cancer nutrition after treatment

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cancer nutrition after treatment

by bigfatking on Wed Nov 10, 2010 05:46 PM

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My last day of treatment at U.M for throat cancer was sort of like being released from prison. They handed me my duffle bag said "go home". Now what? What do I eat, what supplements do I take, if any? What about exercise?

Well it's been two years and even though I work for a supplement manufacturer, I wonder about the diet and supplement intake of other cancer survivors like myself. At this point, 5gr. of Vita C, a couple thousand mg's of Omega 3 and some CoQ10 is about it.

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by Smitty609 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 06:56 PM

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On Nov 10, 2010 5:46 PM bigfatking wrote:

My last day of treatment at U.M for throat cancer was sort of like being released from prison. They handed me my duffle bag said "go home". Now what? What do I eat, what supplements do I take, if any? What about exercise?

Well it's been two years and even though I work for a supplement manufacturer, I wonder about the diet and supplement intake of other cancer survivors like myself. At this point, 5gr. of Vita C, a couple thousand mg's of Omega 3 and some CoQ10 is about it.

check this site out.  http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/oxygenation.html

Mark (my boyfriend)dx'd in April 2010 with pancreatic cancer (Whipple procedure on May 17, 2010) and left hospital "cancer free".   Started chemo and was scheduled for radiation Sept 2010 after pet scan dx'd with stage 4 and no longer candidate for radiation because of mets into peritoneum area.  Causing nausea and vomiting.  He vomites on average once a day. (not to terribly bad)

Started chemo on 9/13/10 gemzar 3wks on 1 wk off.

CA 19-9 labs taken on 9/8/10 before chemo => 6084 

CA 19-9 labs taken after 1st rnd of chemo  on 10/9 => 8162, same day he started supplements.

CA 19-9 labs taken on 11/5 less than 1 mo. from starting supplements => 5735

Have seen 30% improvement in CA 19-9 test in less than 1 month & almst 50% improvement in liver function in same amount of time.  He is also taking a supplement to help support his liver (1st stage cirrosis).

Liver function test taken on Oct 9 => test result  144

liver function test taken on Nov 5, =>test result   78

Normal range is 17-63 . 

Taking Azovin, Quanzor, Liver Balance Plus & Ultra Liver 8.  Also Papaya Pro & Fulvitea when nausea is not an issue (caused by the chemo and cancer met) 

These results look pretty promising to me.  Staying as positive as possible!!!!!!

 

 

 

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by bigfatking on Wed Nov 10, 2010 08:05 PM

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Thank you so much. Sounds like your boyfriend is a real fighter.

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by bigfatking on Wed Nov 10, 2010 08:05 PM

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Thank you so much. Sounds like your boyfriend is a real fighter.

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by Stephen55 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:07 PM

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From all my reading and research you are taking great supplements.  I would add   Vitamin D-3  (5000 IU)  and Tumeric.    

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by radicaltruth on Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:44 AM

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Hi,

My husband has stage 4 gallbladder cancer. Was given 2 weeks to live. We follow the anti cancer diet. The book is by a doctor who has had and continues to have brain cancer. He has written a book called the Anti-Cancer Diet, A New Way of Life. His name is Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, Ph.D and it is a well research book. It has become our food bible.

He recommends vitamin D, Probiotics, cooking with tumeric, and lists an incredible variety of foods that prevent the cancer being fed by blood. He also recommends green tea and fresh ginger.

Good like on your new life journey.

Jan

 

 

 

 

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by radicaltruth on Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:45 AM

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Oops,

Meant to say good LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY!

Jan

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by Smitty609 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 AM

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Thank you for the info.  I saw that doctor on a show while Mark was in the hospital.  Great guy!!!

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by Georgenone on Thu Nov 11, 2010 02:01 AM

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On Nov 10, 2010 5:46 PM bigfatking wrote:

My last day of treatment at U.M for throat cancer was sort of like being released from prison. They handed me my duffle bag said "go home". Now what? What do I eat, what supplements do I take, if any? What about exercise?

Well it's been two years and even though I work for a supplement manufacturer, I wonder about the diet and supplement intake of other cancer survivors like myself. At this point, 5gr. of Vita C, a couple thousand mg's of Omega 3 and some CoQ10 is about it.

Yes that's about the way it is. Out the door without a clue as what to do and the doctors are little if any help.

Eat what ever you please. The one and only thing I got from the nutritionist is "in your condition why worry about it?" I found her statement to be very irritating at the time but in retrospect it is the only intelligent thing she had to say.

Before you jump head long into the world of supplements take a look beyond the ad crap. Any advertisement telling you about the many benefits of a supplement is not designed to give you any information. Advertisements are designed to con you out of your money and nothing else. Look to the research that has been done on the ingredients. You will soon learn that many supplements can be hazardous to your health. I am not suggesting you avoid supplements. I am saying know what you are taking and why. Because someone has been taking something for the past three years, after treatment, and is doing great is no reason to try it. Odds are they would be doing great without it. That’s a lot of what ad crap is. Try to find anyone who suddenly started feeling better because they tried some supplement.  Guess what it don't happen. Omega 3 and fish oil is a prime example. There is no data to support any claim that you can benefit from starting it now. If you wanted such benefit you needed to start taking it regularly about 20 years ago.  99.9% of you will not live long enough to reap any benefit from dietary changes.

I cannot eat or swallow. I am suppose to be living on the supplement crap that comes with a feeding tube. The only thing liquid nutrition supplements do for me is cause problems. 

If you really want what is in a supplement look to the foods that will give you what you want. There is nothing in a dietary supplement that you cannot get from eating the right foods. If you read the nutritional data of different  foods you can get the same thing and save yourself a lot of wasted money at the same time.

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by Smitty609 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 02:23 AM

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I am sorry that you are not able to swallow at this time.  On this site, there is research.  Not just advertisement.  Trust me I have been through all this before.  16yrs ago to be exact.  My mother died of renal cell carcinoma.  Never had a chance to try anything but 2 doses of chemo before she died.

That is actually the first time I saw the research on this line of treatment.  I do believe that there are supplements out there that are no better than the food you eat.

If you read the full website, you will see that it is not even an advertisement.  It gives you details, explanations and so much more than simple over the counter supplements from the health food stores. 

This is a serious research into what causes cancer and how to combat it and defeat it.  I have gone through so many of the ads for so many different get well quick remedies.  As a matter of fact my brother is a chiropractor and nutritionist that works with a very good manufacturor of supplements designed for normal every day people ---NOT BATTLING CANCER. 

I pray that you will find hope and soon are able to live a healthy normal life again.  Please don't give up nor see the glass half empty...

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