We took several decisive actions at this point in the diagnosis-treatment chain to improve the odds, and it has paid off big time. My view is that these first days and weeks can be used more effectively to gain years of survival, or increase the odds of a cure.
We get extra blood tests, beyond the "standard of care", which you can request. We also use some mild drugs for their anti-stem cell properties, and potent
nutrients recommended by other doctors, beyond the ASCO/NCCN guidelines.
Please read my previous posts in "First Aid
" for colorectal cancer. We did these things and have gained extra years of continuing, high quality survival for my wife, at lower out of pocket costs. Her sigmoid colon cancer had even already spread to seriously wrong places. Knowledge is power, and helps us sleep.