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diagosis cancer vs. MAC

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  • Posted By: LONGWOOD
  • June 1, 2007
  • 02:34 PM

oncology diagnosed my Mom with widespread cancer...lymphomic - liver cancer - even though no cancer appeared in her liver through a bioposy - no bone cancer detected via bone marrow extraction - and no cancer was detected though aspiration of fluid that are building up in her abdomen and right bottom of her lung. This diagnosis was made using a PET scan. Oncology recommended hospice and said she had about 2 weeks max because she would not survive aggressive chemo at 79 and in her weakened condition. She is frail and extremely fatigued. An infectious disease DR. got involved and diagosed MAC as her problem and started her on strong doses of antibiotics. We now have a little hope she will be cured however tests to confirm MAC take a while to complete. Infectious disease DR. said sometimes MAC is misdiagnosed via a PET scan due to the glowing nature of the infection under radiation. He also said if the infection is left untreated ...like oncology recommended, their conclusion quite possible would have been correct never know that she died from a treatable disease instead of cancer.....Just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this happening. jrc9@cox.net

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  • I have been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 1. After 8 treatments of Chemo with no change to the cancer, I am sure I have been misdiagnosed. Possibly, I have Sarcoidosis. Anyway, explore everything! Get second and third opinions if you can. Through my investigations I have found that many deseases are bacterial or viral related. You may be on the right course now with the antibiotics. Good luck!Kim
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  • I have been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 1. After 8 treatments of Chemo with no change to the cancer, I am sure I have been misdiagnosed. Possibly, I have Sarcoidosis. Anyway, explore everything! Get second and third opinions if you can. Through my investigations I have found that many deseases are bacterial or viral related. You may be on the right course now with the antibiotics. Good luck!KimYes, you are 110% correct- there are pathogens behind cancer! There are ways to destroy those microrganisms. There is Essiac tea for Cancer which kills many bugs and apparently shrinks tumors- and also a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Naturopath, a NAET practitioner, and even a Reflexiologists can help.In the case of the Original Poster's Mom- I think much can be done by finding the right help and there is not reason why not to try to fight it. At the end, let us let God decide if it is time for your Mom to go to Heaven since they are giving her very little time.I am very sorry.May God Bless.
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