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Vit D3

  • By tore · New reply 11:52 am
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • I am very much interested in whether anyone has experience using the hormone called vitamin D3 for BC. I have been reading about the potential benefits of D3, especially super doses (greater than 50,000 ...

Palbociclib and Faslodex trial

  • By whybenormal · New reply 11:27 am
  • Discussion in Clinical trials · 16 replies
  • Anyone else out there in this trial? I just had my third treatment. Amazing research ...

True or hoax? Cancer Cure In Bible

  • By Pickles19 · New reply 11:23 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 36 replies
  • I just watched a video about a Dr. Mark Stengler who is a doctor and also a devoted Christian. He talked about a book we can get from him that is called, "The Bible's Healing Codes Revealed" that discusses ...

Stage 4, mets to liver, xeloda/ixempra

  • By lrm123 · New reply 11:20 am
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 6 replies
  • Hi, My sister is on her 3rd rd of xeloda/ixempra treatments. this is the first line of treatment her dr chose after her breast cancer came back in her liver. She is 39yrs old with 3 kids under 10. it ...

Coffee isn't our least not our liver's...

  • By BentonCity · New reply 11:05 am
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 16 replies
  • In trying to share Medscape Multispecialty articles before I learned I guess you have to be a member to open a link soooo here's a super long article cut/paste. The 40 references simply made it waaay ...

Triple neg secondary

  • By Alihossack · New reply 11:03 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 2 replies
  • Hi there, just been diagnosed as a secondary. I had stage 2a triple neg in 2010 6 rounds of FEC then lumpectomy the 6 weeks of radiotherapy. All was well and had my visit to surgeon in January who had ...

CA-15 Tm

  • By Ls999 · New reply 10:50 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 2 replies
  • I am two years out and my TM test showed 48.4 higher then the norm of 30. Does anyone have experience what this means ...

Dirty Dozen of Endrocrine Disrupters Week

  • By BentonCity · New reply 10:29 am
  • Discussion in Taking charge: Being a proactive patient · 9 replies
  • The Environmental Working Group has posted various food, beauty and other ingredients from time to time shown to cause cancer and other disruptive diseases. They're taking this next week to list major ...

primer on spotting bad science

  • By R · New reply 9:25 am
  • Journal · 85 replies
  • -rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science/ I have said much here about correlation not being causation. This is a great reference ...

Halaven troubles

  • By SIgirl · New reply 8:37 am
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 9 replies
  • I have been on halaven for four months and it is bringing my tms down slowly. However, it is playing havoc with my bowels. I go from constipation to diarrhea sometimes in the same day! Anyone else had ...

3 month check

  • By leslie9203 · New reply 7:10 am
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • This is my first time in two years where my three month check-up did not include a PET, CT, and BONE scan. I am only scheduled to receive those every six months now. I will have labs and an Xgeva injection ...


  • By cwoos4 · New reply 5:08 am
  • Discussion in Support groups · 13 replies
  • Anybody hear from Teranova? She shows as inactive. She was having problems with her eyes. I hope everything is ok. Cindy ...

how to lower body acidity levels and cutting down on sugar intake ???

  • By Wendy0561 · New reply 2:46 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 83 replies
  • Hello Everyone, I've been reading about how bad high acidic levels in your body is and how it can feed the cancer. Does anyone have suggestions on how to naturally raise ph levels and lower acid levels ...

Tumor Markers UP

  • By Ann2800 · New reply 2:39 am
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 15 replies
  • I wrote a post a few days ago about a pleura Effusion. A small one. I went to my ONC and he says he is not worried about the small effusion but my tumor markers are climbing. Cancer 2729 was 38 45 68 ...

Thank you

  • By Ann2800 · New reply 1:38 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 8 replies
  • Just want to thank everyone for being there for me this week. You have all made me feel so much better! I have my scan on the 28 and will pray on that. Thank you again my friends.....glad I found you ...

Lack of Cancer Patient Care Support Systems

  • By thecarolhouse · New reply yesterday at 10:56 pm
  • Discussion in Financial issues · 3 replies

Taxol - Chemo

  • By smiley47 · New reply yesterday at 10:26 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 1 reply
  • I was wondering if anyone had been on Taxol when after three rounds and markers going down, (gradually) they had blood work done at the third round on the fourth week; which is the week you do not get ...

Envita saved my life

  • By sueblue22 · New reply yesterday at 8:05 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 32 replies
  • I’m against traditional treatment. When I first found out I had cancer, I knew traditional Radiation and Chemo were not right for me. God lead me to a different form of treatment. Through my research ...


  • By Shopgrl07 · New reply yesterday at 7:09 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 5 replies
  • My mom had breast cancer return in her liver with chemo and blood transfusions she had been doing ok... Tumor shrunk from 9cm to 3cm we were told. Hasn't had chemo now for about 6 tries because either ...

The unknown is so hard!

  • By AnniePMay · New reply yesterday at 3:14 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Breast cancer mets to the bone and lung in May 2012. I've been on Zometa and Femara since then. TM have been slowly coming down; but this month spiked up again. PET scan showed new ...

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