Originally Posted by patriciakr
Can you give me the link to that thread?
I am still a bit shell shocked. I was told over the phone when I got my biopsy results. No discussion of potential treatments "if", no mention of diet changes, good books to read, support groups. Just nothing.
I have my first post surgical cystoscopy upcoming and I will nail him to the floor if I have to, to get my questions answered.
That said, it's on me to get to oh, say my internist with some questions, and I have found this fall too chaotic to do so. I have found an online support group where I just listen (and swallow hard because none of it is easy to read), and I've been researching bladder cancer - amazing to find out how common this is.
Your efforts to understand this polyp and how cancers function will give ou great ammunition to fight off this cancerous growth.
In my experience doctors will NOT talk about anything they dont have training for. Dont let that stop you like it did me. I was not told about diet, or weight, or anything that I could do to prevent breast cancer. Only tamoxifin when the cancer arose, or surgery now. I picked surgery. Remove the tissue BEFORE it became cancerous. In the years since, I have regretted this move as it caused other problems, ones the surgeons did not warn me about.
Some steps I have taken to improve my chances. ( Again I dont have cancer)
1. Brush my teeth with baking soda. Changes the microflora in my mouth, and what I swallow.
2. Help the body maintain the correct pH: swallow the baking soda, AVOID soda/ pop, avoid grains. the body works hard to keep pH normalized and will steal from the bones to do this.
3.increased the amount of organic/ grass fed meats and vegies, etc. Especially the fats/beef to boost the omega 3 and lower the omega 6's
4.Vit D, 10,000 units in the northern winter
5. Need to get more vit C a day--have been eating 1-3 guava a day but need to buy more. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-foods
. Noshing on frozen cranberies for now.
6.No cholorinated water, no flouridated water ( noflouridated toothpaste)
7. Include black pepper, mushrooms, tumeric,onion/scallions in my cooking; along with many other herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, garlic. Read a book on feeding dogs which included celery and cukes.
8. Use iodized salt and sea salts.
9. eat foods to keep microbiome supported: kombucha, kefire, raw sauerkraut, along with the foods they like: asparagus, artichokes, and more.
10. 2-4 cups of green tea a day.
11. Learning which food my body has an intolerance for. Likely aged cheese.
12. Be wary of dairy as it contains antibiotics-- even though it is not supposed to have any at all. Looking for local sources. Have been thinking about dropping dairy for a while now. Toying with possiblity of dairy goats in stead of sheep.
13. Eat more cold water fish like sardines
14. Eat more greens, specially sauted in OO or grassfed butter
15. Dropped all "vegetable oils" like soybean oil, corn oil, etc. Only butter, olive oil and coconut oil. Looking for others to add.
16. Adding back broth and soups. WITH THE BONES.
Problem areas--- still carry too much fat, especially in basketball belly; and dont walk enough. Have been trying to throw ball for the dog but even that is not enough.