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NHL / Rituxan or Herbal ESSIAC

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Thank all of you for your responses. Have any of you taken Essiac / Caisse's tea. I have been doing alot of reseach on rituxian and Essiac tea.
My doctor recommends rituxan as maintenance therapy. I have 2 more weeks to decide. My specialist is undecided, no evidence shows weather
live expectency improves with or without rituxan after remission vs long term side effects. Still in trials. I don't no weather to currently stay with coral calcium and essiac tea or go on the rituxan maintenance therapy. Every doctor says the same thing ( as you well know!) It's your decision let me know what you decide! After checking on all the different web sites, it show alot of different avenunes for rituxan. Use to be used mainly for relapse of nhl . There's always waitful watching. Specilist said if you take rituxan too many times, you may build up a immunity to fighting cancer. It may be immune to NHL when you need it most. Thanks for all you input. John

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John, I'm not familiar with the Rituxan. Is that a natural substance?

I used Essiac a few years ago. Depending on where you get it, it can be pretty pricy. In fact, I even took it in shot form. (more concentrated). But if one takes the liquid form by mouth, there are many claims that one brand is better than another. Big price diff too!
But, since I am no expert, I can't tell you if it worked---I'm still here! LOL

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I was thinking of the rituxan as a maintenance also. I know it is in the test stages but if you become immune to it there is still Baxxar, I understand it works well for patients who do not respond to Rituxan. Just a thought.

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Rituxan works. Coral calcium doesn't do anything that Tums won't do for you. Calcium is calcium.

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I was diagnosed with the small B cell lymphoma about 2.5 years ago. My MD took a wait and see approach and to date, I've had no pharmacological treatment. My nodes grew very slowly until last fall when I notice a significant amount of growth, particularly in my neck, under my jaw and groin areas. I visited my MD in January. CT scan confirmed what I already knew. In fact, the MD asked if I was having trouble buttoning my shirt collar and suggested that I would need chemo, etc., soon.

Instead, I decided to try a high pH protocol and made a complete change to my diet, eating only foods that are nutritionally valuable. I started this regimen about six weeks ago. In these few short weeks, my nodes are now half the size they were!

The fundamental substance taken in high pH therapy is Cesium. There is a lot of information on the web about Cesium. You can do a search for: high pH therapy and you will find volumes of information.

I don't know if the Cesium will cure my cancer, but based on the results to date, I am quite hopeful. I have also communicated with others who followed the same protocol as I am and, without exception, have heard only positive things. I talked to a woman in California who told me that she had nodes removed, took chemo and radiation, and tested negative for about a year. Then the lymphoma showed up again very aggressively. Her MD recommended she immediately begin a new course of chemo. She refused and opted for high pH therapy instead. She told me that after about nine months, she has now tested completely negative.

You should also consider diet. MD's are generally completely in the dark when it comes to nutrition. A good place to start understanding cancer and nutrition is a book now in the stores: Super Foods Rx by Stephen Pratt, MD. I highly recommend it. There are many other valuable nutrition books on the shelves. After reading Pratt's book, I gave up coffee and have become a dedicated tea drinker. Essiac teas barely scratch the surface on nutritional considerations in dealing with cancer. Much more is needed than just tea.

If you would care to call me about this information, feel free.

Don Engel

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I've jsut read you post and am wondering how the high cesium treatment is progressing as it's an option I'm also considering. Which protocol are you following ? I'm still hesitant as I've read that it can cause heart palpitations. I'm also looking into H2O2.


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Hi Don- would you mind giving me an update? I have been curious about cesium myself. Were you able to find a doc who would follow you and test potassium levels? Thanks! Pam

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Hi Don- would you mind giving me an update? I have been curious about cesium myself. Were you able to find a doc who would follow you and test potassium levels? Thanks! Pam

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