Seems I dont have power to private message people until i post more.
beach sunrise wrote: Bloodwork is what I struggle with, being stuck all the time is no fun, ha.
susanCT1 wrote:After digging thru and reading thru your past posts, and with @O Stoma Mia's summary post, I realized that what you suggest is a combination of Integrative medicine plus approved treatment from oversea.
prior examples, literature information, professional recs are the starting point for milder side effects and ongoing blood work allows you to dial in a personal fit with much lower toxicity. It is regular chemo that typically blows up your organs and blood work. Correct targeting is using a less toxic cocktail to do more, some of these are optimizations that conventional oncology couldn't be bothered with.But how do you implement this approach yourself and know you did it right? ie: how much to take so it works but doesn't damaging your liver etc?
Im kinda trying to understand how to do this logistically. Some of them are prescription only
Here are the details for the special case of diarrhea. In this case, an increase of more than 6 watery stools per day is considered serious and requires immediate doctor intervention to avoid termination of treatment. This is because severe diarrhea causes excessive loss of fluids and loss of electrolytes, leading to multiple problems like kidney damage, kidney and bladder stones, etc. It should be noted that chemo-related diarrhea is different from the common traveler's diarrhea that we are familiar with. Chemo-related diarrhea is more difficult to deal with and may require special measures in order to control it. Similarly for mouth sores. These sores are not the same as the canker sores that we have had in the past. They are much more virulent and will not just go away with the passage of time. They need to be treated properly with appropriate medical procedures. If not, the mouth sores will soon gravitate to throat sores, then to larynx sores, and finally to sores in the lungs (i.e., pneumonia). Simple mouth sores need to be taken very seriously as soon as they appear, otherwise they can soon escalate out of control if they are not treated appropriately.
Diarrhea A disorder characterized by an increase in frequency and/or loose or watery bowel movements.
- Grade 1 -Diarrhea Increase of <4 stools per day over baseline; mild increase in ostomy output compared to baseline
- Grade 2 - Increase of 4 - 6 stools per day over baseline; moderate increase in ostomy output compared to baseline; limiting instrumental ADL (Activities of Daily Living)
- Grade 3 - Increase of >=7 stools per day over baseline; hospitalization indicated; severe increase in ostomy output compared to baseline; limiting self care ADL
- Grade 4 - Life-threatening consequences; urgent intervention indicated
susanCT1 wrote: .. an option on our Tempus report..
At Tempus, we offer comprehensive genomic testing (DNA, RNA, etc). These next-generation sequencing tests can be performed to identify specific alterations that may drive the behavior of your cancer. This information may help your physician optimize a course of treatment based on your unique cancer.
If you and your physician decide that genomic testing is right for you, we work directly with your physician to obtain the necessary specimen samples and clinical information. A report with your results will be delivered to your physician, and he or she will contact you once the report has been received to discuss the results and determine the best next steps.
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