Any recommendations on prevention diet?

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crazylife
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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby crazylife » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:12 am

ranger wrote:my nutritionist said I should not eat meat that has growth hormone because it would grow cancer cells in me. 7 years NED after Stage 4.


DH does no red meat and the chicken and turkey and eggs we buy are organic. He eats salads 3 times a day that include all cruciferous vegetables. He eats tons of blueberries and apples. He exercises 1 hour a day - weight training and runs about 3 miles. He also takes several supplements recommended by the doc at MSK. He has been NED since surgery for stage IV.
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 lung mets - March 2017
7 lung mets, May 2017
RFA to largest met, June 2017
Lung mets growing slowly, October 2017 (off treatment since June 2016)
Right lung surgery, November 2017
Left lung surgery, January 2018
NED - May 2018

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Green Tea
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Myths about cancer prevention

Postby Green Tea » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:43 am

There are lots of myths out there about Cancer Prevention. Be sure you check out the sources of any tips you receive about miracle cures or exotic supplements for cancer prevention.

http://www.aicr.org/enews/2013/february-2013/enews-myths-prevention.html?gclid=CKDR57LZ_88CFdU_Gwod0MsI0g


http://www.aicr.org/enews/2016/10-october/enews-top-6-nutrition-and-other-myths-on-breast-cancer-prevention.html

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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby JDMNYC » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:40 am

crazylife wrote:He also takes several supplements recommended by the doc at MSK. He has been NED since surgery for stage IV.


Hi - who is the doc at MSK? I'm there too, and would be interested in speaking with someone about what they recommend.

Thanks.

Jim
- Dx Stage IIIc rectal cancer: January 2015 (CEA 20)
- Chemo (Folfox): January - April 2015
- Chemo-Radiation (Xeloda): May - June 2015
- Surgery (LAR/temporary ileostomy): September 2015; 4/20 lymph nodes – no adjuvant chemo
- Reversal: December 2015
- Stage IV: August 2016 - Lung Mets
- Chemo (Xeloda) Started October 2016.
- CEA down; lung mets shrinking.

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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby Green Tea » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:42 pm


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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby LeonW » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:20 pm

Green Tea wrote:Here are recommendations from MSKCC:
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/nutrition-basics-survivors

Thanks GT, for the link. Wonderful comment from MSKCC; beautifully simple. I'll quote some of it below, so we all can see without following the link . . .
MSKCC wrote:Now that your cancer treatment is finished, it is a good time to focus on eating healthy foods. There is no evidence that any specific food will prevent your cancer from coming back or other cancers from forming. However, there is strong evidence that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, following a healthy diet, and staying physically active can help reduce your risk for developing other diseases, including cancer. It will also help you improve your overall health and quality of life and help you feel your best.

:D L
Dec 2012 - CC 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8 (MM 65yrs)
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a
Feb-Jul - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Aug - 2x PV embolization (both failed)
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crazylife
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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby crazylife » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:19 am

JDMNYC wrote:
crazylife wrote:He also takes several supplements recommended by the doc at MSK. He has been NED since surgery for stage IV.


Hi - who is the doc at MSK? I'm there too, and would be interested in speaking with someone about what they recommend.

Thanks.

Jim



His oncologist recommended someone in the integrative medicine area of MSK. We had mentioned wanting to use a naturopath and she said they have that service. I am sorry I don't remember his name because we only met with him once. He prescribed several supplements that have been proven to work through trials so I think it's worth an appt.
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 lung mets - March 2017
7 lung mets, May 2017
RFA to largest met, June 2017
Lung mets growing slowly, October 2017 (off treatment since June 2016)
Right lung surgery, November 2017
Left lung surgery, January 2018
NED - May 2018

lpas
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Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

Postby lpas » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:50 pm

crazylife wrote:
JDMNYC wrote:
crazylife wrote:He also takes several supplements recommended by the doc at MSK. He has been NED since surgery for stage IV.


Hi - who is the doc at MSK? I'm there too, and would be interested in speaking with someone about what they recommend.

Thanks.

Jim



His oncologist recommended someone in the integrative medicine area of MSK. We had mentioned wanting to use a naturopath and she said they have that service. I am sorry I don't remember his name because we only met with him once. He prescribed several supplements that have been proven to work through trials so I think it's worth an appt.


Life Extension magazine's piece on colorectal cancer (which seems pretty well-documented) has some good supplement recommendations. The suggested doses are at the end (page 4):

http://www.lifeextension.com/protocols/cancer/colorectal/page-01
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