• anyone using complimentary care with their traditional care?

    Asked by polgara on Saturday, July 28, 2012

    anyone using complimentary care with their traditional care?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Alyce's Avatar

      I am also working with a nutritionist as well. Balancing it with my chemo. I asked my surgeon and my oncologist if diet or supplements would make a difference in the outcome of my cancer journey. Both of them were very firm that it none of it would make a difference. But then again, neither one of them specializes in diet and/or supplements. No processed foods, took sugar out of the diet as much as possible, home cooked meals, my weight has dropped 15 pounds since I changed my diet. I am healthier. Still need to loose another 20 pounds easy, but the tumor has shrunk tremendously from 1.75+ inches to now they can not physically detect it. Surgery will now be a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. I am a triple positive bc with no history of cancer anywhere in my family, at least 3 generations back.

      almost 9 years ago
    • GetMyLifeBack's Avatar

      I have also done a lot of reading and modification of my diet. Honestly, maybe it doesn't do any good, maybe it does, but a whole foods, plant based diet has NO downside unlike the rest of our treatment. I definitely have better energy and at least I feel I can do something about this cancer rather than just wait for the toxins to do their part.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Bellamore's Avatar

      I've been juicing. Doing just greens. Helps keep me regular. Also I've been going to an acupuncturist - helps with my energy level and stress. The thing I really need to get back to is regular exercise program. I have an implanted hepatic artery infusion pump which makes things difficut at the gym. But I'm just making excuses I really need to exercise!

      almost 9 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more breast cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Breast Cancer page.