Nov 2020 1st CTC Results: 10 ml of blood 3.3 CTC/ml incl 1 cluster. Specimen contained single CTC (n= 16), and one cluster of CTC-like cells with 17 nuclei (n=17), total CTC (n=33), suggesting some residual disease activity. The background shows mild to moderate numbers of immune cells and occasional fungal elements. The CTC count is consistent with a mild to moderate increased risk of tumour progression or relapse.
I am thinking this is not too bad. Still room for improvement (especially re. fungal elements) but really great news worth celebrating. I will continue to pause the Zoladex for now and keep up with immune system and anti-inflammatory focus while pulsing the pathways inhibitors.
Many women who read this blog have a similar diagnosis to me and write to ask me about what I take each day in regards to my bones mets . Here’s my bone healing list of supplements and studies. None are strictly ‘bone only’ and all have multiple anti-cancer targets.
I worked my way from 3mg to 20mg then up to 180mg nightly. Melatonin influences bone metabolism by stimulating bone growth and inhibiting osteoclast activity. Oral administration of melatonin contained in drinking water increased bone strength in naturally aged mice.
Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa) 500mg x 2, 2-3 x day
Thymoquinone Inhibits Bone Metastasis of Breast Cancer Cells Through Abrogation of the CXCR4 Signaling Axis
Bone metastasis was found to be significantly suppressed in the TQ treated group.
Buying: Capsules not liquid at iherb.com
Citrus Bergamot 500mg, 2- 3 x day
Bergamot Polyphenol Fraction Exerts Effects on Bone Biology by Activating ERK 1/2 and Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway and Regulating Bone Biomarkers in Bone Cell Cultures
Buying: iherb.com Jarrow formulas
Chinese Skullcap (Baicalin) 500mg x 2, 2-3 x day
Bone-protective and anti-tumor effect of baicalin in osteotropic breast cancer via induction of apoptosis
Baicalin Ameliorates Bone Cancer Pain by Suppressing TRPV1 in Rat Dorsal Root Ganglia
Grape seed extract 95% proanthocyanidins
450mg x2, 1x each day
targeting abnormal bone metabolism to alleviate bone metastasis of breast cancer.
Andrographis 200mg 1 x day
A potent inhibitor of breast cancer-induced bone metastasis.nhibiting RANKL-induced NF-κB and ERK signaling
Available from: iherb
Algae Cal plus
I used Algae Cal plus the first year too and nowadays I use the ingredients but not the brand itself, simply to save money.
The Algae cal product I used was this one:
And of course my liposomal vitamin C to help my body repair.
Liposomal Vitamin C 5g 1 x day
(Small IV-C doses easily obtainable with Lip C) A median reduction of 50% in pain was observed among the patients in the vitamin C group. Median survival time was 10 mo in patients receiving ascorbic acid, whereas the chemotherapy and control groups had a median survival of 2 mo. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26168394/
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