|Laurine Kress DCA survey form
realname: Laurine Kress
Cancer_type: Adenocarcinoma of colon, Stage IV. Mets to abdomen, liver. 4 tumors in abdomen, 1 tumor in left lower liver.
cancer_comments: Complete blockage to colon, surgically removed 18 inches of colon and 80 lymph nodes. 8 of which were cancerous.
DCA_dose: 1/4 teaspoon with 4 ounces of water 1st thing upon wakening two weeks prior to chemotherapy.
why_or_why_not_does_DCA_work: currently showing no signs of cancer, CEA was 175.8 at high, now at 2.7 and holding. All tumors now do not show on PET scans
DCA_response_comments: Appetite has greatly improved. more energy, etc.
other_drink: Use non-dairy coffee creamer with coffee.
caffeine_comments: Pepsi used when drinking soda.
supplements: Multiple vitamin chewable. Multiple Enzyme capsule, and Protease Enzyme capsule.
diet_comments: While on chemo, ate black licorace to assist with nausea. Also 'grazed' with various protein bars. Drank protein drinks daily.
chemo_comments: Had surgery prior to chemo. Took chemo with 5-FU, oxi....? for 14 treatments every other week. I took DCA daily between chemo treatments beginning 3 days after and up until 2 days prior to the chemo based upon the days you are allowed the vitamins A,C,D, & E. I also took Vitamin B1 three times a day all the way through my chemo, adding vitamin B2, and multiple vitamin B2 as the chemo starting taking effect. Now under watch from Mayo clinic who has asked me to continue the DCA on a daily basis to keep Cancer from reoccurring.
medications: Occasionally will take Lortab 5 mg for pain.
side_effects: weight gain.
general_comments: Firmly believe the DCA saved my life. The doctors had given me absolutely no hope with my diagnosis. The doctors were not aware of my taking the DCA prior to my chemo and between chemo treatments until there was no more cancer found and my CEA number became normal. They are now aware of what I did and are supportive of my continuing with the DCA and am currently under watch with Mayo Clinic to my clinical progress.