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Hi Heidi, I just wanted to give you an update. I have been diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). After 10 months ERFYT this is a shock and disappointment but I realize it could be worse. I am scheduled for a partial masectomy (lumpectomy with no lump) next week followed by six weeks of radiation (5 days/week for about 4 minutes). I have been checking the site for guidance as well as my Encyclopedia. There seems to be some dispute regarding antioxidant use while undergoing radiation. Any thoughts? Thanks so much for helping me turn my health around. Dawn
Hello, Dawn! I'm sorry your scan showed problems. A couple of notes for you:
A dear friend of mine underwent radiotherapy a while back, and he asked the same question of his radiologist at St. Vincent's Hospital in NYC (a Dr. Eng). Dr. Eng said that taking antioxidants once was thought to be a concern, but more recent findings show that it's actually beneficial. On his word, I would say that it's a good idea to continue with them.
As a 40-year-old type A, you may benefit greatly from what I believe is a crucial element in breast cancer prevention strategies: progesterone.
The following is from the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause by Dr. John Lee, on pp. 208-209.
I'd suggest that you go ahead with the Encyclopedia protocols, and use two books: Dr. Lee's, above, for detailed advice on using progesterone (also, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause -- you can read a lecture he gave on progesterone, here), and Dr. D'Adamo's Fighting Cancer with the Blood Type Diet (available in the 4YourType Store), which has specific diet adjustments and great new research on recovering from and preventing cancer.
For more details on progesterone, you might visit Matol's site. www.altmednetwork.com (among many) has a number of excellent progesterone products as well.
Dawn, I'm SURE you are going to come through just splendidly, and if you need any help at all just drop me a note. I do hope you will write whenever you have any questions at all ~ or just to get a little encouragement! Bless you, dear, and let me know how you are doing! :-D