My partner is not a big believer in chemo and she is inoperable and the cancer is positioned such that radiotherapy is more damaging and no solution either. She is stage IV.
We have tried one alternative treatment and the result was just massive weight loss and no improvement, in fact the tumour has grown and she is weaker than ever. She is trying a second.
We entered chemo 6 weeks ago and had a review session this week, they really dont offer much hope. Basically they are calling the chemo palliative care that will improve the time she has left and will leave it to her to decide if it is helping her feel better. We have now seen 3 oncologists that say the same thing - Gemcitabine is all they can offer due to her situation.
Fiona is not jaundice and not itchy - her only symptons are a bit of pain, bad ascites and weight loss.
What I am really looking for here is:
Are there any alternative treatments that are know to make a difference?
Anyone that has tried a treatment and found it to help them?
Anyone tried Gerson and had success?
Anyone tried probiotics and had it work (my partner is on Mannatech products at the moment)?
The trouble I have with alternative treatments is that they are all care and no responsibility - they promise yep we can fix you but when they dont they've just built up false hopes that get shattered. So I'm reaching out here - as I'm not a big believer I'm looking for some info to help me help my beautiful lady who does believe.