Scanxiety

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death It’s that time again, blood tests, a round of scans and the short, stressful, wait to see how much worse my cancer is. No matter how many times I go thru this it is always the most stressful of times within my treatment cycle. SCANXIETY The wait between having a scan and gettingContinue reading “Scanxiety”

Cancer Clinical Trials

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy and second leading cause of cancer-related death amongst men in the Western World. The idea to utilise the patients’ immune system to fight tumours has revolutionized the field of anticancer therapy within the last decade. In fact, immunotherapeutic approaches have been triumphant in several highlyContinue reading “Cancer Clinical Trials”

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Today is a good day, no it was better than that, much better, today is a GREAT day. I am one step nearer to an important clinical trial I have been anticipating for close to four, long, pandemic years. During a recent consultation with my current oncologist, Dr Eswar, I (further), expressed myContinue reading Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine

A Busy Day

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. “Scanxiety.” A word that has featured in several of my posts. For people who have had a cancer diagnosis, undergoing imaging scans, prostate cancer PSA tests, can lead to a variety of emotions. It is common to feel stress or worry in the period before a medical test, during the test, and while waitingContinue reading “A Busy Day”

Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SABR)

Life– Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death.  Also known as stereotactic body radiation treatment or CyberKnife® (SBRT), is a highly focused radiation treatment that gives an intense dose of radiation concentrated on a tumour, while limiting the radiation dose to the surrounding organs. Lowering the risk of collateral damage. SABR differs from conventional radiation in several ways. Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT)Continue reading “Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SABR)”

I would rather know

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Today is results day. The results of my latest PSMA-PET scan. PSA level is (still) the most reliable indication of prostate cancer advancement. A simple blood test (PSA test). A sudden change ‘a spike’ is never good. I had a scheduled (every 6 months) PSA test in April with nothing thatContinue reading “I would rather know”

Ozone Therapy

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Ozone therapy is a controversial alternative medicine practice that uses ozone gas to fight disease. OZONE Therapy – is the process of administering ozone gas into your body to restore optimum cellular oxygenation. Ozone is a colourless, clear gas made up of 3 molecules of Oxygen – O3, instead of theContinue reading “Ozone Therapy”

Lion’s Mane

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of medicinal mushroom. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, lion’s mane is widely available in supplement form. Scientific research shows that lion’s mane contains a number of health-promoting substances, including antioxidants and beta-glucan. I have been trying it for a week after buying oneContinue reading “Lion’s Mane”

Can Bacteria Be Engineered To Fight Cancer?

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Can bacteria be engineered in ways that they help our bodies better fight cancer? That’s the goal Tal Danino, Ph.D., and The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) ‘Old STAR’, research program, named after the “Father of Modern Tumour Immunology.” Trillions ofContinue reading “Can Bacteria Be Engineered To Fight Cancer?”