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#1 Old 01-09-2005, 07:37 AM
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Judging by searches on the internet there are options other than surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for cancer patients. [Laetrile (Vitamin B17) for example].



My question is what are the pros and cons for choosing not to have an operation ?



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#2 Old 01-10-2005, 04:23 PM
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My mom has been going through tough choices like this lately. She chose to have surgery and it did no good, then chose to have Chemotherapy, and it made her worse. I don't want to suggest that a person shouldn't try the best options available, but it is true that often, cancer patients who recieve radical treatments for it regret it later.



That being said, prostate surgery for cancer saved my father's life, so there you go.



If I were you, I would talk to a patient's advocate or support group and let them know all your concerns. People who have been there will know best, and not leave you with that feeling of getting the run around that cancer docs, and the medical profession in general, can give a person.



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#3 Old 01-10-2005, 06:54 PM
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I've read quite a bit about alternative cancer therapies too. I'd consider combining both the traditional and alternative therapies. I sure wouldn't go traditional alone. In fact, I read just recently that women with breast cancer who combined therapies had a better outcome than women who just went with one way or the other. I wish I could remember where I read it, but it was a hospital-based study, not something someone just pulled out of the air.



Maybe check out Dr. David Williams. He's not an MD, but I've been following his stuff for years and he is right on much of the time. He'll report on something and then 5, 10, 15 years later it starts to become common knowledge. Only thing is I don't know if you can get much off his site w/o buying his newsletter, but it's certainly worth it if you or a loved once is facing cancer or other health issues.
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#4 Old 01-11-2005, 02:11 AM
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You cannot poison your body into health with drugs, chemo or radiation. The only real defense against cancer is the immune system. Everyone gets cancer every day but if the immune system is where it should be those cancer cells are eliminated and we never know it. Once a person has developed cancer, even though treatments get it into remission, it will recur again unless the body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place are corrected.



http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/cancer1/scare2.htm



www.rawandjuicy.com/index.html



www.livingfoodsinstitute.com/page8.htm



http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/cancer.htm



www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/RawFood.html



www.drday.com/index2.htm



you can watch a sample clip of her video:



http://www.rawfood.com/cgi-bin/order...rraine_Day,_MD



and:



http://www.rawfood.com/cgi-bin/order...rraine_Day,_MD



and:



http://www.rawfood.com/cgi-bin/order...rraine_Day,_MD



good book:



www.thecureisinthecause.com/



www.universalway.org/cancercure.html



http://www.falconblanco.com/health/f....htm#What%20is
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People actually end up living longer without the chemo & surgery alot of the time...
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#6 Old 01-17-2005, 10:34 AM
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I have been treated for breast cancer and have used some traditional and some alt therapies since summer of 2003. The very best, most comprehensive resource is http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/ This site has extensively researched articles and can directs you to lots of other credible sites. Another BB list for women combining tradtional with alt therapies is called "Swallows" and one for women who use only alt methods is called Amazon. The last is a great & active group, but has an absolute ban on even mentioning chemo or rads etc. I had a lumpectomy and radiation, but refused chemo. I changed my diet, use acupuncture, excercise and vitamins. To the best of my knowledge, I'm doing great - I certainly feel great anyway! I wish you all the best, just don't let anyone rush you into your decisions.
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