I am going to pick up on my past series on the Immune system because I think there is a clear link between stress to the immune system (perhaps from metals), cancer and the issues that are seen with the hip. I don't know the order of these nor do I know which comes first but I will begin this immune perspective in the next week.
The tests I have embarked on are tests that might indicate that we should explore this relationship (between the hip and cancer) further. Why bother? Because I believe there are some really smart Research physicians in the medical community who have questions about this link between metals and cancer. I have listed the publications of these studies in numerous prior posts.
The types of things I am looking for in the path tests:
- Are there any metal nanoparticles contained in the tumors, of which I have a number of them? We are only on my first biopsy.
- Do the translocation tests show any abnormalities in the t(14,19) that have shown up previously to occur in metal on metal patients? [having this abnormalities does not mean cancer is inevitable.]
- Are the remainder of these so called tumors/growths etc actually cancerous or are they granulomas?
- If this is a kidney cancer, why did it take the path of growth it did which is atypical of kidney cancer?
- Why did these growths all become apparent after the revision when one year prior there was no evidence of any growths via the CT scans? stay tuned.....
Once I have the path finding from last Fridays surgery, I will have one more data point. Will I prove anything by the time these tests are ready? Absolutely not.
Its just hard for me to buy into a cancer recurrence when I hear things from the medical team like:
- This is not a recurrence of the primary renal cell carcinoma.
- The tumor path this has taken is not typical of any kind of renal cell carcinoma.
- Something else must be at play given none of these tumors were there a year ago.
- How did they grow so fast?
- Why aren't you experiencing any symptoms?
What I have learned from dealing with this situation is that sadly, the physicians often times do not know what causes a cancer and the cause doesn't seem to be an issue. Once the diagnosis is made, the treatment is already predetermined regardless of the cause. I will never understand this. It makes no sense to me that the cause doesn't inform treatment. It will never make sense to me.