4기 폐암에서 살아남는 방법
폐암 4기에서 생존하는 방법에 대해 조언을 해줄 수 있는 사람이 있습니까? 답장을 보내주시면 정말 감사하겠습니다.감사합니다.매
댓글 17개 - 게시일: 1월 18일
뇌 전이가 있는 4기 NSCLC를 앓고 있는 엄마에게 어떤 희망이 있습니까?
나의 아름다운 엄마는 12月 2 일 눈에 ′′ 플로터 ′′ 에 대해 불평하고 집중하는 데 어려움을 겪는 안과 의사에게 간 후 뇌로 퍼진 폐암 진단을 받았습니다. 추수 감사절 전 주에 정말 심한 두통을 앓는 것 외에도 그녀의 유일한 증상이었습니다. 같은 날 스캔을 한 응급실로 여행을 촉발했고 그녀는 뇌종양 두 개와 폐에 하나가 있다는 것을 발견했습니다. 엄마는 12月 4 일에 선암을 확인할 수 있는 두 개의 뇌종양 중 더 큰 것을 제거하기 위해 수술을 받았습니다. 불행히도 그녀는 ALK, ROS 및 EFGR 돌연변이에 대해 음성으로 테스트했습니다. 엄마는 남아있는 뇌종양을 치료하고 그 성장을 멈추기 위해 15 번의 전뇌 방사선 치료를 받았고, 존재할 수 있는 다른 암세포의 성장을 멈추기를 바랍니다. 그녀는 현재 카보플라틴과 알림타(정맥류가 있어 혈전 위험으로 인해 아바스틴 없음)로 화학 치료를 받고 있으며 2월 22일에 두 번째 주입을 할 예정입니다. 그녀는 3월 14일 CT 스캔으로 세 번째 화학 주입을 할 예정입니다. 몇 주 후 암이 반응하는지 확인하십시오. 그렇다면, 그녀는 세 번 더 주입해야 합니다.암 진단이 가져올 공포를 몰랐습니다. 나, 아빠와 형제는 우리가 생각했던 것보다 더 가슴이 아프고 측정할 수 없을 정도로 두렵다. 한편, 엄마는 기분이 좋고 긍정적이며 치료를 잘 관리하고 있습니다. 치료에 대한 좋은 반응을 기대하고 기도하고 있습니다. 그러나 우리는 "그녀가 3개월을 생존하지 못하더라도 놀라지 마십시오. 4기 폐암은 당뇨병과 마찬가지로 만성 질환처럼 관리할 수 있습니다." "오래 살 수 있습니다." 내가 여기에서 본 많은 게시물에 따르면 그것은 사실인 것 같습니다. 우리 엄마는 활동적인 67세 여성이시지만 다른 면에서는 건강합니다. 그녀는 아프지 않다... 이 과정을 시작할 때 신체적으로나 정신적으로나 건강 상태가 차이가 난다는 것은 앞으로 나아가는 아주 좋은 징조이다. "만성 질환처럼 암을 관리하는" 동일한 유형의 암을 가지고 있거나 아는 사람이 있습니까? 그렇다면 어떻게 지내는지 듣고 싶습니다. 저는 엄마를 매우 사랑합니다. 제가 부모님보다 오래 살게 되어 있다는 것을 알지만 제가 준비가 될 날을 상상할 수 없습니다. 읽어주셔서 감사합니다...여러분 모두에게 기도해 주세요.Michelle
댓글 18개 - 게시일: 2월 19일
엄마는 폐암 4기이고 항상 감기에 걸리셨어요.
엄마는 폐암 4기인데 치료도 안 받고 늘 추워요. 그녀는 또한 손과 발이 심하게 아프고 손과 발이 따가운 느낌을 호소했습니다. 등 가운데 부분과 오른쪽 갈비뼈도 아프다고 했다. 의사는 스캔을 하려고 했지만 스캔 이후로 치료를 하지 않을 것이기 때문에 말했습니다. 스캔 없이 악화되거나 퍼졌는지 그들 또는 저와 형제자매는 어떻게 알 수 있습니까? 물어보기 싫지만 치료 없이 4기 폐암으로 사람이 얼마나 오래 살아남을 수 있는지 알게 되었나요?
댓글 17개 - 게시일: 6월 23일
불과 2주 전에 폐암 4기라는 사실을 알게 되었습니다. 저에게는 정말 충격이었습니다. 어제 분석을 위해 폐에서 조직을 채취했습니다. 내가 어떻게 치료를 받아야 하는지 결정하기 위해 분석 결과를 기다려야 합니다. 이제 80세가 된 제 나이에 사랑하는 사람들, 특히 파킨슨병을 앓고 있는 처남을 위해 할 일이 더 많아 걱정이 됩니다. 향후 6년 또는 그 이상, 하나님의 뜻입니다. 게다가 나는 또한 당신이 카르바마제핀과 리리카를 복용하고 있지만 하루 종일 오른쪽 팔에 큰 통증을 일으키는 경추증을 앓고 있습니다. 매일매일 저는 제 병을 치료해 주시는 하나님의 치유의 은혜를 간구할 수 밖에 없었습니다.
댓글 9개 - 게시일: 3월 13일
엄마가 NSCLC 4기 진단을 받았습니다 도와주세요!!
Himy 엄마는 방금 4 단계 폐암 Adenocarcinoma 2 cm x 3 cm로 dx를 얻었습니다...... 그녀는 많은 곳에서 만났습니다. 의사선생님 말로는 많이 퍼졌다고 하던데 여기저기 반점이 많이 생기진 않았지만 정말 무서운 상황!! 간 1 자리, 복부 1 자리, 척추 3 자리, 뇌만 2 개, 최악의 그녀도 척추액 암에 걸렸다 간신히 시작했다고 한다. ...우리에게 이런 일이 일어날 줄은 몰랐습니다.....그녀는 병원에 2 주 넘게 있었습니다. 그녀는 지금 스테로이드를 복용하고 있습니다. 그녀는 큰 고통을 겪고 있습니다. 생각만 해도 몇 달만 더 지속된다면 그녀는 말기일 수도 있었다 !! 이상한 점은 그녀가 척추에 통증만 있는 완벽한 모양으로 보인다는 것입니다... 암이 이 시점에서 뼈 외에는 아무것도 공격하지 않은 것처럼.... 척추가 통증을 만들기 전에 척추를 수리하기 위해 의사를 기다리고 있습니다. 저리 가세요. 그들은 지난 주에 아무것도 하지 않았습니다. 우리에게 매우 힘든 일이었습니다!! 다중 질문이 있습니다. 1- 선암의 등급은 무엇입니까? 1~4? 2- 그녀는 감마나이프나 WBR을 받게 될까요? 3- 그들은 돌연변이를 알아내려고 노력하고 있습니다....하지만 어떤 사람들에게는 돌연변이가 없다는 것이 사실입니까? 4- 화학 요법은 현재 대부분 알약으로 제공됩니까? 요즈음 수혈이 드물다는 건가요?5-오래 살 수 있을 것 같나요?6-경추암은 치료가 가능한가요?7-면역요법을 받을 수 있나요?8-항암치료에 대한 계획은 어떻게 될까요? 그리고 방사선 및 기타 치료? 도와주세요 !!! 너무 걱정된다!!!!!!!!!
댓글 33개 - 게시일: 9월 27일
우리 엄마는 거의 2년 동안 폐암 4기 NSCLC와 싸우고 계십니다. 작년에 뇌에 이상이 생긴 후 그녀는 시스플라틴&알림타를 6회 시작하여 2014년 12월에 완료했습니다. 그녀는 그 이후로 계속 알림타를 복용해 왔지만 마지막 스캔에서 간, 폐, 신장에 새로운 고형 병변, 복막에 새로운 고형 병변이 진행되는 것으로 나타났습니다. . 지난 달까지 그녀는 모든 만남에도 불구하고 꽤 잘했습니다. 그러나 그녀는 지난 몇 주 동안 밤에도 그녀를 방해한 정말 심한 위경련으로 고통받고 있습니다. 의사는 고통이 그녀의 복막에 대한 만남 때문일 것이라고 말했고 그는 그녀의 화학 요법을 알림타에서 그녀에게 좋다고 믿는 다른 것으로 바꾸고 싶었습니다. 문제는 우리가 무엇을 하든 결국 그녀에게 다가가고 있다는 것입니다. 그것이 퍼지고 그녀를 매우 약하게 만듭니다. 그녀가 밤에 얼마나 고통스러워하는지 생각하면 잠도 못 잤습니다. 복막 충족증(사실 몸에 너무 많은 충족증)이 있고 여전히 생존하는 사람이 있는지 궁금합니다. 누군가 나에게 긍정적인 말을 해주길 바란다.
댓글 5개 - 5월 3일 게시됨
암 치료에 대한 3년간의 연구
Hi All,I started writing this information a few days after my dad passed away in March 2014. He was diagnosed in April 2011 with nsclc stage 4. In the 3 years that he was ill, I gathered a lot of information on different treatments, and I did not want it to go to waste. I thought it would take me a few weeks to put it together, and here we are 8 months later. I have not done anything to the list in the past 6 months, and as I am slowly trying to get back to "normal" I wanted to finish it and post it, as my last connection with my dad's illness. I hope this information helps other members, same way this site helped me many times in the past. I apologize for the length of the post, the spelling mistakes, or if some information is not complete, I just wanted to finally post it, and move on......Felix"3 yrs worth of cancer research, April 2014.This post will be very long. It covers nearly 3 years of my research, thoughts, observations, discussions, and trials of many products on my dad. It covers most if not all available alternative cancer treatments out there, as well as a bunch of my own ideas, that have never seen the light of day. My dad lost his nearly 3 yr battle with cancer on 28th of MARCH. I am an osteopath, and since I am the only one with medical training in the family, I took it upon myself to do all the research to help my dad fight this illness. At thetime of the diagnosis, he had pleural effusion, mets in local lymph node, body of S1, and adrenal gland. From my uni days I knew the prognosis for metastatic cancer was very poor, and treatment was mostly palliative. Some people will not like the information I will present. I dont blame them, when my father was firstly diagnosed,I was not interested in things that dont work, I only wanted to hear success stories, even if they were only testimonials. I was prepared to believe anything and everything (I needed to believe there was a cure), and when you are that vulnerable anything seems plausible. The internet offered cures, many, many cures, and they were so easy!!!With an easy explanation why the pharma companies dont want you to know this information. Just like most, I fell for it. I put my medical knowledge aside, I threw my logic out the window, and allowed denial/hope/despair to overtake me. But with time, jsut like an onion, these cures were slowly peeled off, and I came to a very sad realisation, that there is still no cure for advanced cancers, and most likely we are looking in the wrong places. Dont get me wrong, there are survivors of stage 4 cancer, there were always survivors. The cancer has been a major illness for the past 40-50 yrs. The 5yr survival rate for stage 4 lung cancer in the 60 -70's was 11% for men, 13% for women. These stats are still mostly the same, unfortunately, with all the advances in modern medicine, huge amount of natural cures, the 5 yr survivorship rates today are no different. Any improvements in statistics these days are more due to earlier diagnosis, which leads to a better prognosis. Chemo has improved, mostly on the side of less side-effects, and slight increase of survival (marginal...).In all this time, there has not been any proof of alternative therapies making any difference... No proper studies havebeen done, but simple logic would suggest, that with so many people converting to healthy eating, supplements, protocols etc. etc you would instantly see a shift in longer survival or even cures. The oncologist would see a trend. Trust me, I am a practitioner, and when I hear a weird/unorthodox treatment for a sore back , I roll my eyes, when I hear it again from a different person, i start paying attention, when I hear it for a third time, I start looking into it. IF something worked, the oncoligst would have noticed a trend. However, the survival stats are still the same, as theywere years ago. Over the 3 yrs, I have had many discussions with my dad's oncologists, both extremely experienced and knowledgable. Both have said, that they had a small number of patients go into remission (no NED...) for extended periods of time (usually with chemo Tarceva was mentioned a fewtimes....)but eventually cancer would continue its progression. They both believe, that there is a vast number of undiscovered genetic subtypes of cancers which dictate how slow/fast the cancer progresses and its response to treatment.I have broken up the rest of this paper into 6 sections for easier read. Where ever I could I added extra infomration such as links to studies, or specific pages.Sections:1. Supplements2. Conspiracy theories3. Orphan Drugs4. Alternative therapies5. Experimental6. Useful links1. SupplementsI do not believe there is a single supplement or a group of supplements that are effective in reducing, or even stopping the cancer. Some supplements may slow down the spread, but so far I have not seen any evidence of dramatic response to any particular supplement. Testimonials do not count, and the rare cases of remission can not be definitely linked to anything, since most of the time the same results can not be replicated. The following is a list of supplement that my dad took. At no point was there any evidence of response to supplments, though I can not exclude that something may have slowed down the progress, after all he did survive for nearly 3 years. No particular order...- Selenium double recommended dose for nearly 3 years, main action nati-oxidant5-15 apricot kernels, first 1-2 years about 5-10/day, then as the cancer spread increased to 15 - Toxic in high doses. Cytotxic(kills cells) so thehnically similar to chemo, however, no reliable information on dosage or effectivness. Most studies I looked at showed little evidence of effectivness (by Sloan-Kettering)Garlic extract - liquid - daily dose morning/night for 3 weeksSulphorafane - brocolli extract teaspoon / day for about 12 monthsAvemar - bought online from a local reseller - monthly cost $200 for 30 sachets - 1 clinical trial (by manufacturer) showed some improvements, certainly not a cure . Took for 1 week, complained of nausea/vomitting. (Took 3 months before passing, already very weak, and cancer widely spread)Essiac tea- tried about 5-10 times, each time had associated nausea - stoppedLiposomal Vit C 6000mg per day for 1 monthCurcumin - 5000mg per day for about 2-3 weeksCanabis oil - could not buy anywhere. Home made cannabis oil both cold and hot extraction. Cold extraction - 7gms of marijuana in 100ml brandy for 3 days. Same ratio weed to brandy but cooked at around 70-75deg for 10 min. Combination of both was givven as 10 drops 3/day for about 1 week. No change to pain, appetite.Multi Vit for 2-3 months Vegetarian protein - substitue for reducing meat in the dietReishi Mushroom - 1 week recommended dose at the time of diagnosisBudwigers cream cheese/flaxseed oil for most of 3 years.Diet - mostly vegetable based, with meat 1-2/week, little processed foods/sugarsMany exotic fruits with “anti-cancer” qualities.Buckweat daily2. Conspiracy theories - Cancer cure exists, but pharmceutical companies dont want to release it because it will reduce their profits.Steve Jobs died 3 months after my dad was diagnosed. For me, all the conspiracy theories died with Steve Jobs. If he could not find access to this hidden/secret cures, with his wealth/connections, then chance of this cure existing are very little. (of course, he secretly could have been cured, and now lives on Mars, with aliens....)Whoever find a cure for cancer, will have unlimited wealth, and their name written into history books, I wonder, if the cure exists, what are the reasons not to release it....Similarly the proponents of naturals cure dont want you to know the truth either, and will don anything for your dollar... Here is a true story:At the time of my dad’s diagnosis I came across a blog by Wayne Parrott. Wayne was a director/owner of a health retreat in Australia (called fountainhead), that offers retreats for cancer, depression, and other illnesses. He was also a cancer sufferer, but certainly fought the diseases like no one I have ever seen. His blog documented his many trips to Germany for treatments, and myriad of treatments he underwent. He was my inspiration, and I regularly followed his blog. End of 2012, the post became less frequent, and there were only few posts in 2013. There was a long break between Feb and June/july 2013 between posts. The last post was from his wife, that Wayne lost his battle around July 2013, the post was only there for 1-2 weeks, and then was removed, the blog has been removed as well. HOWEVER, you will not find a single mention that Wayne Parrott has passed away. In fact if you go to fountain head website, and read the bio, it looks like he is still alive! oh, and they offer retreats for cancer patients....... Cancer is simply a huge business. 3. Orphan DrugsLDN Low Dose Naltrexone - never god a chance to tryCemitadine - bought, never got to try it - based on a couple of case studies from the 70’s, that people experienced remission after taking cimetadine for gastric upset. Has had some limted trials, and showed some improvements in colorectal cancers. Aspirin - took daily for 12 months, some suggestions it may slow down cancer progression, no clear how it works.DCA _ Dichloroacetic Acid dad took for 1-2 weeks, 2 months before passing - no effect. No common side effects either (neuropathy in fingers/toes). Bought from www.dcaaustralia.com.au, came with a small scoop that suppose to hold 200mg, gave 2 in the morning/2 at nigth. approx 800mg. General advice online is around 500-1000mg/day. Interestingly, DCA is used for lactic acidosis. (when blood levels of lactic acid are high), its a well known fact that cancer cells live in an acidic environmnet , so there is some merit to DCA in cancer. Also check www.medicor.com.auGreat site for orphan drugs - http://cancerx.wordpress.com4. Altenrative therapiesTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) My dad never had any TCM. My only link to TCM was to try a herb called Lei Gong Teng . I accidentally came across this herb, when my dad was on Naverolbine in Jnauary 2014. I was looking for a herb to synergise with chemo, and was looking for something that works in similar pathways. Surprisingly, there have been some studies to show effectivenss in animal studies. The herb is TOXIC! and can cause damage to kidneys. I could not get it in Australia, and tried to order it from America, and in the end ordered it from China. It arrived 1 week after my dad pssed away. Comes in sachet, and dose is one sachet per day.Acupuncture is commonly used to help counteract the effect of chemo, especially nausea. It is even recommended by some oncologist. No evidence of it curing cancer.There was a study published in the last few years on comparing chemo vs chemo/TCM ( I believe it was quoted by CraiginPA). From my memory, the results showed improvements in survival at 12 months, and 24 months, then the numbers became very similar. This results, are also in line with my personal observations over the past 3 years on Inspire. The people that take a holistic approach to cancer treatment, combining chemo/radio with a good diet and some supplements, seemed to survive longer then the average 12 months. I noticed they have a comfortable quality of life up to 2 years, and then unfortnuately, most go down hill between 24-36 months after diagnosis ( very similar to my fathers progress). I also noticed that those patients that are still stable at 3-4yr mark, seem to remain stable for long periods of time (with or without treatment) These are only observations that I have made, from being on this site nearly daily for 3 years, as well as following some blogs, and regularly visiting cancer.org. So what has worked:Chemo without a doubt initially reduced the tumors, and maintain them while under treatment. Without chemo, within 2-3 months the cancer would start spreading - regardless of all the alternative therapies we tried.PEMF - pulsed electro-magnetic field, - an electromagnet is used to generate a magnetic fieldat a specific frequency. Widely used in orthopeadics to speed up fracture healing (well documented, and acceptedtherapy). Not commonly known today, though used a lot in the canine and equinine racing industries.I bought one for my dad, when he suffered a lower back fracture due to cancer. The fracture caused severe pain on standing, and wlaking, resulting in my dad becoming bed riddled, and placed in palliative care on high dosesof meds. He was there for 2-3 weeks with no sign of improvement while they tried every drug under the sun to help with his pain. He was only able to walk 5-10m with a trolley, before he had to lie down.I contacted Dr. Pawluk from http://drpawluk.com/, who seems to be an expert in this field, and asked him for his advice, he suggested 2-3 devices from his website, but I was not comfortable with getting a unit from overseas. I then found a localy made device www.tgs.com.au, and had it delivered in 2 days. After starting it on my dad at base frequency 200, and 5 pulses/second for 10 min x 3/day (as suggested byDr. Pawluk), dad was able to walk for 30-50m after 2 days. After 5 days, he was walking for 2-3 minutes (with the trolley), He went home after 9 days (still with trolley). He was driving the car 1 week later, and was walking without trolley (10-15min) 2 weeks later. Every 2-3 days the duration of treatment was increased, and frequency was raised (Dr. Pawluk suggested the treatment protocol). Without doubt, this has helped my Dad manage some of the symptoms. Did it affect the cancer???The following pet scan showed reduction in activity in the spinal mets (probably due to radiation), and increase/newareas in abdomen. The elctomagnetic blanket is fairly large - about 80cmx40cm, so when my dad was lying on itit covered the area between his buttock to mid back, and magnetic field penetrated right through his body. I do not think the PEMF made any difference to the cancer, there were both positive, and negative results in the areathat was covered by PEMF, and positive was most likely due to radiation. Total use of PEMF was about 4 weeks, 3 times per day. There are suggestion to use PEMF for 12hours per day, to cure the cancer. The theories behind it make sense, but, as with everything, no proof of it, and I was not willing to do this on my dad, it just seems too extreme...Most studies on PEMF, show it is safe to use on humans, and not likely to cause cancer.ELECTROTHERAPIESElectrical current:The most common device that is used in cancer therapy is Becks protocol. I was able to find schematics of the device (http://www.sharinghealth.com/bob-beck-build-your-own.html)I had an electronic engineer review it, and all it was doing is generating electricity at 4 Hz (4 pulse per second), at low intensity. This device is meant to be work around the wrist, where its closer to the blood vessels. However,blood completes a full circle around the body in about 30sec, so this pulsations would have hardly any effect (consideringthe resistance of skin, blood vessels, other tissues, and speed of travelling blood...)Since I have some electrotherapy devices at work, I started treating my dad daily using Interferential unit (Big brother of TENS machine), and set it to 4 Hz, for 20-30min, on both cubital fossae (where usually blood is taken, in the creaseof the elbow). I also used it superficialy on the lower back (for S1 met) at 4 Hz for 20-30 min, and then 57 Hz (based on this chart). Another idea would be to use transversly - so that one electrode is on the back, and the other is on the chest, causing electrical impulses to travel through the chest (dont do it over the heart... or if you have a pacemaker)I used it on my dad for about 3 weeks daily, with breaks for Sunday, no obvious effect was detected.Plenty of research has been done on therapeutic use of electrotherapy, mostly for pain management. Some research was done on electrotherapy use in cancer cultures, and animal studies. Most was done in Eastern europe, and not much of this research has reached the west. The early studies showed effect of electricity on cancer, but like everything, the problem is causing this effect inside the human body, particularly when the cancer is spread, and you need to reach many places on celular level. One device has gained FDA approval, that is Novacure, using many electrodes over the scalp, and is used for some brain tumours. I could not unfortunately, find the specifications of the device - Frequency - around 200 Hz, intensity ?, duration ?, type of waverform?, location of electrodes?Still any locally placed device is not likely to produce wholebody effects, and likely to only be local.Electromagnetic therapyCovered aboveLaser (Low level laser therapy)Used in physiotherapy to reduce pain, and inflammation. One study I read, showed it may increase cancer activity, soI decided not to use it on my dad.Ultrasound (like the one used by physiotherapists, not the ultrasound thats done to check stomach, tendonds etc...)Not used on my dad, could have local therapeutic effect, due to creating of heat, especially if the probe is not moved.Problem is controling the heat, and being able to localise to a specific point, once again, only local application, withno effect on the whole body, can easily damage healthy tissue if not used correctly.A more advance form of ultrasonic therapies are being studied to use instead/together with radiotherapy. For example crossing 2-3 beams of unltrasound to causing a specifc spot in body to heat, and kill cancer there. Still very new.HyperthermiaIt is a know fact that cancer cells get damaged at certain temperature (somewhere around 41degrees C), before the healthy cells are damaged. It is a practiced therapy mostly in Germany, and europe, but still considered experimental in Australia. I was able to find a place that does hyperthermia in Melbourne (www.niim.com.au), and we went there for an appointment. At the time my dad just came home from 5-6 weeks of hospitals due to lower back fracture (metastasis). We consulted a doctor that specialised in hyperthermia. The only thing she could offer us, and any patient with metastatic disease, is whole body hyperthermia, where the patient is placed in a tent up to the neck, and the body is heated to approx 41c, for 60 minutes, with the aim of raising core temperature. Its important to understand, that to kill every cancer cell in the body, every cell in the body needs to be raised to around 41c which is the main drawback of using hyperthermia..... However, due to my dads state, she said it was not an option, and they could only offer mild hyerpthermia, and going for 36c, instead of 41c, but my dad was not interested at trying that at the time ( I think he already reached a point, where he was not willing to fight....) I discussed hyperthermia with my dads oncolgist, who said, they know it works, but have no way of raising the whole body temperature (our bodies are very smart, and have many ways to keep itself in a tight range of temperature/ph for optimal function). It can be successfuly applied to an area, such and hand, foot, leg etc, but then so can be surgery/radio...The only way I could think of someone reaching this state, is very high fever. This has been a documented event, when some cancer patients develop very high fever (virus, bacteria etc), only to be cancer free afterwards... This also, I believe, is the basis of Hoxsey potions ( I might be wrong), where the aim is to cause the body to have a reaction, andhigh fever.5. EXPERIMENTAL******I want everyone to understand, that I am discussing here my ideas, and in NO way, I am suggesting, or recommending this ideas******I want to share them with everyone, to make people think outside the the box of cancer treatment which is chemo/radio from mainstream doctors, and supplements/diet from alternative medicine advocates.1. Measles vaccine - I thoroughly researched the ideas of cancer being in some way a viral infection/or caused by viruses. The facts are, there are some viruses that cause cancer, such as HPV, and some others. None have been found to be related to lung cancer (this may change). They carry oncogenes, and when they infect certain body parts, they cause a mutation which may lead to cancer. Treating these cancers as a virus, in my head does not make sense. It may explain the cause for the cancer, and lead to vaccines, such as cervical vaccines for girls to prevent cervical cancer. Also if all cancers were a viral infection, I would expect to see carers of cancer patients getting cancer, and certainly oncologist dropping off like flies... (I dont wish them any ill!!!) So for now I dismissed the idea of virusbeing a cause of lung cancer. But at one point I was looking for a way to stimulate the bodies defences (stimulate the immune system), as it may help to fight the cancer, or at least slow it down. Thats when the idea of doing a vaccine came to me. All vaccines create an immune response, that is the whole idea of the vaccine. Then I had to decide which vaccine may be better (there are many vaccines out there: tetanus, chicken pox, measles, rubella, etc, etc....) So in my research I came upon studies that suggested a link between lung cancer and measles (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19895323)(http://omicsonline.org/measles-virus-association-with-cancer-2155-9899.S5-002.pdf). So this gave birth to my idea of using measles vaccine, which will create a body response, specificaly to measles, which in turn may finally recognise/attack the cancer cells.The interesting thing, as I was writing this, and went back to the internet to check on some facts I came across this:http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00828022 a clinical study of measles vaccine in NSCLC !!! however, this was filed in2009, and nothing since.... I could not find any result...In my opinion, side effects from vaccines - should be fairly minimal. Vaccine should be fairly safe with any chemo/radio, but obviusly if someone wanted to do this, they need to speak to their doctor. Unfortunately, I never got to try this on my dad.2. Blood transfusionI came across this study http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/87/8/3522.full.pdfthis was a small scale experiment, where terminally ill patients were injected with 1 unit of whole blood (untreated) from a close relative (child, sibling) with a similar white blood cells type. Overall there was certainly promising results, but i could not find information on follow up, and there were only 6 patients used in this experiment. The idea was that a white blood cells from a healthy related donor would attack the cancer cells. Since there was no follow up, there is no information on how long the improvements last. I desperately tried to replicate this with my dad, but came across only walls. No one was interested in helping us. I got as far as having blood tests done to see who would be a better match (me or my brother), but by then dad was deteriorating rapidly, and I dont think he was willing to have any more treatments....Further ideas on this experiment. Continue with blood transfusions every 2-4 weeks until either reaction, or no longer seem to work. Another idea would be to create a cancer specific vaccine... When a biopsy is taken, the tumours cells are then damaged, and used as a vaccine and injected into a healthy relative with a matching lymphocytes. The theory behind this, is the healthy host will develop antigens/antibodies to the tumour cells. Then blood is transfused from this host to the cancer patient, together with the immunity to this specific cancer. 3. Heat dialysisWe know heat kills the cancer cells, the issue has been delivering heat effectively to the cancer cells, especially when it has spread. My idea is to use similar machine to dialysis, where the blood travels from the body through a tube to a machine, gets heated to a specific temperature and then returned to the body. This should effectively raise the whole body temperature , and within every cell. This will have some high risks, since temperature will affect out body function, and mental state (remember last time you had very high temperature!!!)4. Similar ideas have floated from time to time, but nothing ever got done. World Wide database, where cancer patients/carers can login and update progress and treatment. The idea is that over time some patterns will emerge, showing if something is more effective than other treatments. Will be very useful for alternative treatmetns, but can also be helpful with chemo as well. For some one who has the skills, it should be fairly easy to set up the website, and create questionnaire templates, that people then fill out every 2-4 weeks etc.... 5. CTC - circulating tumour cells. Blood is tested for circulating tumour cells. There are already machines on the market that can do that (https://www.cellsearchctc.com). Some labs offer a service, where you send in a blood sample which gets tested for tumour cells, which are then tested against different chemo/alternative treatments to determine if there is sensitivity to anything specific. Essentially a more targeted approach. I believe it is still in its infancy, but has potential.Double- Edged swordThe alternative treatments do not have any proof that they work, yet chemo is only palliative care, and will not provide long term survival or cure. So, this becomes a very tricky area - you should try everything you possibly can, yet there is no information on how or what the interaction with chemo/radio will be. Chemo/radio has proof that it is effective - even if for short time, so last thing you want is to reduced effectiveness of chemo/radio. WHat happens next, often people proceed with chemo/radio, and leave alternative treatments for later. When the chemo fails, and there are no more options, the cancer is usually spread much further than at the time of diagnosis, the body has been weakened and damaged by chemo/radio. So the chance of anything working is very slim by this stage.In my opinion, as much as possible should be done as soon as possible. At the time of diangosis, most cancers are already metastatic, but with time, the process continues, and the the number of cancer cells in the body will continue to grow, so the longer treatment is put off, the harder it will be to treat it, or have any effect.If I had another shot at helping my dad, I would have tried the measles vaccination, hyperthermia,acupuncture from the beginning.. These 3 first, since they are least likely to interfere with chemo/radio. Acupuncutre has been proven to help with certain conditions, so definitely worth a try, so is TCM (traditiona chinese medicine). Next would be trying various herbs and supplements. As mentioned before, I think for these things to work, the dose has to be considerably high, otherwise they are not likely to have a benefit. 6. Useful Linkswww.grace.org an amazing place, to ask oncologist for their opinion. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ - information to debunk some “cures”http://cancerx.wordpress.com/ an excellent source of information on off-label pharmaceuticals that have evidence they may help with cancer treatment.www.medicor.com.au - Canada, private clinic combining mainstream treatmetn with some alternative treatments, worth a read, different protocols they use. They dont claim to hav cures, but some of their trials may offer extra treatment for increased survival and wuality of life. "
댓글 6개 - 12월 1일 게시
화학 요법 거부 및 삶의 질
나는 4기 폐암에 걸렸고 몇 달 동안 나의 유일한 증상은 척추 근처의 전이성 병변으로 인한 엉덩이 통증이었습니다. 나는 그 병변을 축소하고 고통을 줄이기 위해 방사선을 복용하고 있습니다. 항암치료가 따라온다. 지옥같을 수 있는 이런 치료를 정말 받고 싶은지 이제 묻기 시작했다. 특히 전체 통계가 작은 비율로 수명 연장을 표시하는 경우. 내가 완화 치료만으로 1년 동안 건강하고 현재 건강 상태가 좋다고 가정해 보겠습니다. 따라서 삶의 질이 좋은 12개월을 받아들이거나 독극물 치료를 받아 2개월을 더 벌었지만 남은 시간을 망치기도 합니다. 희망을 버리십시오. 그러나 장기 생존 가능성에 비해 거의 이익이 없는 화학 요법을 받은 많은 사람들의 지옥 같은 경험을 보면서 이것이 질문해야 할 질문이라고 생각합니다. 여기서 화학 요법이 일부에게는 그렇게 나쁘지 않고 최소한의 부작용 등이 있음을 시사합니다. 치료가 너무 고문이어서 환자들이 그 길을 시작하지 않았으면 하고 바랐던 사례도 많이 들었습니다. 아직 결정을 내리기 전에 종양 전문의와의 만남을 기다릴 것이지만 다른 의견을 듣는 것이 도움이 될 수 있습니다. 프랭크
댓글 26개 - 게시일: 2월 18일
엄마가 죽을지도 모른다고 할머니에게 어떻게 말합니까?
어머니는 4기 NSC 폐암에 걸렸습니다. 그녀는 불과 4주 전에 진단을 받았고 나는 그것을 처리하는 데 매우 어려움을 겪고 있습니다. 그녀는 매우 약하고 고통스럽고 지금 병원에 있습니다. 그녀는 지난 주말에 고열이 났고 그 이후로 그녀는 그냥 내려가는 것 같습니다. 이제 그녀는 매우 혼란스럽고 비명을 지르며 몇 년 동안 보지 못한 사람들에게 전화를 걸고 단어를 혼동하기 시작하여 그녀가 원하는 것을 이해하지 못하고 모든 것에 대해 매우 화가났습니다. 그녀는 나에게서 음식도 받아들이지 않습니다. 간호사에게서만. 그녀를 이런 식으로 보는 것은 매우 어렵습니다. 그녀가 얼마나 더 오래 살아남을지 궁금합니다. 아무도 이것에 대해 경험이 있습니까? 또 다른 질문 : 할머니 (92 세)는 아직 엄마가 아프다는 사실조차 모릅니다. 나는 지금 그녀에게 말하고 앞으로 일어날 일에 대비하는 것이 더 나은지, 아니면 일어날 때까지 말하지 않는 것이 더 나은지 모르겠습니다(왜 그때까지 그녀를 불안하고 화나게 만드나요?) - 조언이 있습니까?
댓글 7개 - 11월 19일 게시
2013년 8월 할머니는 비소세포폐암 4기 진단을 받고 골반에 이차암 진단을 받았습니다. 의사들은 할머니에게 앞으로 3개월이 조금 남았고 그녀의 생존을 돕기 위해 아무것도 할 수 없다고 말했습니다. 또한 의사는 그녀에게 Tarceva라는 약을 처방했습니다. 더 높은 용량으로 시작하여 4년 후 100mg으로 줄였습니다. 암은 줄어들었지만 부작용은 견디기 어렵습니다. 우리 할머니는 지속적으로 피부가 가렵고 발진이 생기고 항상 피곤합니다. 그녀는 자신의 경험을 공유하고 피부 상태를 돕고 개선하며 잠재적으로 예방할 수 있는 방법에 대한 정보를 찾을 수 있도록 진단, 치료를 받았거나 받은 적이 있고 유사한 부작용에 직면한 다른 환자 및/또는 개인을 찾으려고 노력하고 있습니다. 그들을.
댓글 2개 - 게시일: 2001년 7월
나는 이 주제에 대해 당신을 느낍니다. 다음은 우리가 우리 엄마의 폐암에 대해 어떻게 알게 되었는지입니다. 박사. 가슴소리만 듣고 기관지염 치료하고 항생제도 먹여도 안되면 흉부엑스레이도 안찍고 폐렴 퇴치하고 엄마한테 알러지 충고.. 그것, 그것은 그녀의 폐에 유리 섬유처럼 느껴졌습니다 .. 그래서 나는 그녀에게 복용을 중단하고 의사에게 전화하라고 말했습니다. 그런 다음 엄마에게 Z-pac을 주었습니다..엄마에게 약에 돈도 낭비하지 말고 엑스레이를 요구하라고 했습니다...엑스레이는 폐 오른쪽에 7cm의 덩어리를 가져왔습니다..그러자 다른 모든 테스트가 나왔습니다 .. 6 개월 동안 감기 치료를받은 후이 모든 것이 .. 원래 박사에게 sooooooo 화가났습니다. 나는 그녀를 때리고 싶었다.. 이제 엄마는 간, 신장, 비장에 사양이 있는 비소 세포 폐암 4기입니다.. 우리 작은 마을에서 그녀를 치료하는 것을 원하지 않았기 때문에 그녀를 OSU 제임스에 받아들였습니다. 암센터.. 오늘 매핑하러 가는데 월요일에 항암치료 / 방사선치료 시작합니다.. 치료로 5 년, 치료없이 2-6 개월의 15 % 기회를 주었습니다.. 이 결과를 준 후 그녀는 모든 것에 대해 매우 의심스럽고 나는 그녀에게 우리 발에 찍힌 만료 날짜가 없다고 계속 말해야합니다 .. 대부분의 경우 누군가에게 진실을 말하는 것을 보지만 희망을주는 것도 봅니다. 이미 죽었고 싸우지도 않고.. 나는 당신들 대부분처럼 BC 다음 몇 달 동안 죽을까봐 무서워요... 내 말은 얼마나 많은 사람들이 실제로 이 암에서 살아남는지에 대한 명확한 답을 얻을 수 없다는 뜻입니다... 나는 희망합니다 당신은 모두 축복과 행운을 빕니다 .. 사랑, 뎁
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할머니 스테이지 4
안녕하세요.어젯밤 제 여동생이 제 할머니가 폐 감염 후 암이 발견된 4기라고 말했습니다. 그녀는 95세이므로 의사들은 그녀의 치료를 거부하고 그녀를 흉관으로 집으로 보냈으며 그녀에게 3~6개월이 남았다고 말했습니다. 나를 괴롭히는 것은 내 여동생이 4년 전에 그녀의 폐의 한 점을 발견했다고 말했고 한 달 정도 추적했을 뿐 성장이 보이지 않고 놓아주었다는 것입니다. 4년 전 그 자리가 폐암이었을까요? 모르는 사람이 4~5년 동안 폐암에 걸릴 수 있습니까? 그녀의 몸에 침묵의 살인자가 있는 건 오랜만인 것 같으니까. 우리 가족과 나는 항상 엄마가 알기 전 5년 동안 암에 걸렸다고 믿었습니다. 4년 또는 5년 동안 폐암에 걸릴 수 있다면 의사는 그것에 걸리기 쉬운 사람들과 가족력이 있는 사람들에 대해 매년 엑스레이를 수행해야 하는 것 같습니다. 일부 생명을 구할 것 같습니다. 할머니와 나는 가까이 가본 적이 없다 나는 그녀를 볼 수 없지만 나는 그녀를 사랑하고 그녀를 위해 최선을 원하지만 95 세에 아무것도 할 수 없다고 확신합니다 그녀는 어떤 치료도 살아남지 못할 것입니다. 제 주된 질문은 u가 그렇게 몇 년 동안 LC를 가질 수 있느냐는 것입니다. 엄마가 죽을 필요가 없었다는 것을 조금 더 알면 펜모니아로 처음 아팠을 때 후속 스캔만 했다면 오늘날에도 여전히 살아있을 수 있습니다. 그녀가 경찰에 걸린 지 얼마 안됐지만 경찰이 암인 것 같아요!! 엄마가 스캔을 했다면 처음에 그녀를 찾아서 제거할 수 있었을텐데.. 지금은 그게 중요하지 않다고 말할 수 있지만 그럴 것 같아요!! 우리 모두는 누군가가 폐 감염으로 응급실에 들어갈 때 의사가 어떻게 운영해야 하는지에 대한 몇 가지 법률을 변경하기 위해 협력해야 합니다. 그 감염은 암의 발병으로 인해 발생할 수 있으므로 후속 엑스레이 또는 CT 스캔을 수행해야 합니다. 확실히 몇 년. 표준 흉부 엑스레이를 제공하거나 우리가 끝내려고 생각한 적이 없지만 의사는 폐 문제가 있는 사람이 우리 두 할머니와 엄마처럼 근본적인 암에 걸리지 않도록 cpl 년 동안 표준 엑스레이를 수행하는 것을 항상 알아야 합니다. 의사들에게 표준 치료의 일환으로 표준 흉부 엑스레이 촬영을 강제하는 의료법을 통과시킬 수 있다면 수백만 명의 생명을 구할 수 있습니다. 그리고 일반 대중은 암에 걸리기 쉬운 경우 표준 엑스레이 촬영에 대해 알릴 필요가 있습니다. 우리 엄마가 그것을 얻을 때까지 나는 LC에 대해 전혀 몰랐습니다. 나는 전 세계 펜모니아에 대해 인정한 사람을 위해 가슴 엑스레이와 표준 CT 스캔을 요구했을 것입니다. 나는 ppl이 penmonia를 얻는다는 것을 이해하고 그 외에는 아무것도 없지만 LC는 시작할 때 항상 penmonia를 모방하기 때문에 penmonia를 가진 사람이 기저암이 있다. 우리 가족의 여성 또는 암에 대한 성향. 두 할머니와 LC를 가진 엄마, 원발성 뇌종양으로 사망한 사촌. 만성 두통이 있는 사람은 표준 후속 뇌 스캔을 받아야 합니다. 제 사촌은 편두통으로 넘기고 어느 날 기절하고 깨어나지 않을 때까지 CT 스캔을 하지 않았습니다. 그들은 응급 수술을 시도했지만 종양이 너무 커서 제거할 수 없었고 그녀는 얼마 지나지 않아 사망했습니다. 제 생각에는 적어도 2년의 기간 동안 표준 후속 스캔이 수많은 생명을 구할 것 같습니다. 동의하는 사람이 있습니까??? 나는 이것이 좋은 아이디어이자 좋은 싸움 방법이라고 생각할 수 있으므로 당신의 생각을 말해주세요. 러브 마이크 갓블레스.
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외상 후 상처 치유가 폐암 전이 검토에 소인이 될 수 있음
AbstractInflammatory oncotaxis, the phenomenon in which mechanically injured tissues are predisposed to cancer metastases, has been reported for a number of tumor types, but not previously for histologically proven lung cancer. We review clinical and experimental evidence and mechanisms that may underlie inflammatory oncotaxis, and provide illustrative examples of two patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who developed distant, localized metastatic disease at sites of recent physical trauma. Trauma may predispose to metastasis through two distinct, but not mutually exclusive, mechanisms: (1) physical trauma induces tissue damage and local inflammation, creating a favorable environment that is permissive for seeding of metastatic cells from distant sites; and/or (2) micrometastatic foci are already present at the time of physical injury, and trauma initiates changes in the microenvironment that stimulate the proliferation of the metastatic cells. Further exploration of post-traumatic inflammatory oncotaxis may elucidate fundamental mechanisms of metastasis and could provide novel strategies to prevent cancer metastasis. inflammatory oncotaxis metastasis lung cancer tumor-associated macrophages traumaCLINICAL RELEVANCEThe concept that trauma may predispose to cancer metastasis may provide new insights on how metastasis occurs and generate novel areas of research in preventing metastasis.Mechanically injured tissues have long been recognized to be sites where cancer metastases are more likely to develop (1). This phenomenon, termed “inflammatory oncotaxis,” has been reported for a number of tumor types, but not with histologically confirmed lung cancer (2, 3).In the late 19th century, Steven Paget recognized that the location of metastases was not random, and suggested that permissive microenvironments act as “fertile soil” for circulating metastatic cells to allow colony establishment (4). Recent insights into the peritumor microenvironment provide explanations for how the inflammatory response generated by trauma may favor the establishment and progression of a metastatic focus. After physical trauma, the normal “wound healing” response creates a macrophage-mediated inflammatory milieu of cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors that may promote tumor progression by facilitating tissue invasion, angiogenesis, and evasion of antitumor immunity (5–8).We herein report on two patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung who developed distant, localized metastatic disease at sites of recent physical trauma. We review clinical and experimental evidence and the mechanisms that may underlie inflammatory oncotaxis. In contrast, we do not include literature where trauma is proposed to be the cause of cancer, because of the lack of strong clinical evidence and experimental basis for this phenomenon (9).Previous SectionNext SectionCASE REPORTSPatient 1A 60-year-old man with emphysema accidentally fell while walking, striking his right knee and lower thigh on the ground. He experienced marked ecchymosis and swelling at the site of the injury, but had no skin breakdown. The swelling decreased over 2 weeks after the fall, but the pain persisted. Examination demonstrated tenderness along the right medial knee joint line, but there was no swelling or warmth. A knee X-ray revealed a 6-mm lucency in the right medial femoral condyle.One month later, he presented with a 2-week period of intermittent hemoptysis in addition to continuing right knee and lower thigh pain. A computed tomography scan of the chest revealed a central 2.6 cm × 3 cm mass in the left lower lobe of the lung encasing the left pulmonary artery with no hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy. A biopsy of the lung mass demonstrated SCC. Due to continuing pain, a right knee X-ray was performed a month later revealing that the lytic lesion had enlarged significantly. Biopsy of the bone lesion revealed SCC with extensive keratinization, histologically identical to the SCC found in his lung. Extensive workup, including a bone scan revealing specific uptake in the distal right femur (Figure 1), showed no evidence of metastasis elsewhere.Figure 1.View larger version: In this page In a new windowFigure 1.Bone scan of patient 1 demonstrating metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung exclusively to the right knee that had been injured 6 weeks earlier.Patient 2A 68-year-old man with diabetes accidentally fell onto the railing of a boat, striking his right lower chest and upper abdomen. He experienced pleuritic chest pain and ecchymosis that resolved over the course of 1 week. Two months later, he developed malaise and recurrent pain in the right lower chest and upper abdomen. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a 3.3-cm spiculated mass in the superior segment of the right lower lobe. In addition, beneath the site of the trauma, there were numerous irregular hypodense lesions confined to the extreme inferior pole of the right lobe of the liver (Figure 2). Transbronchial biopsy of the right lower lung mass demonstrated SCC. Core liver aspirate and biopsy showed desmoplastic and necrotic tissue with SCC. Extensive workup revealed no evidence of metastasis to other parts of the body.Figure 2.View larger version: In this page In a new windowFigure 2.Abdominal computed tomography of patient 2 demonstrating metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung exclusively to portions of the liver (arrows) injured in a mechanical fall 2 months earlier. The arrowhead denotes the gallbladder.Previous SectionNext SectionDISCUSSIONThe distinctive feature of these cases is that both patients developed distant metastases exclusively at sites of recent blunt trauma without the presence of locally invasive disease in the lungs. This is unusual, because patients with SCC of the lung typically present with locally invasive disease before distant metastasis. Furthermore, liver metastases are generally randomly dispersed rather than localized, as was seen in patient 2. These two patients illustrate the phenomenon that tissue injury may prime the local microenvironment to host metastatic cell establishment.Clinical Reports of Tissue Trauma Leading to Cancer MetastasisAccidental or surgical trauma has been reported to lead to localized metastasis with many different tumor types (2, 10–16). In a compelling case, a man sustained pelvic and hip fractures in an automobile accident (10). Approximately 5 months later, during endotracheal intubation for hip surgery, SCC of the larynx was detected. There was no evidence of local invasion or distant metastases. He was subsequently placed on crutches and a body spica cast for his fractures. He underwent radiation therapy with apparent complete disappearance of the tumor. Five months later, he was found to have enlarged axillary nodes and many subcutaneous nodules, the latter within the borders of the cast. Subsequent histopathology of the skin lesions and axillary lymph nodes revealed SCC consistent with metastases from the laryngeal carcinoma. Notably, there was absence of local invasion at the primary site of the tumor. Rather, he developed widespread cutaneous metastases confined to sites of friction from the body cast and in both axillae where there was compressive trauma from the use of the crutches. Similar to our two patients, this case is remarkable, because there were distant metastases at trauma sites before the development of extensive local invasion, an unusual natural history for this histologic tumor type.El Saghir and colleagues described a man who developed a nonresolving soft-tissue swelling on the right side of his head following minor accidental trauma (3). Imaging revealed a lytic lesion in the underlying parietal bone and an MRI revealed a soft tissue mass eroding into the parietal bone and meninges. No tissue biopsy was undertaken; he was presumed to have a metastatic focus from his non–small cell lung cancer (cell type and stage not revealed) that was diagnosed 2 years before and treated then with chemotherapy and radiation (3).Experimental Evidence of Tissue Injury Predisposing to Cancer MetastasisExperimental evidence that tissue injury may predispose to cancer metastasis has accumulated over a century of investigation. However, these studies performed in experimental animals are more consistent with implantation models of malignant cells rather than a true metastatic model. Nevertheless, they illustrate that injury can alter the stroma/tissue milieu, creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor establishment.In 1914, Jones and Rous (1) demonstrated that wide-spread mechanical injury to the mouse peritoneum by direct instillation of sterile, finely ground diatomaceous earth (known as Kieselguhr) or Lycopodium spores, as well as local peritoneal injury caused by implantation of glass rods into the peritoneal cavity, increased the susceptibility of the peritoneum to seeding of carcinoma cells when they were injected into the cavity as compared with control mouse peritoneum. Similarly, injection of dead tumor cells into the peritoneal cavity markedly increased the rate of metastatic implantation when live tumor cells were later injected. It was hypothesized that proliferating connective tissue, reacting to the implantation of foreign substances or dead cells, altered the normal stroma, providing a more favorable microenvironment for tumor implantation and growth. In 1964, Alexander and Altemeier (17) reported that, in rabbits, injury to splenic and perisplenic tissues by exposure to nitrogen mustard or controlled ischemia, or injury to abdominal wall muscles by surgical incisions, increased the successful implantation of tumor cells at the sites of injury by approximately eightfold after injection of carcinoma cells into the thoracic aorta. Similarly, operative manipulation of the intestine also resulted in increased intestinal metastases by the circulating carcinoma cells (17). Because endothelial adhesiveness and capillary permeability are induced by trauma, these factors may play an important role in the increased hematogenous metastases to the injured tissues. Although not specifically discussed in this early paper, increased angiogenesis associated with the injuries likely contributed to the increased tumor implantation. Furthermore, mechanical, chemical, or surgical trauma to the rat hind limb increased the number of tumor cells that lodged in the traumatized leg after vascular injection of radioactively labeled Walker tumor cells (18). Ten Raa and colleagues (19) demonstrated that rats undergoing laparotomy before injection of colon cancer cells into their peritonea had a greater tumor burden and increased number of tumor nodules compared with rats that were not previously injured. These studies support, but do not necessarily prove, the concept that a site of physical injury may induce a favorable microenvironment that is conducive for metastatic cells to thrive.Mechanisms by which Trauma Predisposes to Cancer MetastasisTrauma may predispose to metastasis through at least two distinct mechanisms (Figure 3). One mechanism (hypothesis 1) is that physical trauma induces local inflammation and tissue damage, creating a favorable environment that attracts metastatic cells from distant sites. An alternative, but not mutually exclusive, mechanism (hypothesis 2) is that micrometastatic foci are already present at the time of physical injury. Trauma then initiates changes in the microenvironment that stimulate the proliferation of the metastatic cells, resulting in clinically recognizable metastatic foci.Figure 3.View larger version: In this page In a new windowFigure 3.Schematic illustration of inflammatory oncotaxis, in which blunt mechanical trauma may create local tissue conditions that favor the invasion of circulating malignant cells and establishment and progression of a metastatic focus. In hypothesis 1, (a) trauma and wound healing initiates the (b) migration of macrophages with an M2 phenotype to the site of the injury. The production of inflammatory mediators, such as growth factors, angiogenic factors, and chemokines (c) attracts tumor cells to the site of injury, establishing metastasis. In hypothesis 2, (a') occult micrometases are already present at the metastatic site(s). After (b') trauma, there is (c') migration of M2 macrophages, which then release the aforementioned mediators, causing (d') proliferation of the already established metastatic focus. TAM, tumor-associated macrophage.Metastasis is currently understood to be a complex process in which “successful” neoplastic cells must separate from the primary tumor, enter the circulation, survive in the bloodstream, adhere to and invade distant tissues, interact with local cells to induce angiogenesis, and generate a supporting stroma to survive, proliferate, and develop a new site of colonization (4, 6, 7, 20). Although malignant cells may be widely disseminated at an apparently early stage, only a tiny fraction successfully establishes clinically apparent metastasis (20). More recently, the “pre-metastatic niche” hypothesis has been described, and evidence from experimental animal models has shown that bone marrow–derived progenitor cells are already present at specific sites before the formation of metastatic foci (21).Striking parallels have been noted between the peritumor microenvironment and the wound healing processes, leading to the description of tumors as “wounds that do not heal” (22, 23). The inflammatory environment associated with physical wounds may provide a permissive niche for metastatic cells, allowing them to perform the essential tasks of angiogenesis, formation of supportive stroma, and immune evasion (7, 21). The ability of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to inhibit the growth and metastasis of many different tumor types in experimental animal models supports the clinical and epidemiological association between inflammation and cancer progression (24). Although classic NSAIDs inhibit the cyclo-oxygenase family of enzymes, several cyclo-oxygenase–dependent and –independent mechanisms have been suggested to play a role in the anticancer effects of NSAIDs.What are the inflammatory responses that occur after physical trauma? During injury, a dynamic interaction occurs between epithelium, leukocytes, endothelium, platelets, and coagulation factors. Immediately after tissue trauma there is a release of bioactive peptides by injured neurons and spilling of intracellular proteins by disrupted cells, initiating a cascade of cytokines and growth factors, including transforming growth factor (TGF)–β, platelet-derived growth factor, fibroblast growth factors, and matrix metalloproteinases (8, 22). Leukocytes secrete platelet-activating factor, leading to increased endothelial adhesiveness and activation of coagulation pathways. Perivascular mast cells respond by releasing histamine, eicosanoids, TNF-α, tryptases, and chemokines, inducing vasodilatation, increased vascular permeability and recruitment, and activation of macrophages and monocytes. As wound healing evolves, alternatively activated tissue macrophages (M2) orchestrate endothelial cell migration, proliferation, and eventual neovascularization, as well as inhibition of the TH1 adaptive immune response through secretion of an array of chemokines and cytokines (7, 25, 26).Inflammation, independent of cause, appears more likely to contribute to tumor escalation than to antitumor response. The mix of inflammatory cells and mediators is dynamic and evolves rapidly, but many of the agents involved have identifiable protumor effects. For example, IL-1 is known to facilitate metastatic progression by inducing adhesion molecules in normal tissues and augmenting angiogenesis (27). Although TNF-α can contribute to tissue and vascular destruction, it also stimulates fibroblast growth and induces angiogenesis (27). Release of vascular endothelial growth factor and TGF-β by platelets stimulates angiogenesis and accelerates generation of extracellular matrix necessary for tumor stroma development (7, 28). Because a perturbation in the local balance favoring proangiogenic over antiangiogenic factors (the so-called “angiogenic switch”) is necessary for micrometastasis to enlarge and become clinically significant, the cytokine, chemokine, and growth factor millieu that occurs with trauma and wound healing may be conducive for metastatic growth (3, 29). The hypothesis that a post-traumatic wound healing inflammatory milieu may spur neoplastic growth is consistent with evidence indicating that the peritumor mix of inflammatory cells, cytokines, and growth factors influenced by tumors in the absence of trauma contributes to tumor escalation rather than to an antitumor response (5, 30).Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in linking inflammation and cancer progression, and thus may also be involved in trauma-associated cancer metastasis (31). TAMs display a phenotype that is similar to M2 macrophages in that they are activated by IL-4 and IL-13, resulting in increased production of IL-10, TGF-β, and polyamines, with decreased expression of proinflammatory mediators, including IFN-γ, IL-12, IL-1, TNF-α, IL-6, reactive nitrogen intermediates, and reactive oxygen intermediates. In a urethane model of lung cancer in mice, M2 macrophages predominate during tumorigenesis (32). Interestingly, the bone marrow monocyte population is primed to be alternatively activated and protumorigenic when tumors are established in the lung. Because these tumor-permissive macrophages are found in the circulation, trauma may allow recruitment of these cells to the site of injury, where they are already primed for tumor permissiveness.Through various mechanisms, TAMs play a critical role in promoting metastatic invasion, proliferation, and survival (25, 26). These include production of growth and survival factors for tumor cells (e.g., epidermal growth factor [EGF], IL-6, and IL-8) and of angiogenic factors (EGF, fibroblast growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, TGF-β, and CXC chemokines). In addition, TAMs help to degrade extracellular matrix, initiate tissue remodeling activity via production of matrix metalloproteinases and urokinase plasminogen activator, and deposition of fibrin and collagen, and suppress the adaptive immune responses (e.g., due to increased IL-10, prostaglandin E2, and TGF-β, decreased IL-12, and the release of various chemokines that recruit T cell subsets devoid of cytotoxic capacity, such as TH2 and T regulatory cells) (31). Chemokines affect not only leukocytes, but may also be stimuli for the mobilization and invasion of certain cancer cells that possess selected chemokine receptors (31, 33). A synergistic interaction via paracrine signaling between macrophages and malignant tumor cells has been shown to significantly increase tumor cell migration and invasion into the vasculature during the initiation of metastasis, providing a mechanism of how macrophages may contribute to this process (34). For example, despite the fact that virally induced mammary tumor cells do not possess colony-stimulating factor (CSF)–1 receptors, but do possess EGF receptors, and macrophages do not possess EGF receptors, but do have CSF-1 receptors, it was shown that both cell types migrate toward microneedles containing either CSF-1 or EGF (34). Inhibition of the signaling of either growth factor reduced the migration of both cell types (34). The alternatively activated phenotype of TAMs is similarly observed in wound healing and directs “wound healing–type” responses, such as stroma formation and angiogenesis, contributing to the development of a favorable tumor microenvironment (25, 26). In essence, wound healing occurring after trauma results in an M2 macrophage phenotype that facilitates tumor progression.Myeloid-derived suppressive cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous population of immature myeloid precursor cells that, based on their function and localization, may play a role in inflammatory oncotaxis. Normally, MDSCs rapidly differentiate in the bone marrow to become mature granulocytes, macrophages, or dendritic cells (35). However, in some pathologic states, including cancer, infectious diseases, and trauma, MDSC differentiation is blocked, resulting in expansion of this population of cells in the spleen and bone marrow (36). Activated MDSCs are known to suppress both innate and adaptive immunity. MDSCs have been identified in many different human cancers and experimental animal models. Increased numbers of MDSCs are often found both in the blood and near tumors in murine models of cancer. Once recruited to the tumor site, F4/80 (a macrophage marker) is often up-regulated, suggesting an ability to differentiate into TAMs (36). Due to their proximity to the invasive tumor front, the presence of MDSCs has been shown to lead to angiogenesis, immune suppression, and release of matrix degrading enzymes, altering the microenvironment, leading to tumor progression and metastasis. MDSCs are also found at sites of acute trauma and inflammation (35, 36). It is therefore plausible that MDSCs present at the sites of blunt trauma can facilitate metastatic spread, thus creating a microenvironment conducive to metastatic cell survival by their suppression of antitumor immunity.Previous SectionNext SectionWhy Is Trauma-Associated Metastases Not More Common?Despite the hypotheses put forth in this paper, trauma-associated metastasis has rarely been described. Furthermore, while surgical trauma has been reported to induce proliferation of dormant micrometastases (37–40), this phenomenon is not widely known despite the pervasive role of surgery in the treatment of cancer. The answers to this apparent paradox is unknown and likely to be multi-factorial. One possibility is that in some cancers, dormant micrometastasis has not occurred and thus Hypothesis 2 of trauma-related metastasis cannot occur. Although some chemokines and growth factors that may be released during trauma are pro-angiogenic (e.g., IL-8 and TGFb), others such as IP-10 are anti-angiogenic (5). It is likely that a balance between proangiogenic and antiangiogenic cytokines and chemokines is more important than the actual levels in tumor-associated angiogenesis (5, 41). The use of peri-operative chemotherapy may also limit the emergence of any dormant malignant cells associated with surgical trauma-associated inflammation (40).Future DirectionsExperimental models of tumorigenesis, metastasis, and inflammation could be used to test these different hypotheses. For example, treatment with ethyl carbamate (urethane), an experimental murine pulmonary tumorigenesis model that does not normally result in metastasis, could be used in conjunction with peritoneal injury to test whether trauma and localized acute inflammation predisposes to metastasis. Alternatively, in some tumor xenograft models, cells from subcutaneous primary tumors spontaneously metastasize to the lungs of mice. This model could be combined with the butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) lung injury model, in which single or multiple injections of BHT result in well characterized acute or chronic pulmonary inflammation, respectively. Administration of BHT before or subsequent to subcutaneous injection of primary tumor cells could distinguish between the roles of lung injury in attracting versus accelerating metastatic cell growth. In addition, comparing the results of acute versus chronic lung injury could suggest likely inflammatory factors and signaling pathways that mediate metastatic growth.In summary, the similarities between TAMs and wound-healing macrophages, supported by convincing clinical cases, strongly indicate that inflammation and wound healing after tissue injury can alter the microenvironmental conditions to provide a “fertile soil” for metastasis. This seeding may occur by attracting circulating neoplastic cells to the site of the injury and/or by accelerating the proliferation of pre-existing micrometastases. Further exploration of the fundamental mechanisms by which trauma predisposes to (lung) cancer metastasis is not only a promising approach to understanding metastasis, but may provide novel strategies to prevent cancer metastasis.Previous SectionIf you read it all you deserve a break!I thought it was quite interesting!Annika
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5년 전 오늘 밤, 남편과 저는 NYU의 병원 침대에서 작은 TV로 볼 게임을 보며 새해 전날을 보냈습니다. 그가 폐암에서 살아남을지 몰랐습니다. 나는 그가 다시 병원에 입원하게 만든 폐색전증에서 살아남을 수 있을지 알 수 없었다. 화학 요법이 얼마나 힘든지 몰랐습니다. 그러나 나는 가장 어두운 시간과 날과 달을 통해 나를 인도한 이 사이트의 신과 친구들에게 감사하기 위해 여기에 있습니다. 해리는 폐암과 수술, 화학요법과 폐색전증, 두 번째 치명적인 암과 더 많은 수술과 또 다른 DVT에서 살아 남았습니다. 그리고 그거 알아? 인생은 좋고 우리는 축복받았습니다. 그리고 Harry는 내가 그를 지원했고 그는 훌륭한 의료 서비스(Dr. Harvey Pass, Dr. Abe Chachoua & Dr. Finger)의 축복을 받았기 때문에 살아 있습니다. 4 Survivor와 Jazzbo는 모두 저를 지원했습니다. 그래서 이 미친 기념일에 저를 도와주신 모든 분들께 깊은 감사를 드리며 여정의 시작에 있는 모든 분들께 용기를 드립니다. 쉽지는 않지만 행복한 결과를 낳을 수 있습니다....새해에는 사랑, 평화, 건강을 기원합니다.....하나님의 축복이 있기를.
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저는 이곳에 처음 왔고 두렵고 질문이 있습니다
안녕하세요 여러분: 제 건강 상태에 대한 조언/생각을 찾고 있습니다. 저는 43세이고 비교적 건강합니다. 저는 16년 전에 IIB 단계인 호지킨병을 치료하고 완치했습니다. 맨틀 필드(가슴, 겨드랑이, 목)에 MOPP 화학 요법 및 방사선 요법을 받았습니다. 또한 25년 정도 담배를 피웠고 최근 2년 전에 끊었습니다. 내가 정말 담배를 끊은 유일한 시간은 Hodgkin's 치료를 받는 동안이었습니다. 약 10개월이었습니다. 그 후로 담배를 다시 시작했습니다... 암을 겪고 살아남을 만큼 충분히 축복받은 사람이 어떻게 다시 담배를 시작할 수 있는지는 저를 넘어섰습니다. 최근 올해 1월부터 호흡기 문제가 생기기 시작했습니다. 그것은 마른 기침, 많은 목구멍 청소, 쌕쌕거림 및 숨가쁨으로 시작되었습니다(시작했을 때 SOB는 비교적 온화했습니다). 증상이 서서히 진행되어 GP를 여러 번 방문했는데 기관지염, 알레르기, 천식 등이 있다고 들었습니다. 항생제, 흡입기, 스테로이드 등을 투여했습니다. 드디어 3月 호지킨스 치료를 받고 매년 후속 조치를 위해 계속해서 치료를 받고 있는 City of Hope Medical Center에서 연례 검진을 받을 시간이었습니다. 내 1차 종양 전문의는 오른쪽 종격동에 확대된 림프절을 보여주는 CT 스캔을 지시했습니다. 다음으로 그녀는 PET 스캔을 주문했고 노드에 불이 들어왔습니다. 다음으로 그들은 생검을 예약했습니다. 그들의 흉부외과 의사는 확대된 림프절과 총 13개의 림프절에 대한 추가 주변 림프절을 제거했습니다. 모두 암에 대해 음성으로 돌아왔습니다. 그래서 그들은 나를 그들의 폐 전문의에게 보냈습니다. 내 폐 기능/폐활량 측정 검사 결과가 모두 양호했습니다... 그녀는 내 수치가 실제로 놀랍도록 높았다고 말했습니다... 특히 25년 동안 담배를 피웠고 가슴에 방사선 요법을 받은 사람의 경우 평균보다 훨씬 높았습니다 , 치료로 인해 가슴 중앙에 폐 흉터가 있음). 내 동맥혈 가스와 산소 포화도도 우수했습니다. 내 호흡기 전문의도 항생제와 프레드니손 과정을 시도했습니다.... 도움이 되지 않았습니다. 내 증상이 지속되고 악화되고 있었기 때문에 그녀는 다음 단계가 기관지경 검사라고 결정했습니다. 그녀는 확인조차 할 비정상적인 것이 없다고 말했기 때문에 아무것도 생체 검사하지 않았습니다. 그녀는 기관지 세척을 했고 정상적으로 돌아왔습니다. 그녀는 그녀가 본 것은 내 폐가 자극받고 염증이 있는 것처럼 보였고 몇 개의 작은 출혈 지점이 있었다고 말했습니다. 그녀는 아마도 8개월 동안 기침을 했기 때문이라고 말했습니다. 내가 기관지에서 깨어 났을 때 그녀는 그들이 나를 인정한다고 말했습니다 .... 그 시점에서 그들이 나를 어떻게 해야할지 몰랐기 때문이라고 생각합니다. 호흡이 정말 나빴습니다. 8일 정도 병원에 있었는데 IV 항생제와 프레드니손을 투여하고 네블라이저로 4시간마다 호흡치료를 해주었다. 이 중 어느 것도 그다지 도움이 되지 않았습니다. 나는 흡입기 Advair와 함께 더 많은 항생제와 프레드니손을 알약 형태로 풀려나 집으로 보냈고 일주일 후에 다시 오라고 했습니다. 나아진 게 하나도 없었어요... 계속해서 거절했어요. 이제 상황은 직장을 잃고 더 이상 사교 활동을 하지 않고 집을 거의 나가지 않고 대부분의 시간을 TV 앞 소파에서 보냈습니다. 애쓰지 않고 가만히 있어도 숨쉬기가 힘들다. 깊고 깊은 숨을 쉴 수 없는 것 같은 느낌이 듭니다... 폐가 충분한 산소를 흡수할 만큼 확장되지 않는 것 같습니다. 매우 불편한 감각입니다. 쌕쌕거리는 소리는 이제 일정하고 시끄럽습니다. 지난주에 호흡이 너무 나빠서 예고 없이 City of Hope로 차를 몰고 나가 의사를 만나자고 했습니다. 그녀는 내가 상태가 좋지 않다는 데 동의했습니다. 그녀는 몇 가지 테스트를 지시했습니다.... 심초음파 (내 심장은 그들이 아직 확인하지 않은 유일한 것에 관한 것이었습니다) 그리고 거기에 새로운 것이 있는지 확인하기 위해 가슴의 또 다른 CT.... 3 - 4 개월이었습니다. 지난번 이후로 그리고 그 당시에는 폐가 완전히 깨끗했습니다. 그래서 지난 목요일에 에코를 받으러 가는데....... CT를 찍으러 방사선과로 내려갑니다. 기술자가 나와서 "지금 의사를 만나러 가야합니다 .... 그녀를 호출하고 즉시 CT에 전화하라고 말하라고 말하십시오"라고 말할 때 나는 아직 기계에서 나오지도 않았습니다. 엄청난. 그리고 물론 그들은 나에게 다른 것을 말하지 않을 것입니다 .... 그들이 거기에서 본 것 .... 얼마나 심각한지 ... 아무것도 없습니다. 마침내 의사가 나타나서 내 오른쪽 폐가 거의 흰색이라고 말했습니다 .... 불투명한 .... 폐 침윤물로 가득 찬 .... 최악의 영역은 폐의 상단과 중간 영역이었습니다. 그녀는 다시 들어가서 다른 기관지를 해야 하고 이번에는 생검을 해야 한다고 말했습니다. 나는 그녀에게 이것이 무엇이라고 생각하는지 물었습니다.... 그녀는 내가 폐암에 걸렸다고 생각합니까? 그녀는 이것이 폐암이라고 믿지 않는다고 말합니다. "불투명함"이 무엇을 의미하는지 물었을 때, 그녀는 일종의 감염이나 염증이라고 생각한다고 말했습니다. 기관지는 어제 아침에 했습니다. 그들은 내 기관을 밀고 있고 그것이 기침과 쌕쌕거림을 일으키는 원인입니다. 그녀는 내일 우리에게 몇 가지 결과가 있어야 하고 그때 우리에게 전화할 것이라고 말했습니다. 그래서 모두들 어떻게 생각하시나요??? 나는 너무 피곤하고 혼란스럽고 아프고 좌절하고 더 이상 무엇을 생각해야할지 모르겠습니다. 나는 인터넷에서 연구를 하는 데 너무 많은 시간을 보냈고, 나에게 무엇이 잘못될 수 있는지 알아내려고 노력했습니다. .... 인터넷에 따르면, 나는 모든 것을 가지고 있습니다. 나는 기관지 폐포 암종과 몇 가지 유사점을 발견했습니다. ). 호흡기 외에 다른 증상은 없습니다....기침도 없고, 체중이나 식욕 부진도 없고, 발열이나 식은땀도 없고, 그냥 전반적으로 몸이 좋지 않습니다. 그런 점 죄송합니다. 긴 게시물, 피드백을 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 시간 내주셔서 감사합니다. 셰릴
댓글 37개 - 10월 1일 게시
안녕하세요, 남편이 3A기 폐암 진단을 받았습니다. 그는 또한 COPD를 가지고 있습니다. 그리고 심장 상태는 몇 년 동안 그에게 문제를 일으키지 않았지만. 협심증도 없는지 1년 정도 되었습니다. 우리는 캐나다 온타리오에 살고 있으며 Kingston General(온타리오 동부 암 센터)에 다녀왔습니다. 우리가 거기에 도착했을 때 그들은 폐 기능 테스트를 했고 그의 폐 용량이 29%에 불과하다고 들었습니다. onocolgist가 우리를 보았을 때 폐 용량이 29 %이기 때문에 생체 검사를 할 수도 없고 수술을 고려할 수도 없다고 말했습니다. 그는 3가지 옵션이 있었습니다:1. 아무것도 하지 마세요 - 좋은 약을 구하세요 - 그리고 그가 질병의 진행을 보고 싶다면 엑스레이를 찍으세요.2. 기관지 검사 (철자가 확실하지 않음) 를 할 수 있지만 ′′ 헹구기 ′′ 만 할 수 있고 어떤 종류의 암이 있고 얼마나 공격적인지 알려주기에는 충분하지 않을 수 있습니다. 그들은 그가 절차에서 살아남지 못할 위험이 있다고 말했습니다.3. 항암치료와 방사선. 그의 상태를 감안할 때, 화학은 그를 죽일 수 있고 그는 정기적인 방사선을 가질 수 없을 것이라고 말했다 - 암을 죽이지 않을 방사선의 낮은 복용량만 남편은 아무것도 하지 않고 좋은 약을 얻기로 결정했습니다 - 엑스레이는 없습니다. 그가 올바른 결정을 내리고 있다고 생각하십니까? 그는 어디에서나 걷는 데 어려움을 겪고 있으며 산소와 진통제를 복용하고 있습니다 (충분하지 않다고 말합니다). 통증 관리 계획을 위해 내일 새로운 의사를 만나기 - 완화 치료. 가정 간호 간호사가 매일 와서 그를 확인합니다. 남편과 나는 누군가가 2 x 4로 우리 머리를 때린 것 같은 느낌이 듭니다. 그에게는 더 나쁠 것입니다. 나는 그의 바람에 따라 갈 것이다. 그게 옳은 일입니까?
댓글 17개 - 게시일: 6월 26일
나의 첫 번째 목표 달성!
2006년 1월 10일 저는 양쪽 폐, 가슴, 목의 림프절에 4기 폐암 진단을 받았습니다. 나중에 그것은 내 뇌와 뼈로 퍼졌습니다. 나는 원래 12개월을 생존하기를 "희망"하라는 말을 들었다. 내 초기 생각은 내 아름다운 4 살짜리 소녀였습니다. 그녀는 12개월 후에 학교를 시작할 예정이었고, 그래서 나는 그녀의 첫날 그녀를 학교에 데려다주는 것을 제 인생의 목표로 삼았습니다. 음 어제가 그 날이었습니다. 진단받은지 12개월하고도 3주째, 어제 첫 등교날 딸을 데리고 갔다. Kristy는 유치원에 가본 적이 없고, 내가 아플 때나 치료를 받을 때를 제외하고는 우리는 결코 떨어져 있지 않습니다. 그녀는 나의 작은 그림자이자 모든 친구 중 가장 친한 친구입니다. 그녀를 학교에 보내는 것이 마음이 아프지만 그녀가 가야 한다는 것을 알고 있으며 그녀가 나에 대한 의존성을 잃는 것이 중요하다는 것을 알고 있습니다. 이제 이 세상을 떠나기에 더 좋은 위치에 있는 것 같습니다. 나는 지금 학교에 다니는 세 자녀와 함께 있다는 것을 알고 있으며 남편이 자녀를 훨씬 더 쉽게 관리할 것입니다. 그는 이제 일을 할 수 있고 베이비시터에게 의존하지 않을 것입니다. 나는 지난 며칠 동안 그녀가 학교에 가는 것을 잡으려고 너무 우울했습니다. 나는 몹시 외로울 것이다. 막내가 학교에 입학하면 모든 어머니가 이런 일을 겪는다는 것을 알고 있지만, 당신이 불치병에 걸렸고, 당신이 싸우고 싶게 만들고 당신이 매 순간을 함께 보내는 것을 좋아하는 사람이 더 이상 당신과 매 순간을 함께 보낼 수 없다는 것을 알면 , 정말 어렵습니다. 더 이상 필요하지 않은 것 같아서 새로운 목표가 필요합니다. 내가 싸울 수 있는 만큼 중요한 또 하나. 하지만 아직 해결하지 못했습니다. 나는 7월에 남편의 40일을 조직하는 작은 목표가 있지만 별로 영감을 주지 못합니다. 방금 아이들과 함께 멋진 7주 여름 휴가를 보냈습니다. 연휴 전에 항암치료를 마치고 소라페닙(넥사바) 알약을 시작했습니다. 2주 전에는 갈비뼈 방사선을 받았고, 3주 전에는 또 다른 2개의 뇌 병변에 대한 정위 뇌 방사선을 받았습니다. 하지만 그 외에는 합리적으로 잘 지내고 있습니다. 나는 소라페닙이 나의 경이로운 약이 되기를 바라고 있습니다. 확실히 알아보기 위해 다음 주에 CT 스캔을 받을 것입니다. 4주 후에 예비 엑스레이를 찍었고 약간의 퇴행을 보였지만 엑스레이에서 구분하기 어렵습니다. 나는 결코 회귀하지 않습니다. 나는 보통 안정되거나 발전합니다. 그래서 나는 희망을 가질 것이지만, 너무 높은 희망을 갖지는 않을 것입니다. 내 꿈은 Sorafenib이 12개월 동안 암을 잡아서 항암치료가 다시 시작되기 전에 12개월 동안 합리적인 삶을 다시 누릴 수 있는 것입니다. 그리고 그것은 연구자들이 다른 기적의 약을 내놓을 수 있는 또 다른 12개월을 줄 것입니다. 또한 이 사이트가 나에게 얼마나 중요한지 모두에게 말하고 싶었습니다. 매일 밤 토론을 읽습니다. 나는 당신의 나쁜 시간에 당신과 함께 울고 당신의 좋은 시간에 미소를 짓습니다. 나는 내가 이해받는 곳으로 갈 곳이 있는 것 같다. 그것 없이는 길을 잃을 것입니다. 당신은 훌륭한 가족이고 나는 당신 모두를 사랑합니다.리사.
댓글 1개 - 게시일: 2001년 2월
Patrick Ryan-내 KCB 업데이트
Here is an update e-mail I send to friends and family to keep in the loop of how the disease is progressing as well as how I am progressing...The one below is most recent and #1 (of 30) is at the bottom, so start at the bottom...enjoy! Well saw the doctor on Monday for my semi-annual pet scan review and I won't make you wait like the doctor made us as he looked through 4 pages of the report silently...its clean! He usually walks in and smiles n says hello...this time he walked in acted surprised and said "oh, you're here" ...Wow are you, as my oncologist, surprised to see me? Because that is concerning! The end result is good news. This time the scan showed some sort of a mass around my heart....it could be liquid, a blemish on the scan or scar tissue from my surgery which is the most likely as it was on the same side as my surgery but we will keep an eye on it over the next couple scans. We will continue on the path of blood work review every three months and pet scans every six...at this point...we will decide at that point how often we plan to do the scans. I really don't want to extend them any further than 6 months since getting clarification from the doctor that this type of cancer is rather aggressive and has a high likelihood of returning in one form or another. It could come back in my lungs, it could be my leg or my big toe....or nothing ever. The pill I'm on for the cancer, the Tarceva, can work forever, a month, a day 10 years....everyone is different so its a bit nerve racking to think about going more than 6 months. Thankfully this type of cancer has 3 possible genetic deformities that 3 different medications can go after like the Tarceva is now. Out of those 3 my cancer had 2 of them in the first biopsy but unfortunately one of them is currently hiding in the shadows. The hope is that if/when the Tarceva stops working that one or both of the other deformities shows itself and we can use another one of the targeted medications to knock the cancer down. Basically we look for the dose to be high enough to knock the cancer down to a level that my body's immune system can fight it off...but still low enough to keep the major side effects at bay. Right now I have the occasional nausea/vomiting but no acne or other issues....no matter how bad anything is, its better than the alternative!! That's all for now....thanks again for the thoughts and prayers and man am I happy that is behind us again! Love and prayers to all! Patrick Hey yall, Well after a long wait the results are in....and we have an all clear on this scan! It has been a rough couple weeks waiting for today....I don't know I just had a bad feeling on this one for some reason....namely the nausea and vomiting that have seemed to increase lately....my oncologist thinks it would be strange for the tarceva dosage to lower and the side effects increase....so he suggested that I stop the doxycycline (which supposedly keeps the acne side effect at bay) as that could be causing the nausea and vomiting. It was a bit nerve racking in the waiting room today as well. We had Cylas(my grandson) and I was nervous so we were early for my 1130 appt....and I watched the waiting room clear out around me....even people who got there after I did....then I see a social worker go thru the lobby and let herself in. So I ask myself its now ten to twelve why have they skipped over me and seemingly made ME the last appt before lunch time. I asked my lovely wife that question and was quickly answered with a firm shut up! So we get in the room and he enters quickly without the social worker and that eased my mind...he said all was clear with the exception of some sinus issue I apparently have that has also improved....so all is good!!! I made some comments on my facebook page that I will relay here....I just wanted all of you to know how much the prayers mean to me and even more importantly the comments I get from you all...something so quick and easy as 'thinking of you' mean the world to me. The battle with cancer is helped by the positivity of the patient and its very hard to be positive about something as negative as cancer....so on the days I am having a negative outlook I often go to my facebook page or my email and I am instantly turned around....something that could seem as small as a three second statement can mean so much. So, I encourage you all to keep it up not only for me(selfish promotion) but anyone you know who may be facing a tough battle those comments you decide to write or not could make the difference in someone's day or week for that matter. I don't remember much from the hospital but I do remember going to facebook and being changed by some of the comments I got. So I thank all of you for taking the time out to jot down a quick comment to me they really touched me so deeply and I appreciate the prayers as well, I know God just got tired of hearing my name and said just make him better(joking of course)....so, thanks for being there when I needed you and I am here for you whenever needed! Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers I couldn't do it without all of you....love and prayers are sent your way ten fold! Thanks so much! Love, Patrick Sent from my HTC EVO 4G LTE exclusively from Sprint Subject: KCB Update #27 Hey All, I think this is #27-been so long I have lost count. There has not been much happening lately but waiting. I went to the oncologist last month for a blood work review which looked good and he was positive that my scan in June would be clean....So, I am awaiting my pet scan which should be scheduled some time next week and then I go back to the oncologist on the 10th of June....I am nervous as this is a really important scan as they "expect the first post surgery scan to be clean or the surgeon didn't do his job" (and that one was back in December....no we want to see another clean one to let us know we are going in the right direction.I have been fighting the side effects of the Tarceva, which I am still on-thats the pill that I originally took that broke me out like a young teenager going thru puberty-they have lowered the dose and use it as "maintenance therapy" to keep the cancer at bay. I have been dealing with nausea and vomiting on a pretty regular basis which is a bummer and the kids ask how I can deal with that so often and my answer is "I'd rather be out here with nausea and vomiting than in the hospital feeling great"....so it is always better than the alternative. I have some nausea meds that seem to help a bit....they almost cause vomiting themselves as they have to dissolve on your tongue and the flavor is not one to write home about. So, the daily struggle with the sick feeling is getting old but once again it is better than the alternative-I just have to remind myself how lucky I am and struggle thru it...I hope it can get better and we figure a way around it.I have accidentally erased my "master copy" that had the 25 or 26 updates all in one....so, if anyone out there still has it, could you please forward it back to me....I would like to have a copy in case I decide to pen my memoirs some day....Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts, I can still feel the power they both provide....hope you all are well....I'll be in touch in the coming weeks! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB UPDATE #26 Hello y'all Once again, it has been awhile...there really hasn't been much to report, I have been on the Tarceva again since surgery...my body has managed to get used to the side effects and they have actually mellowed out. Two weeks ago I went to see the surgeon and review the CT scan he ordered...the CT scan came back clean and he did a great job getting all the tissue he was aiming for. As stated previously, the tissue that was removed and sent in for analysis had some live cancer cells in it-after all the chemo and radiation-it wasn't the news we wanted to hear. That basically means that I still have cancer on a microscopic level...hence the reason I am on the Tarceva. Last week I went in for a PET scam, this is a full body scan (from top of the forehead to the middle of the thigh) that if you have any cancer it lights up like a Christmas tree. I went in after fasting before the scan. They shoot you up with a radioactive agent that is attached to sugar...apparently, cancer cells love sugar, so, the cancer would suck up the sugar solution along with the radioactive agent and that is what lights up on the scan. So, that was last Friday and I didn't have an appointment with my oncologist until the 25th of January and they won't give results over the phone. I called them and got an appointment for yesterday to get the results. Jennifer and I get escorted to the exam room...room number 6-I think we have had this room once before, its usually room number 7=supposed to be my lucky number, but its the room that we have gotten all of our bad news in. I had to go to the restroom and I was on my way back to the room and a lady turns the corner and was walking my way as I shut the door behind me and she pushes the door open and there she was holding a notebook in her arms. My doctor is a man and I have never seen this woman before and my thought was oh great they sent a grief counselor to give me the bad news. She introduced herself as the nurse practitioner. She riffled through some paperwork while asking me how I feel, how the side effects are, etc. Then she asked why I was there...so I told her to find out the results of the PET scan...she goes through the paperwork again and said its all clear. Jennifer and I said "the scan, right?" at the same time and she said yes....THE SCAN IS CLEAR-NO EVIDENCE OF CANCER..I was totally beside myself when the nurse told me and It took awhile for it to sink in. This all took place yesterday (Friday the 4th) which is one day before the one year anniversary of the rear-ending that led to the lump in my lung being found/ So, it was one year ago today that I went to the hospital after a very serious rear ending. Thankfully, that day the ER doctor and the radiologist were on top of their game and found that little lump in my lung (about the size of a pencil eraser). Today it sunk in more to me. Everything was so much more beautiful...Watching the sunrise and seeing it set...spending time with my family...it was a total mindset change. It is so hard to explain but it really is like a huge weight has been lifted off of my back, I feel like I am walking on air...it has been such a long year full of difficult doctors visits, chemo, radiation, etc, and the whole while, Jennifer was by my side...I can't even begin to thank you for everything you did for me this year....being there at my 4 hour chemo visits, dealing with my bad attitude, etc. It hasn't been an easy year by any stretch but it was made much easier by all the thoughts and prayers from all of you...Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. My next appointment with my oncologists in April....I will shoot out another e-mail if there is anything new to report. Once again, for the prayers, I couldn't have done it alone. Love and prayers to all! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB UPDATE #25 Hello Everyone... Its been a while and I apologize...I can't believe that in 2 days it will be a month since my surgery. All the resting I have been doing has taken alot out of me :-). I have been doing alot of resting and walking 2 times daily to keep the blood flowing. So as far as the surgery goes (I may repeat myself as the last update I wrote I was under the influence of lord knows what) they took both my middle and lower lobe out of concern for the movement of the cancer. It was a lengthy surgery as cleaning up radiated tissue is very difficult as it is much like a sticky spider web and it takes a while to clean it out. I was in the hospital for a week and have been home since then...I do get winded easily but it is getting better every day. I am still fighting a lot of pain and as it gets better each day I am reminded of how much pain I had the day after and how far I have come since then. Today was my first day of work. It was a tough few hours (I scheduled myself 4 hours) and I tired easily but I know that will improve over the course of the next couple of weeks and I will add hours as I get better. It was nice to be back with the kids (and adults) and doing something outside the house for a while. I was pooped by the time my 4 hours were done and I am glad I decided to listen to the doctor and do half days this week. It amazes me how much I use that shoulder blade muscle in just about everything I do...and then to go to work and realize how much more I use it there and understand that I need to take it slowly and one step at a time. So, once the 2 lobes were out, they were sent off for testing and after all the radiation it was the hope that all the cancer cells would be dead. Unfortunately upon dissection of the lobes and the lymph nodes some live cancer cells were found. That is NOT the news we wanted...that means I am fighting a strong, resilient cancer. This also means that I will be put on what they call "maintenance chemotherapy" and the pill will be the Tarceva which is the pill they gave me when this all began (the one they thought didn't work when it actually did) that targets a specific genetic mutation in my cancer cells. They will also be analyzing the cancer cells and looking for 2 other possible mutations...one that has been around for a while and is FDA approved and another that is still going through testing and even though it is not yet FDA approved has had alot of success. What does all this mean? It means that I have a lifelong passenger that I really despise...While i hate it with all my being, that doesn't change anything...so, we will continue the maintenance chemo which will keep the seeds that are still floating around my body in check....for a time. These types of chemotherapy can work for a few days, weeks, months & years...even a lifetime. Like you hear so many times when you have cancer, "everybody is different". So, unfortunately I will be dealing with this all my life...which is better than the alternative of not finding it until it was too late. I will continue to treat every minute as a gift and every day as a miracle-I am so lucky this was found I cannot have a bad attitude about it. Once again, I humbly ask you to continue the prayers-while the bulk of the "issue" has been addressed and removed, there are still some smaller issues to deal with. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishing throughout my surgery and recovery period, I couldn't have done it with out you...and the hard part is over (can't believe its been a month), now its just time to mend and heal a bit more and get back into the swing of work. Thanks again and much love to all ! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB UPDATE #24 Hey all.... Just a quick update-Saw my oncologist yesterday and all looks good for the surgery. He did caution that this may not be a cureall....as there may be some cancer hiding in the shadows but the plan is that this is it. Also, my surgery day has moved up as well it is now on Wednesday not Thursday as previously written but it is still going to be at St. Joseph's downtown. So, please continue the prayers and I will continue the fight! Make it a great day! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB UPDATE #23 WOW, 23 of thease bad boys! Well chemo and radiation are over and I am starting to recover from all that. It was strange that after the last treatments, I thought I would instantly feel great....unfortunately, I felt the worst I have felt through all this and I guess thats because it was the strength of both and the accumulation of each in my body. i thought I was pregnant for a minute there because I was getting morning sickness. I must say that camping with the boys was great but apparently I wasn't myself (quiet and not doing much) it was just nice to sit there and do NOTHING! A special thanks to John Hogg for allowing me to stay in his motor home instead of worrying about setting up a tent, worry about the rain, take a tenet down, etc. it was great to not worry about a thing....Thanks HOGGER!!! So I am in the middle of the rest and recover stage. I had my final scan yesterday and results next week. I am scheduled for surgery to remove the last of the tumor and that is on Thursday the 6th at 7am. I have to be at the hospital at 5am...booooo! Anyway I will be operated on by Ross Bremner who is a well respected surgeon and actually does a number of the transplants here in Arizona, so I am in good hands. He will try to use the scopes to do the work but if there is any question or doubt he will cut me open...he said to expect a scar. He is a very aggressive surgeon and thats why we chose him....we don't want to do any "we'll wait and see" kind of things....we want to finish this on the 6th...period. I will be operated at St. Josephs, and will be in ICU the first night not because of any worry but more for the level of attention I will receive. I will then spend 3-4 more days in the hospital in a private room. I am so excited to get this over and done....please pray that the scan is good and we can proceed. If you'll remember we were just 2 days away from surgery 3-4 months ago when they found the cancer on my lymph nodes....no more bad news just good!!! Thanks again for all the prayers and thoughts, I couldn't have done this without you all being so supportive...So from the bottom of my heart-THANK YOU! Patrick Ryan UPDATE #22 Hello All, I think its #22 at least....Well here we are further down the road....it has been a busy week. Everything is hitting hard right now with all the chemo and radiation adding up. The good news is that I have had my last chemo treatment and Monday will be my last radiation treatment....did anyone tell my body? :-). I have had what amounts to an exciting week....Monday night I was watching the olympics and all of a sudden "uh-oh" I had to puke. Thankfully it was the first tiem I've puked since starting this whole thing....I believe it was a stomach bug....it hung around all Tuesday and I probably puked 10 times that day then it was gone. So, Tuesday afternoon I went to see the surgeon, Dr. Bremner, a good Australian (I think) chap....He is very pleased with the shrinkage we have seen on the tumor and he thinks he can go in and get it taken out at this point....YAY finally back to surgery (if you'll remember about 3-4 months ago, I was just a couple days away from surgery when I got the bad news after the bronchoscopy) which is nice to think about again. The surgeon feels like he COULD use the scopes to do the surgery but he has offered no guarantees-If there is a doubt, a question or even a hair of a chance that he could miss something or doesn't feel 110% confident in the procedure witht eh scopes, he will grab the scalpel and cut me open...this is why he was chosen, he is aggressive with procedures like this and thats what we need. With this type of thing facing him and given my youthful age, he is not the type to say well, we could get most of it and then use chemo afterward, or I think we can get it and then we will watch it for the next couple of years....he will go after it and be sure there is NO QUESTION....They say I am too young (love to hear that) for this and we will go in, cut it out and let you get back to life again. I saw Dr. Ono, the radiologist, Friday and he is pleased as well and the tumor has reacted well to the radiation and chemo. I have a scan slated toward the end of August and that will truly tell the tale AFTER all is complete. So, we are still awaiting the results of that to be sure we are moving forward ....I don't want to put the cart before the horse and will be much more pleased with the prospect of surgery after hearing that there's nothing hiding on the scan and that everything really does look good to move forward with the surgery. Dr Ono said that there's the possibility that the cells could be laying dormant and not fully dead, there could be some hiding out that can't be seen....so, there are still alot of variables that will come into play over the next couple of months,. With that being said, please don't stop the prayers, they are still needed and appreciated....there are so many variables involved with all this you never really feel like you're out of the woods. I have an appt on Monday with Dr. Conomos (who did the bronchoscopy) to do a breathing observation. This is a bunch of breathing tests that they do to test lung function and be sure that I will be able to "survive" the operation and breathe on my own....It takes like an hour and a half to do and covers everything to do with breathing to be sure of what, if any, needs for oxygen or anything after surgery I may have. So, in the meantime it will be to rest and recover after Monday and get my body ready for surgery....We are looking at surgery in about 5 weeks....then another rocovery period of 3-6 weeks and all should be complete. Thats the plan....if all goes according to plan, there will be no need for radiation or chemotherapy...and all will be good. Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers...PLEASE keep em up! Love to all! Patrick Ryan Holy cow 20! Wow! This week is definitely deserving of double digits...It was a HARD week....The radiation is finally taking its toll, ....I have been feeling tired and run down, kind of strange, at times my feet feel like 50 pound weights. Sometimes I wonder if I should have taken a desk job and this whole thing might be easier on me....Im not the type to sit behind a desk and thats what was so intriguing about the restaurant business-no day is ever the same. Its so weird to think that those little 10 minute treatments can affect your well being so much...but it does and I feel like I could put in more hours behind a desk than I can on my feet all day, it takes alot out of you. Usually, I am recovering on Sunday and by Monday and Tuesday I am feeling pretty good and then Wed. I have chemo and start the process over again...this week, I already feel whooped today and think it is going to be nap day, try and get caught up on some rest and get ready for next week. I have passed the 1/3 of the way thru mark and am grateful there's only 2/3 left. I can tell it won't be easy but I will continue to focus on the healing and rest and get through this the best I can. The good news is that the weeks are going by quickly at least, it is almost like the fast forward button is pressed and time is passing by more quickly than usual. Other than that, there really isn't much to report this week, I have almost settled into a routine with this whole thing believe it or not. I think thats whats helping the time go by quicker too....As always your thoughts and prayers are appreciated and returned! Until next time, YOU are in MY thoughts and prayers. Patrick Ryan Subject: fw: KCB Update #18 Hello Everyone, This has been a good week...mentally. The good news on Monday of the tumor shrinkage really helped lift my spirits. It was nice to have the ten days off between chemo treatments and get my strength back a bit. I will have 7 days off between treatments again and then I will settle into having my chemo treatments on Wednesdays. I had 2 radiation treatments this week as well on Thursday and Friday and while it is kinda scary what is being done to my body but I am glad to be started and getting this ball rolling. So, for the next 6 weeks I will be having chemo treatments on Wednesdays and radiaiton will be every weekday at 7am. That is nice because I can get to work earlier and get some things taken care of before the restaurant opens. The radiation is also no real big deal I just lay there for ten minutes and the machine goes around me 3 times and I get up, put my shirt on and its off to work. It was really crazy on my first day of radiatiion...thats when you get your "tattoos" and all final measurements are verified. It was nice they played the radio in there and it was on KSLX (classic rock). The tattoos were strange...she just smeared ink on my chest and pushed a pin through the ink and a few layers of my skin....5 total and they friggin hurt-crazy. So then the nurse tells me about the machine, what it will do during the treatment, where they will be, etc. So she leaves and gets everything ready for the treatment and faintly in the distance I can almost recognize the song on the radio. Just then the machine began to move around me and I hear the lyrics...."Welcome my son....welcome to the machine..."...Pink Floyd's song "Welcome to the machine"....I instantly got goose bumps all over....it was just eerie. Otherwise, things are going pretty well. I can feel the work that the treatments are doing in my chest so I think we are finally on our way to fighting this full force...I will have a full week this week and pretty much every one for the next 6 weeks. I appreciate all the positive energy from you all, all the prayers, the well wishing, etc. It all means a great deal to me and I thank you all. Love and prayers to all---- Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB Update #18 Hello All, Wow we are almost in the twenties on these updates....crazy--and we are just getting started on the road to recovery. Went to the oncologist yesterday and got put ol room number 7. It seems like alot of bad news has come out of that room that it is hard to walk in there. Well, something was different yesterday, he had the results of the pet scan to compare the previous pet scan and it looks like my little acne factory pill, Tarceva, actually did its job!! You heard right the all that was worth it. It was hard for him to be sure if the Tarceva was working when he compared the cat scans because of the lapse of time between the two-then he was hoping for shrinkage or no growth but there was some growth. Now forward to last week when I had a pet scan for the radiation I start on Thursday...getting the results of that, and having a pet scan more recently than the cat scan to compare it to, it actually showed that it did shrink!!!!!! Now, the decision is that the Tarceva will work and be used later as more of a maintenance when I finish up my chemo and radiation and have to rest and recover to be ready for the surgery 4-6 weeks later. The Tarceva would then be helpful to keep the cancer at bay as my body recovers and I get my counts up. While I didn't like the acne, it is such a relief to know it all went for something. I swear I told Jennifer if I heard bad news in the fabled room number 7 again I may burn it to the ground:-).....Good news in room number seven feels good aaaaaarrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh YES! It was just the thing I needed right now, to have some good news as I get ready to run the chemo and radiation at the same time! I had chemo today and it actually took like 3 n a half hours it was crazy. I had to go to the sister property today as my normal chemo office was closed today. It was nice-bigger than the other office's room is. Had some good munchies while I read the paper and rolled through some e-mails. Of course I was the youngest one there...this office is right across from Leisure World. So I have my headphones in reading the paper and when I can feel some eyes on me.....I remove my hat and fluff my bleached mohawk and hide back behind the paper....if my deaf ears could actually hear what they were saying we might have a laugh right now.. I swear the people that do this job are absolute angels-I havent met a mean one yet. I have seen alot of mean people come through and it never phases the nurses. What a bummer job that must be at times and what skills they have to get through that kind of treatment. I just don't get how you can act like it is someone else's fault or take it out on the people that are helping you. I must say it was nice to have 10 chemo free days...it was kinda like a trial period and a wake up call, letting me know what I'm in for and what to expect and then get it hard and heavy for 6-7 weeks. I will have seven full days off and get chemo next wed. Radiation is going to be 10 minutes a day Monday thru Friday....I will be going in at 7am and getting it done before work...one of the nurses said I was lucky to get the first appt in the morning....ha! Tell that to my alarm clock. Its good but its going to be hard. Its nice that I will actually be to work at like 7:30 and I won't lose any work and actually pick up an extra 1/2 of PRODUCTIVE time first thing in the morning. So the stars are aligning in my treatment and I hope they stay that way for the next few months. Thanks to you all for the prayers and thoughts it is awesome and so needed to have such a great support group like you around me. Thank you and much love to you all!! Love and prayers back at you. Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB Update #17 Hello all, Here we are again. Not too much to report. I now have two treatments under my belt and my body really is noticing now. The "nausea days" (2&3 days after treatment were much worse this time and the pills help but my body is just so darn tired on those days ...I catch myself mouth breathing and staring at the wall-so really no change :-) hahaha but I have those days as my days off-for now. Then the 4-6th days where my blood counts drop have really been a challenge too-those are days I have been working but I am changing so that I am off those days as they are much worse than just mouth breathing and staring at the wall. I have taken the advice of my radiation doctor and moved my chemo treatments around so that my days off are when my cell counts drop as those are extremely yucky days and nights for me-it has been hard to sleep on Mondays-its been short bursts of sleep and crazy dreams and waking every 2 hours to go to the bathroom. I am not sure if it is my body flushing the dead cells and bad stuff out or what but it's very strange. i will wake up every 2 hours on the dot and have to go to the bathroom really bad and then back to sleep and all over again. I have been set up for radiation and that will begin on the 5th of July and will be every weekday from then until the 13th of August. I will be going in at 7am daily to get my treatment allowing me time to get to work by 8. I am hopeful that I can begin to get to bed earlier and be ready for this. I must say I am rather nervous that I am already feeling such strong effects from the chemo that radiation will only compound it and I won't listen to my body enough and leave work when I should go home to rest. Most I have talked to have said that won't be a challenge. I am the type of person who hasn't called in sick since 1995. So chemo will be on Tuesday next week and then it will be Wednesdays after that as the holiday got in the way next week. Finally as most of you have heard-I have done something to "manage to stay in control" over this cancer-besides my fight and will. I have shaved my head and left a mohawk-Neither cancer or the chemo will take my hair!!!! I will take it on my terms when I want to! So I did (pictures attached) its kind of like my middle finger in the air to cancer.....MY TERMS!!! So now I wear a hat to work and don't have hair to do in the mornings....it was the best decision ever made-I can now get an extra 5 minutes of sleep everyday because I am not wasting that time doing my hair-thats an extra 25 minutes every week, 100 minutes every month.....aaaaahhhh extra sleep :-) -no I am not THAT naive! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB Update #16 Hello Again!!! Well, well, well...here we are the first week of/after chemotherapy. So Friday was the first dose of chemo I had and it was about a 3 hour session...don't worry I didn't feel a thing! The most popular question so far has been "how'd that go?" and my answer was it was a good 3 hour reading session. The effects take awhile to hit it isn't instantaneous, I couldn't feel myself becoming the hulk or anything. Saturday I got thru 9/10 of my day well and just felt a bit queasy at the end of the day (about 5pm), Sunday again was a good morning and the afternoon I was just a bit tired. Monday was really weird and I may have over done things a bit as I got up and mopped the downstairs, cleaned my fish bowl and went shopping...then it was time for a short summers nap which turned into a looooong summers nap...one I just couldn't wake up from....I'd open my eyes but not want to move, fall back asleep, then start the cycle over again. I went to see the doctor in charge of my radiation(Dr. Ono) and learned a bit more about what will be going on. I will be getting radiation 5 days a week mon thru fri and at 10 minute doses. He explained that while the side effects like the nausea come 2-3 days after chemo, the REAL side effects (like the fatigue) happen in the 4th to 6th days. This is caused by the cell loss and rebuilding process which will require proper rest in order to get them back to the proper levels. So, he suggested that I take the chemo and move it to Tues or Wed so that when I hit that real down part of the week I am on my day off and can rest properly. My oncologist is going to be out of town this and next week but I plan to get his advice on changing then. Today (Tuesday) was a bit rough at work just in the sense that I was a bit fuzzy all around and starting to understand what the new doctor had been saying. I hope tomorrow is better we shall see... So where we go from here is: Friday I get chemo treatment number 2; the following Monday I go in for another pet scan(ya another one-this one for the new doc) as well as a simulation run for the radiation-basically where they shoot x-rays just like they would the radiation and be sure their angles and everything are correct so that they will have the best results. So, thats where everything is. Still positive I will win this and will be done after surgery in late August, early September or so-that's after everything goes as planned which it will. Thanks for the thoughtd and prayers....Love you all! Stay tuned...talk to you in a week! Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB Update #15 Hey Y'all Just realized that there were 2 unlucky updates numbered 13....so NOW it will all be positive. Well, just woke up from a short nap after returning from the port placement procedure which was a very strange procedure and not nearly what I expected. I was awake for about half of it, in and out throughout the whole thing and that was VERY strange. Usually they say they're going to start the medication and that's all I remember...oh no not today....the doctor put some nighty night drugs in the i.v. but not enough to totally knock me out and apparently this was on purpose as they communicated with me at times throughout the operation. I do remember waking up when his local anesthesia wore off and something hurt...then the sting of the needle and the sting of the local going into the area. I must have been sleeping well during some of it because they, like my wife, complained of my snoring as I was out. I could feel his hand and the tool under my skin making the room needed to put the port inside my body. It is really kind of a fun thing as I have a key ring tab, a wallet card and a bracelet all to remind me and any treating personnel that I have a power port-Kinda makes me sound like a super hero huh? Look out its Triple P-Patrick and his Power Port! That was kinda lame apparently not all the anesthesia has worn off yet. Where do we go from here? Friday I will see Dr Bachrach, my oncologist, in the morning and he will look through my bloodwork and port placement and be sure that I am ready to go and I will have my first treatment of chemotherapy on Friday afternoon. I fell asleep before calling my Dr to see if we have the radiation scheduled as I have not heard from them yet. In all honesty, the port was taking presidents over all else as it was going to be more difficult to schedule....but like everything so far (besides the results of my scans) this being able to be scheduled in one day was a rare occurrence. So, all in all there have been many positives through all this with pulling the best of the best of the doctors and appointments just falling open for me when my availability for an appointment is strictly limited and the original miracle that this tumor was actually found so early in the first place...now I'm ready for a visit that gives me some good news after a scan....So this 6-8 weeks will shrink this stupid tumor once and for all, then the ensuing surgery would get it out for good! Patrick Subject: fw: KCB Update #13 Hi y'all Well NOT the news we were looking for...Apparently the Tarceva did not do its job for me. There was some growth on the spots since the first cat scan back after the accident in January....the sizes are now 2cm plus when they were in the 1.5 to 1.7 range. When there's 5+ months between the two tests and a full month of Tarceva we should have seen numbers at the same or lower as even with such a small time frame of Tarceva treatment as the Tarceva is very aggressive...so no luck this time. Now we (I) are on to the next plan which is Chemo and radiation at the same time. This is slated to start as early as next week by Friday. Tenatively we are looking at the port placement surgery on Wed and the start of the chemo on Friday. Not exactly sure when the radiation will start but the goal is for the two to go on simultaneously as the chemotherapy is actually geared toward helping the radiation do its job even better. The names of the chemotherapies are: Carboplatin and Paclitaxel. Kathie will research and let us know a little as I don't really know too much just the side effects which I am not looking forward to at all. So, this will be a tough road ahead as either radiation OR chemo seperately are very taxing on the body but together they tend to compound each other. I am praying I am one of the lucky ones who don't get much of either's side effects....they are few and far between but you never know. It just seems that I am lucky enough to have a relatively unknown cancer and it is really throwing the doctors for a loop. My hope is that they are able to network enough to track down some fellow oncologists who have seen this type of thing before and can offer some help in getting me the proper treatment. The Tarceva is not totally ruled out at this point and I have been told to hang on to the rest of my prescription as it may come back into play later on down the road....crazy huh? This is not a surprise treatment as far as the "master plan" goes, both the chemo and radiation were going to be completed after the Tarceva treatment....so, we have just moved to official plan along a little bit quicker. It is estimated that we will do these treatments for the next 6-7 weeks, then have a rest or healing period and then do the surgery and then hopefully that will take care of it. Now you're up to date as of today-thanks again for the prayers, keep them coming please, this is a very important stage in the fight and I need all the prayers I can get right now to knock this stubborn cancer the heck outta me for good! Love and prayer to all! Patrick Hello all, Been awhile and not much has changed during that time. The rash/acne is about all thats changed and it has gotten pretty bad and frustrating....just strange to see myself so acne ridden, it was NEVER this bad in high school and thank goodness for that....people are much more understanding and kind when you're 40+. I have included 2 pictures and they really do no justice to what this looks like live or in person....you can see a little on my cheek so if you take that small section and imagine it all over my face that's what it is like...there are probably like 40-50 spots at any given time-thankfully they don't itch like the ones on my chest and back do. They hurt a little and are very sensitive to the touch and bleed very easily....so I have had to get used to patting my face dry instead of wiping it and not scratching every itch so to speak. I am ok with it overall.....I really don't care what strangers think or kids staring...I was one of those people once and well...thou shalt not judge lest ye be judged-so now I'm being judged. Karma is an evil bit*$ and I am leveling things out now and I am ok with that. I just feel self-concious at work, when Mike (my brother) didn't understand where I was coming from I asked him would you want to order a burger from me? I know I would be ok with ordering from someone like me but I would have some sort of "thought" about the acne on a 40 yr old who wouldn't....I just don't want to put our guests through that...I don't know its kind of weird and hard to explain. But other than that things are pretty good. My chest and back are very itchy but only when I am home relaxing...if I keep moving I am ok. Speaking of moving....the intestinal difficulties have tapered of slightly or I am better at holding them off with Immodium AD which my doctor informed me I can use as a sort of maintenance drug...it has helped a bit but some days really stink...no pun intended. For some reason it is Saturdays I can't seem to control what happens on Saturdays...why? Because its the busiest day of the week, of course. Don't think this is a pitty party though, I am growing as accustomed as I can to life with cancer/Tarceva(the cancer drug) and accepting the fact that control is not mine but that of the drug and the cancer.... This has already been and will continue to be a long week. Monday I had my cat scan and this one is to check to see how much the Tarceva has shrunk the cancer (positive thinking) but I am once again waiting for results which is enough to drive me crazy (and we all know that road is a very short one). I go in Friday to see the oncologist and get the results of the scan so fingers are crossed and prayers are being said....I will be in touch on Friday evening/night with the results.... thanks again for the love and prayers and right back at you all! Patrick Subject: KCB Update #12 Hi there! Here we are again....Saw the oncologist on Monday....He was a bit concerned that my rash was so progressed and has written me a new prescription for an anti-biotic gel that should help knock it down a bit better. My bloodwork came back normal which is good. As far as the side effects go, my acne like rash is large and in charge, I am becoming more fatigued by the day it seems and the diarhea has gotten to be about as bad as it could....its happening daily and the guess is what time of day it will happen...sometimes its in the morning, sometimes the afternoon....sometimes its all friggin night long (last night, if you couldn't tell) which obviously adds tot he fatigued feeling. But, having so much of each side effect is good to the doctors as it shows, most of the time, that your body is keeping it inside and its doing what its supposed to do. So the new antibiotic gel is pretty expensive but the apothecary shop has once again swung in to the rescue and gotten it knocked down to $15....amazing. So, for now its a holding patter for the next 2 weerks....I go back on the 8th of June after getting a cat scan prior to going to that appt. Other than that everything else is going well and Jake graduates tomorrow....can't get over that! Thanks for the love and prayers....I will let you know more in a couple of weeks! Patrick Subject: KCB Update #11 Hey y'all.... It's been awhile, I know...sometimes no news is good news right? Well, it has been 10 days on the Tarceva and some of the side effects have reared their ugly heads but nothing too terrible....so far. Saturday the intestinal difficulties began at about 3a.m. and didn't stop until Sunday morning...most likely because there was nothing left of me....thank goodness for baby wipes, I could kiss the guy/gal that invented them....so soft and cool.... There have been a couple days that the fatigue has caught up to me and I have just been worn out. I have found that getting to bed early on those nights that were a little hard save me from a very difficult day the next. The first difficult day I've had so far was Wed where I could have fallen asleep standing in line at Fry's after work but I went to bed early and got almost 10 hours of sleep and was better than normal on Thursday. Saturday I was just pooped though....no pun intended. Being up and down all night/morning really took it out of me...thankfully work was very busy and I didn't have too much time to ponder it, just had to keep movin and shaking....work overall has been pretty busy which keeps my mind occupied and focused on other things. The final side effect is the acne like rash...It is evident more on my chest and back than elsewhere... they are tiny and hard for others to spot but they have me very self concious and I could probablly tell you where each and every one is. Some of them are itchy and some of them are sore, its strange....It has my face very puffy and tight. These things are so sensitive.....can't scrub them or they start bleeding and I can't wipe dry, I have to pat these areas dry or they start bleeding...They also like the scalp area and I'm fine when my hair is done but when I wash it and I'm sitting around the house or just wearing a hat, it can get a bit annoying because I can never itch them enough once they get going. Its so weird to think that a little pill taken once a day can not only do all this crazy stuff to me but can also shrink and maybe even eliminate cancer??? Crazy stuff. I went and had blood taken to be tested for my next appointment with the oncologist next Monday. Thats just a follow up to be sure my body is accepting the medication properly and that it isn't causing any "behind the scenes" side effects that could be dangerous. So, if all checks out well with this visit, I should be going back in another 3-4 weeks and that visit would be to review the pet scan I will be getting in a couple of weeks. So, fingers crossed!!! Thanks for all the love and prayers they are felt and appreciated! Will be in touch soon! Patrick Ryan General Manager DQ Grill & Chill-Gilbert 1696 N. Higley Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-924-6550-Store 480-580-6009-Cell 480-924-6505-Fax email@example.com Subject: KCB Update #10 Hello again, Wow we are already in double digits....its only fitting that the official fight starts today-just got goose bumps upon typing that-throughout my whole body. All the talk and all the hype is coming to this....today. I took my first Tarceva (cancer fighting drug) today. Once again things have fallen in my favor more than expected-thank you prayers!!! The dr. called in the script on Thursday afternoon, I got a call from the Apothecary Shop that afternoon with the price....Jennifer looked it up on the internet and it is a $3500 prescription foe one month-over $100 a pill-wow. Needless to say the Apothecary Shop knocked it down first to $65, then to $13...I almost started crying when they told me it was $13. I don't know what foundations they work with but whoever they are deserve all the donations in the world-its really neat what they do for people like me and I'm sure it takes alot of work so my sincerest thank you to the Apothecary Shop for what you do. So, I had my med by 7pm friday night. I didn't want to take my pill before work on Saturday, so I just started the antibiotic first. this will fight the hive like rash that comes along with the Tarceva amongst other gastrointestinal difficulties, some possible hair loss and nausea....the usual. So, I took the pill at 10am today and then went to work to spray off the awnings and pop outs on the outside of the building. Two and a half hours later and I feel pretty good. Its just so surreal that it is finally happening....I will take 2 weeks of the med and then have some tests done, go back to the oncologist for a checkup, then 3to4 more weeks and then a pet scan to see how much the tumor and affected lymph nodes have shrunk (positive thinking)...smaller targets are better....smaller targets are better. Today when I woke up it was strange to realize that as I walked out of the room, down the stairs and toward that bottle of cancer poison, things will change not only for me but for that bastard cancer that's in me....for now. I will win this fight and I will KICK CANCERS BUTT!!! First punch has been thrown you're going down cnacer! Thanks for the prayers and love to all-I thank God that I have such a great group behind me. Thank you all! Patrick Subject: KCB Update #9 Hello All, Saw my oncologist today and we have a plan...Not quite as definitive as I had hoped but a plan none the less. As a wise person recently told me (Anne in moms room at the hospital)...I have to realize that I am not in control. It is a hard thing to realize but with each visit with the doctors I am starting to accept that fact...As much as I want to be in control, the truth is, I am not. The visit went well and lasted a long while but he did answer many of my questions. First off, originally when the biopsy cells were analyzed they thought they showed 2 markers of genetic deformities which allow these 2 possible medications to attack the cancer cells directly without attacking the normal cells in the body that also split frequently (hair cells, nail cells, etc). This is good because there is no collateral damage to healthy/non-cancer cells. When analyzed by a doctor at the University of Denver (a leader in this type of cancer treatment) they found only one of these markers...this may mean that the other is "hiding in the shadows". So, I will be prescribed Tarceva which will go after cells with that particular genetic marker and shrink it. The goal is to shrink the cells with this medication which is no where near the toxicity that chemo is, therefor, easier on the body. That doesn't mean that chemo is out of the picture. From my understanding, we will start with the Tarceva which should work to shrink the cells, then go after them with chemo, radiation and most likely surgery at a later date. The Tarceva will work for a time, that could be a few weeks, a few months and even in some cases a few years. We want to remain aggressive with the cancer since it is acting aggressive with me. Upon the time when the Tarceva stops working another biopsy may be done to see if the other mutation has shown itself and then attack with the other medication that targets that deformity. All of this is put simply in stating that this is not considered chemotherapy by oncologists...they call it targeted therapy or biological therapy. Unfortunately, there is no real time line for any of this....that's where the admission that I have given up control comes in....it isn't that I have given up, just realized that I am not in control...I will continue to fight, have a good attitude and beat this thing...I just have to do it on different, more lengthy terms than I had planned on. I will hopefully get this medication soon. It is very expensive and even with my insurance, my co-pays could be extremely costly. They have sent my insurance info and medication requirements in to a place called The Apothecary Shop-which got its start here in Scottsdale. They basically do all the leg work, working with the insurance company and the drug manufacturer to obtain the medication at a reasonable price....that is obviously all relative. There are foundations out there that will help and they also go on my behalf to see if the drug manufacturer will "donate" or pick up a majority of the cost. I could find out this info as early as tomorrow but most likely it will be early next week before I hear anything. I have been prescribed the highest dose as I am young (still love hearing that) and in relatively good health...we will see how that goes and will adjust as necessary. The plan at this point is that I will return to the oncologist (Dr. Bachrach for those of you keeping score) on May 21st to assess the situation. I would then return at the 6 week mark to get a scan and at that point, we should be able to see how the cancer reacted to the treatment. Then we would adjust a plan accordingly and make arrangements for chemo/radiation if and when necessary. This plan is at least, if not more effective, than chemo, and once again is easier on the body as the toxicity level is very low....the answer to many of my questions as to why this instead of just jumping into the chem and radiation is that "the smaller the target the better"...this was rather frustrating to me until I spoke to Kathie who helped me realize that is from the radiation standpoint. Radiation basically cooks the cells and in turn causes some scar tissue to build up...with the heart and many vital organs in the general vicinity, it is better to tighten the focus of the radiation to a smaller tumor, therefore a smaller area. So, if the way it is now they might have to focus on a 10 square inch area, that takes up a lot of space....where if they gave me this med, it shrunk the tumor and they only had to focus on a 3 square inch area, you could imagine the area we saved from being affected (7 square inches to be exact)...Boom! All of a sudden that statement I heard 4 times in response to my questions finally made sense...Thanks Kathie! It looks like things should be relatively normal while taking the Tarceva. It will be one pill a day until further notice. There are some side effects which are some nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhea and a skin rash that resembles acne. They will prescribe an antibiotic to fight the skin rash and there are anti nausea meds out there that could be prescribed. So thats where everything is for now. I don't have another appointment for a couple weeks but will be in touch with any further developments.... Thanks, as always, for the thoughts and prayers! They are appreciated and returned nightly. Love to all.... Patrick Subject: KCB Update #8 Hi there.... This is a quick one (Imagine that!)....The surgeon just called and he just got off the phone with Bachrach (the oncologist) and he says there will be no need for a port at this time as I will be doing some oral treatments that, at this point, I am not sure if they are chemo or not but from what Bremner(surgeon) said, they are lees trying on the body. He said the cancer is unique (lucky me:-) ) and has some strange mutations, so, they want to use targeted agents to treat it. My cells have been sent to Denver to a Dr. that is the leader in this type of cancer treatments for a second opinion and from what was said to me, it is the perfect candidate. Sometimes there is a complete response through this type of treatment. Bremner said this was GREAT news....which, I am glad he did because during most of the conversation my heart was in my stomach. He dumbed it down for me using the weed analogy again....he said when you have a specific type of weed in your yard, you don't need to use the roundup (treating all types of weeds and could possibly hurt the rest of your yard), when there is a weed killer for that specific type of weed....makes sense now doesn't it....love that guy too. Once again thankful for such a great team of doctors that have taken so much care in my case....Thanks for the prayers, they're obviously still working! Still very nervous about the visit on Thursday but not as much as I was before. Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers....love to all. Should have more details on Thursday's update! Patrick Subject: KCB Update # 7 Hello again! I couldn't fall asleep so figured I shoot you all an update tonight.... Went to see the surgeon today and with all that has transpired this past week, wondered why I was going to see him since he has been pushed out of the picture for the next 3 months. I must say, I am glad I did....Dr. Bremner is his name and he is sharp as a tack and his british accent is very soothing. I really didn't understand why surgery was not an option but after speaking to him I now understand. My cancer is in what they call stage 3A-It gets the higher number because it is not limited to one spot but has moved into some of my lymph nodes. With that being the case, surgery is not the first line of attack. The chemo and most likely radiation will be done to not only shrink the cancer in the lymph nodes but also prevent future movement of the cancer. Cancer is strange, and even though it appears to be localized to my lung, there could be little "seeds" floating throughout my body that may take up residence anywhere and start the process all over....so we are using the chemo and radiation as a sort of Roundup Ground Clear for the body....for those of you who don't tend to their own yards, that is an all encompassing weed, grass, etc killer that you use when you have a stubborn weed or stray grass problem. Dr. Bremner will be contacting the oncologist, Dr Bachrach, to try and push the beginning of my treatment up to as early as next week. They will be inserting a "port" which is a sort of catheter in one of my main veins that allows for blood removal for testing as well as adding the chemo to my blood stream, all this without having to be stuck with a needle every time. My original appt was May 7th (2 whole weeks away---eeeek!) but they called today and it was moved to the 3rd...Dr Bremner will still try to get it done even quicker....they really hate how young I am and want to keep it moving along a bit quicker. He said that my "youth" (which I thought was gone when I turned 40) and the fact that I am healthy (I like healthy better than husky!) are 2 good factors that I have going for me. He said that most likely chemo should be 2-3 rounds that will each start in the first week of a month and then allow 3 weeks "off" while it takes effect, and that radiation would be done every weekday (M-F) for about 10 minutes a day for 4-6 weeks. This is all totally up to the oncologist but is apparently the usual course of treatment. While I am nervous about all this, it WILL NOT bring me down....I am ready to start "kicking cancer's butt" and have had enough waiting. It will not always be this easy to keep a good attitude or be this strong but you all are a strong force in yourselves and with your help I/we can and will overcome. It's strange, the things that used to bring me stress bring much less than they used to....Last Thursday was really one of the worst days of my life but some good came out of it. With it being the worst, it would take a pretty darn all around bad day to top it (I'm not sure thats even possible)....with that being said, I find myself much calmer after I remind myself how bad THAT day was....So for all of you, I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you, but when you sit there or stand there and you're totally stressed out at work, or the kids are freaking you out, or an idiot just cut you off on the freeway, just remember whats important, remember what matters most, and realize...no matter how bad it seems, it could always be worse than it really is....that simple 3-5 second thought has changed the way things affect me and thats important. One thing Dr Bremner said today that really grabbed me was that he had a patient who said "I never really lived until I found out I was dying" so my ultimate advice is: remember to live...ok I'm off my soap box now...time to go to sleep! As always, I appreciate the prayers and well wishes...keep them coming, and know I am sending them back to you! Love and prayers to all!....MAKE it a great day-not just for you but for others too! Patrick Hey all,Just a quick post script to update 6a. In between naps today and recovering from the bronchoscopy, I was able to speak to Dr. Conomos who did the bronchoscopy. He wanted to let me know that the lab had the results in and unfortunately we didn't beat any odds, the lab confirmed that the original determination that the cells had cancer was correct.He has spoken to both Dr. Farber (my original pulmonologist) and he was ready for the news and had a contingency plan in place in case we got this news. He also spoke to Dr. Bachrach (the oncologist/cancer doctor) who has been able to have his lab analyze the cancer cells and look for specific markers that will determine the course of treatment and just which type of chemotherapy would work best to kill those cells. I will be visiting Dr Bachrach some time next week.It is also my understanding that I will keep my appointment with the surgeon, Dr Bremner to get introductions out of the way and as Dr Farber said to "keep me in the front of his mind" to ensure that he is focused on my case. There is also a convention coming up that will have many of the states top doctors in one place and my case will be passed around there for more ideas and support. I look at that as another in the long line of good things going on with this "setback".Yesterday was a really tough day for me and I think that all the pent up energy I've had for the past four months came rushing out all at once. It hit me hard right after the doctor told me and just felt like wow...four months knowing SOMETHING was there and the past month and a half thinking they were just going to rip it out of me quick and easy and then all of a sudden it was, you have 4 more months to go. I think Jennifer and I lost about 5 pounds of water weight through our eyes between the two of us. I am better today and I think I really needed to get it out of me at least once....been a crazy week with mom breaking her hip and then having to go through yesterday after stressing about mom's surgery. I must say that I REALLY appreciated the fact that Kathie and Jessica rushed down before I was even out of my gown to help me and Jennifer cope a little bit before Jennifer had to drive me home. You two have spent more time in the hospitals in the past few days than most people do in a year....thank you though!Don't let yesterday fool you the updates are still titled KCB (kickin cancer's butt) and thats exactly whats going on I will beat this and I will do so with the biggest smile I can muster up and the best attitude possible. Once again, thanks to you all for keeping the smile on my face and the support in my heart. Love and prayers to all....let's get it goin, I got the gloves on and I'm ready to fight this son of a gun!!!Patrick Ryan Subject: KCB Update #6 Hello again, First off let me say if things get a bit strange I am still a bit tired/loopy at this point....So, here we are again. After everything going so smoothly up until now, we had to have a wrench thrown in asome point and the wrench got thrown in today. The procedure went well and went quickly. The biopsy was done on the first lymph node in question and it came back from the pathologist(in the room with his microscope) as having cancer-that being the proverbial wrench-I will now have to change my plans. I will not be meeting with the surgeon on Tuesday as "surgery at this point is not an option". The important thing at this time is to srhink the cancer in the lymph nodes through a series of chemotherapy which was really the last thing I wanted to hear as this doubles the time that I know a cancer is in my body-which is a weird feeling to have. To be quite honest this news hit me very hard and much harder tham the original diagnosis of cancer since at that point it was lets cut it out and be done....I was really ready for that and because of that I was blindsided this afternoon by my doctor when he told me the cancer was in the lymph nodes. The past 4 months has been a roller coaster of emotions but thankfully I was able to keep a positive attitude toward the cancer and the treatment and never really thought it would come down to chemotherapy. I now have to adjust my thinking towards the fact that this is just one of the steps I will have to take to get the cancer out of me. I would lie by saying I am not frustrated with the fact that I am looking at a 3-4 month plan of chemo....I was really looking forward to having this stuff out of me next week! Now it feels as
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4기 암은 매우 어렵지만 이길 수 없는 것은 아닙니다. 그것은 특정 그룹이나 사람들이 그들 자신의 이기적인 목적을 위해 당신을 믿게 하는 것과 같이 절망적이지 않습니다. 그들 중 일부는 당신의 질병으로 이익을 얻고자 하는 큰 그룹에 속해 있습니다. 4기 암을 이기기 위해서는 신속하게 행동해야 합니다. 빠르고 공격적인 행동이 필수입니다. 기다릴 필요가 없습니다. 여러 양식을 사용하는 데는 전 시간 노력이 필요합니다. 당신은 전쟁을 할 준비가 되어 있어야 하고 끝까지 적과 싸울 준비가 되어 있어야 합니다. 댐이 얼마나 세게 매달려 있는지에 따라 몇 달에서 2년에서 5년까지 어디에서나 볼 수 있습니다. 이 싸움은 단지 암을 죽이는 것이 아니라 암이 재발하는 것을 막는 것입니다. 준비가 되셨습니까? 살아남을 의지가 있습니까? 할 수 있습니다. 첫째, 이러한 경우에 살펴봐야 할 것은 최소한의 부작용이 있는 4가지 약입니다. 그리고 그 어떤 항암치료, 방사선, 수술과 비교해도 아프지 않다는 점에서 신의 선물과 같습니다. 그 중 하나인 잴코리는 비소세포폐암에만 사용되며 몇 달에서 몇 개월까지 암을 억제할 수 있습니다. 1년 또는 2년. (다른 안전한 치료법으로 암을 공격하는 동안). 그리고 더 적은 수의 경우 환자들이 웹에서 암을 완전히 제거했다고 보고했습니다. 그것은 종양의 혈액 공급을 차단하고 굶주리게 합니다. 이 약을 효과적으로 만들 수 있는 유전자 마커가 있는지 확인하기 위해 그들이 제공하는 테스트가 있습니다. 남편이 이 약에 대해 검사를 받은 적이 있습니까? 그리고 2, 암의 식량 공급을 차단할 수 있는 또 다른 약물인 Metformin이 있습니다. 바로 포도당입니다. 암은 기본적으로 설탕을 먹습니다. 음식이 없으면 약해지거나 죽을 수 있습니다. 이 약물인 메트포르민은 모든 유형의 암에 사용할 수 있으며 검사를 받을 필요가 없습니다. 유일한 요구 사항은 신장이 제대로 작동하고 심하게 망가지지 않은 것입니다. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/feb2012_Can-Diabetes-Drug-Prevent-Cancer-Death_01.htm?source=search&key=METFORMIN. 그런 다음 세 번째 약물인 저용량 날트렉손이 있으며 암세포를 사멸시키는 경향이 있습니다. 그것은 암세포에서 아폽토시스(세포 사멸)를 유도할 수 있으며 종양을 크게 축소시키거나 죽이는 경향이 있습니다. 모든 암에 사용할 수 있으며 항암 작용도 뛰어납니다. 유일한 요구 사항: 아편류(진통제 Percocet 또는 마약처럼 3주 동안 사용하지 않아야 합니다. 그렇지 않으면 심각한 부작용이 발생할 것입니다. 이 약은 그것과 혼합될 수 없습니다. 이 약에 대한 슬픈 점(그러나 사람들에게 플러스 이 게시물을 읽고 있는 것은 이제 연구 결과가 암과 싸울 수 있다는 것을 보여준다는 것입니다. 그러나 그것에 대한 특허가 소진되었고 아무도 그것을 더 이상 처방하고 싶어하지 않기 때문에 "증명"하기 위해 수백만 달러의 시험을 치르지 않을 것입니다. 가격이 크게 인하되어 이익이 사라졌습니다. 네 번째 약은 저용량 아스피린, 약 83mg으로 항암 효과가 매우 좋고 부작용이 적습니다. 유일한 조언은 출혈성 궤양이 없다는 것입니다. (http ://www.lef.org/newsletter/2012/0323_More-Evidence-for-Aspirin-in-Cancer-Prevention.htm?source=search&key=low%20dose%20aspirin%20cancer)확실히 말씀드리자면, 저는 약물이나 화학 요법의 팬이지만 저는 이 약들이 영양분이나 약초보다 강력하고 빠르게 작용하기 때문에 말기 암과 싸우는 것을 좋아합니다. 그러나 나는 또한 자연 암을 죽이는 약초, 과일 및 식물 추출물, 암과 싸우거나 암을 멈추기 위해 고안된 다양한 정맥 요법 및 다이어트의 강력한 프로토콜을 권장합니다. 그래서 당신은 이 약들과 함께 갈 무기고를 가지고 있습니다.이것이 도움이 되기를 바랍니다. MusicMitch(firstname.lastname@example.org).
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여분의 emmo againt 암을 찾고 있거나 치료에 추가하려면.
so i have been researching and reading a lot, and just came across this article as many others like this. im not sure if its true or if it helps but it makes sense to me. and when it comes to the fight with cancer i feel we need to be extra armed!!! so decide for yourself and good luck. olimpia. its long but read all the way thru. The Theory of Cancer by R. Webster KehrIndependent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. What Causes CancerAbout one and a half years into my alternative cancer research I had already run into several instances where I heard about microbes being found inside of cancer cells. During this time I just shrugged it off. It was not that I didn't believe it, but I couldn't determine whether such microbes were a cause of cancer or just an opportunistic parasite inside a weakened cell. Finally, the evidence started to mount, and I started looking deeper and deeper into the issue. While reading the book Sick and Tired?, by Robert O. Young, PhD, and by looking at several other books, all of the pieces of the puzzle were finally put in place. It was perfectly clear that "cancer microbes" were getting into normal cells and their presence was turning the normal cells into anaerobic cells (an anaerobic cell does not burn oxygen like a normal cell, rather it ferments glucose to get energy). The definition of an anaerobic cell is a "cancer cell." A Nobel Prize was given in 1931 (Otto Heinrich Warburg) for the discovery that a cancer cell is anaerobic. I have seen several different descriptions of this cancer microbe in the cancer cell. Some people called it a virus, some a fungus, one called it a mould, others called it an acid-fast bacteria (which mutated into a fungus) and one called it an amoeba (e.g. trichomonad). Which of these is correct? The answer turns out to be that this microbe is highly pleomorphic, meaning it changes shapes and sizes frequently, depending mainly on the environment it is in!! Thus, all of the researchers were correct, but they were all talking about the same microbe!! I should note that this variety is an indication of independent research and that everyone was not just copying one original source. In fact, there were numerous independent sources of this information, some dating back more than several decades (e.g. Dr. Royal Rife in the 1930s)!! Here are a few quotes from the book: Four Women Against Cancer by Dr. Alan Cantwell. Pay close attention to the comments about the microbe being found INSIDE the cancer cell. This turns out to be critical in some treatments of cancer, especially the treatments the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. is working on. â¢In, "The microscopy of micro-organisms associated with neoplasms (cancer) published in the August 1948 issue of The New York Microscopical Bullentin, Roy Allen presents illustrations of the cancer microbe ... The microbes live inside the cancer cells (intra-cellular) and outside the cancer cells (extra-cellular)." Four Women Against Cancer, Page 34 â¢According to Livingston and Addeo's 1984 book, "Dr. Rhoads [of Memorial Sloan-Kittering Cancer Center] was committed to chemotherapy, and well he might have been since he was head of chemical warfare during World War II. [Rhodes] tried to turn chemical warfare against the cancer cell within the human body. His big mistake was that he believed the cancer cell to be the causative agent of the disease and not the parasite within the cell. To unleash the horrors of chemical warfare and the atomic bomb in the form of chemotherapy and cobalt radiation against the hopeless victims of a microbial disease is illogical. Four Women Against Cancer, Page 43 â¢More importantly, the Dillers showed that cancer germs were able to gain entrance not only into the [non-cancerous] cell (intra-cellular) [which turns the cell cancerous], but also into the nucleus of the cell. This intra-nuclear invasion meant that cancer microbes could gain access to the genes contained within the nucleus itself. This is similar to what [gene therapy does]. Four Women Against Cancer, Page 47 Before going on, the above quote is explaining why cancer cells frequently have DNA damage. The DNA of the cancer microbe interacts with the DNA inside the cells, just like it does in gene therapy. Orthodox medicine is well aware that the DNA of microbes can change the DNA of the cell itself because this concept is at the heart and soul of gene therapy!! Now, another quote on the fact that the microbe is inside the cancer cells. â¢Like the other women, Seibert observed the virus-like forms of the cancer microbe within the nucleus of the cancer cells. She theorized this infection could disrupt and transform nuclear genetic material that could lead to malignant change. Even though cancer microbes might appear to be simple and common microbes, their ability to infiltrate the nucleus of cells meant they were far from harmless. Four Women Against Cancer, Page 49 This is a quote which refers to research done in 1890 (not a typo): â¢In 1890 the distinguished pathologist William Russell (1852-1940) first reported "cancer parasites" in cancer tissue that was specially stained with carbol fuchsin, a red dye. The "parasite" was found inside and outside the cells. The smallest forms were barely visible microscopically; and the largest parasites were as large as red blood cells. Russell also found "parasites" in tuberculosis, syphilis and skin ulcers. Four Women Against Cancer, Page 53-54 The cancer microbe is highly pleomorphic which is how it can get inside the cell and even inside the nucleus of the cell. Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD has observed a cancer microbe literally drill through the cell wall of a healthy cell in order to try and escape a highly acidic environment outside the cell. In fact, in the past 100 years many cancer researchers, from before Dr. Royal Rife to Dr. Robert O Young and Dr. Gaston Naessens, have known cancer was caused by a microbe which was inside of the cancer cell. In other words, a microbe was able to penetrate a normal cell and turn the normal cell into a cancer cell. But how does this microbe turn the cell cancerous? The MitochondriaInside each cell are mitochondria (pleural of mitochondrion). These mitochondria are where the energy of the cell is created in the form of a molecule called ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate). The chemical process by which ATP is made start with what is called "The Krebs Cycle" or the "Citric Acid Cycle." This cycle of chemical reactions leads to the creation of ATP. But as a spin-off of the Krebs Cycle, the Electron Transport Chain (ETC), creates even more ATP molecules than the Krebs Cycle. In a cancer cell, the Krebs Cycle is broken. Since the ETC is a spin-off of the Krebs Cycle, it is broken also. The result of breaking the Krebs Cycle is that the energy in the cell (i.e. the number of ATP molecules) drops dramatically. The human cell is a very sophisticated living thing. When the Krebs Cycle is broken, the cell is generally able to fix the cycle, thus restoring the energy in the cell. But with a cancer cell, the cell is not able to restore its Krebs Cycle. Instead the broken Krebs Cycle and broken ETC are maintained. So what possibly could maintain the break in the Krebs Cycle and ETC? What could make it impossible for the cell to fix itself month after month and year after year. The Chain of Events That Cause CancerCombining this question with the many discoveries which relate microbes to cancer cells, leads to the following explanation: 1) Due to a weakened cell membrane, which can be caused by a carcinogen or many other things, a microbe is able to enter inside a normal cell (as Dr. Young stated, the microbe is pleomorphic and this can help the microbe get inside the cell which is still normal at this point), (Note: the microbe(s) can also get inside a cell during the cell division of a cancer cell. For example, when a cancer cell, which already contains microbes, divides, there will likely be microbes in both cells which result from the cell division.) 2) The microbe, once inside, intercepts the glucose entering the cell (most microbes eat glucose), 3) The microbe excretes "mycotoxins," dangerous hormones and perhaps a thick slime (mycotoxins are the normal excretions of microbes), 4) Because mycotoxins are very, very acidic, the inside of the cell becomes highly acidic, which is a characteristic of cancer cells (in fact the longer a cell is cancerous, generally the more acidic it becomes), 5) The cell's mitochondria (which convert glucose into energy) get very little glucose because the microbe has intercepted most of the glucose, 6) What the cell's mitochondria does get is lots of mycotoxins and other harmful garbage, which it cannot convert into energy, 7) The mitochondria's energy level (ATP provides the key energy of a cell, but ATP is created by the Krebs Cycle and ETC) plummets because it is living in a sea of filth, meaning the ATP energy drops, 8) Signals are sent to the insulin receptors and glucose receptors on the cell membranes to grab more glucose, 9) More glucose enters the cell (about 15 times to 17 times more), but most of the glucose is intercepted by the microbe (which may be multiplying) and the mitochondria are bathing in an increasingly large sea of mycotoxins, dangerous hormones and possibly slime. Technically, the glucose is normally converted into pyruvate and it is the pyruvate that enters the mitochondria, but without glucose there is less pyruvate. 10) Because there is a limit to how high the activity of these two types of receptors can become there is no way for the mitochondria (and thus the ATP) to get enough glucose/pyruvate and energy, 11) The cell is now officially cancerous because its energy level drops (the ATP energy levels can be compared to the steps of a ladder) and it is defined to be anaerobic. In this process, two things happen. First, because of the microbe(s) the break in the Krebs Cycle and ETC are broken as long as the microbe(s) are inside the cell. Second, each sick cancer cell contains very healthy microbes living inside!! Because the microbe(s) are healthy, and the cell is sick, it makes it very difficult to kill the microbe without killing the cell. SummaryThe bottom line in all of this is that the cell's mitochondria, instead of swimming in a sea of pyruvate (which is made from glucose), are swimming in a sea of highly acidic mycotoxins. The microbes not only steal glucose (and thus pyruvate) from the mitochondria, they excrete highly acidic mycotoxins. Thus, the ATP prodution in the mitochondria drops to virtually nothing. The cell is forced to survive by using fermentation which creates a very small amount of ATP energy. The microbes also create a thick protein coating on the outside of the cells wall (which will be discussed next) which not only attracts glucose but also blocks oxygen. About the Thick Protein Coating of Cancer CellsBefore going on I want to comment about the thick protein coating on the outside of the cancer cells. No one knows how the microbe creates this coating (most likely the microbes excrete the enzymes themselves) but there are some things that are known about it. Note: By the way, the microbes also excrete enzymes which help the cancer spread by breaking down the collagen outside the cells. Dr. Matthias Rath is an expert in this aspect of cancer. See:Dr. Rath booklet This thick protein coating may do the following things: 1) Intercept glucose, which is a known fact because cancer cells consume much more glucose than normal cells (by the way, vitamin C has a very similar molecular shape as glucose, and vitamin C kill microbes, which may explain why vitamin C is helpful against cancer), 2) Keep oxygen out of the cell (microbes hate oxygen, thus it is likely one of the purposes of the protein coating is to keep oxygen out of the cancer cells), 3) Blocks the immune system from recognizing the cells as being cancerous. Understanding the thick protein coating is critical for treating cancer. It is well known in alternative medicine that proteolytic or pancreatic enzymes cut apart this protein coating. Cutting apart these enzymes thus may help other treatments, such as hydrogen peroxide or MSM, work better. For example, any hydrogen peroxide, ozone, etc. cancer therapy may be aided greatly by the proteolytic enzymes because the proteolytic may help get more and more oxygen inside the cancer cells by cutting apart the enzymes. Now let us get back to cancer theory. More EvidenceThere is actually an enormous amount of evidence, taken from many different sources, that indicate the above sequence is correct. Here is a list of such evidences: 1) It is a fact that the ATP energy is very low in a cancer cell. In fact several alternative cancer treatments take direct advantage of this fact. Graviola, Paw Paw, Protocel, Cantron, and other alternative cancer treatments, lower the ATP energy of all cells. Non-cancerous cells are not affected by a small drop in ATP energy, but cancer cells literally fall apart when their ATP energy drops. Most types of chemotherapy, by the way, increase ATP energy. 2) Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD has literally watched through a live-blood dark-field microscope, highly agressive molds (i.e. moulds) "drill" through the cell membrane of normal cells. 3) Several types of cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, are well-known to spread in a very unique way. The way that it is described can only be attributed to a microbe coming out of a cancer cell, traveling through the blood, and entering a normal cell in another part of the body. 4) Several scientists have independently identified a special kind of pleomorphic microbe as being the cause of cancer. Among these was Dr. Royal Rife, who did numerous experiments injecting a cancer virus into healthy mice, thus causing cancer in the mouse. 5) Dr. Royal Rife also developed a machine called "The Rife Machine." He, and others who used early versions of his machine, cured many cancer patients. His machine was designed to do one thing - kill microbes. It was not designed to kill cancer cells, yet early versions of his machine cured cancer. Electromagnetic machines can kill microbes inside of cancer cells as easily as kill microbes in the blood. Electromedicine is also not affected by the thick protein coating of cancer cells and electromedicine can penetrate inside of bones. 6) Dr. Tamara Lebedewa cut off parts of a tumor and put it in a culture high in nutrition. Within several days she noticed three-tailed amoeba (trichomonads) swimming in the culture. In fact, these may not have been amoeba, but instead a special state of the cancer microbe. In either case, she has shown the presence of a microbe inside of cancer cells. 7) Several types of cancer are well-known to be associated with a microbe. Among those are leukemia (in fact some cases of fungal infection have been misdiagnosed as leukemia), cervical cancer, sqamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and perhaps others. For example, tobacco is very, very high in fungus, and this fungus may be a causal factor in the development in lung cancer. 8) About a dozen known natural substances are known to revert cancer cells into normal cells. The only way this can happen is if the Krebs Cycle and ETC are restored to normal. Thus it is known that the Krebs Cycle and ETC can be restored. 9) Cesium chloride is known to kill cancer cells by accumulating inside the cancer cells. Cesium chloride is also known to kill microbes. Thus, when a cancer patient receives enough cesium chloride to easily kill the microbes inside the cancer cells, but not enough to kill the cell, a person would think that the cancer cells would revert to normal. Also, cesium chloride blocks the glucose from accumulating inside the cancer cell, thus the cesium itself (and potassium) may block the Krebs Cycle and ETC, thus lowering the ATP energy and killing the cells. In other words, the cesium chloride treatment may work by lowering the ATP energy, killing microbes, putting the microbes into hibernation (which is the smallest stage of the cancer microbe and in this state the cell is able to revert into a normal cell [but the microbe is still there] and/or killing the cancer cells themselves. No one really knows exactly why cesium chloride works, but the evidence is that as a minimum it puts microbes into hibernation (a full discussion of cesium chloride is beyond the scope of this article). 10) Ron Gdanski has shown how a tear in tissue can lead to cancer. More than 90% of all cancers start in tissue. Ron's model is that a tear in tissue creates a small pool of blood. This pool of blood becomes infested with microbes, particularly fungus. The fungus weaken the cell membranes of the cells surrounding the pool of blood and are able to enter into the cell, thus causing cancer. His book has a large amount of evidence, from several sources, as to the correctness of his model. 11) Cancer cells consume 15 to 17 times more glucose than normal cells. Yet, these cells cannot create enough ATP. Much more pyruvate is made by the added glucose (pyruvate is actually what enters the mitochondria to begin the Kreb's Cycle or Citric Acid Cycle), yet the cell still cannot make enough ATP molecules. Other CommentsWhile the above model explains why the ATP energy in cancer cells can be reduced because of a microbe in the cell; glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle, the Electron Transport Chain, etc. are very complex chemical reactions. There are many things (such as the absense of enzymes) that could break these chains of reactions. However, the key is that the chain is broken and the cell is not able to repair the break. No matter what foods are fed to cancer patients, no matter what enzymes are fed to them, no matter how much oxygen is thrown at the cells, etc. the chain remains broken as far we we can tell. However, there are more than a dozen natural substances that are known to be able to revert a cancer cell into a normal cell. DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is the king of these substances, but DMSO may at least partially be acting as a carrier for other substances. Is it possible these natural substances are able to kill the microbe(s) inside the cells, without killing the cells themselves, and thus the cell is able to restore its Krebs Cycle and ETC and is able to become normal again? I have ignored the DNA issues and other issues because they are the result of cancer, not the cause of cancer. In fact, as Ron Gdanski has proposed, it is perfectly consistant that the DNA of the microbes inside the cancer cells are what damage the DNA of cancer cells. I don't know how accurate the above sequence is, but it gives the reader some idea of how microbes can cause a cell to become anaerobic. I think it is not a matter of fermentation, rather it is a matter of the mitochondria being starved of glucose and choking in a sea of acidic mycotoxins. Fermentation actually creates a small amount of ATP energy. But understanding the "microbe theory" of cancer did not fully explain why these microbes were able to get into the cells of some people, but not others. The evidence is clear that many things can damage the cell wall membranes or other parts of the cell wall. For example, trans-fatty-acids, which are very rigid molecules, attach to cell walls and block "ports" that normally allow glucose to get into the cell, causing type 2 diabetes. But it is also possible these fats can cause weaknesses or gaps in the cell walls allowing microbes to enter. It turns out that a "carcinogen" is anything that weakens or damages cell walls, allowing microbes to enter in. There are many, many things that can do this, such as:1) A very acidic diet, which allows the microbes to change forms, proliferate and become more aggressive,2) Leaky gut syndrome, which allows unprocessed food to get into the blood stream,3) Numerous chemicals and processed substances,4) A substance that cuts internal tissue, forming a small pool of blood in the tissue, which allows the microbes to concentrate and weakens cell membranes (over 90% of all cancers start in tissue), etc. So what "causes" cancer? Is it the many things that damage cell walls and allow microbes to enter in, or the microbes themselves which cause the cells to become anaerobic? The answer, of course, is both. The bottom line is that in the briefest way of describing things, cancer is caused by the following chain reaction: 1) Farming practices (which also indirectly affects both dairy and meat) have virtually eliminated trace minerals from our diet and have introduced many very bad things into our bodies. Our food is more acidic, fungus grows in foods it never used to grow in, etc. The nutrients in the foods of today are but a shadow of the nutrients in the same foods of 60 years ago. My father warned me, in the early 1960s, of this trend. 2) The way food is processed is an abomination. Numerous substances are added to food for appearance or flavor (e.g. trans-fatty acids, food dyes, etc.); enzymes are killed by cooking; salt is virtually always added; aspartame is added to drinks to make them sweet; MSG (which is hidden in more than 30 different food additives - virtually every processed food in America has MSG in it but you rarely see it on the label - and numerous other chemicals, are added for a variety of reasons, etc., etc. 3) Most people have horrible "Western diets" composed of too much meat, too much dairy products, too much salt, too much processed foods, etc. etc. Even people who claim to "eat healthy foods" have poor diets, from a cancer perspective. For example, peanuts are considered a "healthy" food, but peanuts are loaded with fungus. So is tobacco. The difference between a "healthy diet" and a "cancer diet" is made clear in a different article. 4) The net result of all three of the above items is that our bodies are filled with yeast and fungus, which thrive on these kinds of foods. They love the acidic nature of the foods we eat. The attempt of our body to maintain a constant pH also causes a multitude of health problems. It turns out that the cancer microbe has several different forms: a subvirus (e.g. a "somatid," though it is known by different names), a virus, a yeast, a fungus, a mould and a bacteria (and the bacteria can become as large as an amoeba). This is not to say that all bacteria are pleomorphic, but at least one of them is and it is the one that is most often associated with cancer. I should note that the official category of the cancer microbe is a "highly pleomorphic cell-wall deficient bacteria." Many diseases are caused by this category of microbes!!! It is these pleomorphic microbes that may explain why so many live viruses end up in vaccines. Many facts about these microbes has been about for many years. Information has been published in scientific journals in the 1950s and before (see the book: Four Women Against Cancer by Alan Cantwell, M.D., who was himself involved in these discoveries). Even Royal Rife, in the 1930s, knew of a microbe that was sometimes a virus and sometimes a bacteria. But these discoveries are suppressed and ignored. The reality is that the medical profession's version of biology, namely that of Pasteur, is totally wrong, and that the theories of the far more talented Antoine Bechamp, and those of Claude Bernard, GÃ¼nther Enderlein, Virginia Livingston, and others, were right and have been suppressed for profit reasons (i.e. in case you have been living in a cave the last 60 years and haven't noticed - the medical profession is not interested in what really causes disease, they are interested in treating the profitable symptoms of disease). 5) Now things get tricky. When a carcinogen is introduced into the body (and one such carcinogen is caused by leaky gut syndrome), it changes the cell membranes or blocks ports in the cell wall. In other words, individual cells suddently become vulnerable to the entry of the microbes (e.g. fungus, mould, bacteria, etc.) into normal cells. 6) Once the microbes enter into the normal cells, the cells become anaerobic. Microbes are sometimes referred to as scavengers, but regardless of what they normally do, when they get inside a cancer cell it causes the cell to become anaerobic. 7) According to the superb book: Cancer - Cause, Cure and Cover-up, by Ron Gdanski, another thing happens when these microbes are inside the cancer cell. As the cancer cells divide, the cell walls of the new cells are hardened by DNA corruption (via the fungal DNA) and this allows far less oxygen to get into the cell. This may be one reason why the presence of the microbe causes the cell to become anaerobic. His book is also a superb introduction to why so many cancers form in tissue, mentioned above. 8) In any case, it is known that when a cell becomes anaerobic (i.e. glucose fermentation), a dense layer of enzymes coat the outside of the cell wall (or the cell wall becomes "thick"), which would also inhibit oxygen from getting into the cell. Over the past several decades, beginning even before Royal Rife in the 1930s, an absolute consensus has developed among the top alternative cancer researchers (most of whom were M.D.s or PhDs) which makes it perfectly clear that the cancer microbe is the final cause of cancer. 9) The definition of an anaerobic cell is a "cancerous" cell, hence the end result of this chain of events is cancer. Why is it important to know what causes cancer and what causes a cancer cell to remain cancerous? Because by knowing what causes cancer we can better understand why some treatments work and others do not. Even more important, we can design treatments that will kill the very healthy microbe(s) that are inside of the very sick human cell that is cancerous. It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to understand exactly what is going on inside a cancer cell. It is also possible that the number and type of microbe(s) inside of cancer cells determine how fast the cancer cells divide, meaning how fast the cancer spreads. Here is a sampling of some good books on the cancer microbe, for further reading: Four Women Against Cancer, by Alan Cantwell, M.D. (a superb history of the discovery of pleomorphic microbes) The Cancer Microbe, by Alan Cantwell, M.D. Sick and Tired?, by Robert O. Young, PhD (the most advanced of the books) The Germ That Causes Cancer, by Doug A. Kaufmann Cancer Cause, Cure and Cover-up, by Ron Gdanski Why Does Cancer Spread?As Mr. Ron Gdanski's theory was described above, a carcinogen creates a cut in tissue (over 90% of all cancers originate in tissue layers). This cut causes a small pool of blood to form in the tissue. This small pool of blood is a safe haven for microbes because it is not part of the bloodstream. In this pool of blood, microbes, especially fungus, grow and thrive. This pool of blood also weakens the cell membranes of the cells surrounding the pool. The combination of a weakened cell membrane, and many highly active microbes, allows some of the microbes to get inside the cells surrounding the pool of blood, thus causing cancer cells to form. The question is, why does cancer spread? Is it because of colonies of microbes which are NOT inside the cancer cells, but are ready to get inside of healthy cells? Or is it because cancerous cells divide normally? Both of these theories are probably correct. However, there is a third theory to consider. As the microbes inside the cancer cells divide, there may be pressure on the cell to divide more quickly than it normally would divide. In other words, the growth of the microbe population inside the cancer cells may force cells to divide quickly. At the current time this is only a theory. For two types of cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma), and probably other types, it is strongly theorized that microbes inside the cancer cells leave the cells, travel through the bloodstream, then drill their way into normal cells, perhaps a great distance from where they left their prior host cell, thus causing normal cells to become cancerous and causing cancer to suddenly show up long distances from where the cancer was before. What is known is that the new sections of cancer did not form due to cell division and all the evidence points to microbes as the culprit. Dr. Matthias Rath, a well-known cancer researcher, has yet another theory of why cancer spread: â¢"All human cells are surrounded by collagen fibres and connective tissue. In order to grow and expand, healthy cells need to break down this extra-cellular barrier that confines them. This process is essential for life and for this reason, cells produce and secrete various enzymes that digest connective tissue components, including collagen and elastin."http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/NHC/cancer/cellular_solutions.htmThe above website goes into more detail about his theory and the evidence behind it. The bottom line is that it is clear than cancer spreads for several different reasons. Four Ways To Treat CancerThe medical establishment, and their friends in the media, would like people to believe that DNA damage is what causes cancer. While in rare cases, a person's normal DNA may provide them an immune system which gives them a predisposition to get cancer, DNA damage has never caused a single case of true cancer. Cancer can only be caused when the Krebs Cycle and Electron Transport Chain are broken inside the mitochondria. DNA damage cannot break the Krebs Cycle and thus cannot cause cancer. Why would the medical establishment want to mislead the general public about what causes cancer? There are two reasons. First, it gives people the impression that curing cancer is many decades away; and second, it gives people the impression that many more hundreds of billions of dollars are needed for cancer "research." Neither of these claims are true. So what causes cancer? It has been known since the 1930s that various microbes are the cause of cancer. Once a certain kind of microbe is able to get inside of a healthy cell, the Krebs Cycle is broken and the process of cancer begins. The person's immune system may or may not be able to identify and kill the new cancer cells. Regarding DNA damage, researcher Ron Gdanski has shown, it is the DNA of this microbe, which is inside of cancer cells, that causes the DNA damage to the cancer cells. Thus, the DNA damage of cancer cells is not the cause of cancer, but rather the DNA of the microbe which causes cancer is the cause of the DNA damage in cancer cells. In fact, the medical establisment has used viruses to get inside of cells with defective DNA in order to fix the DNA. This is called "gene therapy." Thus, it is well known that the DNA of microbes (called "vectors") inside of human cells can affect the DNA inside that same cell. Researchers since the 1930s have discovered not only more information about the nature of the "cancer microbe," but also why the microbe causes cancer. With these things in mind, there are four ways to cure cancer: 1) By killing the cancer cells,2) By killing the microbe(s) inside the cancer cells,3) By building the immune system and letting the immune system cure the cancer,4) By reverting the microbes inside the cancer cells into a microbe "in hibernation," also called a somatid or microzyma. Each of these ways will now be discussed. First, By Killing the Cancer CellsMost of the 300+ alternative cancer treatments work by killing the cancer cells. For example, cesium chloride, Protocel, graviola, Paw Paw, laetrile (i.e. Vitamin B17) and many other cancer treatments work by killing the cancer cells. They either target the cancer cells (e.g. cesium chloride) or they do no harm to non-cancerous cells. While treatments that kill cancer cells are very helpful, they do have one drawback. Since most of these treatments (the main exception being laetrile) kill the cancer cells in steps, the immune sytem gets in the act and can cause inflammation and swelling as the cancer cells are dying. This can be as dangerous as the cancer itself. When laetrile kills a cancer cell, it kills it immediately. The problem with laetrile is that with advanced cancer patients, it works best by I.V., but the FDA and AMA (American Medical Association) have shut down all laetrile I.V. clinics in the United States. The Oasis of Hope clinic in Mexico is probably the closest superb laetrile clinic. While orthodox medicine (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation) claims to work by killing cancer cells, in fact chemotherapy and radiation do not target cancer cells, nor do they "do no harm" to non-cancerous cells. In fact, chemotherapy and radiation kill far more non-cancerous cells than they do cancer cells. There are two very effective chemotherapy treatments that do not harm non-cancerous cells, but one of them (the one that targets cancer cells) was shut down by the FDA and the other is only allowed to be used by a very small number of medical doctors because of the AMA. Second, By Killing the Microbe(s) Inside the Cancer CellsThe perfect cancer treatment would not kill cancer cells (which usually causes inflammation and swelling), it would kill the microbes inside the cancer cells. It is microbes that block the Krebs Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The cancer cells are innocent victims of microbes and if given the opportunity are able to revert back into normal cells. Royal Rife, who in the 1930s discovered the microbe that causes cancer (he was not the first, but he was the first person with irrefutable evidence), cured cancer by killing the microbes inside the cancer cells. Dr. Rife had no intention of killing the cancer cells, his only intent was using electromedicine to kill the microbes inside the cancer cells. Many people were cured of cancer with his devices. Theoretically, a perfect Rife Machine could cure cancer in a matter of seconds. The Royal Rife technology was lost to the world due to the actions of the AMA and the FDA, who have no desire to cure cancer (nor does the American Cancer Society, which is the public relations arm of the pharmaceutical industry). Because treating cancer as a chronic disease is thousands of times more profitable than curing cancer, orthodox medicine has agreed among themselves that they will never cure any highly profitable disease. The ICRF is not part of that mentality. Many researchers are looking for the methods Dr. Rife used, but so far only one (actually several people were involved in finding the correct protocol, but one person collected the data and perfected it) has been able to replicate what he did. The protocol of "this generation's Royal Rife" can be found on the Cancer Tutor website under the title of Frequency Generators. (Note: it should be understood that even with a perfect treatment many cancer patients would die from the damage to their non-cancerous cells, even after all the cancer cells have reverted into normal cells. The ICRF is well-aware that it is impossible to have a 100% cure rate on cancer patients who have had extensive orthodox treatments due to many different types of long-term effects of having cancer and being treated by orthodox treatments.) Third, By Building the Immune SystemThe war against cancer is also going on outside the cancer cells. Guess what, it is microbes (though different microbes) that block the immune system from safely destroying the cancer cells. In 1990, the greatest medical discovery in history was made by two medical doctors, a Dr. Kaali and a Dr. Lyman. They discovered the cure for AIDS / HIV. They discovered that microbes which are exposed to a small electrical current (50 to 100 millionths of an ampere), had a critical enzyme on the surfact of the microbe break apart. This meant that the microbe could not bind to human cells (e.g. white blood cells) and thus the microbe was rendered harmless and the body was able to eliminate the microbe because it could not "hang on" to any human cells. Obviously, organized medicine was not interested in curing AIDS / HIV, they wanted to treat AIDS as a chronic diseas, so the treatment (but not the technology) was buried. Fortunately, one person was able to protect their discovery. Dr. Bob Beck, a PhD in physics, developed a non-invasive treatment that used this technology. He discovered that by removing all of the microbes from the body the person's immune system was supercharged and was able to create many or all of the more than 2,000 neuropeptides (nerve proteins), among which are the well-known interleukin and interferon, which are known cancer-fighters. Thus, to cure cancer all you have to do is kill all the microbes which are outside of the cancer cells in order to let the immune system supercharge itself, then the immune system will safely kill the cancer cells (without any swelling or inflammation). There are several ways to kill all of these microbes, but the Bob Beck Protocol is by far the best that is currently known about because it is based on very solid science. Dr. Beck died in 2002. This is a treatment the ICRF is very actively researching even though many people are using the treatment. There are also many supplements that claim to build the immune system, such as Transfer Factor Plus, IP6 and many others. These are excellent treatments, and are highly recommended for any cancer patient. However, for advanced cancer patients it can take too long to rebuild their immune system. In other words, due to damage to the immune system by chemotherapy, these treatments may work too slowly. These are advisable treatments, but except for the Bob Beck Protocol are not currently being researched by the ICRF. Fourth, By Putting Microbes Into HibernationSome microbes can take different forms, called pleomorphism. Orthodox medicine knows, for example, that some bacteria can morph into a different kind of bacteria. But it goes much deeper than that. Some cancer microbes, meaning a single microbe, can morph from a virus to a yeast to a fungus to a mold (i.e. mould) to a bacteria and to a large bacteria. These microbes can also go back from a lage bacteria to a virus. This is all the same microbe morphing!! But it gets even more interesting. These same microbes can also morph into a sub-virus, called a somatid or microzyma. This stage of a pleomorphic microbe is sometimes called: "a microbe in hibernation." While in a sub-virus state, meaning while in hibernation, the microbe does not eat and does not excrete mycotoxins. Thus it is harmless to the cancer cell. However, while in this state it is virtually indestructible and cannot be killed as far as we know (though apparently Bob Beck was able to do it). There are those who say that cancer is caused by an acidic diet and that if a person ate the right foods they would never get cancer because the microbes would be sick, not the human cells. That is a true statement. But it is also true that few people are willing to live on a strong alkaline diet (e.g. the Robert O. Young diet in Sick and Tired? Reclaim Your Inner Terrain). Nor is such a diet necessarily healthy (i.e. many green vegetables are high in Vitamin K, which can cause blood clots). The only alternative cancer treatment designed to put microbes into hibernation is the Robert O. Young protocol, which at the current time comes from the book just mentioned. While this protocol contains many supplements that kill microbes, none of the supplements are known to get inside the cancer cells. Only the alkalinity of the diet gets inside the cancer cells. This alkalinity is what drives the microbes into hibernation. Two other treatments may put some microbes into hibernation, but at the current time this is speculative. When a microbe is put into hibernation, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the microbe can no longer hijack glucose inside the cancer cell, nor does it excrete mycotoxins any more, nor does it disrupt the electrical balance of the cell. In other words, the Krebs Cycle and Electron Transport Chain can be restored and the cell can revert back into a normal cell. The bad news is that if the somatid (microbe in hibernation) stays in the cell, and if conditions inside and outside the cell change, it could come out of hibernation and cause cancer again in the same location. Regression rates, which may happen when a cured cancer patient goes back to their old lifestyle, are a possible clue as to which cancer treatments work by this method. This area of cancer research is very complex and the ICRF researchers are gathering data to help put the pieces of this puzzle together (the puzzle is why some treatments have high regression rates and others don't). Because of high regression rates of treatments which work in this manner, it is clearly better to kill the microbes than put them into hibernation. Other TheoriesThere are other cancer treatments that claim they do not work in any of the above methods. One, for example, instead of supercharging the immune system, claims to work by supercharging the nervous system. The ICRF is interested in researching some of these treatments. How to Rate Various Alternative Cancer TreatmentsCancers are rated as Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV. There are many different ways to define these stages, because there are many different kinds of cancer according to orthodox medicine. As you will understand in a moment, alternative cancer treatments on this web site are rated as Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV, but the ratings are different than orthodox medicine. We will liken this discussion to a house fire. Suppose your house catches on fire and you have access to four things to put it out. First, you have a squirt gun (a "Stage I" treatment). Second, you have a fire extinguisher (a "Stage II" treatment). Third, you have a garden hose (a "Stage III" treatment). Fourth, you have a fire station near your house and they have fire hoses (a "Stage IV" treatment). Suppose you leave a lit cigarette on a tablecloth on a small table. At this point it is a Stage I fire and your "Stage I" treatment (the squirt gun) can easily put it out. But then suppose you don't realize you left your cigarette on the table and the tablecloth and table catch on fire. This is a Stage II fire and your Stage I water gun won't put it out, but your fire extinguisher (Stage II) will. And so on. If the house has two rooms on fire, and the roof on fire, several garden hoses (Stage III treatment) will not put the fire out. It takes two or more fire hoses (Stage IV treatment) to put it out. In determining the effectiveness of alternative cancer treatments, I would propose to rate them as a "Stage I" treatment, a "Stage II" treatment, a "Stage III" treatment, or a "Stage IV" treatment." Actually, there are hybrids because some treatments take a certain amount of time to work, regardless of the cancer stage a patient is in. A "Stage II" treatment, by definition, is a treatment that can significantly contribute, as part of a complete treatment protocol, to a cure rate of 80% or above for a "Stage I" or "Stage II" cancer. Ditto for the other definitions. As an example, we know that the Dr. William Donald Kelley metabolic treatment had a 93% cure rate on patients that lived at least 1.5 years after treatment began. We know this because he treated 33,000 cancer patients and had a 93% cure rate on those who lived at least 1.5 years. This would categorize it as approximately a "Stage III" treatment (using an 80% cure rate as the dividing line). How does chemotherapy and radiation rate on this scale? Chemotherapy and radiation do not rate at all, not even for Stage I. Their combined cure rate is 3%, if you cut through all of their statistical tricks (see my article "Introduction to Alternative Cancer Treatments" or the video "Cancer Doesn't Scare Me Anymore" by Dr. Lorraine Day, M.D.) Using the above example of a squirt gun, fire extinguisher, etc., chemotherapy is more like using a sledgehammer to put out the fire. Radiation is more like using a rifle, while standing outside the house, to put out the fire. I never even mention a "Stage I" alternative cancer treatment. Any alternative treatment that can cure a Stage I cancer will also cure a "Stage II" cancer. There are at least 150 Stage II alternative cancer treatments that I know of. There are at least 50 Stage III alternative cancer treatments (e.g. Essiac Tea, Kelley Metabolic, carrot and beet juice, etc.). However, generally several of these will be combined in an actual treatment. One of the key breakthroughs in my research was learning that several "Stage III" treatments will rarely cure a "Stage IV" cancer!! It is like trying to put a "Stage IV" fire out with several garden hoses. It takes one or more "Stage IV" cancer treatments (i.e. fire hoses) to deal with a "Stage IV" cancer. It is for this reason that I rate alternative cancer treatments. I have seen too many failed attempts to cure a "Stage IV" cancer using several "Stage III" treatments. What Are The Most Potent Alternative Cancer Treatments?One opinion as to the strongest of the alternative cancer treatments (e.g. the "Stage IV" protocols) can be found on this article:The Strongest of the Alternative Cancer Treatments By definition, a "Stage IV" cancer patient includes, but is not limited to:1) Advanced cancer patients, meaning those whose cancer has spread throughout their body (e.g. the cancer has spread to the bones, lungs, liver, pancreas or brain), or2) Cancer patients with fast growing cancers or fast growing tumors, or3) Cancer patients with high fatality cancers (e.g. lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, etc.), or4) Any type of bone cancer, or5) A person has had extensive chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, or6) Any swelling or inflammation of a tumor could cause a blockage of key fluids, or7) A person has an estimated one year to live or less, or8) Any other situation where orthodox medicine rates it as Stage IV. The highest true cure rate I have ever seen for people slashed/burned and poisoned by orthodox medicine, and sent home to die, is 50%, though some newer treatments seem to be penetrating this level. The reason the number is not much higher is because half the people sent home to die have problems, such as major organ damage (beyond repair), radiation burns that will eventually kill the person, etc. For these people, even if you killed all the cancer cells in their body, they may still die of long term complications! The Cancer DietIn every case of cancer the "cancer diet," meaning the things a cancer patient should and should not eat, is just as important as the primary treatment itself! Here is an article on the importance of the cancer diet:The Cancer Diet "Buying Time" For the Treatment to WorkSeveral decades ago two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, and an associate Dr. Ewan Cameron, did experiments in Scotland that proved Vitamin C therapy can extend the lives of terminal cancer patients six-times over orthodox treatments. The significance of this is that a cancer patient may include in his or her treatment items designed specifically to extend life, but not necessarily designed to cure the cancer. These treatments can literally "buy time" for other, more powerful treatments to work. For weak cancer patients, meaning those will little energy, this tactic is very critical. Weak cancer patients have a different "cancer diet" than strong cancer patients (see the "cancer diet" article for details). Weak cancer patients also need treatments that will "buy time" for the more powerful treatments to work. I talk about examples of treatments that provide a powerful boost of nutrition or antioxidants that can buy time, but I list of few of them here: Vitamin C, Vibe, Essense Health Blend, and the super-fruit juices (Mangosteen, Noni Juice, and Wolfberry Juice). Due to the amount of glucose in the super-fruit juices they should generally only be used in the first month of treatment. The Importance of Healthy Cells to Treating CancerNon-cancerous cells, which can be loosely refered to as "healthy cells" or "normal cells" may be just as important to treating cancer as the cancerous cells are. The reason this is true is that many cancer patients (who are not directly killed by chemotherapy or radiation), at least 40%, die of malnutrition. In other words, their healthy cells are so toxic, starved for nutrients, and have a loss of energy, that the patient dies just as if he or she had starved to death without cancer (except for the toxicity). Of course, chemotherapy partly causes this, but even without chemotherapy cancerous cells steal nutrients from normal cells. Cancer cells not only steal nutrients, they also steal glucose and other sugars from normal cells. The reason cancer cells do this is that they use fermentation to create energy. Fermentation takes about 15 times more energy than the oxygen-burning healthy cells. Or, as mentioned above, perhaps it is not fermentation but rather a huge reduction in ATP molecules. In addition, there is what is called the "cachexia cycle." In this cycle, the cancer cells burn glucose and produce a waste product called lactic acid or lactate. This lactic acid is expelled by the cancer cell and it goes to the liver. The liver then converts the lactic acid back into glucose. The glucose goes back to the cancer cell and the cycle starts again (i.e. the lactic acid is formed from the glucose). The problem is that the conversion of glucose to lactic acid (in the cancer cell) and the conversion of lactic acid to glucose (in the liver) both consume enormous amounts of energy, which is effectively stolen from healthy cells. Those cancer patients who have the "cachexia cycle" or "lactic acid cycle" are, by definition, Stage IV cancer patients. These patients need cesium chloride to stop the cycle in the cancer cells and they need hydrazine sulphate to stop the cycle in the liver. All of this, and several other things, are explained in the article on hydrazine sulfate. Thus, healthy cells have both a problem with energy and a problem with nutrients (and possibly with toxins, microbes and mycotoxins - the waste products of microbes). It is the damage done to these healthy cells that leads to at least 40% of all cancer deaths (i.e. the patient dies before their cancer kills them). This is interesting because chemotherapy and radiation kill far more healthy cells than cancer cells. But it may be the toxic damage done to normal cells (that survive the treatment) that eventually causes many cancer patients to die. There is no doubt that the health and energy of the normal cells in key organs, such as the liver, is especially important in treating cancer. Because of these things, an alternative cancer treatment, especially for Stage IV cancers, should flood the body with high-density nutrients, both in supplement and food form. This can make the patient feel good immediately, but its main purpose is to treat the healthy cells with much-needed energy and nutrients. The products which provide these nutrients, and antioxidant power, are the same ones that "buy time" for the cancer patient: Vitamin C, Vibe, Essense Health Blend, Noni Juice, Mangosteen, and Wolfberry Juice, and others. This should not come as a surprise because "buying time" frequently amounts to protecting the normal cells from killing the patient via malnutrition. However, the key organs are also critical to both "buying time" and a powerful up-front nutrition burst. Sometimes this burst of energy and feeling good is confused with curing the cancer. These products do not kill cancer cells as quickly as they make the patient feel good. Juice FastsVery few of the alternative cancer treatments use a "juice fast," but instead they use a "cancer diet." However, I want to discuss juice fasts for reasons I will mention in a moment. Juice fasts have been around for several decades. The Brandt Grape Cure uses a "juice fast" of nothing but grapes. Another possibility is substituting carrot juice and beet juice for the grapes. The Breuss cancer treatment is also a "juice fast." The theory of a juice fast is that the body (i.e. the cancer cells) has NOTHING to eat or drink except what you put into it (i.e. what you eat or drink). If you drink milk shakes and eat chocolate pie for your diet, your cancer cells will have a feast (more than you did). But what if a person EATS NOTHING and drinks only the juice from one or two natural vegetables, fruits, herbs and/or other plants? In this case, as above, the body has nothing to eat or drink except what you put into it. In the case of the Brandt Grape Cure, the body only has access to the juice from whole purple, red or black grapes. These grapes are known to have more than a dozen cancer-killing nutrients. Thus, during the Brandt Grape Cure the cancer cells only have access to eating cancer-killing nutrients!! Furthermore, the glucose in the grapes helps "carry" the cancer-killing nutrients into the cancer cells. People sometimes wonder how drinking grape juice can cure cancer. If the grape juice is used in a "juice fast" it can cure cancer. A juice fast can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks, but should never exceed 42 days without a break for several days. During a juice fast it is generally wise to have the blood checked for key minerals and other nutrients every couple of weeks. After the fast, a good cancer diet menu can be used for a week or two, then, in some cases, the juice fast can be safely repeated, if necessary. The importance of "juice fasts" is made even more important knowing that the FDA, FTC, Codex (the U.N. equivalent to the FDA) are trying to destroy the AVAILABILITY of the natural substances used in alternative treatments. For example, 7 people have been arrested, spent time in jail or have been harassed by the feds in an attempt to keep the long-chain acemannan molecule off the market. Cause Versus SymptomsEveryone knows that orthodox medicine treats symptoms, not causes. In fact, the Cancer Merchants have no interest in knowing what really causes cancer, because that information could lead to a simple, natural cure (and already has many times). In fact, as mentioned above, farming, food processing, diet, the inner terrain, the immune system, and a carcinogen are the root cause of cancer. However, in some cases it is necessary to treat the symptoms of cancer, until a person has time to treat the cause. For example, most alternative cancer treatments work by killing cancer cells, directly or indirectly. While it is clear these treatments are only dealing with the symptoms of cancer, it may be life-saving on occasion to deal with the symptoms first. In many cases, after an alternative cancer treatment is done, the cause of the cancer: a poor inner terrain, lack of essential fatty acids, microbes, mycotoxins, etc. is still firmly in place. While everyone knows this with regard to orthodox treatments, few think of this with regards to alternative medicine. Thus, if a person just "pops pills" to cure their cancer, when the cancer is cured the patient still needs to deal with their inner terrain and immune system. This is another reason for the importance of the "cancer diet." The "cancer diet" on this web site meets the criteria of the Robert O. Young books (with exceptions that are explained). Thus, while the treatment is treating the symptoms of cancer (i.e. the cancer cells), the diet is treating the cause of the cancer AND not interfering with the treatment!! There have been too many cases where a person is cured of cancer with alternative medicine, only to have the cancer return in a few months. It is important for a cancer patient not to return to their former way of life the minute they think they are cured. The Lorraine Day diet/treatment consists of a very specific diet of mostly whole, raw foods. The diet is what actually "cures" the cancer because it builds the immune system. You cannot "cure" cancer without building the inner terrain and immune system! However, she also has a couple of items that treat the "symptoms" of cancer (i.e. the cancer cells), namely carrot juice and barleygreen powder. No matter what treatment you use to kill the cancer cells, or revert them back to being normal cells, you must also do things to "cure" your cancer for the long term by using a special diet. Perhaps it would be best to think of a "short term" cure (i.e. treating the symptoms of cancer) and a "long term" cure (i.e. treating the inner terrain and immune system. It is very important to separate in your mind those things that treat the "symptoms" of cancer (i.e. the cancer cells) and those things that "cure" cancer (that build the inner terrain, kill microbes, build the immune system, etc.). Too often people think their cancer is cured when the cancer cells are dead and then they go back to their old way of life. The third lesson in this tutorial is about what to do after you are in remission. The point to remember is that a good rule of thumb is to have 80% of your diet, after treatment, be in harmony with the "cancer diet" that helped cure you. The other 20% should not be French fries and milk shakes, but reasonable foods. Inflammation, Swelling and CongestionThere is no doubt that one of the most difficult things about treating cancer is dealing with the inflammation, swelling and congestion that accompany many types of cancer. Many alternative cancer treatments kill cancer cells. This can be good and it can be bad. It can be bad because before a cancer cell dies, it get sicker than it already is. At this point the immune system recognizes the cell as sick and attacks it. This may make the inflammation, swelling and congestion get worse before it gets better. Thus, many alternative cancer treatments can make inflammation, swelling and congestion worse before they make it better. This can be very dangerous in many situations; such as some brain cancer cases, some lung cancer cases, etc. There are, however, a few alternative cancer treatments that do not seem to make inflammation, swelling and congestion worse, before they get better. The Bill Henderson Protocol is one of these. Fortunately, it is a true "Stage IV" treatment. How to Use TestimonialsUnfortunately, many people have made mistakes putting their treatment together because they did not know how to interpret accurate, truthful and well-meaning testimonials. I will talk about two major problems with interpreting testimonials, even if they are perfectly true. First, suppose a person goes on the "Raw Food" cancer diet (e.g. carrot juice, beet juice, etc.), along with a number of other things, and cures their cancer. Then they put a testimonial on the Internet. Suppose further that they had a Stage III cancer and had never had orthodox treatments. Now suppose another person is looking at the Internet. Suppose they have Stage IV cancer by virtue of their having had orthodox treatments and were sent home to die. They may look at this testimonial and say to themselves: "Wow, that treatment cures cancer, I am going to use it." Unfortunately, the Raw Food cancer diet, coupled with a long list of other Stage III treatments, will probably not cure a Stage IV cancer patient. Thus, you must make sure that you are using testimonials that are equivalent in severity to what your cancer is. However, even doing this presents a potential problem. The problem is that this same treatment might be able to cure a Stage IV cancer, but overall has a very low cure rate for Stage IV cancers. Let me explain. Suppose the hypothetical cancer patient who was cured above was a Stage IV cancer patient, just like the person reading the testimonial. Virtually every Stage III cancer treatment will cure a small percentage of Stage IV cancer patients. Thus, suppose the cure rate for the Raw Food diet on Stage IV cancer patients is 15% (I don't know what it is, but this seems reasonable unless a special vegetable juice is substituted for the grapes in the Brandt Grape Cure). Now suppose that one of these 15% patients puts a testimonial on the Internet. Now on the Internet there is a valid testimonial from a Stage IV cancer patient. This testimonial is read by another Stage IV cancer patient. If the second cancer patient uses this treatment they have a 15% chance of being cured. This may sound good, but in reality there are Stage IV cancer treatments that have much, much higher cure rates than 15%. Testimonials are marvelous things, and I wish there were tens of thousands more of them on the Internet, but the reader must understand how to interpret these testimonials. Cure RatesHaving said that the cure rate for some Stage IV treatments is much, much higher than 15%, a person might wonder what the real cure rate is for orthodox medicine. When a person thinks of "curing" cancer they naturally think that the person who is "cured" of cancer will die of old age, but not from cancer. This is logical. A person is "cured" of cancer if they are not going to die of cancer or the cancer treatment - EVER. Or a person could say that a person is "cured" of their cancer if they have a less than, or equal, number of cancer cells than the average person. So using this definition, what is the "cure rate" for orthodox medicine? Less than 3%. Yet, when you go to the American Cancer Society web site you see cure rates of 45% or 55% or whatever. What is going on? What is going on is that you are seeing the tip of the iceberg of the deception of orthodox medicine. They use a useless "5-year cure rate." Many cancers are slow growing, thus they have a very high "5-year cure rate." But orthodox medicine has not cured them, and probably has not even extended their life. They have simply used deceptive statistical tricks. Why You Need To Know How Treatment Plans WorkThe first thing to consider is how various treatment plans work. It is critical to know exactly how various treatment plans work in order to pick the right treatment plan for a given situation. The first thing necessary to discuss is that most, but not all, alternative treatment plans fall into several main categories (these items kill cancer cells): 1) The first category is to get more oxygen to the cancer cells. If cancer cells are deprived of oxygen they thrive. Without oxygen, your cancer will spread like a fire. As the cancer cells get more and more oxygen the cancer will spread slower and slower. When they get enough oxygen, they will die. Several of the better treatment plans are designed to get oxygen to the cancer cells! There are some creative ways of doing this. For example, antioxidants generally fall into this category because they free up oxygen molecules already in the body. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, brings new oxygen molecules into the body. 2) A second general category is alkalinity. Cancer cells are very acidic and if their alkaline level gets too high (8.0 or above inside the cancer cell) they will die (note again that it is the CANCER CELLS, NOT THE BODY, that can achieve a pH of 8.0). There are several ways to get the cancer cells to that alkaline level, but using cesium chloride is by far the most proven way of doing this. Cesium chloride not only kills cancer cells, it also stops the spread of cancer immediately and stops the pain of cancer within one or two days in many cases. 3) The third way is to kill the cancer cells directly through nutrition (instead of oxygen). There are many, many nutrients that kill cancer cells. Purple grapes, with their seeds, have over a dozen cancer-killing nutrients. The problem is getting enough of these nutrients to the cancer cells. One of the problems is getting the nutrients past the digestive system. This is where colon cleanses and avoiding chlorine become particularly important. There are also ways to trick the cancer cells into ingesting cancer-killing nutrients. Short fasts (12 to 24 hours) are the best way of doing this. There are also ways to "bind" molecules together, where one molecule easily gets into the cancer cell carrying the other molecule with it, and the second molecule kills the cancer cell. 4) A fourth general category is to stop the spread of cancer. Oxygen does that, but there are other ways as well that d
댓글 19개 - 게시일: 7월 30일
어머니의 폐암 치료에 대해 혼란스러워
이 멋진 웹사이트에서 수많은 게시물을 읽은 후, 다른 곳에서는 찾을 수 없는 답변을 얻을 수 있도록 마침내 가입하기로 결정했습니다. 56세인 어머니는 4주 전에 PET 스캔 후 폐암 진단을 받았습니다. 숨가쁨과 지속적인 기침 때문에 주문했습니다. 그녀는 평생 흡연자였지만 거의 1년 반 동안 담배를 피우지 않았습니다. 암이 5개의 림프절로 퍼졌는데 어떤 것인지 단서가 없습니다. 어머니는 답을 정말로 알고 싶어하지 않으실 것 같아서 이런 질문을 하지 않으십니다. 바늘 생검은 수행되지 않았습니다. 3주 전, 폐 기능 검사를 시행했지만 그녀는 실패했고 외과의사는 그녀가 수술에서 살아남지 못할 것이며 위험을 감수하지 않을 것이라고 말했습니다. 아버지는 "지금 뭐"라고 물었고 외과 의사의 반응은 화학 요법/방사선 치료였습니다. 어머니가 그게 도움이 되느냐고 물으셨을 때 의사는 "아니오"라고 말했습니다. 3주 동안 호흡기 치료를 지시했고 거기서부터 가겠다고 했다. 후속 진료 때 외과의사는 청진기로 그녀의 말을 듣고(또 다른 폐기능 검사는 시행하지 않았다) 다음 주에 수술을 하겠다고 말했다. 그러나 그는 그녀를 테이블에 앉힐 때 가장 먼저 할 일은 림프절의 생검을 받고 암이 확인되면 "그녀의 백업을 닫고" 계속하지 않을 것이라고 말했습니다. 더 이상. 자, 저는 이 시점에서 매우 혼란스럽습니다. 불과 3주 전만 해도 그녀가 살아남지 못할 것이라고 생각했는데 왜 지금 하기로 동의하는 걸까요? 우리는 유형, 무대 또는 다른 것을 모릅니다. 우리 어머니는 이런 질문을 하지 않으실 것이고, 나는 반쯤 화가 났고, 망연자실했습니다. 앞으로 일어날 일에 대비하는 방법을 알아야 합니다. 우리 어머니는 나의 가장 친한 친구이고 나는 그녀의 일을 정리해야 할지 아니면 적극적으로 치료해 달라고 간청해야 할지 모르겠습니다. 난 너무 혼란 스러워요. 다른 사람이 이와 유사한 경험이 있습니까? 다음에 무엇을 해야할지 모르겠습니다. 목요일 수술이 좋은건지 사형선고인지 모르겠는데... 미리 조언해주셔서 감사합니다!
댓글 21개 - 게시일: 8월 18일
우리 어머니의 가능한 결과; 4기 nsclc + 악성 흉수
안녕하세요 여러분! 저는 영국에 살고 있으며 2月에 71 세 어머니가 갑자기 4 단계 nsclc 진단을 받았습니다. .그녀의 공식 TNM 단계는 다음과 같습니다: T3, N1, M1A. 이 질병은 일상적인 유방 수술을 위해 병원에 입원한 후 간호사에 의해서만 발견되었습니다. 삼출액은 병원 체류 첫 주 이내에 폐에서 배출되었습니다. 처음에 그녀는 '아마도' 6개월 생존율을 받았습니다. 그녀는 현재 영국 전역에 세 곳밖에 없는 Center of Excellence(요크셔 셰필드의 웨스턴 파크)에서 치료를 받고 있습니다. 처음에는 컨설턴트 또는 종양 전문의 회의에도 참여하지 않았습니다. 결과적으로 대부분의 정보는 나에게 전달되었고 나는 다시 그녀에게 해석합니다. 그녀의 두려움은 같은 질병으로 51세의 젊은 나이에 비극적으로 돌아가신 어머니와의 끔찍하고 생생한 경험에 근거합니다. 그 당시 그녀가 만난 의사와 병원 직원은 오늘날과 같지 않았습니다. 매우 무뚝뚝한; 종종 그들의 태도가 잔인하고 불친절합니다. 우리 어머니의 두려움은 의료진이 무뚝뚝해서 [그녀의] 희망을 앗아가는 것입니다. 그러나 좋지 않은 예후를 제외하고는 정반대의 상황에 직면했습니다. 편지를 쓴 후 종양 전문의와 사적인 면담을 해야 했고 실제로 그들로부터 정보를 끌어내야 했습니다. 그들은 커밋하고 싶지 않고 기본적인 질문에 대답하는 것을 좋아하지 않습니다. 너무 모호해서 피해자와 그 가족 모두에게 혼란을 야기한다고 생각합니다. 지난 3개월 동안 저는 (같은 상황에 처한 다른 많은 사람들과 마찬가지로) 주제를 광범위하게 조사했으며 슬프게도 깨달음에 이르렀습니다. 암이 발병하는 사람은 때때로 무작위적일 수 있고 복잡할 수 있지만 개인의 과정이나 기대 수명을 결정하는 것은 각 개인에게 나타나는 방식입니다. 광범위한 경험을 바탕으로 종양 전문의에게 그가 어머니가 얼마나 오래 살아남을지 예상할 수 있습니다. 그는 헌신적으로 보이고 그를 의심할 이유가 없지만 어머니의 전반적인 건강, 태도 등에 근거하여 약 9-12개월이 될 것이라고 말했습니다. 이것은 견디기 너무 어렵습니다. 다시 한번 일반적으로 암 세포의 특정 유형, 무작위성 및 복잡성을 고려할 때 - 치료가 불가능하고 그녀가 완화 목적으로만 화학 요법을 받고 있다는 것을 이해합니다. 끔찍할 정도로 짧은 시간표입니까?예상했던 그녀의 조기 사망이 악성 흉막 삼출액으로 인한 것임을 충분히 이해합니다. 그녀가 '그냥' 폐종양을 개발했다면 옵션이 훨씬 더 다양했을 것입니다. 그녀는 더 오래 살았을 것입니다. 그녀는 (예상된) 4주기의 화학 요법의 세 번째인 Gemcitabine과 Carboplatin을 방금 마쳤습니다. 또한 4차 항암치료가 끝나면 방사선 치료를 받을 수도 있다는 의견도 나왔습니다. 그녀는 전형적인 71세가 아니며 다른 많은 사람들과 마찬가지로 살아야 할 모든 이유가 있습니다(그녀에게는 4살 된 손녀가 있습니다. 숭배). 나는 그녀에게 완전히 집중하기 위해 모든 일을 중단했고 그녀는 심지어 집을 옮겼고 지금은 나에게서 두 집 밖에 떨어져 살고 있지만 그녀는 우리가 사랑하는 우리 집에서 대부분의 시간을 보냅니다! 놀랍게도 그녀의 생존 의지가 발동했고 그녀는 (정신적으로) 불과 몇 주 전과 다른 곳에 있습니다. 그녀는 급격하게 식단을 바꾸었고 Johanna Budwig 박사의 프로토콜을 'T'로 따르고 있습니다. 그녀는 매우 지적인 여성이므로 농담할 수 없습니다. 나는 보통 그것을 직설적으로 연기하지만, 이 경우에 내가 한 유일한 예외는 그녀에게 "얼마나 많은 시간이 남았는지"라는 주제와 관련하여 그녀에게 거짓말을 하는 것입니다. 그녀가 12개월밖에 되지 않는다는 것을 알았다면 그녀가 단순히 포기할까봐 두렵습니다. 앞서 언급했듯이 암 발생에 많은 변수와 요인이 관련되어 있다는 것을 알고 있지만 악성 흉막삼출액에 대해 읽은 모든 내용은 매우 암울합니다. 4단계 nsclc와 악성 흉막 삼출액이 있는 개인과 함께 12개월보다 더 긴 결과에 대한 정보를 가지고 있는 사람이 있습니까? 누구든지, 내가 거짓된 희망을 찾고 있는 것이 아니라 어떤 뉴스 또는 어떤 소리라도 안심하십시오. 조언 - 감사히 받겠습니다.기대해 주셔서 감사합니다.제인
댓글 13개 - 게시일: 5월 7일
PET 스캔 및 기타 모든 검사에서 암이 발견되지 않음
나는이 사이트를 우연히 발견하게되어 매우 기쁩니다. 그것은 내 남자 친구가 병에 걸렸을 때 무한한 정보와 영감의 원천이었습니다. 이것은 멋진 이야기입니다. 오늘 그의 종양 전문의를 방문한 후에도 우리는 여전히 무감각합니다. 역시 사연이 길어서 미리 사과드립니다. 먼저, 우리가 어떻게 만났는지에 대한 약간의 배경. 저는 간호사이고 회복기 병원에서 일하고 있었습니다. 2008년 6월에 우리는 새로운 환자를 받았습니다: 8주 이상 생존할 것으로 예상되지 않는 말기 NSCLC를 앓고 있는 53세 남성. 그는 2005년에 완전한 왼쪽 폐절제술을 받았고 2008년 3월에 그의 병이 나머지 폐에 재발했다는 말을 들었습니다. 그 소식은 그를 우울하게 만들었고, 그로 인해 결혼 생활에 부담이 되었습니다. 그의 아내는 더 많은 질병에 대처할 수 없었고 그를 임상 우울증 진단을 받은 카운티 병원에 입원시켰습니다. 이때 그의 아내는 그를 집으로 데려가기를 거부했습니다. 호스피스가 그를 구출했고 그는 일련의 요양원에서 결국 내 집에 도착했습니다. 이때까지 그는 너무 심하게 악화되어 휠체어에 묶여 하루 24시간 5 Lpm을 사용했습니다. 그의 헤마토크릿은 19였고 그의 헤모글로빈은 4.8이었습니다. 그는 잉글리시 머핀의 색이었습니다. 호스피스에서 그는 4시간마다 록사놀 40mg, 4시간마다 아티반 1mg, 메타돈 200mg을 12시간마다 투여받았습니다. 몇 가지 다른 벤조디아제핀과 몇 가지 완하제도 목록에 포함되었습니다. 매달 12일경에 그는 끔찍한 호흡기 감염에 걸렸습니다. 3개월이 흘렀고 호스피스 간호사들은 그가 아직 살아 있다는 사실에 경악했습니다. 그는 "좋은 환자"가 아니 었습니다. 그는 우리 요양원에서 너무 많은 결함을 일으켜 호스피스가 그를 다른 곳으로 이송하도록 요청했습니다. 나는 그가 그리워서 그곳을 방문했다. 그는 계속 악화되었습니다. 그의 가족은 그를 방문하지 않았고 그의 친구들은 오랫동안 거리를 두었습니다. 불행히도 수혈은 호스피스 치료 계획에 없었습니다. 그들은 그것을 치료적이라고 생각했습니다. 그래서 2008년 10월 12일 아침에 몰래 데리고 나가서 좋아하는 병원 응급실로 갔다. 그는 3 단위를 받았습니다. 며칠 만에 그는 새 요양원에서 걷고 문제를 일으켰습니다! 그의 호스피스 사람들은 개스킷을 터뜨리고 그를 자르겠다고 위협했습니다. 그들도 나에게 그다지 만족하지 않았습니다. 요양원의 입학 코디네이터는 우리를 안타깝게 여기며 우리가 그들로부터 우리 집으로 쉽게 이동할 수 있도록 최선을 다했습니다. 2008년 10월 29일에 그는 나와 함께 집에 왔습니다. 글쎄요, 우리 둘 다에게 항상 쉬운 일은 아니었지만 확실히 그만한 가치가 있었습니다. 그는 호스피스가 처방한 마약성 진통제를 모두 "발로 찼다". 마약 회복 커뮤니티에 계신 분이 있는지는 모르겠지만, 계시다면 하루에 400mg의 메타돈이 s**tload라는 것을 알고 계실 것입니다. 또한 호스피스 간호사가 때때로 "죽음의 약"이라고 부르는 Roxanol도 소풍이 아닙니다. 그의 모든 benzos가 사라졌습니다. 그는 보호소에 배치되기 전에 다니던 통증 의사에게 다시 가서 펜타닐 패치와 액티크를 처방 받았습니다. 2008년 12월에 그의 종양 전문의와 나는 PET 스캔을 통과하도록 그를 격려할 수 있었습니다. 그들은 종양의 크기가 증가했고 척추에 가능한 만남이 있음을 발견했습니다. 그는 더 이상 치료를 받지 않기로 결정했습니다. 그는 2008년 3월에 알림타를 받았고 잘 견디지 못했습니다. 우리는 그가 마지막으로 그의 손자들을 볼 수 있도록 애리조나에 있는 그의 아들을 방문했습니다. 크리스마스 다음날, 그는 메타돈을 심하게 끊고 결국 병원에 입원했습니다. 그들은 CT 스캔과 MRI를 수행했습니다. 두 검사 모두 전이를 배제했습니다. 2월에 나는 집을 팔고 그가 행복한 추억을 많이 가지고 있는 높은 사막으로 이사했습니다. 4월 하순에 그는 심한 메스꺼움을 느끼기 시작했습니다. 종양 전문의에게 전화하여 Zofran을 요청했습니다. 종양 전문의는 예약을 요청했습니다. 약속에서 그는 우리에게 치료 옵션을 재고하도록 격려했습니다. 그는 실험실과 PET 스캔을 주문했습니다. 보험은 PET를 거부했기 때문에 몇 주간의 앞뒤 싸움과 넌센스가 있었습니다. 말할 필요도 없이, 그것은 내 친구에게 지옥이었습니다. 그는 항암치료를 받는 것에 대해 너무 걱정했고 수반되는 메스꺼움과 쇠약을 두려워했습니다. 5월 15일에 PET를 받았습니다. 오늘은 매우 걱정스러운 주말을 보낸 후, 이 정도 시간이 지나면 반드시 종양 성장을 보여야 하는 PET 결과를 준비하고 치료와 관련된 모든 것을 위해 온콜로지스트에 갔다. 그가 방에 들어왔을 때 그는 "음, 여러분에게 아주 좋은 소식이 있습니다. 그런 것을 본 적이 없지만 PET 스캔과 모든 혈액 검사에서 암이 사라진 것으로 나타났습니다. 나는 그것을 당신의 것과 비교했습니다. 12월부터 병원에서 CT와 MRI를 스캔했는데 아무 것도 찾을 수 없었습니다. 여기 연습 중인 제 동료들과 다른 방사선과 의사에게 검토를 요청했습니다. 그들은 모두 화학 요법이 성공적이었을 것이라고 말했습니다. 하지만 제가 그들에게 말했을 때 당신은 항암치료도 안하고 말문이 막혔어요. 목에 있던 염증도 사라졌어요." 그런 다음 그는 암이 재발하지 않을 것이라는 의미는 아니지만 현재로서는 자발적으로 3개의 큰 기관지 종양과 모든 마커가 단순히 사라졌다고 설명했습니다. 그는 또한 일부 사람들이 시간이 지남에 따라 "소진되는" 암세포를 가지고 있다는 가설이 있다고 설명했습니다. 그는 병원에서 위장에 전이성 종양이 있는 여성을 본 적이 있다고 말했습니다. 그녀는 몇 년 후 종양이 없는 또 다른 문제로 그의 사무실로 돌아왔습니다. 그녀는 또한 치료를 포기하기로 결정했습니다. 이제 오늘 저녁, 그 소식이 막 전해지기 시작했습니다. 그는 계속해서 저에게 묻습니다. 치아 중 하나가 아프기 시작했습니다. 그는 죽을 계획이었기 때문에 치과 치료를 따라가지 못했습니다! 나는 이 전환이 당신이 불치병이라는 사실을 받아들이는 것만큼 어려울 수 있다는 것이 걱정됩니다. (나는 일련의 잔디 관리 및 주택 개조 중심 작업으로 재활 계획을 개발하여 이 장애물을 통해 그를 도울 것이라고 말했습니다. 그의 힘을 키우기 위해...) 저는 감격스럽습니다. 나는 기적을 위해 기도하고 또 기도했고 지금까지 기적을 받은 것 같다. 나는 그를 수많은 기도 모임에 올렸고 내 사제와 동료 본당도 기도하게 했다. 하나님께 감사할 줄도 모릅니다. 여러분, 기적을 받을 줄 믿고 그 일이 주어지면 기뻐하십시오. 이 게시판을 위해 읽고 쓰는 우리 모두를 위해 기도합니다.
댓글 23개 - 게시일: 5월 22일
** 원래 게시자: laxmi3726 ** 집을 공유하고 나와 함께 일하는 가장 친한 친구가 4월에 nsclc 단계 iv에 있다는 사실을 알게 된 이후로 무엇을 해야 하는지, 무엇을 기대하는지 등을 더 알아보기 위해 사이트를 찾고 있습니다. . 우리 중 한 명은 항상 의사를 방문하고 (우리는 가족과 같습니다) 의사/간호사가 매우 지원적이고 친절하며 도움이 된다는 것을 알게 됩니다. 영화에서 누군가가 "당신은 6개월을 살 수 있습니다"라고 말하는 것과는 다릅니다. 그러나 격려를 위해 웹 전체를 검색했지만 이러한 유형의 폐암이 실제로 생존 가능하다는 것을 나타내는 것을 찾지 못했습니다. 의사는 치료가 불가능하고 공격적인 유형의 세포이며 새로운 약물이 항상 나오고 수명을 연장할 수 있다고 말했습니다. 우리 친구는 모든 것을 보았음에도 불구하고 매우 긍정적이고 낙관적입니다. 추악한 통계. 4월 팔 아래 혹을 발견하기 전까지 체중 감소와 기억력 감퇴 외에는 별다른 증상이 없었다. 그것은 생검으로 이어지고, PET / CT 스캔으로 이어지는 암 진단으로 이어져 그의 현재 진단으로 이어집니다. 그들은 그의 머리를 스캔하지 않았습니다. ′′ SUV ′′ 번호가 일부 지역에서는 14-16에서 9로, 다른 지역에서는 9에서 4로 3차 치료 후 차도를 보이고 있다고 합니다. 처음에 우리는 의기양양했지만 지금은 매우 피곤해지기 시작했고 항상 피곤하고 잠도 잘 수 없는 자신을 발견합니다. 이 사람은 항상 병에 걸리지 않고 완전히 독립적이며 다른 사람을 돕는 사람입니다. 이런 일이 일어나는 것을 보는 것은 너무 어렵습니다. 우리는 암울해지기를 원하지 않지만 동시에 타조가 되고 싶지도 않습니다. 어떤 사람이 이런 유형의 차도가 있고 아직 3차의 화학 요법을 받아야 할 때 마지막 라운드가 끝나고 일종의 "유지" 알약을 투여한 후에 암이 보통 재발합니까? 그렇지 않다면 통계가 왜 그렇게 빈약합니까? 4기인 "공격적인" 유형의 nsclc와 함께 살고 5년 이상 사는 사람들에 대해 진정으로 문서화된 사례가 있습니까? 내가 그들을 찾을 수 없습니다. 내가 찾은 몇 가지 영감을 주는 이야기는 5년을 부끄러워하는 것처럼 보였습니다. 피로한 사람을 어떻게 도울 수 있습니까? 그는 찌르면 먹고 있고 항상 행복합니다. 그것이 그의 본성입니다. 그런데 지금은 관절이 아프기 시작하고 잠을 못자면 어떻게 살 수 있겠습니까? 조언은 다 감사합니다.
댓글 6개 - 게시일: 2005년 7월
6년만에 1단계에서 4단계까지
2008년 9월---편평 세포 1기에 대한 LUL 폐엽 절제술. 수술 합병증이 많았고 그 이후로 24시간 산소 공급을 받았습니다. .내 한계에도 불구하고 삶은 다시 좋았습니다. 올해 7월에 오른쪽(좋은) 폐에 심각한 통증이 시작되었습니다. 많은 점액도..알고 있었습니다.Xray, ct, 애완 동물 스캔에서 오른쪽 폐에서 새로운 암이 발견되었습니다( 2),림프절 2개, 갈비뼈, 엉덩이에.엉덩이 생검 결과 오래된 편평상피가 아니라 오른쪽 폐에서 시작된 아데노가 발견되었습니다.계속 하세요.항생제, 스테로이드, 하이드로코돈이 도움이 되었습니다.내일 엉덩이가 부러지지 않도록 엉덩이에 대한 10번의 방사선 치료 중 10번째 치료입니다.이것은 식은 죽 먹기였습니다.9월 8일에 저는 3주에 한 번씩 알림타와 카보플라틴을 시작합니다. 삶.나는 정말 행복한 곳에 있고 암이 다시는 내 엉덩이를 걷어차는 것을 원하지 않습니다.이 빌어먹을 항암치료가 어떻게 진행되는지 봅시다.여러분 모두가 적어도 6년은 되기를 바랍니다..
11 댓글 - 9월 1일 게시
국립암센터의 임상연구자료에 따르면 전이성 비소세포 폐암 환자의 항암치료 후의 평균 생존기간이16개월정도였다. 일부의 선택된 환자들이지만 비흡연 선암 환자를 대상으로한 임상연구에 따르면 생존기간이20~23개월 정도이다.암은 몇기까지 있나요? ›
여러 검사의 결과로 TNM법에 의한 암의 상태가 결정이 되면 1기, 2기, 3기, 4기로 진행단계를 간단히 요약합니다. 일반적으로는 치료 결과의 개념을 포함하여 조기암, 진행암, 말기암이란 분류도 사용합니다.항암치료는 몇번? ›
4~8 회 정도를 3주 정도의 간격으로 6개월에 걸쳐 투여 받습니다. 입원은 하지 않으며 외래 주사실에서 항암 치료를 받게 되십니다. 항암제의 종류마다 다르지만 투여시간은 1~3시간 정도 되며, 주사 투여가 끝나면 안정 후 집으로 가시게 됩니다.암 몇.기? ›
암의 병기(Staging)는 종양의 크기, 임파선 침범, 다른 장기에의 전이 여부에 따라 1기, 2기, 3기, 4기로 진행단계가 분류된다. 이중 4기는 다른 장기로 전이된 경우다. 다만, 치료 결과의 개념에 따라서는 조기암, 진행암, 말기암이라 구분하기도 한다.암이 뭐야? ›
암(癌, Cancer) 혹은 악성종양(惡性腫瘍, Malignant tumor, Malignant neoplasm)은 세포주기가 조절되지 않아 어느 조직에서나 발생할 수 있으며 세포분열을 계속하는 질병이다. 머리카락이나 손발톱은 암이 발생하지 않는다. 또한 조직별로 발생빈도가 다르다.방사선치료 몇번? ›
통상적으로 방사선치료는 1일1회씩, 1주일에 5회 시행하여 약 6주-7주간 받게 됩니다. 1회 치료받는 시간은 치료부위에 따라 다소 다르지만 약5-15분 정도가 소요되며 통원치료가 기본으로 진행됩니다.항암치료는 어떻게 하나요? ›
▶항암제, 수술·방사선 치료와 다른 점
암의 주요 치료법은 △수술 △방사선 치료 △항암제 치료가 있습니다. 수술과 방사선은 암이 많이 퍼지지 않은 국소 진행암을 제거하는데 매우 효과적입니다. 항암화학요법으로도 부르는 항암제 치료는 암세포를 죽이는 약물을 신체에 투여하는 방법입니다.
1차 약에 내성이 생기면 2차 약으로, 또 안 되면 3차 약으로 계속 바꿔나가게 되는데요. 사실은 약을 바꿀수록 약효가 나올 확률은 점점 더 줄어듭니다. 과연 언제까지 항암치료에 매달려야 하는지, 어느 타이밍에 항암치료를 포기해야 할 것인지. 이 시점에서 전문가가 판단해주어야 합니다.암은 어떻게 생기나요? ›
암 발생의 위험요인으로 알려져 있는 흡연, 발암성 물질, 발암성 병원체 등에 정상세포가 노출되면 유전자의 변이가 일어나게 되는데, 이러한 유전자 변이가 수 년에 걸쳐 축적되면 암이 발생하게 됩니다.암은 어떻게 발생하는가? ›
정상 세포가 유전자 변이를 일으키는 위험요인에 노출되었을 때 암세포로 변하게 되고 따라서 암이 발생한다고 보는 것입니다. 흔히 실제 암발생의 위험요인으로 알려져 있는 흡연, 발암성 식품 및 화학물질, 발암성 병원체 등에 정상세포가 노출되면 유전자의 변이를 일으키게 됩니다.