I would advise extensive research into its use before taking any decisions. Vee Smith
Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
Officially in remission 9th July 2008
Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011
RULE NUMBER 1.....Don't Panic
RULE NUMBER 2..... NEVER GIVE UP
RULE NUMBER 3..... Don't forget the first 2 rules
I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Long-term cancer survivor
1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029
Homeopathic remedies are certainly NOT dangerous. I refute that utterly..its another myth perpetrated by pharmaceutical industry. I declined chemo and radiation. I had some remaining tumour after surgery. I have had 7 great years-and I certainly believe Iscador played a big role in that. I'm not sure why theres a complementary medicine section here when so many seem to be prejudiced against it. In 1982 I had a kidney tumour too- That was treated ONLY by homeopathics-no recurrence, and as of latest scan the pre existing scar on my kidney has also gone-THANKS to homeopathy. This is true-I can support my claims. Virtually all the meds I was given by my surgeon/neuro etc made me very ill.Homeopathy can do no harm, when used in accordance with a professional.
I ask people to keep an open mind. Feather
Patrick Swayze DIED. Maybe he should have tried the alternative therapies instead of showing his arrogance and ignorance. BTW I also did the Gawler program too...I recommend it.
I am one of the longer term survivors of brain cancer-I intend to be the longest .....But I will accept full responsibility for my own wellness rather than hand it over to the legally acceptable druglords who tried to force me to have chemo...7 years ago. I definitely made the right decision for me. I think we all have a responsibility to make our own decisions.
If you live in the USA and aren't insured you may not have the option of conventional treatment. If my post gives hope to people in THAT category then I haven't wasted my time.
I think Gawler's reputation is pretty well established..Regardless of his background, he now is devoted to alternative therapies. Plenty of testimonials available from his clients too!
Chemo maybe worked for you. It didnt work for my best friend.It certainly doesnt work for or cure everybody and until that's the case there's room for other considerations. My own surgeon sanctioned the homeopathic option btw so at least in my country the jury's still out.
Actually-I've now read most posts in this Board-complementary medicines...It seems you are opposed to pretty well all of them here so why have this Board? It gives the impression that you are open to ideas that you obviously are not.
Yes everyone dies.Dunno why you brought that up really-I wasn't contesting that...
7 year survivor-no chemo /no radiation /one good homeopath. Feather
Your opinion was not censored in any way so why claim that your opinion is not valued?
I do not attack all CAM modalities. I do attack people that advise others to turn their back on proven medicines that work in favour of products that have no evidence of efficacy. I also attack people that come here and advocate dangerous products that can harm.
I do not own this board and I have no say at all in what forums are put in it.
Your opinion is just an opinion as is mine and my opinions do NOT reflect those of the owners or all users of this forum, so do not claim this to be the case.
You emphasied that Patrick died not me and your implication was his death was a failure....otherwise why capitalise DIED. I make no moral decisions on how he lived his life each to his or her own I say. Regardless of his personal habits he survived a lot longer than most do, a testament to evidence based medicine.
What you need to realise is that when you attack evidence based medicine you are in fact attacking all of us that have chosen this as our path and you are attacking all the loved ones of those with cancer who were given precious extra time and you will not attack me or our people without myself and others coming to a defensive position.
I have a very aggressive cancer that 40 years ago was a death sentence. Thanks to evidence based medicine 90% of people with my cancer are still alive after 2 years and it is now considered CURABLE ! Whether I live or die from it is of no consequence, what is, is the fact that 60% of people with DLBCL will be cured of this killer cancer. Sounds like it works to me .
The internet is full of sites that cater to your way of thinking in fact they outnumber boards like this many times over. If you want to attack evidence based medicine without an argument then go to one of them, they are certainly not hard to find, but for Petes sake don't come here and attack us without expecting a robust debate.
Do you want to read a good story one that gives credence to evidence based medicine? if so go here:
Good luck Chemoman
Don't worry. I give up. Feather.
Really ??? you are taking your bat and ball and going home??? Strange since you chose this debate by replying to a post I made 6 MONTHS AGO
How about we make a deal: you post whatever you want here in your own thread.... and I will leave you alone providing you are not promoting anything that will directly harm people...so far you have not done that so you can relax there. If you note I have made no comments to anything you have posted elsewhere on the forums, and that is the way it should be. If you want a debate continue here in this thread and I will give you one.
I do wish you would stay. Don't let a silly disagreement scare you off.
This is just a ride, life that is, enjoy and participate.
Strange since you chose this debate by replying to a post I made 6 MONTHS AGO
It took me a while to feel at home here enough to try to share my story,with the original poster who asked about it.
I do wish you would stay. Don't let a silly disagreement scare you off.
I'm not *scared* off....
This is just a ride, life that is, enjoy and participate
Yeah that's what I was doing, but being belittled here has changed that somewhat.At least the oncologist who recommended the chemo and with whom I had to argue, had the decency to admit *we (doctors) don't know everything*.
BTW, homeopathy is being used increasingly to treat the problems caused by chemo.The Oncologist told me that.
I never said that homoeopathy was illegal - indeed it is certainly not. But the substances used are highly refined forms of drug and their use does need a well-trained practitioner. Th best defence for the treatments is that their use on animals is often beneficial and cannot be due to a preconception on the part of the subject being treated.
At the end of the day, one person's experience can only be regarded as anecdotal and unprovable. And many will prefer to go with long tested and proven allopathic remedies despite the possible side effects. That is their prerogative and their decision, as much as your decision to remain with homoeopathy.
Open minds are great, providing that they do not become flooded. Vee Smith