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Cousin's son has testicular and lung cancer .

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Dowser Fri 24-Apr-15 10:19:49

Following the death of his stepdad last month. A week after the funeral, my cousin's son John has found out he has all the above and it's also in the lymph nodes behind his stomach.

I didn't know we had lymph nodes there even.. So he is a very poorly young man.

We saw him yesterday at the cancer centre where he had just had his chemo and yes he looked dreadful but we had him chatting and got him calmer ( he suffers with anxiety anyway) . I suggested some calming music as he isn't sleeping. So, a nurse who was absolutely marvelous came and chatted to him. He can have reflexology, some aromatherapy and a counsellor to chat too.

She was an angel in a uniform. I had the utmost respect for her. She spoke in a gentle calming voice and kept her hand lightly on his arm the whole time.

Touch is so important.

This cancer has a high rate of being curable or at least a good 5-10 year prognosis.

I'm hoping to hear your stories.

Me and other half gave him some reiki. I'm leaving him my melatonin tablets
As its supposed to shrink tumours
. Article here if you want to know more.

I used to bring it back from America for my doctor.

He has a good family round him.

My cousin Ann is one amazing lady. She is just keeping very busy. Laughs a lot when she can. There's no point dwelling on things she says, I'd never get out of bed. No wonder her children adore her .

I think we can do this ;-)

Justusemyname Sun 26-Apr-15 17:08:40

You can do this and I am sure you'll get a lot of support once people find you flowers.

Notmeagain1 Tue 28-Apr-15 19:42:33

Im so sorry to hear about your cousins son. I hope his treatments are going well and he makes a full recovery.

Chemo is hell, but it sounds as though he is in a good facility and that your cousin is wonderful mum. You and you family can get through this for him.

How old is he, if you don't mind me asking. Also, can you get melatonin where you are? Im in the US and would be more than happy to send you some, just PM me.

flowersto John, Ann, that wonderful nurse and to you Dowser

insanityscatching Thu 30-Apr-15 18:47:01

A friend of dd had testicular cancer age 21 which had spread into his abdomen, he had chemo and surgery and three years later (it was a tough year) he is fit and well and back at work full time again. It is one of the "better" cancers to have. Hoping everything goes well for John flowers

Dowser Mon 04-May-15 09:21:35

Thank you so much you lovely people. I've just got back home from my trip and spoke to his mum last night.

We never seem to get good news and this was no exception. She must have spoken to another doctor and he said its not testicular cancer, despite there being a small tumour down there. It's in his abdomen, lungs and now liver.

She mentioned the melatonin and the doctor had only used it for jet lag and had heard of its use for Alzheimer's. Not for cancer. I've emailed my GP to see if she will send me any links to evidence that might convince the doctor.

He's now only got a 50 per cent chance as its stage 4.

My doctor says cancer is not an incurable disease and told me of one of her success stories she had treating them homeopathically and with other supplements.

Thank you notmeagain for your kind offer to send me some tablets. I may have to take you up in the that. When my store runs low, he's 30 with two children

So sad. Too much of it around.

echt Mon 04-May-15 10:12:46

Sorry to hear about your cousin's son, Dowser

Not be a downer here, but surprised to hear of a GP recommending homeopathy, which is water, and "other supplements". You need to find out what they are. Many of the "natural" cures occur when conventional medical interventions are taking place at the same time, or have come to the end of their cycle and their effects kicked in.

Dowser Mon 04-May-15 15:30:59

She is a doctor who turned he back on allopathic medecine many years ago. She's really kept me ticking over.

She still has to keep up her doctor qualifications.

She's sent me a protocol for him to follow. I would do it but whether he will as it's quite rigorous but I'll give him the info.

Dowser Thu 21-May-15 09:55:22

There's supposed Tobe some good news today.

He's going for another five days of treatment today and there's been a hint of some good news .

Let's hope there is something to rejoice over.

Will update later.

Dowser Wed 17-Jun-15 16:02:15

Well the tumours appear to be shrinking and he's in for what is possibly his last chemo .

He needs an op to remove a testicle.

Things are looking up but won't relax just yet.

RattusRattus Wed 17-Jun-15 16:08:10

I think Lance Armstrong came back from this exact diagnosis and staging and went on to win the Tour de France <ignoring all the other stuff about him cheating etc etc>. Sending best wishes to your family.

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