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#148394 - 04/17/12 03:12 AM has everybody here seen this?
pleasant Offline

Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 14
Loc: MA

Is there a place for this on the board? Should I be posting this elsewhere?

#148395 - 04/17/12 03:14 AM Re: has everybody here seen this? [Re: pleasant]
pleasant Offline

Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 14
Loc: MA

#148397 - 04/17/12 03:24 AM Re: has everybody here seen this? [Re: pleasant]
ChristineB Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 9433
Loc: PA
This was in the June 2010 OCF Newsletter. Eating healthier with alot of fruits and vegetables is supposed to help to lower a person's risks too. There are so many variables to who gets cancer and who doesnt. There are even more false claims out there from heartless scammers who prey on cancer patients.
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

#148398 - 04/17/12 03:29 AM Re: has everybody here seen this? [Re: pleasant]
Brian Hill Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 4734
Loc: Laguna Niguel, CA
Like many studies over the last few years that have looked at blueberries, blackberries, curcumin (tumeric spice), and others, there is little question that in high doses of phytochemicals in these thing have positive impact in a petri dish or in small mammals. Please note that while a diet rich in these things MAY be somewhat chemo-protective, in most of these studies it is micro nutrients in high extracted doses that has the big effect reported. This certainly gives us avenues of exploration as we look to a future of less toxic treatments. Just remember no matter which of these things you read about, that you could not consume enough of any one of these foods everyday to have the same impact. But it does no harm to eat a balanced diet containing more of these things than the junk that makes up the normal American diet. Besides any minimal anti-cancer benefits you might gain, you will have positive collateral benefits in many other part of your body and life.
Brian, stage 4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and Director. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

#148517 - 04/19/12 08:29 PM Re: has everybody here seen this? [Re: Brian Hill]
plantgirl Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 74
Loc: North Carolina
I love avacados and before my last surgery I ate 5 or 6 a week. Unfortunately they didn't work for me. They are so good for you though. I cant wait until I can eat normal food again they'll be 1st on my list.

Edited by plantgirl (04/19/12 08:31 PM)
4 cancerous tumors stage4 Surgery 10/26/2010 Radiation 2x a day for 4 weeks (started Dec 13th 2010)
Reccurance discovered Nov 2011. Tumor behind left jaw. Erbitux, Taxol and Paraplatin for 6 wk. Surgery scheduled for Feb
50 year old woman smoked for 30 years quit 3 years ago light drinker HPV +16


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