Thank you again. X
It would be frustrating trying to change your friend's mind about treatment, when you care so much. It is her decision. You are a great friend, being there for her is probably all you can do.
It can spread to the skin and isn't pretty unfortunately.
Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
Bilateral Mastectomies, expanders and silicone implants
I think any cancer specialist or even GP would be shocked to see someone with such an advanced cancer getting little or no help. It seems like nothing you could say would change her mind but you are a true friend for still reaching out trying to get help for her. So many alternate methods are very expensive and this adds to all the stress as well.
Sorry...not much help I know . It's hard to believe that she still thinks she is being helped and she must be in a lot of pain...if not now in the near future. I don't thing natural remedies will be of much use then.
she is dying slowly, let her do it her way xoxoxoxoxxxoo
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There are people on this forum who have terminal illness but are still living life because they are on the treatments available now. Your friend has a terrible problem if the lump has increased to the size it is - cancer tumours are not abcesses that burst and then all is fine. I would hope you could get her to a cancer clinic to at least get an opinion - but perhaps she doesn't want to hear it. All in all I guess this is her choice but it is very hard for those around her that care to see someone reject the treatment that might help to prolong her life. I am a person who sees the sense in rejecting chemicals in food - preservatives, colourings and like - I think the pesticides have a dreadfiul effect on our health but I think there has to be a balance with this. We don't see cancer cured people on tv exposing the wonderful therapies that cured them. We do find on forums people that are still living thanks to conventional drugs.
It is back and she has tested positive for brca.
She has decided to go the natural therapy route and is not using western medicine. A year has passed with her spending thousands on anything from massages to diets to metal jackets and foot spas. The lump is now as large as a fist and threatening to burst through her skin. In fact, one of her therapists told her this is likely to happen and that it will smell! All the while she is convinced that their cures are working and that this is all part of the process.
I (and others) have tried to convince her to at least seek the opinion of Western doctors/oncologists and then weigh up the information. Is there any advice or wisdom you can offer? Any personal anecdotes that might be relevant? Thank you in advance.
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