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    On 5 - Not all chemotherapies damage DNA. Most new targeted therapies and immunotherapy don't.  Still on 5 - Even for those that do, replacing them with new cells by standard body recovery capacity works. When it doesn't, go to question 8.  7 - The studies only show roots in diet and lifestyle. There are no studies showing diet and lifestyle as effective to treat cancer. 9 - Cancer stem cells are tho...

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      It took a while for the effects to kick in. Target dosage of LDN is 4.5mg/day, but a slow ramp-up is recommended. Because of the frequency I went to the doctor that prescribed LDN, my ramp-up was of 8 months... during those 8 months, there was no effect for me. Tumor marker (Tg in thyroid cancer, similar to PSA in prostate cancer) was grewing exponentially... but a month after reaching the target dosage, it dropped 2...

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        Except for taking pain medication (opiace), there is no issue in taking LDN and doing everything already being done. Actually, what is usually not suggested by LDN praticioners is exactly getting off your other treatments. That's why one of the indicators that LDN works is from people who start taking LDN, get better, stop taking LDN against medical advice and get worse again. The other is for cases of stand-alone us...

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          I have metastatic thyroid cancer, and for its slow growth it's comparable to prostate cancer in some ways; one of it is it's lack of high sugar metabolism.  This means that quitting sugar seldom makes such a cancer go away... sugar has other drawbacks so I'm not saying to keep taking it, but my experience was that everything in my health  but the cancer improved. So far, the only thing that worked was...

          December 10 at 8:26 PM view post
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            For the sake of completeness, I was also taking High-dosage Vitamin D (5,000 UI a day). But I was taking High-dosage Vitamin D long before and only when LDN reached its peak dosage (I did a ramp-up of 1.5mg and 3.0mg before getting to 4.5 mg) that a change in tumor markers happened, changing an exponential growth into a downtrend stable pattern.  Recently I also started taking alpha-lipoic acid, which you might...

            December 09 at 1:38 PM view post
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               For both cases, besides doing conventional treatments like cytotoxins and immunetherapy, the good effect I'm having on my lung metastases (although from a different primary cancer, thyroid) using LDN (low dose naltrexone) is remarkable. For more information on LDN: https://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/

              December 09 at 4:31 AM view post
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                The nodules are indeed small. The most interesting information at this point to make a differential diagnosis is whether the nodules size and calcification patterns change over time... but that will require a new CT (supraclavicular isn't soft enough for US) and a new US (the best Thyroid images are not from CT). See your ENT take on how soon you should do them, but 1 year sounds about right.  When you say canc...

                December 07 at 4:45 PM view post
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                  I have stage 4 non-iodine-avid thyroid cancer, and the only approved treatment for it at this point would be Lenvima.  My oncologist preferred sparing me from the side effects since the lung metastases are not causing any breath issues at this point, and another MD pointed me to LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone). Since I completed the ramp-up to the top dosage for LDN, my tumor markers have been steadly decreasing, tum...

                  December 05 at 1:00 AM view post
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                    Calcification is a sign of immune response, but it doesn't identify to what it was responding: contaminant, bacteria, cancer. I believe it is too soon to tell. Perhaps asking the lab to send results before the appointment, so you can use more information ? 

                    December 04 at 4:27 PM view post
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                      While not all impossible, it doesn't sound likely to have a connection. Note that cancer is a stressful situation and stress does horrible things to GI tract... 

                      December 04 at 2:36 AM view post
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                      I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in 2012, had 2 hemithyroidectomies and was hopeful that I would make a full recovery. After radioactive iodine there was still traces of Thyroglobulin with no findings in PET/CT, until end of 2016, when I was diagnosed with lung metastases. Genomics testing indicate NRAS mutation, and let's see what can be done to fight this formidable foo.

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