How is it possible? How long would it take? How would I know if the cancer is gone without using PET scan? I have already switched to a vegetarian diet.
A vegetarian diet will not cure Hodgkins. Hodgkins is one of the most treatable kinds of cancer. Treatment is generally not terribly long, and most people go on to have long healthy lives.
Diet can help with side effects, but not the cancer itself.
We know that chemo therapy can cure most cases of Lymphoma but there isn't any proof that a vegan diet will be a cure. Eating better will help you as most of your immune system is in your intestines and there is nothing wrong with eating a vegan diet as long as you are getting enough iron, protein and nutrients. Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system (or lymphatic system), which is part of our immunity. It is characterized by the formation of solid tumors in the immune system. The cancer affects immune cells called lymphocytes, which are white blood cells.
My niece was diagnosed last fall with non-Hodgkin's and had 2 types, an aggressive one and a latent (slow growing) one. She has finished her chemo and the aggressive cancer is gone. She is still receiving Rituxan® and will get this drug for a few more months. She will have to return to
the doctor every 2 months for several years to get Pet scans to make sure the aggressive Lymphoma doesn't return. Then she will continue to be monitored for any change in the latent lymphoma to see if it changes.
Right now she is back to all her regular activities at work and at home. She was only sick a few days and had to have a couple transfusions one weekend. She lost her hair but that is back now. I think she did very well and the doctors monitored her chemo to keep side effects as few as possible. She was open to taking anti-nausea medications to prevent being ill.
It isn't possible, no.
A vegetarian diet will do nothing to help -whether your diet includes meat or not makes no difference to cancer. I had been a vegetarian for most of my life and a vegan for 8+ years when I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer.
I'm still a vegan, but I'd be silly to credit my diet with the fact that I'm alive and well 12 years after diagnosis - I give all credit for that to my medical team and the surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy they gave me.
Believe me, I know how you feel. I too was desperate to avoid harsh treatments, and I searched for alternatives to chemo, including dietary ones. There are none.
The side effects you mention in your comment to Alan's answer are very rare. The side effects of not having chemo will be worsening of your cancer and death from untreated cancer.
Why would any sensible person resist the only PROVEN cure to a very treatable cancer in favour of methods that have never been proven to be of benefit? Makes no sense at all to me.
I'm having treatment at stage 4 and was told that without I'd soon die. Stage one is different but I'd still suggest you have whatever treatment they offer.
LOL,LOL,LOL you,ll be dead in a year.Chemo is the only treatment, ONLY. either follow protocal or die.And idiot you need protein in you diet to survive the chemo a veg diet will not help you do anything but die.quicker.a balanced diet is far better , I have Cancer went vegan in damn near killed me. Doctor was pissed when he found out, A balanced diet understand A balanced diet.
I've never met someone who survived cancer by telling their oncologist to f*ck off. Most of them used nutrition and alternative treatments to help mitigate the negative effects of chemo, but refusing mainstream medical treatment is one of the surest ways to end your battle with cancer six feet underground.
It's highly unlikely, and if had it, I'd definitely opt for the chemotherapy, but also optimise vitamin D levels with a target range of 70 ng/ml to 100 ng/ml (175 nmol/lit to 250 nmol/lit) and juice fresh vegetables daily; more details are below.
View my previous answer about natural and alternative cancer treatments at in... Some, such as optimising vitamin D levels and juicing can be used in addition to chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, and the others can be tried as a last resort, if allopathy (modern Western medicine) fails.
Also see Overview+Can...
As a preventative, or if in remission, see
If I had cancer, I'd opt for surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy, but also juice fresh vegetables, adopt a ketogenic* diet, (no sugar or simple carbs, moderate protein, with energy supplied mostly from healthy fats and oils, such as coconut oil, and olive oil) as well as continuing to optimise vitamin D levels. *
See "How Vegetarians Can Avoid Common Nutrient Deficiencies", at
If you are in one of the 24 US states that permits medicinal cannabis, it is a recognised treatment for chemotherapy induced nausea and appetite loss, pain, as well as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and a number of other diseases.
If vegetarian diets cured any cancer, they wouldn't have cancer in much of the world..and yet they do have cancer. And you would have no way of knowing if you had cancer without a PET scan.
You are deceiving yourself.
No it's not and you don't have lymphoma