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Topic: Very interesting interview with nurse who went holistic route~

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013 01:24PM

jojo68 wrote:

http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/nurse-refuses-treatment-for-breast-cancer-goes-to-mexico/

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Apr 22, 2013 02:14PM riverhorse wrote:

Interesting article, but very difficult to draw any conclusions about the Mexican clinic without more information regarding the nature of Chris's cancer.   Was it a tumor that was small and so once removed was unlikely to recur or spread regardless of additional treatments?  What was the grade of the tumor?  She doesn't mention any proposed treatment plan, just seems to assume that the plan would include chemo, radiation etc.  She should have met with a breast surgeon before a plastic surgeon -- unless procedures are totally different at the Mayo Clinic.  A breast surgeon would have discussed the possibilites - lumpectomy vs mastectomy or why one was better than the other in her case.  

It would be very hard to make any sort of informed decision regarding the value of the holistic approach based on the information in that article.

Dx 11/22/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 22, 2013 02:34PM jojo68 wrote:

Oh, I know...just thought it was an interesting article...

Bone marrow mets. Completed DIEP recon... ILC Stage 2B/3A Grade 2/ER+/PR+/HER- 7/29 nodes/3cm "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."~The good Dr. Seuss
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Apr 22, 2013 10:46PM HLB wrote:

That was interesting and I appreciate that she gave so many details! The beast dad in the world just bought me a rife machine!! Ordered today. Can't wait to start using it!

Dx 10/2004, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2012, IDC, Stage IV Hormonal Therapy 07/23/2012 Femara (chemical name: letrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor) Surgery 09/14/2005 Reconstruction of my left breast; Reconstruction of my right breast Surgery 11/29/2004 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast, Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Underarm (axillary) lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side ; Prophylactic (also called preventive) mastectomy of one or both breasts : Prophylactic (also called preventive) mastectomy of my right breast ; Reconstruction of my left breast: Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction of my right breast: Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/29/2004 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side Chemotherapy 01/01/2005 AC + T (Taxol): Adriamycin and Cytoxan, plus Taxol
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May 6, 2013 01:56AM learningtoletgo wrote:

joellelee, thank you so much for posting this! Although very new to this site and still playing the waiting game as to a diagnosis, this link you shared is wonderful and very reasonable given the standard treatments recommended for breast cancer. I think the clinic in Mexico is where I would choose to go if it turns out that I have BC.

Learning to let go of fear and live my life one day at a time!
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May 6, 2013 02:15PM jojo68 wrote:

Hi there Smillsbc!

I also highly recommend joining the following Yahoo groups...Breastcancerthinktank, iodine, and cancercured!  MANY survivors on those groups using alternatives!!!  And, everyone is so accomodating and don't attack your for your opinions!

Bone marrow mets. Completed DIEP recon... ILC Stage 2B/3A Grade 2/ER+/PR+/HER- 7/29 nodes/3cm "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."~The good Dr. Seuss