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    Thanks for all the comments/advice. I appreciate the feedback and encouragement.

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    Anybody quit chemo and go a less toxic more natural route. What kind of results?

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      Hi! I like you wanted to take the natural approach also. I was stage 3B breast cancer, age 28 with one child. I choose bi-lat masectomy and had no lymph nodes, but nodes under my breast bone. I was considering no chemo/rad but the tumors in my chest changed that. Chemo went ok (minior nausea/fatigue), then I got a PET scan which showed NO TUMORS....meaning chemo ate up two 1+ cm tumors! I'd say thats pretty amazing, esp when the Dr's didn't believe they'd be gone. I still am doing radiation because I don't want to take tamoxifen for 5 years (don't like taking meds daily, want to have a kid in a few years etc). I'm also eatting very healthy (as much as our budget allows) lots of fruit /veggies, organic mean, chia, pom, flax etc. In the end its all up to you and your circumstance, but I can say chemo works wonders and I'd do it all over again. Good luck!

      almost 5 years ago
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      zz mama, looks like you got many good responses! I agree many people above.
      Interestingly my husband did not want me to go through chemo despite doc's recommendations. It is toxic and I am feeling more than others - maybe because i am japanese and small frame. all meds work too well. but I am glad I am on chemo. even if this is an incremental difference, i feel i am doing right thing..for my kids and for my husband. look at steve jobb 9sp?), he went to alternative medicine, lost precious 9 mos, with the cancer my dad survivied through....my dad had the same cancer 7 years ago, he is still here and well. yes each cancer is different. but i believe he would be still here with us if he took a different path....
      good luck!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
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      papayagirl

      The question and answers on this topic have been very informative. I have just been told the recommended treatment (chemo, radiation, then taxol for 5-10 years). I had a double mastectomy for one tumor, 2.8 cm, mixed ductile and lobular, ER positive and Heur2 indeterminate. I have been struggling with the recommendation because the treatment is so invasive and I am so afraid of the side effects. However, the odds are in my favor if I do it and life is too precious to me not to give it a try. I will do it with fear but I will do it and hope I can find acceptance along the way. Acceptance and prayer are the keys for me. Take good care of yourself...you are worth it!
      Papayagirl

      almost 5 years ago
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    Just finished week 7 or 12 Taxol treatments. Scheduled to start adriamycin, cytoxan and fluorouracil after taxol then radiation. Stage 3 with positive sentinel node. Bilateral mastectomy no reconstruction yet due to positive node. Don't know if I want to put all that poison in my body. Anybody have success with diet/natural remedies. I'm considering becoming a chemo dropout and saying no thank you to radiation. It seems crazy to me that all these treatments can be a good thing. Any advice?

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    Decision Point: Don't know if I want to continue chemo.

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