Jan 27, 2012 - 2:30 pm
It's been quite a while since I posted, but it's been a rough couple of months. Here's what happened:
May 2011: Nephrectomy. Big, 8 or 9 cm tumor on right kidney. Also, some of my liver is gone in that the tumor had grown into the that organ. But the surgeon was confident that he got it all, so told me just to continue with the follow up scans.
September 2011: 2nd scan showed multiple "lesions" on my liver. The biopsy confirmed that it was RCC. I was referred to an oncologist, and started the fun drug, Sutent. 4 weeks on, 2 off.
January 2012: After 2 rounds of Sutent, I had a CAT scan. The scan showed that ALL LIVER TUMORS ARE GONE!! I am officially NED after 2 rounds of Sutent. The doctor wants me to continue for one more round though, just to make sure, I guess.
Obviously, I am over the moon about this. Though I do realize that this sneaky disease can rear its ugly head at any time, and most likely will. The doctor told me that it's very rare that the tumors disappear like mine did. Less than 5% he said. So, I have to wonder, why did it happen??? What made this happen??
The answer I keep coming back to is diet. The last thing I want to do is sound preachy here, but if it helps anyone, it's worth that risk.
After the liver news, I went completely to a plant-based diet. No meat, dairy, processed foods, and very little oils and sugar. Lots and lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, some nuts, and lots of water.
It just makes sense that what you put into your body effects what goes on inside there, you know?
Anyways, I hope this helps someone. Even though I don't post often here, I come here often for information and not to feel so damned alone.
Thanks, and best wishes to everyone here....
Jennifer, Age 45, mother of three : )