Jul 23, 2009 - 12:33 am
We finally set a surgery date for my father next Wednesday at Cedars Sinai with the chief of Head and Neck surgery; however, even though we're happy that we finally got a date to get the tumor removed, the surgeon clearly warned us that he knows that the tumor will come back but doesn't know how long it will take (anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months maybe) and he stated that once it does come back, there will be nothing we can do.
Is there any advice you guys have for post-surgery diet? For instance, any vitamins, nutrients, etc. we can feed my father to help build his immune a bit and prolong the return of the tumor? The reason why I ask is because I know that cancer thrives of unhealthy cells and I wondered if we can put him on a good nutritious diet (through the feed tube only-liquids), we can hopefully have a better outcome than the one the doctor put out for us.
Also, I've been doing a lot of reading and have come across many articles online referring to the apricot seed/kernel, amygdalin, leatrile, vitamin b17, etc. People have posted success stories but stress how hard it is to get your hands on these items for the FDA and Pharmaceutical companies worked together to put a ban stating that it is "too toxic" for the body but they have seen great results against tumor growth and cell formation. Now, I'm not gullible to believe what everyone has to say online but this kind of injects a some sense of hope in us; if I know these things would help then I will try my best to get my hands on them.
Any feedback regarding this will be appreciated and I thank you all in advance.