Sunday, July 25, 2010

You Fighting Cancer – Burzynski Treatment Week 32


Well we reviewed the 4th chemo drug that the Burzynski Clinic talked with me about. After talking with my oncologist this past week we opted to not start that drug just yet, but to put it on the back burner for now. Pazopanib (Votrient) has just a few too many side effects for me at the moment, and it is fairly new to the colon cancer treatment regiment. Though the drug is doing some good things for kidney cancer patience's who have very limited resources when it comes to treatments and there are benefits for the colon cancer patients as well.

One of the hardest things to do once you learn you have cancer is right after you get over the shock wave (if you ever do) is to decide to fight. If you decide to fight then you need to go into a learning mode so as to understand what it is that has just attacked your body. Then the really hard stuff starts, the change of "habits"… This is some tough stuff. We are creatures of habit and that you will quickly learn is oh so very true.

If you are a meat, potatoes and dessert kind of person like I was, you're in trouble right off the get go. The number one thing you need to do is change your eating habits and that means cutting out white sugar, white flour, white rice, white potatoes, white anything. So, you're asking why. The reason the stuff is white (potatoes might be the exception here) is they are bleached and yes that is with chemicals to make them white. Everything that was good about those foods is now stripped away. Some will say "you have to die of something" and yes that's pretty much true and if you're ready for that then, I guess eating all that stuff is really no big deal.

I watch at the Cancer Center every 2 weeks volunteers bring donuts around for the cancer patience's to eat and think to myself do they know that they are promoting their death. And I'm sure they do not know they are, or I like to think that way. Or your doctor telling you to "eat whatever you want too, just don't loose any more weight." I knew that was wrong. This is the part about learning what to do to help yourself fight cancer and not promote its growth.

We American's just want someone to give us a pill and have it fixed. I wish it were that easy and the pharmaceutical company's liked the idea as well. They can't make any money if you're your well!

I have also started to drink Green Tea. You can do the research on why Green Tea is so very good for cancer patience's and I won't bore you with all that, but it makes a huge difference. The problem is that it is a habit change again. I like tea o.k., but you have to acquire a taste (at least I did) for Green Tea – remember no sugar is to be added here. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber talks at length about key foods and supplements that have kept him alive for years now with his brain cancer and Green Tea is the first listed in his book.


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    New book urges use of antidepressants to treat and prevent cancer

    Killing Cancer by Dr. Julian Lieb reviews medical research showing that antidepressants have potent anticancer properties.

    More than 80 clinical and laboratory studies illuminate the anticancer properties of antidepressants. Antidepressants kill cancer cells, inhibit their proliferation, protect nonmalignant cells from damage by ionizing radiation and chemotherapy toxicity, convert multidrug resistant cells to sensitive, and target the mitochondria of cancer cells while sparing those of healthy ones. Depression significantly increases the risk of cancer, and increases and accelerates its mortality. Antidepressants are capable of arresting cancer even in advanced stages, and occasionally eradicating it. Published reports to date reveal that antidepressants are potentially effective for such treatment resistant malignancies as cancer of the lungs, kidneys, and liver, malignant gliomas of the brain, and inflammatory breast cancer. Lieb points out that the use of relatively inexpensive antidepressants could make cancer treatment available to low-income and disadvantaged segments of the population. By slashing the cost of cancer care, antidepressants could energize health reform and economic recovery.

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    About the Author
    Dr. Julian Lieb is a former Yale School of Medicine psychiatry professor and director of the Dana Psychiatric Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The author or co-author of 48 published articles and 11 books, Lieb is a recognized expert on the immunostimulating and antimicrobial properties of lithium and antidepressants, and the anticancer properties of antidepressants. He has worked closely with pioneers in prostaglandin research, and has been invited to address international cancer conferences in Greece, Germany and India.

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  2. Thanks Dr. Julian for this information