Saturated Fat in Liver Treatment
If you are suffering from dull abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, fatigue and weight gain you may be having fatty liver disease. Don't worry; Nature can cure fatty liver by supplying foods, nutrients and herbal medicines. Saturated fat liver is due to intake of excess saturated fats. Stop taking saturated fats and use natural remedies effectively to cure saturated fatty liver in a few days. Read on to know more about saturated fat liver treatment
In addition to the symptoms mentioned earlier, there are some other symptoms like cramping, blood sugar imbalances, general feeling of ill-health, loss of appetite, constipation, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, jaundice, nausea, fever and vomiting which emanate from obesity, alcohol, starvation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroids, poisons, Cushing's syndrome and hyperlipidemia. Microversicular fatty liver is caused by Valporic acid toxicity and high dose of tetracycline during pregnancy
Correct diagnosis is done by liver biopsy and blood tests. Accumulation of saturated fat in the liver can be reduced and the normal functioning of the liver can be restored by natural treatment which is quick in curing and without causing side effects. Balanced diet and healthy life style may be helpful in reducing saturated fat in the liver. Physical activity like exercises can help shed excess weight and aid blood circulation
To reduce saturated fats in the liver avoid saturated fats, alcohol, and tobacco, oily, spicy and fatty foods. Take salads, boiled or baked vegetables, meat, foods high in fiber and low in calories. Milk thistle, artichoke, licorice and dandelion may be effectively used.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 ...
Homeopathic Treatment for LIver Cancer :-
3.CARDUUS MARIANUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
4.CHELIDONIUM MAJUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
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!
did anyone any cure for liver cancer, either conventional or alternative treatment?
Yes, there are cures depending upon the grade and stage of the cancer and the age, response to treatment, and overall health of the patient. Cancer is a complicated disease and there are multi-modalities used to treat it . . in general traditional treatment will consist of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation or a combination or cyberknife, radiofrequency ablation (I know a young man who had 8 liver tumors successfully ablated with RFA), chemoperfusion, clinical trials.
Radiofrequency Ablation for liver tumors
Percutaneous isolated liver chemoperfusion for treatment of unresectable malignant liver tumors: technique, pharmacokinetics, clinical results.
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
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'.
I am looking for alternative treatment for my father. He has hepatitis C & Liver cancer and lives in Pakistan.?
He had conventional treatments i.e TACE (chemo) but hasn't made any difference. Cancer is spreading. Doctors are not suggesting any more treatment so looking for any alternative treatment. Please help!!!
Check out http://www.cancerdoubts.com
It has some information on alternative treatments which you may find useful.
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.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org Heather Babiar
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.
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"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.
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?
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.
Colon and Liver cancer with Hepatitis B--are there alternative medical treatments?
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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?
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.
Treatments for liver cancer?
Anyboby heard of any alternative treatments
I wish that there were but there are absolutely no useful alternative remedies.
Negative interactions and alternative cancer treatments?
Can use of hemp oil cause negative interactions with Prednisone, Gabapentin, valproic acid, and phenobarbitol? My mom has ovarian cancer that has spread to her brain and is now also in her liver and lymph nodes. We are looking into possible alternatives as her doctors are not able to offer much hope. We've heard a lot about the use of hemp oil in successfully treating many cancers, but we are concerned about how it could interact with the medications she is currently on.
What about MMS(sodium chlorite and distilled water), b17, apricot seeds, alkaline foods, chlorella, iodine?
Also, can these interact with each other?
I'm very sorry about your mom. From your description, she has terminal cancer, and there is nothing else that can be done other than to keep her comfortable. None of the "alternative" things you mentioned have any evidence that they do anything at all, and you would must be wasting your time and money.
I know, it is difficult and frustrating, and you want to be able to help her, but don't clutch at straws offered by unscrupulous salespeople for unproven alternative treatments. They want nothing more than your money. When the treatment fails, they will then blame you for leaving it too late. All of the things you mentioned are total scams.
Comitris for liver cancer?
My mother has primary liver cancer, I am researching some alternatives to her Nexavar treatment. Have anyone heared about or used Comitris ? It is shark cartilage extract . Please tell me is it really good? can it help?
I have never heard of this but I tried to search for info and could only find sites and companies that were selling it. Which tells me it is not proven, there may not be any legit research and may not have any effect on the cancer.
Best I can tell you is keep seraching for info and talk to the doc.
My wife has just been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer that is in her bones and liver. Can anyone help m?
I am looking for real help in my search for possible medical trials or alternative treatments.
I am not a physician and am not qualified to give medical advice, however, I have formed a strong opinion about treatment options after reading many authoritative and diverse sources.
There are alternative treatments that have substantial scientific support. The three decades of peer reviewed research by Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell of Cornell shows that tumor growth, especially breast and prostate cancers, are correlated with diet. His recommendation along with Dr. Neal Barnard, and many others is to avoid dairy and other animal based products. Others show correlations between refined foods and sugars. Your wife should avoid processed foods, sugars, and animal based products.
You will find that oncologists will almost always fight the suggestion that there is any correlation with diet, however, they are telling you what they've been taught, and it is flat out wrong. Research for yourself and read "The China Study" by Campbell.
In terms of alternative treatments, I know that an alternative to chemo is a water fast. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the most respected authority among those who practice fasting. Please read the following book:
Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease by Joel Fuhrman and Neal D. Barnard (Paperback - Apr 15, 1995)
It is important that the water fast be medically supervised. There are clinics throughout the country that will help your wife choose an effective treatment. I've personally seen miraculous results from my fasts. I lost 80 pounds of fat and now feel more alert and alive than I have in decades.
Please educate yourself. Physicians and hospitals make a huge profit on chemo treatments. Before you make this choice, become informed. Many oncologists who face cancer in their own families seek alternative treatments to chemo. The side effects are just too devastating and in many cases ineffective.
Where can I find red beets, celery root and black radish? We need these for my mom's alternative medicine.
We are going to follow the Breuss cancer treatment by doing a juice fast where the components of the juice are red beets, carrots, potato, celery root, black radish. My mom's been diagnosed with liver cancer.
We are going to follow the Breuss cancer treatment by doing a juice fast where the components of the juice are red beets, carrots, potato, celery root, black radish. My mom's been diagnosed with liver cancer.
I live in the Philippines.
so you are trying to treat a gentic defect with....... juice? go to a doctor you will find the resualts more satisifying due to increased chance of surviving.
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!
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:
Ralph Moss, PhD's site for cancer treatment reports:
Life Extension Foundation:
Best of luck to you.
What are the treatment chances for this cancer patient?
Ultra sound scan impresions are as follows for a woman of 55 year old.
Huge pelvis recurrent malignant mass with minimal ascites.
Bilateral grade 3rd hyponephrosis.
Is there any hope for this patient's long term survival?
What are the possibilities of cure or relief in allopathic as well as alternative systems of medicines?
The patient is now vomitting everything that goes inside the stomach and having intense pain at the back and at the stomach.
As regards with kidneys left kidney has severe dilatation of pelvicalyceal.
The patient already had ovaries and uterus removed surgically 5 years ago.
I know that you have provided quite a bit of information but additional information would be helpful. Was the hysterectomy 5 years ago for cancer? Was it uterine or ovarian cancer? In any case based upon what you describe the hope for 'long term' survival is minimal with allopathic or complimentary (a term I prefer to alternative) medicine. I am 55 so this lady is young and I wish her the very best.
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.
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.
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
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
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
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
*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
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
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.
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.
31 year old liver bile duct cancer?
My best friend was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Docs went in for partial liver extraction to remove cancer and found that it spread to areas in his liver where they could not operate. They bailed out of surgery and are going to do chemo and radiation treatment. Does anyone know life expectancy, success rate of treatment that he is getting, alternatives, etc? Thanks
Yes thats horrible to hear. 31 is almost unheard of for liver cancer, as it is a cancer that typically effects much older people.
Typically survival rates are poor at that stage, which would be 4, but since he is young they might be able to do an intensive chemo program which could possibly extend life quite a bit. People have surived this stage of liver cancer, but it is rare.
How can I help my husband survive colon cancer?
He has stage III, possibly IV, colon cancer. He has had a portion of his large intestine, along with the cancer removed. However 6 out of 10 lymph nodes in that portion contained cancer. Also the cat scan showed something in the liver but he is to get an MRI to determine if that is cancer or not. He will be receiving chemo. through a port, 2 days every week for 6 months. Are there any alternative or additional treatments available?
Hi there! I am not sure where you are located, but I know what you're going through, both as a caregiver and a from a patients prospective. I am going to be 33 next week, I was diagnosed at 28 with stage 2 colon cancer. I have the gene that causes colon cancer-HNPCC(Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Colon Cancer), MLH-1 mutation. My mom passed it to me, she got it from her father, etc., My father also had colon cancer three months after me at age 73. He's had 7 cancers in 13 years-currently has leukemia and I currently have stage 1 cervical cancer.
The previous poster was right in answering all the questions and listing the different types of chemo-I did Folfox-5FU, with Oxaliplatin, and Leukovorin-I ended up having an allergic reaction to that after I had that nice port put in and they did 6 months of oral Xeloda with me. However, at the time they were doing clinical trials with Avastin and I hear that's AWESOME stuff.
Don't fret or lose hope! I have know people that were written off and stage 4 and they're here 10 years later! My advice to you and your husband is to be proactive! Listen and ask questions to your doctors, they are there to serve you! If you don't like their responses get another opinion, yes, time is of the essence, but this is life here, people get second opinions on their houses, cars, etc. take the time to do it on your body-I so wish we had did with my mother! Keep a chart-medical record-get copies of everything HIPPA allows you that freedom of your medical record-you'll need this information because chemo is no joy ride and if he gets ill and needs to go to the er you have his "current" chart there with you-it will speed things up and help the ER docs, etc treat him faster if needed.
I don't know what state you're located in or else I could provide you with more resources and contacts. How old is he? Also a PET scan-google or yahoo it! It is used to "help" diagnose cancer-better than an MRI IMO, they use it as a "re-staging" for cancer patients, my father and I have one done every 3-6 months, basically it's like a CT scan, but it's of your whole body, and they inject a little dye and you drink some barium and it's this SUV (Standard Uptake Value) that is measured-it highlights up on the films like a highlighter, the higher the numbers-the greater the chance there is metabolic abnormalities there, thus cancerous cells.
Chemo is going to be difficult, at least for me and my mother it was-my dad is very fortunate, he tolerates it well. Some things to keep in mind-use plastic utensils to eat things with-stuff will taste like metal if you don't and don't eat things from metal containers like canned fruit, etc., Once the chemo starts taking effect, like the second dose-he'll get the cold hands sensation-so no cold liquids-room temperature will be just fine, same thing with being around the fridge and freezer items & same goes with the grocery store-when you pick up a cold item it's like electricity is running through your veins. Avoid high acids foods-reflux and upset stomach will just set in-not a good combination. Zofran 4 & 8 mg was the best nausea med & now they have some that are in dissolvable kind for the tongue.
If his blood counts go down from chemo-which they probably will, he may have to take procrit or neulasta(sp) shots, the latter will cause some bone pain because it affects your bone marrow, it's normal, but don't hesitate to mention it to your doctor-don't hesitate to mention anything to the doctor!
Also-neuropathy-numbness in hands and feet-I found that vitamins B6 & B12 are amazing when it comes to this-but check with the doc first. If diarrhea sets in bad, A&D ontiment is good to have on hand, as are baby wipes & marshmellows-if he can tolerate them, they slow down the digestive track a little cause you get tired of taking immodium or at least I did.
I would love to talk to you some more, or heck I'd even chat w you over the net, check out my profile, it's got my IM info in there! Good luck!
72yrs lady with ovarian cancer, suspected had spread to stage 4.?
3 mths ago diagnosed with IBS (irrtatebal bowel syndrome) CT scan on 6th May revealed ovarian cancer, metasized to liver, omentum and acites in uterus. Doctors say she has 6mths without surgery and chemo. The fear is :if surgery is done, it might spread fast and chemo is a big NO due to her age. Tumour marker reveals CA125 abt 235. ( real high). Pls advise and is there any alternative treatment? She's my mum and I love her so much!
The survival rate for Stage 4 ovarian cancer is not good under the best of circumstances. You do not want to subject your mother to all kinds of painful, uncomfortable treatments at her age. As hard as it will be to lose her, you would not want to remember that you urged her to undertake experimental or alternative treatments that were unsuccessful and did not improve the quality of her life.
Instead, focus on making this a wonderful, close, peaceful time for the two of you. You are fortunate in that you have several months in which to prepare yourself for what will happen. Give her all your love and support during this time, and do everything you can to make her comfortable and peaceful.
It also might help you to talk to a Hospice nurse. They are wonderful at counseling the families of patients who are entering the last stage of their life.
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.
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
Any other treatment or supplement for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?
I am a basically healthy 51 year old female. I have been having problems with menopausal symptoms notably spotting. I went to my health care provider and she recommended that I get a prescription for birth control pills and start the hormone replacement therapy because of a hormone imbalance. I absolutely refuse to take the hormone therapy. It increases the risks for osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke. I asked her for a safe alternative and she said that was the only course of therapy for my condition. I believe in taking safe medications. I use to work as a nursing assistant a few years back. I saw perfectly healthy patients become ill then suddenly die after starting new medications. For instance, an Alzheimer patient started Aricept treatment. 3 months later she died from liver cancer. She had no signs of physical illness then died from liver cancer. Another resident started on Aricept then tragically died from liver cancer. This has led me to be cautious with medications. I take only what I need to for illness. I use vitamins and supplements to keep my health.
This is the reason I'm wondering if there is a safer method for therapy. Thanks.
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?
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....
brain swelling/cancer question, please please help?
I am so very sorry for triple posting this. I did not notice the alternative medicine section. Please forgive me.
My mother has cancer. Started as ovarian, then spread to her brain. now in her liver and lympth nodes too.
Lately I have been looking into natural therapies.
Things i have considered include:
MMS - miracle mineral solution - sodium chlorite and distilled water w citric acid
liposomal-encapsulated vitamin c
vitamin b 17
and hemp oil.
some of these seem very promises.
I also will get her on a much more alkaline diet.
The problem is her brain swelling.
I have read that essiac tea, while being a good cancer treatment, can cause brain swelling. Brain swelling is a big problem for her (she can hardly walk or even stand up sometimes because of it and the steroids they give her don't seem to be working right.
QUESTION - which of these things could possibly cause extra brain swelling which needs to be avoided, and are there specific things that can help reduce swelling? Since diet (alkaline) will be part of this, information on foods impact on this would be great. SORRY FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS. I'm just not good at being brief sometimes.
sorry , Round 2, not everyone has a "lay down and die" attitude. You are the one who needs counseling.
If anything crashes upon me then I will deal with it then. Why would I not want to feel the full grief of a devastating loss? What is wrong with that? Until then, we will fight tooth and nail. I don't like negative people.
You sound like the type of a person who would take anti-depressants to deal with the death of a family member. I have an intense dislike for such people.
Sorry for my rudeness, but that doesn't change the fact that you are being pretty condescending and i don't appreciate that. No con artists are trying to take advantage of us, unless you count the insurance and drug companies. I know for a FACT that more than one of these treatments have CURED people who didn't have much other chance. I want to find out about possible interactions and side effects. We're not going to try something that very well could work, that is not being sold to us by anyone, just because of a majority pessimism. If you don't have helpful information please keep your comments to yourself.
I don't know if that is bs or not founddog, but we might as well talk. Thanks for your response. Yahoo will not allow me to email you. It said I had to setup my yahoo answers email, which i just did, but it still says i didn't. Email me I guess.
In searching for alternative treatments, you will cost yourself dearly. Not only will you lose money and find yourself laden with false hope, you will lose time with your mother and fail to accept the reality of the situation until it crashes on you. Seek counseling please to help you cope with this.
Denial and anger are very common emotions in dealing with grief. In desperation, people will seek any possible option that provides a glimmer of hope and there are many who prey on that vulnerability. End stage cancer patients will frequently find themselves and their families victimized by charlatans who exploit their desperation. I would never advise you to give up hope, but you must face reality. Enjoy the time you have left with your mother. Trust me, you will regret pursuing quackery.
I'm not trying to come off as condescending, but the reality is that your mother's chance of survival is as close to zero as it can be. Nothing you have mentioned has ever been shown to cure anybody of any type of cancer, and whomever told you otherwise was a con artist. Stop chasing miracle cures and spend what little your mother has left by her side.
Has the Chinese once again surpass or outpace us in terms of medical studies & research?
It was featured on the TFC program the Correspondent episode with Karen Davila entitled "gamot sa salot" which pertain to cancer diseases. Right now the Chinese are the one have the edge in cryosurgery at Fuda, China. So what is cryosurgery all about?
Cryosurgery is a technique for freezing and killing abnormal cells. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer and some precancerous or noncancerous conditions, and can be used both inside the body and on the skin .Cryosurgery is an alternative to surgery for liver cancer that has not spread, for cancer that has spread to the liver from another site, for prostate cancer confined to the prostate gland, for a precancerous condition of the cervix, and for cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the bone
Cryosurgery may have fewer side effects than other types of treatments, and is less expensive and requires shorter recovery times
The technique is still under study, and its long-term effectiveness is not known.
This research is being applied in China for the past 10 years, yet still unknown in the Philippines. Why? That is why everybody is going to China for the treatment of cancer. European and even Filipinos who have money. Because the treatment is quite expensive. A package deal consist of ,000. with complete treatment and a medicine injection that guarantee that the cancer cell will not resurface once again. Which most victims claim much better than what the Philippines doctors usually recommend the chemo and the radiaction treatment which kills even the good cell.
I am really surprise about this episode because I thought Filipino doctors are good in terms of medical research and studies. But after this, I think otherwise. We are being outpace by Chinese doctors maybe not only in cryosurgery but a lot of things concerning medical research either cancerous cells or viruses. What is wrong with our medical field? We run out of money? The Philippine government is not funding the Philippine medical research? Maybe 3-7 years from now even the Koreans or Malaysian doctors have the edge in medical studies too. NAIWAN NA TALAGA TAYO SA PANSITAN. With all the cheating in nursing profession and other fields, who would believe Filipinos are good now a days. Nakakapanghinaan ng luob watching the development of other countries na hindi tayo kasama. What is happening to our country?
CHINA IS SURPASSING EVERYONE!!!!! NO COUNTRY ON THE PLANET IS IMMUNE FROM IT....CHINA IS THE NEW DOMINANT NATION!!!!
Do you thinks its right for the State or Fedreal government to interfer with family rights?
In the news recently a young boy and his family want to try alternatives to treat their sons cancer. I had a friend who was diagnosed with liver cancer.. after a year he search other ways. He found a diet which included lots of brown rice. One year later, after a series of tests, he showed no cancer!
I mean they are not denying him treatment, they was every oppurtunity to travel other avenues. Next thing you know the govt will try to control every aspect of our lives.
they already are. Remember you can not control your kids, a spanking is good for them, but big brother will jail you for it. They want the kids to grow up, not knowing what the hell* their supposed to do, they find an easy way out, (Drugs, robbery) so big brother has the right to shoot them. The government puts it nose into far too many things that it shouldn't. The problem with the world today, EVERYBODY wants all people the SAME. the golden rule now is Do What I Say Or Else.
my husband - aged 30 has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which has now spread to his liver and doctors have refused him treatment. Has anyone had or know anyone in a similar situation, and any alternative therapies that may help?
A good place to go in the US is the John Hopkins Cancer Center but if you are in Europe I have heard of a good private clinic in Spain. If you would like I can send you the information
A family member recently passed due to this his medications included Tarsevar.
He had Radiotherapy and Chemo he was too week for us to take him to this clinic and did not have much of a chance. I have however met someone who is now in remission after being given only 3 months to live so there is still hope.
This cancer is very hard to survive it mainly it depends on the area of the pancreas it is situated and if it has spread to other organs or veins, however you should always keep trying there is always a nice doc out there who will tell you they will go all the way.
Dont get your hopes down and insist on treatment as you are entitled to it. Heres a few links that may help you get some information on this cancer the third one is the John Hopkins institute
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stage 4 stomach cancer?
My father who is a 62 year old Diabetic. Was just diagnosed w/stage 4 Stomach Cancer that has spread to his liver. Is anyone out there aware of any new treatment or drugs that might help this. He was only given 3 months if the chemo did not work and if it does he was given more than a year. I just cant believe this is it. There has to be other alternative to this. Please help me find the alternatives. Thank you for your time.
I am sorry that your dad is diagnosed with this terrible disease. It is so sudden and it is unfair.
I always say this yet no one ever listens or takes my advise seriously.
Hope even a glimmer of it drives us. Even in the grimmest hours, we still hope that there is a chance. The alternatives are not great yet we still hope. Your dad sounds pretty sick and yet he is willing to undergo chemotherapy. The chemotherapy even if it works will only make him sicker and feel more awful. He could enroll in a clinical trial and consensually be a guinea pig. So for the next 3-12 months, he will be going to doctors and seeking second opinions. He may be sick and end up in the hospital a few times. He may even seek alternative "miracle" herbs. Why do people want to go thru that? Why don't people seriously consider Hospice as a legitimate option? Why do oncologist push there clinical protocols - are they benefitting society or do they just want to publish a paper that shows that their regiment will increase survival by 3 months? Sometimes it is okay to give up hope.
I can honestly say that if I have stage 4 stomach cancer that my goals would be 1)put my affairs together 2)keep me comfortable 3)let me spend the time I have the way I want to spend it and not in a hospital, not getting chemotherpy, not in a doctor's office 3)let me die with dignity at home and not in a hospital with tubes.
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.
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.
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.
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Have had psoriasis for about 25 years, but in the last year it has got worse - I have it on arms, legs, back, neck, buttocks, hands, feet, almost everywhere. My GP is referring me to a dermatologist, but I have to have blood tests first, in case the dermatologist recommends 'tablets'. Well, the only tablets i know about are methotrexate, which is sometimes used to treat cancer, but can have adverse effects on the bone marrow, kidneys, and liver. Cyclosporine also has serious side effects. Should I just learn to live with it? Or will a dermatologist try PUVA first? My GP told me that the psoriasis is too widespread now to respond to creams etc. Is there an alternative treatment?
Thank you very much indeed to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to respond. Bless you all. I will follow up your advice. XXX
DO NOT GIVE UP !!!!
In the past 4-5 years, since the genome project was developed, there have been several medications (called biologics), developed for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. They are usually injectible, like an insulin shot you give yourself, twice weekly, except one you get in IV at a doctor's office about every 8 weeks.
You might do some research on Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, and Amevive. I had extremely severe psoriasis for years, did the creams, gels, PUVA, Cyclosporine, Methotrexate, soriatane. Some worked, but I had reached the max on everything -- the derm didn't want me to keep using things that could damage other organs. Then came Enbrel. It is a godsend. It is very expensive, though. Some people have to pay a co-pay as their insurance considers it a prescription. My insurance considers it a medical supply like insulin so I pay nothing, but it can cost over 00 every 28 days. Hopefully that will come down soon.
Also, go see www.psoriasis.com. That is the National Psoriasis Foundation, and there are a lot of areas of the website you can look at and read without membership (which can be had for or a year if that is all you can afford).
Also, if you have no insurance and little money, most of these drug companies have patient assistance programs.
I wish you luck. Go to that appointment
Medical Questions - Diagnosed with Cancer?
My mom in law is diagnosed with the following:
Four cysts are identified within the liver with the largest measuring about 2cm in diameter in the right lobe.
Gallbladder, adrenals, pancreas and spleen are normal.
A subcentimetre right renal cortical cyst & a left renal cortical cyst measuring about 4.8cm in diameter noted. Bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter up to the vesicoureteric junction noted.
The ureteric stents are not seen within. Nodular thickening of the posterior bladder wall (predominantly on the right) is slightly increased from previously.
1.ca bladder (post radiotherapy) with nodular bladder wall thickening, slightly increased from previously, with bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter.
2.Bilateral renal cortical cysts
Doctor advisable not to perform any surgery for the treatment. But he does not offer any alternative solutions either.
Thanks for the reply.
The report is taken by an oncologist.
The advise of treatment follow up is by a urologist.
Thank you for your advise. If surgery is needed, I believe she has to go back to her urologist, right?
Spoken to urologist today. It was a Stage 3-Bladder Cancer. He advised to re-do radio-therapy as surgery to remove the whole bladder is major and will not be benefiting my mom-in-law at this point of time.
Can this cancer be curable?? Please advice and thanks you very much in advance.
Her diagnosis is bladder cancer. You are giving information off a report, probably a CT. Cure is not possible without surgery and she should not be sent back to the urologist. Without surgery any treatment is to slow it down or relieve symptoms. She had radiation and the radiation oncologist should have explained everything.
EDIT: I am very sorry, but no it is not curable. Removing the bladder is a major surgery and at stage 3 the cancer has spread beyond the bladder. Surgery would not cure her nor would it extend her life so it is pointless putting her through that. Talk to her oncologist to find out what they recommend. Chemo can stop the progression for about 7-9 months. Radiation may slow it some and helps with pain, but there isn’t anything that will prolong her life long term. I’m sorry.
For those of you with eczema/dermatitis/rosacea/psoriasis...?
Have you guys ever tried alternative treatments?
Like.. accupuncture? or taking herbal suppliments? or do an elimination diet? or try a liver flush?
If you have, can you tell me if it worked or not? I'm sick of dermatologists giving me steroids and a bunch of useless creams. Especially creams that can cause cancer.
its not exactly what you asked, but i have dermatitis and psoriasis and i used to use all those steroid creams...which i hated! but i now use a mix of hemp body butter and ginger shampoo (both from body shop) soft coeur massage bar for particularly dry bits (from lush) and e45 emollient body wash (from most chemists)
these have really cleared up my skin...i don't go to the doctor for it any more
Can you please revise and edit this for me? Suggestions?
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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?
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.
hey lucky hope this helps?
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DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
Drug Side Effects
A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
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In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as "iatrogenic" because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999. Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.
As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.
The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):
Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
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relax...laa..red thin line...I don't talk too much I type too much...so how can I shut down.... I only can off the lap top that's means I sleep...
they want to keep people ill... so they can get continues income.
I don't want to "poison" my cats but they have fleas. Do any "organic" or non-poison treatments work?
I go through this every year when the weather warms up and all the flea eggs start hatching. I have used Frontline and Advantage but keep hearing how bad it is, causing cancer, damaging livers and quite frankly the cats seem sick for a few days after I put this stuff on them but it does indeed kill the fleas. I tried one brand of "organic" flea treatment last year (can't remember the name) and it actually seemed to make the problem worse. The fleas liked it. One brand has been recommended here - Target Feline Spray - but there are only two reviews for it on line and neither mention if the stuff kills fleas, they just talk about how the cats liked it. Pfft! Has anyone out there used this stuff who can give an unbiased review? Any alternatives? And yes, I know about using a flea comb and flea baths - try giving MY cats a bath!
>You can however vacuum daily to kill fleas off the cat in the environment. <
I'm going to go try that right now.
Ok, just FYI - my cats are scared of vacuum cleaners. Who would have thought!?