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abackhou
Posts: 77
Joined: Jan 2012

Interesting article on Chinese Cancer Medicine:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/772680?src=nl_topic

John23
Posts: 1832
Joined: Jan 2007

That link to the story doesn't work too well, but a Google search for
the topic that's mentioned on Medscape is repeated on other sites.

Try: SIO Adjunct Chinese Medicine Boosts Colorectal Cancer Survival

Society for Integrative Oncology

More specific: SIO Program - letter pgs.cdr - Society for Integrative Oncology

It's good to see a post from you; the last one was back in September!

I hope you're doing well and staying well!

John

abackhou
Posts: 77
Joined: Jan 2012

I'm more of a lurker than a poster these days. At the moment doing well, did have a bone met which was sorted out by radiation treatment recently but it did cause some bad post radiation effects on my lungs. CEA has now spiked to 604 so back onto Avastin/Xeloda treatment to combat progression of lung/liver tumours. Having minor discomfort from the lungs. Just taking one day at a time and enjoying life everyday, still doing odd jobs around the gardens which I enjoy immensely. Looking forward to having christmas with the family. Best wishes.

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tanstaafl
Posts: 1013
Joined: Oct 2010

Andrew, good to hear from you. Hopefully the chemo slows/reverses that CEA rise. The Avastin treats VEGF-A, also correlated with the common CA19-9 biomarker in tumor tissue.

The other major marker noted by Life Extension is COX2. Although we use a lot of natural COX2 inhibitors per the LEF protocols, I've noticed that Celebrex, the other COX2 inhibitor recommended by LEF ca 400-800 mg with active CRC, is being discussed more and more by the mainstream doctors and on the CRC boards. Some of John's Chinese herbs likely include COX2 inhibitors too.

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