Stage IV Adenocarcinoma - treatments? 
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 Stage IV Adenocarcinoma - treatments?

My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
(Adenocarcinoma) in December.  It has spread to her hip and her liver.  She
went through one round of chemotherapy (Taxol) and did not respond.  The
doctors plan to try a different chemo, but I'm concerned that this approach
will only do more harm than good by tearing down her immune system's
ability to fight the disease.  I am interested in information on
nontraditional treatments BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OR EVIDENCE that
focus on improving the immune system's response to fighting cancer.  I
would be interested in any diets, herbs, medicines, etc. that have been
evaluated scientifically.  References to research supporting any
recommended treatments would also be appreciated.  Thank you in advance for
your assistance.

SDH



Sun, 12 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Stage IV Adenocarcinoma - treatments?

  My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
  (Adenocarcinoma) in December.  It has spread to her hip and her
  liver.  She
  went through one round of chemotherapy (Taxol) and did not respond.
  The
  doctors plan to try a different chemo, but I'm concerned that this
  approach
  will only do more harm than good by tearing down her immune system's

  ability to fight the disease.  I am interested in information on
  nontraditional treatments BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OR EVIDENCE
  that
  focus on improving the immune system's response to fighting cancer.
  I
  would be interested in any diets, herbs, medicines, etc. that have
  been
  evaluated scientifically.  References to research supporting any
  recommended treatments would also be appreciated.  Thank you in
  advance for
  your assistance.

  SDH

 There are some research studies being performed using vaccines against
the cancer gene p53 that are legit. Your mother's physician can find
them through PDQ or you might be able to get the information by calling
1-8004CANCER. Unfortunately, most of the PDQ sites do not list protocols
in a fashion that laymen can access.
As far as herbs, diets, etc., most have not been studied in a scientific
fashion though the National Institute of Health has just started some
studies of alternative medicines. You might be able to access them
through the National Cancer Institute in Fredericksburg, Ma.



Sun, 12 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Stage IV Adenocarcinoma - treatments?


Quote:
> There are some research studies being performed using vaccines against
>the cancer gene p53 that are legit. Your mother's physician can find
>them through PDQ or you might be able to get the information by calling
>1-8004CANCER. Unfortunately, most of the PDQ sites do not list protocols
>in a fashion that laymen can access.

If you wish a list of clinical trials you can find them readily at http://wwwicic.nci.nih.gov
This site is easily accessible by the layman. While it does not include all trials it does have a large number.


Thu, 30 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Stage IV Adenocarcinoma - treatments?



:
:> There are some research studies being performed using vaccines against
:>the cancer gene p53 that are legit. Your mother's physician can find
:>them through PDQ or you might be able to get the information by calling
:>1-8004CANCER. Unfortunately, most of the PDQ sites do not list protocols
:>in a fashion that laymen can access.
:
:If you wish a list of clinical trials you can find them readily at http://wwwicic.nci.nih.gov
:This site is easily accessible by the layman. While it does not include all trials it does have a large number.

Indeed in the NCI's CancerNet site they've got the entire PDQ trials
database for search by anyone. Actually, they don't have as much
information on each trial as is actually in the complete database, but
they have all the trials. This is a major resource for cancer patients and
professionals alike. I strongly suggest looking into clinical trials for
many patients... I had terminal cancer seven years ago, and this weekend
cross country skied 12 miles to almost 12,000 feet. If I hadn't entered a
clinical trial seven years ago, this would not have come to pass!

                  -Steve "Trials and Tribulations" Dunn

--
The possiblities are infinitely greater  | CancerGuide:http://cancerguide.org
than the averages.                       | "When you need the right questions"



Sat, 02 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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