Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

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RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by Joebalbo on Thu Jul 16, 2015 08:05 AM

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I'm surviver for the last 18 years I had anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3 I was juicing orange and carrots every morning whilst having radiotherapy and combined meditation and visualsation and I still do today

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by Superman1 on Thu Jul 16, 2015 02:28 PM

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On Jul 16, 2015 8:05 AM Joebalbo wrote:

I'm surviver for the last 18 years I had anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3 I was juicing orange and carrots every morning whilst having radiotherapy and combined meditation and visualsation and I still do today
Praise God! I love hearing long term survivor stories! My husband is 2 1/2 year survivor with no recurrence! Thanks for sharing your story which gives us hope!

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by Disa1913 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 06:05 AM

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I was diagnosed in 1999 and this my MRI came back stable. Keep the faith 

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by michellepwr1 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 04:32 PM

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On Jul 22, 2015 6:05 AM Disa1913 wrote:

I was diagnosed in 1999 and this my MRI came back stable. Keep the faith 

I so glad to hear such wonderful news!  I was wondering if anyone out there is on chemo indefinitely?  Temodar every 28 days for 5 days with no end?  Any thoughts would be welcome.  Thanks!

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by trangdang on Fri Jul 24, 2015 02:49 PM

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On Jul 16, 2015 8:05 AM Joebalbo wrote:

I'm surviver for the last 18 years I had anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3 I was juicing orange and carrots every morning whilst having radiotherapy and combined meditation and visualsation and I still do today

Thanks for your sharing! It brings me hope! Best of luck!

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by DianneMF on Fri Jul 24, 2015 03:43 PM

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Thank you all for your inspiring words of encouragement My 24 yr old daughter finishing up maintenance chemo She has had to take lower doses bc of low neutrophil counts They always rebound though It will be a year this August that she had her last radiation treatment Except for some short term memory loss she lives each day to the fullest All MRIs have been stable & my prayer intention is that the remaining tumor will just be a spontaneous remission Kels is a vegan, juices daily, has run 5ks, backpacked through Australia, does aerial yoga, exercises daily, works from home as a writer & photographer & was recently honored for the Courage award through Voices Against Brain Cancer. I will mention that we both traveled to Lourdes, France & last month to see John of God in Brazil. These experiences have given us courage & faith to let go & let God- in whatever form you perceive him to be

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by alohelani on Fri Jul 24, 2015 07:31 PM

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On Jul 24, 2015 3:43 PM DianneMF wrote:

Thank you all for your inspiring words of encouragement My 24 yr old daughter finishing up maintenance chemo She has had to take lower doses bc of low neutrophil counts They always rebound though It will be a year this August that she had her last radiation treatment Except for some short term memory loss she lives each day to the fullest All MRIs have been stable & my prayer intention is that the remaining tumor will just be a spontaneous remission Kels is a vegan, juices daily, has run 5ks, backpacked through Australia, does aerial yoga, exercises daily, works from home as a writer & photographer & was recently honored for the Courage award through Voices Against Brain Cancer. I will mention that we both traveled to Lourdes, France & last month to see John of God in Brazil. These experiences have given us courage & faith to let go & let God- in whatever form you perceive him to be

Such an inspiring story!! My son, this is his second go-round, first when three with a medulloblastoma and now a Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma..I am blessed to have him in my life and pray he will live a long and prosperous life.  He just finished proton therapy at the SCCA Proton Center in Seattle, WA.  And not sure if he wants to do chemo. My friend suggested we go see John of God in Brazil, yesterday!! Let Go and Let God In, in any form! Bless you, hugs to you. 

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by alohelani on Fri Jul 24, 2015 07:32 PM

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On Jul 24, 2015 2:49 PM trangdang wrote:

On Jul 16, 2015 8:05 AM Joebalbo wrote:

I'm surviver for the last 18 years I had anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3 I was juicing orange and carrots every morning whilst having radiotherapy and combined meditation and visualsation and I still do today

Thanks for your sharing! It brings me hope! Best of luck!

So wonderful that you found your healing, bless you for sharing!!

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by macrobe on Wed Jul 29, 2015 04:06 PM

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Hello

Male 45. Diagnosed with AA3 Halloween 2014, emergency surgery to address dangerous edema. Only 9 month "survivor" but they have been the best , most positive, life affirming, 9 months of my life. Doctors  dont tell you THAT (cancer can be a positive) phenomenon. Turns out that many cancer patients have an enormously positive experience despite the 'fear - of - death' culture the cancer/medical industry advertises to scare you into taking their super expensive and risky treatments.....which also work. 

To consider for your qustion, you can  invert the "death statisctic" over 100% and you've got the 'survival' statistics. For example, if the industry people are told by their medical/corporate culture, and then tell you, that death for this condition is 65% (totally hypothetical number unrelated to AA3) in 5 years, then the 'survival rate' is 35% in 5 years. NO ONE CAN PREDICT THE FUTRE, nor can the indudtry people know which side of the  statistics your husband will fall. ('5 years' ,by the way, is a totally random number to choose for analysis....had they picked a 50 year time period to study over a 5 year period, anyone diagnosed over age 40 Is a 99% death statistic if only 1% of patients live past 80 years old). Most persons die of causes other than cancer, of course. They (medical/epidemiological researchers) just don't keep track of cancer patients that die within 5 years of something OTHER THAN  the original cancer. So no one actually knows the true risks of various cancers on account of lack of methodological honesty. So the whole 5 year survival talk is less significant (mathematically speaking) than the industry seems to imply.

So , I have discovered in my experience/ research on AA3,  and cancer symptoms log in general, that most of the information the conventional corporate medical model is biased to make you feel unempowered enough to accept their (expensive) modality of treatments and pull some cash out of the medical insurance industry into the medical  pharmaceutical industry. ..this is a ".good for business" kind of mentality. ..".good for the economy" kind of thinking.. well that's a great attitude to take for the society as a whole but not so good for the individual who will in, essence, become a personal stimulus package for the industies which have legal access to the patiens' cumulative monthly health insurance installments. (  20 years of medical insurance monthly installments × 200 million adult working Americans = a whole lotta money for the greater economy). And none of that industry talk is relevant for your husband and family nor the AA3 condition.

So, my attitude, post diagnosis is that not much has really changed: I'm still going to die, but don't know when...same as before cancer. An 'overworked' lifestyle stressed my metabolism to grow a cancer, so maybe an 'underworked' lifestyle might do the opposite and 'ungrow' or discourage abnormal tissue growth. So, not really knowing anything different about my 'future survival' , I just live my life to the fullest and care for my body with equal enthusiasm and love, and THAT alone has completely turned my life around frome one of misery and stress to celebration and deep happiness...this feels like MY best chance to manipulate the survival statistics in my favor. ...I'm certainly much much happier with my life and everything and everyone in it. Hope that provides some relief to you, family , and husband.

Check out "Constance Finley" and Dr Donald Abrams of US osher center.

Good luck. Be well. And don't let them determine your statistical chances. 

RE: Surviving Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

by macrobe on Wed Jul 29, 2015 04:07 PM

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Hello

Male 45. Diagnosed with AA3 Halloween 2014, emergency surgery to address dangerous edema. Only 9 month "survivor" but they have been the best , most positive, life affirming, 9 months of my life. Doctors  dont tell you THAT (cancer can be a positive) phenomenon. Turns out that many cancer patients have an enormously positive experience despite the 'fear - of - death' culture the cancer/medical industry advertises to scare you into taking their super expensive and risky treatments.....which also work. 

To consider for your qustion, you can  invert the "death statisctic" over 100% and you've got the 'survival' statistics. For example, if the industry people are told by their medical/corporate culture, and then tell you, that death for this condition is 65% (totally hypothetical number unrelated to AA3) in 5 years, then the 'survival rate' is 35% in 5 years. NO ONE CAN PREDICT THE FUTRE, nor can the indudtry people know which side of the  statistics your husband will fall. ('5 years' ,by the way, is a totally random number to choose for analysis....had they picked a 50 year time period to study over a 5 year period, anyone diagnosed over age 40 Is a 99% death statistic if only 1% of patients live past 80 years old). Most persons die of causes other than cancer, of course. They (medical/epidemiological researchers) just don't keep track of cancer patients that die within 5 years of something OTHER THAN  the original cancer. So no one actually knows the true risks of various cancers on account of lack of methodological honesty. So the whole 5 year survival talk is less significant (mathematically speaking) than the industry seems to imply.

So , I have discovered in my experience/ research on AA3,  and cancer symptoms log in general, that most of the information the conventional corporate medical model is biased to make you feel unempowered enough to accept their (expensive) modality of treatments and pull some cash out of the medical insurance industry into the medical  pharmaceutical industry. ..this is a ".good for business" kind of mentality. ..".good for the economy" kind of thinking.. well that's a great attitude to take for the society as a whole but not so good for the individual who will in, essence, become a personal stimulus package for the industies which have legal access to the patiens' cumulative monthly health insurance installments. (  20 years of medical insurance monthly installments × 200 million adult working Americans = a whole lotta money for the greater economy). And none of that industry talk is relevant for your husband and family nor the AA3 condition.

So, my attitude, post diagnosis is that not much has really changed: I'm still going to die, but don't know when...same as before cancer. An 'overworked' lifestyle stressed my metabolism to grow a cancer, so maybe an 'underworked' lifestyle might do the opposite and 'ungrow' or discourage abnormal tissue growth. So, not really knowing anything different about my 'future survival' , I just live my life to the fullest and care for my body with equal enthusiasm and love, and THAT alone has completely turned my life around frome one of misery and stress to celebration and deep happiness...this feels like MY best chance to manipulate the survival statistics in my favor. ...I'm certainly much much happier with my life and everything and everyone in it. Hope that provides some relief to you, family , and husband.

Check out "Constance Finley" and Dr Donald Abrams of US osher center.

Good luck. Be well. And don't let them determine your statistical chances. 

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