My grandad's cancer is progressing even though he is on alternative treatment. What can I do?

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My grandad's cancer is progressing even though he is on alternative treatment. What can I do?

by NicoleGV on Sat Sep 19, 2015 02:20 PM

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My grandad had primary colon cancer but this was removed by surgery. He also underwent 4 (rounds) ofdifferent types of chemo. He has been battling for 3 years now but now his oncologist said that they couldn't do anything else as his cancer has metastasized to his liver and lungs. He's been taking alternative treatment now such as zeolite, sour sop, alkalinazation, healthy food etc. since his prognosis but his symptoms ( muscle pain, coughing)are getting worse and his cancer markers have increased (tripled) in 3 months. I read somewhere that this is normal if the treatment is working due to dead cancer cells ending up in the blood, but I really don't know and feel like giving up. Can somebody help me please? Maybe someone experienced the same

RE: My grandad's cancer is progressing even though he is on alternative treatment. What can I do?

by smyrnalover on Sat Sep 19, 2015 03:57 PM

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Nicole, I don't like to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like the cancer is taking over. But this doesn't mean giving up. Your job is to make him as comfortable and happy as possible. Sometimes the best we can do is to help someone know they are loved as they come to the end of the road. This is not giving up, but helping in a different way. Hang in there.

RE: My grandad's cancer is progressing even though he is on alternative treatment. What can I do?

by ToddlerFather on Sun Nov 05, 2017 06:05 PM

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Lungs methastatsis are common since it's an area with blood circulation and usually not that hazardous per se, but it could be a jumping point to somewhere else. 

What type of chemos has he been through so far ? 

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