Surveyor Posted January 20, 2005 Share Posted January 20, 2005 I’m trying to find medicines that might help in the cancer fight that are not heavy conventional types of chemo-therapy – I want to hold the conventional chemo-therapy in reserve for the day I really need it again. I’m currently taking the following hoping it might help prolong life: 1. Celebrex, 400 mg per day (COX 2 inhibitor – I don’t care about the heart risk). 2. Ranitidine (150 mg) occasional for heartburn (I heard that in a clinical study people taking this along with chemo had increased survival rates.) 3. Omega 3 Fish Oil – 8000 mg. each day 4. Centrum Silver multivitamin/multimineral – once a day. 5. Grape seed extract, 100 mg for antioxidant benefit – once a day 6. Melatonin – 3 mg. each night 7. Coral calcium – 200 mg. magnesium, 200 iu Vitamin D & 400 mg. calcium 1 per day. 8. Selenium – 200 mcg per day 9. Vitamin “A” – 8000 iu per day (1 tablet) 10. Vitamin “C” – 2000 mg per day cancer (2 1000 mg. per day) 11. Vitamin “E” – 400 iu per day 12. Vitamin B-6 – 100 mg. per day 13. Zink 100 mg. total (interferes with metabolism of calcium – take at different times) 14. Folic Acid – 800 mcg per day 15. Astragalus (Chinese herb) – (1@ morning & 1 @ night) builds immune system? Dietary: 1. Bolthouse Farms “Green Goodness” (fresh juice with bunch of good stuff) 1 - 2 glasses each day – not enough time to do the juicing thing. 2. Little raw sugar (use Steevia) 3. Lots of salads, fruits & vegetables 4. Green tea/herb tea during day (I also have a “Red Clover” and a “Paul D’Arco” tea that is inexpensive at the health food store almost everyday.) 5. Filtered & ionized water for drinking 6. My oncologist is into fitness and suggested I go on the Atkins diet (I need to loose about 20 pounds). I’ve cut out the carbohydrates but still get some in the green & leafy vegetables and fruit I "pig out" on. I’ve read in small limited studies using conventional western methods (except for the Astragalus grape seed extract and ionized water) where the above have been mentioned as maybe doing some good in the cancer battle. When I run out of the Astragalus and Grape seed extract, I’ll probably quit taking them. There are so many other unconventional things like extreme diets, IP-6, Artemisinin, CoQ-10, Curcumin, Beta Glucan, Wobenzym, Flor-Essence (improved Issiac tea?) etc. that I don’t know what I should do or if I should take any of these. I honestly wonder how many of these unconventional “medicines” are nothing but snake oil that are hyped up with poor unconventional studies. Some of these are “pricy” and I live on the poor side of town these days, but could probably add a couple of items if the money might be well spent. I know many of you have really delved into this stuff. Do you have any suggestions about conventional or unconventional drugs (supplements) that have a reasonable probability of contributing to our increased survival? I’m most interested in things that have had at least a limited western type study (or close to valid study) that an oncologist might give some credence to. I would really appreciate any and all comments (please no salesmen). Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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