People, please be very careful with the advice others are giving you. Some of the things I have been reading lately on here and some of the other forums is filling me with disbelief. What works or is prescribed for one person will not be suitable for everyone. I am saying this as a medical professional and as someone with stage 4 lung cancer. I know it is meant well but should not always be taken as gospel.
The oncologists are the cancer experts and look at each person as an individual. All of our cancers are different. Different stages, different level of spread and different driving forces (genetics) etc . Just because a treatment works for one person does not mean it will work for everyone due to these factors.
I agree that some oncologists are better than others and if you are not happy get a second opinion from a major cancer centre but unless you are a medical professional who has access to someones medical notes and know their stage, type and intricate details of their cancer you cannot tell them what will work for them. There is alot that go's on behind the scene so to speak into putting a treatment plan together and it is usually not just down to one person but a multi discpilinary team of people. Even then it depends on other factors: the persons medical history, how well they are, other illnesses etc.
People have been mentioning Cyberknife as the thing you should ask for. Cyberknife is a wonderful treatment and many NHS trusts here in the UK will refer patients to other centers for this IF it is the best treatment for that person. It is fantastic for early stage tumours or secondary tumours but it is a targeted form of radiotherapy and if there is a chance that the tumour has put down seedlings (as it was in my case) it will NOT cure the cancer. Yes it will treat the main tumour but the seedlings will be left to grow! Seedlings cannot be seen on scans and if left will just spread the cancer throughout the body. Mine were only seen when they opened me up. So the best treatment for me was something that will catch ALL of the cancer. I tested positive for the EGFR mutation and therefor my treatment is IRESSA. I have now been on it for 16 months and it is working very well, main tumour has collapsed and is immeasurable.
Also be careful with the dietary advice especially if you are taking one of the targeted therapies like Iressa or Tarceva. Some food stuffs interfere with the absorption of the drug. Graprefruit and garlic capsules are 2 of them a are certain indigestion remedies. There is NO evidance to say that juicing is good for you. What is wrong with just eating fruit and veg? There is evidence to say vitamin C will help so drink orange juice and eat vitamin rich food stuffs! The main thing we can do to help ourselves is by keeping our immune system healthy. You can do this by eating a well balanced diet! There is NO evidence that sugar feeds cancer! Ive attached a link from cancer grace: cancergrace.org/cancer-101/... There is no need to become a vegan! I eat a well balanced diet have chocolate and cake when I fancy it and alcohol when I want to. I keep myself fit and and living a great life!
Good luck, do what is best for you but be sensible about it.