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#31 of 41 Old 02-18-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Great thread!
Just wanted to link an article I just read this morning:
Top 10 Anti-Cancer Foods for The New Decade
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Also, I read Suzanne Somers' latest books and got a lot out of them. I'm not sure what CorasMama means by them being widely discredited?
If nothing else, Suzanne beat breast cancer which in itself make her books inspiring reads for me.
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YOu can heal your life by Louise hay.. I dont think cancer is just about our bodies but also our minds

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I think eating as much raw fruits and veggies as you can can go along way towards cancer prevention. Like at least 50% Most raw veggie fruits are alkaline, which can prevent cancer. Avoiding sugar, like has been mentioned. And I do think meat and dairy consumption can play a role in cancer development.

I am concerned about radon, off to do some research.
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well, for one thing, one of the doctors she interviews is Nicholas Gonzalez, whose pancreatic cancer "treatment" was determined to be worse than doing nothing. But there are other problems as well, including a broad misunderstanding of science and medicine at a pretty basic level.

A good summary of just a few of the problems with Somers' book: http://dinosaurmusings.blogspot.com/...dy-cancer.html

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Thanks, Tracearound- your post made me realize I'm past due for my pap smear.
I'm glad to hear this.

I went two years between a pelvic exam because I had no insurance for those two years. In that time, I went from perfectly fine to stage 3c ovarian cancer and I had NO CLUE until I felt the tumors myself.

Don't be me.

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I was vegan and a BFing, alternative medicine person and still got cancer. My naturopath misdiagnosed me and said I was iodine deficient, and when I was finally diagnosed by a real MD she wanted me to go to Tijuana Mexico for treatment. I thank God that the chemo was there to save my life so I could see my daughter grow up. My oncologist only gave me a 30% change of survival.
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Unfortunately, in today's world you can do everything right and still have a high risk of cancer.

But, I thought I would mention a couple of other things I haven't seen yet in this thread.
-Avoid Plastics as much as possible.
-Avoid drinking tap water unless purified.
-Avoid washing with chemical detergents - switch to handmade soaps and natural cleaners.
-Yearly bloodwork.

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I am wondering though about Ovarian cancer as mentioned by a PP. My aunt survived Ovarian cancer about 2 years ago, and I didn't know a pelvic exam checked for Ovarian cancer?

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Unfortunately, in today's world you can do everything right and still have a high risk of cancer.

But, I thought I would mention a couple of other things I haven't seen yet in this thread.
-Avoid Plastics as much as possible.
-Avoid drinking tap water unless purified.
-Avoid washing with chemical detergents - switch to handmade soaps and natural cleaners.
-Yearly bloodwork.

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I am wondering though about Ovarian cancer as mentioned by a PP. My aunt survived Ovarian cancer about 2 years ago, and I didn't know a pelvic exam checked for Ovarian cancer?
You are probably thinking of a pap. Usually they do both exams at the same time. If they don't, ask that they do. Usually it would be part of your yearly female workup.

The pap part (that most people think of) is just where they take a smear of cells from the cervix. The pelvic part of the exam is where they feel around inside and outside. The doctor feels the outside of the uterus from all sides (that they can get to) and is able to feel any abnormalities. If something is suspected, you have an ultrasound done which will show any cysts or tumors on the ovaries.

The pelvic exam isn't comfy but I'd rather be uncomfy for a few minutes than the alternative.

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sorry, I may have sounded ignorant but I have cancer and I did do all the 'right' things. It sucks and sometimes it just happens. I get very irritated by all this 'you can prevent' cancer crap I see. I am sure to a certain extent you can help prevent it but largely I don't think you can. I have it and it's not because of something I did or didn't do.


I'll just second the advice to have regular medical check-ups and get weird symptoms checked out. I would never have thought that the two little lumps on my neck were cancer, but if I had ignored them, things would have gotten much worse for me very quickly.

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I heard an interesting program on NPR's "the People's Pharmacy" recently on this subject. They were interviewing the author of the "Anti-Cancer" book, who is a dr (psychiatrist, I believe, and cofounder of Doctors Without Borders) who survived two bouts of brain cancer. He really stressed eliminating things (esp foods) that cause inflammation. It sounded like a good book. I'm thinking of picking it up.

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