Hi there. There is a Complementary Medicine Forum where this discussion would be best posted.
Although I haven't gone outside the us I have use alternative treatment. after i finished my chemo for 3 months I had infusions of IV Vit C unfortunatly not covered by insurance so i stopped. I then went to Evanston, Il. to Dr. Keith Block of Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care He is an oncoligist check out his web. I saw him after treatment although he has had great success with ovarian cancer. But we did a number of blood test and put me on a great regiment. I do not do Dairy anymore other then the occasional when traelling and can't get what I use. I do not eat red meat, eat fish only certain types and an occasional piece of chicken. do lots of veggies and legumes. I also take up to twenty vitamens and suppliments a day. I am two years out from my cancer and although still have nueropathy I am doing fine. I only can tell you that this was important to me. I am glad you asked the question here and if you want we can always talk again. Please do check out his web I researched many doctors and natualpaths in choosing him
Thanks so much for your response. I truly believe that traditional chemotherapy and some of the alternative treatments can work together. I am busy now doing research on the alternative options. Right now, I take many supplements, vitamens and some homeopathic stuff. I will be returning to the carbo/taxol (and maybe avastin) routine sometime in the next couple of months and I am sure that supporting my immume system with Vit C, oxygen and hydrogen peroxide treatments will really help me. I am so glad to hear you are doing well and have success with the diet and supplements. I also have created my own diet of foods that seem to work for me, mostly veggies and legumes and fruit. I try to eat only organic (costly!) but it is too important for me to find a way to stay alive and stay healthy.
Thanks for suggesting the complementary med forum. The reason I posted here was because I have ovarian cancer and I am interested in alternative therapies for ovarian cancer. I think these things are better discussed in the area where they have most relevancy. I think that finding a way to support your immune system while chemo drugs kill the better part of it. This is an important subject for all of us!
Thank you for the information. I do not know much about alternative med, but I am now much more interested in finding out more.
If you are interested, I have three articles on complimentary treatments on my website. There are links on my profile page. Here are five supplements I believe are good all around:
1) Maitake D-Fraction (Article available)
2) Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) (Article available)
3) Genistien & I3C (Soy Isoflavones / Dark Green Vegetables) (Article available on Genistien)
5) Omega 3 (Fish Oil) (Omega 3 is useful in preventing the 'wasting syndrome' in cancer patients)
Thank you so much for the information!!! Mom is always worried about trying new, but I will give her the info!
I still use Vit C Intravenous-75-100 grams twice a week and I have fewer side effects from Chemo...Maitake D-Fraction and Helixor are the two I do for my immune system support also.
I researched intensly and I know with my doctor approval that they work , but I had to adjust to different life style and different diet. As Conquerer I don't eat red meet, processed foods etc. Please see my journals if you like.