rachelfromnyc wrote:Hey Rob, perhaps "inoperable" was the wrong word. When I first found out about the tumor, all I wanted was for it to be cut out. But with the extent of the disease like lymph node involvement, lungs and more recently, stuff in the liver, my doctor doesn't want to take me off chemotherapy for surgery/recovery until disease is stable. My treatment plan is me being on chemo indefinitely and at this point, I'll only have surgery if I'm having major issues like a blockage in the colon. Quite frustrating!
rachelfromnyc wrote:...The functional medicine doctor has her own practice and is open to doing things in parallel with chemo. I get IV vitamins that support me during treatments. In the beginning, she did a complete work up which we repeat every three months. So things like inflammation markers, cholesterol profile, amino acid profile, thyroid, hormones, microbiome stuff, etc. I guess I would describe it as she’s treating the cancer indirectly, by treating everything else.
Supplementation has been tricky. ... I take probiotics, digestive enzymes with meals, coriolous versicolor mushrooms, vitamin D3, cimetidine, curcumin, CoQ10, resveratrol, artemisinin, green tea extract, silymarin, berberine, fish oil and melatonin.
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