Hello everyone! I just discovered this community. Great to be able to join!
My father was recently diagnosed with "DLBCL arising in a background of follicular lymphoma stage 3a". He is 85. He felt a lump under his chin earlier in the year. He didn't think much of it; felt it was due to old age. He went in to see his GP in March and the story goes on from there.
My dad also has prostate cancer since 2014. He chose not to go the chemo or radiation route. Instead he has been on hormones (and we know that it's effectiveness has run based on clinical reports, etc). Plus, he has also been including essiac tea and cottage cheese/flaxseed oil into his daily diet. His PSA levels have been <1 ever since.
For his lymphoma, the oncologists recommend a mini-RCHOP (half dose) due to his age. We have read of the many potential side effects from chemo. He is a bleeder plus he has a heart murmur. His mind is still good but has been becoming more forgetful in the last year. Overall, he has been active and we're working on his diet.
Since he feels fairly well for his age, he is considering to wait and watch. However, we are also discussing the possibility of doing 2 or 3 courses and then go all natural after that. Does anyone have any experience in a combo of conventional/"natural" treatment? What about functional foods, medicinal mushrooms (Chaga, turkey tail, etc) and others (graviola)?
There is a great app for those interested in medicinal herbs. It's called "About Herbs". It's from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org).
Looking forward to your comments!