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by Linmin
Tue May 03, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Ketogenic diet and cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 4288

Re: Ketogenic diet and cancer

Thanks Penny.
I have gathered quite a lot of written resources in my searches. Would you like me to send them to you for a separate info section on the Forum/website?
by Linmin
Mon May 02, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Ketogenic diet and cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 4288

Ketogenic diet and cancer

Hi Everyone, With the agreement of my oncologist - who says if I feel well on it it's fine to do, I am trying to follow the ketogenic diet to support my cancer treatment. It is a very low carb, moderate protein and high fat programme. I need to find a nutritionist who can help me set up the plan acc...
by Linmin
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Cancer treatment
Topic: Laryngeal Cancer and Total Laryngectomy.
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Laryngeal Cancer and Total Laryngectomy.

Hi Ruth, I am so sorry to read about your husbands condition. This must be so worrying for you both. CSF-HV will look after you well, and there is plenty of language support available, especially if you need to have a translator available at consultations to ensure you fully understand what is going...
by Linmin
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Chemo
Topic: Portacath
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Portacath

Thanks both. It does feel better today, but there is a faint bruise appearing and a slight swelling above the scar area, so I will certainly mention it on Monday. Received INCa's book on Understanding chemotherapy today. The section about the PAC was quite useful. There are side-effects which includ...
by Linmin
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Chemo
Topic: Portacath
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Portacath

Thanks Penny. It's good to know others have had issues. I sometimes feel like a huge whimp. There does seem to be some swelling above the scar, so I will certainly mention it on Monday if it is still a problem. I Did have some good moments today - a nice walk with a friend and the dog; some garden t...
by Linmin
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Chemo
Topic: Portacath
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Portacath

I have had my PAC box in place for four weeks now. It is still uncomfortable and my shoulder aches. It has been inserted under the right clavicle. This side is my good side, the other side having been jiggered by the original cancer surgery on the left breast. The wretched thing moves when I move an...
by Linmin
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Breast cancer metastases
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Breast cancer metastases

Thanks both of you. Any contacts or links you can locate would be hugely welcome. I intend to contact Macmillan, and will ask my sister-in-law if she can find me some leads at Guys Hospital where she was treated.These are most likey to be via medical journals which of course only medics have access ...
by Linmin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Cancer treatment
Topic: Avastin
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Avastin

Hi there, I am about to start Avastin too. It is an expensive drug and is used to prevent the cancer cells being fed by new blood vessels. The Chemocare website has some very useful information about this drug. http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/avastin.aspx#.U80vTrHNxI4 Hope all goes well ...
by Linmin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Breast cancer metastases
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Breast cancer metastases

It is twelve years since I was in 'remission totale' following my original breast cancer.I have now started chemotherapy treatment for a very late and rare breast cancer metastases. There are two sites - one is in one of the usual sites - the bones. Mine appears on two vertebrae and fortunately is v...
by Linmin
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: WHICH AGENCY CAN HELP??
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: WHICH AGENCY CAN HELP??

Hi Suzyc Along with the suggestions already made, have a look at the Cancer and Welfare Services book. There should be a copy on the publications section of the forum. Chapter 6 beginning on page 46 of our English translation deals with income while on sick leave. The Assistante Sociale is always a ...

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