You and I seem to be in the same boat. I am 47 and have a 70 yr old mom diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, which has spread to her liver and ovaries, 7 weeks ago. She started chemo 1 week later and has done 2 rounds. She was supposed to start round three last Tues., but she had too low a platelet count to start. her doctors had to give her a platelet transfusion, then wait for her to build back up. She also has had an allergic reaction to one of the main chemo drugs, I'm not sure which, so her doctors are trying to re-group to decide what to do next.
I am also very interested in alternative treatment, mainly diet and exercise. I have research the Hippocrates Institute methods, the Gerson therapy methods, as well as other raw foods methods. Some even say that THC from hemp plants can help heal the cancer naturally. Not smoking, but ingesting. I would recommend you contact the organization, www.Beat Cancer.org They are a clearing house for info on alternative methods, that have been scientifically proven to work. They offer this info outside the mainstream medical establishment, which is largely funded by the pharmaceutical companies. They offer free, or by donation, counseling to cancer patients to review ALL their options.
My challenge has been that my mom is very skeptical of alternative methods. She has not done the research to investigate them, but still believes they are not based on real science. The AMA has done a lot of work to suppress the information and evidence of sincere scientists who have found cures to help people heal their whole systems, not just attack the symptoms! I have the info for her, but not sure my mom will use it. Good luck. I would like to hear how things go with you and your mom. I think we are in a transitional time medically, and the establishment is being challenged in their for profit not patient thinking and system. Keep up the good work!