这里有一个关于40岁出头的男士战胜癌症的故事，他最初被诊断为3期肾癌，后来被诊断为4期肾癌 (stage 4 kidney cancer or renal cancer)，还有1期肺癌 (stage 1 lung cancer)。他没有接受放疗或化疗 (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)。 从２００９年至今一直健康。（评论：在这个年龄段被诊断出的癌症比在年纪大的时候被诊断出的癌症更具侵略性。）
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Here is a story about a man in his early 40s who defeated cancer. He was initially diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer, then stage 4 kidney cancer or renal cancer, and stage 1 lung cancer (stage 1). lung cancer). He did not receive radiotherapy or chemotherapy (chemotherapy and radiotherapy). He has been healthy since 2009. (Comment: Cancer diagnosed at this age is more aggressive than cancer diagnosed at an older age.)
This person had a fever for a while and also experienced weight loss and fatigue, which are typical symptoms of kidney cancer. Soon, in mid-August 2009, he visited his family doctor, but the doctor could not find any cause for these symptoms. At the beginning of September 2009, he went to see the doctor again. The doctor can do nothing to this man. So he finally introduced the patient to other doctors. So eventually the patient began meeting with oncologists in early October 2009. (Comment: The fever in kidney cancer patients is not caused by infection, it may be due to the disease itself.)
His oncologist recommended a series of diagnostic tests, including enhanced CT scans. Subsequently, in mid-October 2009, a CT scan showed a tumor in the right kidney. At this time, the doctor is not sure whether it is cancer or benign tumor. However, the oncologist recommended that the kidney should be surgically removed because he said that more than 95% of kidney tumors are actually malignant, which means it is more likely to be cancer.
The man accepted the doctor’s recommendation and had surgery to remove the tumor from the kidney on November 11, 2009. The test on the tumor confirmed the malignant degree of the tumor. At this time, the doctor determined that the disease was a stage 3 kidney cancer.
In mid-August 2010, a follow-up CT scan performed at the world-renowned cancer hospital in Texas found a very small abnormal spot in the left lung, 6 mm in diameter. Nothing was done at the time. Then three months later, another CT scan revealed that the size of the tumor had doubled, and the tumor is now 1.2 cm in diameter.
(Comment: When the kidney cancer was removed for the first time, this type of lung cancer may have already existed. Every cancer cell in the diseased kidney, and worse, surgery may cause cancer cells to escape from surrounding tissues. In any case, metastatic cancer seems to grow faster than the primary cancer.)
The PET scan confirmed that the lung tumor was caused by metastatic kidney cancer, so the man underwent a second operation to remove the lung tumor on September 2, 2010. At this time, the man was told that he had stage 4 kidney cancer and stage 1 lung cancer.
The fourth stage is the highest level of cancer. Stage 4 kidney cancer means that this is the most serious type of kidney cancer, and the disease has spread to local tissues or other distant organs, such as liver, lung, brain or bone/spine. The situation is scary. According to reports, patients with this problem are lucky to live for 3 years. At that time, his child had just entered high school, and he prayed to God for help, hoping to see his child go to college.
After the diagnosis, the oncologist recommended that he receive chemotherapy. But because of concerns about the potential adverse effects of chemotherapy, he rejected this approach. He also consulted with other oncologists, some of whom agreed that he might not need chemotherapy. Because the treatment will not have a good effect. (Comment: For patients with kidney cancer, chemotherapy is extremely ineffective. Patients with kidney cancer will produce proteins that are highly resistant to chemotherapy. This is why the prognosis of stage 4 renal cancer is poor.)
There is a risk of metastasis, recurrence or persistence after surgery. After all, the 5-year survival rate for stage 4 kidney cancer is very poor. So he decided to try some alternatives to take care of himself. He began to follow the revised eating habits and took some functional foods or dietary supplements. He also undergoes follow-up exminations every six months to monitor his health. Since his diagnosis, he has remained healthy and cancer-free, without any chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
The prognosis of stage 4 renal cancer is poor, that is, the survival rate in the United States is 8%, and the survival rate in the United Kingdom is 5%. If the cancer does not go to a distant place, patients with stage 4 renal cancer may have a better chance of surviving 5 years. However, when kidney cancer has spread to distant organs, such as the lungs, liver, brain, or bone/spine, the prognosis is poor because there is no effective treatment to treat it.
Treatment includes radiation therapy for diseases that have spread to the brain and/or bone/spine, such as 5-fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy and hormone therapy such as Megace (medroxyprogesterone). But they are ineffective in nearly 90% or even 95% of the cases. This is why when the man in the case rejected the advice of the local oncologist that he should receive chemotherapy, other oncologists told him that he did not have to use chemotherapy because chemotherapy would not bring him any benefit.
Comment: This is an amazing story. The man is a Christian and has no other health conditions or diseases other than cancer. Confidence and a person’s good general health can both help. The fact that he did not use any chemotherapy or radiation can also help him. Otherwise, these treatments may cause persistent serious adverse reactions and worsen his chances of survival. Most importantly, he is very lucky. He has chosen the right diet and needs functional foods to stay healthy and free of cancer. It has been 9 years since the cancer was discovered. His children have graduated from college.