• Treatments

    Asked by StaciMarie on Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Treatments

    Can I fight my recurring cancer naturally?

    39 Answers from the Community

    39 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Everyone makes their own decisions, but i personally would definitely not try to treat a recurrence naturally. Fighting traditionally and eating healthy, etc. would probably be the route I would take.

      I am sorry about the recurrence.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I agree strongly with what LiveWithCancer says. I wish you everything good.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      StaciMarie, if you want to get better and live longer, you need to be treated traditionally by an Oncologist. Cancer is too serious a disease not to take advantage of modern medicine.

      If you are having money problems, please ask to talk to a Social Worker or Financial Counselor at your clinic or doctor's office. They can advise you about financial assistance that's available.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Treat your cancer with the best state-of-the-art modern medicine available. But at the same time, treat YOURSELF in the way that makes you feel happiest and strongest--just make sure it doesn't compromise your medical treatment.

      3 months ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      You can have the best of both worlds. I chose to have traditional treatment, then supplement it with integrative medicine. I don't want the cancer to spread and me think, "gee, if only I would have done this or that." I took full advantage of modern technology.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      It is your body and you can do as you wish with and for it.

      Before making any rash decisions, do careful research. Contact experts in each field of research you are considering. Speak to survivors and ask how they are doing and how any particular methodology went for them. Was it successful? Would they go that route again?

      Contact some of the natural health spas. Hippocrates Health Institute of Florida has medical doctors on site. They wont steer you wrong. I know very little about the particulars of breast cancer. As often as not, the Institutes will advise that their teachings be concurrent with conventional treatments to give you a best shot.

      Breast cancer is not a type of cancer with which to trifle. If it is recurrent, you need every trick in the book to conquer it. You might want to travel to someone known in the field to gather resources. I was in Boise, Idaho last year and local folks who are survivors sing the praises of their two medical communities. MD Anderson, in Texas, is another resource. An outfit called Mercy Flights will help with transportation as will Southwest Airlines if push comes to shove.

      You can also look up something called graviola which is dried soursop. There is a somewhat complicated protocol using it and it is seldom used alone.

      Dont go this alone. Get help be it as you say natural or concurrent with western medicine.

      Best wishes.

      3 months ago
    • tlalex's Avatar
      tlalex

      So sorry for your recurrence! I think you are a very strong person to be looking ‘beyond the box’ for an alternative to treatment. If it were me I’d probably follow what most here are suggesting with traditional treatment but I have found myself researching and following some of the suggestions from ‘the other side’ so to speak. You are you and it’s necessary for you to feel you’ve done the best you can for yourself. While your searching for alternative guidelines I’ll throw out one name to help get your diet on track-his eating plan makes me feel good!-Chris Wark.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I have a simple answer for the "curing cancer with alternative/natural methods". If it worked, everyone would be doing it and we wouldn't need doctors. Sure it will help your body get more healthy, and help you fight cancer off better. But if eating healthy, following a great lifestyle, exercise, not drinking, etc. would cure cancer, then one of my best friends wouldn't have died from a brain tumor.

      We wish you the best in what you choose to do!

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @GregP_WN, at the conference I just attended, I learned about the following stories. All of these people were from Texas (they sat us by state):

      At 28, this young woman was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. She was an ice skater and a soccer player, very athletic. She was 17 weeks pregnant with her 3rd child when diagnosed. Never smoked; never around smoke; meticulous with her healthy diet and lifestyle. Dying from lung cancer. In less than 2 years, she has been on 6 therapies and is just barely staying above the curve.

      At 37, this young man was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had a very young son. He led a healthy lifestyle - ate healthy, exercised all of the time, the whole nine yards. (Naturally, never was around cigarettes.) Dead at 40. Left behind a wife that was 33 and a 3-1/2 year old son.

      In her early 50's this woman played tennis every single day of the week. She was wealthy, never smoked, wasn't around cigarettes, ate a meticulously healthy diet. Dead at 56 after a 5-year battle with lung cancer.

      These people would either still be here or not worrying about not seeing their kids get into elementary school if diet and exercise were all it took. I was the only one of the Texas contingent who was older (and still far younger than the "medium" age of 70 for lung cancer diagnosis), who eats what I want to eat and wouldn't be considered a healthy eater under any circumstances, who smoked for way too many years, and who is the healthiest (though still fighting) of all of us.

      I'm sure diet and healthy living is something to aspire to, but it doesn't cure cancer or even slow it down.

      3 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I agree with Greg. If it worked, then every one would try the natural way. But a solid plan of a healthy lifestyle and traditional cancer fighting is the best thing you can do to get through the recurrence and get on with life.

      You are probably thinking that you don't want to go through it all again, but in reality, it's the best thing to do.

      I had said that I would never go through it again, but now I have two sweet granddaughters to watch grow up so my thinking had changed. I would do anything to fight the beast of it comes back.

      3 months ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Try a vegan died.....Look into fasting every other day...Check into the Keto Diet for cancer....Cruciferous veggies and or supplements....And of course follow your Docs advice if it makes sense...Go on Chris Wark's great site Chris Beat Cancer and he has lots of ladies doing a lot of things for BC....My wife was just diagnosed...ugh....No Meat and no Cows milk a must....No junk foods. DIM is interesting. Go to PubMed and look up cancer and diet etc. Also go to Dr. Greger's amazing site.

      3 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Remember, you have to do what's right for you. It's your life, so do what you think is right and have no regrets. That's all I can tell you. If it's western medicine, natural lifestyle, or any other way, you have to decide how you want to fight it. Or if you are ready to throw in the towel. It's your decision, not any one else's. And be strong when things may be questioned. Good luck.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      BEWARE of any sites or videos that state "The Truth About..." (whether health, science, politics, religion, etc.). "Chris Beat Cancer" is by & about a young man who had a relatively rare and less-aggressive form of intrstinal cancer. By now you surely know that there is no such single disease as "cancer," regardless of what body part is affected--any more than there is one disease called "infection" or "injury." Heck, within a given body-part cancer there are many subtypes--with different prognoses & treatments.

      For instance, most pancreatic cancers kill swiftly and painfully. However, there is a rare slow-growing variant that if caught and treated promptly can lead to decades NED (no evidence of disease) or even for all intents & purposes be cured. Steve Jobs heard only the "non-aggressive" part and ignored all his oncologists' (the world's best ones) treatment advice, spurned proper treatments, and chose instead to "treat" it with bizarre fruitarian diets of his own devising as well as his own ill-informed interpretation of Eastern spiritual disciplines. Yes, he lived 6 yrs post-dx, when most forms of pancreatic ca kill within 1-3 years. But the last 2 years of his life, after his cancer spread, were agonizingly painful. He could have instead opted for one difficult year of chemo, radiation & immunotherapy--followed by living out a cancer-free normal lifespan (and continued Apple on its path of elegant innovation instead of just playing catch-up with Samsung & Microsoft).

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Actually, it isnt true that if it worked for everybody, everybody would be doing it. Those outside of western medicine dictates are not shouting from rooftops but they are putting videos up on youtube and quietly speaking because people who are too loud have often been either vilified or died. Look up the Annie Appleseed Project and Ann Fonfa. She is an acquaintance of mine, had breast cancer and will happily explain her methodology to you. She is not opposed to western meds. People are talking about FECO, about graviola, about fresh soursop, about black salves, about radical changes which, very much like western medicine, work for some but not for others.

      The one fortunate thing is that Mom Nature doesnt seem to mind if you try several of her methodologies together. Take a breath. Dive in to everything you possibly can to help yourself.

      Best wishes.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Black salves are dangerous, exacerbating infections and damaging healthy tissue (from the outside, unlike the radiation which destroys tumor cells from the inside (rads' external "damage" comes from damaging the cells below the dermis that regenerate dermal & epidermal cells; the regenerator cells do slowly come back--whereas those in the epidermis & dermis burned from the outside don't). Black salves are "escharotics," which are the chemical version of the extreme heat that causes third-degree burns.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @ChicagoSandy, we arent talking about the same thing.

      You are speaking of an acid which name I am unable to recall. I am speaking of something made of bee venom, beeswax, black seed oil and I forget what else but it is non acidic. It is a drawing salve.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      The most common "black salves" (at least those touted on alterative cancer-treatment sites) contain zinc chloride, chaparral (creosote bush), and bloodroot extract called sanguanarine--an ammonium salt which is caustic. (Chemical burns can be caused not only by acids but also caustics). Some "natural" seed oils &extracts can also be allergenic--Yves Rocher had to discontinue much of its "natural" fruit-derived cosmetics line when it caused contact dermatitis in thousands of consumers (yours truly included).

      If the "black" component is charcoal, in an inert emollient base, it's harmless--though ineffective for anything other than moisturizing and only temporarily drawing superficial dirt & oils from the pores of the stratum corneum--outer surface of the epidermis. "Black soap" and charcoal masks are harmless and give temproary cosmetic results--but are of no therapeutic use for anything other than cleansing skin.

      "Drawing" compounds have fallen out of favor as they can be skin irritants & allergens in any concentrations stronger than homeopathic. (Preparation H had to change its formula when ichthammol--it's "shrinking" ingredient--was banned from products intended to be applied to compromised tissues like hemorrhoids).

      Drawing compounds are safe only for bringing only the shallowest impurities (small splinters, pus from small pimples) to the surface. There are NO drawing compounds capable of doing so to cancer cells--anything strong enough to draw from that deep causes burns, infections & tissue necrosis. (At least one death has been documented from full-thickness ulceration in a cancer patients who used them on their abdomen in an attempt to draw out ovarian cancer cells). And bee venom can cause anaphylaxis in those allergic to bee and wasp stings (commoner than one may think, especially in those allergic to both ragweed & penicillin).

      And regardless of its intrinsic toxicity, any "natural" product is dangerous if used instead of--or if it compromises--state-of-the-art medical treatments.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Sorry about typos--tough to type with my L hand in a cast.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      To those who are telling StaciMarie not to eat meat or drink milk, please advise her on how to get protein, since we all know we need protein to heal and feel our best.

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Pescatarians can eat fish. Ovo-lacto vegetarians can eat eggs. Vegans can eat legumes (careful to have your soy as minimally processed as possible), & grains combined, quinoa (complete protein), and mushrooms.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I am going to "give" on the drawing salve because, as I said, I no longer remember what is in it. Just like peanut products, however, those who are allergic need to not use it and such contents are not usually hidden. If ingredients are hidden, I stay away.

      As a raw & living food advocate, grains are not on the table. I used to sprout (germinate) rice but not so much since it has been revealed to contain so much arsenic.

      Quinoa is not a grain. It is a type of fruit seed. It can be sprouted. The living part of raw and living food is the sprouts which are replete with protein. When you eat Chinese food, you are often eating mung bean sprouts with the heads (the leaves) and the tails (the roots) cut away. Sometimes the leaves are left on if they are barely formed.

      I sprout beans, nuts, and seeds. This is my "meat". The soy I might eat would be a fermented soy called "natto" which is said to also help to prevent lymphodema. Although just a bit daily, I eat fermented food which might include soy, cabbage, cucumbers and other types of slaw, pickles, or nama shoyu.

      Dairy products cause mucus. The word natural has been made meaningless by corporate bad behavior. Sorry about your hand. What happened?

      Basically, I only eat one legged animals .. plants.

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Geekling, I'm now imaging hopping daisies... : )

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      I fell in Feb. and tore my L TFCC disc (wrist cartlage). Fell again in June and fractured the L scaphoid, plus hairline fxs of either end of the R radius (those only had to be braced for awhile). Both falls were caused by shoe malfunctions. Because I have a positive ulnar variance (born w/L ulna 4mm too long), the TFCC was eroded by the ulna before the fall jammed the ulna into it. S last week, I had debridement of the TFCC, internal fixation (XXX) of the scaphoid, and ulnar shortening osteotomy (as gross as it sounds). Swapping my giant padded compression splint today for a shorter, lighter forearm cast.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Wow, ChicagoSandy! I didn't understand half of what you wrote, but it sounds awful. I hope you heal up quickly.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Geekling, you always mention that dairy products causes mucus, but I think you should qualify that, as it doesn't cause mucus for me and it's an easy source of protein for those on a limited diet.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Gee, @ChicagoSany I am sorry you are suffering so. Hope everything gets much better straightened out before too long. And wear better supportive shoes please.

      @BarbarainBham how do you know it doesnt cause mucus if you have done no comparison by going without it for any bit of time?

      You dont need to be lactose intolerant to have cow dairy cause mucus. Goat dairy is slightly more tolerable by humans. Im sure there are exceptions just as there are exceptions for everything but a great majority of the population which consumes dairy has mucus issues. Because those issues have been with them most of their lives, they arent particularly cognizant of there even being an issue.

      I cant imagine why you think of dairy as an "easy" form of protein except for being able to buy it quickly at a grocery store. Protein is in all living things. I like sprouted food. You can do as you like with dairy but I submit you use it because you have been habituated and that is enough for you.

      Stay well.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @BarbarainBham, I dislike the taste of milk except when used in cooking, but my son LOVES cow milk. He has no mucus either. And, he drinks way too much milk. I've never known anyone who complained about any mucus caused by milk, but of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't happen on occasion.

      You asked for some research which our resident expert was unable to provide. I'll give you some that I found when I asked Google, "Does milk cause mucus?"

      Here's an article: https://www.healthyeating.org/Milk-Dairy/Milk-Myth-Busters/Article-Viewer/Article/29/Milk-Myth-Drinking-Milk-Causes-Mucus (of course, it is from the milk industry)

      Here's another: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/do-dairy-foods-cause-mucus-production/ This article cites some research, not just blanket statements like, "You don't need to be lactose intolerant to have cow dairy cause mucus" offered with no support whatsoever.

      Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/expert-answers/phlegm/faq-20058015 ... "Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more phlegm. In fact, frozen dairy products can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat."

      https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/COPD-Digest/Article/293/Milk-Products-and-Mucus-in-COPD.aspx "The idea that milk causes the body to produce mucus has actually been around for centuries. Finally, after all these years, studies have actually been performed to determine if this is indeed the case. The results were that milk does not cause the body to produce mucus, BUT it does cause the phlegm to thicken. It is believed that it is the fat content in the milk that causes this reaction. Milk has lots of benefits for the body, including being an excellent source of calcium and vitamins, so you have to weigh the benefits. There are ways to thin out the mucus, which will be mentioned later in this response." (This supports thicker mucus, but not mucus production and disputes that milk is not still a good choice.)

      I'm learning that much of what is written here by certain people has to be thoroughly researched because WAY, WAY too much of it is absolutely false and easily proven incorrect. I went for years here thinking the person knew what they were talking about.

      Th person went after me with a vengeance when I decided to learn about essential oils. It was that research that showed me just how frequently totally false statements are made with a complete air of authority. Then, I started researching other statements the individual makes and guess what? More completely false statements. Like this discussion. Or when magnesium oil and/or moringa that conveniently are sold by the person are touted as being great ways to avoid boils. (I found NO research to support anything like that anywhere.) Or that consuming vanilla extract was the same as consuming essential oils... (that was the one that keyed me to the blatant falsehoods written with complete authority and confidence. Sometimes what is written is literally dangerous should anyone believe and act on what is written. Scary. For instance, ingesting essential oils without A LOT of knowledge is dangerous. Being told that it is okay and that we already ingest them all of the time might encourage people to believe it is okay to consume them without research.)

      Now, I trust nothing written by the individual even though surely some of what is written is actually correct. I am glad to see more and more WhatNexters ask for some proof of some of what is written. Maybe, in the end, we'll start seeing posts that are actually researched and accurate and not just what is thought and/or believed without support.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Actually, Geekling, I love very cold milk. If it's close to room temperature, it's awful, and I always wonder if people who don't like it have ever had it ice cold. When I'm out of milk for a few days, I feel like something is missing.

      If you're referring to mucus in the nose, that's pretty easy to know--- either you have it or you don't have it! Whoever told you milk causes mucus in the nose for everybody apparently made a mistake. Did your source do a study asking "everybody"?

      Why must you be so derogatory to others who don't have the same opinions as you, whether it be about milk causing mucus in everyone or the general idea that everyone doesn't survive on raw plants? I and others have told you that our bodies don't tolerate too much veggies and fruit. (That's a good thing, since I don't want to grow all my food.) On the other hand, your body gets mucus in your nose if you drink milk. That's OK with me, as long as you don't claim it happens to everyone. Some people need the advantage of milk products to vary their protein or to skip meat.

      Geekling, people who are different can still be good. It doesn't hurt to be more open-minded. For instance, you posted the following without saying where I am wrong, so I have to assume I'm not wrong.

      "I cant imagine why you think of dairy as an "easy" form of protein except for being able to buy it quickly at a grocery store. Protein is in all living things. I like sprouted food. You can do as you like with dairy but I submit you use it because you have been habituated and that is enough for you."

      An easy form of protein for a cancer patient is a good thing, not to be scoffed at. Habituated---is that a sin???? We like what we like. I can use milk with added ingredients as a meal substitute, and I would bet it has more protein grams than a sprout does.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      It doesnt much matter to me how anyone chooses to live their life.

      It also doesnt make much sense to split hairs about whether mucus is thickened by dairy or increased. Hard to breathe when thick musus is in your nose or your throat or any other orifice.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Habituated simply means it is neither a like nor a dislike but a habit ... Like maybe cigarettes?

      You can eat or drink as you wish. My opinions are simply that ... New ideas which I tried and which kept me alive when doctors were busy missing my diagnosis.

      There is no reason why you cant be you and I cant be me. I am being taught over and over here that not only do many people want to continue to do exactly what they have been doing but they are resistant, for the most part to new ideas.

      I will simply be me and you can be you. I eat radically differently today than I did as a kid in my parents' house. I believe the changes I made helpwd to keep me alive when doctor's refused to believe I had a health challenge.

      Best wishes

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Geekling, aren't you just as resistant to milk and other things I eat? I just don't think it's right to discourage anyone from drinking milk who might really need the nutrition benefits. Cancer patients don't always want to spend time gardening and preparing sprouts.

      I was a smoker 20 years ago, and believe me that's a Like, not just a Habit. You probably know smokers are addicted to the chemicals in cigarettes, and getting off of them has to treat the addiction.

      I've already told you I love ice cold milk. It's really good with chocolate desserts. Have you tried that? I also eat yogurt and cottage cheese, plus several cheeses.

      Best wishes to you, too.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Sifnce you are kind enough to ask, @BarbarainBham, I do, upon occasion, drink mylk.

      Not all that often but I make a beverage from nuts or seeds which can be used as a milk. I can gobin coffee or tea or over cereal and such. You see a poor man's version in the store in a tetraphak proclaiming "Almond Milk" or "Hemp Milk" and so forth. I make it because it is easy and I make it better than the store box offerings.

      I used to eat yogurt but if I want some, I now make yogurt from coconut. I eat cheezes but they are made from nuts.

      No thickened phlegm around my neck of the woods. :)

      I also submit to you that my concoctions are nutritionally superior to animal milk for people.

      I used to smoke. It was a habit. Life is better since quitting.

      Nitey nite.

      3 months ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      I have really enjoyed improving on my already healthy lifestyle since my diagnosis. I also believe that more research should be done on alternative medicine/treatments.

      Anyway, on my healthy lifestyle quest post cancer diagnosis, I poured a great deal of money into alternative treatments. My cancer was aggressive and had spread to many lymph nodes. I was a bit manic in my desire to prevent recurrence. What I learned was that naturopaths are not cancer specialists and can and do prescribe supplements which are contraindicated for hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Alternative treatments can be very expensive and I believe a nice trip to Paris would be better for me health wise than some expensive treatment. Folks who claim to beat cancer often are "cured" after having their cancer surgically removed. After my mastectomy, I could have refused chemo, radiation, and hormone therapy. I could then claim that I had beat cancer without traditional medicine. However, I would be ignoring the fact that a surgeon removed my cancer. Just beware of people making big claims. In addition, some cancers respond better to alternative treatments than others.

      That said, I truly believe that food is medicine and that eating the right food and taking supplements can have a significant impact on health and wellness. There are some great books out there. I personally liked "The Anticancer diet" and "Radical Remission". Practices like eating a plant-based diet and limiting dairy is something to try. I personally eat a plant-based and limit dairy. I'm able to get plenty of protein. I am hoping this helps a bit to prevent recurrence, but I don't believe this practice can cure cancer. What I'm hoping is that all my healthy choices help, and if not then that's okay because I enjoyed what I ate regardless. If you hate eating a plant-based diet, then don't do that. Remember that being happy also has an impact on health.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      gpgirl70, you said you are "able to get plenty of protein," but it would be helpful to know how you got protein if you were limiting dairy and apparently not eating meat. If protein is in plants, how many grams can we count on?

      3 months ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      Hello all,
      I weigh about 165 lbs and need roughly 65-70 grams of protein a day. Here's how I get my protein easy peasy. My breakfast is quinoa or oatmeal with pumpkin and chia seeds, blueberries and cashewgurt as well as a hemp milk latte. That's 25 grams of protein. For lunch I have legumes and rice with veggies and a spinach salad which adds up to around 22 grams of protein. Again this is super yummy because I pay very close attention to making everything I eat taste good using herbs, spices and low cal sauces. For dinner we usually make a "bowl of goodness" and my favorite is one with garbanzo beans, wild rice, brocollini, mushrooms, pea sprouts, and sweet potatoes. It has a dressing with tahini, almond butter, lemon juice, olive oil and spices. This combo is well over 20 grams of protein. Then I snack on things like almonds, cashews, PB on celery or apple, etc. I get well over 70 grams of protein per day. It is a complete fallacy that folks who eat a plant based diet have trouble getting enough protein. One just needs to be thoughtful. I still have meat on occasion but I don't need it for protein. Sometimes a steak just tastes really great. I would recommend a cookbook called Bowls of Goodness for ideas on yummy vegetarian dishes. As I've said, I really enjoy the way I'm eating.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Thank you. I use legumes for protein already, but some other people talk about eating "sprouts," so didn't know legumes were part of their diet.

      I'm not able to eat spices because of reflux, so not sure about that part, but hopefully it helps StaciMarie with her question.

      STACIMARIE, please comment.

      3 months ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      I experimented with eating vegetarian during Taxol chemo when my liver counts rose quite high. I didn't drink alcohol so that was good already. Then, I stopped eating any animal food sources. At my next appointment, my liver enzyme counts went down and that pattern continued. I decided at that point to continue eating a mostly vegetarian diet. I had fatty liver disease diagnosed during cancer treatment, and now I no longer have fatty liver disease. That's my story but I'm sure there are people who do not respond to eating a vegetarian diet. Anecdotal evidence seems so powerful but it is just one story. My liver counts may have gone down even if I was eating animal food sources who knows.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I had fatty liver disease diagnosed at the same time as diabetes about 15 years ago (before cancer). After I cut back on fried foods and sugar, when I went back for labs, my fatty liver disease had become normal and I was still eating meat every day then.

      Now I rarely eat meat because I've lost my taste for it if I can "see it"---I eat ground beef in spaghetti, etc. (I think I started thinking too much about what meat is. . . .)

      3 months ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      @BarbarainBham, try googling, foods with protein. I think you will be surprised.

      3 months ago

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