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joyce6611
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I had a Cat scan this past Monday and received the results on Tuesday with my oncologist.  I have had six chemo treatments with only minimal results on the first few scans.  This scan after chemo #6 show some nodules decreased by half and all significantly smaller.  The oncologist was really happy with the results.  After she finished  I told her that I started my Metformin and had increased it to 1000 mgs. a day with the help of my primary care doctor.  She said I think you are onto something.  The oncologist then increased me to 1500 mgs. a day.  Metformin does seem to work!  

Joyce from Georgia

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EZLiving66
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I love to hear the good news!!  I'm on 1000 mg of Metformin too and hope it keeps my UPSC from metastizing.  Keep us updated on your progross!!

Love,

Eldri

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Joyce, that is such great news! Please continue to keep us updated on your results! That really is incredible.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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BC Brady
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Hi Eldri,

I'm only on 500 mg. I asked my oncologist to put me on it. My sugars are, and have always been completely normal. Would you say that 500 is adequate? And have you had a scan since starting Metformin? Mine will be at the end of May - I am still in chemo treatment as well.  Always enjoy seeing your posts - so encouraging to others. xox

Billie

ksdehn30
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that is awesome news!!!!!!  what is your treatment plan going forward???  

joyce6611
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I have a consultation set up next Monday to find out the future treatment plan.  I will keep you posted.

Hugs!

joyce

ksdehn30
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How did your treatment plan appt go?  May I ask what your plan is?  Thanks!  HOpe you are doing well!

ksdehn30
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joyce!  I am so happy to hear this!  Congrats and celebrate!!!

molimoli
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I hope you see none on the next scans , forever.

Celebrating the small mercies with you.

Moli -hugging

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CindylovesMike
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I had uterine cancer 27cm in Dec 2012 had total hysterectomy using Davinci. Then had bracytherapy.  Had recurrance to the lung in Dec 2014. had surgery removed middle lobe and the tumor. then had 6 chemo treatments. so far all is good. But my oncologist is not being positive about it coming back. He said it usually comes back eithin 2 years. I have my next scan in June. I am scared and dreading it. I have been on Metformin for 8 years am type 2 diabetic, really good news it helps fight the cancer. I have been reading a lot about nutrition and supplements I am now eating a  mostly plant based diet and starting some supplements. If any of you have facebook I am looking at the truth about cancer there. Its a more natural approach to fighting cancer. Would love to hear what others think about this.  

Thanks for letting me ramble, hugs and good wishes to all of you, Cindy

 

joyce6611
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Cindy, how much Metformin do you take?

 

Joyce

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CindylovesMike
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Hi Joyce, I take 2000mg a day 1000 in am 1000 in pm. I have taken it since 2006 I am type 2 diabetic. I sure hope it helps with the cancer.

sending you hope and hugs, Cindy

joyce6611
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Do you have any side effects from Metformin?  If so, what do you take for the side effects?  

Thank you for your help.

Joyce

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CindylovesMike
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yes I get bad diarrhea, I take Loperamide and a probiatic. The probiatic really helps.

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EZLiving66
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I switched to the extended release Metformin and the side effects (diarrhea) really decreased.  I also take a probiotic every day and that seems to help too.  I take 1000 mg every night.

Love,

Eldri

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I also watched some of that presentation.  Not sure what to think, actually.  I believe I might have been more impressed if some of the presenters didn't look so shabby!  Perhaps a clean shirt?  It's hard to wade through all the material and decide whattot keep and what is not worth keeping.  I, too, would like to hear from others who are considering this presentation.

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BC Brady
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Dear BabyCoach - I, too, have mixed feelings about the "docuseries". 

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BC Brady
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Boy I needed to see your post today, Joyce6611. Thanks for posting and congratulations!

Billie

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TAyers
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Metformin seems to be a blessing for a lot of people.keep up the positivity!!

 

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I have been on Metformin for years.  I started taking 1400 mg a day(Type 2).  I suspected I had something wrong(cancer, ect.) three years befor diagnoses.  It was a "C" grade UPSC.  I was a 1a.  After reading about the Metformin, I truly believe it kept my staging very low.  A "C" agression usually travels pretty fast.  Even after diagnoses of UPSC I had to wait five months to get the hysterectomy, and it was just 1a.  I now take 2000 mg of Metformin and have NO plans to stop!  js.... Debra

joyce6611
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I am glad to hear that Metformin works.  I recently got chemo #8 and am taking 1500 mgs. of Metformin.  I get a scan in 2 weeks.  I hope my scan will show NED!  I am so happy to have all you ladies for support!

Joyce

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EZLiving66
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(((Joyce))) I hope that scan will show NED too!!!  Keep us updated, please!

Love,

Eldri

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CindylovesMike
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I also switched to the er metformin and the diarrhea is happening way less often. I am wondering if the metformin is what kept me from having multiple mets.

I had a solitary met to the lung.  Onco said that was not the usual, he said it usually spreads like fireworks with several mets. He had never seen a singular met.

 

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