Thank you CaptainAustralia. Your message is so inspiring and yes that Asian Doctor needs to know about life and believe in God while being a professional doctor. He has to remember that he is one of the Angels in this world sent by God to heal people not to scare them off. There are a lot of Asian Doctors now scared of 'Corona Virus'. My dignose was delayed because my Doctor was meeting me in the car park of his premises. He should hang his coat and give up being a doctor. You cannot live in fear. I am in the 4th week of my treatment both 'Chemo and Radiation'. PMac staff have been brilliant and very helpful in giving hope. I personally thank God for brining me so safe this far. I am 70 years old. I have had other health challenges such as 'Aortic Stenosis' - this is all not very accurate science I am told. They wait for clinical findings. But this has to take a back seat for now. I have had to live with abnormal cholesterol levels and this has done nothing to change me. I was worried in my 30's when I discovered it and then a Maori said to me: 'In front of you there is lion chasing you and you start running until you reach a cliff. There is death in front of you and there is death if you jump down, but a person noticed that there was a shrub with fruits just at the edge of your cliff. What do you do? I said I would eat the fruit. He said exactly..............Enjoy the fruit provided. In this journey a lot is revealed, your friends who are no longer your friends, your loved ones who are no longer loved ones because they just come for better and better not worse. I have a few friends who know that I am a good friend but my new friends at the hospital are the best. Love you all Rico
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I am only a carer for what I’ve seen within my husband. His fair donkey Australian so it’s very hard with emotions and him being honest to me. Long story short I suppose then cause blokes really are not into that. But someone of them maybe reading this- why ? cause we are human even if mum or better than that DAD or whatever crap gave you in your time without you knowing it GAVE YOU ANGER ENOUGH to know know YOU ARE you. And It’s allowed. It has always been allowed. Old testament no. New, hard to put into today, but see your church and see if they are able to put it into plain Aussie words?
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Hi there, I was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer with spread to lymph nodes, liver and lungs in May 2017. I was told I was incurable, would have palliative care, surgery not possible and I would have 2 years. I have had panitumimab, iranitecin and flouracil 5fu every fortnight with breaks in between. In July 2018, there was no trace in my liver and lungs and I was allowed surgery I had a bowel resection and lymph nodes removed. I still don't have my primary tumour though I had a regrowth in my lungs. It will be 4 years in May, far more than I ever imagined. Stay positive and don't give up.
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Ok, I think it is time this thread had a rest.
I am truly sorry for your loss @Keith 💕
We have a great booklet all about Complementary Therapies that is well worth a read for anyone affected by cancer, including carers, family members and friends. Complementary therapies are worth looking at and how they can work with your more conventional treatments such as chemo or radiation. Even something as simple as a light massage can do the world of good for some people.
Regarding the perennial question of whether gumbi gumbi is effective in treating cancer, I am going to refer you to the Cancer Council website - iheard which looks at all sorts of questions and things people have heard about cancer, and gives an informed answer about them. The site is well worth the visit.
With regards to gumbi gumbi, this is what the site says:
Gumbi gumbi (or gumby gumby) is otherwise known as the native Australian plant Pittosporum Phylliraeoides. Gumbi Gumbi is a medium to large tree, native to certain areas of Australia, and very sparsely found. Many people believe there are up to six varieties, with only one having medicinal properties used in Aboriginal herbal remedies and another being toxic. The major constituent of gumbi gumbi extract is saponin (a sulphonated di- or tri-terpene). Saponins are natural detergents found in plants. They’re highly toxic to cold blooded animals and some have been identified in snake venom, starfish and sea cucumber. Some are toxic to humans. Also present in gumbi gumbi extract are tannins, which have shown potential antiviral, antibacterial, long-term antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties. There are also alkaloids, naturally occurring chemical compounds containing basic nitrogen functionality that have pharmacological effects at low doses and are used in medications and recreational drugs. There is no credible independent scientific evidence that gumbi gumbi extract has any effect on cancer.
There's an entire section on our website about Complementary Therapies that is well worth the read, including this section regarding the use of herbs and plants. And I'd like to draw your attention to this section on making treatment decisions, which may be helpful when considering complementary therapies.
Some further resources we recommend you check out:
Understanding cancer books
Podcasts: The Thing About Cancer
Podcasts: The Thing About Advanced Cancer
Cancer Council Online Community Manager
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I do understand you really well,my daughter is my everything,she was and she is the only reason why I keep going,she is just amazing,and she looks just like him,keeps remind me my husband .it hurts me so much knowing that she will never know her amazing dad,she will never have a photo with him.Life is not fair at all,we know we all are going to die but it should never happen when you are having a baby and so young.Cancer doesn’t just kill the person sick but it effects all the people surround too and unfortunately all the bad moments are stick in the brain ...
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I'm not sure if my previous reply dated today will show up to everyone's reply so thought I'd reply individually in case it doesn't. Thank you everyone for your feedback. I do appreciate it. At this stage I have decided not to have the radiation as my mother is in hospital (has been for four months) so I have to help/deal with a lot of stuff connected with that. I have not completely ruled it out though.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.