Guest sandra.sobotka Posted June 9, 2004 Share Posted June 9, 2004 My father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer back in 11/03. He has completed Carboplatin/Taxol chemo with some success as of 4/3/04. Dad just recently began losing his appetite about 3 weeks ago. Still eats fairly well, but not quite as much. Shortly, afterward losing his appetite he has stopped having regular daily bowel movements. Oncologist recommended Megace for appetite and a laxative for the bowel situation. This really has not helped yet, but he's only been on this for about 4 days. Has anyone tried Megace? We have started looking into alternative approaches after reading Dr. Quillin's book recommended by Dad's nutritionalist. Dad has been doing well on the new diet (more vegetables, minimal sugar, less meat) for 3-4 months. However, I have the followign questions, if someone can help: 1. Detoxification: At 78, Dad will be adverse to enemas and colonics. Are these necessary? Or, can detox be accomplished through products like Ultimate Cleanse (Herbs/Fiber) instead? Anyone familiar with this? 2. Detoxification: I started dad on Essiac almost 2 weeks ago. Does not seem to be helping and loss of bowel movements started about the same time. Does anyone know if Essiac has caused constipation or reduced colon function? 3. Supplements: After reading Dr. Quillin's book, it seams that ImmunoPower is the way to go, instead of our own Vitamin regimin. Anyone have experience with this? 4. Supplements: The nutritionalist recommended that my dad take Poly-MVA and Haelan 951. Are these legitimate or scams? 5. Lymphatic Drainage: Nutritionalist also recommended using a machine called "Light Beam Generator" for lymph node drainage which emitts light to break up proteins in your lymph system. Again, is this for real? Apologies for the list of questions, we are overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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