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    Anyone done Immunotherapy

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      Claudiafox48

      Thanks for the response. I am trying to find out things that I can do naturally to help my immune system. It would seem to me that doing thing to help your immune system would be a plus yet conventional theories don't seem to want to hear anything about alternative therapies, and that is discouraging

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      You don't want to have conventional treatments?

      I agree that getting your immune system in good shape is a great idea, but if you're wanting to do that in lieu of conventional treatments, I would strongly discourage it. But, I'm no doctor or anything else ... just someone who has been fighting stage 4 cancer for 6-1/2 years. Everyone has to make their own decisions and be willing and ready to live with them.

      Good luck. It isn't an easy journey, that's for sure, and I'm sorry you're facing it.

      2 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Hey, Claudiafox48,
      Excuse us, but we all take our traditional scientific medical treatments VERY SERIOUSLY, because cancer is a very serious disease with very serious results if we don't do what medical doctors advise us to do, based on scientific studies around the world.

      What is your doctor's opinion and advice? He or she is the real expert trained for years in Oncology, not us. He or she also has your medical records, and we don't. It's very important to ask your Oncologist about anything new or different you put in your body, because some common things can interact with your traditional treatments, even cancelling the benefits. (Ex. My chemo pill says absolutely not to drink grapefruit juice.) My best advice is to follow your doctor's advise about Vitamin C and anything else. If you don't have confidence in your doctor, get another opinion from a doctor in a different oncology group. They can answer your questions about Vitamin C. It could be OK, but the results are too important for non-oncologists to guess at.

      We often recommend an NIH National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Comprehensive Center because of their cutting edge treatments, doctors, and also clinical trials (research) which can give patients access to treatments not yet available to the public. Virginia has two and is near many others in neighboring states. Here's a link to a list by state with phone numbers to make an appointment.
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find#Virginia

      There are several pancreatic cancer survivors on WhatNext, one who just had an active WhatNext question, and whose name is Russ. He successfully fought pancreatic cancer years ago. If you look at the top of this page, click on "People," and enter his name to search, you can send him a message. If you want to see his question, click on Questions at the top of the page, and look down the page till you see his name (Russ) with his question. He had a recent stomach surgery.

      Wishing you the Best.

      2 months ago
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