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Update after treatment in Mexico

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LaundryQueen
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I promised to post an update on my peritoneal cancer condition after I had some objective information. I have felt increasingly better and better since I finished chemo this past Spring (my surgery for ovarian cancer IIIc was in the Autumn of 2010). I was on a break from chemo over the summer but my CA-125 jumped up. When it got over 200, I left for a cancer clinic in Tijuana & spent 3 weeks getting intensive treatment including "fractionated chemo."

Before I returned home, I had stem cell therapy. I am currently having vitamin C IVs and IV laetrile twice/week, oral laetrile 5 days/week, daily doses of the Hoxsey tonic (with dietary restrictions) and an herbal liver tonic. So my therapy is ongoing and I expect to return to the clinic in the Spring of 2012.

It looks like the cancer is very stable according to the PET scans and there are some areas that are showing up dimmer than before I went to Mexico. A couple of spots are minimally brighter and some spots are gone. The brighter spots could be disease progression or inflammation of the lesions. There's no ascites.

So I'm encouraged and will continue this program as long as I continue to feel well.

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westie66
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Hi: Sounds very promising. What is "fractionated chemo"? Keep us posted.
cheryl

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LaundryQueen
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Cheryl: The doctor used the term fractionated chemo--I guess it means using a fraction of the full dose of chemo. I was given 560mg of carboplatin for one infusion when I got the firstline chemo after surgery last year. This time, I was given 80mg carboplatin twice/week x two weeks. The chemo was given as "insulin potentiated therapy."

I had to be fasting when I came to the clinic then I was given a small dose of short-acting insulin. A half hour later, my blood sugar was checked. It was usually between 40-60. Then I was given the chemo mixed with sugar water and told that I could eat breakfast.

I was surprised that I didn't feel very bad with the low blood sugar--just a little fuzzy with my thinking. I didn't feel bad with the chemo although I did get pain in the areas that I had tumor dying off.

The scan done last week showed a 75% reduction in the largest tumor that I had and confirmed that the cancer was gone in an area that was painful x 5 days. It's interesting that I don't feel anything when the tumors are growing--only when they are dying off.

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westie66
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Hi: I'll have to look that up! I'm so glad you had the huge reductions and the disappearance in your tumours! That is fabulous news! Yes, that is interesting about the pain when the tumours are "dying" - maybe it their way of screaming their anger at being conquered!
Cheryl

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