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Secondary Immunodeficiency Disease (post allogeneic SCT for MCL)   They say that necessity is the mother of invention, archaic, yes, but applied often to the human experience.

Thus, it is my pleasure to admit that my recent introduction and use of ESSENTIAL OILs comes as a result of and in relief of my chronic bouts of bronchitis this last winter and spring.

▶ Although I have been in MCL (blastoid type) remission since 2010 following an allogeneic SCT (unrelated donor) and had a brief relapse two years post the transplant in 2007 (DX in 2006), I am diagnosed with Secondary Immunodeficiency Disease due to the long-term chemotherapy and treatment with Rituxan during chemo and post. Hence, I am in need of immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment about every two-three months. Some with my same DX and history have IVIGs more frequently and some less.

▶ While I have asked here before, I am seeking current updates from any who choose to share about possible homeopathic or alternative treatments designed to boost the immune system for patients of our type. Thank you. If you don‘t want to respond publicly, write to me privately. A secondary immune deficiency disease occurs when the immune system is compromised due to an environmental factor. Examples of these outside forces include HIV, chemotherapy, severe burns or malnutrition.

▶ You could say that Essential oils are an extension of the earth’s and sun’s powers. Plants take in the light of the sun and minerals of the earth and transform them into healing medicines – nature’s medicines – Essential Oils. Only certain plants possess the ability to manufacture these fragrance molecules, and each individual aromatic plant may contain dozens, even as many as one hundred of these powerful molecules. It’s these molecules, or combination of a variety of molecules, that make up a plant’s unique fragrance.

▶ The oldest cultures of this world valued the therapeutic benefits of oils derived out of herbs. The ancient Vedic literature of India and the historical texts of Chinese medicine have documented the importance of aromatic oils for health and spirituality.





Aromatherapy | Cancer in general ▶Medivizor – Kathleen Hoffman ▶ It has taken decades of work for researchers to find ways to activate the immune system to treat cancer (what we now call immuno-oncology or I-O). Much of that work has been poorly funded. Largely, it has been the result of researchers getting…




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After some three months of battles with unrelieved bronchitis, our daughter has turned us onto the value of doTERRA essential oils. The relief has been amazing!


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Google made an AR* microscope that can help detect cancer

Engadget – Apr 16, 2018, 4:31 PM – In a talk given today at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, Google researchers described a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose patients. When pathologists are…  NUZ ★ http://bit.ly/2HticA2 



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▶ City of Hope is currently the only institution in Southern California to offer both FDA-approved car-t cell therapies ▶ CANSWER ▶ https://goo.gl/p1nptt 


A cancer diagnosis is far-reaching, impacting the new patient, as well as friends and family. An immediate reaction for the latter is to comfort and provide help. Knowing the right things to say, or how to offer support, isn’t easy. Nor is it always easy for the patient to ask for assistance and accept it. Follow a few pointers and it’s possible to bridge these gaps. ▶CANSWER ▶ https://goo.gl/hDFsX3 



New York Times – Denise Grady – Apr 16, 2018, 6:31 AM – The odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if, along with the usual chemotherapy, they are also given a drug that activates the immune system, a major new study has shown. The findings should change… NUZ https://goo.gl/Ds19F5 



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One injection could kill cancerbraveheartsforkids.org – aggregation – archived from Mar 11, 2018 ▶ Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated tumors in mice. Could one shot administered directly to a solid tumor mark the end of cancer? Research… ★ NUZ ★ 











The embedded tweet above and companion post on FACEBOOK prompt this question and a possible CANSWER:  What would be the outlet for so many medical-advice and medical-support user forums if Facebook did not exist?

Due to my mantle cell lymphoma DX in 2006 and my Type2 diabetic condition, I am a member of about a dozen such forums. The total membership and traffic on those pages (virtually all of them are closed to members only) are significant, number into the multiple thousands.

As we all know, privacy concerns have created a lot of chatter about the over-reach and intrusive nature of Facebook, specifically, and social media in general.  Some of those concerns are valid.  But most of the chatter about this flow from the political arena, not from the nonprofits and the self-help sources that comprise the bulk of these pages and message boards.

So my CANSWER is Facebook may become more regulated and may do a better job of protecting the privacy of users, but the social media giant is not going to disappear.

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MARCH 27, 2006 … a day for MCL ‘discovery’ The day is just a normal “hump day” (Wednesday
in 2006) when I rose to shower and prepare for work, anticipating the events to begin on
Friday next when Dee Dee and I were due to leave on a flight from Ontario, CA, for Orlando, FL,
to attend my 40th graduation class homecoming at Forest Lake Academy.   We paused in the
shower at the discovery of a lump that was the size of a golf ball under my right arm that had
not been there at bedtime the night before. Still, we showered, shaved, and prepared for work.
an opinion, a diagnosis, or DX, came a couple weeks later.   The rest of the story is told
in these LINKs.



Today, I visited the private ACOR MCL message board (posting and viewing require membership) where I posted the following:
▶ As I have shared before, I am a City of Hope patient. MCL DX came in April 2006 (age 57 and I will be 70 in June), blastoid type, with a following almost 16 months of various chemo regimens starting with R-CHOP, then others.

Had an unrelated German donor SCT in Aug. 2007 and two years of full remission. But a single-tumor relapse in Oct. 2009 was treated successfully with targeted radiation (Tomotherapy) and I have been in full remission since that time. Only maintenance therapy now is periodic IVIGs, but as I am getting older, the frequency of IVIGs is increasing. In fact, my oncologist has now scheduled routine IVIGs every eight weeks. Every time now and every time in the past, my premeds for the IVIGs have been Benadryl and Tylenol alone.

In more than ten years of this routine, I have never had an adverse reaction. Going on a 12-year survival mark, I guess I have reached the long-term category? The bulk of my treatment was at City of Hope, Duarte, CA (east of Los Angeles and about 2 hours north of San Diego). Of course, at City of Hope, I would recommend the oncology/hematology team that includes MCL specialist Ryotaro Nakamura, MD, my primary oncologist since 2007. Follow me on http://canswersite.com


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Here's the Problem with Today's Human Clinical Trials

Our 21March18 post of a NUZZEL story about cancer clinical trials prompts my personal recollection of the singular time I was involved in a clinical trial and encouraged to participate in another. In 2017, we were approaching the end of a 16-month period, finding that our prescribed chemo treatments were becoming less effective, even non-effective. Upon referral by our primary oncologist at the time, we visited an oncology specialist at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. There we were enrolled in a clinical trial for the drug VELCADE® (bortezomib) that proved ineffective as well, so the oncologist suggested a new clinical trial for a combination of drugs including VELCADE® (a cocktail of sorts), but after reading the patient disclosures, we opted not to participate. That experience caused us to make a beeline to City of Hope to enroll in the BMT (bone marrow transplant) program that ultimately brought us lasting remission (now almost 11 years in duration).



NUZZEL Fortune – Mar 20, 2018, 3:57 PM – LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—The cost to develop and gain FDA approval for a new drug today is more than $2.5 billion, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. Driving much of that cost are human clinical trials. They're… NUZZLEhttps://goo.gl/zJxnNo  VIDEOhttp://bit.ly/2GPAAQP ▶ PDF  http://docdro.id/bKPQ5d8






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Secondary Immunodeficiency Disease (post allogeneic SCT for MCL)   They say that necessity is the mother of invention, archaic, yes, but applied often to the human experience.

Thus, it is my pleasure to admit that my recent introduction and use of ESSENTIAL OILs comes as a result of and in relief of my chronic bouts of bronchitis this last winter and spring. Although I have been in MCL (blastoid type) remission since 2010 following an allogeneic SCT (unrelated donor) and had a brief relapse two years post the transplant in 2007 (DX in 2006), I am diagnosed with Secondary Immunodeficiency Disease due to the long-term chemotherapy and treatment with Rituxan during chemo and post. Hence, I am in need of immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment about every two-three months. Some with my same DX and history have IVIGs more frequently and some less. While I have asked here before, I am seeking current updates from any who choose to share about possible homeopathic or alternative treatments designed to boost the immune system for patients of our type. Thank you. If you don‘t want to respond publicly, write to me privately. A secondary immune deficiency disease occurs when the immune system is compromised due to an environmental factor. Examples of these outside forces include HIV, chemotherapy, severe burns or malnutrition. You could say that Essential oils are an extension of the earth’s and sun’s powers. Plants take in the light of the sun and minerals of the earth and transform them into healing medicines – nature’s medicines – Essential Oils. Only certain plants possess the ability to manufacture these fragrance molecules, and each individual aromatic plant may contain dozens, even as many as one hundred of these powerful molecules. It’s these molecules, or combination of a variety of molecules, that make up a plant’s unique fragrance. The oldest cultures of this world valued the therapeutic benefits of oils derived out of herbs. The ancient Vedic literature of India and the historical texts of Chinese medicine have documented the importance of aromatic oils for health and spirituality.



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TIMELINE: Friday, Dec. 29, is our scheduled date for a blood draws at City of Hope (COH) in prep for our visit to our COH endocrinologist, a quarterly planned visit for a routine checkup. We hope to impress the doctor by showing up 20 pounds lighter, moving toward our goal of losing 40 lbs. South Beach diet certainly works and is very beneficial for keeping our A1C (blood sugar) readings under the 135-threshold.
TIMELINE: Friday, Feb, 16, Again, we are in a holding pattern as we expect within the next two weeks another IG blood test at City of Hope to determine clearance for another infusion of immunoglobulin. Last test 2+ weeks ago returned a reading of 491. The readings must be sub-400 to permit the protocol for my oncologist to order the infusion that helps boost the immune system.
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TIMELINE: Thursday, March. 8, Two days past the last IviG (immunglobulin infusion) at City of Hope, we posted the following in journals and social media:

Got home Tuesday evening about 7 pm from our trip to City of Hope for the routine oncology visit and the 5-hr periodic immunoglobulin infusion (IviG) that soon should help end the current 5-week siege with bronchitis. One key accomplishment yesterday is that my oncologist has allowed a slight break from normal protocol with routine appointments for the IviGs, now scheduled every two months, not just when the sub-400 maker is reached. See this video for more info * ▶ https://goo.gl/X4s4kp

We are most grateful for this development because of the experience with constant upper respiratory infections post-transplant (2007) and post-chemo (2006-2007). Happy that my oncologist is willing now to go a bit outside of normal protocol to help me manage this condition. For those not in the know about this, my IviGs are the only known remedy for my Primary immunodeficiency Disease (PID) caused by long-term therapy with Rituximab, given the brand name Rituxan. There is no known cure except the IviGs, but you have to agree that cancer remission with Rituximab was a no-brainer choice versus the other options.

* Normal ranges for immunglobulin levels are 700 - 1,600 mg/dL. Tests have shown that my levels have been sub-500 for most of the time during this current respiratory distress. Of course, the main caution is to fend off the occurrence of pneumonia.

My MCL DX came in April 2006 (age 57 and I will be 70 in June), blastoid type, with a following almost 16 months of various chemo regimens starting with *R-CHOP, then others. Had an unrelated German donor SCT in Aug. 2007 and two years of full remission. But a single-tumor relapse in Oct. 2009 was treated successfully with targeted radiation (Tomotherapy) and I have been in full remission since that time. Only maintenance therapy now is periodic IVIGs. Going on a 12-year survival mark, I guess I have reached the long-term category? The bulk of my treatment was at City of Hope, Duarte, CA (east of Los Angeles).

My single-tumor relapse in 2009 was explained by my oncologist as common with MCL. In layman's terms, he explained that rare tumors have a way of hiding from the effects of chemo and treatment. That reason may be the chief cause of how elusive a cure is for this disease.

*The “R” in R-CHOP stands for “Rituximab,” used widely around the world and proven effective as a cancer-fighting and remission maintenance drug. 

However, chemo patients should consult their oncologist about the major known side-effect. Now that I am approaching ten years of remission post an allogeneic SCT, the only maintenance therapy I require is frequent (every 2-3 months) immunoglobulin infusions (IviGs). The purported cause: lingering effects of Rituximab? Thank you, I'll take the remission! See video ▶ https://goo.gl/X4s4kp

If you don't know about it, here is another supporting site for MCL, found at ▶ http://bit.ly/2BhtP5P 
Our 21March18 post of a NUZZEL story about cancer clinical trials prompts my personal recollection of the singular time I was involved in a clinical trial and encouraged to participate in another. In 2017, we were approaching the end of a 16-month period, finding that our prescribed chemo treatments were become less effective, even non-effective. Upon referral by our primary oncologist at the time, we visited an oncology specialist at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. There we were enrolled in a clinical trial for the drug VELCADE® (bortezomib) that proved ineffective as well, so the oncologist suggested a new clinical trial for a combination of drugs including VELCADE® (cocktail of sorts), but after reading the patient disclosures, we opted not to participate. That experience caused us to make a beeline to City of Hope to enroll in the BMT (bone marrow transplant) program that ultimately brought us lasting remission (now almost 11 years in duration).
26March18 TODAY, in response to a posted message of the mother of a 20-something MCL patient (too young for that DX), I responded with, “At age 57 in 2006, I was twice the age of your son at my MCL DX, so that age difference is a big factor in comparison. However, illness and some form of morbidity are to be expected in virtually all forms of cancer treatment. Staying the course, regardless of the circumstances may have positive results, as my story will explain” ▶ http://canswersite.com

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