Topic: Partner recently diagnosed with cc - Western australia
Thank you thank you thank you to all of those who've contributed, and continue to contribute, to this wonderful site - i have been trawling the internet for weeks and it is by far one of the most valuable resources I have found.
Three weeks ago my 47 year old partner was diagnosed with cc via biopsy of liver cells. A cat scan has revealed 2 large tumours on the liver, 2 enlarged lymph nodes either side of the pancreas and possible adrenal gland involvement, although Drs have not located a primary tumour (an endoscopy revealed nothing apart from the lymph swelling). Although he has just had his first dose of an initial six week round of chemo (Gemcitabine), we have been told that this would only extend his life by a couple of months, and eventually the cancer will become resistant IF it works at all, but that without this treatment he would deteriorate rapidly. Obviously we are devastated and shocked by this news. Despite the fact his immune function, liver function and bloods all came up as normal, Drs have said this makes no real difference to the prognosis. We are at a loss as to what to do in the face of this terrible diagnosis, as we are not willing to just say "right, well that's it then" and give up, but every time we find something that looks like it'd be worth trying, there's so much conflicting evidence! We have changed to pretty much a vegan diet (with the exception of bio yoghurt, for the beneficial bacteria) with loads of fruit, veggies and juices, exercise regularly, practice meditation and use positive imagery exercises and are desperately trying to decide on a suitable course of supplementation (for either during or after chemo). Fish oil looks good! ANY advice would be deeply appreciated.
My thoughts are with you all,
p.s Have any of you ever heard of the 'moss' reports on cancer treatment or AV 1 chinese herbal medicine cancer treatment?