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    skimommi asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Has anyone opted for clinical trials upon first diagnosis, or recurrence? What about alternative medicines?

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      karen1956

      I participated in a clinical trial as part of my chemo treatment protocol.... It was ramdomization between 3 different chemo regimes....standard of care was the same for all options.....I see you are in Brighton...where are you receiving your treatment? I'm in Denver....

      over 4 years ago
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      StacyM

      Like hikerchick, I have been drinking Essiac tea since chemotherapy was suggested to me. It was recommended by a friend who went through cancer treatments after being told his prognosis was not good (he is now 8 yrs cancer free). I really believe it helped with the side effects; I was on a 'harsher than normal' chemo regimen and had very few side effects. My doctor was amazed! I had asked him about Essiac and he said I could use it if I wanted to--I don't know if he knew I actually was because he never asked. My husband would bring it to me in a thermos while I hospitalized for chemo treatments so I got my daily doses. I have been done with treatments since June and continue to drink it daily.

      over 4 years ago
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      polgara

      didn't do clinical trials but yes to alternative medicine. siberian ginsing to help side effects, tumeric to fight cancer and lots of veggies and juicing.

      over 4 years ago
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