On CBD/THC : I personally did not see the need at any level to go down this pathway. My situation living in the Gold Coast Australia meant I was plugged into a hospital system that has all the pain management tools to cover every situation. I saw no reason to use CBD or THC as a pain management tool here in Australia. As for the discussion cannabis halting cancer progression or destroying it in cholangiocarcinoma – it doesn’t – full stop. If I am incorrect then I along with many others are eager to meet those survivors.
On Food as a prevention or cure: Before cancer I would have said absolutely yes. Now with experience I say no. This is most certainly not my wider view on practising good eating habits to support healthy living in general. I look forward to the day when scientific evidence shows the food / cancer link as a primary cause or cure/
On Exercise as a prevention or cure: The same as view as food.
ON Fit and Healthy lifestyles: Too many fit and healthy people have perished to Cancer and in particular Cholangiocarcinoma.
On Cause and Cure: Do not waste precious energy on the Cause, the cure is closer. When the cure is in place we will then have the luxury of retracing our steps back to the cause (s)
On Immunology and Immunotherapy: This will provide the cure for almost all Cholangiocarcinoma patients and most other cancers -Immunology is fast moving beyond the current check point blockade therapy, but this is the foundation to breakthroughs for most mutations. (The Future of Immunology)
On Science versus the alternative medicines – Let the science do the talking: As divisive as this subject is, I can only share my experience.
In the beginning like most newly diagnosed patients I reached out for support via the health shop advice and knowledge. I also reached out to the wellness experts, but got overrun by wildly conflicting advice that further overwhelmed me. I stopped, I stepped back and looked for the proof in all this, science or alternative, it didn’t matter, I just followed the documented proof. As poor as the survival outcomes were, it was the science that had the documented proof, the wins and runs on the board, the alternatives in the wellness industry had zero.