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Very interesting article Dr. Block. Thank you for writing about this.

The thrombosis section made me think of me and my health history. I had a varicose vein removed from my leg several years ago. This last year I was dx'd with bladder cancer. I was told that it was a slow growing variety so it makes me wonder. There may be a correlation between the two? Also, I have noticed that since I started taking flax oil and garlic supplements I have felt so much better. I guess that my blood is "less sticky"? Very interesting

When I took 6 weeks of MMC chemo last summer I was fine until the last two doses. They were very painful. Is there a way to reduce the pain of MMC through supplement or prescription or other?

Dr Block,
Re pain management, I have Stage IV NSCLC adenocarcinoma with bone mets. I am 13 months post-diagnosis. Radiation to WB, ribs, spine, pelvis. Gamma Knife for brain met recurrence. In 2nd Course of Carbo/Taxol after 1st line ended in Sept. I have pain well controlled by 15mg Oxycodone 2x day and occasional accupuncture. At that dosage of Oxycodone I do not feel groggy/ dizzy or really any side effects. Should I be concerned this drug is hampering my immune system or otherwise be trying to manage pain without using pain drugs?
PS i keep your book at my bedside table and refer to it often. Thanks for all you do to advance cancer tx

Dr. Block. it's a great article.

Thanks for writing and keep update.

nice post dr.block..

I just wanted to write a little bit about a clinical trial that my friend is participating in. He is 45 years old and have been diagnosed with lung cancer. Unfortunately the cancer treatments have not yet cured his disease, but he hopes they will some day soon. In the mean time, he is participating in a clinical trial to help with his pain. The pain from his cancer is pretty severe so he hopes this helps. He just saw his doctor the other day and he told him about the trial. He was told about the medication, the side effects, and the potential benefits. Then he signed the consent form. In this trial he will be taking a medication that is already on the market, but it is in a new form. From what they told him, he will need to keep a diary of how his pain is controlled and how much different doses of the medicine help. He will be allowed to take his normal pain meds if needed, but hopefully he won’t need both things. He is supposed to start the trial sometime next week and I will write again when I have more information.

my brother had 5 surgeries on his left arm for removal of Stage | Melanoma & Squamous Cell Carcinoma. That was 5 years ago, but the deep bruising pain remains. Is this normal or anything must be done?

your article was very interesting. We shouldn't underestimate the power of Graduated compression stockings. They can really help us to prevent serious diseases such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, Varicose veins, Spider veins on our legs, etc. Actually with few simple steps we could really improve our leg health. Consistency is the key!

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