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    bball
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      I had 3.4mm removed from my cheeck in oct. sentinal node and ct/pet were negative. (no ulceration by mitotic rate was 6). My main onc.has me just doing follow ups but no treatment. second onc basically the same but can get me into 30 day interferon treatment. currently I have been following an immune style diet lots of greens no dairy,wheat and limited sugar. ANY THOUGHTS

      I had 3.4mm removed from my cheeck in oct. sentinal node and ct/pet were negative. (no ulceration by mitotic rate was 6). My main onc.has me just doing follow ups but no treatment. second onc basically the same but can get me into 30 day interferon treatment. currently I have been following an immune style diet lots of greens no dairy,wheat and limited sugar. ANY THOUGHTS

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        Janner
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          Unfortunately, you fall into the "in-between" category.  There are really no treatments for stage I or II other than surgery.  Interferon is controversial for stage III let alone stage II.  You can search for clinical trials for stage II (clinicaltrials.gov), but most people in your shoes end up just being monitored.  As for the diet, you have to do what makes YOU feel good.  Diet changes come down to being a personal choice.  Some do, some don't.  No studies have shown if one is truly more effective than the other so you have to go with your gut feeling and what works for you.

          Best wishes,

          Janner

          Stage IB since 1992, 3 MM primaries 

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          Janner
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            Unfortunately, you fall into the "in-between" category.  There are really no treatments for stage I or II other than surgery.  Interferon is controversial for stage III let alone stage II.  You can search for clinical trials for stage II (clinicaltrials.gov), but most people in your shoes end up just being monitored.  As for the diet, you have to do what makes YOU feel good.  Diet changes come down to being a personal choice.  Some do, some don't.  No studies have shown if one is truly more effective than the other so you have to go with your gut feeling and what works for you.

            Best wishes,

            Janner

            Stage IB since 1992, 3 MM primaries 

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              bball
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                Thanks for your reply .It helps a lot to have someone else think the same way

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                bball
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                  Thanks for your reply .It helps a lot to have someone else think the same way

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