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    Thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. We definitely should be proactive in insisting on a thorough examination of any lump. In this era of cost-cutting, doctors are afraid of ordering tests. Another topic this brings up for me is the lack of understanding that kids getting the HPV vaccine are not 100% covered against all strains and all modes of transmission. I believe the vaccine covers 70% of the s...

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      I would avoid quick fix radical diets. Instead focus on blood sugar management with plenty of healthy fats and green leafy vegetables. Fruit not so much. Chec’ out the work of Isaac Eliaz MD. He has a modified citrus pectin product and a product called Prostacaid with research backing them up.

      July 26 at 4:02 PM view post
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        Has his tumor been tested for those her-2 neu protein? If it’s 3+ then yes he might benefit.

        July 19 at 4:08 PM view post
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          Absolutely, and the right diet and supplements might even improve the patient’s outcome despite whether an oncologist tells you they won’t. Maria Bachteal, NC www.healingnutritionofsonoma.com

          June 21 at 9:19 PM view post
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            Please don’t use Boost or Ensure. They are full of sugar and will feed cancer. It makes me sick that doctors and hospitals recommend this garbage. You can make him nice smoothies with high-quality protein powder like pea protein or whey (just make sure it’s cold-filtered and don’t buy the cheap stuff from GNC or big box stores). Also try making blended soups from chicken broth, collagen hydrosylate powder, and wel...

            June 01 at 2:57 PM view post
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              Herceptin and Perjeta are very effective for Her2+ bc. Definitely get them if you can.

              May 31 at 3:41 PM view post
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                The mucus is likely a response to the inflammation from the treatment. I would try making a porridge from slippery elm powder (find online or health food store), coconut milk, and cinnamon. You could also add collagen hydrosylate (Great Lakes brand, from Amazon.com). It is a source of protein that dissolves easily into puddings, yogurt, smoothies, and soups/broth. Also make chicken broth cooked 24 hours for added he...

                May 31 at 3:40 PM view post
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                  You might consider getting a consult with an experienced integrative practitioner to help improve your possible outcome. Often there are herbs and nutraceuticals that can both potentiate allopathic therapies and relieve side effects. I highly recommend the Mederi Centre in Oregon. They work via phone and Skype so location isn’t an issue. It’s not cheap but it is lifesaving. I’ve been in remission from Stage IV ca...

                  April 26 at 12:16 AM view post
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                    You might consider taking chrysin at a dose of 1000 mg twice daily. Jarrow is a good brand. Another option to consider (advised by my integrative oncologist) is to take Arimidex every other day. He says the 1 mg dose is meant to cover women of all shapes and sizes. If you are lower weight and have less body fat than normal, you might be fine with less. Keep in mind that aromatase is an enzyme that produces estro...

                    April 11 at 6:08 PM view post
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                      I took arimidex for a couple years post surgery. I was also consulting with an integrative oncologist at the time who informed me that the 1 mg dose was meant to cover a large weight range. Because I only weighed 115 he told me I’d be safe taking it every other day. I still had some stiffness and all the menopausal symptoms, though to be fair I had my ovaries removed as well. My cancer did metastasize to bone an...

                      March 30 at 4:59 PM view post
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                      About mariab964

                      Survivor
                      Breast Cancer
                      After Treatment, Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention

                      I’m in remission from metastatic Her2+ bc. I’m also a certified nutrition consultant who advocates a low-glycemic and nutrient-rich diet, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle modifications as the key to long-term survival and wellness. My website is www.healingnutritionofsonoma.com.

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