Sep 2, 2017 02:48AM Momine wrote:
First of all, I am so sorry for what your mother is facing and what you are both going through. It is, indeed, a terrible disease.
There is no evidence to suggest that Gerson therapy works. Unfortunately there is no cure for metastatic cancer. There are rare instances of spontaneous remission, where the cancer decides to lay off for reasons we don't know. It is, however, very rare.
Gerson therapy is also both expensive and difficult. In other words, it is not likely to contribute to your mother's quality of life, whereas for example marijuana might, even if it doesn't help against the cancer itself.
What are the doctors telling her? The chemo your mother is getting now is considered palliative chemo. The purpose is to slow down the cancer and alleviate some of the symptoms. Sometimes doctors do not make clear that chemo in stage 4 is for this purpose, leaving the patient with the idea that it could be curative. The number one concern, in my opinion, should be quality of life at this stage in the game and if your mom's doctors are not willing to have that discussion, including listening to her concerns and talking to her about things like Gerson therapy, perhaps consider finding a new medical team.