Had surgery 6 wk ago
Lumpectomy invasive lobular carcinoma
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Are you looking for supportive additional treatments for you as a person or anti-cancer treatments? If the first, my surgeon suggested acupuncture and I gather it can be helpful for post surgical pain. There are massage therapists who specialize in cancer patients.
However, supplements etc. tend to be unproven, unregulated, and expensive. Alternative treatments that do work tend to have side effects etc. For example, a holistic healer recommended mistletoe infusions to me for breast cancer as that is common in Europe. However, these are indeed invasive and have side effects. And in the US as a rule they are not given by doctors. So be very cautious about invasive "holistic" treatments. And of course you need to tell your oncologist about anything you are doing.
Hope you find what you need!
Is this instead of or in addition to mainstream medical treatments?
This is not regarding conventional treatments
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Ian well researched
Ian receiveing hi dose bit C etc.
I have heard of both Vitamin C and mistletoe. Although when I researched Vitamin C it seemed to be helpful for dealing with chemo side effects more than cancer itself.
Breastcancer.org has threads on alternative treatments. There are also naturopathic oncologists.
I am not an advocate for alternative treatments, just to be clear, and have lost a couple of people taking that path. That said I understand the desire to do that and hope you find that other site to be a good resource.
Don’t blindly follow Dr recommended treatment. Do the research and make your own decisions each step of the way. Don’t limit your research. Look at alternative and supplemental treatments. When you decide on a treatment research what you can do to make it work better for you and ways to minimize side effects. If you have friends who like to do research ask them to help you by giving them a specific topic.
Personally I had great success with mushroom supplements. Mushrooms have anti cancer properties and enhance immunity. They have been used as cancer treatments in Asian countries for years.. I know Dana Farber in Boston has recommended mushrooms to cancer patients. Heard Sloan Kettering has also.
Whenever possible bring a trusted friend to appointments. You can record appointments on your phone because you won’t be able to remember all that was said.
Keep a timeline. Journal your emotions if you wish and have time.
This will be overwhelming especially if you have to maintain a job and/or take care of children. So find at least 20 minutes each day to meditate. There is an excellent cancer meditation on the Spring Forest Qigong website. The master of Spring Forest Qigong is associated with Mayo Clinic. Check out website for more info on energy healing.
Learn about plant based eating.
Read Radical Hope for inspiration and suggestions.
Watch The Ralph Moss Report on YouTube.
Blessings and best wishes for a successful journey.
Interested to find out more about the mushrooms @pbnew?
I have been doing the mistletoe treatments for about 13 months now. The side effects are very very small. I get a small amount of redness around the injection site and that is the only side effect. At my mammogram in December, I was clear. I did not do the AI therapy of the radiation as I was not willing to put up with the debilitating side effects. I will turn 73 this month. Your regimen of treatments is a very personal choice and you need to do a lot of research and decide what you can tolerate and what you can't! Good luck.
Mistletoe/mushrooms and Vitamin C. Maybe look into Chinese medicine too.
I do want to say that I did 5 years of an aromatase inhibitor and the side effects were minor. I miss the feeling of safety they gave me.
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