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Thanks was posted 05/30/2016 05:21 pm by Stephanie
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Thank you so much For your reply. Mum actually says she has back pain and is very weak. Cannot eat more than small bites of food 2 or 3 times a day and just takes pills of vegetable proteins. Her anemia is severe ( Hb: 6.4) and she has already had transfusions twice( suggested by our GP). On Wednesday she Will have another one. Will look for an equivalent of the supplement you suggested. For the time being I am giving her an iron supplement called ferrogreen and pills of Vit C( 1 gr), since this helped me a lot after a bad road accident after which I had problema of severe anemia due to Blood loss also after transfusions. At the moment Mum is followed just by our GP and a Naturopatic doctor ( both very nice and helpful). Oncologist suggested to let her die( literaly) and refused to prescribe further checks so I have arranged it for her and contacted another oncologist from a bigger centre that I Will meet for a visit after the 13th June when Mum Will have a CT scan to see how bad the situation is. Yes Mum refused chemo in January since she was told it would just help her gain some time ( months) with no hope and just the certai ty of loads of side effects including vomit, pain and other weird bad feelings. I tried to tell her she would feel bad anyway but she was very depressed and scared by more pain( never been Like this during her life till after the PC surgery after which her pain was absolutely not appropriately treated and she is still shocked: actually I Heard many other People complaining about the same problem). She also did not want to love to other bigger hospitals for different treatments but now she seems to be happy to try something. I told her about good results of some People with immunotherapy and found a centre when they do these trials. IS that true that immunotherapy does not have all those bad side effects Like chemo?

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