I have also contacted once again my Integrative MD, Jane Sullivan-Durand who just left Concord Hospital to start her own practice in Contoocook, NH. She knew immediately of the other tests I would like to get to assess the environment in my body and has ordered me the tests. Most cancer patients have heavy metal toxicity and also weakened colon issues for absorption of nutrients. In addition, we have 7 pathways of our liver and certain ones are best individually for detoxing, so I need to know which pathways work in my case. Certainly there are things I can do, but I also don't want to be driving blind in my quest to remain cancer free. The best strategy is to find out what is going on and also I find the fact that genes "turn off" as we get older to be very fascinating. Finding ways to stimulate genes to turn back on seems to be very important and this is probably one of the things that certain supplements help with, I would imagine.
I am looking in to discovering the gene picture as well with my own case and looking into what would be involved to see this snapshot. I've read that one gene nick named the "housecleaning gene" is shut off in triple negative breast cancer patients. My husband found this to be very funny, as you can imagine!
It is wonderful to be feeling good and strong and knowing that I can once again do everything physically that I once was able to. Looking forward to swimming this summer, something I could not do last year, as well as swinging a tennis racket and golf club! Spring is right around the corner and as the snow melts, I look forward to coming out of the darkness of the last year and into the light again:)