Medicine, Cancer Fighting
Dr. James Malone:
An important part of the ESHAP regimen is the cisplatin that is given by continuous infusion for (hopefully) maximal cell death. Early studies gave cisplatin over 24 hours, but toxicity was high, so we now give it over several days in order to reduce toxicity.
Treatment Plan: I get these over five days, about four hours a day.
- Etoposide 40mg/m2/day IV Day 1, 2, 3 and 4 – what’s most different from the DHAP regimen before. Blows up cells in mid copy.
- Solumedrol 500mg/day IV Day 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – basically like the steroid prednisone
- Cytarabine 2Gm/m2/day IV Day 5 -To start immediately after Cisplatin completed. Ruins DNA synthesis so abusive to cancer.
- Cisplatin 25mg/m2/day IV Day 1, 2, 3 and 4; Given as a continuous infusion over 24 hours usually.
- Decadron (a bunch) – IV – more anti inflammatory steroid. Yes, I’m a bit more prone to swearing and cantankerous behavior.
This is the most justified but non-oncology treatment
Medicine, Symptom Fighting
Red Juice — nutrient dense, from The Wellness Kitchen in Atascadero, very fresh
Green Juice — nutrient dense, from The Wellness Kitchen in Atascadero, very fresh
Soy Powder — good proteins
Green powder — nutrient density
Low Carbs — anti inflammatory and low blood sugar
Carnitine – vs fatigue, promote bone growth
Glutamine – aid recovery and repair, speed healing
Astragalus Root – fight age or age reversal (teleromerase path)
Probiotics – gi tract, there’s 100 kinds so it’s Dr. Thoring’s favorite brand
Mushroom Immune Defense – one of the leading edges of immune support
Fish Oil - omega 3 fatty acid for lustrous skin and other less visible tissues
I’ve been recommended blood electrifying, canned asparagus, reiki, laughter yoga, ayahuasca, hyperthermia/IR treatment, essiac tea, Burzynski/antineoplastons, k0mbucha, laetrile, various visualizations, indigo biofeedback and the like. How to pick? On the passion of the messenger? On the pseudo-fu of the science? The beauty of the website? That it worked or seems to have worked for one other patient or a friend of a friend. There’s scant evidence once away from the clinical trials and established regimens. And there’s a known human bias for generalizing results (some treatment works for everyone) from very small survey sizes (it worked for this one person).
I like that, in the end, I get to choose. But as a man of reason I’m perplexed, there’s a lot of sign posts and not many maps. A maze with hawkers on every corner, selling hope. Who’s true?