Friday, January 28, 2011

The chemo question

The last eleven cancer patients who have contacted me have all said the same thing. They don't want to do chemotherapy. I don't blame them. Then they ask me if I know any other alternative treatment. 

Well, I'm not a doctor, and I've never even played one on TV. But I do know this: there are certain cancers and at certain stages that one needs to do chemo.  I, for example, was one of those patients who needed to receive it. However, it all gets down to the approach and the system and country you're in.  In the States, I had chemo every week for 9 straight weeks.  In Germany I only had chemo 3 times in 8 weeks. So when I'm asked about alternative treatment I always tell them to do extensive research and find the treatment that you believe is the right one for you. 

A cancer patient sent me this:

"An Italian oncologist, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, has had a very high success rate treating patients with bicarbonate of soda.

"He has a website at"

I'll say it again:  Take charge of your medical path. Be proactive and you decide what is right for you.

1 comment:

  1. How are you Brett? I can't count the number of times I've directed people to read your blog.