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Chemo choice

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Re: Chemo choice



Chemo is not as bad as you think it will be! The fear of it is worse than actually having it. It does not hurt for a start, it makes you feel unwell as in feeling sick and being tired. So take that on board if you are weighing up your options. 


Plus I used a cold cap with fabulous results AND I fasted before I had the infusions. That helps tremendously with the side effects. I had no mouth/gum sores, no tummy issues and I was never vomitting. So I would advised you to reserach into all of that but what really did it for me was the mice in this video have a look at the mice about 39 seconds in and comapre the mouse that was fed to the mouse that was not! 



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Re: Chemo choice

Hi Dimmock


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Chemo choice

Hi.   I will be 72 in May.   I am very fit, healthy, and active.   Just had my second mastectomy.   First cancer, 5 years ago, was lobular and I'm taking Anastrzole following the first mastectomy.   I am told that all the cancer has been removed following the second mastectomy, that the sentinel nodes are clear, and that I don't need radiotherapy.   However, I am now being offered chemotherapy if I want it.   I think I am being told that by having the chemo, my chances of having a related cancer in future would be reduced by 5% which doesn't sound very much.   I'm reading everything, of course, but feel at sea on this one.     All opinions welcomed.