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1/24/2017Question:
Breast Cancer - 2014 diagnoses, partial mastectomy, radiation, chemo completed, including the "red devil", recurrence April 2016 in lungs, bones and liver, another round of chemo and radiation, completed beginning of January 2017, now new spots found in brain (6-7) although soft and responding to steroids, not deep...possible biopsy and radiation recommended.
Is it better to go to clinic in Atlanta for alternative/holistic approach, vegan diet, iv vitamin c, ph balance, etc and refuse the additional chemo pills and option the current oncologist is recommending?
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1/24/2017alternativ/holistic approach has not been proven to work unfortunately. so you are better off staying with your treatment team. what is important however is making them aware of what your goals are for treatment because treatment for treatement sake is bad care. we offer free retreats for patients like yourself. email mcapano1@jhmi.edu for more information. you would benefit joining us.

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