The following people are people we met or found out about who have stories to tell about their struggles with cancer with and without chemo:
Roseanne had colon cancer and she had colon resection surgery to remove the colon portion with the tumor. She had 4/32 lymph nodes with cancer. She had gone through 6 months of chemo – FOLFOX. She also was on Protocel and Pawpaw during the initial chemo. Her CEAs had been really low <1. After having been declared cancer free – she had found through follow up CT scan that she had a lesion in her liver. The oncologist prognosis had been surgery and additional chemo. The lesion was still too small to be removed with any precision. While in the queue for the chemo, she tried peroxide therapy and found that this therapy reduced the size of the lesion. Having had this finding, she was able to not have to go through with the chemotherapy.
Rosemary has stage 3 breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and is on IV Vitamin C therapy.
Rosemary’s husband: He had colon cancer and had colon resection surgery. Surgery was all he had and has been cancer free 13 years as of this writing.
Clory: A friend of my mom’s had colon cancer, went through chemo and was diagnosed with lung cancer after having been through the chemo. They had since removed a portion of her lung. She is still alive as of this writing. I do not know if she went through a second round of chemotherapy.
Dave: He had stage 3 colon cancer and had the tumor shrunk with radiation before resection. He had gone through chemo (FOLFOX) and has been cancer free for three years.
Other articles may be found here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/OtherCancers/2938