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Hi everyone,

My husband has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. Tumor was small and has been removed, but he will still need chemo. I'll be making an appointment with the oncologist today.

Of course, I will speak to LLMD about this, but I also wondered if you have any information, links, etc. about concurrent chemo and Lyme treatment. Can you continue Lyme tx while on chemo?

Also, are there any questions I should be sure to ask the oncologist? This is all new to me, and I'm just starting to face up to doing the research.

Thanks in advance.
BTW, if you are due for a colonoscopy, PLEASE have it done. My husband had no symptoms, and this was supposed to be just a routine screening.

best to you all,

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Had a great big reply but lost it bummer.
Anyway get LLMD to put him on minocin. It helps fight effects of chemo and colorectal cancer and othe cancers.
I would take that and at different times good probiotics, like magnesium Vitamin d, B complex,cq10,acidophilis,yogurt low carb plain mix with fresh blueberries or,strawberries,drink some red wine moderate,magnesium,Check with Chemo Dr. about this Melatonin super antioxident.

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I would get on minocycline while treating with cancer chemos. Have LLMD put on minocin and have Chemo Doc do his thing.

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Thank you, Tree!!
Husband has responded well to Minocycline before, so maybe it can do double duty for us.

And thank you for all the references. I'm printing off your responses, and following your link.

Anyone else?

with appreciation,

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Don't take antioxidants during chemo. They will reduce effectivness of chemo.
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My wife has lyme disease for years. But we didn't realize it.The ducks said it was cured with the usual AB right after the bullseye was noticed.

Well, it wasn't cured. She had all kind of weird problems. Finally she came down with stage 3 breast cancer. Both breast and 46 nodes were removed.

After 14 months of chemo and radiation. The cancer was gone... I didn't tell the cancer doc about the lyme because she wouldn't have believed and it would just confused the treatment issue.

After, the cancer was gone, I noticed something different about her. She had more energy and felt better than I could ever remember. The chemo killed the lyme... I never mentioned it to the ducks. It would have just caused problems....
She is doing great and on the go all the time...

The one thing I stressed to her was to eat a good high protein diet. I got pretty good at making real chicken shoup. Store bought soups have too many chemicals in them...

When fighting disease, you must have a high natural fat diet. Natural fats power the immune system.. Drugs only aid the immune system and cannot replace it....

Women over 60 should have cholesterol levels over 260 to help prevent breast cancer. This was proved by hard evidence of studies in Europe...

When your cholesterol is below 240, your immune system is fighting something...

Lowering your cholesterol will kill you. The heart disease thing only applies to people with certain genetic problems, not to everyone... The ducks get big kickbacks from the drug companies... Plus, you get sicker and the ducks make more money off you..

Remember a diet low in natural fats will kill you.. Usually cancer is the killer.... Home made chicken soup is best for sick folks. Also, eat some beef also,as it has nutrients that other meat does not.. A nice beef stew breaks up the monotony of chicken soup...

No alchol, candies, cakes, donuts, and junk foods.
Beware of all diet foods. Aspertane is poison.

Good luck


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i wish you well with your cancer treatments/lyme!

if you go to activism; look for posts by OR ABOUT GARY GEDEN; lyme and now esophagus cancer; going thru chemo/radiation ...started 2 wks. ago.

very fatigued, if you send him a PM; he'll respond as HE IS ABLE TO. been very sick! [Wink]

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Please see my post on Cancer and Lyme. I am putting it up shortly for you and others.

[Big Grin]


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My husband was diagnosed with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma 22 months ago. This cancer is considered to be rapidly fatal. Stanford, our favorite hospital for lymies on the west coast, told us to go home and die, litterally, as the treatments are brutal and the outcomes ususally death.

We left Stanford in a huff and went straight to UCSF..He had three months of chemo and radiation, brutal Ivor Lewis surgery to remove the esophagus and relocate stomach into chest..yes, gracie, it's brutal...He survived this...

had a small recurrence four months later and went through intensive chemo and radiation for six months.

He is completely clear of the cancer now..YIPPEEEEE!

He had lyme before..not chronic, but lyme...

He told me that our treatments are harder than his chemo and radiation! I was shocked.

I said that if his chemo can kill that evil ******* of a cancer, I'd take it gladly if it could kill the lyme and other bugs.

I'm willing to try a short course of chemotherapy...and I'm a nurse and realize the risks...After all these years of slow motion treatment. I'm ready to go for the big guns....

How about being struck by lightning? anyone up for that?

I half joke about the chemo...I would try it if there were an inkling of a chance that I could get rid of this horrible infection.

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Tc's Link
Cancer & Lyme

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Remember Iam not a Doctor Just someone struggling like you with Tick Borne Diseases.

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Thank you, everyone, for all the helpful information. I'm printing it all off, to gradually absorb. It's all a bit overwhelming, but as I gather the courage to delve into it, I know I'm going to be referring to your replies.

It's also heartening to hear your stories of successful (if brutal, at times) cancer treatment.

If there is any good news in this, it's that husband is healthier than he has been in years, thanks to Dr. P and Dr. C. He's even running a normal body temperature now, after years of being low. So I'm hoping his immune system is getting back on line in a way that will be helpful in this fight.

Anyway, I'm still eager for any more info that anyone can share.

Continuing thanks...

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