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Hi Rosie - sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It must be a very unsettling time - you call Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00 during the week, they can talk through your options with you. You can also go back to the doctors/nurses who are treating you with any questions (people often don't take everything in when they're diagnosed). Chemo can be an effective treatment for cervical cancer - it does have side effects, but these are outweighed by chemo's effectiveness in treating the cancer.
Sadly, soursop hasn't been shown to be effective against cancer in humans (it does kill some cancer cells in lab studies - e.g. in a petri dish - but plenty of chemicals which do this prove to be useless or harmful when used to treat cancer in humans). There is also evidence that soursop can cause nerve changes and Parkinsons-like symptoms, so it's certainly not risk free. Cancer Research UK summarise the evidence here http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/can-graviola-cure-cancer
"In laboratory studies, graviola [soursop] extracts can kill some types of liver
and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy
drugs. But there haven’t been any large scale studies in humans. So we
don't know yet whether it can work as a cancer treatment or not.
Overall, there is no evidence to show that graviola works as a cure for
cancer. Many sites on the internet advertise and promote graviola
capsules as a cancer cure, but none of them are supported by any
reputable scientific cancer organisations.
We know very little about how graviola affects the body. But we do
know it can cause nerve changes, causing symptoms similar to Parkinson's
disease. So it may have harmful side effects for some people. Always
talk to your doctor before taking any kind of complementary or
alternative therapy...We do not support the use of graviola to treat cancer. Our advice is
to be very cautious about believing information or paying for any type
of alternative cancer therapy on the internet."
hi rosie how are you im having to deal with this type of cancer with my gf at the mo what is the plan for you ? x
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