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Hi Eastery,
Thank you for reaching out to me. I was diagnosed with anal cancer on 2/21/2018 and have been overwhelmed with many tests and appointments. As you have noticed from my user name, I am IN SHOCK. It came out of nowhere and I am even HPV negative. I am active and relatively healthy so I thought. No smoking, drinking, no junk foods or processed foods, etc.. I was staged T2 bordering T3 with no lymph nodes involvement and no distant metastasis. After reading and researching quite a bit about this type of cancer, treatment and after effects long and short termed seems horrifying and not sensible to me. I very much value my physical function. I have explored proton therapy as option for radiation but it's still relatively new and no long-termed data is available and all the doctors involved feel that it's best not to go proton route. Since my diagnosis, the doctors and related staff have been calling me non-stop to start treatment right away but I am very uneasy about it and don't have a good feeling. I usually don't take any pills and a simple Aleve sends me to another planet. To make things more complicated, I was exposed to Hep B somewhere in my younger years and my immune system has kept it in check so my viral load is present but in very small amount. Undergoing chemo would potentially activate the Hep B illness so they want me to take a medication called Vemlidy before, during, and after chemo to try to prevent this from happening. This medication if stopped can also reactivate the Hep B. After reading many blogs, seems as though the survivors/thrivers still have many problems and live daily in fear that the cancer will return. Since my diagnosis, I have changed to vegan diet, juicing 3 times a day, and doing as much as I can to eat and live healthy. I am inclined to go down naturopathic route. However, I am not completely against chemoradiation either but just not ready yet. Have to get my life in order ( will, life insurance, just stuff like that). Would love to know more about your journey with this horrible disease.

DeAnna, Nathan sent you a prayer.
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Treatment is not easy, but it's manageable. I'm the biggest man baby in the world and I made it! I wish I had know about this site while I was in treatment, the support from those that have been through it before will help you a great deal. Always here if you need more details on what to expect.
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It is of course your choice how to treat your problem. I will say that if you try a naturopathic plan of action you will be delaying your treatment while you evaluate it's efficacy. A delay of even a couple of months will give your cancer time to progress from stage 2 to stage 3 or 4. Outcomes from treatment at stage 3 or 4 are generally not that favorable and have more complications. Personally I don't feel like the cancer is going to respect any natural remedy or improved diet, it will continue to grow very quickly. While I hated the treatment with chemo and radiation and it was pretty miserable, I am still around today to complain about it because I did suck it up and go through with it. Cancer treatment is rough on you and your loved ones but I'm sure your family would rather go through that than have to watch you waste away and die from cancer. If you fight it now you have a better chance of winning and getting back to your normal life, any long delay can put your life in jeopardy.
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I hope you reconsider your treatment. This is not something to try to cure yourself and if you let it go you will have lymph node involvement and that will be a whole other ball of wax, so to speak. Please, please get the treatment. It is your life you are talking about. The treatment is short, about 6 weeks. Years ago I had Hodgkins Disease and that took 11 months to cure! Hoping you don't wait much longer, you are almost a month out and allowing it to grow and spread. This is cancer. I don't know of anyone who has cured cancer with a naturopathic remedy. If that were possible we would all be doing it and putting all these cancer centers out of business. Wishing you all the best and lots of prayers coming your way!
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I was diagnosed with Anal Cancer in May of 2015, 44 at the time, I as well did not have any underling issues that would have caused my cancer. I was stage 3B. I went through chemo/radiation treatments, it was hard, I had side effects (hip pain, vaginal stenosis, bowl issues). But three years later I am still in remission and have very little side effect issues. I went to a Pelvic floor physical therapist and she helped me tremendously. I can understand your reservations to treatment, but if you wait to long it could cause a bowl obstruction and I've heard that would be is unbearably painful. I just wanted you know there are good outcomes from chemo/radiation.

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I’m sorry that you are going through this but I’m happy you found this site. Please know that we are all here to support you. Please please please seriously consider the NCCS standard Nigro protocol for your diagnosis. My doctor initially diagnosed me with an internal hemmoroid and I delayed my treatment. 3 years later it metastasized to my lung and then 2 years later they found a single lesion in my brain. I am one of the lucky ones still here. I don’t mean to scare you but alternative treatments should be considered as an addition to but not as a substitute to Western medicine in my opinion. I am sending prayers for strength and peace to you dear one.
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Hello! Welcome to the most supportive and informed place you can be during and after this fight! We are here for you! PLEASE do not hesitate to begin treatment just as soon as you can...this is a very curable cancer when treated with the recommended course of chemoradiation. It can be a brutal 5-6 weeks but it is also a blessedly short amount of time that will most likely save your life. Will you come out unscathed? ...thats hard to say ...but most of the survivors here live very full lives afterward. Yes ther will be sore hips, sore lower back, a lttle more tired sometimes than you used to be. Bathroom stuff can be a bit off, etc....but it is all quite manageable. There is a wealth of knowledge on this site...use it to your advantage to get going with the rest of your life!!
Take care-
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Dear "Inshock" -- First, I urge you not to delay conventional treatment! It could mean avoiding surgery and a colostomy bag down the road! I know the "C" word is so scary (like you, it completely gobsmacked me), and I would be glad to share my treatment and recovery experience with you; FWIW --My tumor and staging were similar to yours (although there was some question of lymph node involvement so they radiated the hell out of that whole region). I was diagnosed in July 2017, finished treatment in September 2017, and now, In April of 2018, cancer is a distant (though ever-present) memory, my tumor is gone (but for some scar tissue) and I am very healthy, but for bowel issues which I have been told eventually will resolve. Feel free to PM me and I will share my fuller story with you. Meanwhile, I have a few urgings: (1) start treatment! ASAP, (2) gather and use your support group and do not isolate, even when you want to crawl under the covers and die, (3) engage with BFAC to get a peer support person -- mine (yay Linda Wheeler!) was a godsend when I didn't know if what I was experiencing was "normal" for an AC patient and when I felt like I would not come out the other end (oops! pun); (4) be proactive with your treatment team (med'l onc, radiation onc, dietician, chemo staff) particularly since you have a co-existing condition; (5) know that even though the chemo/radiation treatment regimen is "brutal" (my doctor's word), it is relatively short in duration, and you can beat this thing. Plus, there is no reason you cannot engage in conventional treatment AND engage a naturopath to assist you with your treatment symptoms. Feel free to contact me now and as you go through the process. Everyone's experience is different, but it helps to communicate with those of us who have taken the journey. sending positive vibes your way! Laura A
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Hello Inshock. I’m a little over six months out from finishing my treatment. I just got my “all clear” from the last scan. When I found out about the cancer I was in shock also. I don’t drink, smoke, or anything bad. I eat healthy. I don’t have HPV. The day I found out I ran around the house dragging my husband showing him all the important documents and writing down passwords for things so he could take over the care of our son with Noonan Syndrome. I was stage 3b. I wanted to kill it as soon as possible. I was made it took a month to get the treatment started. They asked me if I wanted to do regular radiation or the proton. But they told me to do the proton they would have to fill out a bunch of paperwork and fight the insurance. I guess most insurance don’t want to pay the high cost for proton. I told them I wanted radiation because I was terrified to wait any longer. The first day of treatment I was terrified! The radiation part was no big deal. You just lay there for ten minutes. But the chemo scared me to death. Like you I only took Tylenol once in a blue moon. No meds or anything else. My body takes a little bit of med and thinks it’s a ton! If there’s a side effect I will have it! I ended up in the emergency room from taking an antibiotic having stroke like symptoms!!! So to think I was about to put chemo in my body freaked me out. I was crying and shaking. The nurse, my parents, and my husband all talked me into taking an anti anxiety med. I got thru it. My body of course took it as a big dose and it bottomed out my blood count and I ended up in the hospital for a week to keep me safe. They lowered the dose by 20% for the second round. The hospital worked with me with pain meds trying to find one that didn’t make me feel to weird. The treatment is hard and there is pain but you get through it. Don’t wait to long. It takes awhile for them to get it started. Take a deep breath. Hugs!
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I've no experience with AC. I'm a stage 4 prostate cancer survivor who was diagnosed 11 years ago. So I can't give you what-to-do-advice on AC, just some thoughts about having cancer. You can read them, or you can stop reading because I'm not sharing AC tips. Your call.

1. What specific treatment you choose is less important than *where* you choose to be treated. I believe we're best treated by someone who treats AC all the time, and even an oncologist who treats nothing but AC. A large, regional teaching center is optimal, something like: M.D. Anderson, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins -- you get the idea.

2. The debilitating effects from cancer -- which we all dread and despise -- are mostly from the treatment. I accepted impotence and incontinence as an inherent part of staying alive. A small price to pay. There was a blog here on BFAC by the mother of an ovarian cancer patient, and her daughter sought alternative treatment because she dreaded the side effects of so-called Western medical care. By the time the daughter needed medical care, it was too late. She died at a very young age, I recollect she was 29 or so.

3. Naturopathy is a valid *complementary* form of treatment. I've seen a naturopathic oncologist as a complement to having surgery and salvage radiation (pathology found two tumors in my regional lymph nodes after surgery, ergo stage 4). There's a huge difference between alternative ("instead of") medical treatment and complementary ("in addition to") medical treatment.

4. Whatever advice and tips you receive, remember: You are the only one who has to live with your decision. No one else does. No one. There is no "one way" or "right way" to proceed. The only way is the one you think works for you. You should, however, periodically ask yourself if your choice is, in fact, actually working for you, i.e., giving you the best shot at your goal. You are the only one who has to live with your decision. You have my unconditional support.

So that's my 2-cents worth. I wish you the best and that you have years of life and health ahead of you. My bet is that everyone here on BFAC is in your corner and cheering you on. However you proceed, my best wishes to and for you! Bill
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Hi there,

Yes, the diagnosis sucks and seems unbelievable. There is good news. At the stage you are at your cancer is curable. You don’t say if you’re in pain? You can go to for alternative treatment stories. He also has a great list of 20 questions for your oncologist. However he has not shared any stories of anal cancer treatments. The problem is the tumor interferes with your poops and if it’s blocked or reduced the size of the anal canal ( like mine) and poop backs up in your system making your system more toxic. Your situation is more complicated with the sub-clinical hep b. Do you live close to a major medical center? I’d get some 2nd opinions. Give yourself a set time to consider the situation and make a decision. You can be cured. Check the latest guidelines because the drugs have changed and the length of treatments for chemo was reduced. I did traditional medicine and alternative with it and since then. I would do acupuncture or some energy treatments to help process out the chemo/radiation. It’s a bitch of a choice but I will be celebrating 4 years years out from treatments on May 2. I am here to say it can be done! Lots of love and hugs to you.
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Dear In Shock,
I hope sometime we get to call you by name. I am so sorry you are in a club that no one wants to be in. I would dare to say every C diagnosis is either a shock or nearly a shock. My husband, who was the picture of health was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Oct of 16. He is not overweight, not a smoker, few vices but an avid health conscious person. He takes better care of himself than I do of myself and I'm pretty good at it too. I'm convinced the cause for his is a genetic, perhaps from damaged chromosome. As we get older, stuff happens. He bit the bullet and received conventional treatment and he is in complete remission right now. I hope you reconsider your plan for treatment because there is so much at stake. If the naturopathic course of treatment was effective, doctors would be using it. I am a believer that alternative treatments can keep you healthy, but when there is a fire you need to call the fired department and put it out.

There are so many people here with AC. You are very lucky you have been caught early with no lymph node involvement. You absolutely do not want to let the cancer get there if you can prevent it by acting swiftly. I will pray that you reconsider and get swift effective treatment and make this horrible disease history. Yes you will have side effects and possibly lifelong symptoms, but it is better than the alternative.

An interesting note for us is Steve Jobs, who most people know was the head of Apple. He had the same diagnoses as my husband, but was at the pre-cancer stage. Surgery would have saved his life but he chose not to have it and to treat pancreatic cancer naturally. We know the outcome of his efforts were not favorable, he is someone who had all the resources in the world available to him.

I wish you the best and please, stay in touch. Once your one of us, we care about you everyday.

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I am so sorry to hear you are having trouble deciding on the chemo/radiation treatment. As a very healthy, athletic individual I too was shocked to hear the dx. I do come from a long line of family members on both sides that have had various cancer. I will say that those that postponed treatment or did not go the aggressive treatment route found the cancer spread quicker and had a lot of pain with complications. None of them survived even for one that changed her diet. One Aunt that had breast cancer went at it very aggressively having watched her father and two siblings die of various cancers. She is still alive at 84 and enjoys life.
Cancer is a DNA alteration. No amount of healthy living with various healthy foods will stop or influence DNA. Also, as good as a vegan diet may be unless you are really working extra hard to get enough protein to keep muscle mass you will soon see your muscles wasting away as a cancer cell uses more energy to grow and survive.
You are fortunate to be a stage 2. If you continue to put off treatment you will soon be stage 3 which is much harder to control once a cancer cell has invaded your lymphatic system which will in all likelihood cause your Hep B to be activated. Anal cancer is located near the base of your spinal column. You also run the risk of it spreading to your bones which is very painful.
If truly eating certain foods stopped a cancer cell, some farmer would be a billionaire. The reality is cancer is a very complicated disease. It deals with the human cell DNA system and immune system malfunctioning.
Each individual here on BFAC that has been through chemo/radiation react similar in some ways and different in others just like each individual is different. There is someone that went through proton therapy, but traditional radiation does target the lymph nodes which can help with those microscopic cancer cells that might go undetected. Chemo helps too in tackling those free range cancer cells. Remember it is a DNA problem and radiation along with chemo help to scramble that cancer DNA. No food or amount of healthy living can do that.
As far as getting your will, life insurance together, you can work on that through treatment. Since you have already received notice from the doctor of cancer your life insurance policy premium will go up. It does not matter if you work on it today or tomorrow.
The most important thing you can do is contact your doctor and start treatment ASAP. I worked full time through up until the last week of radiation. I was hospitalized with a bowel impaction. My oncologist did not monitor my WBC count and should have been giving me shots to increase it. That is where I wish I had been a member of BFAC and talked to others that had been there, so I could have been more educated about side effects and how to handle them. You are fortunate that you have already reached out to BFAC.
As far as your worry over Hep B becoming active, if you continue to go the naturopathic route it will become active as cancer spreads. The vegan diet along with juicing is fine as long as you have a healthy immune system. Already, your immune system did not respond and it allowed cancer cells to grow unchecked. Juicing is a great way to increase water soluble vitamins such as C and B's, but it does not give you the proteins your muscles need and often the calories your body needs to fight of cancer. Look for high calorie, high fat and high protein along with those good immune supporting vitamins. Think fat not lean.
My suggestion is call the doctor IMMEDIATELY!! Keep juicing and add protein with lots of calories. Think of it in terms of getting ready for a heavy weight boxing match. A good boxer wants muscle mass and bulk to take on a fight.
Last note. Cancer does not wait on life decisions. It is a human invader. It has already beat your immune system and formed its own DNA within your cells. Do not let it get past the gate keepers; your lymphatic system. RUN TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL THE DOCTOR.
There is life after treatment. It is a new normal, but I celebrate it. Treatment has allowed me to live another day. To go on trips with family to Germany, Ireland, see the Grand Canyon, visit the desert and more. This summer chemo/radiation will allow me to watch my older son get married. Without treatment he and his bride would be visiting my grave. Treatment has allowed me to live another day.
CALL THE DOCTOR and keep us informed. We at BFAC are there for you!
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Sear "In Shock"
I II never took pills before cancer. I exercise, ate well, did everything I could to be pretty healthy human being when I was diagnosed, I wanted the tumor out of me now. This cancer kills people I am begging you to please reconsider your decision to delay treatment. I used homeopathic things along with the conventional treatment. I used to. I exercised, used supplements, and did everything I could to beat this. I am three and a half years post treatment. I was able to continue working all through treatment I am just hoping that you reconsider putting off treatment. It would be a shame if something that could be cured spread further. It is ultimately your decision to make, but I hope that you are alive to talk about it after you make it
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Dear Inshock! All of us who have had the AC diagnosis were completely shocked so we understand where you're coming from! Almost of all of us have been married to one partner for many years, have no risk factors, no diagnosis of HPV, etc. Yet here we are! Being completely honest, the treatment is hard...but it only lasts about 6 weeks. You heal pretty quickly! Most of us now live completely normal lives! We have some hip pains, but most everyone our age has some type of pain! Our bathroom habits change a bit, but that's not the end of the world! When I was diagnosed my daughter was pregnant with my first grandchild, so I knew I wanted treatment and wanted to beat this! My little grandson was born a week after I finished treatment! That was 18 months ago! I now keep him 2-3 days/week and am so grateful that I am healthy and able to do that! When I was first diagnosed my oncologists told me to not search things about AC online. They said all the horror stories come up first because the average stuff doesn't really get posted! I did what they said and never even looked up the term anal cancer until I was almost finished with treatment, which is when I found this group of supportive people! I definitely wish I would have had them from the beginning! I would definitely do the treatment if I were you! I pray that you make the right decision for you! We're here if you need us or have questions!
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I was diagnosed in 2008 with stage 2B uterine cancer. I went the usual route. i had a radical hysterectomy and had radiation treatments. Some people didn't think i would have radiation but i wanted to give myself every chance to live. i really wanted to live so bad. I was only 54. So here I am 10 years later very grateful. i know not everyone that has treatment survives, but it gives u a better chance in my opinion. You are about the age i was when i found out. It is such a shock to be told u have cancer. Its also a very personal decision, but i would love to see u beat this monster. Be sure you trust and like your doctor. Please keep in touch and let us know how u are feeling. We are all here for you, :)
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I too decided to find another form of treatment. Surgical and naturopathic. Well the only surgical option was to get a colostomy and use a bag so that was out. I live in Seattle and they had a big brand new building for Proton Therapy so I found the best radiologist that was trained in that type of radiation and started down that road. Turns out, they did not have the final piece for anal cancer treatment . Something called a pencil beam which cost a few million and would not be here for another year. Sigh. Insurance wouldn't pay for it here or out of state so I was stuck without options. I was mostly worried about sexual function after treatment. There are ways to fight vaginal stenosis that you will learn about here and as for bowel function I count myself fortunate that I am pretty functional there too. The most important thing is your life. This is a very nasty cancer and it can move quickly. You are so fortunate to have found it early. So many come in here at stage 3 or 4 because of incompetence in diagnosing it. It is a terrible blow but the treatment is short and intense while many other cancers are treated for years. I am so sorry you have this. Sending you hugs and prayers. Carol
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I went to a naturopath during and after treatment. If you have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy you definitely will want to check that out.!
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I'm going to cut to the chase. You will make your own decision but I don't believe in any alternative treatments for this disease and I would start treatment immediately. I was stage 3b and have virtually no side effects and it's been 4 years. Remember this ... everyone reacts differently to treatment. You are your own person & you'll react to treatment differently than others. Don't let your shock freeze you into inaction. Get treatment scheduled. Yes, it was awful and at times extremely painful, but we all made it through and there's good drugs to help alleviate the pain - both physical and mental. I, too, was healthy, underweight, exercised, ate well and with many organic foods, etc. It doesn't matter. Healthy people get cancer, too. Go for it, don't waste anymore time. Hugs, Lisa. Ps. read our journeys. Some of us have great things to share and really good advice.
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Hello Inshock...what a perfect name, and boy can we all relate to that feeling, complete and utter shock an disbelief. I have a similar background to you in that I've lived a healthy life and have never done well on medications of any kind...I was 42 when diagnosed with two middle school aged kids at home. I dove into the research and contemplated all of my options, heavily. In my case I had my tumor removed before it was determined it was cancer. I had a colonoscopy to determine where my bleeding was coming from in my stool, and they discovered what they thought was a "juvenile polyp", they chose to remove it and then the biopsy shocked my team in that it came back positive for squamous cell. Since the tumor was "out" I thought perhaps I could go the alternative route to avoid the many side effects of traditional treatment but my 1st scan showed that the two lymph nodes directly below the surgery site were slightly enlarged and showed slight uptake, the team suggested we go full force with high dose radiation to my entire pelvic region (proton was not encouraged) and the standard 2 chemo's etc. I started juicing right away (Chris Wark...Chris beat cancer), read every book I could get my hands on primarily regarding nutrition, started acupuncture, met with a naturopathic doctor and the advice I was given by multiple doctors from all backgrounds was to go through the standard treatment and to work diligently post treatment on building myself back up. That's exactly where I am right now.

Treatment was very hard, but as everyone mentioned it is relatively short. I had a significant amount of side effects but I turned a corner about 4 months post treatment and I've done very well since. I work with a Naturopath, a Chiropractor, pelvic floor physical therapist, etc and I have more energy than before this whole process began. My life one year later feels relatively normal, but I have a much deeper appreciation for nearly everything. I've had 2 clear scans and I plan on staying cancer free. I want you to know that you can come back from this, you can get over that horrific shock and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I recognize the Hep B component adds another level to this so I'm hopeful you are able to find a team that can speak to this and that knows how to best help you. I wish you the best and please know you are not alone! This blog continues to be of great help to me and I hope you find that to be the case as well!
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Inshock--I am probably the most long-time active member of the anal cancer group here and I have to agree completely with everything that everyone has said so far. I will be a 10-year survivor in September 2018 and I have absolutely no regrets about going through chemo and radiation when I was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2008. My tumor was right on the fence between stage 1 and 2 and my 2 rounds of chemo and 30 radiation treatments were absolutely no fun at all. However, I am still here and I have lived a very full life post-treatment. Most of the above posts were made by people who went through this treatment, came out the other side a little worse for wear for awhile, but rebounded and got back into life. I hope you will choose to do the same. The thing to remember, IMO, is that there is a point of no return when you put off getting treatment. Please do not let yourself reach that point and be full of regret. I can assure you that you can get through this treatment. Will it be fun--no. Will there be side effects--yes. How long will recovery take--that varies from person to person. But this is the time to get started--the sooner the better.

I am living a very active life at age 64. I was diagnosed at age 54 and I often think of all the things I would have missed had I not gone through treatment. I have run races, including a full marathon, traveled, had numerous new experiences, and made friends I never would have had if I not gone through treatment. Don't miss out on anything. Get the treatment. All of us are here to help you through that. We are a group that deeply cares about one another and we want to help you. Please give this some serious thought. Remember--NO REGRETS.
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I will have to agree with all of the others. Anal cancer sucks and treatment sucks, but I am almost 7 years out and my life is really good! I have a few residual issues, but I am still here to tell about it. Get the treatment. If you research you will find that Farah Fawcett opted for the alternative treatments and it didn't work for her. My doctor told me that my cancer was CURABLE if I could get through the treatments and although it is tough - we all made it! Don't delay! It will only get worse.
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I understand your concerns and desire for a delay or perhaps a trial down the naturopathic route before agreeing to the standard treatment. As others have pointed out, early stage anal cancer is very treatable (only 5-6 weeks as opposed to some other cancers that may have months of chemo. There is a lot of data to support this.

I asked my radiation oncologist if anyone had refused this treatment. He had a patient, that after hearing some details, told the Dr to forget it.
He came back two years later and the tumour had grown very large and he was faced with radical surgery and extensive chemoradiatin.

The best advice is your first shot is your best shot and you should hit the ground running! Your drs could just say ok,,,that's her decision and let you alone. I suspect that they known they can help and they really do care
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Dear In Shock, I will add my own tuppence to all the great advice you have had. Nome of us wanted to be a part of this group of Anal Cancer sufferers, (and any other cancer for that matter). But it happened. I was the usual case, not in the least bit sick, always looked after my body, ate well, married for over 30 years with my lovely Dutch husband. Still am. To say cancer came out of the blue was more than a shock, so unexpected.... But please please get treatment. You want to live. Yes the treatment can be hard, but you can get through it. It's relatively short, 6-7 weeks and this type of cancer does have a good cure outcome. Use complementary treatment alongside the conventional treatment. If a naturopathic treatment worked, we would have been offered it.
I am now 18 months out of treatment and alive. There isn't anything that can beat that!
Welcome...yes, in shock is a good term after being diagnosed with this.

Like others have said here, we all made it thru. It was hard, I won't lie, but it's relatively short compared to other cancer treatments. I know a lot of people who survived this cancer after the standard chemo/radiation protocol but I don't know of a single person who has survived after doing alternative treatments.

Please ask whatever you want...we're here to help.
I was diagnosed Stage 3 in January 2017. I read everything I could about the treatment then I told my husband I did not think I could do it. My husband told me I would do the treatment and I would be fine. He would take care of me. I am grateful I had plenty of sick time. I stayed home from work for five months and took care of me. I am glad to be alive and with my family. I want to stay alive as long as possible for them.
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April 10, 2018

February 18, 1966

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

February 21

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Grade 2


Proton Therapy

Mitomycin, Xeloda

Causes sense of fear and hopelessness

Cancer can be managed and cured.

Prayers and heartfelt concerns

Plant based diet. IV vitamin C infusion. Homeopathic treatments.

No mets


Memorial Sloan Kettering

Bleeding with BM, itching initially. Protrusion of tumor 3 mos after diagnosis started as a small polyp and gradually progressing to looking like a mushroom accompanied by increasing pain and rectal bleeding



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