Rock_Robster wrote:Fascinating article camicom, thanks for sharing. I note that the overall survival being better for the non-chemo group failed to achieve statistical significance; but nonetheless it still doesn’t appear to demonstrate superiority of chemo in this trial design.
Normally this time a year I would be handicapping football to wager on it. My priorities have changes quite a bit:) I have spent numerous hour scanning the web for anything that pertains to my specific situation, which is a bit unusual with only the 1 node, and amount of nodes taken and cancer free 48. If it was a matter of 20-30% better survival rate with chemo, I would be all over it. Even some of the onco company calulators(that make their money selling the chemo) put the chemo benefit amount at just about 10%.
One other big thing I take into consideration. We all know that diet plays a huge part in not getting cancer. What you don't here much of is people changing their eating/lifestyle after their disagnosis. We all know sugar and inflammation is a huge factor in cancer, and I was shocked when I went to a cancer center to get a chest CT, was in the chemo room getting the canula for the contrast, and they were giving a first time chemo recipient cookies.(I also almost had an anxiety attack being in the room with other people getting treatment, at that point it still really hadn't sunk in what I have):)
I wonder what % of people in the above report actually changed their lifestyle after the cancer disagnosis. I'm sure that would bump the survival rates even higher.
I'm confidant a change in diet(that I've been on since 5/13) will keep my body in a place that gives it a better chance to be DF.
Thank you again for your reponses.