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Mar 11, 2017 12:50AM
Mar 11, 2017 12:59AM
Hi Tom1981. I do not know of anyone having been conventionally diagnosed and then having survived feeling good/comfortable for that long without any conventional treatment. But I do not get out much, and my world is rather small.
I am a member of another breast cancer support group on the Internet, and I sometimes look in on some discussions at another one too. Once in a long while a newly diagnosed young woman will join, already decided and determined to cure herself of breast cancer with no conventional treatment whatsoever. They typically participate for no more than a couple of days on just their own introductory discussion threads, then they never come back. They are not withdrawing from abuse on those websites -- they are treated with respect and caring, and they are assured of other members' support. I think they do not come back because the other members simply cannot give them the answers they seek -- they have some alternative solutions in mind, and they want to be informed of more alternative solutions.
This is not what you were asking for, but it might be of interest anyway. See, in particular, paragraphs 4 and 5, and also the discussion section further down and numbered 5, in this literature review article here__
Here is the older published study to which that article links in its paragraph 5__
My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole.
2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole)
4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal
8/2018, Stage IV