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alta29 Member Posts: 435 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
It was a long week but a great experience from the moment u walk in....Like I mentioned before they will even pay for hotel and travel expenses.
For the ones that are asking what's the difference, here's some interesting points....
Body, Mind, Spirit and religion support ( if asked) are defenitly part of the treatment.Before I go into details here's 1 thing that I found out.....What I will be doing now is exactly what I did the first time around when I was a whole year in remission. Bunch of antioxidants, bunch of strawberries, gallons of green tea, bunch of nuts......and prayers 8 out of 24 hours a day....and I may not be exagerating... I remember telling my husband 3 years ago that the only thing that I did was pray....pray...pray... And please forgive me for the ones that do not like to talk about religion....I am just telling my story .....
I got some prescriptions by the Dr and I also saw a psycologist and a chaplin..I will see a psyquiatric ( sorry about the spelling ) next week.
Now...the questions that we always ask about nutrition....Red meat ? minimal...Sugar ???? Its just a rumor....but that doesn't mean that we should eat it like nothing will happens..refined sugar is just not healthy at why eat it ? No nutritional benefits whatsoever, so avoid it anyways...they did say something that has common sense...if it feeds the bad also feeds the good one...and we need those good ones to kill the bad ones......Eating plenty of vegetables....juicing...lots of fruits and nuts and lots of antioxidants....Did I ask if I had a chance to survive ? NOPE.....cause they give u hope...just by'nt that what we need ?
Hope this help
God bless....


  • meemaa
    meemaa Member Posts: 25
    Thanks for the input. We go next week for a 2nd opinion. Husband was cancer free and in remission 3 1/2 years. They found a lymph node during regular checkups and it was taken out and now they want to do chemo. Chemo really wiped him out and we are looking for an alternative. I've had him a little over 50 years and an not finished with him yet. Thanks Again
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Thanks for the info, dearheart! I have heard some great things about these centers.

    I used the 3-way approach, myself, and it got me thru some pretty awful stuff....I was lucky, the first time around on each cancer wiped it out...

    I'm so glad you have found this, please keep us posted!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • valeriec
    valeriec Member Posts: 348 Member
    Hope and prayers are really great things!
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642 Member
    Hi Alta I am very happy for you,I think that the aproach they have to fight this didease sounds great,for me religion has been my strengh,I will be praying for you.
  • pink05
    pink05 Member Posts: 550
    I am so happy to hear about your positive experience at CTCA. I have heard so many good things about them. They really do take the holistic approach to treating cancer patients. I wish the other major cancer centers would take this same approach. I don't know how others feel on this site about religion, but I personally believe that prayer DOES work and God DOES heal. Don't ever give up on him. He has so blessed me and my family. As always, prayers coming your way.

    God bless,

  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    I'm so glad you had such a positive experience! Keep the faith and keep us posted. God Bless,