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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Long time survivor tips?

    17 answers
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      I changed my life after my cancer diagnosis. I was fortunate to receive several months of counseling on changes I could incorporate into my daily routine that could possibly help with my survival post chemo and I took this information to heart. I made numerous dietary changes, no red meat, no meat containing nitrates, increased my vegetable and fruit intake and lessened my dairy. I started taking 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily along with a capsule of fruit pectin my holistic sister in-law encouraged me to take. I have to admit , I smiled at this , but seven years later I still take it and appreciate her thoughtfulness. Although I have always been a walker, I increased that activity and I wear a pedometer everyday. Nothing fancy, just a fifteen dollar pedometer to keep track of my steps. I set goals ,and now walk two to four miles daily. Bad weather? I move the car out of the garage and do my steps there, or down the hallways of my house. I try to cut down on the sweets, less sugar, and the salt. Lessening the salt has been much easier than lessening that dang sugar though.

      18 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      Have a competent dr. And medical team. When you hear, "I've never seen that before ", it's time for another team!

      18 days ago
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      Whitey61

      yrs since diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer, initially given 3-6 months terminal prognosis...fooled them!..no response to any conventional treatment., Had my tumor Genetically Sequenced at Foundation medicine and matched me to effective treatment with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy.. currently after 50 Infusions over 5 yrs in complete durable remission NED, I supplement with Vitamin D, calcium, eat healthy and treat myself often, i stay active, started my own business after early retirement, advocate and travel the world for several Biotechnology and Cancer Foundations speaking on Genetics and Immunotherapy, all this just keeps me going..God Bless you all.

      4 days ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Up for a laugh?

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      MarcieB

      Ha,ha, Gabba! Either way, I can answer or affirm that so far I am well and planning on enjoying the summer (as soon as I can safely get my hair colored and cut so I don't frighten little children when I go out).

      2 months ago
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      Gabba

      Got my hair done this past Wednesday...it was such a treat! Already made my next appointment!!

      2 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      That was so funny and today I really needed a laugh Thank you Marcie

      2 months ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Anyone want to join me?

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I wish I had seen this before 11:50 PM, but I was thinking and praying for Greg and Donna and the doctors throughout the day. They remain in my prayers as treatment decisions are made.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Sending many prayers your way.

      3 months ago
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      kalindria

      I'm late to this party but I love the idea. I do morning yoga which is similar.

      3 months ago