As a cancer patient and now survivor, I believe it is imperative that we are our own advocates when it comes to the battle with cancer. As a stage IV ovarian cancer survivor I will be the first one to say, if I hadn’t pursued the conventional recommendations of surgery and chemotherapy, I would not be writing this article. But equally important to conventional therapy is the openness to pursue alternative therapies. High doses of vitamin C given intravenously is one of those therapies. I first learned of this type of therapy from a woman in my support group. I immediately began to do research on this and was in search of a facility in the Denver area.
I completed my 6 rounds of chemotherapy (taxol and carboplatin) and was told I was cancer free. I chose to keep my port and began a weekly regimen of 75grams of vitamin C. These high doses are better tolerated through a port if available. It has been 1 ½ years and I continue to receive my weekly regimen as a prophylactic measure.
Not all of you will seek this type of therapy and I respect that, I just want to share my knowledge with my fellow fighters and survivors. We must make choices that are best for us. Knowledge is POWER.
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