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Hi, I am looking to learn more about holistic treatments that can be combined with traditional chemo and maintenance treatment in patients with Stage IV NSCLC, EGR negative. I have been reading about the benefits of turmeric, frankincense, and maitake mushrooms on different forums and cancer center sites. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or knowledge about whether alternative therapies can help with symptom management and cancer regression, and also if anyone knows of negative side effects to be aware of. Thanks! Liz
Is anyone struggling with the concept of Chemo? And the tremendous toxins they want to inject in my body....verses possibly changing lifestyle and going the nutrition route? Of course every family member and friend wants me to go Chemo/Rad. I had 2 nodules removed from my left lung and a lymph node that it apparently spread to... The lymph node resting so close to my vocal cord nerve that I developed a "laryngitis" that caused the need to determine cause when standard measures proved to fail to solve. I felt great, short of the noticeable voice impact, and still do after surgery, short of obvious surgical pain. And to the best of my knowledge... Cancer free... I guess that's not true for quite a while... But I am not interested in the horrible odds of "5 year survival" and to endure all that Chemo and radiation subject you to... for that?? I have been reading up a lot on nutrition and juicing and Organics and GMO and of course I asked my Oncologist if nutrition mattered... "Of course not"... I am meeting with my Thoracic surgeon this coming Friday, Oct 20...I have preliminarily/generically been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma NSCLC. The mutation not yet determined, awaiting results. The surgery was a secondary change of mind, initially they were considering Chemo/Rad first then surgery, but changed direction when they... and They being the Cleveland Clinic in OHIO...didn't feel they had enough of a sample to determine Chemo route... The surgery was basically a wedge biopsy of the lungs having done a biopsy of the lymph node 2 weeks prior. And even though it's in the Lymph node, they are not referring to it as metastatic....yet I suppose... I'm sorry this may be all over the board...but the surgery has bought me time to look over solutions and I'm on info overload. Initially, the Oncologist was suggesting Cisplatin and ALIMTA, but this may possibly change with further diagnosis.... Heard Cisplatin is more worse than C I am scared that I'm adding insult to injury with Chemo. There are sooooo many side affects that all I see is misery before death. Has ANYONE found anything else ... that does not have such a barbaric approach to finding a cure or reversal of our dianosis'. I do not mean to offend anyone who is choosing Chemo/Radiation...