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Post by Gemma_15 » 08 Feb 2019, 10:50

I am not a cancer survivor, but my grandfather is. While I think these methods can be beneficial to some, I don't think it is the best option for all. My grandfather would have certainly not been alright if he did some of these things, purely for the shock it would have caused his body to change his every routine. But, that's just our opinion in our family and not anything based on scientific fact seeing as we wouldn't have wanted to experiment on my grandfather.
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Post by Robby Chandra » 10 Feb 2019, 10:16

one of my family died of breast cancer, we were all very sad! he has struggled with all his strength to be healed, but fate has said something else and we all have to accept it sincerely! Hopefully someday find the right medicine to cure breast cancer or all types of cancer!

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Post by NL Hartje » 11 Feb 2019, 17:02

My husband suffered a bout of cancer in the past six months, and it has truly turned our lives upside down. I have suggested this book to him but he is resistant. Do any of you have suggestions of things I can say that might help him decide to pick it up?
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Post by KCWolf » 12 Feb 2019, 23:51

I am open to the idea of alternative therapies for cancer. As far as how cancer survivors feel about this book, I think that would depend on the individual. Some people are leery of alternative treatments and reluctant to trust them; others are open to trying whatever would benefit.

I have an aunt that survived breast cancer, and she is pretty much willing to explore any health care technique to keep her healthy and alive.
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Post by KCWolf » 12 Feb 2019, 23:55

cvetelina_yovcheva87 wrote:
02 Jan 2019, 02:01
I have lost two family members in the war with cancer. The topic is extremely important to me but, at the same time, it is quite sad.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost too many friends and family members to the disease. I hope and pray that a cure can be found someday.
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Post by yoda4ever » 13 Feb 2019, 22:56

My dad died of non hodgkins lymphoma 18 years ago. He tried traditional chemotherapy but it was too late. I think the patient and family and doctor should discuss alternative as well as traditional methods pros and cons before they make a decision.

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Post by Sicily Joy » 13 Feb 2019, 23:59

Jdalba2018 wrote:
02 Jan 2019, 00:42
My father died as a result of badly treated cancer at the age of 68, in fact, I think he would be celebrating his 82nd birthday this wednesday if only he wouldn't have gone through quimotherapy and all the things they did to him.
I would definitely liked to have more information on alternative methods for treating cancer back then.
I know the question was for survivors but couldn't help expressing my point of view.

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Sorry for your loss. I think your comment highlights the value of having access to various information and treatment options.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 14 Feb 2019, 10:15

NL Hartje wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 17:02
My husband suffered a bout of cancer in the past six months, and it has truly turned our lives upside down. I have suggested this book to him but he is resistant. Do any of you have suggestions of things I can say that might help him decide to pick it up?
Having cancer is such a profound and personal experience. It is challenging to take in all of the information that comes at you and all of the decisions you need to make. I think suggesting some research on the full scope of cancer treatments (including non-traditional methods) is loving and supportive, but the decisions are tough and your husband may need to walk his own path through it. I'm sorry you are having to go through this. I wish you the best.
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