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Apr 23, 2017 04:57PM
Apr 23, 2017 04:59PM
Hello. I was diagnosed with ILC in February of this year.
I had a lumpectomy and lymph node biopsy on March 17. I am ER/PR+, HER2 negative, Grade 1 Tumor (estimated size 1.8 CM), Ki-67 proliferation rate 1%, 1 node with a metastatic focus of slightly > 2mm. My lumpectomy didn't come back with clean margins. I had a contrasting MRI on April 10 and it showed no further sign of ILC, but because the pathology report shows not clean margins I am going in for a second lumpectomy on May 11. My CBC and CMP blood panels all came back excellent. No genetic markers for cancer. Waiting for my Oncotype test results.
I have chosen not to do the Tamoxifin because I have Crohn's, which I finally have under control. My doctor really want's me to try it and see if it agrees with me. Knowing my body the way I do I just know it will flare up my Crohn's. So I'm seeking out alternative estrogen blockers that women in my situation have had good results with.
Here's what I'm doing:
I'm making a shake once a day with the following:
1 scoop Garden of Life RAW Organic Perfect Food® Green Super Food
2 caps Garden of Life Vitamin Code® Women Raw Whole Food Multivitamin
2 caps Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW B-Complex™
1 cap Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW D3 -- 5000 IU
NOTE: You can empty all Garden of Life Vitamins in to your smoothie and drink them vs. having to swallow a whole bunch of vitamins.
3 tsp of the following:
1pt Maitake Mushroom Powder to 2 pt Reishi Mushroom, powder (Ling Zhi)
In addition to the shake I'm taking:
20:1 CBD Tincture (cannabis not hemp) - 7 drops, 3x daily
Reishi Extract - 7 drops, 3x daily
2 softgels Terry Naturally CuraMed + OPC (French grape seed extract)
I keep seeing good things about DIM and AHCC and am wondering if it's a better alternative than what I'm doing. Any thoughts or insights anyone can share will be greatly appreciated. I really want to do all I can to beat this.
2/23/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary