its always been the immune system, your onc need to be educated, asco 2013 is a watershed.
i love being controversial. dont read any further if you dislike alternative therapies and only want to do convnetional therapies.
so here goes a scud missle into conventional oncology.
the latest tests allow us to know your prognosis by measuring the degree of til inflitration into your tumours.
til = tumour inflitraing lymphocytes.
so those who say the immune system has nothing to do with survival are just misguided fools who should really be quiet. sorry thats how I see it.
any and all steps to boost and preserve immune function while reducing tumour burden should be undertaken.
I believe god helps those who helps themselves. he has introduced me to some amazing doctors and scienists and allowed me to get into conferences and do therapies i could only dream of.
alas the more vivid my mortality becomes, now recurrence 2 in the liver again, well is threatening and challenging all at once.
ask your onc about til's ? see what they really know.
not much money in immunotherapy, not much money holistic medicine. after all pushups are for free. so is walking, but now days I sprint!
I got my infected port out in a german hospital total cost $250 usd, my american friend chalie got his infected port out in a usa hospital total cost $10,000
those who dont believe greed has completely corrupted every aspect of our western health sytems are knaive in the extreme. yep 10,000 against 250, think about that!
so I am having gamma delta cell therapy, ask your onc about that! I am praying for CEA = 0 and another clear PET, thats the goal of this newest therapy, time will tell!
I will die one day, might even be from this disease, but I am not going to die quietly or without an extreme fight. besides all the prayers and support that is offered on CSN, which is fantstic, well there are therapies that can help beyond the standard of care. In the west, its just such an irony that many of my USA friends come to germany for treatments that work. its all about the money, I am certainly saying german medicine is perfect, its just the best value. ie one gives me the best quality and quantity of life, the other a painful survivorship if I am lucky or an unpleasant death.
ASCO's 2013 immunotherapy talks prove its the future, the real focus has to be holistic health, immunotherapy not drugs, although they really to help.
chasing drug based cures is crazy when you got so many accessible therapies at our finger tips, the greatest unfolding tragedy is so few try these alternative therapies.
are they really alternative ?
The answer is a very personal.
My answer, well you know is they are not. Conventional medicine scares the crap out of me, i know the damage it does, I have nerve damaged feet, like most here, hernias and certainly enough pain to last a life time. Oh and I almost forgot, the seeding of many micro mets all through my peritoneam when they did the resection 3 years ago. I am seeking to minimise and avoid conventional side effects that as long as possible. not doing so bad so far.
there really is a better way, ask you onc ? demand first class care, not the standand of care.
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