Thick blood with cancer and questions about radiation

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 5/27/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
My friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer and non-hodgkins lymphoma.  She was taking Coumadin about 5 mg a day before cancer diagnosis because she had thick blood.
She has completed her chemo and is taking radiation treatment now.  Her docs are telling her that her blood is even thicker now and are uping her coumadin to 7.5 mg a day. 
Does this ring a bell with anyone who might have experienced this same condition?  Her blood is also very acidic and would like to know what to do to decrease acidity?  She's been told that cancer thrives in thick, acidic blood???
Also, her docs are telling her not to eat alot of green vegetables or take vitamins during radiation because they don't want anything good to interfere with the radiation.  Her naturepath doc is telling her to eat these things in order to stay well but the cancer docs say don't do it.  Has anyone been told this by their docs during radiation?

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 5/27/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
This is all new stuff to me. I did radiation in 1996 but was not cautioned to avoid any particular food during treatments, nor did I. I would think plenty of fresh veggies and a vitamin suppliment would be good for you. Never heard anyone refer to cancer thriving on acidic blood. Never heard a referenced to acidic blood, either. A connection between chemo and "thick" blood? Got me! Lauri

Dxed 04/11/1996
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 5/27/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I was told to avoid high doses of vitamins during chemo and radiation. Regular amounts were ok, but they don't want vitamins encouraging the cancer cells to grow. During the active treatment for cancer, I would listen to the oncologist over the natural path doc any day. She is fighting a deadly disease (or two!) and needs to stick to the doctors who are treating it.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, November 24, 2017 11:47 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,897,493 posts in 318,023 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157593 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Kiril93.
311 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeppermintTea, Timja, SomeonesMom, Wilderness, Scaredy Cat, gioconda, dnny-700, dbwilco

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.