Posts Tagged ‘radiation’

Cherie Colborn /Cheryl Broyles Interviews.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 Cherie Colborn (Juice Lady) and Cheryl Boyles (Cancer Survivor used Cannabis) next guests. NOTE THE OFFER FOR A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE FREE WEEK LONG RETREAT BELOW.

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Cherie Calbom MSN holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 32 books including her latest The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting and Sugar Knockout. She and her husband offer juice cleanse retreats throughout the year, 30-Day Detox online and Garden’s Best Juice Powder. She received a grant to study “Nutrition: The Missing Piece of the Cancer Treatment Puzzle.” She has lectured worldwide on juicing, detoxing and fasting including consulting for the Royal Family of the UAE. She appears in the 9-Episode DVD series The Truth About Cancer. Winner of the TTAC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with juicing and detoxification, her blogs and books on juicing, cleansing and health have helped thousands of people live healthier lives. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for her free newsletter at www.juiceladycherie.com
N.B.  FREE OFFER  FOR CANCER AND/OR RADIO LISTENER: Cherie offered the following scholarship and a partial scholarship for another listener for her next retreat. She said:

I’m so very impressed with your story. I applaud you and your life of service.
What I can do for your followers is to offer a scholarship to someone who really needs to cleanse their body at our juice & raw foods retreat. Many people have been healed when they have attended. We’ve had some people with cancer who have gone home with tumors that had shrunk in the week with us. I also have a  partial scholarship as well where they pay just $600. This will be my gift to your followers. To apply, they simply send me an email letter as to why they want to attend. They also must send their latest tax return as proof of financial need. Send these to:  Cherie Calbom <cherie@juiceladycherie.com> The deadline is March 15, 2017.
Details about the retreat can be found at:
https://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/retreat-registration/   You will note it is from April 30 to May 5 in Spokane, Washington. You will be responsible for transportation to and from the retreat and will have meals and room while there. There is one free scholarship and one half price scholarship for $600.00.  We will announce the winners after selection. Good luck.
Further information at: https://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/juice-health-retreats/
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Cheryl showing her sutures from 2009 operation.

Cheryl Boyles  tells us her story below. In June 2000 I was 33 years old, working as a wildlife biologist in Oregon, married to a wonderful husband for 10 years, and the mother of two amazing sons that were 1 and 3 years old.  I was loving life; then overnight my life changed.  I began having headaches that felt like my skull was going to explode.  An MRI showed my brain was hemorrhaging.  I went into surgery and an acorn sized grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumor was removed.  I was told I had less than a year to live.I quit my job, and focused on being a mother and fighting brain cancer.  I went through radiation, but chose not to take chemotherapy.  The chemo would only add 3 months to my life, but quality of life would be miserable.

I decided to take more of a natural “alternative” approach, trying to boost my own immune system.  My good cells outnumbered my bad cancer cells! I started eating organic, following a low carbohydrate diet, exercising, simplifying life and nursing a positive attitude, taking acupuncture, many supplements, cannabis, some “off label” prescriptions (like Metformin), and most of all leaning on God for strength which feeds me with hope.

Over the 16 years fighting the terminal brain cancer, I’ve unfortunately was hit with six recurrences. The fact that I have survived is unbelievable.  My doctors even say so.  Most people with the GBM die with their first recurrence, which usually happens within the first few years.  To fight my recurrences, I mostly focused on my alternative actions, but also continued with some of the standard treatments.  I’ve been through six brain craniotomies, 6 week of conformation radiation, over 3 ½ years on the milder chemo called Temodar, and also what is called Gamma Knife radiation.

Taking this approach of combining many alternative and standard treatments, trying to hit the cancer from many angels, has become known at a “cocktail” approach.  It seems to be working for me, not that I’m cured, but I’m still alive and loving life.  Over the sixteen years I’ve had over 100 MRIs, and it’s great to say that my last MRI was clear, no seen GBM.I have become known in the “brain tumor world” as a long term survivor.  Patients and caregivers from around the USA and around the world contact me wanting to know “How do you do it?”  So I’ve put together a web page www.cherylbroyles-gbm.com, wrote a book called Life’s Mountains, and made some videos hoping to reach out and encourage others.

Now my husband and I have been married 26 years, growing stronger together.  My two boys are now 17 and 20 years old, both wanting to become wildlife biologists like mom and dad.   And over the years I’ve been blessed with many things.  Seeing life anew, learning to be content regardless of circumstances, enduring through the challenges, and living life in the moment.

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Does Breast Cancer Increase the Risk of Thyroid Cancer?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Does Breast Cancer Increase the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Risk of Thyroid Cancer: New research presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society concluded that breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of thyroid cancer especially within 5 years of the breast cancer diagnosis. Data used included 704,402 patients with only breast cancer, 49,663 patients with only thyroid cancer, and 1,526 patients who developed thyroid cancer after breast cancer between the years 1973 and 2011.  Those who had breast cancer followed by thyroid cancer were younger on average when diagnosed with breast cancer than those with breast cancer alone; were more likely to have invasive ductal carcinoma; a smaller focus of cancer; and to have received radiation therapy. There was no difference in risk of having hormonal positive or had spread to lymph nodes in the two groups. When compared to those with thyroid cancer alone, those with breast cancer followed by thyroid cancer were more likely to have a more aggressive type of thyroid cancer, but the cancers were smaller in size, and fewer patients required additional radioactive iodine treatment. Patients with breast cancer followed by thyroid cancer were older than those with thyroid cancer only by 65 vs 45 years and the median age for developing the thyroid cancer following breast cancer was 5 years. The researchers recommended that breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy be followed closely for 5 years.

Does Surgery or Radiation Benefit Older Men w/Early-Stage Prostate Cancer and Other Health Problems?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

logo1267406_mdA new study in the early online edition of Cancer concluded that treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer who also had other serious health problems with aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation therapy does not help them live longer and may be detrimental. The retrospective study followed more than 140,500 men ge 68 and older diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer between 1991 and 2007. Men were followed for 15 years after diagnosis and the Charison Index that can predict 10 year mortality for a patient who has a range of other health problems was used. A protstate cancer patient with diabetes may score 1 on the index, whereas a man with multiple or more severe health problems might score a 3 or higher. Findings showed that men with a Charison index score of 0,1, or 2 who were treated with surgery or radiation therapy had a lower risk of dying of prostate cancer compared to men receiving no treatment. However, men with scores of 3 or higher did not have a reduction in risk of death from cancer with aggressive treatment because they did not live long enough to benefit from it and were more likely to die from something else. They said that men who also had multiple medical conditions such as a history of heart attack, chronic obstructive pumonasry disease, and diabetes in combination did not live longer after agressive treatment compared with men receiving no treatment and were also at risk of side effects such as impotence, urinary incontinence and bosel problems that can result from surgery and radiation treatment. Researchers said “The guidelines suggest the men with life expectancies of less than 10 years shouldn’t be treated aggressively, but life expectancy is difficult to measure accurately. This data clearly defines a subset of patients who should avoid therapies that will only cause them problems they don’t already have.”

Can Ultrasound Reduce Cancer Pain?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

logo1267406_mdA new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that a new phase III Clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the bone, relieves pain and improves function for most patients.  When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone patients often experience debilitating pain  Although previously used for treatment of women with uterine fibroids, this is the first time this treatment has been used for cancer and is considered a safe treatment.  Radiation therapy has been used for cancer pain in bones but it is not effective for all patients and some patients reach a maximum of radiation and still have pain. In addition some patients over time may have a recurrence of pain after having radiation.

In the study 147 patients from 17 centers in several countries were enrolled and randomized to undergo the magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery or to undergo a sham treatment (the controls). Those in the treatment group received ultrasound precisely targeted to the bone tumors to heat the tumor to between 65 and 85 degrees Celsius, resulting in its destruction. During each treatment patients were monitored via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to ensure the right tissues were targeted and the right temperatures were reached while ensuring heat  in the surrounding normal tissues and organs remained at safe levels. The control group went through the same process but without the ultra sound device turned on. After two weeks the patients in the control group who did not respond were  offered the ultrasound treatment.

Results showed that 64% of the experimental group experienced either no pain or a significant reduction in their pain at three months as measured by a 2 point or greater decrease in the numeric rating score for pain on a clinically validated measurement tool. Many were able to stop or reduce medications and most patients experienced pain relief and improved functioning within several days of treatment. Researchers said”It is clear that for many of these patients, pain has a major impact on their everyday lives.” “This approach offers a new way to help alleviate that pain via an out-=patient non-invasive procedure.” . Further research is planned to improve the success rate.

Saturday’s Show with Cancer Survivors Kathleen O’Keefe Karnavos, Margaret Bermel, and Claire Petretti

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Guests for the show on Saturday included cancer survivors Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos (left) , Margaret Bermel (middle), and Claire Petretti (right) .

Kathleen  is an inspirational speaker, phone counselor at R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation and author of Surviving Cancerland: The Psychic Aspects of Healing. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at http://www.Survivingcancerland.com

Margaret has co-authored management articles in scholarly journals, was the co-recipient of the Human Resource Management and Orgamizational Behavior Journal’s Distinguished Paper Award in 1985, and is author of The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: http://www.thecancerodyssey.com

Claire Petretti studies for law but decided it was not for her and has spent many years working with Yoga and Cancer Recover, completed a DVD on Yoga for Cancer Recovery and finishing a book based upon her self-written cancer journals. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at: http://www.oceansoulyoga.com

Exercise And Recovery after Brain Radiation

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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Data present by Duke U researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting last month showed that exercise is a major factor in improving memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatment in rodents. This is an exciting finding because whole brain radiation is sometimes used to treat brain cancer in humans.
In the study one group of mice that had radiation stayed in their cages under normal conditions of living with other mice, eating and playing as they liked. A different group of mice having radiation were given daily access to a cage with a running wheel which they could use if they wanted.
The mice were tested for how well they remembered spatial features in their environment for locating a preferred excape hole to exit a well lit maze abd hide., They were tested at two weeks and 3 months after radiation.
The mice that had radiation and access to running did as well as normal mice (without radiation) that didn’t exercise when it came to remembering where the hole was. Irradiated mice that did not have access to exercise eventually showed no preference for that section of the maze with the escape hole.
The researchers concluded that exercise seems to protect against the loss of memory and increased depressive like behavior.

Dr Geronimo Rubio, Dr Adam Perlman, and Ms Carolyn Gross Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Guests interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie, host, Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 on Saturday were Dr Geronimo Rubio (left), Dr Adam Perlman (right), and Ms Caroline Gross.

Dr Rubio is Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center and his biography was presented earlier. More information is available at www.rubiocancercenter.com Dr Rubio discusses his use of immunotherapy and other alternative therapies in successfully treating various types of cancer.

Dr Perlman is Director of Integrative Medicine at St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. His biography was presented previously. He discusses the integrated approach to cancer treatment that is used at St Barnabas and that is a model of care combining traditional and altenative therapies.

Ms Carolyn Gross was diagnoses with stage 3 breast cancer in 2003 and was treated successfully by Dr Rubio with immunotherapy and alternative therapies. Her biography was presented earlier and she will talk about her treatments.

The interview follows and is also on iTunes. If you wish to have this mailed to you, please sign up on another page on this site.

Interview on BBS Radio with Dr Bernie Siegel and Padma

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Dr Bernie Siegel and Padma were interviewed on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday, December 6 at 5 p.m. PST or 8 p.m. EST. Bernie discussed his holistic approach with cancer patients and Padma discussed meditation. Listen to these interesting interviews.