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May 13, 2012 – Comments (9)

I'm interested in cancer treatments for the liver and colon.  I have found there always people that keep up-to-date on what's happening medically and new drugs and treatments.  Someone dear to me is running out of options.

 

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#1) On May 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM, irishred1 (< 20) wrote:

could you be more specific? - where did it originate, has it spread to other organs and to what degree, what treatments have been tried, etc...  imagine that some of the biology fools (zz, etc) might have an opinion even though this might not be the best place to look...never know what you might stumble upon

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#2) On May 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM, irishred1 (< 20) wrote:

http://www.treatmenttrials.com/stage-4-colon-cancer/clinical-trials/louisville-kentucky/lc-bead/

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#3) On May 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM, irishred1 (< 20) wrote:

could be way off but just an idea...all the best 

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=stage+4+liver+colon&recr=Open 

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#4) On May 14, 2012 at 1:09 PM, lemoneater (81.74) wrote:

Very sorry to hear that, dwot. I'm praying that you will be able to give your friend the best possible support and help.

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#5) On May 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM, dwot (42.57) wrote:

Irish, it started in the colon and spread to the liver.  She's had chemo starting last July and the tumors shrank until January and she is still on chemo but right now it is just because it is preventing them from growing for now, but they expect that they will start to grow again.  They had hoped the chemo would shrink the tumors to the point that they could be operated on, but that didn't happen and they are no longer shrinking.

I've learned an enomous amount of information about a wide range of things from here and I have a high level of respect for how people on this site are good pointing you into places you'd never find on your own. 

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#6) On May 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM, alstry (34.92) wrote:

IBM WATSON probably has the most comprehensive and up to date database

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Gets Job As Oncologist at - ABC News

IBM's Watson to Help Treat Cancer : Discovery News

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#7) On May 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM, ETFsRule (99.94) wrote:

I'm not an expert by any means, but since you're looking for long shots... I would say at least do some research on glutathione.

It's an antioxidant which is unique because it is found in every human cell. Because of that property, it might be helpful against certain diseases such as cancer. It is sometimes described as a cell's "first line of defense", and people with cancer generally have very low levels of glutathione.

There seems to be inadequate research on it, but from a layman's point of view, I wouldn't be surprised if it had some benefits. The way to increase your glutathione levels is with precursors such as Immunocal and MaxGXL, or possibly NAC.

Articles:

http://www.naturemedclinic.com/intravenous-glutathione.php

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=50746

http://www.americanhealthcarefoundation.org/colon-cancer-md/GSH.cfm

A search for glutathione + liver cancer or colon cancer produces countless results. You can use ScienceDirect if you only want to search for peer-reviewed publications.

Again, I'm not recommending anything, and any option should be discussed with someone a lot smarter than me.

Best wishes.

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#8) On May 15, 2012 at 2:28 AM, dwot (42.57) wrote:

Thanks everyone for suggestions and links to check out.

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#9) On May 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM, griderX (96.58) wrote:

As a last resort...I would consider Clinical Trials.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home

Best of luck...she is lucky to have friends close to her. 

 

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