Holistic/alternative approach choriocarcinoma
My husband is on his second week of cycle 3. This cycle has been hard with increased fatigue and just not him self, and withdrawn. His father has been pushing alternative treatments from the beginning, but seems to be more and more persistent. He has gone to most MD appointments as well as the second opinion at UCLA, which is a center of excellence here in SoCal. Today he told me that Mike looks pretty tired and beat and that he doesn't need to take this route of treatment. He said his goal is the same as mine doesn't know why wouldn't be opened to try everything. He has brought us several books and publications. Some being a hydrogen IV, clinics in Tijuana Mex, and today's book Knockout with Suzanne Sumers. I of course want to do everything possible as well and my husband is not opened to holistic / alternative medicine so my father in law continues to pressure me to convince him. I'm in the medical field so I have my reservations about alternative care, but now I'm so stressed I don't know what to do. Mike's TC is pure chorio so I know it can be tough to treat. He is worried we are just not aggressive enough in treatment and because the PET/CT did not show much improvement the chemo might not be appropriate. Stress and more stress (I even had a Melt down at work during a hospice presentation, never thought I would ever do that).
3/2/12 sciatic pain, ER visit-multiple lung mets, admitted. Multiple lung mets, RP masses 4.6x5.8 & 7.8x8.4, spleen 4.6, liver 2.5, 4 brain lesions (3 Cyberknife 3/8/12 DX pure Chorio with RP bx. 3/9/12 started BEPx4. HCG pre-chemo 330,000-after 3/15 759,672 -3/21 272,206 -3/28 46,486 -4/5 11,326 -4/18 2423- 5/4 871 -5/23 176 -5/30 105 -6/6 97 -6/27 29 -7/6 16 -7/1 20 -7/18 129 -7/25 3122, -8/4 1105, -8/10 122, -8/15 37, -8/22 7, 8/30 3!! -9/5 8.4 start of HDC -9/26 <2, 10/3 <2, 10/4 2nd HDC