Monday, January 25, 2010

You Fighting Cancer – Week 9 of the Burzynski Treatment

The good news is we are one day closer to Spring! And I’m starting to get back into a treatment cycle with the Burzynski Clinic again.

The few weeks I was off all cancer fighting drugs to recover from bleeding, rash and very low platelet counts is now going my way again. Though my platelets have dropped 10 points this past week, I’m sure due to the drugs. My blood counts are still above the minimum amounts.

I’ve completed a 14 day cycle of Xeloda and will be on a 7 day vacation from that drug, but will be increasing the amount of Tykerb (500mg to 750mg). This will cause some nausea and insomnia but nothing we can’t handle.

This 9th week will bring lab tests and another P.E.T. scan to see how things are progressing. P.E.T. scans are a bit different than a CT scan if you’ve never had one before. You don’t have to drink a gallon of barium for a P.E.T. scan. You do however need to let them shoot you up with a radio active drug that flows through your veins for 30 minutes before the scan starts. Warning lab says to stay away from pregnant ladies for at least 6 hours after the testing. This is suppose to be a good thing right?

Once you’re glowing in the dark you then go into a scanner much like a CT scan. A donut looking devise with a table that slides in and out of the center ring. The hardest part is you have to keep your arms above your head for the whole time of the scan, any where from 15-45 minutes.

The results will be reviewed by a technician and the data is then delivered to your doctor. When things are working correctly the tumors will be smaller in size on the scan.

Now a small note on that diet thing: rule number one as a cancer patience is to stay away from sugar. Most of all processed sugars and artificial sweeteners. If you’re going to sweeten something use Agave or Raw Organic Cane Sugar, your super market should have both.

The same goes for processed flour. No-goodski! If it says “enriched flour…” put it back. You’re looking for “whole grain” floor, not just “wheat flour”. Wheat flour is processed just not as much as white flour, but none the less processed.

So, no processed flour and/or sugar of any kind, this should apply to everyone not just cancer patience’s. Can any one do this 100% of the time, I really don’t think so in the environment we live into day. Nearly everything you touch in the super market today has processed sugar and/or flour in it. Can we all do better most of the time, for sure!

Visit your local farmers market and the near by health food store to see what you can do to help prevent this terrible disease and to keep yourself healthy longer.

If there is some aspect of cancer and/or its treatment that you would like me to talk about please let me know. We have done 100’s of hours of research and are humbled to share what we have learned with anyone.

Till next time You Keep Fighting Cancer and ENJOY THE DAY.


  1. Sounds a lot like the Atkins diet (way of eating). You are a tough bird so keep it up. hoob

  2. I am so glad to see that through all this hell, you have managed to keep your sense of humor. I am taking my Vitamin D (which coincidentally, my Dr. said I was very low on) like a good girl and will kill the sweet-n-low as of today. Buying "whole grain flour" would mean that I actually cooked ocassionally...I have not had flour in the house in 5 years. As usual, thank you for the update. I am think of you often and praying for you daily. Keep up the good fight...stay strong.


  3. Hi Randy and Lisa,THANKS for your updates. Through these updates we are able to keep in touch with your progress and not having to get you up from your rest time should you be resting. Thanks about the input on the use of sugar and flour.Keep up the great fight,stay strong and geter done.