Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday 10-16-09 Sanoviv
While the report results were "no cancer cells detected" in the breast or lymph tissue what we know (the Dr.'s say) is that when a tumor is detected it is evidence of cancer cells in the body. The tumor is just where they've congregated in a large enough mass for you to notice. Even when the tumor is removed the cancer can still exist in the body which is why ongoing treatment is needed.
Shelly's treatment regime over the last 3.5 weeks has been to move her PH to an alkaline state (which is not hospitable to cancer), boost her immune system, and provide natural supplements to fight the cancer cells.
The Dr.'s are recommending 6 more months of Tamoxifen (a hormone treatment since the cancer is estrogen receptive) and pretty strict nutritional and supplement regime. Shelly will continue to get regular check ups to monitor. The Dr.'s opinion is that with regular clear check ups after 5 years they will declare the cancer in remission.
They are not recommending chemo or radiation which they were trying to prepare us for over the last week. Shelly was not going to pursue those options even if they were recommended in any case. God just circumvented that decision point. :-) Yay!
Hugs to all! Ciao for now.