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  • 11 Apr 2011 - 11:12
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    Complementary therapies are those treatments given in conjunction with standard mainstream cancer treatments of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Complementary therapies are used in addition to traditional mainstream treatments to provide supportive care to patients, and are not recommended as a replacement for mainstream treatments.

    An example of support centres in Australia


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  • 7 Apr 2011 - 23:33
    VLASTA's picture

    GAME CONTINUES I passed level 1,
    It's been 5 weeks after my hysterectomy. My physical recovery's been developing regularly , mentally well I don't know, feel kind of numbness.... everything looks different, sounds different..... I'm entering the trial for a new way of treatment of this particular cancer, treatment should start end of this month.

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  • 7 Apr 2011 - 20:50
    maddie86's picture

    my boyfriend is recovering from major bowel surgeory right now its day 4 but he's still in extreame pain and was sick today which made it worse Sad has anyone had any experience with bowel surg and how long did it take to recover? he had a bit of his bowel cut out where the tumor was and now has a bag.. it devestates me to see him like that.. Sad he still has to have his liver and lung spots cut out.. he has one spot on the liver and two on the lung.. it seems that these operations might be done together and it will be something called 'microwave burning'..

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  • 5 Apr 2011 - 18:10
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  • 4 Apr 2011 - 18:27
    Rachel C's picture

    Just wondering if anyone else has those down days. I finished treatment in November last year, 2010 and returned to work in Feb 2011.Today was just one of those days, where everything seemed to go wrong, or maybe I was just more vulnerable today.It is strange returning to the same things but I feel a shift in myself, a restlessness.
    Perhaps because I experienced something so confronting I feel like everything needs to change. I find myself assessing everything from friends to work to family.
    I suppose I just want things to go back to how they were.
    Does anyone else feel like that?

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  • 3 Apr 2011 - 16:58
    junstel88's picture



    Hi All,

    Good day! I’m Dr Cesar. My wife Mary (41 y/o) was diagnosed with breast cancer with brain and lung metastasis. We have two lovely daughters ages 13 & 10 y/o. I hope you don’t mind if I’m going to share our family’s experience and “adventure” here “Down-Under” Australia since 2005.

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  • 2 Apr 2011 - 01:34
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    In reply to a quote about fear being the strongest human emotion(posted by Jules2),I think it could be true.It brings to mind fears I have-how I look to strangers after cancer treatment,fear of not outliving my husband and leaving him alone,of not seeing my grandchildren grow up and of not being ready when the end is near ,possible recurrence ,metastises, pain.....

    Of course ,illness aside there are many common fears we humans have- no need to give examples.

    I try not to dwell on these fears but they are there. They pop up from time to time.

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  • 31 Mar 2011 - 18:07
    Rachel C's picture

    Hi I noticed that someone has mentioned, sore feet. I had sore feet also after the chemo. The doctor said it is called peripheral neuropathy and to take vitamin B6 and have foot massages. This seems to have helped a bit.

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  • 30 Mar 2011 - 17:10
    maddie86's picture

    im so nervous its my boyfriends operation finally to remove his tumor from his bowel on monday.. he'l be in hospital for apporx ten days they said..
    then after that two weeks after he'l have his lungs operated on and liver to remove spots and nodules.. its been nearly a year now since he's been diagnosed and i just cant believe its come around this quick! im nervous and excited, feeling a lot of emotions all at once! has anyone had bowel resectioning before?? they said he should be right because he's young and will recover quickly..

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  • 28 Mar 2011 - 16:07
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    I've been reading lots of stories about the different kinds of diets cancer patients are on. When my husband first started chemo we were giving him lots of small meals high in protien, as time progressed & he started to get his appetite back we slipped back to our normal diet of 3 meals a day. He has always managed to maintained the same weight as he was before he got sick but now I'm getting worried that I'm not doing enough diet wise to help him get the best results.

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