Re: Plant Milks
"Perry" is a spammer. No actual intent to join in the conversation.
Plant milks can be delicious, and some of them offer nutrients that are desirable, but they don't really replace the nutrient profile of animal milk. (Which is not to say they should, I just think it's important to keep in mind.) Soy milk comes the closest to being equivalent to cow milk.
With lactose intolerance, for a lot of people "the cure is the disease." You can gradually rebuild tolerance if you used to have it and lost it. And even "intolerant" folks can manage a little at a time, in coffee or on cereal. For that matter, taking lactase enzyme works fine and doesn't cost a whole lot.
4/19/11 Diagnosed invasive ductal carcinoma; 2.3 cm tumor, 1 axillary lymph node
HER-2+++, weakly ER+ (10%)
4/29 CT scan shows suspicious lesions on liver and lungs
5/17 liver biopsy
5/24 liver MET confirmed--Stage IV at diagnosis
5/27/11 Begin weekly Taxol & Herceptin
7/18/11 Switch to Abraxane & Herceptin due to Taxol allergy
8/29/11 CT scan shows no new lesions & old lesions shrinking
9/27/11 Begin taking Arimidex
10/17/11--Brain MRI--No Brain mets
12/5/11 PET scan--Almost NED
5/15/12 PET scan shows progression-breast/chest (mediastinal lymph nodes)/spine
5/22/12 Stopped taking Arimidex
6/5/12 CT scan shows everything stable
6/11/12 Started Tykerb and Herceptin
8/1/12 CT scan--stable. "Osteolytic" lesion seen 5/15 now "sclerotic'" i.e., healed.
9/24 CT scan--No new mets. Everything stable. The way I read it I'm now NED.
11/19-Stable CT scan
12/13/12 CT Scan--NED
3/11/13 CT Scan--two small new possible mets and odd looking area in left lung getting larger.
4/2/13--Biopsy of suspicious area in lower left lung. Mets to lung confirmed (but it says cancer cells are "scant").
4/30/13 Began Kadcyla/TDM-1
8/16/13 PET scan "mixed," with some areas of increased uptake, but also some definite improvement, so I'll stay on TDM-1/Kadcyla.
11/11/13 Finally got hormone receptor results from lung biopsy of 4/2/13. My cancer is no longer ER positive.
11/13/13 PET scan mixed results again. We're calling it "stable." Problems breathing on exertion. I have an inhaler for that now.
2/18/14 PET scan shows a new lesion and newly active lymph node in lung, other progression. Bye bye TDM-1.
2/28/14 Herceptin/Perjeta every 3 weeks.