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I am havng surgery 11/2/10 and will be in hospital 7=10 days. Cancer is surrounding bladder and blocking kidney and of a "rare" type they say -- only a handful since 1991, no protocol. They are removing bladder, urinary diversion, and all female organs and whatever else...... I am 70 years old. female. Am trying to build up immune system, no sugar, no red meat, no white flour, etc. I don't see much information about good healthy diets for this. Am very new to this discussion board (and to cancer). Is there something I have missed? Is anyone else interested in this? I am not overweight, and was previously pretty active. Am also trying to stay positive. And I have a wonderful prayerful support system. Any diet information would be appreciated. Judyeee

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Hi Judy, in February 2010 my urologist informed me that I had an aggressive form of bladder cancer. This news turned my life around. After an initial TUR operation, I decided that my best option was to adopt a completely different daily diet and exercise in accordance with the diet guidelines of a Dutch doctor Cornelis Moerman (1893-1988). The AVL cancer clinic in Amsterdam has respected my choice and demonstrated their willingness to perform a cystoscopy with accompanying tests every 3 months. In my first year living with cancer I have witnessed a complete reversal of my cancer. I am currently (March 4, 2011) cancer free (I prefer to think that my cancer is dormant). It was only last week that I stumbled on the work of Dr. Colin Campbell for the first time and recognised the similarities between the do's and don'ts of the predominantly whole food, plant-based diet and the diet guidelines that Dr. Cornelis Moerman drew up almost 100 years ago. I have one wish (actually I have many) to share here: "Wouldn't it be nice if the medical protocols for cancer treatment were expanded to include nutrition and exercise guidelines for the periods prior to, during and after treatment?"

For more information about the diet guidelines I am following you can visit my personal blog (click here). I wish you all the best, Iñaki.

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Hi inaki

your url no longer goes to your blog, do you still have the blog, would love to read it

(For more information about the diet guidelines I am following you can visit my personal blog (click here). I wish you all the best, Iñaki).

Thank you



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Hi. My father has stage 4 bladder cancer with lung metastasis. I have done a lot of research on diet and nutrition for him since he started his chemo. I have to tell you, I have seen a dramatic change in his health and lifestyle following some diet changes. The doctors may say its not necessary, and I personally did not think there would be much of a change, but now I'm a complete believer. He has completed 6 cycles of chemo and has managed to stay active throughout, including going to work everyday(albeit for fewer hours), walk everyday, yoga etc. 

First and foremost, sugar feeds cancer cells. Please stop all processed sugar immediately. I was shocked to learn that a PET Scan is basically irradiated sugar, since the sugar attracts all the cancer cells. Switch to dates, organic maple syrup, raw cane sugar, jaggery. 

There are other changes that my dad has made, such as no milk, no cheese (butter and cream are ok in small portions since they are lactase, not lactose). My dad has also stopped gluten but that is an extra step that he chose to take, I don't think it is necessary. Then there are a lot of natural foods that help a great deal during chemo:

Raw papaya leaf juice/tea/tablet: To help boost platelets
Garden cress seeds (2 tsp a day: morning empty stomach and at night before sleeping): To boost haemoglobin and red blood cells
raw tumeric or a tumeric gel tablet for general immunity
Lypospheric Vitamin c satchets

Hope this helps you, but seriously, if nothing else please at least cut out the sugar. Having processed sugar is the biggest mistake you can make if you have cancer. Hope this helps


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