November 14, 2008 12:10am CST
Two years ago, my son was diagonised with Hodgkins Disease. He underwent chemotherapy treatment. I had heard a lot of misgivings like, nausea, vomiting, depression, etc. By the grace of God, he did not have much of all this. For about three days after the treatment, he would feel a little down, but after that he was fine. Except of course for hair loss, blackening of nails, skin getting darker, etc. He had 12 sessions of treatment with a two week gap. On the other hand, during the same time, my sister was diagonised with breast cancer. After removal of her breast, she had 4 sessions of chemotherapy treatment. She took it very badly. She was nauseated, vomitted like nobody's business, went down in the dumps, kept grumbling, etc. She had a three week gap. After every session, she would be stubborn and say that she would not take the next one. But somehow, my older sister and myself encouraged her, and saw her through. Both my son and sister are well now. Thanks be to God. Coming to the point, I heard that research is being done to have this treatment without affecting the good cells. This would definitely help the patients and they could go on with their life, without a break. Does anyone know about this? I'm thinking of the persons who are going through this and are still to come.
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29 Nov 08
In the UK they are working on using ordinary Xrays to target just the bad cells. The experiments they have done so far have been successful but it is going to be a few years before it can be used as a regular treatment. I hope everything goes well with your family.