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Posted on: Aug 6, 2012 09:37PM - edited Aug 8, 2012 01:31PM by Natkat

Natkat wrote:

Hello please post here ONLY if you are researching or using natural tx to address hormone responsive cancer. Please stay on topic - no posts about standard drugs or ovary removal. No posts about general anti cancer. Thread for people who need alternatives SPECIFIC to hormone responsive cancers

Will share my own research and looking foward to hearing about yours
Thank you

Dx 6/2012, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Apr 12, 2017 02:23PM Artista928 wrote:

Momine- I agree with what you wrote about stage 3B and what you are doing. Combo of hormone therapy and eating well for us stage 3ers. The pattern I see with folks going all natural to try to decrease estrogen is they are all stage 1. For us higher stages, unless Tamox and AIs all make life miserable with no relief from advised supps and exericse, it would be a larger risk.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Apr 12, 2017 08:52PM gardengypsy wrote:

Artist: Don't forget exercise on that list!

Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2017 09:41AM dtad wrote:

Artista...I completely agree. It's much easier for those of us who are stage 1 to refuse the anti hormones. That's one of the main reasons I want us to speak up for better treatment options. There are just too many of us that feel they have to use the big guns to survive and many of them are suffering the SEs. Good luck to all navigating this complicated disease.

Dx 3/20/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/10/2015, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Apr 13, 2017 12:30PM CeliaC wrote:

dtad - Happy to hear from another stage 1 that has kindred feelings about the anti-hormones. Just began on 1/2 pill on 4/5/17 and will start in on whole pill on Sat. Went round and round with MO in two separate visits as very skeptical about the side effects vs benefits. Ultimately, the thought of BC metastasizing elsewhere, and being more difficult to treat, drove me to "accept" the AIs. That being said, am still going with anything more "natural" that I can throw at the Beast. MO did agree that if taking AIs means Quality of Life is suffering badly, that I could stop, but should at least "try" first.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 13, 2017 12:46PM Butterfly1234 wrote:

I'm in agreement as well. I'm starting Arimidex when my rads are completed in early May. There's been some discussion on the Armidex thread about name brand vs generic anastrozole. Several ladies have said they have fewer side effects on the name brand and some have said they do better with the generic brand manufactured by Teva and not the other manufacturers. I don't think there's been a study on this, but I do give some credence to anecdotal evidence. I too, am very concerned about potential SEs. I already have slight osteoporosis. This is not in any way an endorsement of one med over another. I'm just trying to find my way through this BC maze

No matter what you look like or think you look like, you're special and loved and perfect just the way you are. Ariel Winter Dx 1/24/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/8/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 13, 2017 04:38PM movingsoccermom wrote:

I did a 10 day trial of Arimidex. I had night sweats, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, severe hip pain, vertigo, mood swings, and exceptional headaches that would not respond to treatment. I quit with no regrets and have no intentions of trying again. My Oncotype was very low, so very little risk of recurrence regardless. I have resumed some exercise but am hampered by the long term irritation from the sentinel node biopsy, and the lingering hip pain. Instead I have am taking Metformin and Diclofenac to address both the metabolic syndrome (no weight loss), pain and inflammation. I really appreciate all the information gathered here. Best wishes to everyone.

Dx 3/3/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/1/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/27/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 13, 2017 08:48PM CeliaC wrote:

Butterfly - Well stated. "Maze" is a good word for what we are all going through. Am finding the discussion topics a good way to light the way and navigate the maze. Healing thoughts going out to you.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 14, 2017 04:49AM gardengypsy wrote:

Now eight months out of treatment, my survivorship plan is becoming more clear. I am focusing on wellness, low stress, eating well, and exercise.

Physical therapy and psychotherapy are in my weekly schedule. Slowly, I am accepting cancer as a turning point in my life. I am retiring from my stressful career and going into the garden more. I believe that being happy and not fatigued will be a powerful defense against reoccurrence.

Well wishes to you all.

Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 23, 2017 04:57PM - edited Apr 23, 2017 04:59PM by yhendrix

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.

Dx 2/23/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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Apr 23, 2017 09:35PM gardengypsy wrote:

yhendrix~ I understand that Crohn's can be really tough and you've made a difficult decision.

We make homemade Reishi tincture. My naturopathic D has just recommended Turkey Tail mushroom as well.

Melatonin in high doses (20 mg) is being used to keep BC from reoccurring as well.

I also think that lots of probiotics, brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli) and legumes should be in our diets every day (if you can eat them).

To your health!

Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 24, 2017 12:33AM yhendrix wrote:

Thanks GardenGypsy. I follow an Ayurvedic approach to my Crohn's. It has kept it in remission for year's now. I did not know about the Melatonin. Thank you for that insight. and to your health as well!

Dx 2/23/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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Apr 24, 2017 10:37AM dtad wrote:

Hi everyone. I refused anti hormones from the start. I have lost 30 pounds since diagnosis and exercise daily. I take DIM, melatonin, mushroom extract and berberine to control my blood sugar levels. I hope that helps!

Dx 3/20/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/10/2015, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Apr 24, 2017 08:56PM gardengypsy wrote:

yhendrix~ Auyevedic medicine is powerful. I am so happy it has worked for you.

Dtad: What kind of mushroom?

Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 25, 2017 02:10AM - edited Apr 26, 2017 03:40AM by yoga_girl

AHCC use with great success (more expensive but worth it); was using Turkey Tail

To read more about natural treatments (including AHCC); the book; Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer--And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place (a good read for all the medical interviews with respected professionals around the world)

available at: B&N, Amazon & Half Off Books (gently used)

Mushroom remedies; be sure to research what mushrooms are best with your blood type, it makes a difference; the book; Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type; explains what/why. Experienced Naturopaths will also be able to explain the importance.

Recommend those wishing to use many vitamin & supplements daily; baseline your blood tests for all vitamin & supplement levels first to see where you are and what you actually need; do this every 3-6 months until your test results are within healthy limits on the charts; maintain tests thereafter every 6 months to stay on track. You can over do oral supplements and become toxic, not good. It's a delicate balance.

Testing: There are many that are individual tests and some are grouped together. Request your doctor write the script for these as they are not normally tested for even w/ cancer diagnosis. Select a lab that is experienced in drawing these type of results. Not all labs do these tests as some require 30 minutes to prep at room temp that are chilled. Also check pricing and your insurance coverage. It will take about 7-12 tubes of blood depending on how the lab has them grouped/labeled. 8-12 hour fast; drink lots of water 1 hour before blood draws to ensure your veins are properly plump; request a smaller needle (less painful). If your veins roll, let them know before they start, they may have a heat pack to put over the puncture site (heavenly) prior to the draw to help prepare and relax the veins.

http://www.lifeextension.com/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/Blood-Tests

Dx 4/7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/1/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/27/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 25, 2017 02:15AM - edited Apr 25, 2017 02:19AM by yoga_girl

Seed: The Untold Story; PBS; an independent film

What is GMO vs Non GMO

This is the trailer; check PBS for the full documentary.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pbs+documentary%2c+apr+2017%2c+kauai+seeds&&view=detail&mid=3471758BAEFB5208A1663471758BAEFB5208A166&FORM=VRDGAR

Dx 4/7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/1/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/27/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 25, 2017 08:37AM dtad wrote:

Turkey tail mushroom extract

Dx 3/20/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/10/2015, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Apr 25, 2017 10:05PM gardengypsy wrote:

dtad~ That's just been rec'd by my nat.onc.

Where do you get it? She said that she buys only the Coriolus from Russia!
Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 25, 2017 10:24PM yhendrix wrote:

yoga_girl: Is AHCC specific to ER/PR-? I'm ER/PR+. Also, with so many brands on the market which do you use?

dtad: I'd also love to know where you get your Turkey tail mushroom extract.

Thank you all so much.

Dx 2/23/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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Apr 26, 2017 01:32AM macb04 wrote:

Hi. I buy the Turkey Tail from Fungi Perfecti at Natural Partners. That is the brand used in the studies from Bastyr.http://bastyr.edu/news/general-news/2012/11/fda-approves-bastyr-turkey-tail-trial-cancer-patients

Yoga girl, you mentioned using AHCC instead of Turkey Tail. What made you switch?

Gardengypsy, I also take Melatonin 20mg for the last couple of years too, as my Naturopath Onc recommended it.

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Apr 26, 2017 03:06AM - edited Apr 26, 2017 03:08AM by ChiSandy

Be careful about extrapolating results claimed by a patient (“Chris Beat Cancer") with a very different type of cancer in a wholly different organ and organ system (digestive) to your breast cancer. Not all cancers, not even all breast cancers are alike, and not all treatments work identically across the board.

As to what to avoid on letrozole, my MO said to avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit (flavorings or essences such as in flavored olive oils are OK), taking St. John's Wort or garcinia or smoking marijuana because of possible phytoestrogenic effects (as opposed to moderate consumption of unprocessed or very lightly processed soy foods like edamame, soymilk or tofu, which are not harmful as formerly thought). She jokingly said “don't eat any white stuff except cauliflower & fish." (In other words, ditch the sugar, spuds & refined flours, and be careful with dairy, sticking to organic in small amounts). But those latter dietary recommendations are for general health, not just ER+ bc.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 26, 2017 03:37AM yoga_girl wrote:

Turkey Tail (Host Defense); available at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, check w/ other local suppliers in your area. Most health food stores carry it. There are many other brands to choose from.

I switched to AHCC based on the published research to support it and my personal results were better.

http://ahccresearch.com/

AHCC

The world's most researched specialty immune supplement supported by 20 human clinical studies, by over 30 papers published in PubMed-indexed journals and by more than 100 pre-clinical and in vitro studies.

Japan's leading alternative cancer therapy used in hundreds of cancer clinics throughout Asia.

Highly effective immuno-modulator used in over 700 clinics as a standard preventative regiment for all incoming patient to reduce the risk of hospital infections.

The daily immune supplement of tens of thousands of healthy people in Japan and worldwide, seeking to help their bodies to fight the formation of abnormal cells, whose growth can lead to cancer, chronic disease and infections (such as the influenza / flu virus).


Dx 4/7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/1/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/27/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 26, 2017 03:58AM - edited Apr 26, 2017 04:11AM by yoga_girl

yhendrix

Immpower (AHCC) (30 Veggie Caps); by American Biosciences

I can't find anything in research studies to indicate it is specific to ER/PR-? I'm ER/PR+; I was dx w/ two different types of BC, so in my case it worked well on both.

Dx 4/7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/1/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/27/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 26, 2017 07:56AM dtad wrote:

I get my mushroom extract on Amazon. Not at home so can't give more info. However I'm definitely going to look into AHCC. Thanks guys...

Dx 3/20/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/10/2015, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Apr 26, 2017 03:52PM sarahrae wrote:

LOVE THIS THREAD! thank you to everyone participating :)

I use both fungi perfecti(Paul Stamets) turkey tail, 6 grams/day and Quality of Life Labs AHCC platinum 3 grams/day. I pulse both of these using fungi perfecti's comprehensive immune support and or reishi every 3-4 months.

Also started using sublingual glutathione

https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Glutathione-Terry-...

found a new tumeric/omega product by Nordic Naturals that professes to use a form of tumeric that goes directly into the lymphatic system vs. the liver. This would keep it in the system longer, which would produce better results. So far I have seen relief of some joint pain from the arimidex side effects

https://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product...

Trying to use cannabis oil (minimum 4:1 cbd:thc ratio) having trouble finding indica strains locally :(

I do take CBD oil from hemp daily. will pulse this and cannabis oil by adding cinnamon essential oil, etc..

also, essiac tea daily

when i can get off the arimidex and zoladex i will begin DIM and Indole-3 to compliment my plant heavy diet(lots of cruciferous veggies)

BTW, I'm 42 and still using the allopathic protocols for ER/PR+ BC

***HUGS


sarah rae Dx 2/19/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy Whole-breast
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Apr 26, 2017 08:34PM Artista928 wrote:

Sandy- What is it about dairy. I love plain yogurt and sour cream. I don't do much with sour cream since it is bad fat but lowfat yogurt I eat a cup a day with cucumers diced in it--delish.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Apr 26, 2017 10:52PM gardengypsy wrote:

Wow, ladies. Lots of amazing information here!

I've read that supplements aren't strictly regulated. I ask for advice from my naturopath about which brands.

Sarah ~ I'd trust Paul Stamets' name, that's for sure. And Nordic Naturals are an excellent company.

Funny thing is that Turkey Tail grows around my house.

Artista: Cultured dairy and/or local unpasteurized dairy is the way to go. Our guts need probiotics desperately. And the calcium there is better than taking supplements.

Mac~ Yes, the Melatonin link to BC is solid.

Now to get my insurance to pay for wholistic medicine.....$$$$$$

Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 26, 2017 11:00PM Artista928 wrote:

Where do you get unpasturized dairy? Whole Foods? Thanks

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Apr 26, 2017 11:02PM gardengypsy wrote:

Artista~ It's a matter of going local.

Go to a more smaller health food store and inquire about local farmers who sell it. You can also ask around at the Farmer's Market.
Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 27, 2017 12:26AM - edited Apr 27, 2017 01:16AM by peaches1

Grocery stores cannot sell unpasteurized dairy. Cheese might be an exception There is good reason why most dairy is pasteurized. Unpasteurized is the same as raw, and you have to find a dairy farm that will sell it to you. I am not saying that you should not consumer it, but I personally would not consume it

Dx 5/13/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/27/2016 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 7/17/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/24/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 27, 2017 03:00AM gardengypsy wrote:

peaches is correct about who sells it.


Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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