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#1 Old 01-03-2010, 08:03 AM
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Wanted to relay a great recent health story of mine...

During the summer of 2006 a routine CT scan found a small .5 cm tumor on my left adrenal gland. With a history of cancer (had already lost my right kidney and adrenal gland) this was a bit upsetting to say the least. Nonetheless it was not big enough to worry about yet so we simply decided to keep an eye on it for the time being.

By August of 2007 it had doubled in size to 1.0 cm.

By August of 2008 it had again doubled in size to 2.0 cm.

This is when we really started worrying. It was doubling in size every year and when a tumor approaches 3.0 cm you start talking cancer. It was coincidentally about this time that I decided to become vegetarian, gave up dairy as well, and joined this board in November of 2008.

The good news is... my lastest CT scan from 2009 showed NO tumor growth whatsoever. In fact the radiologist commented that if anything it appears slightly smaller than it was the prior year.

Now I'll be the first to admit that this may be nothing but a huge coincidence, and benign tumors of the adrenal gland are not uncommon, but it does seem odd that the little sucker suddenly decided to quit growing after I became vegetarian.

Whatever happened, I'm glad for it.

Happy healthy New Year everyone!

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#2 Old 01-03-2010, 05:59 PM
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Wow that's awesome! Glad to hear you're doing well
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#3 Old 01-03-2010, 06:06 PM
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Christina Pirello always sticks in my head from watching her cooking show on PBS - whole foods/macrobiotics cured her cancer - she's an 18+ year leukemia survivor. I put little to no faith in modern medicine in treating tumors - cancerous or not - but I do believe that healthy foods can save most people.

Too bad doctors tend not to agree.
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#4 Old 01-03-2010, 06:11 PM
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Congrats!!! Have you read the China Study? it would be worth looking into a good healthy veganism for your situation. It would increase your chances of defeating that devastating disease.

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#5 Old 01-03-2010, 06:40 PM
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Thats Awesome Digg!!.....I am sooooo happy for You
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#6 Old 01-04-2010, 03:02 PM
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that is awesome....and I don't doubt the diet change at all. Congratulations!

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That is so cool, Digger!
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#8 Old 01-04-2010, 06:15 PM
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Thanks everyone. I should probably reiterate that there's a good chance it was simply a benign growth all along. It just seems a bit of a coincidence that it stopped growing almost to the month that I became vegetarian. Nonetheless I do feel very good about it and it helps reaffirm that my lifestyle change has been a good one. One thing's for certain... becoming vegetarian certainly didn't hurt!
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#9 Old 01-04-2010, 06:41 PM
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Nonetheless, at least you didn't say a preacher healed you so I will buy it.

Congrats on the good health though!
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