Well, to keep it short, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer at an early stage. It was removed, and my tumor marks contain no trace of cancer. I was told by my Urologist that he suggested I just go for CT Scans every 4 months, along with blood tests, to make sure it doesn't come back. He also booked me to see an Oncologist, which from what he explained, sounded like a support group and setup in case I need any sort of therapists, for sex therapy, excercie therapy etc...
Today I went to the Oncologist, and to my dismay, they start telling me they are highly recommending Chemo therapy! (I thought I was clear!)
Their explanation was this. After studying my tumor (my Urologist had all this info too), they said that 85% was benign. 5% was YOC SAK or something and another 5% was this bad thing, looked like it started with CH. They told me that it looks like the cancer is gone, and in this case there's a 60% change that it is gone and never coming back, however because they are worried about the 5% of the bad stuff that started with CH, they are pushing for Chemo (and i mean pushing, they have my chemo date set already).
Now I have a short period of time to halt this. I'm 26, young, and have changed my diet since the initial news of cancer, and have been since eating a good 90% raw foods and feeling great for the most part.
Should I cancel the Chemo appointment?
Everywhere I read about Chemo, it's for patients who have bad cases of cancer. But at this point I am cancer free. But they're worried that perhaps some of it is "hiding" and want to be sure its all gone.
I have no clue what to do at this point, but it has put me in a worry state. I really don't want to do Chemo (I read the effects of all the medicine they're going to give me), but why would the Doctors highly recommend it if I have no more trace of cancer :S
Any advise from anyone, professionals, or people that have gone through Chemo for the same reason or have avoided Chemo altogether is much welcome!
LoloTenuts,Doctors would rather be too aggressive than not. The question to chemo or not is a personal choice. I've had clients ask me the same question. I give them information and let them decide. Remember, cancer is usually caused by multiple factors and to heal from cancer usually means addressing it from multiple angles. Diet is important, as is exercise, targeted supplements, etc. you know the list. Stress management is one of the most important tools - most people ignore the stressors in their lives - that's not a healthy way to manage stress. And going through cancer is the ultimate stressor!! So, add in meditation (with a guided meditation CD). Check for electrosmog in your work and home. And check out Flor-Essence - it's an herbal tea formula that has worked for many people with cancer. Your immune system can keep your cancer under control (it did so for the 20+ years before you were diagnosed) just do what you can to strengthen your immunity. Bottom line, work with an oncologist that you feel is designing a program that works for YOU (not the other way around). Do not follow a treatment program that you don't believe in. Shop around - it's you life.Ted
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