt with no extra ingredients, Goats milk or rice milk(rice dreams-Walmart) cherrios rice crispies or chex, plain oatmeal and 'most important' 5x/day at each meal and as a snack, legume's black beans, kidney, pinto, buttered,refried, with no lard or spices except salt to start. Sunshine calcium and D'3, Iron supplements(in moderation)
      if you are anemic.
      2.) "Foods to avoid!": fruit juice,dairy!,milk (hardest to digest, a cow use 4 stomachs!) chips!,processed foods of any kind, fast food of any kind, soda ,msg,sugar,corn, corn syrup,corn sweeteners,wheat products,sweeteners of any kind, coffee, teas,sauces, read the back labels (you are going to be surprised) for added ingredients any thing thats added, adds to your body's toxic level. NO artificial sweeteners. foods that produce too much acid to break down the foods you eat. No alcohol of any kind NO Tabacco. pork, fatty foods.
      3.) 'Foods to eat': in moderation after you stop bleeding and start gaining weight or are having no discomfort : certain fruits,steak,venison, peanut butter or almond butter, more plain oatmeal A multi-vitamin with minerals with 100% RDA (not large dose's of any vitamins and 2x daily ,use shaklee as the bench mark for comparison ) of all of the B's, hard cheese, soy milk,well cooked vegetables" Psyillium powder".
      4.)The beans,psyillium powder and oatmeal are a soluble fiber that absorb bile and remove the toxins in your body,then the liver will produce more bile but less toxic(simplified for lack of space).
      5.)This is not an all inclusive list and your Doctor will disagree with the elimination of drugs, all removal of drugs should be done slowly if you decide to stop taking them, but they will add to your body's toxic level as you continue take them. which will make your Crohn's worse and make you susceptible to other more serious disease's. I am not a specialist in any field or giving medical advice. I also hired KarenHurd.com at a fraction of the cost to teach my son to diet properly but you can go to her web site and get free information, but I recommend you pay her for a short time to get you healthy and on a routine faster. She has a very high success rate. Stress will make it worst so exercise and relax. Most importantly Faith, Hope, and Prayer, you will get better. God is faithful what ever the results. E-mail me if you have any questions and I can help. I don't know if you have crohn's but changing your diet could help you and most of us in America because of the poor nutrition we unknowingly subject ourselves too. Ibs and colitis is similar but the diet still apply's. Routine and a little bit of self disipline and you will be drug free and have more money in the pocket. You may have other complications with the Crohn's because you are now susceptible to all kind of complication's and other disease's because of the medicine you take! My son does take Cod liver oil also and does not have any symptoms since he is drug free I can't say is in remission but healed, by his diet as long as he continues with it.


Liver Cancer Treatments

Not only people, dog can also suffer from liver cancer. Toxic compounds and carcinogens which pass through the liver regularly can expose the liver of the dog to cancer. In addition, cancer which attacks another part of the body can also spread to the liver. If your dog suffers from this cancer, surgery will be the right answer for it. It can help you treat your dog's liver cancer.

There are some common symptoms which can indicate that your dog suffers from liver cancer. The common symptoms include appetite loss, vomiting, and weight loss. If your pet shows those symptoms, you can take him to the vet. He will carry out X-ray or abdominal ultrasound to determine whether or not your pet has cancer.
Furthermore, Vet Surgery Central will conduct some tests prior to deciding no the surgery. Usually, the tests include coagulation profile, blood cell count, , chest radiographs, urinalysis, fine needle biopsy, and abdominal CT scan.

There are two types of liver cancer, metastatic and primary. If your dog suffers from metastatics cancer, he will go through an invasive liver biopsy. At this time, a vet will insert a camera into dog's abdomen to take a liver sample. It is carried to confirm a cancer diagnosis. If your dog suffers from primary cancer, surgery will be the right answer to treat it and remove tumor cells.

After a surgery, your dog should get pain medication, intravenous fluids, and antibiotics. You should also limit the exercise for your dog. Give him a regular oral pain medications as well as regular meals. Then, you should monitor the respiration pattern of your dogs, gums, tongue, and incision scars.

Natural Dog Health remedies state that surgery for primary cancer is able to lengthen the life expectancy of your pet. He will be able to live for a year or even several years. Surgery will not be able to completely remove malignant tumor. On the other hand, if your dog suffers secondary liver cancer, chemotherapy will be the right solution to treat it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    MATADOR 89, can you recommend other liver cancer treatments?
    I hope you're matador 89. It seems like you're very knowledgeable. COuld you recommend other non-invasive/minimal invasive treatments?

    My dad has diabetes and was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver 2 years ago. Now, i think he has cancer and my mom doesnt want to tell me yet. PLEASE HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver cancer; what kind of treatments are there?
    A family friend has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Apparently around half of his liver is "covered" with it and on the rest of his liver there seem to be something best described as "spots" of cancer. The tumor is malignant.
    I wanted to know how liver cancer is treated. Obviously they could remove half the liver, but what would that involve? Can you live with only half a liver, are liver transplants an option?
    He is 13 years old, if that has any difference on the treatment.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment options are a liver transplant, removal of the cancerous part of the liver, radiation and chemo-therapy. In a patient that young and in other-wise good health, he would be a prime candidate for am organ transplant. Asking how he got it is extremely insensitive since he got it the same way anyone gets cancer. There is no proven reason why ANYONE is struck by this terrible disease and cancer does not respect age, ethnicity or gender! We are all in the risk pool together. I've spent many hours in oncology treatment centers and the children sufferers are the ones that really got to me.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a real website providing Liver Cancer Treatment?
    I have gotten liver cancer in 2 months before diagnosing. I want to use herbal treatment for treatment. Is there a site providing herbal liver cancer treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer develops because, for some reason, the cells start to multiply so fast that
      they form a tumor and keep growing in number. Cancer can be slow growing or
      very fast growing and aggressive. Cancer
      can develop in one area and break off and
      go to other organs also. That means if
      it is in the lungs, it can go to the liver, or develop in the liver and go to the bones.
      These cancer cells push on the other healthy
      cells in the liver and can cut off their blood
      supply which gives them nourishment and
      oxygen. These cells will die and form
      scar tissue inside the liver. The
      professionals have found out that they
      need certain drugs directed right at the
      tumor to try and destroy it, or try to
      cut off the blood supply to it, or try to
      destroy the cells as much as possible that
      continue to multiply.

      There is a new development known as
      Gamma knife where the radiation goes
      directly to the tumor and not the surrounding
      tissues. Which helps keep the patients
      from having so many side effects that
      normally would occur just radiating the whole
      body.
      http://radonc.yale.edu/clinical/radiosurgery.html

      There is a new surgical instrument that
      they can use to take tumors out of the
      body that is ultrasonic and will remove the
      tissues and leave the blood vessel and
      nerves alone known as Cusa:
      (this site is talking about using it for women,
      but it is also used for liver tumors)
      http://www.ump.com/articles/cusa/CUSA.htm
      This instrument help stop from having
      blood transfusions used during this time.

      There is also an instrument that is used
      known as Tissue Link that uses hot water
      that will gently close these vessels in the
      liver. I don't have a link for that.
      Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in
      Philadelphia, Pa. is where I know that
      they have used these instruments.
      (http://www.jeffersonhospital.org

      I know it is tempting to use herbal medications...but these medications can
      interact with medications the doctor may
      be giving you...they can also cause more
      damage when you are not sure which one
      to use and the amount.
      All medications goes through the liver to
      be processed. There are many drugs
      on the market that can harm the liver very
      easily when taken with other things...like
      over the counter pain med and alcohol together. Using herbs that have not been
      tested to see how the liver handles them, can cause more damage...most herbs have
      not been tested and the few that have been
      have been found out to be a great problem
      The liver, once it is damage, lacks in its
      ability to process drugs and the dosage has
      to be adjusted per patient and how bad the
      damage is. You will be taking a risk in doing this.

      If you really think about this...the herbs you
      will be taking is going to be processed
      through your digestive system and has to be absorbed into the body through the
      liver, which is not as good as if the medication is directed straight at the tumor itself.

      I hope you will reconsider and, if you do
      take anything, have it cleared to be okay
      to do so by your doctor.

      Sorry to hear you are going through this all.

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the best primary liver cancer treatment available in india. My father is 70 years old can't be operated?
    My father is 70 year old and has been recently diagnosed with primary liver cancer doctor's opinion is that he cant be operated.

    I want to seek a second opinion from the best hospital other then Tata memorial, mumbai. Please suggest me a doctor who specializes in Liver cancer and the best hospital.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Lahore cancer Treatment Center

  5. QUESTION:
    Treatments for liver cancer?
    My grandfather has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The doctors have said that he is inoperable due to his age(92). They have given him 3-4 months to live are there any other treatments besides operations. Please answer soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the lastest developments in
      treating liver cancer. Some of these may
      be considered an operation. Some sound
      like an operation but is really just a
      special type of radiation treatment that won't
      hurt surrounding tissue or cause side effects..
      GAMMA KNIFE
      http://www.irsa.org/gamma_knife.html
      http://www.gammaknife.org?

      NANO KNIFE
      http://www.nanotechbuzz.com/50226711/nanoknife_nanoshells_kill_cancer_tumors.php
      http://www.nanotechbuzz.com/50226711/nanoparticle_anticancer_drug_tested_on_humans.php

      CYBERKNIFE
      http://www.cyberknife.com
      http://en.widipedia.org/wiki/Cyberknife

      RADIOWAVE THERAPY
      http://www.radiowaveclinic.com/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-invasive_RF_cancer_treatment#Cancer_therapy

      MICROWAVE Microwave destroy cancer tumors of the liver
      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090204173038.htm

      Sir-Spheres: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy:
      A non surgical therapy that uses radioactive microspheres to deliver radiation directly to the site of the liver tumors. It gives
      up to 40 times more radiation to the liver tumors than conventional radiotherapy. Theraspheres which uses microscopic glass beads
      to deliver radiation to the liver tumors. It shrinks the cancer but is not a cure...it is usually used combined with chemotherapy.

      Hope this may be of some help to you.
      There are clinical trials that some patient try...
      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

  6. QUESTION:
    How long can a 47 year old man survive stage 4 advanced liver cancer with 6 chemotherapy treatments?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for liver cancer (in its advanced stage)?
    My uncle's got it and hes in a really bad condition . . .we are in india and we need to know which is the best hospital (even if its abroad) for cancer treatment. Please do provide any info if u got any

    • ANSWER:
      The truth is that if your uncle has advanced stage liver cancer then he is probably going to die quite soon, regardless of what hospital he is being treated in. I suggest that you value your time with him, try to make his passing easy and quit worrying about trying to find him treatment in the US.

      Even baseball superstar Mickey Mantle could not get additional treatment in US hospitals once his liver cancer had reached an advanced stage.

      http://www.hospicenet.org/html/preparing_for.html

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone traveled outside the country for Liver Cancer treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      If you live in the US why would you want to go outside the country to get treatment for liver cancer?

      It is easy to speculate that if diagnosed with a deadly cancer that you would want to travel to far away well known hospitals for treatment or get second opinions from Drs located across the country but the truth is that for many people this means going way outside of their comfort zone and is often very difficult to tolerate when you are ill.

      I traveled quite a ways to seek treatment from a specialist for a rare cancer and it was a royal pain to stay for long periods of time in a hotel far from home and then travel back and forth from home during treatment intervals. You soon get sick of eating restaurant food and not sleeping in your own bed when at the same time that you feel terrible both physically and mentally. I was so glad when I could go back to having my care directed by my local oncologist and could get back to sleeping in my own bed.

      Long story short - for most people it is a major pain in the butt to travel anywhere beyond about 25 miles away from home for cancer treatment so going outside the country would probably be a nightmare unless you were not a US resident and you were returning for treatment in the country where you were born.

  9. QUESTION:
    Spots on liver during lung cancer treatment?
    My grandfather has been batteling lung cancer for a while now on chemo treatments, a few weeks ago a scan showed that the cancer has shrunk 50 percent which is great but the scan also picked up picked up some small spots on the liver which we are now terrifiyed about what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      The worst case is that it's cancer which has spread. The best case is that it's something benign.
      His doctor may or may not want a biopsy.

      Best of luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    What/ where is the best treatment for liver cancer?
    My brother had bile duct cancer which speed to his liver last year. They resected his liver and had to remove 80% of his liver. Since then he has had chemotherapy which we believed to have worked. He had a scan done 2 weeks ago and got the results yesterday. They have now told him the cancer has returned and has infected his whole liver. They have told him they can't operate or give him a transplant. Is there anything we can do? He is only 29!

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cancer can be cured only when found in an early stage and before the disease has spread. Treatment procedures may vary depending on the size of the tumor, and whether or not the patient also has cirrhosis of the liver. If cirrhosis is not a factor, the tumor may be surgically removed or destroyed using non-surgical techniques.

      Treatment options for liver cancer may include:
      Surgery

      Currently, the best chance for potentially curing liver cancer is through surgery. Surgery can be done in attempt to remove the tumor or to do a liver transplant. If the surgeon is able to remove most of the tumor, this betters the chance of a positive outlook for survival.

      Transplantation involves the removal of the diseased liver, which is then replaced with a healthy organ from a donor. If the patient suffers from cirrhosis or it the tumor is very large, liver transplantation will likely be recommended as the primary treatment option. Transplantation may also be an option for small liver tumors, although not done very often. Transplantation may also carry an added risk for serious infection and other health issues in some liver cancer patients.

      Tumor Ablation is a local treatment. Heat (radiofrequency ablation) or extreme cold (cryosurgery) is used to freeze or burn the tumor in place. Ablation may be used when surgical removal of the tumor is not possible. Ablation may help prolong survival for some liver cancer patients.

      Embolization involves the injection of tiny plastic pellets or another material into the arteries that carry blood to the tumor. The pellets block blood flow, which makes it harder for the tumor to grow.
      Radiation Therapy

      High-energy rays are used to shrink or kill liver cancer cells. Radiation can only be used in low doses, as normal liver tissue will be destroyed along with cancer cells. Radiation therapy cannot cure liver cancer, and is typically used to shrink the tumor or relieve pain.
      Chemotherapy

      Chemotherapy uses one drug or a combination of drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is not generally used to treat liver cancer because of a low response rate, but research is looking into novel ways to administer chemotherapy.

  11. QUESTION:
    What alternative treatment for liver cancer stadium 2? How long do they normally live?
    He is only 55 years old, but has diabetis. The cancer is only in the liver and has already blocked his right portal vein. The left one is almost blocked. So, even the chemo might not even treat it ...

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for LIver Cancer :-
      1.SULFUR 30C
      2.BRYONIA 30C
      3.CARDUUS MARIANUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
      4.CHELIDONIUM MAJUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
      5.LYCOPODIUM 1M(1000)

      Take remedy 1 and 2 thrice a day half hour before meals followed by 20 drops each of 3 and 4 half hour after meals together in a half a cup of hot water and take 5 after a week of taking the above regularly just one dose a week. Avoid Chocolates, Coffee, Mints and Red Meat while taking Homeopathic Medicines and avoid all foodstuffs, which gives you constipation at all costs.
      If there is any ambiguity about the dosage or the potency of the medicine please ask me before doing anything.
      And keep me posted about your progress at least every three days.

      Take Care and God Bless you!

  12. QUESTION:
    what is the survival rate for metastatic liver cancer? Is there any better treatments available?

    • ANSWER:
      The survival rate depends on what kind of cancer the person has, if there are multiple liver mets and if there are mets anywhere else.
      Any better treatments than what? If we don’t know what treatment they have had how do we know if there are better ones?

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for primary liver cancer complicated with cirrhosis with portal thrombosis?
    patient is a diabetic with low platelet count gastric verces are present. he has affected to primary liver cancer specially in right lobe with lot of nodules. if he get the treatment with radio frequency ablation will he stay with us for long period. what are the side effects of RFA?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends alot on if this cancer is aggressive or not. If this cancer has come from another area or has gone to other areas of the body. If this has happened, the patient would not be considered for liver transplant.

      It would have to be determine if this is one growth or many and the size of them. Once a cancer growth reaches a certain size..even though it is only in the liver,then the doctor would have to decide whether a transplant would be considered.

      There are different treatment measures:
      GAMMA KNIFE
      http://www.gammaknife.org?
      NANO KNIFE
      http://www.nanotechbuzz.com/50226711/nanoknife_nanoshells_kill_cancer_tumors.php
      CYBERKNIFE
      http://www.cyberknife.com
      RADIOWAVE THERAPY
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-invasive_RF_cancer_treatment#Cancer_therapy
      Here is a site that explains new developments in treating liver cancer:
      http://www.liver-products.com/liver-therapy/microspheres-hepatology.html
      TELEMORASE IN CURING CANCER
      http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-md.hs.telomere06oct06,0,5278594.story?track=rss
      MICROWAVE Microwave destroy cancer tumors of the liver
      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090204173038.htm
      SIR-SPHERES: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy: http://www.umgcc.org/sir-spheres/about_sirt.htm
      A non surgical therapy that uses radioactive microspheres to deliver radiation directly to the site of the liver tumors. It gives
      up to 40 times more radiation to the liver tumors than conventional radiotherapy. Theraspheres which uses microscopic glass beads
      to deliver radiation to the liver tumors. It shrinks the cancer but is not a cure...it is usually used combined with chemotherapy.
      Another name: radioembolization: 6 million radioactive microspheres or glass beads into the tumor. Each bead, which is smaller than the
      width of a strand of hair, emits radiation to kill the cancer. It is alot of radiation concentrated in a very small area.
      ULTRASONIC WAVE (CUSA)excel ultrasonic Aspiration System
      http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=17589
      Patient loses very little blood. It is a surgical tool called a Cusa that sucks out liver cells. If you remove the liver cells you are left with the blood vessels.

      Considering he is diagnosed with Cirrhosis, Portal thrombosis, and cancer...it doesn't sound promising. However, only the doctors can give you an educated guess on whether he will have a chance to become better, how long he might live, and whether he can be evaluated for transplantation.
      Here is a site on the Liver transplant process, if you need it:
      http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientguide/index.html
      I hope this information is of some help to you.

      .

  14. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with liver cancer without treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how fast the cancer spreads. and how long before i's discovered.
      They could live a few months to many years, it cannot be 100% predicted.
      Also just because someone has cancer, it doesn't mean that it will be the thing that kills them. They could still get hit by bus tomorrow...................... or the day after !

  15. QUESTION:
    How long before I have cirrhosis/ liver cancer from hepatitis C?
    Ive had Hep-C for 25 years and my viral load is over 5 million. How long before I have cirrhosis or liver cancer with no treatment. What are my chances of treatment even working?

    • ANSWER:
      Hepatitis C is a virus that has entered the patient's body and has gone
      to the liver to use the liver cells to replicate itself. (the amount of the
      virus is known as the Viral Load) When the virus uses the liver cell,
      that cell dies and it moves onto the next. For a time, the liver can generate
      new cells to take the place of the dead ones. However, eventually,
      the liver isn't able to keep up as the cells keep dying off.

      The doctor can tell how far advanced you are in this disease through
      blood testings and a liver biopsy. These results will give him an idea
      of how much functions the liver cells can still do, how much damage
      there is in the entire liver, and how long you may have to live if you
      do not have a liver transplant.

      When the liver cells die, the immune system of the body will
      respond to this and cause inflammation to develop in the liver
      (known as Hepatitis). Hepatitis with a letter after it refers to
      the virus which is only one of many causes of liver cell damage
      (Hepatitis A,B,C). The inflammation inside the liver will cause
      the liver to enlarge in size (can be seen on an ultrasound or
      Ct scan).
      Cirrhosis develops when the liver cells are not just damaged,
      but start to die off and scar tissue takes their place inside the
      liver. This scar tissue cannot be removed. It acts like a wall.
      It blocks the flow of blood in the liver from reaching the heart
      and the blood backs up into smaller vessels in the body to
      do this, that may have weak spots (known as varies).
      http://www.hcvets.com/data/hcv_liver/cirrhosis.htm
      http://hepatitis-c.emedtv.com/hepatitis-c-video/the-human-liver.html
      http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/The+Liver/How+HCV+affects+the+functions+of+the+liver.htm

      Hepatitis C patient, as are others with liver disease, are more
      susceptable to develop liver cancer.

      Some people use the treatment before having a transplant and
      other wait till after the transplant is over.
      The main treatment options are:
      Hepatitis C drugs that are new: Merck's Victrelis (boceprevir) treatment lasts 8 to 12 months
      and Vertex's telaprevir (treatment takes six months)
      The standard drugs are alpha interferon and ribavirin.
      Each person reacts differently to medications...so it is hard to determine how
      the body will respond to this ahead of time. It has been shown that the
      new drugs combined with the standard drug has been beneficial in alot of
      cases.

      (click on the links above to go to the sites)

      I hope this information has been of help to you. Best wishes

  16. QUESTION:
    If a liver cancer marker is 101 with someone who has Stage IV liver cancer, how long might he survive?
    My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2007, which spread to his liver, Stage IV. His cancer marker was 349 and the doctors said he could expect to live 6 months, that his cancer would probably not respond well to chemo. After 6 chemo treatments, his cancer marker came way down to 101, but no one will tell us he can now expect to live years instead of months. Anyone know what we should expect?

    • ANSWER:
      Well that's good news isn't it. So take each day as it comes. remember everyone is different, so what is for one is not for someone else, if that makes any sense. Look forward to some good times together, do any of us really need to know how long we have, just enjoy what you can, when you can. Try to make life as stress free as possible for both of you. I wish you all the best x

  17. QUESTION:
    Anybody know about liver cancer treatment clinic/specialist in Irvine?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cancer and pancreatic cancer are
      EXTREMELY SERIOUS

      GO TO NIH - National Institute of Health on the web and read !!!!!!

      Call the NIH cancer clinic and ask their recommendation.
      DON'T EVEN WAIT ONE DAY.

  18. QUESTION:
    Which hospital in India provides SIR-SPHERES treatment for liver cancer?
    My dad was diagnosed with unresectable liver cancer in october 2007. Ever since, he has undergone 3 cycles of chemoembolization. Doctors now say that any more chemoembolization cycles will have a negative effect, and consider my dad's case as a lost cause. I read on the internet about SIR SPHERES, a new anti cancer drug marketed in india by ranbaxy. wanted to know which hospitals in India offer this treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Aarex India
      30 Tamarind Lane, Mumbai, India

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      Aditya Care Hospital
      Chandrasekharpur, Bhubhaneshwar, India

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      Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care Centre
      India

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      All India Institute of Medical Sciences Main Hospital
      Ansari Nagar, India

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      All Smiles Dental Care
      Near Consulate of Japan, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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      Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital
      Kerala, India

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      Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
      Kolkata, India

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      Apollo Hospitals
      Hyderabad, India

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      Apollo Hospitals Chennai
      Tamil Nadu, India

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      AVSS Hospitals
      Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does any one else who has had Herceptin as a breast cancer treatment have raised liver blood test readings?
    They have ruled out cancer in the liver but cant explain my high readings for the liver blood tests. My phosphate levetls are normal and I dont drink alcohol Can anyone shed any light on this? I also take valsartin blood pressure tablets.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has been on Herceptin for years (originally diagnosed 12 years ago, on 6th diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer) and cancer was found in her liver last year, and in her colon this year. I know her liver enzyme tests aren't coming back good (don't know if that's the same test you're meaning) but they haven't linked anything to the Herceptin.

  20. QUESTION:
    On average how many people survive liver cancer?
    I have been just diagnosed with a tumor on my liver and I am waiting for the results of the MRI test to find out if it may be cancer. I am curious to know what the average percentage of people with liver cancers survive with treatment? I have searched the internet myself but I'm upset and lack the patients to sift through all the medical mumbo jumbo. Plus I am a bit confused. If someone can shed some light for me it would be greatly appreciated.
    I don't have any information to go on.

    • ANSWER:
      You have to understand giving no information to go on will only give you a vague answer. The 5 year survival rate ranges from 2.5% to 26%.

  21. QUESTION:
    Colon and Liver cancer with Hepatitis B--are there alternative medical treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi hello what ever may the type of cancer you have or need information about cancer you will fine all the solutions for that you are searching in this site, because i got many usefull informations from this site and it helped me to get well from my cancer, So go through this site to find your answers you need, stay in good health god bless you.

  22. QUESTION:
    if i don't take the hep c treatment will i for sure get liver cancer?
    I have found out i have hep c . I've known it since march 08 and i think i've had it for many, many years. My friend has it too, and she took the treatment years ago. Now she found out she has liver cancer, this is after taking good care of herself.
    So if she got liver cancer even after the treatment. Why should i do the treatment ? I've heard it was very difficult to do the treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      You should really discuss all of this with your doctor. It is not for sure that you will have liver cancer, or any complications. Some hep c drugs work for some people, while for others they don't. Treatment is difficult, but there are new drugs coming out that have less side effects. The good thing about treatment is that it can lengthen your life. Look into different types of therapy, like holistic and experimental treatment. But definitely discuss all these options with a good doctor (a specialist) and don't make a hasty decision about your health. Stay well!

  23. QUESTION:
    the best center in usa in treatment of liver cancer?
    I'm Italian I'd like to know what is the best center in the United States in research and treatment of liver cancer. is very important because before a long trip I'd like to be sure of my choice is important and please answer and sorry but my English is not good. thanks

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    We are seeking the very best treatment method for a liver cancer patient.?
    Please tell us the very best treatment method for a liver cancer patient.

    The patient is a 48-year-old Japanese male.

    We are seeking the country and hospital that can provide the best treatment for his liver cancer. The country can be anywhere on earth, and all methods are acceptable including chemotherapy, surgical removal and transplants. We need full information regarding liver cancer treatment worldwide. Thank you very much for your assistance.

    The patient’s current conditions are as follows.
    1.The patient was infected with the hepatitis C virus.
    2.July 2006 Initial occurrence: Three liver cancers were discovered and treated using radiosurgery.
    3.August 2008 Recurrence: Two liver cancers were discovered and treated with a liver resection.
    4.March 2010 Recurrence: Multiple liver cancers were discovered, and treated through transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization.
    5.April 23, 2010 Discharged from the hospital.

    Given the patient’s current conditions, it would be difficult to arrange a transplant in Japan because of the high likelihood of recurrence even after a transplant. Moreover, this case does not meet the Milan criteria. We are told that transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization, which kills 90% of the cancer cells, is the practical treatment method.

    Please tell us about the methods used outside of Japan.

    • ANSWER:
      Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md, has the best oncology department in the entire United States. In fact, they we are the top hospital in the nation for 18 years. i have seen many miracles in my time working here and people are cured of cancer here everyday. look into it.

      other than that i would look at www.clinicaltrials.gov. they have some really great experimental cancer treatments, i have been looking into those that involve dendritic cells because they are your own cells, programmed to kill cancer cells. look into it, get him into a trial.

  25. QUESTION:
    does interferon treatment make liver cancer likely in the future?
    i just heard this, i am not sure if it is true.

    • ANSWER:
      a rare but possible side effect of Interferon is Liver damage. Monitoring the liver (blood test) early in the treatment usually catches it. All drugs has possible rare side effects. Interferon has been used for almost 30 years to treat serious illness. As noted already it has had some success in treating melanoma. It also is about the only treatment for Hepatitis C.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the top leading drug products in the treatment of liver cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these links:

      http://www.onyx-pharm.com/wt/page/index

      http://www.liverfoundation.org/

  27. QUESTION:
    My mom has stage 4 liver cancer shes 72 years old. she start treatment next week.What is the survival rate?
    She first was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 years ago and was successful with surgery and treatment.Now its 4th stage liver and a small spot on the abdomen. How should I prepare myself and my family? Thanks Concern Daughter

    • ANSWER:
      Very sorry to read and say stage 4 liver cancer is the terminal stage.
      All treatment options(Very limited) are just palliative and prognosis is poor.
      You and your family must develop mental strength to face inevitable outcome.
      In such cases Hospice care is highly recommended.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where in North Carolina is the greatest expertise in the treatment of Liver Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Duke or chapel hill

  29. QUESTION:
    liver cancer treatment?
    i just found out today from my mother that my father was diagnosed and they found out that he has liver cancer,my father is an old guy he turned 83 in February, and since then i felt like a part of my world has crashed, i am living abroad and my parents are in the Philippines, so my question now is what are the chances of winning against liver cancer? what is his chances from 100%? if things dont work out how long will he have to live? i would really appreciate honesty about your answers, it really gets me so down, but i keep my hopes up and pray to God for better days to come.

    • ANSWER:
      Hepatocellular carcinoma is a primary cancer of the liver and occurs predominantly in patients with underlying chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. The cell of origin is believed to be the hepatic stem cells, although this remains the subject of investigation.1 Tumors progress with local expansion, intrahepatic spread, and distant metastases. In general, the tumors are discovered either during routine screening or when symptomatic because of their size or location. Tumors may present as a single mass lesion or as diffuse growth, which can be difficult to differentiate from the surrounding cirrhotic liver tissue and the regenerating liver nodules on imaging studies. The presentation may be caused in part by mass effect that can lead to obstruction of the biliary system or anywhere affecting the liver vasculature. Without aggressive surgical resection, ablative therapy, or liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma results in liver failure and death.
      Despite optimal treatment, hepatocellular carcinoma continues to have a high recurrence rate. Hepatocellular carcinoma recurs in 50-80% of patients following resection, the majority of which occur within 2 years.59 Careful follow-up in the postoperative period is mandatory. Early recurrence after resection is associated with a dismal prognosis, reducing 5-year survival rates from 70% to 30%.59 Factors that increase the likelihood of recurrence include the presence of multiple foci of hepatocellular carcinoma, liver capsule invasion, and tumor size (>5 cm). Vascular invasion, both microscopic and macroscopic, also correlates with a higher risk of recurrence.

      Among patients undergoing liver transplantation, the rate of recurrence is dependant upon the characteristics of the tumor in the explanted liver. Overall recurrence in patients transplanted within the Milan criteria is 4-10%.46 The majority of these recurrences occur early (8-14 mo); however, up to 30% of recurrences may occur late.60 In these patients, 23% develop intrahepatic-only recurrence, 39% develop both intrahepatic and extrahepatic recurrence, and 39% develop extrahepatic–only recurrence. Common extrahepatic sites of metastatic disease include lung, bone, CNS, and adrenal glands. Resection in the posttransplant population can be accomplished in up to one third of patients. In those patients who undergo successful resection, 4-year survival rates increase from 14% to 57%, justifying an aggressive approach.64

      Unfortunately, no established guidelines exist regarding the frequency of imaging procedures in the postoperative period. In general, a CT scan at 1 month postresection should be obtained to ensure complete tumor clearance. Following this initial scan, serum alpha-fetoprotein measurements and repeat imaging studies (eg, ultrasound, CT, MRI) should be obtained every 3-6 months depending on the likelihood of recurrence. After 2-3 years, it appears safe to increase the follow-up interval.

  30. QUESTION:
    liver cancer - has anyone successfully used a treatment called enhanced zeolite?
    I have read so much about alternative treatments and really need to know if anyone has tried successfully to reduce large tumours?
    What a poor first answer, no need for the thick sarcasm or 'smart' remarks,..I don't need a biology lesson, I simply asked for anyone who had used this treatment, fortunately you don't need to ask such questions.

    • ANSWER:
      RF ablation has been known to reduce tumor mass in the liver. Read up on S. Nahum Goldberg, M.D.at BIDMC, he is the most published on the technique.

      Radiofrequency, Chemotherapy Prove Effective Duo in Destroying Tumors
      Released: June 19, 2003

      At A Glance

      Rats survived three times longer when their cancer tumors were treated with combined chemotherapy and radio-frequency ablation (RFA).
      Doctors have seen a 25 percent increase in liver tumor destruction among 25 patients treated with combined RFA/chemotherapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

      Media Contacts:
      Maureen Morley
      (630) 590-7754
      mmorley@rsna.org Heather Babiar
      (630) 590-7738
      hbabiar@rsna.org

      NEW YORK - Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with chemotherapy is currently being used to treat malignant liver tumors at a Boston hospital on the basis of results from a new study appearing in the July issue of the journal Radiology.

      The minimally invasive, outpatient procedure is performed on primary liver cancer or colon cancer tumors that have spread to the liver of patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

      "It's exciting that a simple, image-guided technique, along with chemotherapy, can enhance the area of tumor killed," said Jonathan B. Kruskal, M.D., Ph.D., section chief of abdominal imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess and associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "Our research shows that we are now able to treat larger tumors with this combined therapy."

      RFA uses heat to destroy malignant tumors. After sedating the patient, radiologists locate the tumor with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. A four- to 10-inch-long electrode, similar to a biopsy needle, is guided into the center of a tumor via imaging. The electrode delivers radiofrequency current to heat and destroy the tumor tissue.

      Dr. Kruskal co-authored the Radiology study, which indicated that with the addition of chemotherapy, tumors larger than five centimeters can be treated with RFA and that partially destroying tumors with RFA slows tumor growth and improves survival.

      "Large tumors are typically not considered amenable to RFA treatment. Our results suggest that they may well be," he said.

      The research, performed by Guiseppe D'Ippolito, M.D., and colleagues under the direction of S. Nahum Goldberg, M.D., the senior author of the study, was the first randomized controlled study on combined RFA and chemotherapy treatments in animals. Dr. Kruskal presented it today during a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) media briefing on image-guided therapies.

      Liposomal doxorubicin (a chemotherapeutic agent) and RFA were used to treat breast tumors implanted into 49 rats and grown from 10 days to two weeks. The animals were divided into four treatment groups: RFA only, doxorubicin only, RFA combined with doxorubicin, and a control group receiving no treatment.

      Doxorubicin is dispensed in fat droplets, which circulate through the body and find the tumor, helping to destroy it. When doxorubicin was combined with RFA, results showed a reduction in tumor growth rates and a tripling in the average survival rate compared with the group receiving no treatment.

      "The survival of animals increased from nine days in the control group to 27 days with the combined therapy," Dr. Kruskal said. "This study opens up the possibilities of using other drug cocktails with RFA to kill tumors and to treat tumors outside of the liver."

      RFA is a good option for treating liver tumors. Many people with liver tumors are not appropriate candidates for surgery because their tumors are too widespread or inaccessible or because of their poor physical health. They also may not be candidates for a liver transplant.

      A liver tumor can be ablated with radiofrequency in about 30 to 60 minutes, without affecting the liver's normal tissue. RFA is a one- to three-hour outpatient procedure that can be used to treat recurrent liver tumors. It is less risky than surgery, can be performed without general anesthesia and causes minimal discomfort. Patients can most often go home the same day.

      Risks associated with RFA include bleeding and injury to other organs and "post-ablation" syndrome, which includes flu-like symptoms.

      Beth Israel Deaconess is currently the only hospital providing combined RFA and liposomal chemotherapy, according to Dr. Kruskal. Approximately 25 patients have been treated with the combined therapy by Dr. Goldberg, director of the tumor ablation program at Beth Israel Deaconess, and they are seeing a 25 percent increase in the volume of tumor destruction. Based on these results, Drs. Goldberg and Kruskal are planning further studies, including a large clinical study comparing RFA alone to RFA combined with liposomal chemotherapy.

      "RFA has been used worldwide for the last five or six years to treat tumors up to five centimeters," Dr. Kruskal said. "With the new combined therapy, where patients are given doxorubicin intravenously prior to the start of RFA, physicians will be able to treat larger tumors, up to eight centimeters."

      The purpose of this study, partly funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, was to determine whether combined intravenous liposomal doxorubicin and RFA decreased tumor growth and increased endpoint survival - that is, from the start of treatment until the tumor reached three centimeters. Following treatment, tumors were measured every two to three days until they reached three centimeters.

      The rats that received RFA and doxorubicin had a mean endpoint survival of 27 days. Rats receiving either RFA or injections of doxorubicin had an endpoint survival of 16 days. The control group, with no treatment, reached endpoint survival at 10 days.

      Radiology is a monthly scientific journal devoted to clinical radiology and allied sciences. The journal is edited by Anthony V. Proto, M.D., School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. Radiology is owned and published by the Radiological Society of North America Inc. (http://radiology.rsnajnls.org)

      The RSNA is an association of more than 33,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The Society's headquarters are located at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Ill. 60523-2251. (http://www.rsna.org)

      For information on radiology procedures and therapies, visit www.RadiologyInfo.org.

      # # #

      "Percutaneous Tumor Ablation: Reduced Tumor Growth with Combined Radio-Frequency Ablation and Liposomal Doxorubicin in a Rat Breast Tumor Model." Collaborating with Dr. Kruskal on this study were Nahum Goldberg, M.D.; Giuseppe D'Ippolito, M.D.; Muneeb Ahmed, M.D.; Geoffrey D. Girnun, Ph.D.; Keith E. Stuart, M.D.; and Elkan F. Halpern, Ph.D.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why is secondary liver cancer from the colon so hard to treat?
    My friend's Dad has received bad news about liver cancer and she's having a hard time processing the information.

    I've looked on google but I cannot find something that simply explains why liver cancer (secondary) is so hard to treat.

    Her Dad has two small spots on his liver and feels good but there are no treatments for him left. His CEA is very high (100+). She's struggling with understanding why two small spots cannot be treated. Anyone have an articles online that explains it?

    • ANSWER:
      He does not have "liver cancer" but metatstatic (Stage IV) colon cancer. The spots in the liver are colon cancer cells, not liver cancer cells. Yes it seems trivial, why not just operate and take them out, but many years of experience has shown us that this treatment is futile. The patient is put at risk during the operation and his life will not be lengthened at all by removing the two spots. The two spots you see on the imaging are only the tip of an iceberg; there are many more cancer cells growing and spreading, and we can not operate to remove them all.
      Your friend's father will almost certainly die of colon cancer, but no one knows when. There are some very effective treatments for Stage IV colon cancer that can let him live a productive and happy life for a few years. My advice is to get the very best care he can and to live every moment he has left as well as he can. You can play a part in this too, help your friend through this, tell her to cherish every moment she still has with him. Take trips, throw parties, bake cakes, celebrate his life, and live! Good luck to you all.

  32. QUESTION:
    Which is best treatment for pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis? Could anyone help….?
    My Father has pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis and doctors told that it’s in IV stage, which is better treatment to survive him for some more days? Chemo therapy or ayurvedic medicines? The chemo will show its bad effects. I heard that in ayurvedic, Graviola substance medicine will decrease the growth of tumor cell. So please any one suggest the best process. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing in Western scientific medicine works well in this situation - stage IV pancreatic carcinoma with liver metastases, so Hindu traditional "alternative" medicine would work as well as anything. Nothing is likely to work well if the diagnosis is correct. If this were my father or myself, I would rely on supportive/symptomatic measures - give him whatever he can or wants to eat and use opiates
      to best effect for comfort. Nothing is likely to buy any added time.
      The key is to provide as much comfort as possible for the weeks or months that may be left. If he believes in ancient "ayurvedic" medicine, there could be some placebo effect that will make him think he is doing better. Western chemotherapy in this situation causes more harm than good in my opinion - - it is a terrible placebo to use - - just to make patients or family members believe "something is being done."

  33. QUESTION:
    is there any treatment for liver cancer in india in any therapy or anyother alternative?
    one of my nearest has been detected liver cancer recently. please advise me if anyone knows its permanent treatment and advise me whether it is curable. If not what is the maximum survival rate of such patient

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the amount the cancer has spread. It also depends on the availablity on a possible donor who might be able to donate part of their liver. The liver is one of those organs that a person does not have to be dead to donate. A portion of a liver can be implanted and the patient and the donor will both regrow what is missing.
      Unfortunately, the liver is tied into many parts of the body such as the lymphatic system. This gives the cancer a lot of opportunity to spread. The first order of business would be a round of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the cancer and attempt to kill off any possible spread of the cancer. There comes a balance though between treating the cancer and staying healthy enough for a transplant. If the patient becomes too weak from the chemo then operating is not an option until they become stronger. There are treatments that increase the red blood cell count that can make a patient stronger though that you can use during chemo to keep them healthy enough for surgery.
      Discuss all options with your doctors.
      If at all possible, the best cancer treatment center I know of is in the United States in Houston, Texas. MD Anderson specializes in creating 'cancer survivors'.

  34. QUESTION:
    Tell me more about liver and lung tumors, how many types of cancer, treatment options?
    My mom just found out that she has type II diabetes, 5 or 6 tumors in her liver and 5 or 6 tumors in her lungs. They did a liver biopsy on Fri. and they're doing a MRI on Monday of her brain and a bone scan and mamogram also. They also want to check her colon. Is this serious? She had cervical cancer about 18 years ago and had surgery to remove it. How many types of cancer and what are the treatment options for her condition. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      What they have found with your Mom is definitely serious, which is why they want to do all of the tests you mention.

      There seem to be new cancers discovered every year, so there is no simple answer as to how many cancers there are. The treatments are surgery, radiation with x-rays, and chemo-therapy. There are also alternative medicine approaches which occasionally work for cases that are not advanced.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a close friend with liver cancer he goes soon for treatment they shoot radiation through his main ?
    artery . Does anyone no anything about this and what a persons chances are. He doesn't act like he is very hope full in a full recovery. And the cancer is in both sides of his liver.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    is this a normal form of treatment for secondary liver cancer?
    Primary cancer-bowel
    Secondary-liver

    treatment from Kings College Hosp- medication,diet sheets,plus self injecting twice a day

    been told its not curable,but is managable and can live with it.
    what do you think?
    its my mother in law.i will find out more and let you know.
    she has 7 tumours-main one top of the bowel-removed with surgery/4 smaller in bowel,2 on liver.
    i think the treatment sounds at odds with what ive read
    ok, ive been told she will have surgery,the injections are to get rid of her jaundice,the diet sheets are just telling her what foods are good for her -like protein rich foods,and she cant eat seratin or products with nuts. she is being offered a new drug treatement which begins with B-its expensive and from Germany. She will need to stay in hosp twice a week for this treatment.no chemo has been offered as of yet

    • ANSWER:
      The primary treatment is to treat the primary disease which is usually 5-FU combined with other drugs, There are ongoing random trials using hepatic arterial infusion for disease in the liver, What you are receiving is not standard treatment. Your doctor should have gone over your options with you so that you may make an informed choice. What are you injecting yourself with?

  37. QUESTION:
    Treatments for stage 4 liver cancer with unknown primary, suspect lung or colon and has metasized to bone?
    My mother has this and they've said chemo will not change her prognosis. If she gets the chemo, there is a 4 out of 5 chance it won't work, if she gets it there is a 1 out of 5 chance it will. It will most likely make her sick while she is on it, and if it does work it will only extend her life about 3 to 8 months if it goes into hybernation, but it will eventually return. her life expectancy is less than 6 months, chemo may only extend it a few months. If she gets radiation to the bones where she is in a lot of pain, she will feel better in a few doses, and with her pain meds she will feel pretty well for a while with almost no side effects, except fatique, but it will not extend life and she could have less than 3 months of survival. She doesn't really want the chemo, and neither does my Dad, for them quality of life is more important then length, and she doesn't want people to see her go through the chemo. Does anyone have info on this what would u do? we have second opinion friday

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry for your situation. The doctors are right with what they are saying if they cant locate the primary cancer they wont know what type of chemo to give your mum so it will be trial and error which i def dont recommend. Stage four cancer is incurable and almost certainly terminal. once cancer has reached the liver the life expectancy is less than a year, this happened to my Mum. Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last may. It was in her liver lung and kidney they couldn't find the primary cancer either. they eventually did and it was diagnosed ads kidney cancer, Mum pasted away 4 months from first diagnosis aged 60. i agree with your mum and dad if chemo is only going to extend her life a few months i wouldn't go thru the pain and trauma it will make her sicker than the cancer itself and will make her bed ridden. Mum went on a trail drug for 2 weeks and it was the worst thing we could have done she lost all dignity and control of her bodily functions it was terrible. definitely get your second opinion. contact me if you need support or info. xx

  38. QUESTION:
    liver cancer during chemotherapy?
    Is it possible for liver cancer to form (childhood liver cancer) during treatment for leukemia?

    I guess what I want to know is: is it possible to form another type of cancer (related or not) while undergoing treatment for another type, or does the chemotherapy the child is on prevent a different cancer from forming too?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Stage 1 liver cancer...best treatment?
    Does anyone know how stage 1 liver cancer is best treated? Is chemo a typical treatment? If so how long do you need to have chemo for? Will you lose your hair?

    • ANSWER:
      At that stage, I think you can still have a surgery first which will take the whole tumor out of your liver. Chemo is best to have after the surgery in order to clean the organ for leftover tumors.

  40. QUESTION:
    any docs know about radiation treatment for liver cancer tumor, and tumors in the spine up to skull?
    My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. her test results so far has showed tumors up her spine into her cranium, not in the brain, in the bone, and a tumor in the liver. She is having a hip replacement on Friday and a rod put into her leg down to her knee, they are also taking a bone biospy then. she will see onocologist a week later to discuss treatments. the surgeon told her that she shouldn't stop fighting, and that the radiation could take care of those tumors, what do you think? any doctors in the house?

    • ANSWER:
      she and you might feel more comforted and confident if she gets a second opinion from another Oncologist

      Good Luck and hugs to both of you

  41. QUESTION:
    GLUCERNA SHAKE is required for liver cancer treatment. Pls. let me know where can be available in Mumbai,India

    • ANSWER:
      It is made and distributed in India by:
      India
      Abbott Laboratories (India) Ltd.
      17R Kamani Marg
      Mumbai
      Bombay 400 001, India
      Main # 91-22-267-2159
      Fax # 91-22-265-8313

  42. QUESTION:
    my grandmother was just told that she hs stromal stomach, liver and colon cancer ,she said no treatments,but?
    she would have surgery if it wasnt to invasive , it is avanced how long can someone live with this at73 years of age with no treatments only surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      It is doubtful she has 3 cancers at the same time. She probably has 1 cancer in 3 places and it is most likely colon cancer. Surgery is invasive, but without it there will be no relief from her symptoms. Age has little to do with survival it’s the extent of the disease that matters most. There is no way of knowing how long anyone survives patients surprise doctors all the time. However, a rough estimate, if it is an adenocarcinoma, would be about a year. If the stomach invasion is more than they think it would be less. The doctor will know more after surgery.

  43. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with liver cancer? Without treatment?
    My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of October 2008. After emergency surgery to remove her colon, the doctors informed us that it had metastasized to her liver (completely filling it) as well as the outer wall of her pelvic bone, and lungs. She is half way through her 3rd round of chemo, and she is so severely sick all the time from it, in and out of the hospital, that she has decided to stop treatment. She would be on Chemo for the rest of her life, so she has decided this is no way to live. She is only 48 years old, and has been so healthy prior to this.. I know I should be asking her doctor, but he is impossible to get a hold of, and always resists giving any sort of time line to us.. I was wondering how long it usually takes for someones liver to fail when it is consumed with cancer? And how long it usually takes for a person to pass away after their liver fails?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors are extremely reluctant to discuss timelines for terminally ill patients. It serves no constructive purpose to do so.

      The reality of metastasized cancer is that it is generally terminal. Whether the patient receives treatment or not, the outcome is going to be the same. Treatment may extend life somewhat, but if it comes at the cost of great patient discomfort, then what is the point?

      The focus of treatment should shift to quality of life in these situations. Choosing to cease some or all treatment, so as to improve the patient's general well being, is a logical choice.

      It is extremely difficult for patients to confront such terrible situations, as it is for their families. Try to be strong for all of your family members, especially your Mom.

      The attached link to the Merck Manual provides treatment and prognosis information for colorectal cancer.

  44. QUESTION:
    Gleevec as treatment for liver cancer ?
    Gleecec has not been tested on liver cancer as I know.

    A man ,I know ,had liver cancer.

    He would not take chemo.

    The doctor gave him Gleevec.

    It stopped his cancer.

    I read that he would have been dead in one year .

    He has to continue to take Gleevec.

    He has been alive for 15 years now.

    • ANSWER:
      There is research being done on it, with some success. But it has not been around for 15 years yet. More like 7 or 8 on the market. So you buddy got his first 7.5 from something else.

  45. QUESTION:
    Effectiveness of Xeloda and Avastin Combo As Primary Treatment for colon cancer that has spread to liver?
    Xeloda tablets daily and Avastin 2xmonth intervenous. How effective is this as a primary treatment for colon cancer that has matastized to the liver. Cancer is inoperable and also harsher chem/radiation regimens are not possible due to poor health and severe renal problems. Cancer was operated on some time back so it is not present in the colon. Just the liver.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't really know, but for what it's worth, I've included you in prayers to Jehovah God that he portion out some Holy Spirit upon you to help you deal withwhat you're going through.
      God Bless and thanks for reading.

  46. QUESTION:
    treatment of liver cancer in USA?
    I'm Italian,I'd like to know what is the best center in the United States in research and treatment of liver cancer. is very important because before a long trip I'd like to be sure of my choice is important and please answer and sorry but my English is not good. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the non-sensical answer by "Mark" above. He cannot be a doctor.
      - - - -
      Strange - in this computer information age - that people would think that one university medical center would be better than another at treating a specific type of malignancy. Even as a medical oncologist at five community hospitals, I had access to investigational treatments via journals and as a National Cancer Institute Investigator in the U.S.
      - - - -
      Your English writing is better than some Americans - and better than most of us can write Italian.
      - - - -
      Any university medical center can try investigational treatments for hepatic carcinoma.
      All of these physicians have access to the latest clinical trials and the latest medications. I had access to these even in Asheville, North Carolina.
      - - - -
      Best of luck in this battle.
      Go somewhere that is comfortable for you.
      In the USA, you will need a great deal of money for treatment.
      Prices for medical care are outrageous here.
      Doctors charge 0 or 0 - hoping to collect 0 here.
      Our medical reimbursement system is ridiculous.

  47. QUESTION:
    treatment for liver and lung cancer?
    My mother(aged 53) has been diognised with liver cancer, which has spread to her lungs too . I am extremely disturbed and dont know what to do .

    Pl let me know of all the possible approaches for her treatment.......... Pl help.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to rush her to a cancer hospital for treatment before it goes out of control. hurry up i wish her a speedy recovery.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why should liver cancer research and treatment be funded?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi H Logic

      We shouldnt be financing any cancer research with drugs, surgery, or chemo involved. THere are plenty of other options to help assist people overcoming disease. Here is a good article on CANCER is BIG BUSINESS.

      "The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society have misled and confused the public and Congress by repeated false claims that we are winning the war against cancer -- claims made to create public and Congressional support for massive increases in budgetary appropriations." Dr. Epstein MD

      For the first time, the American public will find out the truth behind the much-acclaimed "War Against Cancer" in a thoroughly documented expose of the policies and priorities of the cancer establishment -- the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). "THE POLITICS OF CANCER Revisited"challenges misleading claims that we have "turned the tide against cancer" and shows how the establishment is largely responsible for losing the winnable war against cancer. With equal accuracy and vigor, the book provides vital information -- long ignored or trivialized by the cancer establishment -- on a wide range of avoidable causes of cancer and on how readers and their families can protect themselves against cancer.

      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/cancer2.htm#politics

      Best of health to you

  49. QUESTION:
    My mom's cancer may have spread to her leg bone and liver. What treatment options does she have?
    My mom, a smoker aged 61, had a kidney removed some two years ago because of kidney cancer. A recent CT scan has shown signs that cancer may have spread to her leg bone and liver. I am anxious to know what effective treatment options are available.

    • ANSWER:
      You should call Cancer Treatments of America, they have alternative cancer treatments. Or look it up on Cancer treatment of america.com, I hope this helps, good luck & give your mother my best wishes!

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a great cancer treatment center?
    My uncle was recently diagnosed with colon cancer stage four, liver cancer, pancreas cancer and brain cancer. He also has diabetes. Doctors say he has probably had this for about eight years, but was never diagnosed. He is given only two months to live. Anyone know of any centers, treatments or survival stories that apply?
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:


Lung Cancer Alternative Cures

It is one of most common causes of death among all diseases. Lung Cancer Survival RateThere is no cure for the ailment; however, treatments are available, which can extend your life for five years or even longer, depending on the cancer's severity. At the first hint of lung cancer, you should consult your doctor, immediately. The earlier you receive treatment, the bigger your chances of surviving.

Medical Procedures

The best treatments are found in the hospital. Doctors have a number of remedies, with each concerning a particular stage of the cancer. Early stages can be treated through surgery. The surgeon will extract the cancer tissue from the affected lung and foster healing after. Chemotherapy is given, if surgery is rendered useless to stop cancer. Chemicals are shot into the affected areas, which eat away at the cancer cells. Radiotherapy is also an option, as radiation is used to obliterate cancer tissue. It is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy, in effect, raising a patient's chance of survival. Yet another option is pneumonectomy, which entails to the removal of the entire lung. The procedure is undertaken if cancer tissue has overwhelmed much of the area.

Natural Medicine and Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Secrets Revealed Click here

Aside from going under the knife, there is another form of treatment for this cancer - natural medicine. They, of course, aren't as effective as surgery and chemotherapy; however, they are said to halt the spread of cancer cells, even kill them off when taken at specific doses. Vinegar and food rich in fructose can help stop and prevent cancer. Eating much of these substances would certainly help, especially for chain smokers. Other natural forms of treatment are acetic, amino, and citric acids. Include them in your diet, to help prevent the development of cancer cells in your lungs.

Haste doesn't Make Waste

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases. Medical researchers continually devote much of their work, until an effective cure is found. Until such is discovered, you have to do your best to avoid the disease. If you've already contracted this cancer, go to the hospital and have your lungs treated. Your haste might spell the difference for the operation's success.

It is one of most common causes of death among all diseases. There is no cure for the ailment; however, treatments are available, which can extend your life for five years or even longer, depending on the cancer's severity. At the first hint of lung cancer, you should consult your doctor, immediately. The earlier you receive treatment, the bigger your chances of surviving.

Medical Procedures

The best treatments are found in the hospital. Doctors have a number of remedies, with each concerning a particular stage of the cancer. Early stages can be treated through surgery. The surgeon will extract the cancer tissue from the affected lung and foster healing after. Chemotherapy is given, if surgery is rendered useless to stop cancer. Chemicals are shot into the affected areas, which eat away at the cancer cells. Radiotherapy is also an option, as radiation is used to obliterate cancer tissue. It is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy, in effect, raising a patient's chance of survival. Yet another option is pneumonectomy, which entails to the removal of the entire lung. The procedure is undertaken if cancer tissue has overwhelmed much of the area.

Natural Medicine and Lung Cancer

Aside from going under the knife, there is another form of treatment for this cancer - natural medicine. They, of course, aren't as effective as surgery and chemotherapy; however, they are said to halt the spread of cancer cells, even kill them off when taken at specific doses. Vinegar and food rich in fructose can help stop and prevent cancer. Eating much of these substances would certainly help, especially for chain smokers. Other natural forms of treatment are acetic, amino, and citric acids. Include them in your diet, to help prevent the development of cancer cells in your lungs.

Haste doesn't Make Waste

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases. Medical researchers continually devote much of their work, until an effective cure is found. Until such is discovered, you have to do your best to avoid the disease. If you've already contracted this cancer, go to the hospital and have your lungs treated. Your haste might spell the difference for the operation's success.

lung cancer treatment breakthroughs Click here

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?
    They just found a lump behind my breast bone in the lymph node, I'm waiting for petscan. Looking for any and all information connected with lung cancer cures and the statistics on the area where it is. What are my chances? All information will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no known cures for lung cancer, sorry!

  2. QUESTION:
    Help! My best friends' father has lung cancer. Do you know alternative cures?
    I am very worried about my friend and her family. Her father has lung cancer and he had an operation and one of the lungs was removed because it was too damaged. Since then they have tried all kinds of medical therapies, chemotherapy, pills and the results are not good. Now the cancer have attacked the lung that was not removed. Doctors say he has still a chance to live, but they are not so sure how much. So, I was wondering does anybody know some alternative methods of curing cancer. He eats healthy food now. Do you know something that can help? I know that there are people in the world that have won the battle against cancer. If you who are reading this already have done that, please share your experience. We would be very grateful.

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to lung cancer its not about a cure, its about preventive measures. i have many friends who smoke. I constantly inform them of the harm that smoking will cause to them. They just don't get it till its to late.

  3. QUESTION:
    IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS USED ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CANCER?
    MY BROTHER JUST FOUND OUT HE HAS STAGE IV LUNG CANCER. CAN ANY ONE HELP ON ALTERNATIVE CURES.? DOES THE CELLECT-BUDWIG PROTOCAL WORK? OR THE CESIUM CHLORIDE? ANY HELP? ANY SUGGESTIONS? PRAY FOR US.

    • ANSWER:
      you can find help at http://411mms.com click on the "mms professional prompt" and study the info in detail.due to fda rules,I cannot tell you more....

  4. QUESTION:
    best alternative cancer treatment for mesothelioma?
    Alternative cures for lung cancer with best cure rates

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as “cure rates” for a specific treatment. There are response rates and survival rates. Once a treatment has proven it works it is no longer alternative. If you are interested in a treatment going through this process talk to your doctor about a clinical trial.

  5. QUESTION:
    alternative cure for my mothers lung cancer - it has spread to lymph nodes and drs don't have any treatment?
    options that offer any hope.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately not. A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354

      And sometimes alternative therapy is worse than palliative treatment, both in terms of survival length as well as quality of life: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19687327?dopt=Abstract

  6. QUESTION:
    Does cancer alternative remedies work? Do you know of someone cured this way?What would you like to ask?
    Big pharma doesn't want us to hurt their profits. They don't want to cure anything. None of the cancer foundations ahve found a cure. The heart, lung, foundaitons have found no cures. They're so "close" Just a few more hundred billion and another 100 years and we might do it. But we're so close. cancertruth(dot)cum and learn the truth. Let's close the doors to big pharma.
    You got brain cancer or any kind of cancer contact this guy Ty Bollinger at www.cancertruth.net
    By the way if you leave a remark or statement leave me an emails to contact you. I can't send emails in here. So do that or fuck you

    • ANSWER:
      Let's imagine for just a moment that your charge has merit; What would be the consequence?

      Obviously, NOBODY who was a high-ranking officer, a worker, or a sweet smiling grandchild of someone involved in this conspiracy would die an agonizing death from cancer, right?

      But every day they do.

      So you, my friend, are full of sh*t......

      Ty Bollinger is the scum of the Earth, trying to profit from sick people.... If you have any b*lls you will pray for him to get cancer and be treated with his own ideas instead of promoting his lies.

      What could he possibly have to lose following the advice he suggests other people follow?

      Wake the heck up!

  7. QUESTION:
    is ther really any cures for samll cell lung cancers?
    my dad has small cell lung cancer and also a tumor found in hi sbrain they want to start chemo and radiation for the tumor in his head .. he is 73 and i am wondering if there is some other options and if any one kows of some good treatments to go along with this maybe alternative treatments we can do from home or buy to help him

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that.

      You may well be recommended several 'alternative cancer treatments' from alternative medicine enthusiasts on this board.

      I can 100% guarantee you, though, that not one of them will have successfully used whatever they recommend to treat their own cancer, nor will they personally know anyone who has.

      Not only that, but some of the 'alternative cancer treatments' that often get recommended on here are not only ineffective, but dangerous. Apricot kernels/Laetrile, for example - dangerous because they contain cyanide, and proven to be completely ineffective against cancer.

      If you are tempted by any particular 'alternative treatment', I recommend that you do a search on this website for some facts, before investing money, hope and (most important of all for a cancer patient) time in useless and possibly dangerous 'cures':

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

      EDIT:** There you go! Told you it wouldn't be long before someone recommended some completely ineffective, wacky 'alternatives'.

      The Italian oncologist Nosey refers to is Tullio Simoncini; claims that cancer is a fungus that can be cured by baking soda .

      He bases bases his 'theory' that cancer is a fungus on the fact that whenever he sees a cancerous tumour in the body, the lumps are "always white." And fungus is white. That and that alone. You couldn't make it up.

      Following the death of a patient whom Simoncini had treated at a Dutch clinic, his license to practice medicine was withdrawn in 2003, and in 2006 he was convicted by an Italian judge for wrongful death and swindling.

      And no, he is not curing people with his quack treatment. Here is some information about him:

      http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160724 (that picture looks familiar!)

      http://www.cancertreatmentwatch.org/reports/simoncini.shtml

      http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/08/a_fungus_among_us_in_oncology.php

      S/he also tells you to see a homeopath. In fact, though I have no time for homeopathy, I know that you would have a hard time finding one who claimed that homeopathy could cure cancer. Only those homeopaths willing to exploit desperate people for profit make such claims.

      EDIT2**

      Reikigirl suggests you google Hulda Clark. Clark claimed to be able to cure all cancers. She died in 2009 - of cancer. She was a wicked fraud who made a mint lying to desperate and vulnerable people; here's a link to a previous question about the old fraud, with some excellent answers

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110202162431AAb3bdy

  8. QUESTION:
    Ayurvedic Treatment for lung cancer?
    Hello Friends,

    My father is confirmed to be lung cancer and doctor’s suggested as next step for chemotheraphy .

    I would like to know if any better alternatives available to cure and increase the span of life. Please suggest me if you have any information regarding the same.

    Highly appreciate your response.

    Regards
    Vijay

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Sir,

      I am sorry to note about the Lung cancer of your father. As rightly told by him the next right step would be only giving Chemotherapy. You should proceed with this treatment. It is the tendency of the relatives of the patients to try for alternate treatments and i was also doing the same thing.

      The Chemotherapy and Radiationtherapy does not have any connection or interating with other types of treatments.

      Baba Ramdev of Hardwar claim to have cured many cancer patients of all types and his address is -
      DIVYA YOG MANDIR (TRUST)
      PATANJALI YOGPEETH (TRUST)
      OFFICE : MAHARSHI DAYANAND GRAM,
      DELHI-HARDWAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY,
      NEAR BAHADARABAD,
      HARDWAR-249402
      UTTRAKHAND, INDIA.

      I have also seen a Herbal treatement by Sri Gurubala Clinit, T.Nagar (Near Bus stand) (Dr. Sri Sridhar) and I have recommended some patients to him and they are alright now. I do not know if these alternate medicines cured them or the usual Chem and Radiations. Anyway our intention is our patient should get cured and I suggest you to try these sources also in addition giving Chemo and Radiation without fail. - Best of luck -

  9. QUESTION:
    What kind of options are out there for Stage IV Lung Cancer?
    I know that a cure from cancer is a VERY controversial subject today, and I know the claimed reason why. But when you have someone you love who is diagnosed with an advanced, inoperable and "incurable" disease, you tend to look for options. Any and all options. The conventional doctors have left him with no hope of recovery, and have given him the option of chemotherapy merely for palliative care only. So we are looking into all other alternatives. What kind of things have been proved true to work? What options are out there? Have any studies been done? Where can we find accurate statistics showing those who actually have had Stage IV lung cancer and gone into remission? Thank you for any and all help! God bless you!

    • ANSWER:
      That's the problem. There is no documented scientific evidence that any alternative has ever worked on even one patient . . what you hear about are 'testimonials' . . these are people who make primarily unsubstantiated claims . . the problem is that when something isn't written down in a clear concise record than people tend to have faulty memories. There are some alternatives that are just plain 'get rich' off the desperately ill schemes, but than there are some alternatives that very may have some type of benefit to cancer patients and their role is yet undetermined.

      So there are no accurate statistics available of any patient who has had Stage IV lung cancer and gone into remission.

      Your best bet at this point is to reach out to the Lung cancer support groups . . these are patients located all over the world who come together online to share information and lend support. These groups are filled with knowledgeable patients, the majority of whom have already done much research and can offer you some guidance.

      You can start with Lung Cancer Alliance:
      http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/

      Another good support group is at ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources)

      ACOR: The Lung Cancer Online Support Group
      http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR.EXE?A0=LUNG-ONC

      Check the ACOR list for the specific type of lung cancer you need information for . . sometimes there are online groups for that specific type.

      We lost our teenage son to advanced abdominal sarcoma . . already a stage IV at diagnosis . . so I do understand exactly what you are asking.

  10. 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:

  11. QUESTION:
    Found web www.ismaelwater.com many testimony Cured cancer. Anybody have idea is it real ?
    I am very intersted. Actually one of my relatives with Lungs Cancer stage 4, afraid Chemo therapy, tried it for the last 3 weeks. She start feeling less pains from Her back, sleep normal at night and can walk without assistance, although still not able to return to Her job, but improving daily. The one thing She notice about some skin blistered appeared. I want to inform everybody in this world maybe, Here the answer for chemo alternative. I wish somebody more intelligent than me knowledgeable will give idea how exactly possibly works.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, Monkeydamor is right - it's a new twist on an old scam, and the link you provide is to a poorly-written site trying to sell us stuff.

      The plural of anecdote is not data; unsubstantiated testimonials on the internet mean nothing.

      Sadly wherever there is cancer there is an unscrupulous charlatan eager to part desperate and vulnerable people from their money. This is one such scam

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anyone gone or heard of Thien Thao Chinese Herbs located in Houston,Tx?
    My little sister has had several different cancers and right now she has a very aggressive lung cancer. Tumors are wrapped around her windpipe and a major artery and we have been told that she can't have surgery anymore because the tumors are too big. She is being treated at MD Anderson in Houston,Tx and she is going to receive radiation and chemotherapy. My parents heard that herbs and alternative medicine could help "cure" the tumors and that vitamin B12 and Cat's Claw would help too. We really don't know what else to do, my sister is only 15 and she is very scared. If anyone has any information on Thien Thao Chinese Herbs that would help out a lot because my parents are thinking of taking her there. Thank You so much.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so so sorry to hear about your sister. I can only imagine how desperate you and your family are feeling.

      Unfortunately there are always unscrupulous people waiting to make money out of desperation like yours by selling untested, unproven and sometimes dangerous 'alternatives'.

      Cat's claw is one such unproven treatment:

      http://www.ncahf.org/articles/c-d/catsclaw.html

      I think when you say vitamin B12 you may be thinking of the non-existent vitamin B17; this name was invented to give credibility to Laetrile, a brand name for apricot kernels. There is not a scrap of evidence that this helps in the treatment of cancer, and much evidence that it does not. Apricot kernels contain cyanide, so in addition to being useless, they are dangerous:

      . http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/laetrile.html

      I haven't heard of Thien Thao Chinese Herbs, but I do know that no herbs of any kind have been proven to be of help in treating cancer.

      I urge you to be wary of stories of miraculous cures on sites and in literature promoting these alternatives. You have no way of knowing if the person ever had cancer in the first place, or even if they are still alive.

      I'm sure that the people who have recommended these treatments to your family are well-meaning people, concerned for your sister and anxious to help. But they are misguided. Alternative medicine is a multi-million pound industry, and above all they want your cash.

      Again, I am so sorry about your sister; I hope so much that the chemotherapy and radiotherapy she is about to have are effective. My best wishes to her and to all of you.

  13. QUESTION:
    Brandt Grape Cure?
    Has anyone heard of this cure for cancer? Does anyone know if it works? If not, does anyone know a good alternative (no chemo or radiation) treatment for lung cancer? My grandmother was diagnosed with stage four a few days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Stephen Barrett MD of Quackwatch has this to say about the Brandt diet:

      'There is no scientific evidence that the Johanna Brandt's "Grape Cure" has any value. Even worse, her recommended diet is deficient in most essential nutrients and can cause constipation, diarrhea, cramps, and weight loss that is undesirable for cancer patients. The only nutrients present in significant amounts in grapes are carbohydrates, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C [9,10]. Brandt even describes how her diet is a form of starvation, but she claims that is desirable! Pages 66 and 67 of her book state:

      Under the Grape Diet, [the disease] should run its full course within a month or six weeks. The patient loses weight to an extent that would be alarming if he did not understand the principle of the Cure. While on the first stage of the Grape Diet, nothing should be administered to make him gain weight -- no food of any kind except the grape. In advanced cases it is sometimes by reducing him to a virtual skeleton that the disease may be overcome. When in severe cases he has reached this point, there is nothing left for the cancer to live on and it usually disappears spontaneously.'

      For the full article go to:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/grape.html

      In fact, do a search on Quackwatch for some facts whenever you are tempted by a particular 'alternative' therapy, before investing money, hope and (most dangerous of all) time in something that will almost certainly be ineffective, and may possibly be dangerous.

      The fact is, not one single person has been proved to have been cured by the Brandt method. Please be wary of unsubstantiated testimonials on websites - you have no way of knowing whether the person actually had cancer, much less that they are cured.

      Most people who genuinely believe they were cured by alternative treatments actually went through conventional treatment too, but choose to attribute the improvement in their condition to whatever other therapy they also took.

      Bottom line is, 'alternative' in this context is simply another word for 'unproven'. Conventional treatments have been rigourously tested and proven in double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials. No alternative medicine has been proven in this way - if it had, it would no longer be alternative medicine, it would just be medicine.

      Conventional treatments are far from perfect, but we know - because of the way they are tested and proven - that they save some lives and prolong many, many others.

      My best wishes to your grandmother

  14. QUESTION:
    Anyone have an idea what this is?
    This may be a bit long, but please hear me out, I'm thinking about ending my life over this (it may seem stupid but 'not knowing' is driving me insane)

    I'd like you guys to help me do the impossible and aid me in finding out what this problem is. It started on June 6th, 3 months ago. I went on a drinking binge and had 3 hard drinking sessions, one at night, one the next morning, then the next night I tried gin for the first time.

    After drinking about half a bottle of gin, I got short of breath, so I stopped (keep in mind I've drank more alcohol than this, so likely a reaction w/ the gin). I wokeup the next day, still short of breath and with a cough sensation near my trachea, like a constant tickle.

    Since that day I've been from doctor to doctor. I've had an EKG, lung workup, Chest X-Ray, blood tests, an barium swallow test, an endoscopy, a laryngoscopy, a naturopathic assessment, acupuncture, and homeopathic treatment,

    Everything came up negative, and the alternative medicine is giving me ideas but they aren't curing me.

    Let me make it clear that, no, I do not have the new fallacious title of "GERD", that is a condition created by the pharmaceutical company that basically means "acid indigestion". I was thoroughly tested for it as I tried Aciphex, Zegerid, Protonix, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec, and tons of OTC and home remedies for "heartburn", but what I have is not heartburn, as it was unresponsive to all of these things. Also, the endoscopy showed no inflammation or irritation, and the laryngoscopy showed nothing as well.

    The symptoms are an extremely intense throat tickle that is persistent throughout the day, regardless of what I eat, when I eat, or how I eat. It does not hurt to swallow at all. Often times the cough will subside and turn into a heat that goes around the neck, even to the back of the neck and shoulders that spreads to my arm at times.

    At this point, my doctors are pinning it on psychological factors, however, I have no history of having psychological symptoms. This just happened overnight, and I'm open to the idea that I may be "manifesting my own symptoms", but I feel that it is physical.

    I've became severely depressed, feel like my life is ruined, and get nostalgic for when I didn't have to deal with this. I feel like a completely different person because my well-being has been torn away by this mysterious intense tickle/burning that never ceases and has no explanation whatsoever aside from "gin" possibly bringing it on.

    I have tried the spiritual route, people telling me that I have to "let something out" or "accept it", that's BS, I tried that and it didn't work. I changed my diet, stopped drinking, etc. it's still here.

    The only 2 other things that my doctor(s) can think of is a thyroid problem or allergies. I've never had allergies to anything ever, and the mostlikely possible allergy would be the birds in my house that aren't mine (staying temporarily, been here for 6 years).

    I'd like any help I could possibly get, I am losing my mind. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and an expensive one) has basically told me she's seen cancer patients with less mysterious/odd symptoms and that my problem was beyond her expertise and likely psychological.

    It's stopping me from functioning, I had to leave college for the day twice because I got so anxious/nostalgic and didn't feel like myself. I even got scammed by a fake naturopath until I found a real one, that's how desperate I am.

    I 'd really like some advice...thanks.
    Hi Nataly, yes I've had a spirometer and flow meter test (hence, 'lung workup'..I saw a pulmonologist).

    As far as "acid reflux disease", the term "acid reflux" is a recently invented word. The term didn't exist that long ago. I am aware that some people get real bad indigestion, but I've researched the hell out of that problem as well, it's not a disease, it's a condition. It can be reversed by changing your body from an acidic state to an alkaline state. I do not have this problem though.

    Sorry if I offended you though, I know many people who suffer from indigestion and my mom by definition has "acid reflux". Please believe me when I say that it is not a "permanent disease". Google "Cureyourheartburn" if you want to find a way to reverse it. Anyway, I like helping people any time I can, looking for help myself though now ;) hehe.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like muscle spams in your throat, that could have been brought on by alcohol poisoning but I'm not a good expensive doctor so that would be a guess

  15. QUESTION:
    Desperately Need Answers?
    This may be a bit long, but please hear me out, I'm thinking about ending my life over this (it may seem stupid but 'not knowing' is driving me insane)

    I'd like you guys to help me do the impossible and aid me in finding out what this problem is. It started on June 6th, 3 months ago. I went on a drinking binge and had 3 hard drinking sessions, one at night, one the next morning, then the next night I tried gin for the first time.

    After drinking about half a bottle of gin, I got short of breath, so I stopped (keep in mind I've drank more alcohol than this, so likely a reaction w/ the gin). I wokeup the next day, still short of breath and with a cough sensation near my trachea, like a constant tickle.

    Since that day I've been from doctor to doctor. I've had an EKG, lung workup, Chest X-Ray, blood tests, an barium swallow test, an endoscopy, a laryngoscopy, a naturopathic assessment, acupuncture, and homeopathic treatment,

    Everything came up negative, and the alternative medicine is giving me ideas but they aren't curing me.

    Let me make it clear that, no, I do not have the new fallacious title of "GERD", that is a condition created by the pharmaceutical company that basically means "acid indigestion". I was thoroughly tested for it as I tried Aciphex, Zegerid, Protonix, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec, and tons of OTC and home remedies for "heartburn", but what I have is not heartburn, as it was unresponsive to all of these things. Also, the endoscopy showed no inflammation or irritation, and the laryngoscopy showed nothing as well.

    The symptoms are an extremely intense throat tickle that is persistent throughout the day, regardless of what I eat, when I eat, or how I eat. It does not hurt to swallow at all. Often times the cough will subside and turn into a heat that goes around the neck, even to the back of the neck and shoulders that spreads to my arm at times.

    At this point, my doctors are pinning it on psychological factors, however, I have no history of having psychological symptoms. This just happened overnight, and I'm open to the idea that I may be "manifesting my own symptoms", but I feel that it is physical.

    I've became severely depressed, feel like my life is ruined, and get nostalgic for when I didn't have to deal with this. I feel like a completely different person because my well-being has been torn away by this mysterious intense tickle/burning that never ceases and has no explanation whatsoever aside from "gin" possibly bringing it on.

    I have tried the spiritual route, people telling me that I have to "let something out" or "accept it", that's BS, I tried that and it didn't work. I changed my diet, stopped drinking, etc. it's still here.

    The only 2 other things that my doctor(s) can think of is a thyroid problem or allergies. I've never had allergies to anything ever, and the mostlikely possible allergy would be the birds in my house that aren't mine (staying temporarily, been here for 6 years).

    I'd like any help I could possibly get, I am losing my mind. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and an expensive one) has basically told me she's seen cancer patients with less mysterious/odd symptoms and that my problem was beyond her expertise and likely psychological.

    It's stopping me from functioning, I had to leave college for the day twice because I got so anxious/nostalgic and didn't feel like myself. I even got scammed by a fake naturopath until I found a real one, that's how desperate I am.

    I 'd really like some advice...thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had some health answers for you, but I don't. What I can tell you is my own story. Ever since I started taking thyroid medication, I have had shortness of breath. Sometimes it's very mild, sometimes not. I have talked to many doctors about it, some holistic and none of them had a clue what to with it, so they did nothing.

      A couple of years ago, I had a 48-hour period where I couldn't get a satisfying breath. I had to take a deep breath every 20-40 seconds. With each breath it felt like I wasn't getting any oxygen.

      When I went to the doc, the first thing he checked was oxygen in my blood -- it was fine. Then he went down the protocol. I don't remember all the tests or what order they were in, but they ranged from lung diseases to heart diseases and cancer. I remember sitting in the hospital waiting for a test and thinking how odd it would be to have to die from it, sitting in a hospital, with no help and no relief because they didn't know what it was.

      I knew intuitively it was not related to my heart or my lungs. I started searching on the internet. At first I got nowhere. I kept typing in my different symptoms, in different order -- oh, by the way -- typing in shortness of breath will get you a whole different set of results than dyspnea will (the medical name for it). I finally started getting some insight after visiting several forums for thyroid patients.

      At my next visit to my doc, who was ready to diagnose depression(!), (it's the default diagnosis, when they can't figure it out, they say it's psychological), I told him to test my thyroid. He said it couldn't be my thyroid, because he had tested me 6 months ago and I was fine, and "you've lost weight and you can't lose weight with low thyroid". I said, "do you agree that some of these symptoms look like low thyroid?" He agreed. I asked him to test me again. Fortunately he agreed. I was right. He adjusted my dose, no more shortness of breath.

      Here is my advice to you. Do your own research. No one knows your body like you do. No one else has the time and motivation you do to solve it. The internet is a great resource for this....thank God we have it available to us. DO NOT GIVE UP!!! You can do this. Do not let doctors make you feel crazy or any other thing.

      Trust your instincts. If you think someone is going in the wrong direction, you're probably right. You are not crazy.

      Don't rule out something just because you were tested and found negative. Tests are fallible. There can be false positives and false negatives. I belive that what we know about health, disease and the human body is the tip of the iceberg to what there is to know.

      Good luck.

      CH

  16. QUESTION:
    can anybody rewrite this article please..?
    Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

    Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the "The Cure Within One Minute". The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD's and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

    People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It's not as simple as that. Here's the reason behind it: "Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It's Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body". Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

    For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream - the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That's the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don't always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

    The shingles treatment - oxygen therapy you're about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.

    Further in- depth study of Shingles Treatment - Oxygen Therapy and for more information about how this therapy will cure all types of diseases. Go and get your copy now:

    John Daniel Rivera is an advocate for holistic health and healing, and has been in the field of health for quite a few years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of health

    please some one help me.. rewrite this article.

    thanku...

    • ANSWER:
      No. Anyone with attitude must be prepared to do his own work.

  17. QUESTION:
    heel spur foot pain need help ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment?
    due cancer thyroid was removed which caused 4 quadrupple by pass number of complicationsrisen due to that . EX.
    water was filling up inbtween the lungs and water was removed at Yale Hospital number of times.
    Sternum is healing its been almost 2 and a half months+ since
    Problem is she developed heel spur over 2 weeks ago. Foot pain is severe.
    She saw the Dr in Stamford CT. gave her some medication and its not working she refused to get cortizone injection which some times does not work. Any one can guide where to some Heel pain treatment.
    Ice is always recomended.
    I am going to order foot ice pad comes with a velcrow ( Gel Pad) to lower the pain .
    she has bone that was extended in the foot . other option is surgery.
    Any one can guide us with alternatives like Ayurveda or Homeopathic cure treatment or anything any one who knows the best cure or treatment that works please.

    • ANSWER:
      Bone spurs are actually a deficiency of calcium which causes the body to leach calcium from the bone. As the calcium is being leached, it form an eruption. This eruption is the bone spur.

      The bone spurs can be dissolved by using OsteoMatrix (calcium magnesium) plus Alfalfa Complex. This can take place within a few days. Using Vita-Lea and OsteoMatrix on a regular basis can keep them from reappearing.

      Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.


Lung Cancer Cure

November Flowers

The month of November is the official/un-official, depending who you speak to, aLung Cancer Awareness Month.a All across the country there are groups of all sizes that have banded together to form different organizations all in the name of raising awareness for their cause whether it's breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, or in our case lung cancer. All non-profit cancer organizations have similar things in common. The most prevalent of these commonalities is usually a group of dedicated volunteers working hard to help raise awareness for their "cause," they are the driving force behind all efforts. People flock to a cause and give their time because they have been affected in some way and want to give back. People who believe in their cause and are willing to give their time, talent and efforts to support it, are nothing short of a force to be reckoned with. The creativity produced by a group of these types of individuals is invaluable as we strive to meet the goals set forth by our individual organizations.

So many of our lives have been altered in one way or another by diseases such as lung cancer that either have struck us personally or have befallen the people close to us. It is safe to say that over the course of our lifetimes we will all feel the effects of a life altering disease. Our best line of defense is to become proactive towards finding cures for the various diseases we are advocates of. The only true way to win against lung cancer for instance is to end it before it begins. In order to do that we must continue to raise awareness and seek funding to help researchers and scientists in finding a cure. We also must be careful not become satisfied with pharmaceutical answers that treat symptoms but fall short of curing. As an organization we must stay focused on our goals and keeping our volunteers motivated.

I try not to get over involved in the creative works of the people who give their time and efforts to us for fear of stifling that creativity. It is that creativity that created the NOVEMBER FLOWERS program here at the GFLCCO.

Everyone is aware of the color for breast cancer. Pink ribbons for breast cancer support, yellow ribbons for our troops, red poppies for our veterans.

The color for lung cancer is clear or white. Using the color white as a base, a young lady by the name of Amanda began making paper flowers for us to distribute. We are offering this beautiful hand made white flower that you can wear in support of lung cancer awareness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?
    They just found a lump behind my breast bone in the lymph node, I'm waiting for petscan. Looking for any and all information connected with lung cancer cures and the statistics on the area where it is. What are my chances? All information will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no known cures for lung cancer, sorry!

  2. QUESTION:
    Has there been discovered a cure for lung cancer?
    Can people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer be cured and live?
    People have survived breast cancer can the same apply for lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      People who have been diagnosed with Lung Cancer can live and go into remission. They can also be healed- if you believe in that.

      However, there is yet to be a 'cure' for Lung Cancer. Meaning there is no official treatment that ensure people who are diagnosed with Lung Cancer will live.

      I personally go with prayer.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I cure lung cancer ?
    My grandma is 64 years old and very worried. She has lung cancer and wants to find a way to cure it. Do you have an idea ?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the chance that radiation alone will cure lung cancer?
    Operation is out of the question. Chemo will not work in the two spots it is in. This is not for myself.

    • ANSWER:
      If it is non-surgical, chemo and radiation is typically standard, and even that is spotty. Radiation alone practically does not offer a great prognosis, largely because most lung cancers are slow-growing and resistant to chemo/radiation because they are very slow-growing (thus similar to the body's cells). The best thing to do is just not lose hope, because sometimes that's all you have. My mom just had adenocarcinoma removed from her colon, and is currently going through chemo. I will keep your loved one in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there an official cure for Lung Cancer?
    No, I do NOT have Lung Cancer. I'm doing this for my homework. :D And I'm not sure whether there is an official cure yet.

    • ANSWER:
      THere isnt an OFFICIAL cure for any type of cancer.

      Todays test cant detect one single cancer cell. It can lay dormat for years, the revive. 20 years later, you have cancer again. You were never cured, only in remission.

      Without the ability to detect a single cancer cell, no one with any sense of liability or medical sense will label any treatment as a cure

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer?
    A relative of mine just found out that he has lung cancer, he is in his 40's. I don't really know anyone who has had lung cancer, so I was wondering how people deal with this cancer and if there is a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sadly there is no cure for lung cancer. If caught early enough, surgery can remove part of the lung or the whole lung. Chemo often puts us in a stable condition for months, sometimes years.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Cure For Lung Cancer In The Near Future?
    Tonight I found out my friend has lung cancer. She said she's been sick for a while now.
    I don't know how to feel, what to do or how to think. I just want to know if there is any hope for her at all.

    • ANSWER:
      There is always hope. Medicines change every week, something new. As for a cure, being a cancer patient myself, I am an optimist. There is a lot involved, how far along the cancer is, the patients overall health, any other medical problems.
      As for how you feel, it is a devistating blow to family as well as close friends, shock, depression, you feel as well as your friend. How should you feel, be more understanding of them now, but do not treat them as a fragile object to be felt sorry for.
      If you are not going to be a caregiver to this friend, there are ways you can help. Offer to take them to treatments, to help with small things. The worst thing a cancer patient can feel is "being alone". Let them know you are there to help. If thereis someone there that is going to be the caregiver to your friend, offer to help.
      There are survivors out here, that have bee in remission for years, and lead normal lives. The one thing we have all talked about is, "our fairweather friends", those who once they found out, either found other things to do, and left us standing alone, or treated us like we were pocelian dolls, fragile and ready to break. We're not, we laugh, and love and hurt, the same as others do.
      My prayers go out to your friend, and you as well..

  8. QUESTION:
    theories of lung cancer cure?
    can some on etell me the different theories scintific on curing lung cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Google "lung cancer" for a complete history and pick out what you need.

  9. QUESTION:
    How Long does it take to cure Lung Cancer?
    If you can..

    • ANSWER:
      There are several types of lung cancer. And evidently my mother had one that wasn't so agressive because at 80 years old, she had on lobe of her lung removed and didn't have to have chemo. She was back to her old self within the year. She feels fine and it's been almost 4 years.

      I know there are other types of lung cancer that upon diagnosis they give you months to live.

  10. QUESTION:
    Could the herb Graviola treat and possibly cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It could, but that's not the way to bet.

      If the plain herb could cure lung cancer, do you think that information could have remained obscure?

  11. QUESTION:
    Would the cure for breast cancer be the same cure for lung cancer or any type of cancer?

    Hypothetically saying we found the cure for cancer.
    Hypothetically saying we found a cure for cancer.
    Hypothetically saying we found a cure for cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a "cure" for certain types of cancers found in the blood. The cure would be different for each type of cancer. Cancer is very variable in its cellular makeup.

  12. QUESTION:
    What if you stop smoking will it cure lung cancer?
    Yes or no, And why

    • ANSWER:
      quitting will not cure if someone already has cancer, cancer can be cured with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy if it is caught early enough, but quitting smoking can greatly reduce the severity and progression of most cancers.

  13. QUESTION:
    lung cancer?
    can chemotheraphy cure lung cancer

    • ANSWER:
      There are over 60 different chemotherapy drugs. Those most commonly used to treat lung cancer include cisplatin, carboplatin, gemcitabine, vinorelbine, paclitaxel and docetaxel

      Chemotherapy can reduce tumours so that they can more easily be removed. It both prolongs and improves the quality of survival in small cell lung cancer

      Surgery can cure lung cancer, but only one in five patients are suitable for this treatment.

      About 10 per cent of patients can expect to be 'cured' - that is alive five years after diagnosis with no evidence of the cancer having returned.

  14. QUESTION:
    father in law diagnosed liver and lung cancer no cure what is life expectancy?
    father in law diagnosed liver and lung cancer no cure what is life expectancy has had it approx 18 months also has chirrosis of liver waht can we expect in terms of symptoms and life expectancy

    • ANSWER:
      It is just not possible in this individual case to state future out come in view of multiple and terminal diseases.
      His treating DOC/TEAM only can only tell as they know all clinical parameter and his clinical status.

  15. QUESTION:
    What happens to the price of cigarettes when a cure for lung cancer is found?

    • ANSWER:
      The producers will increase price. Demand is highly inelastic.And the cure is paid by Medicare and Medicaid, or private insurance firms.

  16. QUESTION:
    Where can I find some more info in how we know if there will be a cure in the future for Lung Cancer?
    I am doing a project for my science class and we are supposed to pick a disease and to a research on it. So i chose Lung cancer and there is a question where we are to see if there is a cure in the future of this disease.Is there a cure in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      Define "future". And "cure".

      Surgery and chemo and radiation therapy will sometimes cure it. If you mean a magical medication to cure cancer, no, not in the near future. It's particularly difficult because it's essentially your own cells that have the limiter mechanism mutated out so it grows out of control.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you cure lung cancer? Not just prolonging the life.. But actually cure the sickness?
    I know chemotherapy only prolongs a patient's life..

    • ANSWER:
      If lung cancer is caught in its very early stages there would be a far better chance that chemo etc could cure it, If the cancer is in the outer parts of the lung there is a good chance that surgery would cure it by removing the cancerous part.
      Lung cancer is usually & unfortunately diagnosed far past its early stages as symptoms often do not surface till then.

  18. QUESTION:
    did they really find the cure for lung cancer?
    i got a text message that said that lung cancer was cured.Had to ask to see if its true

    • ANSWER:
      No. That is not true.
      Successful treatment depends of course on the type of lung cancer and the stage.
      Early detection and surgery are still the best way to treat lung carcinomas.
      But - a much better option - prevent lung cancers by not smoking cigarettes.
      About 90% of lung carcinomas are caused by our own addiction to tobacco/nicotine.
      We cause our own lung carcinomas by the habits we choose.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cure a tumor lung cancer without surgery or chemo??
    She is 74 and surgery is not the best option.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Why should the government have to pay to cure a smokers lung cancer?
    especially with our contemporary society's wide knowledge of the risks
    Im all for cancer research, but government funded treatment should be saved to those innocent victims.

    • ANSWER:
      Not only smokers have a lung cancer.
      I know persons who died without having smoked a single cigarette in all their life.
      Let's say that we all breath smog. So everyone of us can have a lung cancer.
      And to have payed cures is a right.

      Besides, the governments sell cigarette. They make lot of money on our health!! They say: smoke kills! But they keep selling them!

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a cure for small cell lung cancer?
    My grandpa is in his ninth month of small cell lung cancer and right now he can't even feed himself. He and I are fishing buddies. I'm 20 and I haven't lost anyone yet. I just had the worse dream last night and couldn't sleep. My mom who works for a doctor's office has lost all hope and I am still believing that he could make it.

    • ANSWER:
      The casual tone of your question is perplexing. You ask if anyone has a cure for cancer, as if they may have discovered it and forgot to tell the medical community.

      Oncology is the medical specialization of cancer treatment. Oncologists are MDs who undertake several additional years of clinical training related to cancer. Oncologists are the experts in cancer treatment and your grandfather is seeing one.

      Research institutions and medical universities across the world expend billions of dollars annually studying cancer, its causes, and potential therapies. The global pharmaceutical industry expends tens of billions of dollars annually searching for new cancer treatments.

      Your grandfather's oncologist is in the best position to discuss his treatment plan and prognosis.

  22. QUESTION:
    Whats some ideas for the cure of lung cancer? Except not smoking!?
    Dont write answers, don't smoke, because my friends, recently got lung cancer, she never smoked, nor was near smoke!

    • ANSWER:
      Since they dont know how she got this cancer my next question would be, how is her diet? Most of us fail to see the connection between diet and disease, esp cancer. We all are fighting cancer but its when it gets out of control that we are in trouble. Our immune system does it for us. Someone needs to read some great books on cancer and nutrition.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of a cure for small cell lung cancer in stage II?
    My cousin is getting chemo and then after six weeks of chemo, will get 6 weeks of radiation.

    • ANSWER:
      If radiation was being given or chemo that means it was curable that was why it was being given.I mean if there was no chance of better survival with these treatments than it must not have been considered.

  24. QUESTION:
    could stem cells cure lung cancer?
    In the future? also why do most people die with this? Can there not be lung transplants? Or intense radiation therapy. Or why hasn't someone invented a mechanical lung?

    • ANSWER:
      Stem Cells could help to cure cancer. Here is the problem:

      Cancer stems from a malfunction with a chemical link in a person's DNA. Therefore, Stem Cells of the person, whom, has cancer, would only reset the Cancer. Meaning, new cells of the same person with their same DNA would replace the old ones, usually in the Bone Marrow and wherever they may be needed (organs and/or other body parts). Bone Marrow because that is where most cells begin, so this will jump-start the growth of healthier, new cells. Organs and/or other body parts because Cancer is a form of a person's own cells continually dieing and/or growing out of their own bodily function context. Therefore, Cancer may occur anywhere in and/or on the human body. Thus, Stem Cells may be needed anywhere to replace any ailing parts of the person. Resetting would only start over the process because the faulty chemical link in the person's DNA was never corrected and the cancer could and most likely would come back and start all over again, since the Stem Cells would be from the same human being; their DNA is in the Stem Cells.

      Lung Transplants would be perfectly applicable and that is where my stem cell organ paradox comes into play. If the person had a new Lung being scientifically grown in a laboratory due to lets say Lung Cancer, then it would be like replacing a pair of old sneakers that have only one shoe lace, with a pair of new sneakers with only one shoe lace. Eventually, all of the problems that existed beforehand will reoccur.

      There is a form of a mechanical lung, it's just not cut down to size to fit inside of a human and is not able to be mobilized. It is a machine/process called Mechanical Ventilation.

      There is one thing that is just recently beginning to be researched concurrently with stem cell research. It is called "Gene Therapy." Gene Therapy basically discovers any faults in a person's DNA and attempts to fix it. Once this technique/process can be mastered, then the Art of Stem Cells can be applied flawlessly.

      By the way, Intense Radiation will always be around. It is, however, used as a last resort for high level cancers because it kills all types of cells in an organism; good and bad. Since it may also kill good cells, it may cause Cancer again, or just make it worse, or create a concurrent Cancer.

      I hope this helps!

  25. QUESTION:
    Is anybody who knows a lung cancer cure?(my father has this disease and I tried everything I heard about this)

    • ANSWER:
      There is a good chance for him depending how far the cancer has progressed. Check the link below it has a wealth of info.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can TB meds cure Lung Cancer?
    Ok, this might be a long shot, but I'm gonna ask anyway...I am taking Meds. for TB, even though I don't really have it, but I have all the symptoms. In November of 2006 had a CT Scan that showed only 2-3mm nodules, now about 2 weeks ago had an X-ray done and found a millary of nodules. I'm a smoker and I am 31yrs. old, I have a history of lung cancer on my Father's side, and High Blood Pressure on my Mother's side. Now going in Monday for another CT Scan, to see how bad it is. I'm having tightness in my chest and trouble breathing. I've been on Amoxillian, Albuterol, and Mucinex D, but nothing seems to help. I'm still smoking but I've cut back alot, and I just started the TB medicine. What I'm wondering is; if its Lung Cancer, will the TB medication help it out at all? Or if anyone else could help me, in figuring out what it could be, please help me. I also have a problem with Panic Attacks, and Anxiety, but I'm trying to over come that. Please can anyone help me?
    Well, I really have no cough, and no red spots coming up with phlem. I do however, have alot of chest tightness, and pressure right in the middle of my chest. There's pain and pressure behind my breastbone. I have really bad panic attacks especially at night, feeling like I can't breath, and my heart races, but thats probably because of my panic attacks. I'm down to only like 5 or 6 cigarettes a day. On the left side of my ribs I usually get a sharp stabbing pain down towards where my elbow ends, when my hands are place to my side. I'm not sure what other information you need, but please let me know as soon as possible.
    Well, I still think its just my panic attacks getting the best of me. Heart beating fast, and I try so hard to calm down. I'm still getting my CT Scan on Monday, so hopefully I will find what it is.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, my concern is that you should stop taking the meds unless you are diagnosed with Tb, Tb drugs have adverse effects that can truly aggravate your sickness.....
      the right thing to do is to seek a med consult, show your CT and xray results so that you can be treated with the proper medications.

      second, stop smoking, i know it is hard, and there would be withdrawal symptoms that would hinder you from stopping but you see, you have two of the highest risk factors in any lung disease, more so in developing lung CA 1.smoking 2. family hx of lung cancer. continuous smoking even if you said you already tapered your use....wouldnt really help..

      about your symptoms, and scan results... we can come up with the exact diagnosis if you tell me more...do you have hemoptysis, or do you see red spots on your phlegm when you cough? if yes, then we can rule in tuberculosis, and lung cA,weight loss can both be present,
      presence of night sweats, & fever though diff tb from lung ca.

      but to be more precise, lung CA presents with prolonged and progressive cough. plus the nodules, may really be indicative of lungCA, also, your personal history of being a chronic smoker points to a probability of CA.

      but most importantly, you have to go to your doctor so that you can be treated soon befre its too late......

      hope this helped...

      panic attacks in your case are precipitated by smoking....
      but
      the chest tightness, the stabbing pain on the left side that radiates towards your elbow are suggestive of angina pectoris, which may be due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of the heart muscle....and the panic attacks may truly be accmpanying symtpms of angina....

      again, your smoking can be the reason for all of these.... and also the family hx of high bp...is a predisposing factor for heart Symptoms

  27. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for lung cancer?
    im doing a report on smoking and i wanted to know if there is a cure for lung cancer.GIVE AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE PLEASE!
    and im sorry to bother you. so if you dont feel like answering dont. /=

    • ANSWER:
      at this time it is claimed that there is no cure for lung cancer. We have chemo to give us more time but no cure is seen as yet. I would be happy to help you with your research.. I have terminal inoperable lung cancer so can give you an in depth view. There are cases where surgery has prolonged life, chemo has prolonged life... different scenarios for different people. Feel free to email me to discuss.
      katemihalicz@gmail.com

  28. QUESTION:
    If they found a cure for lung cancer and heart disease, should they allow smoking back in pubs?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, i'd like to say this question is purely opinion.
      And I say no. Because why would you go and get yourself sick just because you might be able to get better? Why would you want to go to a hospital?
      It's easier to just not smoke in the first place. It saves you money and time.
      And then there's second-hand smoke. But I won't go into that, because no one wants to breath in smoke.

  29. QUESTION:
    could you get cure from lung cancer?
    i am worry that my friends mom might have lung cancer. yes, she is a smoker and she been coughing blood (cough that does not go away and it getting worse), hard time breathing,Chest pain, and she been laying in bed for the 2 weeks. could she be cure?
    she is been smoking for 30 something years and has never been to a doctor..i am really worried. she is a great person and has helped me a lot. i care so much about her. i showed her that i lover her as my other mom. showed her that their is someone that loves her

    • ANSWER:
      Currently there is no cure for cancer of any kind.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is chemotheraphy effective on curing lung cancer? Does people actually survive with this type of sickness?
    I have a relative who has a lung cancer but she doesn't even smoke.
    I have a relative who has a stage 4 lung cancer but she doesn't even smoke.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know all that much, but as my Grandma has been diagnosed with lung cancer a few days ago, I'll try to share as much info as I have.
      It really differs from person to person. Chemotherapy may work on some, and may not on others. It depends on how your body responds to the medicine. The survival rate for lung cancer is very low.. but that doesn't mean there aren't survivors. Keep your faith and cherish every moment you spend with your relative. My Grandma started chemotherapy today, and it's been tough. It's not an easy thing to go through and the most important thing is to be there for your relative whenever they need you. I am so sorry you have to go through this, and if you ever need to talk feel free to e-mail me.

  31. QUESTION:
    how do you help cure lung cancer?????
    my dad had colon cancer then it moved to both of his lungs PLEASE BE SERIOUS and plz don't say chemo because he is on that PLEASE if you have ANY suggestions let me know by answereing this question!!!!
    he has never smoked ANYTHING and he does chemo AND radiation and he has had MANY surgeries and best of all..........we pray for him ALOT!!! : )

    • ANSWER:
      Diet is everything... I would immediately go to holistic, herb person and get on major herbs for healing and cleasing the vital organs. liver detox etc..even while on chemo.
      At home wash raw carrots and put in juicer.
      Drink the raw not refrigerated carrot juice several times a day between meals and as often as you can..
      A little sweet apple or celery added to the carrots will make it sweeter.
      Refrigerating it for more than 1hr. reduces vitamin potentency.

      Carrots have been proven to retard the growth of cancer tumors.
      Juicing raw fruit and or vegetables and drinking bottled water will help further help cleansing..
      The more fruits and vegetables he can eat the more alkaline his body will stay. Cancer cannot grow in an aka line body.
      Cancer loves acidic blood.
      My Dad had lung cancer and treatments at Duke. Your insurance will let you go to most any hospital probably.
      Go to best hospital you can. Duke in North Carolina or Sloan Ketterling in New York are the most advanced hospitals.

      Good wishes and prayers to you positive attitude is everything..... STAY POSITIVE AND UPBEAT REGARDLESS......
      Doctors. do not really know everything that is going to happen or especially when.
      To cleanse the body of chemo definitely drink water, water, water and more water.
      Ice pack on the head helps not to loose hair.
      We all are thinking of you and your Father.... make sure always to find pleasantness everyday ...

  32. QUESTION:
    Will we ever find a cure for lung cancer???????????????
    would like sides of both arguments with sources if possible anda detail explanation.+ why or why not we can find a cure.
    AND MAKE SURE ITS ABOUT LUNG CANCER PLZ NO RANDOM STUFF

    • ANSWER:
      Not smoking and not spending time with anyone who smokes/ or in rooms that smokers use will cut your risk.SMOKING KILLS

  33. QUESTION:
    Main Symptoms To Lung Cancer And Is There A Cure ?
    My Brother told me today that my mum might have lung cancer but ive not said anything.. and he sed she was telling him and my dad because she is coughing up blood etc.. and he sed if she has it she might not have long to live.. my mum is everything to me... soo is there a cure or anything? im really worried :'( x

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Hun, I know how you feel, My mom was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer on October 6th and she passed away on December 9th. There are different kinds of Lung Cancer, Small Cell is worse then Non Small Cell. My Mom's Cancer had spread to her Breast, Stomach, and Brain, as well as other parts of the body. She did a round of Chemo and Radiation, But everything happened to quickly that nothing really worked as well as we had hoped.
      It is important that your mom goes to the doctor and gets test done, I believe that my mom knew something was wrong with her before she decided to go to the doctor.
      I Hope everything works out okay, I completely understand how you feel, my mom was my life and I miss her more then anything.
      Good Luck Hun, If you ever need to talk feel free to e-mail me!
      <3 Sara

  34. QUESTION:
    Can lung cancer be cured in 2 months with Chemotherapy?
    My friend "has" lung cancer, and she says that it's been cured, but it's only been about 2 or 3 months. is this possible?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to possibly cure lung cancer?
    Alright, my dad has lung cancer. He had an operation in november to remove it from the 1st lung and that surgery went well. Now, he was scheduled for surgery today, but the doctor had told me that the cancer spread from the 2nd lung to his other lung, the one they already operated on. So he now has cancer in both lungs. They want to put him through chemotherapy, but I'm a little worried, as it pretty well kills everything in your body and don't want him to have to suffer through chemo, as it isn't even guaranteed that it will help him. Is there any other way to help him? I was reading up on medical marijuana, and i heard that that has actually helped treat and repressed many forms of cancer, including lung cancer. Would medical marijuana possibly help my dad? It seems to be worth a try, what else can we do? Is there any other way that would help get rid of it? I really don't want to lose him.

    Please give me any information you have, I'm in extreme need right now. Thank you so much.

    Mike
    if we were to buy him a vaporizer it would only heat up the THC molecules in the marijuana enough, but not release the hydrocarbons (the bad stuff for your lungs) that get released when you burn it. Therefore it would allow him to get treatment WITHOUT inhaling smoke, only vapor, thus possibly treating his cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cure lung cancer????

    • ANSWER:
      Surgery can cure lung cancer, but only one in five patients are suitable for this treatment. If the tumour has not spread outside the chest and does not involve vital structures such as the liver, then surgical removal may be possible, but only if the patient does not also have severe bronchitis, heart disease or other illnesses. These additional complications put too great a strain on the patient for them to be able to stand surgery.

      Small cell lung cancer is treated with chemotherapy. This is given either by an oncologist (a specialist in cancer treatment) or sometimes by a physician in chest diseases with special experience in chemotherapy. It is given in courses which means that the patient has to stay in hospital for about 48 hours approximately every three weeks.

      Popular misconceptions about chemotherapy are common and there is often concern about its perceived difficulties and usefulness. However, there is no doubt that chemotherapy is effective and that it both prolongs and improves the quality of survival in small cell lung cancer. The number of courses required will depend on how well the individual patient responds.

      Chemotherapy does have side effects, particularly nausea, vomiting and hair loss. However there are very good drugs to control these side effects. Hair always grows again about three months after the chemotherapy courses have finished.

      There is scope for improving the results of chemotherapy and many research trials are going on. Patients who are asked for their consent to take part in a trial should not be frightened. Hundreds of patients take part in trials to detect any benefit between one treatment regime and another. This research must be done if cancer chemotherapy can continue to improve.

      Non-small cell cancer may be treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy (as part of a research trial), or with supportive care.

      Radiotherapy is either 'radical' or 'palliative'. Radical is used in selected patients with localised tumours who are inoperable, and involves using high doses of radiation.

      Palliative radiotherapy is widely used. It involves using lower doses of radiation - often in just one or two doses. It is very good for relieving symptoms, such as blood in the sputum (haemoptysis), bone pain, and also for helping obstruction to the airway or large veins in the chest.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is the only way to cure a cancer infected lung is to remove it? If no what are the other ways?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be asking this question in the Religion & Spirituality section

  38. QUESTION:
    wheather graviola can cure lung cancer,,please reply,, if yes , then what is procedures to eat and follow.?

    • ANSWER:
      No, graviola cannot cure lung cancer.

  39. QUESTION:
    Do you think a cure for smoking related lung cancer will ever be possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe if people just stop smoking.

  40. QUESTION:
    can you cure lung cancer?
    my blood came back clear, they couldnt grow anything from my bloody sputum could this still be cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Early stage lung cancer is ussualy a 50/50 propostition.

      Once it spreads to other organs, and reaches stage 4, most people do not survive it. Long term survival of stage 4 lung cancer is about 5%.

  41. QUESTION:
    are there any chances to cure a 60 yrs old lung cancer stage four patient? what are the best medical treatment
    pls help us! answer my question! i want my grandmother to live for more years or overcome her sickness! pls. if there any contacts that are free to talk to about this matter pls tell us!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be difficult...you could try Cancer Treatment Centers of America, but you would have to travel and it might be expensive...or you could try clinical trials in your area....listed below...

      Lung Cancer links

      http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/action/FindCondition?ui=D008175&recruiting=true (clinical trials for lung cancer..hit map tab for local trials)
      http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/lung (lung cancer clinical trials)
      http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?action=search&queryText=lung+cancer&image.x=9&image.y=6 (CDC lung cancer links)
      http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=search&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAMETER=lung+cancer&x=54&y=7 (medline plus lung cancer links)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/4.02.html (clinical trials frequently asked questions)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_The_Basics.ppt (basics of cancer clinical trials (need powerpoint)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_In-Depth.ppt (cancer clinical trials in depth (need powerpoint)
      http://www.pparx.org (medicine assistance)
      http://www.copays.org/ (copay assistance for lung cancer)

      Nutrition and Support for cancer patients
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp? (nutrition for cancer patients)
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/mit_0.asp (supporting cancer patients)

  42. QUESTION:
    does melatonin help to cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      In 1992, the Life Extension Foundation introduced a melatonin supplement because of the broad-spectrum protective effects that this hormone had shown against age-related disease.1 Some of this research even suggested that melatonin supplementation may extend the human life span.2 Indeed, melatonin is so intricately involved in cell regulatory processes that scientists are now studying it as an adjunctive cancer treatment.3,4

      These days, most people are likely to associate melatonin with a hormone that helps people sleep better or prevents jet lag.5,6 Few people realize that melatonin is a cancer-killing hormone7,8 that can enhance the human immune system,9,10 protect against the toxic side effects of chemotherapy4,11 and radiation therapy,12,13 and improve wound healing after cancer surgery.14,15 Even fewer are aware of ongoing clinical trials in which melatonin is being used to help cancer patients better manage their disease symptoms,16 improve their quality of life,17 and even increase their survival rates.4,11

      Although the evidence demonstrating melatonin’s anti-cancer effects18 cannot be overstated, melatonin’s impact on cancer treatment remains largely unappreciated. This is likely because pharmaceutical companies have little to gain by advertising the anticancer efficacy of melatonin. In Europe, where melatonin is not even readily available, many clinical trials of melatonin have been conducted.19,20 US pharmaceutical companies, however, have shown little interest in even hosting, let alone funding, such critically important and potentially lifesaving clinical trials.

      Life Extension Supports Clinical Trial
      The Life Extension Foundation is collaborating with Cancer Treatment Centers of America on the first prospective, randomized clinical trial utilizing melatonin in patients with advanced lung cancer. Life Extension is providing, at no charge, high-dose melatonin and placebo supplements for this ongoing clinical trial, which will be the first in the US to examine the effect of melatonin supplementation therapy on quality of life and overall survival rates for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.

      Figure 1. Structure of Melatonin (C13H16N2O2)

      Life Extension and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hope to determine whether patients with advanced lung cancer suffer abnormal circadian rhythms and whether this affects their melatonin levels. The researchers hope that this trial will confirm the favorable clinical results documented by Lissoni and colleagues, whose recent European clinical studies indicate that in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, five-year survival and overall tumor regression rates were higher in patients concomitantly treated with melatonin than in those treated with chemotherapy alone.4 While no patient treated with chemotherapy survived after two years, five-year survival was achieved in 3 of 49 patients treated with chemotherapy and melatonin. The researchers hope that similarly promising results could eventually convince mainstream medical practitioners to administer melatonin in combination with standard cancer treatment regimens to patients in earlier stages of cancer treatment.

      Numerous, mostly European clinical studies already have examined melatonin’s therapeutic benefits to patients with different types of cancer who either did not respond to standard oncological therapies11,19 or were eligible only for supportive care (advanced cancer deemed untreatable by conventional standards).21,22 A literature search of the PubMed database found 806 publications on “melatonin and cancer.” Fifty-two articles were found concerning clinical studies utilizing melatonin in cancer patients. In this article, we will highlight and summarize some of the key studies concerning the use and mechanisms of melatonin as an adjuvant cancer therapy.

      What Is Melatonin?
      Melatonin (known scientifically as the indoleamine N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone with neurotransmitter modulatory activity.23 It is produced from the amino acid tryptophan in minute quantities by the pineal gland when the eyes detect no light (i.e., in darkness or blindness, or during sleep). Melatonin also is produced by the retina24 and, in vastly greater amounts, by the gastrointestinal system.25 In fact, 400 times more melatonin can be found in the gastrointestinal system than in the pineal gland or bloodstream,26 where levels typically range from 0.1 to 10 nmol/L. Melatonin receptors are present in central nervous tissues,27 peripheral tissues,28 and steroidogenic tissues,29 including myometrial tissues of both pregnant and non-pregnant women.SPAN class=wwwMagTextRefNumber>30 Maternal melatonin crosses the placenta.31

      Melatonin levels peak during the night but also increase after eating,26 which partly explains why one may feel sleepy after a meal and why patients with advanced cancer who suffer diminished appetite or tissue wasting have been shown to have reduced levels of melatonin.32-34 Once produced, melatonin remains in the bloodstream only a short time, on average between 20 and 90 minutes.23,35 This is because melatonin is highly fat soluble (lipophilic) and somewhat water soluble (hydrophilic), enabling it to easily penetrate every cellular compartment (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus) and, as far as is known, every cell in the body.36 Melatonin’s amphiphilicity, or ability to both absorb and repel water—in conjunction with its ability to act as a weak preventive antioxidant,37 a weak metal ion chelator,38 and in certain circumstances, a direct free radical scavenger39—enables it to counteract oxidative stress within the chaotic tumor microenvironment.40

      Melatonin’s Anti-Cancer Mechanisms
      Melatonin can kill directly many different types of human tumor cells.3,41 It is a naturally produced cytotoxin, which can induce tumor cell death (apoptosis).7,42 In instances where the tumor has already established itself in the body, melatonin has been shown to inhibit the tumor’s growth rate.43,44 Melatonin exhibits natural oncostatic activity and inhibits cancer cell growth.45 In patients in whom cancer already has become a noticeable physical burden and produces overt symptoms, melatonin has been shown to alleviate numerous cancer symptoms46 and to inhibit development of new tumor blood vessels (tumor angiogenesis),47 which in turn inhibits the cancer from spreading further (metastasis).48 Melatonin can retard tumor metabolism and development by lowering the body temperature;35 it is a natural inducer of hypothermia. Furthermore, as an inducer of antioxidants49 and itself a weak preventive antioxidant,37 melatonin hinders tumor cells from participating in free radical damage to normal cells and consequently limits oxidative damage to DNA,40 lipids,50 amino acids, and proteins.40

      In the unfortunate circumstance in which cancer has already overwhelmed the body’s innate cancer-fighting capabilities, including the anti-cancer activity of naturally produced melatonin (levels of which are reduced in most cancer patients), supplemental melatonin may be beneficial.17,43 Melatonin plays a critical role in the host defense system against cancer’s progression by activating the cytokine system,51 which exerts growth-inhibiting properties,10 and by stimulating the cytotoxic activity of macrophages and monocytes.52

      Administration of supplemental melatonin has been shown to be beneficial even in the supportive care of advanced and end-stage cancer patients: it lessens tissue wasting and diminishes weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and depression;17,21,43,47,53 enhances immune function;10 improves wound healing;54 and improves quality of life and survival rates.4 Furthermore, melatonin improves common symptoms found in both patients with advanced cancer and those undergoing chemotherapy; it counteracts anemia55 and lymphocytopenia,14,21 stimulates platelet production,21 enhances appetite,16 and diminishes cancer pain56 (including bone pain) through its natural analgesic properties.57 These are substantial benefits considering that approximately half of all patients diagnosed with cancer die because of poor symptom management.58

  43. QUESTION:
    how do you naturally cure lung cancer?
    curious...

    • ANSWER:
      You can't.

  44. QUESTION:
    If they found a cure for lung cancer, would smoking be accepted?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a cure, but they'd rather let people suffer. :/

  45. QUESTION:
    Which would be a good topic to research on Lung Cancer or Tuberculosis?
    You see, i have been researching and plus is there a cure for Lung Cancer? I can't research both and i just wanted a few suggestions. I really want know which disease is more dangerous and would be more important to research on currently in the 21st century.

    Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Not enough parameters given.

      Are you interested in the global or US public Health?

      Are you interested in the future or past 5 / 10 / 20 years?

      Are you interested in male/ female? White/black/...?

  46. QUESTION:
    how to cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way is surgery. When not possible, use combined chemoradiation.

  47. QUESTION:
    could hypnosis cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      No. There are much better drugs out there for treating lung cancer, as it's not something that you should tinker with alt meds for. In all actuality, I'm a believer in natural meds and herbal remedies - but with cancer it's a whole different ball game. You need to seek the advice of a oncologist. Medical is the best way to go here, you don't want to trust a lung to fate.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can Lung Cancer be cured in 10 days?
    okay so thers this guy on msn and i think he just says things to get attention kuz everyday i tlk to him he says something like oh my grandma just died or i got hit by a car and a couple days ago he says he had some severe lung cancer and i felt really bad for him and now hes like oh my cancer is all gone. and the doctors found a 'good cure" and so can cancer be cured in 10 days? i dont think so.

    • ANSWER:
      No "severe" lung cancer can be cured. Period. More less cured in 10 days. The only thing that might come close to this is an early stage non-small cell lung cancer that was surgically removed before it had a chance to spread. But, as you didn't mention any recent surgical procedures, I doubt this is the case. Sounds like you have quite an attention seeker on your hands.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for lung cancer in yoga,or lung cancer can be treated by yoga.?
    If there is such please share the information.if it can be partly or completely cured or removed by doing yoga.please please share the info.
    waiting for reply and help......

    • ANSWER:
      Yoga calms the person.
      It does not treat or cure any disease.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for skin cancer and lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how bad it is and what you have to work with, the site below can help tremendously.


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Prognosis for Primary Liver Cancer

Liver is a vital organ and damaged liver function gives rise to various health complications. Liver lies in the upper right side of the abdomen and plays an important role in blood purification and production of bile that helps in the digestion of fats. Liver also works as a storehouse of glucose, the primary energy source.

Cancer that begins in the liver itself is known as primary liver cancer. When a patient is diagnosed with liver cancer, liver cancer prognosis provides information to the patient and his relatives about whether removal of cancer is possible, whether the patient is going to recover or what are the chances of recurrence of cancer, what are the treatment options, etc. In case of some patients, fast growth of cancer is noticed while in case of some other patients, slow growing cancer is noticed.

Liver cancer is recognized as a silent disease because no symptoms are exhibited during early stages. Early detection of cancer (when it is confined to the liver only) makes removal of cancer possible. It is possible to kill cancer cells with the help of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Liver transplant is also opted for, if the cancer is detected in early stages. Thus, prognosis of primary liver cancer detected in early stage is quite favorable. But generally, liver cancer is detected at advanced stage, when the cancer has spread to other organs. In such cases, liver cancer prognosis is very poor. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are still the treatment options, but the treatment is mainly focused at relieving the pain and making the life of the patient as comfortable as possible.

Primary liver cancer is also known as hepatocellular carcinoma. Alcohol abuse leading to liver cirrhosis can eventually cause liver cancer. Hepatitis C and hepatitis B can also cause liver cancer. After the surgical removal of cancer, about 30% people live for more than five years. Liver transplant increases the life expectancy up to 75%. Let us now take a look at what is the prognosis for liver cancer that has originated in some other part of the body and has eventually spread into the liver.

Prognosis for Secondary Liver Cancer

Secondary liver cancer is also known as metastatic liver cancer. As the name suggests, cancer has metastasized and spread into the liver and therefore prognosis for metastatic liver cancer is usually very poor. In such cases also, early diagnosis; i.e. when the cancer has spread only to the liver and not to any other organs of the body, makes a lot of difference (helps increase the life expectancy).

Abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, undesired weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, dark colored urine and pale colored stools are some of the commonly noticed metastatic liver cancer symptoms. Liver biopsy, MRI scan, gamma PET scan, Extreme Drug Resistance (EDR) test help understand the nature of cancer tumors which in turn helps determine the nature of the treatment. Test reports help select proper drugs and help determine chemotherapy dosage. Secondary liver cancer prognosis and secondary liver cancer life expectancy are very poor. Patients with metastatic liver cancer die within six months to one year of diagnosis, because the treatment options are limited. Similarly, prognosis for stage 4 liver cancer is also very poor. Stage 4 indicates advanced or last stage of the cancer. It suggests that the cancer has invaded several parts of the body. Cancer diagnosed at stage 4 cannot be cured so palliative therapy is usually followed.

Thus, liver cancer prognosis is influenced by type and stage of cancer and the overall health of the patient. Age, sex and hereditary factors do influence liver cancer prognosis. Availability of the advanced treatment options and how the patient responds to the treatment determine the prognosis for liver cancer. Use of proper medications, naturopathy medicines, nutritional therapy, mind-body medicine, and spiritual support help increase the life expectancy of the patient. One should not lose hope after knowing about the prognosis of metastatic liver cancer. Patients should always read the stories of the people who have successfully fought this disease. Strong mind and willpower help increase the life expectancy of liver cancer patients.

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  1. QUESTION:
    What's the best primary liver cancer treatment available in india. My father is 70 years old can't be operated?
    My father is 70 year old and has been recently diagnosed with primary liver cancer doctor's opinion is that he cant be operated.

    I want to seek a second opinion from the best hospital other then Tata memorial, mumbai. Please suggest me a doctor who specializes in Liver cancer and the best hospital.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Lahore cancer Treatment Center

  2. QUESTION:
    Which hospital in India provides SIR-SPHERES treatment for liver cancer?
    My dad was diagnosed with unresectable liver cancer in october 2007. Ever since, he has undergone 3 cycles of chemoembolization. Doctors now say that any more chemoembolization cycles will have a negative effect, and consider my dad's case as a lost cause. I read on the internet about SIR SPHERES, a new anti cancer drug marketed in india by ranbaxy. wanted to know which hospitals in India offer this treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Aarex India
      30 Tamarind Lane, Mumbai, India

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  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for liver cancer (in its advanced stage)?
    My uncle's got it and hes in a really bad condition . . .we are in india and we need to know which is the best hospital (even if its abroad) for cancer treatment. Please do provide any info if u got any

    • ANSWER:
      The truth is that if your uncle has advanced stage liver cancer then he is probably going to die quite soon, regardless of what hospital he is being treated in. I suggest that you value your time with him, try to make his passing easy and quit worrying about trying to find him treatment in the US.

      Even baseball superstar Mickey Mantle could not get additional treatment in US hospitals once his liver cancer had reached an advanced stage.

      http://www.hospicenet.org/html/preparing_for.html

  4. QUESTION:
    We are seeking the very best treatment method for a liver cancer patient.?
    Please tell us the very best treatment method for a liver cancer patient.

    The patient is a 48-year-old Japanese male.

    We are seeking the country and hospital that can provide the best treatment for his liver cancer. The country can be anywhere on earth, and all methods are acceptable including chemotherapy, surgical removal and transplants. We need full information regarding liver cancer treatment worldwide. Thank you very much for your assistance.

    The patient’s current conditions are as follows.
    1.The patient was infected with the hepatitis C virus.
    2.July 2006 Initial occurrence: Three liver cancers were discovered and treated using radiosurgery.
    3.August 2008 Recurrence: Two liver cancers were discovered and treated with a liver resection.
    4.March 2010 Recurrence: Multiple liver cancers were discovered, and treated through transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization.
    5.April 23, 2010 Discharged from the hospital.

    Given the patient’s current conditions, it would be difficult to arrange a transplant in Japan because of the high likelihood of recurrence even after a transplant. Moreover, this case does not meet the Milan criteria. We are told that transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization, which kills 90% of the cancer cells, is the practical treatment method.

    Please tell us about the methods used outside of Japan.

    • ANSWER:
      Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md, has the best oncology department in the entire United States. In fact, they we are the top hospital in the nation for 18 years. i have seen many miracles in my time working here and people are cured of cancer here everyday. look into it.

      other than that i would look at www.clinicaltrials.gov. they have some really great experimental cancer treatments, i have been looking into those that involve dendritic cells because they are your own cells, programmed to kill cancer cells. look into it, get him into a trial.

  5. QUESTION:
    Which is the best hospital in El Paso, Texas to receive treatment for Liver Cancer?
    My dad was just diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (Liver Cancer) and he is going to get treatment here in El Paso, Texas (He is not from here neither am I, we are originally from Puerto Rico) He is coming from Puerto Rico this week to start treatment here and I was just wondering what clinic or hospital here in El Paso would be the best for his condition since I dont know much about El Paso because we just move here a few weeks ago since my Dear husband serves in the military and we got stationed here. Thank you so much for your response. Have a blessed day!

    • ANSWER:
      Any non-military hospital.

  6. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with liver cancer? Without treatment?
    My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of October 2008. After emergency surgery to remove her colon, the doctors informed us that it had metastasized to her liver (completely filling it) as well as the outer wall of her pelvic bone, and lungs. She is half way through her 3rd round of chemo, and she is so severely sick all the time from it, in and out of the hospital, that she has decided to stop treatment. She would be on Chemo for the rest of her life, so she has decided this is no way to live. She is only 48 years old, and has been so healthy prior to this.. I know I should be asking her doctor, but he is impossible to get a hold of, and always resists giving any sort of time line to us.. I was wondering how long it usually takes for someones liver to fail when it is consumed with cancer? And how long it usually takes for a person to pass away after their liver fails?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors are extremely reluctant to discuss timelines for terminally ill patients. It serves no constructive purpose to do so.

      The reality of metastasized cancer is that it is generally terminal. Whether the patient receives treatment or not, the outcome is going to be the same. Treatment may extend life somewhat, but if it comes at the cost of great patient discomfort, then what is the point?

      The focus of treatment should shift to quality of life in these situations. Choosing to cease some or all treatment, so as to improve the patient's general well being, is a logical choice.

      It is extremely difficult for patients to confront such terrible situations, as it is for their families. Try to be strong for all of your family members, especially your Mom.

      The attached link to the Merck Manual provides treatment and prognosis information for colorectal cancer.

  7. QUESTION:
    my dad is 70 years old and diagnosis with liver cancer should he give up on the chemo treatment?
    Background: it is going to be his 5th chemo treatment. The doctor cancelled his 5th treatment because he thinks that his liver is too weak to accept the new chemo drug. the csncer cell is just little bigger than a yr ago. The doctor discovered the cancer cells last March. it hurts me every time i learn about his experience in the hospital. i told him to eat all he likes and not worry about the cancer since it is not getting any bigger. am i doing the right thing? he is fine and not feeling any pain at all from the liver... so i wonder if this cancer was really a cancer that is life threatening... since then he lost weight and get less happier... life is so unforgiving sometimes.
    thanks guys, i wish it were me to suffer... he has been a good dad and it is going to be one of the most painful experience in my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Its up to your father and how he feels. Chemo wipes you out as you probably know by now. It's entirely up to him. I am sorry for you too. I know its not easy.

  8. QUESTION:
    Cancer Doctor in Lahore Pakistan ( MOST URGENT HELP )?
    Hi,

    I want to know which doctor / hospital is the best for liver cancer treatment in Lahore Pakistan..

    Please send the name and contact number urgently..

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore is amongst the top rated hospitals in the world in cancer.Contact them here :
      http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/

  9. QUESTION:
    My mom has secondary bone and liver cancer? Is this the end?
    They just took her to the hospital because her liver is hurting is that bad? Does that mean we are close to the end? She started treatment in Feb when she found out and did her full course and rested for the month of July started again. But, lately she was complaning of lot of back pains and the dr send it her to a petscan. She did a petscan 2 weeks ago and the dr says it doesnt look good.

    • ANSWER:
      Never say its the end. You have to stay strong for her. If she sees the people around her losing hope she will lose hope too. Dont stop encouraging her and showing your support because with love and car miraculous things can happen. It does sound bad but dont think its the end.

  10. QUESTION:
    Which hospital at Guangzhou offer best treatment for cancer??
    My friend's father in law is in 2nd stage of liver cancer, doctor in Singapore said he has only 1 year....

    • ANSWER:
      i guess u have to look at the websites of all hospitals in guangzhou and see which ones specializes in cancer, we cant do it for you we cant read chinese, sorry

  11. QUESTION:
    Liver cancer, Is she lying?
    One of our friends apparently have an inoperable liver tumor, we have been financially supporting her for the past year now and it is starting to get difficult to cater for ourselves has well as this. Also we are starting to have doubts about her condition, reason being we never seen any medical reports to clarify this. She claims that she goes to the hospital for treatment twice a week, and manages to drive there and back by herself, now shes going to stop the treatment as it has not seen an improvement for the past year, if the tumor is at that stage can she lead a normal life without any other complications to the liver, because she seems to be leading a perfectly normal lifestyle.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      My mother had cancer and you could not tell by looking at her. She may have walked a bit slower. She still worked too. When she got so she couldn't work, they let my Dad come and get some things for her to be able to do at home. She worked at a ribbon factory.

      People with cancer can still drive, it depends on the stage they are in. Try to find something that can help her with those things that you are now. Let her know that you can't help her out as much as you have been.

      It is hard to say if she is lying. I have heard of those who have lied about cancer when they didn't have it, even shaved their heads.

      What kind of treatment was she getting? Chemo? Radiation? Usually they mark your body where the radiation needs to be with a heavy blue mark. People can lead normal lives with cancer.

      Just because there are no improvements doesn't mean that she is at a stage that she would not be walking. The treatments may have just sustained her and she may get worse now that they stopped. It would make you not want to keep going if you had no improvements.

      Just be honest with her and let her know you can no longer financially support her. Do something else, like make her a meal a week or something like that instead.
      She should appreciate all you have done.
      Pray about it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Anyone know much about liver cancer?
    My close friend has cancer of the liver and pancrease, shes been ill for a long time and has lost 3 stone - she was small anyway!, I asked on here a few months ago about it and alot of people said these two cancers are bad news, and i checked the net and all the websites also said this

    Basically my friend went to the hospital last week to find out whts tretment she will need and they have told here the tumors are very rare and very slow gorowng and that she doesnt need any treatment, although they will keep an eye on her. they have told her to carry on and not think of it.

    Does this make sence to anyone, cause im confused!!
    Yeah i read that it is realldy bad, but thats why i am confused.

    my freind has been told she needs no treatment, thats the cancer is not dangerous and that its really rare and slow/non gorwing.. although it already spread to her liver from pancrease?
    I cant imagine them lying to her? she would want the truth.

    The doctor was very happy for her and told her its all going ot be ok. thats the tumor is one of the rarest and isnt dangerous.

    they would say that if she was going to die?
    Thank you Grizzler, this is whats the tumor is (an neuroendocine tumour )

    sounds like my friend is very lucky

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like she's very "lucky" and has a neuroendocine tumour of the pancreas with liver mets. Normally with pancreatic adenocarcinoma with liver mets she would probably have passed away within the timesclae of "months" that you describe, and neuroendocrine tumours are often very slow growing.

      They will monitor her for signs of carcinoid syndrome, which if you are concerned, you can ask the consultant in charge, and if she develops this then it is still not all doom and gloom.

      Considering the diagnosis you were told before, this is truely a wonderful piece of news, and in my experience, most neuroendocine patients in this situation have a life expectancy many multiples that of adenocarcinoma.

  13. QUESTION:
    I was wondering if anyone has been treated at Issels Treatment Center at the Oasis Hospital in Mexico?
    I was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and given six months to live and I need to know where I can get the best treatment at and if anyone has ever heard of Issels or has been treated there and what they think of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Please go to the second site below and if you have to call and talk to Dr. Simoncini do so he will do his best to assist you and see if your cancer is listed on the site as well ,stage 4 is rough but if you want to live check on the site and call he may even be able to give you the name of a Dr here in the States......don't wait,its your life you make it work.

  14. QUESTION:
    cancer and liver failure?
    my mom has stage iv breast cancer which has basically been taking over her body for the past 7 years. currently they have given up on treatment and we have been told that her liver is failing. she was in the hospital for a week and has just been released because she wanted to be at home. she is only on mild pain medication to keep her comfortable. how long should she be expected to live in such disrepair?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't concentrate on time as much as comfort. Try to get her a hospice referral. They will work to make her both comfortable physically and mentally. They will teach your family how to keep her comfortable as well.

      Your mom's time is limited. Her desire to keep going will effect her longevity. When her apin is greater than her desire to live she will choose what is appropriate.

      As hard as it is to accept, there is a time to live and time to die. It truely stinks when death comes early and no one is ready. Your job is to support your Mom in whatever path she chooses. Time is relitiove. She will live until she chooses to give up, be it a week or a year.

      My thoughts are with you.

  15. QUESTION:
    My father has cancer in his colon, 2 of the 3 lobes in his liver,lymph nodes and pelvis. What are the chances?
    He is being treated at the Michael E. Debakey VA hospital in houston. They have not told us yet how aggressive or what treatment options are. What do the chances of battling this and winning look like? Please only doctors or nurses

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 colon cancer is not curable. The 5 year survival rate is 5%. Although aggressiveness plays a part in how long he will survive, the cancer is already wide spread and the most immediate danger is how much it has damaged his liver. I’m sorry to say it is not likely your father will be in the 5%. How long he survives will depend on how he responds to treatment.

  16. QUESTION:
    My mom has secondary liver and bone cancer..does this mean we are close to the end?
    They just took her to the hospital because her liver is hurting is that bad? Does that mean we are close to the end? She started treatment in Feb when she found out and did her full course and rested for the month of July started again. But, lately she was complaning of lot of back pains and the dr send it her to a petscan. The second round of medicine she was doing was responding. She did a petscan 2 weeks ago and the dr says it doesnt look good.
    Correction: The second round of medicine she WASN'T responding to it.

    • ANSWER:
      No one can answer this question. Cancer is an individual process. Just when you start to think someone might not make it . .they rally and may even go into remission. There is no way of knowing one way or the other if someone will survive or not. So, it is best to remain positive and hope only for what is best for the patient at this moment in time. Don't try to rush ahead into the future, it will do you no good.

      Concentrate instead of making your Mom as comfortable and painfree as possible . . help her with this journey no matter which path it takes. Be prepared for anything . . for decline or for recovery, but most of all . . just be there for your Mom to comfort, support, and encourage her through the whole cancer process.

      Best to you. Stay strong, I know its hard.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    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 tumors.

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

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by 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, gastrointestinal 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.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  18. QUESTION:
    Should my Uncle go for Liver transplant or not?....HELP SAVE A LIFE?
    May be i should put this question to a liver surgeon...but may be if some doctor is seeing this, he could reply....I would be grateful...

    I have an Uncle who has been diagnosed with Liver cancer. He has a past history of Hepatitis-C...for which he was treated and he got cured...but now he has developed a cancer in his already damaged liver... here are the prognosis of the cancer (got this information from the hospital where he is admitted)

    •He has 02 Nodules 3cm each in the left lobe of his liver which are cancerous
    •Outside liver just besides these nodules are 02 lymphnodes which are also cancerous (this has been verified by fine needle aspiration biopsy)
    •Cancer type is HCC
    •Primary cancer is in the liver
    •Secondary in the lymphnodes
    •His lungs, pancreas, kidney, spline, stomach are all clear
    •His age is 58years; and he is taking exionol tablets 400mg one in morning and one at night)

    Questions:-

    1.With the conditions mentioned above do you recommend liver transplant or not? (Doctors in my country aren't very confident about the transplant; so i need a second opinion or some good suggestion)
    2.What would be the recovery time?
    3.And what is your prognosis after the treatment
    4.What will be the total cost of liver transplant (the donor of liver is already available, its his daughter who is 20years old)

    I will be very grateful to someone who can reply....May be by replying... you might be saving one life....

    • ANSWER:
      If the cancer was just in the liver only and
      had not spread to other areas, then they would
      consider a transplant to be done.
      They have many things in the USA to try to
      treat this cancer. Things like Sir Spheres
      which is a non surgical therapy that uses
      radioactive microspheres to deliver radiation
      directly to the site of the liver tumors.
      They also have theraspheres which uses
      microscopic glass beads to deliver radiation to the liver tumors.

      However, once the cancer has spread to anything outside the liver, they usually will
      not do a transplant. Considering it is in the
      lymph nodes...that means it can easily go
      to any other part of the body. The lymph
      circulates through the whole body. It might not
      yet appear to be in another area, yet..it may
      still be there.

      Carcinoma is considered a fast growing
      cancer...I think I would contact one of
      the Cancer centers in the US and talk
      to someone there about this matter.
      Here is a list of cancer centers by the state
      you live in.
      http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/cancer-centers-list.html

      You could also contact one of the Transplant
      Centers (you can find them by typing the
      state you live in and Transplant Center after
      that in your search engine).
      Here are a couple of links that explains the transplant process...You may be able to
      contact someone to answer this question
      on either of these sites:
      http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientguide/index.html
      http://www.transplantliving.org/

      Since he may have a living donor...they may
      take a chance on trying to remove the
      liver and the lymph nodes, with the cancer, and
      do the transplant.

      Transplants, in the US, run in the range of
      0,000 and up. You need to have very
      good insurance to cover the cost or try
      and raise the money needed to make up
      the difference for what you may have to
      pay out of pocket. Many insurance have
      special case managers that handle
      Transplant patients.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there any herbal medicine for a stage 4 cancer of d liver?
    my cousin is just staying at home,she was rejected from the hospital because the doctors said that they can no longer operate the patient. Besides, we don't have enough money to give her for the treatment. It's been 3 months since she was diagnosed from cancer. She can't sleep and eat because of the pain.I just wonder why, if there are any herbal juice or tea that she can take or drink at least would help her ease the pain besides from the pain reliever medicine that she take everyday. I hope that there is an alternative medicine for her. They say cranberry juice or mangosteen tea will help. I just thought of the possible effects to her. Can she drink herbal juice even if she have dextrose?, We've been praying for a miracle, thanks to all! God bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have access to a program called hospice? Hospice offers comfort care only . . and takes care of all palliative and pain issues for a cancer patient.

      International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
      http://www.hospicecare.com/

  20. QUESTION:
    Can we just vote the issues?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok I have to just say that was well worth reading...I certainly hope you send that in to the newspaper!

      Why aren't you running?

      More people would understand this election and how important it is, if people like you were educating them on just some of the issues! Please don't stop telling people this - Our country needs to move forward, just not in the direction B.O. wants to take it!

  21. QUESTION:
    Advice: Mother of a child that just got diagnosed with cancer need advice on how to raise a child with cancer?
    She's 15 and they diagnosed her with a very bad form of liver cancer and said the odds do not look good if they do not start aggressive treatment. Tomorrow they are shipping us out to a children hospital 3 hours away, Her dad is a cournal in the air force and is flying back right away in two days. He it torn to pieces as well as I am too. I need advice on how to act around my daughter with cancer and help her not be so scared but it's hard because I am terrified. She is very popular and social and always is out and I don't know how she will handle being in the hospiital because they said she will be in there for awhile. So how do I help her out and tell her this is best for her and that she is going to be ok. I'm so upset. I need advice on how to raise a teenager with cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to ask this. Is her cancer localized only in the liver? Can she get a transplant? Most important, I am so very sorry to hear about this. How is your daughter taking all this. That's what will help. If she wants to continue to do things, support her. Explain to her about her hospital stay. Tell her what they will do for her. Don't treat her any differently now than you did before. I know, things are not the same, but if you start acting different toward her than you did before she was diagnosed, she's going to start thinking about her mortality. Pray with her, Pray when she's not around too. Prayer is your most important tool right now. Make sure her freinds visit her in the hospital and even bring her homework too. She knows something is wrong, but you don't want to make it worse by crying in front of her or acting very sorrowful. This will make her feel worse. Let her wear her own PJs in the hospital instead of the old gowns they have. Make that hospital room look like her own room as much as possible. Don't tell her she's going to be OK when you don't know that for sure. Tell her the Drs are doing all they can to help her. When you tell her she's going to be OK and things get worse, (God forbid) she won't trust anything you say after that. You can't make promises that you can't keep. Be honest with her. Read the Bible to learn about Jesus saving grace. I don't know what your religious background is but prayer never hurts. The bottom line is, be there for her, be the mom you've always been, Bring her favorite dish to eat while in the hospital. Let her do whatever activities she's used to doing. Just be the mom she knows and loves. I pray for her health and recovery. God bless all of you.

  22. QUESTION:
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer reocurrance..Help me please...?
    Hello. My mother was diagnosed with Triple Neg. Breast Cancer last year.... She removed both breasts and went through chemo and radiation..she completed those treatments in december... She had a scan for a check up in later december 2009 and was clean. just two weeks ago she began feelin pain in her shoulder, collar, arms, and neck and chest... She had a scan done 3 days ago and.........they found another tumor. The biopsied it and it was a tumor for sure. Its 5cm x 1.5cm and is growing on the outside of her lung and near her 1st rib...... She is going to Cancer treatment Center of America in Zion, Illinois...My question here is what can she expect there..and what makes this hospital so great, and what is her prognosis.... it just happened to turn up again (or maybe they just missed it and its been there the whole time) in the same area...Its no where else...no bones, brain, liver, no where else...help me please

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I am so sorry to hear that your mom has to go through this all over again. I have seen and heard about the cancer treatment centers of America and a lot of what they do is so different from just your typical chemo or radiation treatments that you receive in a hospital. They offer spiritual guidance, they also offer naturopathic and relaxation treatments as well as alternative medicines. It was founded by a man whose mother had passed from cancer and he was not satisfied in the ways that doctors treated her cancer and so he opened the first treatment center in Illinois and it's different because they offer so much more than your typical specialist. They give you hope and encouragement and I honestly think that they really put their heart into caring for you in every way possible. I hope this helped.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can common sense be applied to campaign promises?
    Applying common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Have a look at this article
    (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435681,00.html) Think your information is safe?

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, Does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country

    • ANSWER:
      I agree wholeheartedly.

  24. QUESTION:
    They promise things they cannot possible deliver!?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      They are politicians -so you expect them to really follow through on their " promises"???? A politician will say whatever they think will get them elected and rarely has any intent or interest in following through on their promises.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do we vote for the issues or the man?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      You paint a rosy picture of a health care system that fails millions of Americans and attack the things that have been done to improve it.

      I am glad you are satisfied with the status quo but I am not.

      There are significant challenges in reforming the medical system, but they have to be faced and at least Obama is actually talking about fixing them - not simply advocating MORE deregulation like McCain. The free market approach we have taken to health care has caused costs to soar and there needs to be a new way.

      As to your question - people are voting for Obama because of both.

  26. QUESTION:
    He can't do for you what he says he can?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      No. I do not pay attention to what politicians say, but rather look at what they have done. Since Obama has no track record, that is hard to do. However, he ran in Illinois for the state senate, on a platform of lowering taxes. Once in, he voted every single time to raise taxes. Since he has been in the US senate, he has voted 95 times to raise taxes. He never voted to lower them. Now, he has said that he wants to give the middle class a break and tax everyone who makes over 250 thousand a year. That was a couple of days ago. Yesterday he changed that saying that he wanted to tax everyone making over 200 thousand a year. Today Biden said that they plan on taxing everyone making over 200 a year. Well, since he has repeatedly voted to raise taxes on someone making 42,000 and above, I think that is the closest to the truth. Plus, he plans on taxing your inheritance, 48 percent across the board. Plus, he is eliminating the 500,000 tax exclusion for the first 500,000 that one makes on the sale of their house. Instead of taxing the remainder that you have made out at 15 percent, he plans on raising that to 28 percent. Yet, the law has it capped at 25 percent. Obama is the Tax Master and he will tax your sneezes if he knows about them.
      I agree with you on his socialized medicine. I much prefer a 5,000 tax credit given back to my family.
      My sentiments exactly about your take on his position on Iraq. 76 out of 99 senators voted for the war and they were privy to the intelligence reports. Barack was not involved and I am sick of hearing him brag. That man talks about his accompishments, but I don't see any. I prefer to judge a politician by what they have done, rather than what they say they will do or have done.
      Great post. Thanks! You are a patriot!
      McCain/Palin 08

  27. QUESTION:
    If elected, how much harm can he really do?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      nothing could be worse then bush. anything is a step up. a rock is a step up. he is a god compared to george bush. he ran the country into the ground, has a war going so his cronies can benefit. election fraud, this is only a few of the things he has done, anything or person cant do us harm. its only up from here.

  28. QUESTION:
    I need healthcare and I need it now!?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      Your right free health care won't work. People like the word free while it will be free it won't be the best health care provided you will die of cancer or AIDS or whatever health risk we may have before we receive the care. Get ready to stand in line if Obama is elected,under this free health care. My mother had free health care in her country she said it could take up to 3 years before she could see a doctor and even longer if she needed any treatments.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      If your not a democrat, don't try to make sense out of it .We believe because it is possible..you don't because you have no vision. You hoard when there is enough ... You pay little and want more because you think you are entitled... republicans are born greedy,afraid and paranoid. By no choice of yours ,you are born that way.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have a question about cancer and chemotherapy.?
    my mother has colon cancer and was treated for five weeks with chemotherapy capsules. She finished her five week treatment and discovered that her cancer spread to her liver. She is off treatment for a month and will start her iv chemotherapy in a month. I heard that there is something called "Titano" en Mexico that allows her to have a spot for her injection to go in without them having to poke her and stuff. Any idea what it can be ? What is the best hospital we can attend in L.A that accept medical. Harbor UCLA is not working for us atm the app. dates are to far from each other i feel like we are letting time pass by (btw i have the iv question because my mom goes through pain everytime they inject her because they cant find her vains) thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      As the others have said, she needs a port-a-cath.
      You question is confusing as she does not have medical. She has Medi Cal which is called Medicaid in every state in the country except California.
      You should know it is very likely the hold ups may not be because of the hospital, but because of Medi Cal and may continue to happen regardless of where you go.
      If you are going to Harbor General, USC may be too far for you. They have to take Medi Cal as they are a teaching facility and part of the UC system. In order to go to City of Hope they must accept you as a patient first and they do not accept everyone. Cedars is required to take a number of Medi Cal patients as they are a teaching facility although privately owned. UCLA is an excellent hospital, but they treat many of their Medi Cal patients out of Olive View. A very good community hospital that accepts Medi Cal is Lakewood Regional.

  31. QUESTION:
    The worlds best health care is here in the U.S. Is Statement propaganda?
    A friend of mine was diagnosed with liver cancer early this year and given less than a year to live by his doctors without alot of hope of recovery.
    He had cancer in his liver and it was in his blood stream and in some of his bones. The doctors wanted to do some surgerys and kimo and were telling him it was gona be a long road without any kind of gaurantee.
    Some where my friend heard of a hospital in India where they specialized in liver treatments because of the high rate of hepatitus in that part of the world. So he speant all of his savings and flew to India where they did several procedures with a lazor.(I just talked to him for the first time yesterday and can't remember alot of the details.)
    He came home to the states and went to his doctor. When they ran tests the found his body cancer free. When he told him what had happened the didn't believe him and said that no such procedure existed. They also wanted to still do kemo.
    Is it all the legal red tape?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are referring to Radiofrequency Ablation, Cyber Knife, or Proton Therapy . . . all these treatments exist in the US for cancer patients. The problem is that many cancer patients because of the size and location of their specific disease may not qualify for the treatment. What this means is that an oncologist will determine after a conference with the radiologist or medical technician if the tumors can safely be eliminated using the above methods. If they determine that you would not benefit from this treatment (they couldn't get all the tumor out safely) than they will, in general, refuse the treatment.

      Radio Frequency Ablation of Liver Tumors
      http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=rfa&bhcp=1

      Proton Therapy
      http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=protonthera

      Cyberknife Liver Treatment
      http://www.accuray.com/ClinicalInfo/Applications/Liver/index.aspx

      Laser surgery is used routinely on the liver here in the states too. My son had this done when they removed a few tumors from the dome of his liver.

      I have no idea what happened to your friend and why he would go to India when treatment is available here. Perhaps he just did not know who to contact and was more familiar with India?

      If your friend used interstitial laser photocoagulation it is often bypassed for treatment options in the US because RFA and cryotherapy can kill more tumors than this process. So, it may be less of a matter of 'red tape' and more a matter that newer treatments have replaced this technique.

      And, his doctors here were correct. There is no guarantee. Just because a test comes back with 'no evidence' of the disease does not mean that it is gone. At best it means that he is in remission and the CT can no longer detect microscopic cancer. Hopefully he will stay in remission, but there is no guarantee that it is gone. The reason his doctors recommended chemotherapy was to kill off those lingering microscopic cells remaining in the body. Malignant microscopic cells can stay hidden and dormant for an undetermined amount of years. So he will need to be vigilant.

      I'm glad that your friend is better and that he found the treatment that has helped him. Sometimes it is more a matter of where someone feels the most comfortable. And, I do believe that cancer patients in the US are receiving some of the newest and more progressive cancer treatments than any place else in the world. I've done alot of reseach and have talked to people and patients from all over the world and I'm satisfied with my son's health care. There are some exceptions depending on the specific types of cancer, but overall cancer research and access to new treatments here is topnotch.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get my brother to show he cares?
    For the past thirty years, my brother has not shown a single bit of affection for me. When I was diagnosed with HIV at age eleven, he was just making sure his grades weren't slipping. When I was 16 and locked in an insane asylum for 3 months, he didn't visit me once, wereas our friends did, even the ones who couldn't care less any other time. When I was 18 and in the hospital for 6 months due to treatment on my liver cancer, he never stopped in once, and when I got home, he didn't care. Now he's saying that he loves me with all of his heart, but with all of those times he wasn't there, I can't believe what I hear. Is there any way for me to be sure he really loves me? Because he's never said it before, and it's really suspicious to me...

    • ANSWER:
      well if your condition was seriouse back then, do you think he did that because he didnt want to get hurt? like maybe he distanced himself so that if something happened to you he wouldnt have the impact that hard, or he couldnt stand seeing you in the hospital cause it pained him so much?? hope i can get you thinking of why :) good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    She has just been sick. Is she getting worse?
    My relative has been sick. She has secondary liver cancer. She hasn't even seen anyone from the hospital yet about treatment options. Is the sickness because she is nearing the end? Or is it what happens? I am so worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but there is no way to answer you. We don’t know what kind of cancer she has or how long she has had it. If the liver mets are a new finding, etc. etc.

  34. QUESTION:
    Would you marry and have kids?
    Here's a tough one.

    You inherited cancer from one of your parents. The cancer and its treatment caused numerous side effects such as hearing loss and liver problems. You have an above average chance of developing another form of cancer later in life and a 1 in 2 chance of passing the disease on to children.

    The parent who passed the disease on to you had 5 recurrences of cancer before dying middle-aged.

    Most of your childhood was spent in hospitals, either you or your parent being the patient.

    Do you think that marrying and having kids would be selfish? Would you go ahead, knowing that you may also die young, or possibly pass your illness on and cause more pain and suffering?

    • ANSWER:
      Jeez thats a toughie..and I think its so hard to give an answer here unless you have been in this situation and know the pain and suffering endured. The odds are rather high against though aren't they?? I think that marrying someone who is aware of the situation and how your life might pan out and accepts this is fine, after all its a partnership between two consenting adults...as for kids??? Well, I think the word selfish is kinda harsh but I think that no one would seriously want to inflict illness and pain upon their loved ones and if there is a very high risk then it would be perhaps unwise to go ahead with children. As I said, its a toughie cos I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here and with such an emotive subject as cancer its hard to remain totally objective.

  35. QUESTION:
    Mom diagnosed with advance cancer, really in need of help/advice/cancer survivors 411?
    Just yesterday my mother was taken into the hospital, doctors told her she had cancer and that her liver had several tumors within, and that surgery would be impossible due possibly her bleeding out, they pulled me aside and told me that they can only provide "comfort" throughout this process, and that things will be getting worse and she will eventually pass . . . I have little or no knowledge on the subject, is there hope? should i transfer her to another loc? (we're in the tri-state area) aside from chemo, which they said they would do, are there other treatment options?

    =/
    The diagnosis was that she had gall bladder cancer I believe, and because there were several tumors it was clogging up everything else and interferring w/pancreas

    • ANSWER:
      You really do not provide enough information here (such as type of cancer and overall health and age of patient) . . survival from advanced cancer depends on a number of factors . . the location of disease, the stage, the grade, the cancer type as well as the patients age, overall health, and response to first line treatment. There is hope, but successful treatment for advanced disease is very difficult. However, if your mother is in overall good health and she can undergo chemotherapy she might consider going ahead with the treatment. What we found out is that doctors ALWAYS say in advanced cancer that surgery is not possible. But what they mean is that surgery is not possible right now . . at some point after taking chemotherapy you mother has a significant response than doctors may reconsider doing surgery. We also found out that not all oncologists or surgeons are created equally . . there are some who will do every single thing possible to save your mothers life while there are others who will provide comfort but are convinced your mother will die anyway. You need to find a doctor that you trust . . so you need a second or even third opinion . . find a good oncologist who treats the type of cancer your mother has and than allow him to do his job. Surgeons are the same way . . many will tell patients that they are 'inoperable' but what they really mean is that they don't have the skills necessary to operate on that type of tumor successfully . . they just can't do it and they know it. While other surgeons are extremely gifted and can go forward with these impossible surgeries . . these surgeons are found by word of mouth . . mostly from other patients who have had the procedures done after being turned away by regular surgeons.

      It is difficult to know from your description exactly what is going on . . but anyway . . get a second opinion. Also make sure that your mother is being treated at a designated comprehensive cancer center and not at your local general hospital:

      National Cancer Institute: Cancer Centers List by state
      http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/cancer-centers-list.html

      You may also wish to join a mailing list to seek out others with this type of cancer . . it is the patients and caregivers who can pass along information about where the best places to go for treatment might be or what the latest information available is . . they can be a good resource as well as support (to be used in conjunction with the doctor).

      http://www.acor.org/index.html

      Best of luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Grandads got lung cancer, just been taken into hospital?
    My grandads been diagnosed with lung cancer for about a year and a half, he used to have treatment but stopped about 4 months ago. The cancer spread to his stomach about half a year ago and now hes always tired, lost his appetite, can't walk far and always has falls. He got took into hospital today, all i know is it is something to do with his liver? I'm really worried will he die? :( I daren't go see him because I'm scared to see him in the way he is :( Hes like a dad to me, don't know what i'd do without him.

    • ANSWER:
      Its difficult to know what might be the problem with your Grandad's liver. It may be spread of the cancer from the lung to the stomach then to the liver.. but it very well may be liver complications from pain meds or even from lack of nourishment if he hasn't been eating. Once we stop eating our minerals go down quickly, especially potassium, magnesium and what little ammonia we have diminishes quickly. They may be assessing him to try to get him back on his feet so he is well enough to withstand some more treatments.
      I wish for all the best for your Grandad.

  37. QUESTION:
    My mother in law has bowel cancer, Finding this difficult to deal with>>?
    My partners mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer 4 weeks ago. The hospital said things would move fast, but now 4 weeks on they are only beginning treatment. It has spread to her liver and lungs. She will be taking chemotherapy tablets at home. God it's so hard seeing her deteriote before our eyes. She used to be a size 16-18 but now she's about an 8. She can hardly walk n talk much, we have stayed over some nights to help her but we have 2 very young children so it's quite hard. My partners brother and sisters never offer to stay the night. They all act like everything will be ok but I've a feeling she won't last. Please offer me some guidance if you have gone through this before. My mother in law is 61 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      She has stage 4 colon cancer and it is not curable. Her treatment is only palliative.
      You cannot make people help if they do not want to, nor should you as they will not be good at it.
      Talk to her oncologist about hospice and a time frame as to when she may be ready. She is not receiving aggressive treatment.

  38. QUESTION:
    Lymphatic Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer?
    My mom was recently diagnosed with several cancerous tumors, one on her pancreas another on her spleen (which is some how associated to lymphatic cancer) and another benign tumor on her liver. She went to the emergency room because she was in a lot of pain and that is how they found these tumors but they did not offer to treat them until she came up with money to pay for the treatment! (and this was at the government hospital not a private hospital)... She does not have medical insurance of any kind, was denied medicaid and has no way to pay for her treatment,

    We dont know what to do to get her some treatment to possibly save her life! She is currently living in government housing and had a very low income. She is unable to work now due to the severe pain that she is in,

    Does anyone know about any insurance, charity, or hospital any where in the US that could help us get treatment for her??? I do not want to loose my mom because of the lack of money!! Please help me!
    Since she applied for medicaid and was denied once can she reapply to see if she will qualify? they told her she doesn't qualify because she does not have children under the age of 18

    • ANSWER:
      It is very unlikely she has pancreatic cancer and lymphoma diagnosed at the same time.
      The social worker at the hospital should help her with the Medicaid problem and/or payment arrangements for her treatment.

  39. QUESTION:
    Please help me daddy is under serios medical condition?
    Hello, I am writing from Asia namely Mongolia. I have a serious issue and request for all. So my situation is my father-in law has been under really serious medical condition since last year, the condition is called ascites in other words abdominal dropsy. So we went to china to treat but unfortunality chinese hospitals couldn't deal with this. Also he developed liver cancer but this condition is treated with endoscopic surgery. My request is: My final chance is treat hi is in your counrty, So i want people;s experience who had this kind of this is and the contact information of that person also the hospital which can treat this condition. and also I want to know the pricing and the treatment avarage duration, THE NAME OF THE DIEASE IS ASCITES
    please help me people!!! you can contact me to this mail add: Enhgerel_86@yahoo.com
    looking forward your kind answers...

    this is my last chance. and this will solve one's life

    god bless you

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Did cancer kill this little girl ?
    ok so a girl last year died she was 4 years old
    i never knew her i was just following her blog (mother's)
    she had neuroblastoma,the chemo did not work,doctors said there is nothing to do
    but she went into a trail treatment and she lived for a year on this treatment i think ,she lived happily and healthy
    if you saw her you would not tell she had/has cancer
    anyhow,she had a fever then went to the hospital and the doctor said she had an infection in her lungs
    and later she died the cause was "unidentified infection" but they preforemed autopsy and the found cancer in her ovaries and i think spots on the liver or the brain i do not remember

    god bless her,i feel heart broken and i can't stop thinking about her
    little angel i hope she is pain free now

    but i really want to know
    was it cancer ? or the infection ?

    • ANSWER:
      You stated the cause of death was "unidentified infection", so that is the cause of death. Unless a more specific cause of death was given at autopsy, which we wouldn’t know with looking at the report or the death certificate.

  41. QUESTION:
    How's the possibility of surviving rectal cancer stage 4? Is this terminal cancer?
    Last year I went to walk-in clinic with 3 dortors (assocites) regularly for bleeding in my stool 1st doctor send me to enema test and was negative then the 2nd doctor send me for colonoscopy last July 2007 and I was diagnosed by the spicialist with internal hemorhoid. So the treatment is for hemorhoid until Dec 2007 I feel the pain when I move my bowel with blood on the stool. Went back again to same walk-in- clinic last January for general check up but I was surprise no stool exam. April 2008 3rd doctor checked my rectum.June 2008 I went to emergency bec I can not stand the pain I stayed at the hospital for almost 2 weeks and after so many test I was diagnose with rectal cancer stage 4 coz the tomur spread into my liver and my lymp nodes are swollen. Now I have colostomy surgery, I'm going for chemoteraphy this July. Right now I in pain taking Hyromorphone and pain control patch but the still painful. I can't lie down and sleep there is mucus coming out of my rectum.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 means it's considered to be terminal. My stepdad had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and they said he'd live about 3 months. He lived over 3 yrs of quality time with chemotherapy... Nobody can ever really say how long someone with cancer will live. Hang in there and I wish you all the best.

  42. QUESTION:
    Arthritis pain. On strong drugs + painkillers...?
    Hi all,
    First of all I have Psoriatic Arthritis, which is very similar to Rheumatoid but Psoriatic is more aggressive. I'm 26 and have arthritis all over my body. I'm under hospital treatment and take an ex-cancer drug (Methotrexate) but have been switched to Enbrel now.

    I'm having problems with pain management. I take a higher dose Cocodamol at the moment with the highest dose of Diclofenac but it's not working. I'm in a lot of pain. They are tying to put me up to a different painkiller but I have problems with my liver acting up when they made my painkillers stronger last time.

    I don't know what to do as it's so hard coping in pain all the time, but then having liver problems when they make them stronger. How do you cope? Have you found a certain painkiller to be wonderful? If so, please could you tell me the name of it and what dose you are on. Thank you.
    spyrogirlkim - I'm sorry to hear of your illness. Best of luck hun.
    Rev TL - I'm not being a walking experiment, I'm just doing what my Rhumotologist says, after all it is the NHS I have no options.
    dbiebel@sbcglobal.net - Thanks but I eat very healthily now as it is.
    gillianprowe - My skin condition is fine, the MTX is controlling that, if I stop it, it comes back. When I say arthritis all over body I mean I have it almost everywhere. Back, neck, elbows, fingers, wrists, knees, hips, toes. I'm pretty close to having a wheelchair too, I'm in a disability changed home. I know what Psoriatic arthritis is, just not enough characters to describe everything. I was diagnosed at 13 but everything went downhill after having my children. I went from a horseriding person to stuck in chair 90% of the time and very fast too! The doctor at the hosp says they not inflammed but damage has been left and they still hurt a lot. As for the diclo I take max dose (150mg) I said max dose in orig post.

    • ANSWER:
      Both drugs, the Co Codamol which is high in Acetaminophen, re; very hard on the liver ~~and Diclofenac, a non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory both have strong liver damage warnings on them. You should probably be switched to a narcotic pain killer...these drugs that you are on are mostly prescribed for mild pain...you might want to go up to hydrocodone(less use of Acetaminophen is very important), but remember that if you have an addictive type personality, you're placing yourself at risk for a mental addiction. On the other hand, your pain needs to be treated so that you may function in life...maybe even a pain management program. Doses range differently with everyone, their weight, etc. so you can't depend on anothers experience...best to seek a medical professionals help so that you are not harmed...My BEST to YOU...Hugs~Hope and Health

  43. QUESTION:
    Is There ANY More Hope for my Mom?
    My mom has pancreatic and liver cancer and the doctors say there is no more treatment left. We have some of the best doctors in the country, and they say there is nothing. She does not qualify for any clinical trials, no radiation theraphy, no more chemo, and no surgery. The cancer started in the pancreas and it is now in very late stages. Ever since she stopped getting treatment (about a month ago) she is getting more and more ill very rapidly. Even the pain meds don't work anymore. Like a week ago, she felt ok, she knew what was going on, etc. But now she looks horrible and is sitting in a chair all day moaning in pain and saying "Oh God, i'm dying..". She can't walk or anything and can barley talk. Right now she is in the hospital. They say she only has anywhere from a few days to a month left. But isn't there ANYTHING else that could mabey help? Is there ANY more hope? Is it possible that some new treatment will come out or something before she dies? PLEASE if you know ANYTHING please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sad and sorry for your pain. No one should have to go through what you & your poor mom are.

      I lost both my parents to cancer within the past 6 years. My mom had Leukemia and died in 5 weeks of being diagnosed. I never got to say goodbye b/c she went into a coma before we even knew what hit us. But it was painless -for her which was a blessing. I was just 30 when she died.

      My beautiful dad died from Colon Cancer 5 years later, that spread to his lungs and brain within 2 years. It was a long 2 years but he wasnt in much pain from it thankfully. I got to say goodbye, but I also had to watch him wither to nothing, and suffer emotionally.

      There was nothing anyone could do to save them, if there was we would have done it. Sometimes you just have to wrap your mind around the facts and accept the unthinkable. Death is a normal occurance, it will happen to all of us at sometime. Even me & you. Some know when & how & some dont. I know its scary, because it is the unknown, and no one knows where we go... until we get there. And unfortunately we cant come back to tell our loved ones we are ok.

      There are so many books on this very subject and I suggest you read some for comfort. Read the Bible, speak to a priest or your clergy. Or seek a therapist. The American Cancer Society can offer you free counseling and find a good one in your area.

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
      http://www.cancercare.org/

      Here are a few websites, also celebrity/actor Patrick Swayze has this disease. Try googling his name and see what you can learn as far as what he is doing (considering he has the money and best medical care) maybe it can offer some help, or even help you to accept the final outcom if its not good.

      http://www.pancan.org

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/pancreatic/patient

      Tell her EVERYTHING you need to say now. And regardless of how she looks right now, take zillions of pictures with everyone & her, and video. You wont regret doing this! After my dad died, we realized there were no photos to display at his funeral of him and my husband, or him with my youngest child.

      May God Bless you & your mom...always.

  44. QUESTION:
    Our tabby was just diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Has anyone used homeopthic drugs or treatments?
    Our Luther appeared perfectly healthy but was losing weight. He did have liver disease which seemed to have been cured. Because of the weight lose we took him to our Vet. He thought is could be irritable bowel syndrome and he suggested an endoscopy. While in the hospital as part of the pre surgical procedure Lou had a chest xray which showed a mass on the lung. A CT scan then showed several more tumors. It appears to be metastatic cancer but we are waiting for confirmation from the biopsy that was taken. My husband and I are devastated. We visited our little baby in the hospital and is was so difficult. His leg was still taped from where they had the iv and he was shaking. Luther is home now and is slowly returning to his usual self. You see, he had never been away from home and it was traumatic. I'm trying to research as much as possible before see our Vet and the oncologist. Any advice, treatments, would be so very much appreciated. We love this little guy.

    • ANSWER:
      Put the animal to sleep. If you have ever been through cancer, you would never willingly put your pet who doesnt understand through this crap.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do so many people frown upon pot when alcohol is much worse?
    I just got done watching one of the worst cases for an alcoholic on intervention. This guy was a total scumbag. The guy had 3 kids and a wife. After they read their lines to try to convince him to get help, he just left. Everyone ran chasing him outside. He wanted nothing to do with his kids. They actually had to remove the intervention to his house. He still was stub burn. Finally his wife told him that he would never see the kids again. He was like fine, and called them scum bags, now keep in mind these kids were crying saying they wanted to dad back. How the f*ck does a dad do that to the kids. The wife threaten to take the kids away for good, donate all his personal goods to charity, kick him out on the street, and he was perfectly ok with it, but they way he said it was so cold. He finally did agree to get treatment after his wife threatened to use legal means to have him thrown in a mental hospital. Once he was sober, he was diagnose with liver cancer due to drinking and had 3 months to live. After hearing this, how can you say that smoking pot is worse. Everyone that I know that smokes pot works, takes care of their kids, and lives productive lives. Now had that guy smoked pot instead of drink, he would have taken better care of his kids and would not had died of liver cancer.
    I don't understand why so many people think your a bad person if you do Pot or Shrooms, when people that are alcoholics are so willing to throw away everything they have.

    • ANSWER:
      ...alcohol is legal - pot isn't, society influences the community leaders, politicians and religious leaders to do the right thing - keep pot illegal...

  46. QUESTION:
    question about colon cancer?
    my boyfriends best friend is a 24 yr old male. 2 yrs ago, he was about to be shipped to iraq with the marines when they found colon cancer in his screening. they started chemo but it was so hard on his body that he didnt finish his last 5-6 treatments but didnt tell anyone. in july he started feeling really sick again but didnt visit the hospital til october. hes now been in a VA hospital for 3 weeks. they opened his abdomen and found that this cancer started in the spot where they removed the last cancer. its now in his muscles, liver and theres too much for radiation. they would like to start chemo when he becomes a little healthier. they gave him less than a yr. now they say less than 6 months. now im hearing maybe past christmas. hes really sick right now and has yellowish skin tone because of it. he cannot eat solids either. my question is, has anyone experienced this and what was the timeline of life your loved one had once they were diagnosed? my bf is devastated and i want to be optimistic for him but i think george is dying and i feel so terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      From your description - your instincts that he is dying would seem to be correct. Colon carcinoma in someone this young is usually very aggressive. Various available chemotherapy drugs / combinations will not pull someone back from the brink of death in this disease - when there is already evidence of liver failure - - IF your information is correct. You cannot safely radiate the liver for colon cancer metastases. Best to prepare for the worst.

  47. QUESTION:
    ***BECOMING A LEGAL RESIDENT*** ONCOLOGY PATIENT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BACKGROUND?
    There is a patient in the oncology ward at The Childrens Hospital, his mom is here on a travel visa. He was first diagnosed with liver cancer then it went into remission. His mother then moved to Mexico and after a year it reappeared, in Mexico oncologist told his mother that he had no hope in Mexico and should seek treatment in The United States if she wanted her son to live. After hearing that she came to The Childrens Hospital in Colorado where she is now treating her son, and waiting for marrow and liver transplant.
    She is homeless and has no family here, her son is a citizen and she has a visa. If she has to move back to Mexico there is no hope for her son.

    Oh yeah when she was here in the US she was a victim of domestic violence. She did call the police, filed a report and even in a shelter. But i doubt that her boyfriend at the time was a legal resident, there is also the fear that if she goes back to Mexico he will go after he because she brought her son to get treatment.

    I know this is a tough subject but she is a mother in need who may loose her son if she can not stay in the US. Please only serious answers and if you want to help her out in any way please email me.
    Okay dud she is homeless here after she had to come and recieve treatment for her son, in Mexico she did have a job as a reporter. Yeah your right Mexico is a huge country but the medical facilites are not as good. If you dont believe me then your more than welcome to meet her, and we can also provide documentation of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      so a homeless women got a visa ..yere right
      Mexico is a big country she can move to another part
      who is paying the bill ...

      to many inconsistencies in the story

  48. QUESTION:
    Am I a goner? - hep b?
    I want to start off by saying, yes I was stupid. I was young. I didn't know about the world, safe sex, or the risks. It was all legend to me. And my ignorance lead me to an issue I'm deciding to start thinking about and taking care of.

    2 and a half years ago a girl I had been interested in for years wanted me. I had had a thing for her for a long time, and we ended up in a situation that lead to sex.

    About 3 weeks later I found myself in the hospital. Jaundiced, yellow eyes, yellow skin, and running to the toilet every minute. I thought I was going to die. The doctors told me I had Acute Hepatitis B. They said it was not chronic. I left the hospital after I was capable of walking and taking care of myself... and worked two jobs for over a month while sick, running to the bathroom frequently, yellow, and feeling like death. I had to take care of myself, I didn't have a supportive family and I made very little money because I was 21 and didn't have an education.

    I'm now turning 24. I never went back for follow ups. I never pursued it. I was always working every day all day long and I just wasn't responsible enough to pursue finding out if I was ok after getting sick. I currently do not know if I'm a carrier. I have always practiced safe sex, and nobody has ever gotten sick from me. I always had it in the back of my mind that I should act as if I have it and be careful, use a condom, and wash and take care of things.

    Maybe my decisions weren't good. I was young and stupid. But now I'm turning 24... and have read that for the small percentil of people who go on to become carriers, 15-25% die from liver related diseases. I never took medications, shots, or anything to treat the virus. The doctors were vague with me, it was a city hospital. They gave me a pamphlet and told me I should go see someone. But that lead me already to 12 thousand dollars debt and I didn't have a way to pay it or get insurance so I just took care of myself the best I could til I was better and worked two jobs.

    I want to go back now that I'm stable and know how to manage my life. But I'm afraid my fear of going back for 2 years, the debt it would cause or the bills that might knock me out from medical has caused me a major problem.

    If I am a carrier, and I have left it untreated for 2 and a half years... have I doomed my health? Do you require medication to prevent liver cancer and cirrosis? In 2 years, was I required to take a medication or a repressant of some kind to stop something from happening. And by now, how serious could the damage be (if I am a carrier) compared to if I had been doing some sort of treatment. Please let me know if you have knowledge on the subject, I'm basically asking...

    2 years untreated.... if I'm a carrier, how much damage should I assume and do I probably have a liver disease like cirrosis or cancer by now?

    I rarely drink, maybe every 2 months I've had a few beers. I eat pretty healthy and go to the gym. I do drink coffee though which I think is probably bad.

    I'm very afraid but I just want to be sure. I was very sick and it's possible I could be a carrier... let me know. And yes, I know only a doctor can tell me... but I want to know if anyone knows before I go... so I know what to expect to hear and don't freak out.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a deep breath. Let it out. Relax. OK?

      For one thing, most people get over Hepatitis B completely on their own with no need for medical treatment.

      If you do have chronic Hepatitis B and feel fine, most likely two or three years without treatment won't make a difference. There is some dispute as to whether the medicines are worth it for people who don't show much symptoms.

      Most people with chronic Hepatitis B get liver cancer or cirrhosis...in a few decades.

      Chances are a Planned Parenthood or free STD clinic can tell if you have chronic Hepatitis B free of charge. Emergency Rooms are an EXPENSIVE way to get treatment.

      If you do have it, make an appointment to see your doctor. Ask about cost, and the costs of medicines. I understand the drugs are VERY expensive.

      Most importantly, make sure ALL your sex partners get vaccinated for Hepatitis B. Also, where a condom!

  49. QUESTION:
    Husband told brain cancer is terminal and already at Stage 4?
    Your comment: My husband suddenly became very dizzy four months ago (May, 2010), began losing weight and feeling terrible. Dr. diagnosed him as having vertigo, but he was still losing weight. Finally, thank God, we saw the Dr.'s nurse-practicioner. She ordered x-rays and ct. scan which found spots on his lung. From there we went to a lung specialist who ordered a lung biopsy for 20 July. He had to go into hospital for severe impaction so that biopsy was postponed until first week of August. Since then it has been a roller-coaster ride of Oncologist visits, and then a Radiologist. He is to begin radiation treatments Mon. Aug. 30. He must have had this for quite some time for it has spread to his brain. He has both small cell and non-small cell cancer. I blame myself for not being more pro-active earlier when he was first dizzy in May and demanding x-rays. My husband will have a little more time because of the radiation treatments (10). The Oncologist did not even suggest chemo because the cancer has already attacked his sternum, lungs and liver. Right now I am dealing with anger issues against myself and his regular doctor who was so quick to dismiss it as just another case of vertigo. We even went to an ear, nose and throat specialist who said the same thing. Please give me the tools to help me deal with this and be an even better care-giver. We have been married 46 years and I sure wanted to have him around for quite a few more

    • ANSWER:
      It would help if we knew who you copied this from...and you didn't copy and paste even the entire question...

  50. QUESTION:
    cat and dog in same household with liver failure?
    The beginning part of December, our 6 year old cat quit eating and was eventually diagnosed with hepatic lipadosis (no cause identified). She was severely jaundiced with a bilirubin of over 5.5 and was anemic. After a week in the hospital, she was brought home on SQ fluids, reglan and tube feeding. About 10 days later, she began to eat and after the first of the year (about 2.5 weeks total), she had the feeding tube removed and is doing great.

    About 2 weeks into her illness, our 10 year old lab/Shepard mix began feeling poorly and rapidly declined. He was taken in to the hospital with very similar symptoms .... severely jaundiced, anorexic, dehydrated, anemic .. and with a bilirubin of over 5.5. Initially they thought he had cancer, but all biopsies are negative. We have him home now with IV fluids, doxycycline and syringe feeding. I don't think he is going to make it but he doesn't show any signs of pain and since we still don't have a definitive diagnosis, we are going to try 72 hours of ABX therapy.

    My question?? Is it possible there is a connection? Were they possibly exposed to the same virus, bacteria, or poison, and the 9 pound cat got sicker much faster than the 90 pound dog? Is there a contagious illness that would affect the dog and the cat similarl?. There is a difference of about 24 days between onset of symptoms. I would just like to know if our other animals are in danger or if family members need to be concerned. Or is there any way that the two are connected and that could change the treatment plan for our dog. Our vet is wonderful and working on this, and we have had a full internal med consultation with a university team near us .... but still no answers.

    Thanks in advance to any suggestions. We are planning on high dose steroids after 72 hours of antibiotics if we see any improvement. And by the way, a fish died too this week, but I'm pretty sure that's not connected to this !! :-) )

    • ANSWER:
      first off, antifreeze causes kidney failure, not liver failure.
      Hepatic lipidosis is very common in cats when they get sick and stop eating. There are many things that can precipitate this.
      Leptospirosis can cause liver issues in dogs-but kidney involvement is more common.
      Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by molds, and has contaminated pet food (and other food items in the past). This causes liver issues. Dogs are very sensitive to aflatoxin.
      There is a good chance the two animals conditions are unrelated, however i see your concern. What does your vet have to say about it. How are the humans in the house. Have you had any chemical-like treatments done to the house (fumigations, resealing floors ect).
      Hope everything turns out ok


Liver Cancer Treatment Options

There are two types of dog liver cancer - a primary liver cell cancer, and a secondary tumor which has spread from another part of the body such as the mammary gland. In this article, we will only discuss primary liver cancer.

Cancer of the liver occurs most frequently in elderly dogs. In fact, over 80% of dogs affected by this type of cancer are over 10 years of age. In almost one-third of dogs that are diagnosed with primary liver cancer, they have no symptoms of the disease. Their cancer is an incidental finding when they are taken to their veterinarian for some other reason.

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Diagnosis

Those dogs that do have symptoms of cancer show signs of liver disease. These include vomiting, increased thirst and yellowing of the skin, gums and conjunctiva. As the tumor grows, their abdomen may appear swollen.

Your veterinarian will suspect some form of liver disease based on these symptoms, and will run some blood tests to make sure they are on the right track. They are looking for high levels of liver enzymes in your dog's blood. This may not mean your dog has cancer, but definitely indicates that their liver isn't working properly.

The next step in getting an accurate diagnosis is to have an ultrasound of your dog's abdomen, so their liver can be examined. Dog liver cancer can show up in two forms. Firstly, there may be many small cancerous nodules distributed throughout the liver. Secondly, there may be one large tumor affecting just one lobe of the liver.

A biopsy of the liver tumor will identify the exact type of cancer, and give you a better idea of your dog's prognosis. This can be done in two ways. Firstly, a biopsy needle can be guided by ultrasound into the tumor, and a sample removed for examination. The second method is by fine needle aspirate biopsy. This is safer for those dogs with extensive dog liver cancer, because if the liver isn't working well it can affect the ability of the blood to clot. A fine needle biopsy has less risk of hemorrhage.

Prognosis

If the cancer is confined to one lobe of the liver, the median survival time for dogs suffering from primary liver cancer is around 3 years. The mass can be surgically removed and the patients tend to do well for quite some time.

The outlook for those with the nodular form of liver cancer isn't good.

If you own a senior dog, and they start to become unwell with vomiting and excessive drinking, it's important to rule out dog liver cancer.

Has your dog been diagnosed with liver cancer? Perhaps you suspect he might have this dreaded disease...

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Tell me more about liver and lung tumors, how many types of cancer, treatment options?
    My mom just found out that she has type II diabetes, 5 or 6 tumors in her liver and 5 or 6 tumors in her lungs. They did a liver biopsy on Fri. and they're doing a MRI on Monday of her brain and a bone scan and mamogram also. They also want to check her colon. Is this serious? She had cervical cancer about 18 years ago and had surgery to remove it. How many types of cancer and what are the treatment options for her condition. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      What they have found with your Mom is definitely serious, which is why they want to do all of the tests you mention.

      There seem to be new cancers discovered every year, so there is no simple answer as to how many cancers there are. The treatments are surgery, radiation with x-rays, and chemo-therapy. There are also alternative medicine approaches which occasionally work for cases that are not advanced.

  2. QUESTION:
    My mom's cancer may have spread to her leg bone and liver. What treatment options does she have?
    My mom, a smoker aged 61, had a kidney removed some two years ago because of kidney cancer. A recent CT scan has shown signs that cancer may have spread to her leg bone and liver. I am anxious to know what effective treatment options are available.

    • ANSWER:
      You should call Cancer Treatments of America, they have alternative cancer treatments. Or look it up on Cancer treatment of america.com, I hope this helps, good luck & give your mother my best wishes!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are best options for cancer treatment?
    one of my friend's spouse is diagnized with stage 4 colon cancer which spread to liver and lungs. the doctor proposed chemo therapy and gave 3 options: one with 2 day iv treatment (once every 2 weeks), one 2 hour iv+ daily pills, one 4 hr ivy treatment every week. doctor said option 1,3 are covered by insurance but 2 might not be and the pills cost about 2000$ a month. the patient prefers option 2 but is hesitant about those costs. what is the best option for treatment: iv or pills. help with ideas.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    a tumor was found in my cats liver, what are treatment options?
    my cat was recently diagnosed with liver disease and slight anemia, they did an ultra sound since her liver enzymes wont come down from 421 back down to 100, and the ultra sound shows a 10 mm nodule/tumor in her liver. she is schelduled for a biopsy monday morning to see if its cancerous or not.

    how big is a cats liver? is 10 mm big? or?

    shes not in pain or suffering now. shes normal, fun, happy. we just noticed something was up because of increased urination and vomiting off and on.

    she is now on k/d wet food, petinic and an antibiotic. no more throwing up and looks good, eyes are clearer..ect.

    she has lost some weight though.

    what are treatment options for this? if its not cancer, can the tumor be removed to give longer life or no?

    thankyou for your help. I'm so lost as to what to do, shes only 14.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not had any experience with liver problems in cats so I can't respond pertinently to your question.

      I am sorry to see that the resonses you have gotten are so flip and disrespectful of your feelings.

      I have dealt with cancer in three cats now and can appreciate how you feel in that distressing situation. Unfortunately you have to take each day as it comes and experience the agony of waiting for the end diagnosis and finding out what options are available for treatment.

      I can walk with you in your painful journey if you want to contact me personally. I wish all the best for you and your cat.

  5. QUESTION:
    Liver cancer; what kind of treatments are there?
    A family friend has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Apparently around half of his liver is "covered" with it and on the rest of his liver there seem to be something best described as "spots" of cancer. The tumor is malignant.
    I wanted to know how liver cancer is treated. Obviously they could remove half the liver, but what would that involve? Can you live with only half a liver, are liver transplants an option?
    He is 13 years old, if that has any difference on the treatment.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment options are a liver transplant, removal of the cancerous part of the liver, radiation and chemo-therapy. In a patient that young and in other-wise good health, he would be a prime candidate for am organ transplant. Asking how he got it is extremely insensitive since he got it the same way anyone gets cancer. There is no proven reason why ANYONE is struck by this terrible disease and cancer does not respect age, ethnicity or gender! We are all in the risk pool together. I've spent many hours in oncology treatment centers and the children sufferers are the ones that really got to me.

  6. QUESTION:
    Pancreatic cancer and best treatment facilities?
    A very dear friend of my husband and I was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It has spread to a spot on the liver and lymph nodes. Cancer Treatment Centers of America do not take his insurance. We live near the East Coast. Any suggestions on top notch facilities? Staying in my small town for treatment is not an option. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Johns Hopkins for sure. They ahve a Pancreatic Cancer Message Board where you can ask many questions regarding treatment, either there or at other facilities. Unfortunately, unless he is Stage I, the treatment at any cancer facility is goingot be the same, which is chemo. At this point the idea is to buy as much time as possible while waiting for better therapies to come along.

      here's the link to JHU:
      http://www.path.jhu.edu/pancreas_chat/

  7. QUESTION:
    THC treatment for liver cancer?
    we have no other option but this, for my dad.
    he takes the right amount but he sleeps all day,
    is this because the THC? or he is getting sicker?

    • ANSWER:
      The THC is only for comfort. It does nothing to slow hepatic cancer.
      We can't tell which is making him sleep so much without more information.
      His doctor - who knows his liver function blood chemistries - would have the best answer for this.
      If his liver is failing, he could be sleeping from the cancer rather than the THC.

  8. QUESTION:
    Liver Cancer Question?
    If 90% of the liver has cancer what does that mean?
    As in:
    - how bad is that?
    - is that deadly, uncurable?
    - treatment options?
    - if you have this, how long do you have to live?

    • ANSWER:
      If 90% of the liver has cancer it means this person is going into liver failure and will die. It is not curable. They likely have 1-3 months.

  9. QUESTION:
    My wife is refusing cancer treatment?
    My wife of 26 years was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease two months ago. She was an alcoholic for over 20 years and was recently released from rehab for prescription medication abuse.

    While doing routine imaging of her liver, the doctor noticed an abnormality on her pancreas as well. He referred us to another doctor who diagnosed my wife with advanced pancreatic cancer.

    Unfortunately, despite repeated urging from myself and other family members, she outright refuses to consider any treatment options. When she was in her mid-twenties she developed two tumors in her throat; both removed by resection after they failed to respond to chemotherapy. Evidently, she was so traumatized by this experience that she vowed to never undergo chemotherapy again. This, combined with her liver problems and generally poor prognosis in people with pancreatic cancer, is fueling her choice to forgo treatment.

    Honestly, she seems resigned to death. My wife is all I have after our only daughter committed suicide early last year. I love her more than anything in the world and couldn't bear the thought of watching her die unnecessarily. How can I force her to undergo treatment? Can I legally have her declared mentally unfit to make her own decisions, or something?

    Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the prognosis for metastatic liver cancer in the elderly?
    My father was recently diagnosed with liver cancer, he's 88. He has multiple lesions on his liver. It is the secondary site - he had a bout of bladder cancer which (we thought) was being successfully managed. He's been in great shape, good health and very active his entire life. He is not your typical frail elderly person in their 80s. Its hard to see someone who was formerly energetic and vibrant slipping away. They have done ultrasound and CT scan and needle biopsy is next. We are being told by oncologist that treatment options are limited or that he "may not be a good candidate for chemo", presumably because of his age and I guess b/c of the advanced stage the cancer may be at. Does anyone have any similar experiences? The Internal Medicine Resident who first saw him said "3 months" but she's not an oncologist so not sure how much weight to put in that. I've heard liver cancer has a bad prognosis and is very quick/aggressive. Would be interested to hear about anyone having similar experiences. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cancer usually does have a poor prognosis, but I’m not so sure that is what he has. If it is a secondary site than it is not liver cancer. Are you saying it’s metastatic bladder cancer? Are they doing a biopsy of the liver? Maybe they are not sure what the primary site is.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can somebody update me on the real life expectancy of a 78 yr old with stage IV esophageal and liver cancer?
    My father has been diagnosed with Stage IV Esophageal and Liver Cancer in May of this year. He is currently finishing his second round of chemotherapy. He has told me the oncologist doesn't see either radiation or surgury as an option. I was wondering if anybody could give me more current information regarding pro longing his life? What I should expect, etc? How long do patients really live with current treatment options? Please don't ask me why I don't ask him, talking to him about this is morbid at best.

    Thanks for any help :-)

    • ANSWER:
      If he is receiving a single agent chemo the response is about 2-5 months. A multi agent chemo has a median response of about 7 months. You can go on an appointment with him or ask your dad to give his oncologist permission to speak to you and you can discuss your concerns directly with the doctor. This makes it a little easier for both you and your dad. Oncologists are usually very kind and are used to explaining things to family members – it’s a big part of their job. Best wishes.

  12. QUESTION:
    My father has cancer in his colon, 2 of the 3 lobes in his liver,lymph nodes and pelvis. What are the chances?
    He is being treated at the Michael E. Debakey VA hospital in houston. They have not told us yet how aggressive or what treatment options are. What do the chances of battling this and winning look like? Please only doctors or nurses

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 colon cancer is not curable. The 5 year survival rate is 5%. Although aggressiveness plays a part in how long he will survive, the cancer is already wide spread and the most immediate danger is how much it has damaged his liver. I’m sorry to say it is not likely your father will be in the 5%. How long he survives will depend on how he responds to treatment.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there an alternative prostate cancer treatment for alcoholics?
    My father in law had his prostate removed 7 years ago. About a year and a half his PSA started rising again so they did three rounds of radiation treatment. His PSA continues to rise, so they chemically castrated him. It seems the cancer has become immune to the lack of testosterone and his PSA level doubled last month. At this point it appears the cancer is systemic but unfortunately it has not manifest itself yet so they don't know where it is.

    The problem: he is an alcoholic and chemotherapy isn't an option due to existing liver damage. Even if he quit drinking today, his liver couldn't handle the chemo so my question is:
    Is there an alternative prostate cancer treatment for people with liver damage?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry, but there isn’t an alterative. Chemo is the last effort I’m afraid. It is not uncommon for the PSA to begin to rise several months to sometimes years before the disease progression becomes evident. I hope this is the case with your father in law.

  14. QUESTION:
    Help... Liver Cancer?
    Last week, my relative has been diagnosed with primary liver cancer (have cirrhosis - hepatitis C) . My uncle has passed away from 9 months by the same cause (It is very common here in Egypt). I want to help him but I don't know (I am not a doctor and the medical care information is very rare here)

    Are there some organizations in USA or Europe that support the treatment of overseas cancer patients in poor countries with low cost?
    Are medical trials ... good option (low cost)?
    If liver transplant medically possible (e.g. cancer has not spread to other parts of the body)... How he can find a donor?

    • ANSWER:
      I live in the US and have no idea how your healthcare system works there, but it does seem odd for liver cancer to be common there yet medical care information is very rare. From time to time there are organizations here that will bring children over from underdeveloped countries free of charge to do difficult surgeries they are not equipped to do. However, this is rare and we do not do this for standard procedures.

      Our healthcare system has failed millions of our own citizens. Our government has failed us by allowing insurance companies to influence them and by allowing illegal aliens to zap our resources while our citizens pay of it and go without. So until this is fixed we should not encourage anyone to come here to get free or low cost care.

      In the US it is not possible for individuals to find their own liver donor. Here you are put in a database and when a match is found and it is your turn you get the liver.

  15. QUESTION:
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?

    I’m 22 years old, to some this may seem dumb, but I need to try everything. But you never know if someone out there knows of a good experimental treatment that has high counts of success.

    My mom has been battling cancer off and on. It started in my freshmen year with stage 4-colon cancer. 7 years later it has spread into different organs but she has been able to concur the problem at times, and even went into remission. She has been in remission for almost a year, and about three months ago she found out the cancer had spread to her liver. After of having been on several different forms of chemotherapy, including being on the pump, the doctors had her try the one last form of chemo they could think of to battle the cancer. After 2 months the doctors said the treatment hadn’t helped her at all.

    After consulting with several doctors they seem to feel that they have no treatments left to try on my mom to fight off the cancer and the only option was experimental drugs.

    Has anyone heard of any experimental drugs having high success? If she doesn’t find one that does they’re not sure how much longer she could fight off the cancer.

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      Don't listen to naysayers like the funeral director Nitram.
      They must have their own agenda in mind saying nasty things like that.

      The Red Angel recommendations are extremely valuable.
      She does know what she is talking about.

      She is not claiming to be any doctor, but if I am seriously sick, I would ask for her advice!
      And I am a health professional.

  16. QUESTION:
    Metastatic Liver Cancer?
    i have a friend who has met liver cancer after 6 months of chemo all the tumors shrunk expect for 1. they did radiation for that one after 1 treatment all the others that had shrunk grew back. this is incurable but treatable and after trying new chemo her liver is still enlarged.is there any more options for her? are we looking at quality of life now . any info would be appreciated tks
    primary was small cell from the lung. new chemo is taxol once a week before she was on etopopside,paraplatin.she had 6 sessions of those.tumors are on her liver are--39x27 mm--32x35 mm-40x21 mm --39 x27 mm 66x55 mm.also a month after her last chemo prior to new chemo they all grew. as for potion was hoping if they are other chemos that might help. all the chemos she has had is to prolong life. cancer doctor told her her this was incrurable but treatable.tks

    • ANSWER:
      "Messykatt" is correct that many people confuse a primary liver cancer with other primary cancers that have spread to the liver such as lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, or many others. To explain treatment options, we need to know the type of cancer, the locations, and what treatment has already been tried. The answer varies tremendously depending on the type of cancer.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone you know who survived stage 4 Colon Cancer and what treatment?
    MY FATHER HAS BEEN TREATED W/ CHEMO FOR ALMOST A YEAR. SPREAD TO LIVER AND LYMPH NODE. IT IS INOPERABLE THEY ARE STILL DOING CHEMO. THERE ARE ALOT OF OPTIONS

    • ANSWER:
      I think you father has had a hard time with so much chemotherapy and I think that he should start looking elsewhere. There are cures for cancer but they are all actively suppressed. Go to my website and see how we cured my wife of stage 4 ovarian cancer. She is fine today and the cancer is long gone, 7 years after diagnoses.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the treatment options for person having both Sarcomatoid RCC & Signet ring cell Carcinoma of Stomach?
    In June '07 we detected the Sarcamatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma (clear cell) cancer in the right kidney. Right radical nephrectomy was done and the entire kidney was removed. In Dec '07 we found that cancer had spread to lungs and liver. At the same time we discovered the presence of Signet ring cell carcinoma in the Stomach. We started Chemo regime (Docetaxel, Cisplatin and Fluorouracil) to treat Stomach cancer. Recently in March '08 when we did the scan after 3 rounds of chemo we found that the kidney cancer has further spread in the liver (biopsy confirmed this). We have stopped chemo now and our oncologist has recommended Avastin. Any recommendations? Any one who went thru something similar? Any and all help appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      check out this research group....someone one the message board might be able to help http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta

  19. QUESTION:
    Looking for ideas, International, treatment of drug resistant Testicular Cancer. Non-seminoma, choriocarcinom
    Looking for quality information regarding clinical trials or experimental tx options. Previous tx with BEP and Flavopuridal-7 rounds with much success. Stabalized disease in liver, abdomen except for new mets in right lung. Now with rising HCG. 12,000 Brain mets controlled with radiation. TIP 3 rounds
    Please no sales or gimics, there is not time for the extras! Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      contact Lance Armstrong's former Dr
      He is now at OHSU in Portland Oregon
      Medical Oncologist 503 494-8469 Craig Nichols, MD

      http://healthresources.caremark.com/topic/armstrongdr

      http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/newspub/releases/010907nichols.cfm

  20. QUESTION:
    Mom diagnosed with advance cancer, really in need of help/advice/cancer survivors 411?
    Just yesterday my mother was taken into the hospital, doctors told her she had cancer and that her liver had several tumors within, and that surgery would be impossible due possibly her bleeding out, they pulled me aside and told me that they can only provide "comfort" throughout this process, and that things will be getting worse and she will eventually pass . . . I have little or no knowledge on the subject, is there hope? should i transfer her to another loc? (we're in the tri-state area) aside from chemo, which they said they would do, are there other treatment options?

    =/
    The diagnosis was that she had gall bladder cancer I believe, and because there were several tumors it was clogging up everything else and interferring w/pancreas

    • ANSWER:
      You really do not provide enough information here (such as type of cancer and overall health and age of patient) . . survival from advanced cancer depends on a number of factors . . the location of disease, the stage, the grade, the cancer type as well as the patients age, overall health, and response to first line treatment. There is hope, but successful treatment for advanced disease is very difficult. However, if your mother is in overall good health and she can undergo chemotherapy she might consider going ahead with the treatment. What we found out is that doctors ALWAYS say in advanced cancer that surgery is not possible. But what they mean is that surgery is not possible right now . . at some point after taking chemotherapy you mother has a significant response than doctors may reconsider doing surgery. We also found out that not all oncologists or surgeons are created equally . . there are some who will do every single thing possible to save your mothers life while there are others who will provide comfort but are convinced your mother will die anyway. You need to find a doctor that you trust . . so you need a second or even third opinion . . find a good oncologist who treats the type of cancer your mother has and than allow him to do his job. Surgeons are the same way . . many will tell patients that they are 'inoperable' but what they really mean is that they don't have the skills necessary to operate on that type of tumor successfully . . they just can't do it and they know it. While other surgeons are extremely gifted and can go forward with these impossible surgeries . . these surgeons are found by word of mouth . . mostly from other patients who have had the procedures done after being turned away by regular surgeons.

      It is difficult to know from your description exactly what is going on . . but anyway . . get a second opinion. Also make sure that your mother is being treated at a designated comprehensive cancer center and not at your local general hospital:

      National Cancer Institute: Cancer Centers List by state
      http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/cancer-centers-list.html

      You may also wish to join a mailing list to seek out others with this type of cancer . . it is the patients and caregivers who can pass along information about where the best places to go for treatment might be or what the latest information available is . . they can be a good resource as well as support (to be used in conjunction with the doctor).

      http://www.acor.org/index.html

      Best of luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    manipulative boyfriend with cancer...should i stay?
    a few months ago i got into a relationship with an older guy, mostly because i was bored. i wasnt looking for anything serious but for a while things were going well. After a couple of months he started to become very controlling and manipulative which is causing a lot of problems in my life, with school and mental health. I was going to break it off, but then he was diagnosed with liver cancer. THe first two surgeries were unsucessful. Now, he has an option to get treatment or die in a few months, and if I dont start "treating him better" (I'm pretty sure i treat him well already) he refuses to get the surgery. I tried breaking it off a few times since hte cancer, but he threatened suicide every time (which is believable since he is fairly crazy and has a gun). I dont want to leave him alone to die, but I also dont like how this is ruining my life. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I guess I just want some advice on whether to stay or leave and how to go about doing it.
    no hes not an alcoholic now. i think he might have been in the past. he smokes more htan a pack a day though, refuses to eat healthy, and gets a lot of painkillers both legally and not.

    • ANSWER:
      First, I totally agree with Linda K who posted above. Secondly, liver cancer is fatal, so he is going to die whether he commits suicide or holds on and lets the cancer kill him. You owe this man NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING!! Don't stay one more day with him. Move away if you have to, but don't allow him and his manipulative ways to ruin your life any longer. It can be difficult to break away from a pathetic person like this man because you are probably a good kind-hearted person. But take Linda K's advice and just cut-off all communication with him at once. Change your phone numbers and e-mail addresses if necessary. It's ok if he is left alone to die. If he wasn't such a manipulative control-freak who ruins lives he would be surrounded by friends. You're not responsible for what he has created with his life and you CANNOT make it better or fix it for him. It's ok to walk away and walk away fast!

  22. QUESTION:
    She has just been sick. Is she getting worse?
    My relative has been sick. She has secondary liver cancer. She hasn't even seen anyone from the hospital yet about treatment options. Is the sickness because she is nearing the end? Or is it what happens? I am so worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but there is no way to answer you. We don’t know what kind of cancer she has or how long she has had it. If the liver mets are a new finding, etc. etc.

  23. QUESTION:
    Effective pain management WITHOUT the use of drugs?
    My Friend just had surgery to remove 2/3 of his liver (cancer). As a result, he's going to have to have a LOT of his meds cut to prevent any further liver damge--his life will depend on it. He's got several other health issues, & there's not a day that goes by where he's not in tremendous pain. He's also on disability, hence limited insurance and income, so alternative treatment options are hard to come by for him. But I'm worried that if he doesn't get some decent relief from his chronic pain he'll start over-medicating again, OR lose all hope & do something to harm himself further. It's really important that we find some highly effective, accessible, drug-free alternatives....am I asking for a miracle?

    • ANSWER:
      There are alternative to medication, here are a few: TENS Unit (small box that has electrical cord with two pads at the end. Place pad on either side of pain and turn on to about what you can stand. It sends electrical stimulation to the skin which will circumvent the pain messages from getting to the brain. Medicare will pay for it if ordered by doctor. It works really well for me on my back, neck, headaches, torn tendon. Also acupuncture in known to relieve pain in many people. I don't know the cost where you are but look up in yellow pages and call around...Drink lots and lots of water to detox the liver....Pain is an awful debilitater...It affects your entire life...I hope this helps....He can also get an order from doctor for pain control from physical therapy. They will apply hot packs and do ultrasound to back and painful muscles and joints....

  24. QUESTION:
    My husband may be in denial about his cancer?
    My husband is currently suffering from the early stages of liver and kidney disease. While undergoing routine imaging of his liver, the doctor noticed an abnormality on his pancreas as well. It turned out the abnormality was a tumor. This was three weeks ago.

    He handled the news relatively well at first, but now I'm convinced he's losing his mind. He outright refuses to even consider any treatment options and seems entirely convinced that there is no cancer at all.

    He's cooked up a crazy conspiracy theory that his cancer diagnosis was an elaborate hoax perpetrated by his ex-wife and her new husband. He's convinced himself that the doctor who diagnosed him was, in fact, an actor and that the test results were entirely forged. I tried to reason with him, but he's completely absorbed in his insane fantasy world. I don't think he's even slept in four days.

    How can I bring him back to reality?

    Please help. I'm beginning to lose control of the situation. Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Problem is you never had control over the situation. It's just a guess but I wouldn't be too surprised that your husband is an alcoholic. Liver failure, renal disease and now pancreatic tumors are all classic end line damage from drinking. (not the only way it happens but probably the most common) Add dilusional thinking which is also part of a chronic alcoholic. Pancreatic cancer is very painful and usually ends in death in less than 1 years time. It really doesn't matter what he does at this point in time if it is pancreatic cancer so what does this dilusion do to hurt him? It will not change the outcome one bit.

      What could have changed the outcome would have been to have the same concern over his chronic drinking. Getting help for that would have changed everything in his future that has now come to be. We don't see what we don't want to admit... both for him and you. You cannot change other people until you look inside and change what needs to change in yourself. People can only react to what they see. If you supported the man so that he could successfully drink then what did you have the potential to control that could have been different???

      Now it is very late in the process to change much. Get his financial affairs in order. That is the only reality at this point he really needs to deal with.

      Addendum:
      I am not trying to blame her for her husband's drinking. What I am trying to show is that there are few successful alcoholics without someone propping them up enabling their addiction. It is always a dance between the addict and the enabler. If the enabler begins to look at their own behavior then usually the addict cannot hide solely in his addiction. Her husband is responsible for his own actions however, the enabler teaches their children that all of this is ok and part of life to accept as normal. Mom put up with it so I guess this is what I should look for too in a mate. A trip to Alanon would be very beneficial for the whole family even if the addict does not get involved or wants to get better. At least the family chaos stops at his own two feet and not taught to the children this is a good way to live not to mention all the heartache to his wife over the years. Like I said, both need to get help... not just the addict. What happens now to her husband is in God's hands. What happens to her and her family is in her hands. It's just too bad that it takes this level of chaos to get people to think that maybe I need to learn some new tools to live a better life. Help would have been very beneficial earlier in the relationship and both would have benefited from it even if she was the only one to go to Alanon. At least the children would learn a better way to cope by her example. She cannot control his drinking or his disease but she has a lot of control over the collateral damage his disease brings to the rest of the family. This is why the enabler has a shared responsibility. I hope you get this.

  25. QUESTION:
    re-occurrence of anal cancer/ hepatomegaly with metastasis?
    my father, aged 57 years, weight: 78 kgs
    Past History:

    30/07/2004: colorectal anal cancer. APR surgery with colostomy

    12/08/2004: cycle of 3 Chemo prescribed by oncology physician, drugs prescribed: oxaliplatin, leucovorin etc.

    3/11/2004: Repeat cycle of above 3 chemo with radiation therapy.

    25/06/2008: little raised CEA around 25. Whole body PET Scan is normal.

    Now my father has re-occurence of cancer with badly damaged liver & a condition called hepatomegaly with metastasis. its stage 4. Can anybody please advice me more regarding the options of treatment, how much time does he have. He had a pathological fracture last week at the outer thigh-hip joint & underwent DHS surgery. The Dr feels the cancer has also spread in his bones. So he will be immobile (in bed) for atleast 5 weeks.

    please explain what is hepatomegaly with metastasis. guide & help me. aany direction u point out or guidance u give is above all forms of thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hepatomegaly with metastasis means he has an enlarged liver and his colon cancer has spread to it. I am sorry, but this is not curable. Any treatment at this point is to either prolong life for as long a possible or to elevate symptoms. A stage 4 colon cancer has a 5 year survival rate of 5%.

  26. QUESTION:
    ESOPHAGEAL CANCER MIRACLE CURES?
    My father has been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer which has spread to his liver and to his lungs. The doctors have told us that there is no cure for him due to the progression of the cancer.The cancer is very aggressive and has gotten worse 3 weeks down the track the tumor has ulcerated. I am trying to stay positive and i was wondering if anyone knows of any Natural remedies that may slow the progression of the cancer and/or give him longer to live. I am terrified to loose my father i just wish there was a way to help him. The doctors have told us the only treatment option we have is chemo, even though they haven't had any success with treating cancer of this stage. if anyone has any advice or any experience in using Natural medicines to help with cancer please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      You can see another doctor for a second opinion. Or even a third opinion. If they all concur, then the best thing would be to get to work on accepting the reality of the situation.

  27. QUESTION:
    Question about Adrenal Cancer?
    Okay, so yesterday I got a call that my best friend was found to have aggressive adrenal cancer, I'm not sure if there was a tumor found, or what. But the cancer has already spread to her liver, and it's not looking good. Does anyone out there have a survival rate, or a treatment option that has proved most effective for them? I can take it, I just can't seem to find any consistencies in my research, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you..

    • ANSWER:
      These are fairly rare cancers and don’t have the best outcomes I’m afraid. Untreated the median survival is 3 months, with treatment it can be as much as 5 years depending on the extent of the disease. She needs to have surgery to remove as much of it as possible as soon as possible.

  28. QUESTION:
    How much life left for my mom?
    My mom is in India. She was diagnosed with Breast cancer about four years back. She went under surgery(mastectomy) followed by Chemotherapy. She has been under medication since then. She never missed her daily harmone pill.
    Recently she visited doctor for regular checkup and also for stomach pain. After several tests, Liver Biopsy was done and found she has liver cancer. 2 days later, Bone scanning showed 8 bones have cancers throughout the body including skull, sternum etc etc. That means cancer has been spread.
    I want to know about how much life she has left. She is in pain all the time but she can talk and is emotionally very strong. We lost our father about 3 years back. That time father was about 65 and now mother is about 65. We are also very confused about the treatment options. We feel that the medication-pill she had been taking did not help at all.
    What we should do? Any suggestions will help in this tough time.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn’t much you can do. If she really has liver cancer that will get her before the stage 4 breast cancer. She needs to go into hospice and maybe some radiation for the bone mets.

  29. QUESTION:
    Writing a paper about alcoholism? Help with topic ideas?
    I have an eight page paper about alcoholism due this Friday. I'm brainstorming what I want to write about and trying to come up with questions I can answer within my paper, relating to the disease, of course.

    So far, I've thought of:

    Basic statistics (How many people are affected by alcoholism in the US? How many are men/women? What's the economic/social level of those affected? Age range? Race?...)
    Risk Factors
    Possible causes (I'll only touch briefly on this, since no one really knows whether it's inherited or not. I will present both sides.)
    Symptoms
    Diagnosis (Using the AUDIT/CAGE testing system, etc...)
    Treatment (How many treated actually stay sober, as opposed to going back to the bottle? What are the treatment options?)
    Other health issues that stem from being an alcoholic (Liver failure, cancer, depression, bi-polar disorder, etc...)
    What could be done better/more to inform the public about alcoholism

    What else would you like to know about alcoholism, if you were reading my paper? Do you have any other topic ideas I could touch on? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      costs to business community for employees with alcoholism--a, absenteeism/lost productivity and b, expense for health insurance/rehab

      social stigma/public view of alcoholism

      portrayal of alcoholism in popular culture ie literature, movies, tv-has it changed over time?

      drinking age and its correlation to alcoholism; contrast USA to other countries where younger poeple can drink

  30. QUESTION:
    What Do You Think About The Story Of The Courts Ordering Radiation Treatment So The Mother/Son Escape?
    It's been all over the news lately with this. This 13 year old boy has cancer of the liver, I believe, and the religious sect the mother follows only follows natural medicine; so of course chemo treatment is not an option.

    When the courts made the decision to say that the boy must have the chemo treatment the mother and son ran away from the courts and are now fugitives.

    What do you say about this? Should the courts make decisions against the religious practices of adults for the minors? or should the courts stay out of it and allow the mother to do what she thinks is best for their child?

    • ANSWER:
      The boy has Hodgkins lymphoma, which is 95% treatable with chemo, and he'd already been through one course of treatment before he decided not to do it anymore.

      The child is unable to make informed decisions about his healthcare, and the mother doesn't have the right to endanger his welfare.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I help my mom with stage IV colon cancer?
    My mom is 55, and she was diagnosed with colon cancer a couple of months ago. Doctors gave her a month or a few to live. Until recently, she was feeling fine and did not have any symptoms. When she was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread to stage IV. The cancer had also metastized in her liver, which is severely affected, but the other organs are fine. The doctors tried chemo for a couple of sessions, but her condition only got worse, the tumor grew even more, and her white blood cell count dropped. The doctors stoped the chemo and said they could not help with anything else. Surgery is also not an option because of the damaged liver, no doctor would take the responsibility for the surgery. Are there any other alternative options out there, any herbal stuff, innovative procedures or experimental treatments? Are there any clinics in the USA or Europe who practice this? I would be glad if someone could give me his/her advice and share their experiances. My family does not want to give up till the end, and they are willing to do anything to help my mom if not cure the cancer, at least stop it and prolong her life.
    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      go to www.phoenixtears.ca

  32. QUESTION:
    If you have Kaposi's Sarcoma and are given DOXIL chemo - is limb amputation still an option?
    My mom had a liver transplant 12 years ago. She is now battling KS - started on her leg in a small way but now is whole lower limb. They did radiation which did not help - the lesions are overwhelming and she is unable to walk. She has had one treatment of DOXIL ( liposome doxorubicin) and was told that the next treatment would be in 2-3 weeks. She's at the point of wanting amputation if it will prolong her life. My question: it seems that prescribing DOXIL means the cancer is systemic - would amputation be an option or has the cancer already travelled beyond the leg?

    • ANSWER:
      I guess the Doxil really is for systemic treatment. Does mom have a good Oncologist? If there is no indication of mets outside the affected limb, the amputation may be the way to go. Get a couple of opinions.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the best sites to learn about pulmonary thyroid carcinoma?
    Our friend was just diagnosed w/ it after removal a lymph node in his neck. I do know they have said it is already spread but I am wondering how they know that. I want to learn about it w/out overwhelming him w/ questions. Next week he will get his thyroid biopsied. I am trying to find the cure rate and treatment options. He did say they know something he wrong w/ his liver too. I don't think it sounds good but would like to learn to see.
    Thanks,
    p.s. I am just one of those who likes to research and that is how I deal w/ things. My dad has prostate cancer and I learned alot about it and even taught him and we all helped him decide what treatment to get and so far he is in remission for a year.

    • ANSWER:
      they called it pulmonary-thyroid because it probably started in the lungs and is spreading toward the thyroid as evidenced by blood tests showing either greatly elevated or greatly diminished levels of the hormone the thyroid produces.
      So start your research with lung cancer, and then metastasized lung cancer.

  34. QUESTION:
    I need some help. I just found out that an extended family member, in her late 40s, has Stage 4 colon cancer.?
    She was in relatively good health until she was diagnosed a few months ago. The cancer has spread all over her liver, to her lungs, and to other places, but I'm not sure where. She had surgery, but the doctors didn't remove anything because they said the cancer was too widespread. They decided to try chemo, but after a few sessions, they said her body was rejecting it- which I assume to mean that it wasn't working- and for some reason, decided not to try any more treatments. They have given her less than 6 months. I love her very dearly, but I do not feel that I can ask her or her immediate family question about her medical care because it might seem intrusive. I am struggling emotionally with this news, however. I don't understand why further treatments wouldn't be done. What would make a doctor decide to stop chemo all together after such a short time? Could there be something I'm not hearing through the family grapevine about her condition that would make chemo no longer an option?

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment may have been making her very sick. It did do that to my dad. I'm glad they are being honest with them. I get really bothered by doctors who push treatment when they know it is way past being useful and in fact making someone miserable. Hopefully they got into hospice which would work on symptom control, give medications, medical equipment and support from a variety of sources to make the last part of her life more comfortable so that she and her family would all be supported to allow them to spend this last period of her life together.

  35. QUESTION:
    Adenoma vs Hemangioma which is more common?
    I was diagnosed with lesion about 2 cm around (so small yet) on right lobe of my liver in Jan of 05 have had ct after ct and mri done with and without contrast and now they are wanting to do one more mri with contrast and thats with yet ANOTHER ct with contrast being done then after this mri they will biopsy, the dr says not much has changed but they can see it and it is there it may have grown a hair but nothing to worry about I have several ?? such as I am not on contraseptives so at my age of 30 what is more likely an adenoma or hemangioma> I have been told it could be either or should I ask which is more common? how common is it in my age group? treatment options and chances of posible reoccurenc? also my husband and I are talking about getting me unfixed so we can have kids I had 7 in my family die of cancers my parents being the last and I am the only one left alive can this be a genetic issue?

    The big question is WHY ARE THEY WAITING TO BIOPSY SO LONG AND SO UNCERTAIN YET??

    • ANSWER:
      Hemangiomas of the liver are very common lesions, and are benign. Adenomas are much more rare, so statistically, even without looking at an MRI or CT scan, if you say you have a 2cm liver lesion, chances are good that it's a benign hemangioma. As an aside, even though adenomas are rare, they still tend to occur in young women taking oral contraceptives. In almost all cases, a typical hemagioma can be quite confidently diagnosed by its MRI appearance. The problem is that once something is found that does not look like a "typical" hamngioma, it can be anything.....adenoma, cancer, etc. In a 30 year old such as yourself, the liklihood of a cancer is very remote. But if the MRI scan does not look like a "typical" hemagioma, this produces the dilemna you and your doctors are in. Some will be followd for a couple of years to document stability, while others are biopsied. Biopsy should not be done lightly, since sticking a needle into the liver carries the risk of internal bleeding. If biopsies were 100% safe, then every suspicious finding would be biopsied.

  36. QUESTION:
    Cancer Patient seeking advice.?
    Hello, I am writing on my father's behalf. He's 55 yrs old. He was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis 3 yrs back, and underwent treatment for the same, which left his liver very weak. Now he's been diagnosed with adrenocortical tumour, and the malignancy has started to spread in his lungs. Our doctor said that surgery is not an option in his case and started chemotherapy. He's still very weak, after 1 session of chemo, has high fever and cough almost alternate day. I want to know whether any other form of treatment is available. Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      I am very sorry to hear about your father. After my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, I went to see what other alternative forms of treatment were out there. She expressed a few different "natural" treatments she would like to try after doing a bit of chemotherapy.
      There is everything from herbal medicines and foods, to electromedicine being promoted to help with cancer treatment.
      I recall watching a program not too long ago on be venom therapy that peaked my interest (one of the sites: http://www.beewelltherapy.com/).
      I also want to put out, I do not have any formal medical training and it would probably be best to keep on with what the doctors say (especially since it seems its a later stage cancer), along with looking into alternative forms if you think they would help.

  37. QUESTION:
    my mom has cervical cancer diagnosed in August 2010 at stage 2B?
    She did radiation and chemo and by the time of the first follow up it has spred to lymph nodes. She recently was planning on chemo again but she was not strong enough, not eating we got a feeding tube. They did a pet scan 4 weeks ago and said only a minimal change in the tumors, today they claim she has a bowel obstruction and that the tumors spread to liver and muscle and chemo is no longer an option as well as the feeding tube either. Does cancer spread that quickly? Does anyone know? I have had bad experiences with these oncologists in the past 3 months. They were all negative trying to convince us not to pursue treatments saying my mom is tired. I know it hasn't been easy but she was still kind of into the fight. How do you know if this is negligence? And even the truth? I am not in denial I know things were not good, but it just happened so fast??!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you do have a cancer issue see this link fantastic info for you
      http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/PharmacologicalandBiologicalTreatment/antineoplaston-therapy

  38. QUESTION:
    The better option...chemo or radiation?
    My Dad died from cancer that began in the liver and traveled thru his body. He started radiation and then switched to chemo. I was told because radiation was not working. What I wonder is, why would they think chemo would work? Now my sister has been diagnosed w/ breast cancer and wonders what her options are. Going by our Dad's experience, makes her choices harder to make. Can anyone who has gone thru either of these treatments, shed some light for us. The pros and cons of the treatment path you took.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, yes I'm a cancer survivor. There are pro's and con's to each treatment and each treatment has it's own destiny. Radiation is more tissue related, like skin deep, for organs, radiation can enhance but it will not kill the cancer, it's not deep enough or strong enough. Radiation damages skin and lymph nodes and many times can cause fluid build up called lymphedema. The skin actually burns many times during a treatment. There are side effects too due to the skin heating up such as burning, peeling, loss of sensation, etc. Chemo is stronger, it goes through the full body and kills the cells, right after surgery it is very beneficial, before and after, you shrink the tumor, do surgery, then chemo again to kill loose cells that escape. Liver cancer is harder to treat because the liver is spongy, say for example surgery on the liver, you can't stitch it because it's like trying sew cottage cheese together, they have to clamp it together. Based on that the radiation probably was more of an enhancement in this case whereas the chemo penetrated and circulated full body.

      Now for a breast, and I have experience in breast cancer, if I were your sister, I would opt for chemo AND radiation first to shrink the cancer, surgery then more chemo and radiation after to make sure the cancer dies. There are newer treatments too with crypto therapy not sure how that is spelled, where they can freeze tumors and they die, she needs to consult with a good oncologist on treatment options whether she wants a lumpectomy, masectomy etc.

      Just to be aware, breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes, especially in the chest and underarm, the underarm node is called the axilla and it's a main node in the body. Removal of this node or radiation done to that node or higher near the collarbone (called the clavicle) can damage the node. Damage or removal of that node can cause lymphedema, which is fluid build up in the body due to a malfunction in the lymphatic system. She needs to be aware of that when she talks to the surgeon and oncologist. They may not tell her about it as many doctors are not informed.

  39. QUESTION:
    What to do IF the situation is that my friend's Father passes away?
    My friend's dad has cancer. He's had treatment for about 2 years but currently is stopping because it is weakening him very badly. Everyday he stays home in bed. The cancer has spread to his liver. His breathing is also very uneven and needs oxygen tanks at home. The doctor told my friend's mom that since his feet are SO swollen because there is alot of cancer cells in the liver/ kidneys, he may only have a few months

    My friend doesnt know what to do. She is only 19 this year....and their health insurance comes from the father's work company..but if something happens, it wont cover it anymore......

    My friend's mom also has cancer, but hers will most likely go away....

    What insurance can they use?? what options are there?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there ANY more hope for my mom?
    My mom had pretty bad liver and pancreatic cancer and they just ran out of treatments. We have some of the best doctors in the country, and they say that they don't have anything else. But is that REALLY true? There isn't ANY hope? I did some research a long time ago and i heard something about this machine that uses radiowaves to zap cancer cells? What is that all about? Is there ANYTHING else that can help? Doctors say surgery is not a option. PLEASE if you know ANYTHING please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      i can speak form a patient's point of view. first of all there is no point at which hope can be taken out of the equation.i was told recently that my cancer has returned after two years that a cure was hopefully anticipated. there has been metasisis to my brain and new cancer activity in my chest. it is now considered terminal. i am now coming to terms with this and rediscovering hope. many people live well beyond predicted prognosis after there really is not much medical science has to offer. there are claims that certain foods or environmental influences help. there is prayer and positive thought. but, there will be a point where you stop arming your self for active battle and give your self the time to put your life in perspective and say good bye. spend this precious time with your mom and may you have many memories that you will have for when she is not with you. always keep her wishes first in mind; this is part of her life. i feel God's peace every day by knowing he loves me and will let me be of help to someone and share as much time with my family as i am allowed. He leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul.
      let your mom know that you realize how much she loves you and that you will be all right. it will mean a lot to her.

  41. QUESTION:
    Michael Moore's movie sicko. American views on this?
    Firstly, I am NOT a Michael Moore fan at all. He's irritating and cannot see more than one point of view at any one time.

    However, I just watched "Sicko" in full and being a British citizen, I am all for national health-care.

    I have read a lot that many people - a majority being from the US - think that it is inaccurate (total bull according to some) but as a recipient of NHS treatment throughout my life, I found the interviewing and views of the NHS in the film were very accurate. I mean, doctors DO get paid a lot. There is NO billing department in UK hospitals. Pre and post natal care is not charged for. Waiting times in Emergency rooms aren't that long (Okay, I'll admit, 2am on a weekend with all the drunks in large towns increases waiting times in ER's but if you have a serious injury, you are at the front of the queue) and medications ARE £6.65 if you are eligable to pay. And are completely FREE to those of low incomes, the elderley and minors. The fat, irritating Mr Moore wasn't using film trickery or artistic license there.

    There can be long waits for things like certain operations but we DO have the option to us to go private if we want to be seen quicker. And if it is a serious enough condition - heart bypass for example - there is no waiting. Also, the NHS does not provide vital liver transplants to alcoholics who have drunk through one liver already (unless they give up drinking and can prove it) so we're not stupid, wasting resources on those who would abuse the system.

    So, does this mean that the American views were fake? Was a little 18 month old girl really allowed die because her mother's insurance was not going to cover treatment at a certain hospital? And a couple were forced to go bankrupt due to suffering from cancer and a heart attack? I find it hard to believe, especially as most Americans I have heard giving their views on it call the movie total rubbish.

    So, by reasoning, the American "side of it" according to Michael Moore must have been faked, or at least embellished?
    So, Pru. You were on the debate team right? Cos you've got me convinced that the whole movie's a fake. Honest!
    Seriously. Care to elaborate on your view?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't think Moore faked anything. Rather, his view was one-sided, as it always is, sometimes to the point where it becomes distortion. He fails for example to note that Cuba has two classes of medical system, one for the public and another for the leadership, and that while medical care is universally available and top-notch by third world standards even commonplace medications are hard to come by.

      But he's right that the lack of universal health care here is killing people, and bankrupting them. And most Americans know that, which is why Obama's health care initiative has so much public support (65% favor a public option). But the health care lobby is extremely powerful, they've spent *0 million* in only six months to fight health reform.

      Also, what you have to realize is that *most* Americans don't have these problems. The vast majority of Americans have health insurance and are happy with it. And they get better care than they would in the UK, none of those infamous waits and penny-pinching. The problems Moore mentions -- being uninsured and having shoddy insurance plans that drop you -- are real, but they affect only a minority, typically the working poor who make a bit too much for free government health care and those who lose their job or work for a small employer. For most middle class Americans, universal coverage won't give them coverage other than what they already have (though it will make that safer), and it will mean that their costs will go up, rather than down.

      So while like most Americans I'm strongly in favor of health care reform, and disappointed that lobbyists and conservatives have so far blocked it, you have to keep in mind that most of us aren't dying on the street as Moore's film might suggest. It's a very good film, but it's no more balanced than his other ones and you kind of have to have some familiarity with the American health system to put it in context.

  42. QUESTION:
    My wife is refusing cancer treatment?
    My wife was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease two months ago. She was a practicing alcoholic for over twenty years and was recently released from rehab for prescription medication abuse.

    While doing routine imaging of her liver, the doctor noticed a mass in the tail of the pancreas. He referred us to specialist who diagnosed my wife with advanced pancreatic cancer.

    Unfortunately, despite repeated urging from myself and other family members, she outright refuses to consider any treatment options. When she was in her mid-twenties she developed two malignant tumors in her throat. Both were removed by resection after they failed to respond to chemotherapy.

    Evidently, she was so traumatized by this experience that she vowed to never undergo chemotherapy again. Her negative experience, combined with her liver problems and the generally poor prognosis in people with pancreatic cancer, is fueling her choice to forgo treatment.

    Honestly, she seems resigned to death. My wife is all I have after our only daughter committed suicide early last year. I love her more than anything in the world and couldn't bear the thought of watching her die unnecessarily. I lost both my parents to cancer recently and I don't think I have in in me to witness the death of another loved one.

    How can I force her to undergo treatment? Can I legally have her declared mentally unfit to make her own decisions, or something?

    Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      No, and if you respect her, you won't try. Also, pancreatic cancer does not respond well to chemotherapy. In fact, it is basically a death sentence no mater what. Survival rate for pancreatic cancer is less than 5%. That includes the best case scenarios, and she is not a best case scenario. Chemotherapy will just make her last few months miserable and she will still most likely die. So let her enjoy her last days of life with her family and appreciate the time you have left with her.

      I am very sorry for your loss. Sadly I understand it too well. My dad just died from pancreatic cancer.

  43. QUESTION:
    My wife is refusing cancer treatment?
    My wife of 26 years was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease two months ago. She was an alcoholic for over 20 years and was recently released from rehab for prescription medication abuse.

    While doing routine imaging of her liver, the doctor noticed an abnormality on her pancreas as well. He referred us to another doctor who diagnosed my wife with advanced pancreatic cancer.

    Unfortunately, despite repeated urging from myself and other family members, she outright refuses to consider any treatment options. When she was in her mid-twenties she developed two tumors in her throat; both removed by resection after they failed to respond to chemotherapy. Evidently, she was so traumatized by this experience that she vowed to never undergo chemotherapy again. This, combined with her liver problems and the generally poor prognosis in people with pancreatic cancer, is fueling her choice to forgo treatment.

    Honestly, she seems resigned to death. My wife is all I have after our only daughter committed suicide early last year. I love her more than anything in the world and couldn't bear the thought of watching her die unnecessarily. How can I force her to undergo treatment? Can I legally have her declared mentally unfit to make her own decisions, or something?

    Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      The decision is hers to make.

      The treatment is difficult to cope with even when you have a good prognosis.

      It is tantamount to torture when the prognosis is bad.

      In the same position, I would make the same decision as your wife and if you tried to force me into treatment I would consider it spousal abuse.

      I understand it is difficult for you to accept that you will loose her, but treatment likely to mearly prolong her pain and suffering.

  44. QUESTION:
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?

    I’m 22 years old, to some this may seem dumb, but I need to try everything. But you never know if someone out there knows of a good experimental treatment that has high counts of success.

    My mom has been battling cancer off and on. It started in my freshmen year with stage 4-colon cancer. 7 years later it has spread into different organs but she has been able to concur the problem at times, and even went into remission. She has been in remission for almost a year, and about three months ago she found out the cancer had spread to her liver. After of having been on several different forms of chemotherapy, including being on the pump, the doctors had her try the one last form of chemo they could think of to battle the cancer. After 2 months the doctors said the treatment hadn’t helped her at all.

    After consulting with several doctors they seem to feel that they have no treatments left to try on my mom to fight off the cancer and the only option was experimental drugs.

    Has anyone heard of any experimental drugs having high success? If she doesn’t find one that does they’re not sure how much longer she could fight off the cancer.

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    My husband may be in denial about his cancer?
    My husband is currently suffering from the early stages of liver and kidney disease. While undergoing routine imaging of his liver, the doctor noticed an abnormality on his pancreas as well. It turned out the abnormality was a tumor.

    He handled the news relatively well at first, but now I'm convinced he's losing his mind. He outright refuses to even consider any treatment options and seems entirely convinced that there is no cancer at all.

    He's cooked up a crazy conspiracy theory that his cancer diagnosis was an elaborate hoax perpetrated by his ex-wife and her new husband. He's convinced himself that the doctor who diagnosed him was, in fact, an actor and that the test results were entirely forged. I tried to reason with him, but he's completely absorbed in his insane fantasy world. I don't think he's even slept in four days.

    How can I bring him back to reality?

    Please help. I'm beginning to lose control of the situation.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe he needs a little time to digest this whole shocking news.people react to bad news differently.some cry out loud .some keep quiet and suffer inside..some pretend it never happened.
      you need to talk to a expert on this one,cause this serious ...go see a couselor (alone) for advice
      good luck

  46. QUESTION:
    What Do You Think About The Story Of The Courts Ordering Radiation Treatment So The Mother/Son Escape?
    It's been all over the news lately with this. This 13 year old boy has cancer of the liver, I believe, and the religious sect the mother follows only follows natural medicine; so of course chemo treatment is not an option.

    When the courts made the decision to say that the boy must have the chemo treatment the mother and son ran away from the courts and are now fugitives.

    What do you say about this? Should the courts make decisions against the religious practices of adults for the minors? or should the courts stay out of it and allow the mother to do what she thinks is best for their child?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it should be a case by case basis. This case, the 13 year old has Hodgkin's lymphoma, and is in Stage 2, which patients that receive chemo at this stage have a 90% survival rate. If it moves to Stage 3 (which doctors say will be soon for the boy), the survival rate drops to 50%. And without chemo, his chances go down to only 5%. On top of all this, the 13 year old boy does not have the mental capacity to determine if chemo is the right thing for him or not (not only legally, but he also has a learning disability). So the boy is only going along with what the mother is telling him.

      So with these facts in hand, the judge is acting in the best interest of the child. He even said himself that he would not normally order chemo in all situations, but because of the extremely high success rate, he is in this case. If the outlook was any less, he would not have ordered it.

      Also, do you think the father should have a say? At first, he was not supportive of chemotherapy, but he has changed his mind and wants to have his son treated. and, the religious leaders the mother uses to defend her belief is even asking her to return and get her son the treatment.

      .

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there ANY more hope for my mom?
    My mom had pretty bad liver and pancreatic cancer and they just ran out of kimo theraphy and treatments. We have some of the best doctors in the country, and they say that they don't have anything else. But is that REALLY true? There isn't ANY hope? I did some research a long time ago and i heard something about this machine that uses radiowaves to zap cancer cells? What is that all about? Is there ANYTHING else that can help? Doctors say surgery is not a option. PLEASE if you know ANYTHING please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      If your mother has metastatic disease (meaning the cancer has spread from its original site) which it sounds like she does, any type of radiation therapy (whether the most frequently used xrays, a new "radiowave zap", or something like the gammaknife) is unlikely to be helpful for more than comfort measures. Similar to how surgery is no longer an option. You just can't find all the itty bitty cancer spots throughout the body, so even if you do manage to get all the big tumors down (unlikely), the little bits that don't even show up on imaging will keep the cancer alive, and continue spreading it to the rest of the body.
      Clinical trials is definitely a good route to pursue, but be careful hanging all your hope on that. It is A. highly unlikely that her oncologist hadn't thought of clinical trials and B. also unlikely that she will be eligible for many trials. A lot of clinical trials have restrictions as to what treatments the patients can have already received.

      Also, you have to allow her to truly ask herself if going through more tortuous chemotherapy is truly worth the slim chances they offer. There comes a time for a lot of cancer patients where the disease has outlasted the tools medical professionals have to fight it. As you and probably she have accepted, she is dying. You cannot fault her if she would prefer to not go through the nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, infections, injections all over again even if something like a clinical trial presents itself. Help her celebrate and live to the fullest however many years, months, or weeks she has left. It's the greatest thing you could possibly do for her.


Liver Cancer Treatment Survival Rate

Ovarian cancer survival rates are as ambiguous as a weather report that says such and such percent chance of rain today. Everyone knows it's a hundred percent chance of rain when it's raining, and zero when it's not.

However to throw out the statistics in the standard way, according to the American Cancer Society more than 20,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and 15,000 will die from the disease. Does that mean that three quarters of the women who receive an ovarian cancer prognosis are going to die? Not necessarily. On an individual basis it's just like the weather prediction for rain.

It really all depends on how a women wants to go about treating her cancer whether she survives, dies, or if she has an ovarian cancer recurrence. Of course there are innumerable variables to be factored in such as her age, the type of cancer, how soon she discovered it, and how quickly she began dealing with it. If you want to be technical there are more than 30 different types of ovarian cancer all of which are categorized by the type of cell where they originate.

If you want to be brutally honest and I want to, cancer is cancer. Regardless of the type or stage, it's manifest due to a weakened immune system and the only hope to overcoming it will be by freeing up and assisting the body's own immune responses. There are so many excellent remedies for performing both those task in the world of holistic cancer treatments, and more being uncovered all the time.

To start besides stating the obvious of avoiding all foods that feed cancer such as sugar and foods or substances that weaken the immune system, a good cleansing fast is initially recommended. A juice fast is standard, drinking only fresh carrot, beet, apple, and ginger juice for example, to cleanse the colon and rejuvenate the liver. Periodic colon and liver cleanses are similarly helpful as is a diet of green foods along with other super foods.

There are so many herbal remedies such as Essiac tea and amazingly effective diets such as The Budwig and Hallelujah Diet. The list is all but endless. Why not take advantage of all of them? If you do the research into alternative cancer cures and become seriously committed, your chances of not being one of the more than seventy-five percent of women who according to ovarian cancer survival rates succumb to the disease, are as good as a zero chance of rain when the sun is shining.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My mom has stage 4 liver cancer shes 72 years old. she start treatment next week.What is the survival rate?
    She first was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 years ago and was successful with surgery and treatment.Now its 4th stage liver and a small spot on the abdomen. How should I prepare myself and my family? Thanks Concern Daughter

    • ANSWER:
      Very sorry to read and say stage 4 liver cancer is the terminal stage.
      All treatment options(Very limited) are just palliative and prognosis is poor.
      You and your family must develop mental strength to face inevitable outcome.
      In such cases Hospice care is highly recommended.

  2. QUESTION:
    what is the survival rate for metastatic liver cancer? Is there any better treatments available?

    • ANSWER:
      The survival rate depends on what kind of cancer the person has, if there are multiple liver mets and if there are mets anywhere else.
      Any better treatments than what? If we don’t know what treatment they have had how do we know if there are better ones?

  3. QUESTION:
    is there any treatment for liver cancer in india in any therapy or anyother alternative?
    one of my nearest has been detected liver cancer recently. please advise me if anyone knows its permanent treatment and advise me whether it is curable. If not what is the maximum survival rate of such patient

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the amount the cancer has spread. It also depends on the availablity on a possible donor who might be able to donate part of their liver. The liver is one of those organs that a person does not have to be dead to donate. A portion of a liver can be implanted and the patient and the donor will both regrow what is missing.
      Unfortunately, the liver is tied into many parts of the body such as the lymphatic system. This gives the cancer a lot of opportunity to spread. The first order of business would be a round of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the cancer and attempt to kill off any possible spread of the cancer. There comes a balance though between treating the cancer and staying healthy enough for a transplant. If the patient becomes too weak from the chemo then operating is not an option until they become stronger. There are treatments that increase the red blood cell count that can make a patient stronger though that you can use during chemo to keep them healthy enough for surgery.
      Discuss all options with your doctors.
      If at all possible, the best cancer treatment center I know of is in the United States in Houston, Texas. MD Anderson specializes in creating 'cancer survivors'.

  4. QUESTION:
    Cancer Survival Rate Question?
    My husband has stage 4 lung/liver cancer. I dont have the technical name but basically its lung cancer living inside his liver(along with two other types they couldnt identify or at least thats what they said). They could not be sure exactly where the origin was even tho the main cancer they found in his liver identifies as lung.

    He was told around 2 years with treatment. However, the chemo he was on his marrow couldnt tolerate so we had to stop. They had no other chemo meds they thought would be helpful or the like. So right now he is not being treated as they dont have a game plan really.

    Does anyone have a good website about survival rates for this type of cancer. He was told 2 yrs with treatment but that shifted to 1-2 yrs and now noones talking and since he cant do chemo and he
    was hit and miss with it as is once his platelets started dropping and not wanting to come back up...where does this leave us?

    I just want an idea for my own mental knowledge. Thank you for any help given!
    SUZE~because they dont know the origin radiology was out of the question. As for oral drugs they want to start him on something called Tarceva but he is very weary about taking it because of the side effects especially the bleeding part cuz his spleen is very enlarged.

    The original diagnosis was undefined small cell carcinoma. However, on the screen in the doctors office Ive seen the word A---carcinoma(word reminded me of arachnicarcinoma, cant recall the exact spelling)with unknown origin.
    Those are the only things I know about the specific name. During his sporatic chemo session and two sets of scans done there has been no real growth nor shrinkage. Its basically stayed the same with the exception of his spleen that keeps growing.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry, but small cell lung cancer are aggressive and without treatment I would not expect him to survive more than 9 months or so.
      Please talk to his doctor about hospice he may not need it right now, but when he does you will not have to think about. They are great about answering your questions and managing pain. The time has come where you need to concentrate on the quality of the life he has left not the number of months.
      Best wishes.

      P.S.
      If he has 2 cancers the other one is probably adenocarcinoma.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to the brain, she is 84?
    my gran has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which has spread to liver, lung and brain, she is not been given any treatment and is being kept comfortable. Could anyone advise on what we can expect, i really don't want her to suffer.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry. It is so difficult to watch and wait while someone you love goes through this.

      Each case is different, so no one can say for sure "how long". My sister made it 6 weeks after the cancer was found to have spread to her brain. She slept a lot and didn't eat much. At first, when she was awake she was quite alert, but toward the end, she was out of it most of the time.

      The medication that my sister was given for pain must have been quite effective, because she didn't complain of discomfort nor were there any indications that she was in any distress. She finally simply went to sleep and didn't wake up.

      God bless you and your family...

  6. QUESTION:
    Embryonic Sarcoma of the Liver?
    A family friend is thirteen years old and has embryonic sarcoma of the liver, stage three. Anyone who knows anything about this kind of cancer/treatment/survival rate; please make a comment. Anything would be helpful and appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what type of tumour you are referring to-there is a specific tumour of the liver in children called 'undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UES)'. Is it this one?

      If so, treatment is usually by surgical resection-the surgeon would try and remove as much of the liver as possible. It is extremely rare, and unfortunately is quite difficult to treat.Patients get chemotherapy and radiotherapy before and after surgery, and treatment is aimed at stopping any distant spread.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate of a person with Stage 4 breast cancer who just suffered a stroke?
    A 48 year old woman, diagnosed on 12/4/08 with stage 4 breast cancer (mets to brain, lungs, liver and spine) suffered a stroke on 1/30/09, during a chemotherapy treatment. The stroke left her paralyzed on her left side, with limited mobility in her hand/arm/shoulder. She can't walk, and she has "mental mis-fires."

    Her family (particularly her mother) is in denial about the grimness of her condition. Her husband (they're somewhat estranged, but he is "doing the right thing") wants to put her in a rehab/hospice setting, because she can't climb stairs. (They live in an old rowhouse. . .no bathroom on the main floor.) Her mother, on the other hand, has come up with this crazy idea to rent an apartment and care for her there. ?????

    Does anyone have any experience with a situation like this? What is this woman's realistic survival rate? Would hospice be the appropriate move at this point?
    Her survival was said to be about 2 months, which it has already been. X-rays of lungs show that they are completely covered with cancer cells. The doctor has suggested hospice/rehab.
    . . .but her mother doesn't want that.
    Prairie Girl. . .I told them the very same thing, but was treated like I was nuts. My dad had a stroke, but survived 10 years afterwards. He was a total invalid. My mother insisted on caring for him at home. That lasted about two years, and took a huge toll on ALL of us, as we were required to chip in with his care. My brother (49) died of lung cancer that had metastasized to his brain, liver and bones. My sister just last year died of kidney failure at age 60. All three were in hospice at the end of there lives, as it was extremely difficult--physically, as well as emotionally--to care for them at home.

    Unfortunately, her mother does not respect anyone's opinion except her own. Thought "maybe it's me" for a minute.
    . . .and very sorry to hear about your Dad.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 usually means a very limited time is left. Her mother loves her and wants to help her, but she isn't realizing how much care she's going to need. It would be better for her to be in Hospice and have her mother be there to enjoy the time they have left together. My dad had lung cancer and when they realized it had spread to his brain he only lived 6 more weeks. It's a very sad situation. Be there for your friend in any way you can, because your time together is limited.

  8. QUESTION:
    could some one read over my speech about cancer? and tell me if it's any good? thankyu.?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It's recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    There is no proven study of any kind. Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 18 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumour on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is,no amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, I was like almost a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    _--------------------------

    Keep in mind, i'm 15. anything i should add? please answer
    nah, she was 50. my mum knew her for 18 years. so i knew her my whole life

    • ANSWER:
      i'm a two time AML Leukemia survivor. You have my stamp of approval. I know how you feel about loosing good friends. I lost two. It's tough to watch someone slowly die. God bless her soul.

  9. QUESTION:
    wondering why any doctor would subject anyone to chemo?
    Chemotherapy Quotes
    "Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy….The bottom line is for a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure---Hodgkin's disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and Choriocarcinoma."---Ralph Moss, Ph.D. 1995 Author of Questioning Chemotherapy.

    "NCI now actually anticipates further increases, and not decreases, in cancer mortality rates, from 171/100,000 in 1984 to 175/100,000 by the year 2000!"--Samuel Epstein.

    "A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo’s supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin’s disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy (NCI Journal 87:10)."—John Diamond

    Children who are successfully treated for Hodgkin's disease are 18 times more likely later to develop secondary malignant tumours. Girls face a 35 per cent chance of developing breast cancer by the time they are 40---which is 75 times greater than the average. The risk of leukemia increased markedly four years after the ending of successful treatment, and reached a plateau after 14 years, but the risk of developing solid tumours remained high and approached 30 per cent at 30 years (New Eng J Med, March 21, 1996)

    "Success of most chemotherapy is appalling…There is no scientific evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancer…chemotherapy for malignancies too advanced for surgery which accounts for 80% of all cancers is a scientific wasteland."---Dr Ulrich Abel. 1990

    The New England Journal of Medicine Reports— War on Cancer Is a Failure: Despite billion spent on research and treatments since 1970, cancer remains "undefeated," with a death rate not lower but 6% higher in 1997 than 1970, stated John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D., and Heather L. Gornik, M.H.S., both of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago in Illinois. "The war against cancer is far from over," stated Dr. Bailar. "The effect of new treatments for cancer on mortality has been largely disappointing."

    "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 when used in immediate life-threatening situations."---Prof Jones. (1956 Transactions of the N.Y. Academy of Medical Sciences, vol 6. There is a fifty page article by Hardin Jones of National Cancer Institute of Bethesda, Maryland. He surveyed global cancer of all types and compared the untreated and the treated, to conclude that the untreated outlives the treated, both in terms of quality and in terms of quantity. Secondly he said, "Cancer does not cure". Third he said "There is a physiological mechanism which finishes off an individual".)

    "With some cancers, notably liver, lung, pancreas, bone and advanced breast, our 5 year survival from traditional therapy alone is virtually the same as it was 30 years ago."---P Quillin, Ph.D.

    "1.7% increase in terms of success rate a year, its nothing. By the time we get to the 24 century we might have effective treatments, Star Trek will be long gone by that time." Ralph Moss.

    "….chemotherapy’s success record is dismal. It can achieve remissions in about 7% of all human cancers; for an additional 15% of cases, survival can be "prolonged" beyond the point at which death would be expected without treatment. This type of survival is not the same as a cure or even restored quality of life."—John Diamond, M.D.

    "Keep in mind that the 5 year mark is still used as the official guideline for "cure" by mainstream oncologists. Statistically, the 5 year cure makes chemotherapy look good for certain kinds of cancer, but when you follow cancer patients beyond 5 years, the reality often shifts in a dramatic way."—Diamond.

    Studies show that women taking tamoxifen after surviving breast cancer then have a high propensity to develop endometrial cancer. The NCI and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, which makes the drug, aggressively lobbied State of California regulators to keep them from adding tamoxifen to their list of carcinogens. Zeneca is one of the sponsors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    "Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy…Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade. Yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumours…Women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemo than without it."—Alan Levin, M.D.

    According to the Cancer Statistics for 1995, published by the ACS in their small journal (2), the 5-year survival rate has improved from 50%-56% for whites and 39%-40% for bl
    Gary, did you bother to read? if I'm not mistaken the NEJ of medicine was quoted as well as several md's which if I'm not mistaken stands for medical doctors, also some with PHD's. what more do you need?I don't recall mentioning anything about alt med.
    I watched my mother, my aunt, her husband , a friend die from this treatment, and now my cousin is dying from this junk science, don't even bother to defend it. it's monstrous, but you are welcome to believe it if you want, I don't and I'll take my chances, as you'll take your's. good luck

    • ANSWER:
      "Quotes" ?

      Yep, quote mining is a poor and frequently invalid form of taking a quote out of context and pretending it is a fact on its own.

      Don't forget: Increases in cancer are due to people living longer so they are more likely to die of cancer (we all have to die of something!). Dying at 85 from cancer, rather than at 35 from scurvy is known as "medical progress".

  10. QUESTION:
    Stage 3 B Lung Cancer?
    My grandpa was diagnosed with lung cancer and today the Dr finally told him he is stage 3 b and it is inoperable. He is to weak for surgery, he would die. So they are doing 4 weeks chemo/radiation followed by a 4 week break then back to another 4 weeks of chemo/radiation to try to beat this. They told him there is a 40% chance he can beat this and live but there are always risks with the treatment and he will get very sick. I do know how sick he will get as my step-mom is stage 4 treatments failed, my aunt is stage 4 and treatments failed. So my question is what is the survival rate for people with stage 3 B. He is 78 years old with other health issues including high blood pressure, liver problems (although the dr said it isn't cancer in the liver just liver aging), to much protein in his blood and diabetes so what is the chance he will beat this and live or at least live with it for awhile? My grandparents have been married over 50 years and my grandma said she thinks she will die first but it just seems like there is only a short time with both of them.

    • ANSWER:
      To be honest, and I hate to tell you this, but 40% sounds a little optomistic for stage 3b lung cancer. I think stastically its more like 20-25%.

      I think with treatments though, your Grandpa does have a good chance of living quite a few more years. As long as he responds to treatment, and the cancer does not advance.

  11. QUESTION:
    Question about Adrenal Cancer?
    Okay, so yesterday I got a call that my best friend was found to have aggressive adrenal cancer, I'm not sure if there was a tumor found, or what. But the cancer has already spread to her liver, and it's not looking good. Does anyone out there have a survival rate, or a treatment option that has proved most effective for them? I can take it, I just can't seem to find any consistencies in my research, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you..

    • ANSWER:
      These are fairly rare cancers and don’t have the best outcomes I’m afraid. Untreated the median survival is 3 months, with treatment it can be as much as 5 years depending on the extent of the disease. She needs to have surgery to remove as much of it as possible as soon as possible.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you help me with my one sentence summary about this article?
    Mickey Mantle played his way into the pantheon of baseball bods, and drank his way to the brink of death. So in today's cynical debate over health-care priorities, Mick's record drinking would drop him to the bottom of the list for a life-saving transplant. Chilling but ture. He's over 60 and was an alcoholic for most of his life, a choice that helped make him as sick as he is today. Then there's his age and hedical condition,which would put his chances at about 60 percent for surviving a liver transplant for five years or more.
    The cynics would say Mick is a poor risk indeed. They are wrong.
    Such a heartless and politicized point of view has gained strength ever since 1984, when former colorado governor Richard Lamm made the famous declaration that the terminally ill have a "duty to die and get out of the way. Let the others in society, our children, build a reasonable life."he said. What kind of a reasonable life is it when politicians decide whether it is a good risk to save a human life?
    But lamm had more to say on modern technogy, exactly the kind that could save Mickey Mantle. "How many hearts should we give to a smoker...how many liver transplants can we afford to give to an alcoholic," he asked, implying that one was too many.
    In Oregon, Lamm's legacy lives on in something called the Oregon Health Plan, a "medical rationing" welfare program started in February 1994. The plan prioritizes 565 diseases and their treatments based on how effective the treatments are and how much they cost. Transplants for liver cancer patients are not funded.
    Can we trust the politicians to do the right thing for the sickest and poorest among us? In Oregon, the health professionals decide what diseases and treatments go on the list and then a computer determines treatment priorities based on death rates and costs.
    But the politicians decide how much money is spent.
    No matter what the proponents say, the Oregon system rations people out of care simply by denying them medical services because some politician doesn't like the survival odds or costs.
    Fortunately, Mick won't have to worry about getting a chance at a liver transplant. Get well, Mick, before the most cynical of the health-care reformers do us all in.
    Like this format:
    In the article " Mick's Toughtest Inning"(from The New York Post),Cathy Burke___that___.

    • ANSWER:
      In the article "Mick's Toughtest Inning" (from The New York Post), Cathy Burke argues that all patients are entitled to organ transplants, regardless of whether they take good care of their bodies.

  13. QUESTION:
    i need an extra two minutes on my speech about melanoma? can someone read it and help me add anything?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It's recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 15 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumor on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is. No amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, It was almost like a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    ___________________
    I'm 15. Is there anything at all i should add?
    give me some lines, or paraghraphs or sentences that i should add to it.

    Anythign thankyou!

    Thankyou, last answerer.
    Yes i know there are many eling errors, but it's only because I haven't edited yet, and yes I had planned to practice outloud haha

    should I add this too?

    There are many different cancer fundraisers, for different kinds of cancers.

    World Cancer Day is marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

    Jeans for Genes is a major fundraiser of the Children's Medical Research Institute.
    This includes Jeans for Genes Day, events, exhibitions and other FUNdraising events throughout the year.

    Daffodil Day is the largest fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the day of the year we invite all Australians to unite and lend their support to the fight against cancer.

    The money raised will help the Cancer Council to fund essential services, education and research programs, making a difference to lives of people with cancer today, and helping to protect lives tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      Can you use visuals, like a PowerPoint to accompany your speech. If so, not only could you actually show what everyone should look for, but it would also slow you down by at least 2 minutes.

      Also, if you wrote this speech on your own, for 15, you are an amazing writer. Run it thru spell check, there are just a few minor type-o's. Seriously, I've seen many speeches in my college classes and most are not as well written as yours.

      Also, practice your speech outloud at home before you give it to your class. This really helped me (even though I felt like a dork). It got me over being nervous.

  14. QUESTION:
    health questions help?
    What is key to improve cancer's survival rates?

    improve people's nutrition and lifestyle choices
    more research into better chemotherapy drugs
    programs that stress early detection and intervention
    better surgical techniques to remove all cancer cells

    34. What is the disease that involves changes in the nerves and chemicals of the brain leading to memory loss, personality changes, and complete dependency?

    Parkinson's
    Alzheimer's
    Paget's
    Grave's

    35. Which of the following is not a disorder related to hypertension?

    congestive heart failure
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus
    heart attack

    36. How is hepatitis B typically transmitted?

    fecal-oral route
    bacteria and its spores
    contaminated blood or sexual contact
    breast-feeding

    37. Which STD can cause blindness in a newborn baby if it infects the baby's eyes during the birth process while producing a greenish yellowish drainage from the reproductive organs of the infected adults?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    38. Which STD begins as chancres or open lesions on the reproductive organs and can invade the nerous system causing difficulty speaking, headaches, blurred or diminishing vision, seisures, problems with memory and thinking, and depression?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    39. Which organ is affected by hepatitis?

    brain
    stomach
    uterus
    liver

    40. Which of the following is not a form of anthrax infection?

    digestive (gastrointestinal)
    circulatory (blood)
    skin (cutaneous)
    respiratory (inhalation)

    41. The lack of which of the following hormones from the pancreas prevents the body from regulating its own blood sugar?

    insulin
    adrenaline
    testosterone
    melanin

    42. Which of the following bacterial STDs is the most common in the United States causing the formation of a painless lesion which may result in scarring of the pelvic organs and sterility?

    gonorrhea
    genital warts
    syphilis
    chlamydia

    43. What is the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy?

    bacteria
    virus
    prion
    fungi

    44. Which of the following best describes symptoms of BSE (Mad Cow Disease)?

    fatty plaque in the arteries leading to chest pain
    loss of the ability to sense, move, and think
    skin rash, digestive disturbances, and difficulty breathing
    severe headache or no symptoms at all

    45. Which of the following best describes symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

    crushing chest pain, nausea, weakness, and fatigue
    excessive urination, thirst, and hunger
    flu-like symptoms, headache, and stiff neck
    loss of coordination on one side, slurred speech, and difficulty concentrating

    46. Which of the following could cause a non-communicable disease?

    viruses
    bacteria
    smoking
    fungi

    47. Which of the following is an example of a communicable disease?

    Alzheimer's disease
    common cold
    heart disease
    diabetes mellitus

    48. Which of the following is NOT a reason it is difficult to cope with a chronic illness?

    financial obligations to cover treatment and care that health insurance may not cover
    loss of physical independence which requires more assistance with the activities of daily living
    knowledge that the person will get better with the appropriate medications
    dealing with depression and grief for the diagnosis

    49. When does the HIV positive stage move into full-blown AIDS?

    when the red blood cell count rises above 7 million cells per cubic millimeter
    when the cells have metastasized from their original location to the brain
    when the heart fails to pump blood properly causing swelling and difficulty breathing
    when the T-cell count falls below 200 cells per cubic millimeter

    50. Which of the following is NOT a leading cause of death in the United States today?

    pneumonia
    heart attack
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus

    • ANSWER:
      ask the data from the DOH

  15. QUESTION:
    Health Majors Please help! Last test on health & i am really stressed.?
    These are some of the ones i dont know. I mean there are ones out of this that i do know but yeah, I am really stressed and need help. Please Please help me.

    27. Which type of diabetes generally occurs in young adults and children and always requires insulin as part of the treatment plan?

    type 1
    type 2
    type 3
    type 4

    28. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of skin cancer?

    crushing chest pain
    a sore that does not heal
    unusual bleeding or discharge
    thickening or lumps

    29. What is the most fatal form of skin cancer associated with moles?

    squamous cell carcinoma
    basal cell carcinoma
    malignant melanoma
    acute cell melanoma

    30. What disease is caused by a bacteria and can be sent in a powdery form for bioterrorism and leads to difficulty breathing and even death?

    West Nile virus
    anthrax
    bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    stroke

    31. What is the general name for all infections that cause diarrhea to occur?

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Crohn's Disease
    Colon Cancer
    Dysentery

    32. Which fat leads to atherosclerosis and can contribute to one's risk of a heart attack or stroke?

    steroids
    cholesterol
    phospholipids
    olive oil

    33. What is key to improve cancer's survival rates?

    improve people's nutrition and lifestyle choices
    more research into better chemotherapy drugs
    programs that stress early detection and intervention
    better surgical techniques to remove all cancer cells

    34. What is the disease that involves changes in the nerves and chemicals of the brain leading to memory loss, personality changes, and complete dependency?

    Parkinson's
    Alzheimer's
    Paget's
    Grave's

    35. Which of the following is not a disorder related to hypertension?

    congestive heart failure
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus
    heart attack

    36. How is hepatitis B typically transmitted?

    fecal-oral route
    bacteria and its spores
    contaminated blood or sexual contact
    breast-feeding

    37. Which STD can cause blindness in a newborn baby if it infects the baby's eyes during the birth process while producing a greenish yellowish drainage from the reproductive organs of the infected adults?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    38. Which STD begins as chancres or open lesions on the reproductive organs and can invade the nerous system causing difficulty speaking, headaches, blurred or diminishing vision, seisures, problems with memory and thinking, and depression?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    39. Which organ is affected by hepatitis?

    brain
    stomach
    uterus
    liver

    40. Which of the following is not a form of anthrax infection?

    digestive
    circulatory
    skin
    respiratory

    41. The lack of which of the following hormones from the pancreas prevents the body from regulating its own blood sugar?

    insulin
    adrenaline
    testosterone
    melanin

    42. Which of the following bacterial STDs is the most common in the United States causing the formation of a painless lesion which may result in scarring of the pelvic organs and sterility?

    gonorrhea
    genital warts
    syphilis
    chlamydia

    43. What is the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy?

    bacteria
    virus
    prion
    fungi

    44. Which of the following best describes symptoms of BSE (Mad Cow Disease)?

    fatty plaque in the arteries leading to chest pain
    loss of the ability to sense, move, and think
    skin rash, digestive disturbances, and difficulty breathing
    severe headache or no symptoms at all

    45. Which of the following best describes symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

    crushing chest pain, nausea, weakness, and fatigue
    excessive urination, thirst, and hunger
    flu-like symptoms, headache, and stiff neck
    loss of coordination on one side, slurred speech, and difficulty concentrating

    46. Which of the following could cause a non-communicable disease?

    viruses
    bacteria
    smoking
    fungi

    47. Which of the following is an example of a communicable disease?

    Alzheimer's disease
    common cold
    heart disease
    diabetes mellitus

    48. Which of the following is NOT a reason it is difficult to cope with a chronic illness?

    financial obligations to cover treatment and care that health insurance may not

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, who made up these questions? I'm not that impressed.
      These questions have been around for awhile - you could have just searched Y!A and found identically worded questions.
      .
      While you may be stressed, if you don't know the answers to some of these, what are you doing in this class?
      Just entering all of the answers takes more time than you spent cutting and pasting them.

      27. Type 1 - the body does not produce insulin read this article: http://www.lifescript.com/Health/Conditions/Diabetes/The_Double_Whammy_What_is_Type_3_Diabetes.aspx

      28 Crushing chest pain

      29. Malignant melanoma
      http://www.cancercenter.com/skin-cancer-melanoma.htm

      30. Anthrax
      https://health.google.com/health/ref/Anthrax

      31. Question does not make sense because it is not accurate but the answer has to be dysentery as the other 3 options are not infection related
      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diarrhea/

      32. cholesterol
      http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Atherosclerosis/Atherosclerosis_Causes.html

      33. all of the above but if you have to chose one go with programs which stress early detection and insurance plans which cover intervention

      34. Alzheimer's followed by Parkinson's with dementia

      35. Diabetes - but there is a relationship
      http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2152

      36. Hep B is transmitted through blood and bodily fluids - read and figure out the answer
      http://www.hepb.org/hepb/transmission.htm

      37. Several can cause eye infection but the answer you want is gonorrhea
      http://www.wdxcyber.com/stds_pregnancy.html
      38. see: reference above for answer

      39. see: reference in question #36 or just think about it

      40. see: question #30 reference

      41. see: question #27 reference

      42. see: question #37 reference

      43. Mad Cow Disease - caused by watching too much Boston Legal in reruns - ok, it is thought to be a prion disease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy

      44. see: reference in #43

      45. excessive urination, thirst and hunger

      46. this one's on you to think about

      47. You don't know this one? That's nothing to sneeze at

      48. You should be aware of the fact that you can add the rest of the answer by simply returning and adding it.