Hi my name is Nina-Ann I am a twice cancer survivor. Surviving cancer twice is a tough gig. I am sharing my journey to help others. I have written a book also. I am covering cancer, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, family and friends. My blog has lots of information, helpful and a few things to brighten your day. I am a cancer advocate. My story is happy, sad and inspirational.
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A WOMAN who has drunk a glass of breast milk a day since being diagnosed with cancer believes it is saving her life
I found this amazing as when my boys cut them selves when they were young put my breast milk on the cuts, they healed so quickly.
Jenny Jones has had a daily 400ml dose of milk from an anonymous donor after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, or bone marrow cancer, seven months ago.
Breast milk has been proven to help build immunity in newborn babies and is a unique nutritional source that cannot adequately be replaced by any other food.
While the unusual treatment has not been prescribed by her doctor, her decision has been supported by doctors at John Flynn Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Brisbane where she is treated.
Mrs Jones, 62, said her cancer levels when she was diagnosed in December were "dramatic". But after a month of daily doses of breast milk she said her levels had reduced significantly.
The mother-of-three admits she is also following standard cancer treatments including oral chemotherapy.
Gold Coast oncologist Dr Steven Stylian said it was difficult to know which treatments were working on Mrs Jones but said he would not dismiss the milk treatment.
"People stumble across cures all the time this way," Dr Stylian said.
"All treatments need to be evaluated and I'm open minded about it."
Mrs Jones has been a lactation consultant at John Flynn for 14 years and said she knew about the milk's benefits.
"I'd never tasted it and never wanted to but once I had this big thing happen in my life, I just threw it down because I believe in it," Mrs Jones said.
In 2010 researchers in Sweden published a study that showed breast milk could kill cancer cells
Someone once wrote"...when i get really cold, or get goosebumbs all over my body, the whole things really scrunch up, like, my entire areola scrunches itself up into a wrinkled little mound. it looks really weird and ugly, and i haven't ever seen other people's breasts do it. what is wrong with my areola/nipples??"The answer:
Well nothing is wrong. This is what my areola does too. It's a normal reaction to the coldness or to irritation / stimulation. The little muscles in the areola do a similar goosebump thing as your other skin can do. People often call this phenomenon "hard nipples".
Also note that skin on areola has less feeling or sensation to it than other areas of your body. If the areola was very sensitive, then breastfeeding would probably be quite uncomfortable because the baby pulls and tugs it! The nipples are sensitive but the sensitivity changes with hormonal changes, such as occur at mestrual cycle or pregnancy. Also this varies with ind…
Here we go again a brand new year. Lots to be grateful for. This year sees a lot of interesting things happening and as we know you get out of life what you put into it.
You know when you spend time with people and they don't do fun things and they don't have much to offer a conversation.
Well that is no one that I know. (Anymore) if you get what I mean.
This year sees my favourite travel buddy of all time Ann and I heading on another adventure. Well actually it's true 3 for us.
Trip 1) Dubai, Egypt, Cyprus and Gallipoli 2005
Trip 2) Italy, Athens, Mikonos and Santorini 2011
So this year sees us off to a great part of the world again and different,
Trip 3) Amazon Jungle, Rio, Argentina and Chilli 2018 yay this year!
Ann and I have been friends since kindergarten so there is a long history nearly all our lives just about.
We have a ball on our trips we have met so many amazing people and seen some pretty amazing things. But all in all we are doing adventures seeing the worl…
Hi one thing I have learnt in the life is to share and help others. If you can save one person from going through something bad or helping them. That's what this life is all about.
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