Re: Natural/Alternative successes?
" and I would not use chemotherapy, hearing what that does to people." I did chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 3rd stage cancer, and I am here to tell the story 9 years later, with no recurrence. Yes, it's true that the chemotherapy wasn't pleasant, but personally I would do it again without question because, to me, it's worth going through a few months of discomfort (sometimes extreme discomfort) to have all these years of additional cancer-free life. And what people don't seem to realize is that for many cancers, there ARE cures.
Certainly there are natural therapies that can be used as adjuncts (additional to the main treatment). I practiced a lot of meditation and yoga. I wouldn't rule out supplements, but I would check with my oncologist before taking them for two reasons: first, one needs to be sure that the supplement won't interfer with the action of the chemotherapy agent (either increase or decrease the effectiveness), and second, to make sure a particular substance isn't contraindicated.
It just disturbs me no end to hear people rule out chemotherapy without having ever talked to the people who've had great success with it, and there are so many of us out here.