After receiving the news of the type of surgery I was going to have to recieve, I decided to do my own research. I was looking for anything that would cure or perhaps offer a safe yet alternative treatment plan for my oral cancer. What would it be or where would it be? I had no idea but was determined to find out.
After searching the internet and looking at articles that people would give me, I found a different plan of action. It was found at the University of Pennsylvania. That is right, good ol' Philly. It was here that I found out about the Transoral Robotic Surgery.
Also known as TORS, this offers the same outcome of the microvascular free flap without all the trama and longer hospital stay I was briefed on originally.
- Reduced pain and trauma to the body
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less post-operative pain and discomfort
- Less risk of infection
- Short hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
- Less scarring and improved cosmesis
- No Scar and no tracheotomy, all done within the mouth by robotics and little cameras
I never thought I would say this, but I am really excited about this surgery. I hope and pray that this is the answer to prayer. If I had to have a procedure done, this is the way I would prefer. I shall keep you all posted on the results of those findings.
I have also read about a natural product called Avé. A dietary supplement containing Avemar, a uniquely beneficial natural compound that has been the subject of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications describing in vitro, in vivo and human clinical trials, with such dramatic results, its hard to believe that it is all natural.
Once daily use is shown to support healthy immune system modulation and the regulation of cell metabolism, supporting the processes of cell differentiation and repair. It has not been apporved by the FDA because it is all natural and therefore can not be patened. However private studies show that it does reduce the Squamous Cell Carsonoma by up to 85 percent. It also is said to reduce the side affects of Chemo dramatically.
I not started taking this as yet, I do not want to hurt my chances with the TORS, plus it is 161.00 for a 30 day supply. I am investagating this more, so I will keep you posted as to what I may find and how it may or may not work in conjuction with regular treatments.
Green tea stops growth of oral cancer cells and breaks down and kills existing oral cancer. The polyphenols in tea areantioxidants, which work to remove free radicals (oxidants) which cause the mutation of genes which lead to cancerous growth. By drinking 4 to 6 cups of green tea a day the polyphenols can inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous cells. The results of research at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, USA indicated compounds in green tea selectively induced cell death only in oral cancer cells while ignoring normal cells.In China where green tea is extremely popular, oral cancer rates are 1/2 that of North America, even though smoking rates- a known risk factor for oral cancer - are 3 times higher in China
Reported by www.100percenttea.blogspot.com