Mar 15, 2013 - 6:41 pm
HI my name is Carrie and Ive just recently been diagnoised with Invasive Ductal Carsinoma in my left breast. I had a modified radical masectomy a week ago and am recovering nicely with the exception of the massive head and chest cold. Prior to my results post masectomy I was told I am stage 1 grade 3. I am stressing about chemo as I can't do radiation again as it was used to treat my hodgkin's lymphomia in 1992. I have a pretty good quality of life now and want to continue to have one. I will not put that S**T in my body and live may last days in pain with heart disease etc... I have been doing all kinds of research and will be looking into some of the research studies that show the negative aspects of putting this chemical into a human body. I want to live and not be sick the rest of my life...
I am curious what others think or if they have thought about not using chemo as a way to treat the disease. I am looking to start a conversation about treating the symptoms of my cancer instead of the disease like a bandaid effect. This is a difficult situation for anyone facing cancer and I want to be informed this time.
Any words of wisdom or comments are greatly appreciated.