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Posted by Stewart on October 11, 2000 at 10:22:37:

In Reply to: Re: small cell lung cancer posted by Lisa on October 11, 2000 at 08:06:52:

Hi Lisa,

My mom is on a million vitamin's. My dad is the vitamin guru. She tried to go off of them and her blood count went to hell. So she faithfully takes them everyday. Zinc Picolonate, Calcium Magnisum, 1000 units a day of vit E which you need to stop 3 days before chemo and resume immediately after, Vit C (ester C)start will 500 mil and work up to 5000, boron, potassium, vit A 10,000 units a day no more, and what ever else she feels would be good. Don't forget the B's, 12, 6 heavy on the 6. My dad just stopped in and told me. As far as red meat, she used to eat tons of it, now she is eating more fruits and veggies and fish. She induldges on sweets, something she never did before, but it keeps her happy and that is what is important. Let me know if you need any other information. God Bless..Stewart. (forgive the spelling errors)

: : Hi Lisa,

: : My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in July of 99. The tumor was the size of an orange. They give her six months. Well, mom and I will be going shopping tomorrow. She has only had chemo to date. Her Dr. is very good and orders full body scans every 3 months. Her tumor is now the size of a dime and has not spread. The only problem she has had is the chemo has caused stomach ulcers and she needed a transfusion. As long as she watches her diet and takes her meds, she does fine. Will my mother live forever..."no", but each day is one more day that we have cheated this awful thing. There is hope, she needs to remain positive and keep doing things that she likes to do. My mother who always had a weight problem, doesn't have that problem anymore, so she eats like a pig, "good food of course". Her Dr.'s are so amazed, they actually said that they don't know why she is still here, but no one is going to try and figure out why. Hang in there, and I will say a prayer for all involved. God Bless....Stewart.

: : : My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in
: : : July. She is currently taking chemotherapy (third round) and will begin radiation at the end of October.
: : : I would like to hear from anyone with information about this type of cancer. What side effects did you have from the radiation? chemotherapy? She is considering a trial involving a vaccine at Duke. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 but the doctors are saying their is no relationship between the two. I'd appreciate any info you might have.

: Thanks for the information. I'm glad your mom is doing well. What types of food does she eat? My mother has never eaten healthy and is having such a problem. Vitamins? Red meat?

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