From the moment of announcing your diagnosis, some well meaning, and other not so well meaning, family, friends, co-workers, acquantainces and strangers will have some suggestion for your possible cure.
Believe me, in the past 5 yrs, I've heard of many, sampled most for a reasonable (3 month) time frame, and completely disregarded others.
But the disregarded list is not as small as many as you would think. If powdered shark cartilage could be my cure, I'm giving it a chance.... if I can afford it.
Because that is how science works, that is how new ideas become concepts and then therapies. It must first start as a somewhat absurd idea.
These include antioxidant nutritional shakes, aspargus or aspargus powders, native american teas along with vitamin supplementation (of what, how much and how many, no one can agree).
You'll even hear of "anti-cancer Diets."
But what exactly is that?
You can use an anti-inflammatory diet or the Budwig diet, named after a famous MD/Patient, or a combination using your blood type to determine what you should eat and supplements to take.
It's all so confusing.
And the options go on and on and on often to be researched, patient-to-patient from experience to experience, but never get documented to officially share and compare.
One source of this sharing is "The Lymphoma Boards" where similar patients can share their personal stories, therapies that have tried and failed or suceeded.
From what I hear, it's like an online support group. Anybody with this address please comment and post it.
For now, it's Patients sending tales of different cures in Mexico, germany, India or China.
This fuels our hope. We want to find a cure.
If science wants to find the cure as well, watch what a cancer patient does as their life is being threatened and mimic it.
Bring all the information together and share it.
As exhausting as sugestions can be, I never stop listening to these suggestions.
Not only because finding a cure is my greatest hope, but because that's how science works. That's how knowledge evolves, new ideas created, and improvement happens.
Please share your ideas. Remember, I am not a practitioner. I am a former nurse that can provide guidance. I do not reommend using an either/or approuch to therapy, but a combination of standard and complementary therapies which allows you to live your best life.
My most effective complementary regimen was this:
Ultra Hepa Trope II 2 tabs twice daily (liver detox), The foundation for the function of these uniquely formulated nucleoprotein-mineral extracts comes from the antigen-antibody reaction that takes place during normal cell maintenance. The antigenic properties promote healthy cellular division, function, and growth. When a tissue needs support, at least a dozen different compounds are formed that can cause white blood cells to travel together toward the compromised area. They include degenerative products of the tissues themselves. These substances strongly activate the macrophage system, and within a few hours, the macrophages begin to devour the destroyed tissue byproducts. At times, the macrophages can also affect the structure of the remaining healthy cells. The bovine liver PMG™ extract in Hepatrophin PMG appears to neutralize the circulating antibody, thereby contributing to the maintenance of cellular health.Quercitin-C 2 tabs twice a day after meals (Maintains blood vessel integrity • Decreases sensitivity to allergens • Reduces swelling and pain of arthritis • Promotes circulation • Reduces your risk of certain cancers •Antibacterial properties •Protects the skin from UV damage. See http://www.highlifeformulas.com/quercitin-c.htm)Ctyozyme AD 1 daily (Source of neonatal bovine adrenal. Consider with chronic fatigue, reactive hypoglycemia, craving for salt, lowered resistance, flu, colds, hypotension, inflammation, lack of ligament strength, ridges in the fingernails and an inability to work under pressure),Berberis Homaccord 10 gtt .5 hr before other meds BID (For the temporary relief of minor inflammation and irritation in the area of the urogenital tract including cramping, colic and discomfort. http://heelusa.com/) Dr. Lui of the Marino Center in Boston recommends the use of this as a natural anti-inflammatory to ward off cancer.XRAY 30C 3 pellets sublingual (under the tongue) Twice daily. Remedy works not only for exposure to radiation, but also stimulates cellular metabolism and can perk up behavior and vitality, especially after anesthesia. Avoid using potencies less than 30c or greater than 200c unless you are looking to do comprehensive treatment, as they can bring to the surface other problems which have been suppressed.Bio 93 10 drops .5 hr before meals 3x daily, and Bio 88 .5 hr before meals 3x daily (both from http://www.reckeweg-india.com/). Please remember I am not a practicing health care professional. I'm just a patient who wants other patients informed.