Monthly Archives: July 2013

Excercise

When I first suffered from cachexia (rapid weight loss associated with muscle waisting) the most effective treatment that I found was excercise. Resistance training to be more specific. I consulted a physio, found a good personal trainer and hit the … Continue reading

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2DG Not as Sweet

I did 2 weeks of 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2DG) infusions while at the Siebenhuner clinic in Frankfurt this month. I suspect that this may be one of the factors responsible for my recently slowed tumour growth. The problem was what to do … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diet Revisited

I tried the ketogenic diet a while back and managed to stick with it for about 10 weeks. I must say that it was the hardest diet that I had ever tried. Vegan was a breeze in comparison, though I … Continue reading

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Treatment Plan

Dr. Kopic, the resident Hallwang oncologist worked out a treatment plan for me for the next month. It is as follows: Hallwang Treatment Plan Xeloda 500mg 3x daily Avastin 15mg/m2 Mitomycin 1x per month, 48hr pump Mg + Inzolen IV … Continue reading

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Removab 3.3

My liver recovered enough that I was able to do a third Removab treatment in this cycle. Typically they always increase the dose, but in this case they kept it at 10 micrograms. That was a mistake. Firstly they made … Continue reading

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Tarceva

Tarceva is the trade name for Erlotinib Hydrochlorodine. It is a small molecule that acts as an EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) inhibitor. It is used to treat several cancers, mostly non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. It is … Continue reading

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There is Hope

Its quite inspirational to read first hand accounts of how an incurable stage 4 cancer can be beaten when one takes the responsibility for ones treatment and looks beyond mainstream medicine, which to be honest offers little to no hope … Continue reading

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Tumour Primed Dendritic Cells

I have been getting Dendritic Cell vaccines from Dr. Nesselhut in Duderstadt for two months now. It is my view that he is the world’s foremost authority on immunotherapy. But….. The dendritic cells have been mostly primed with NDV antigens … Continue reading

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New Hallwang Treatments

Monday was the first chance that I had to speak with Dr. Kopic, the resident oncologist at the Hallwang clinic. Last month when I mentioned that it appeared that I had significant progression he mostly dismissed it. From his experience, … Continue reading

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Removab Cycle 3

I arrived at the Hallwang private oncology clinic on Friday evening, and had the first Removab (Catumaxomab) treatment the following day. This makes it my third Removab cycle. First thing that surprised me was a change in procedure at the … Continue reading

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