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    I completed radiation in Jan. 2007. One week later I came down with a severe case of shingles on my left arm that made it difficult to use my arm. Two weeks later I started experiencing extreme muscle & joint pain. After 2 months the doctor determined I had Lupus. In 2009 a routine CT scan showed 2 new tumors. I again underwent chemotherapy followed by another open chest surgery to remove the tumors and they also removed 2 inches of a rib. At my post-surgery check up I was told there was another tumor. I had already received all the chemo drugs that are available for my cancer, so fortunately that was not an option. I refused to undergo open chest surgery for the third time as it was so hard to recover from. I am now using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, taking lots of supplements, eating a low carb, high protein, organic diet and getting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. My tumor is shrinking and I feel better than I did before I was diagnosed with cancer the first time. I still suffer from tingling, painful fingertips as a result of the chemo and every time I cough, sneeze or laugh I experience pain when the lung sac pushes up through the whole in my rib. I wish I had known there was an alternative to the traditional cancer treatment when I was first diagnosed in 2006. When you hear the big C word, you panic and follow your doctor's orders blindly, hoping he will make you well. In my case, I feel I was done much harm by allowing myself to be treated with those chemo drugs. If you are facing cancer treatment, I urge you to read Suzanne Somers book "Knockout" and use the list at the end of the book to find a non-traditional doctor.

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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): To remove my cancerous thymus I underwent open chest surgery. My sternum is now wired together.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Chemotherapy was so unpleasant I didn't want to complete all the treatments, but eventually did because my family insisted.