www.breastcancerwellness.org A quarterly magazine targeting breast cancer
awareness with emphasis on wellness. Too, you can view the magazine online.
www.pink-link.org A breast cancer support group offering a host features.
Moreover, you can be matched with a survivor based on your diagnoses.
FAQ ON PAULA’S BREAST CANCER
1. When did you get diagnose with breast cancer?
One morning after showering, I discovered 3 lumps (4cm each) and was
diagnose with invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma on August 4th, 2006.
2. Were you receiving regular mammograms in the past?
Absolutely. In addition, I did regular self breast exams and had clinical breast
3. Has anybody in your family been diagnose with breast cancer?
No, that includes ovarian cancer. The genetic counselor, upon assessment
concluded that genetic testing was not even warranted.
4. How severe was your cancer?
The highest aggressive grade: 3 of 3 (Scarff Bloom Richardson) and in
stage II B, just short of the advance stage. The mitotic count and Ki67
percent, items on pathology reports that gives the severity of cancer cells
were also high. Estrogen receptor-positive and HER2 positive.
5. Did you have surgery?
Yes, I had a modified radical mastectomy 7 days later on August 11th. One out
of ten lymph nodes were positive for cancer.
6. Did your cancer spread to other parts of the body.
Based on a bone scan, the cancer was not found in the bones. However, based
on CT scans and PET scans, there is a lymph node behind the sternum that
shows an abnormal size and activity for cancer.
7. Did you take chemotherapy?
Yes, the non-poisonous kind. Although our Christain oncologist suggested
conventional chemotherapy, through prayer, the Lord directed us to use
non-poisonous chemotherapy agents directly from the plant kingdom.
8. What else did your oncologist suggest for treatment?
He suggested radiation, herceptin and drugs for hormone therapy. Based
on the lymph node location and what had to be done in order to administer the
radiation along with the added risk of congestive heart failure; we decided not
to take radiation. However, we are taking non-toxic hormone therapy and
immunotherapy directly from the plant kingdom.
9. What was your oncologist(s) response?
Our Christian oncologist respected our decision and stated, "You're not the
first to refuse chemo[therapy] and you won't be the last. However, I feel good
about you guys because it appears you've done your homework and have a
program in place." His Physician Assistant said, "What you are doing is
theoretically and reasonably sound."
10. So, exactly what are these non-poisonous/toxic agents you’re taking?
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11. Are you still eating lots of soy products?
Generally speaking, we don't beleive it is prudent to eat a lot of any one
food - soy included! There has been many days that I don't consume any soy
products at all. Currently, (and over the years) we eat lots of fresh fruits,
vegetables, whole grains and a variety of legumes; a plant-based, vegan
vegetarian diet. However, I do demonstrate with soy ( & tofu) a lot simply
because I've found many idividuals don't know how to use it properly and
make it palatable.
12. But I heard that studies have shown soy causes breast cancer?
As a researcher, I look at what we call the weight of evidence. We beleive it is
not prudent to allow a few negative studies over-ride and cancel out an
overwhelming host of positive studies on any one food item. By the way,
populations that has the highest soy intake also has the lowest rate of cancer!
In fact, since my cancer is estrogen positive, soy plays an important role in my
battle-plan due to the fact that soy mimics tamoxifen, a drug that actually
contains estrogen! There is a section in our cancer book that explains this
issue in detail. Click here for soy update: womentowomen.com
13. Taking in account of your healthy lifestyle, what do you believe caused
Over the months, God has given us innumerable opportunities to minister to
cancer survivors and others throughout this country and abroad in a more
personal way. There are many individuals who are suffering and need a
sense of direction, understanding and spiritual comfort while experiencing
their disease. Satan meant it for evil, but, God meant it for good.
Note: Read Paula's story in the 3ABN world magazine:
UPDATE: Over the months, there has been a constant steady improvement
based on lab results and PET scans. Based on my last CT scan July 20th,
2007, our oncologist stated that, "YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN [COMPLETE]
REMISSION...YOU'RE CANCER FREE."
PRAISE THE LORD!