Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer), Grade 1, ER+ - February 2011
On Feb. 11, 2011, in our forum, Carol wrote:
"Hopefully this will provide encouragement.
I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer), Grade 1, ER+,
PR+, Her2+, in October 2010. I had my first MRI on 1 November where we learned
the tumor measured approx. 8.2 X 5.9 X 7.4 cm. Yes, that's centimeters. Since
it was too large for surgery, I was referred to an oncologist for neoadjuvant
chemotherapy to try to shrink the tumor, which I refused. I was prescribed
Tamoxifen, but am not taking it.
I started eating FO/CC once a day on 15 Nov, was using 2/3 c. CC to 1/3 c. FO.
Just in the past few weeks I've started eating it twice a day, with 1/2 c. CC to
1/4 c. FO. Pretty much comply with the rest of the Budwig Plan, except I use a
probiotic supplement instead of the sauerkraut (at least for now). I also took
Beta Glucan for 60 days, from 15 Nov to 15 Jan. I took other supplements also,
but none religiously (pulsed them alot, skipping days frequently).
I've also been sunbathing (already in Jan and Feb in my swimsuit in my backyard;
it's nice to live in a warm climate!), exercising (walking the dog and
rebounding frequently throughout the day), and living joyfully.
At my second MRI on 25 Jan 11, my tumor measured 6.5 X 3.3 X 6.3 cm. Although I
realize that the lesion isn't perfectly spherical, a rough estimate of the
decrease in size can be obtained by calculating the volume of the tumor before
and after, which gives me 358 cubic cm before, and 135 cubic cm after, with the
tumor presently approx. 62% smaller than it was originally.
So, I still have a very large tumor, but there has been a dramatic shrinkage in
a few months. I'm committed even more to following the Budwig Plan, and I have
also reordered the Beta Glucan."