it is not easy to resume normal diet and lifestyle knowing that they may have been partially responsible for the disease in first place
I’m still here living a life without thinking about cancer every waking minute. And that took years. Read my signature for treatment details.
I live in healthy moderation but always did really. Nothing extreme- an aspirin and Vit D most days, exercise most days, and occasional alcohol and red meat.
Nedsville is possible.
While my recurrrnce was a terrible setback and absolutely devastating, my oncologist was blown away that it remained stable over nearly two years and only began to grow when I took a “supplement vacation”. He has encouraged me to keep my integrative protocols and lifestyle changes up.
It does seem like EVERYONE wants to give you "helpful" advise. Or they read somewhere of some miracle cute, etc. But, I feel at least they are trying to help me, instead if avoiding the "C" subject. You have to decide what is right for you, know your body and what diet it is capable of handling, etc. If I tried to follow a raw veggie diet or something similar, I would loose more weight! Maybe "white" bread is bad for me, but you know what? It does not give me instant diarrhea. And things change over time, so you can make adjustments as you go.
This past November my CEA was 4.3 and 5.8. I was very sick at the time with a 10 week old sinus infection. I did some research and saw that hypothyroid is a common cause of elevated CEA's and if untreated long enough, the CEA can be well over 100. I asked to be checked because of other symptoms of hypothyroid and my numbers came back double the high norm for hypothyroid. I've been on thyroid meds (3 adjustments now) since November and will have my CEA and scans in the end of March/ beginning of April.
I took several supplements after chemo ended: modified citrus pectin, coriolus versicolor PSK, Cimetidine, and Aspirin.
Joannerogers wrote:I was diagnosed stage IV 3 years sgo, Mets to liver. Had the chemo with good response, several surgeries..the last one a year ago, and so far I'm NED! I have a scan scheduled in April...not planning on any surprises.
Good luck to you!
lovelife789 wrote:I took several supplements after chemo ended: modified citrus pectin, coriolus versicolor PSK, Cimetidine, and Aspirin.
This is a rare combination! I have heard of Citrus Pectin, PSK and Aspirin. Can you share what are the exact benefits of Cimetidine? My Onc don't believe in supplements, so I have no source to get to know more except those "content farm" online....