Follicular lymphoma. Long-term survival strategies. Natural regression. Epigenetics research. Lifestyle. Treatment when/if needed. A worldwide community.
Overcoming Follicular Lymphoma
Times have changed.
The good news is that follicular lymphoma CAN be beaten. YES, it IS possible to put it behind you, enabling you to go on to lead a fully active, healthy life. Never lose sight of that vision. As of 2014, things HAVE changed for the better.
But, as one would expect, a successful long-term outcome won’t be achieved by limiting one’s approach to past procedures alone.
New scientific research into genetics, primarily by leading biochemists, is the breakthrough making a huge difference.
It’s now clear that carefully chosen lifestyle practices can serve to correct faulty gene expression driving the follicular lymphoma process.
This gene remediation process is effective both before and after conventional treatment.
Take heart…for the first time ever, proactive follicular lymphoma survivors can take an active role in helping themselves overcome this disorder that until now has been regarded as “incurable”.
Being directly involved in one’s own personal recovery can provide a special kind of “hope” never before possible. And it’s not just about “remission”…it’s about ultimate resolution.
The purpose of this site is to help other survivors also be successful in overcoming follicular lymphoma.
With the action plan to take full advantage of this new knowledge, the team, and over 26 years experience here in combating follicular lymphoma, as fellow survivors we can all work together. We can’t say that everyone will achieve ultimate resolution. But the best results CAN be achieved, and that’s a very worthy goal. Never before has there been a better opportunity than now to MAKE IT HAPPEN.
This site is dedicated to proactive follicular lymphoma survivors seeking the best possible information and guidance toward achieving results beyond the norm.
Survivors never need to feel powerless or alone. As lymphoma patients ourselves, we understand.
Content on the site has been developed by a “retired” college dean, a fellow follicular lymphoma survivor diagnosed over 26 years ago, currently well and active, the lymphoma now completely resolved.
* the latest research summarized in our newsletters, updated monthly, all in one place
* guidance on the most effective conventional treatments when and if needed
* a time-tested plan of lifestyle strategies, based on the latest scientific research, designed to resolve follicular lymphoma
* prompt personal support
For certain, despite good doctors, there will be times when a follicular lymphoma survivor will face uncertainties. We don’t provide personalized medical advice, but we can usually offer “forward guidance” of a general nature, ensuring that the survivor is aware of options for discussion with his or her chosen medical professionals.
This online resource community was created 15 years ago. It now serves over 2000 members worldwide. It is supported exclusively by fellow lymphoma survivors and caregivers. No one is denied. A complimentary article, “Overview of Follicular Lymphoma” is provided.
Note: Recent popular newsletter items:
“OK, Doc, Why Did I Get Follicular Lymphoma”
“End of Rituximab Maintenance for Low Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma” (by a prominent lymphoma expert)
are in the November 2014 newsletter.
“How Stress is Associated with Follicular Lymphoma”
is in the December 2014 newsletter.
To register for membership now, please click on Registration
The December 2014 Newsletter has been posted to the site with the following topics:
Photo by Svet: “Winter Solitude”
1. 20+ Strategic Errors in Managing Follicular Lymphoma (First Five this Month)
2. New Developments in Diagnosing Follicular Lymphoma
3. Our Healthy Cells, the Microenvironment, and Overall Survival
4. How Stress is Associated with Follicular Lymphoma
Merry Christmas Everyone. Best Wishes for a Safe, Enjoyable and Healthy Holiday Season
About This Site and Its Community of Members Worldwide
This is the most prominent survivor-managed website in the world devoted exclusively to follicular lymphoma.
In general, we support an integrative (see bottom of this page for definition) approach to managing follicular lymphoma, meaning the best treatments when and if needed, combined with the best in scientifically-based natural strategies to hold the lymphoma in check.
For those not requiring treatment, we suggest a conservative approach. During this time, which we refer to as dynamic observation, the survivor applies the latest scientifically-based, natural, gene remediation strategies (see the next section) to hold the lymphoma in check. During this period of dynamic observation, many survivors are able to achieve natural regression of their lymphoma.
Our coverage on follicular lymphoma is extensive and up-to-date. It is a virtual library with over 2500 pages of material, more than in any book. The breadth and depth of coverage can be seen on our Topic Index page.
Our monthly newsletters go back over 10 years as can be seen on the Articles and Newsletters page. The 12 basic articles are updated on a regular basis.
We do not provide medical advice. Instead, we help with “forward guidance” to assist members when consulting with their doctors.
Numerous expressions of satisfaction and gratitude are received, a few of which are listed on the What the Members Say page.
The site is committed to balanced objectivity. There is no advertising on the site, nor are there products to sell. It is supported 100% by its membership.
We have several members with types of lymphoma other than follicular, including CLL, marginal zone, mantle cell, T-cell and aggressive (diffuse) lymphomas. Most of the material on this site will be helpful for survivors in these groups.
There are several doctors in our membership, both as patients and caregivers. People come from all walks of life, with a variety of backgrounds.
Members may wish to gain encouragement and information from those with personal experience on our discussion board.
To review additional features on the site, please see the Highlights section below.
What Will Be Gained From This Site?
Follicular lymphoma is generally regarded as incurable. But it CAN be held in remission for an extended period, in many cases reversed, and potentially resolved. As would be expected, the required plan of action is challenging. We have the details here, available nowhere else.
The program includes:
* balanced, objective information about follicular lymphoma; logically ordered, easy to understand for those recently diagnosed.
* data on the latest, most effective conventional treatments for follicular lymphoma.
* the latest, scientifically-based natural strategies chosen to correct and re-balance the expression of genes driving follicular lymphoma, complete with an action plan implementing the latest gene remediation research…doable, effective, pulling it all together to achieve optimal results. This material is contained in our copyright Article #3, “Follicular Lymphoma: Targeted Natural Strategies for Long-Term Survival: A Four Pillar Approach”, developed over many years with ongoing updates.
Follicular lymphoma is a confusing, controversial disorder. An understanding of its complexity is essential, especially for newly diagnosed patients. We are pleased to offer a complimentary 40+ page article, “Overview of Follicular Lymphoma” to help guide survivors and at the same time validate the quality of our work.
["I requested your free article before I signed up. It has been the most beneficial information I can find. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that you have taken the time to research and to actually make this information available to other people with lymphoma"...Sandy]
For information on our phone consultation service click on the Phone Consultation page.
As Patients, Who are We?
Follicular lymphoma patients are NOT TYPICAL cancer patients. That’s because follicular lymphoma is not a typical malignancy. It demands special understanding and management for optimal long-term success.
Therefore, we need excellent/experienced lymphoma doctors who take a long-term perspective toward keeping us healthy, AND we need to know what we can do to help ourselves attain and stay in the “thrive zone” for many years. In short…we need BOTH.
Is it REALLY Possible for a Follicular Lymphoma Patient to Help Him or Herself?
Yes, it sure is.
“Life is not over” if you get follicular lymphoma. The prognosis is better than many first think. Most people have had it unknowingly for many years. Living a long, full, active life unaffected by follicular lymphoma IS possible.
Most follicular lymphoma patients sense that cancer is somehow connected to gene malfunction. And that’s correct. Genes regulate everything.
But most follicular lymphoma patients are incorrect in assuming that there’s not much that can be done about changing the way their genes interact with each other.
Here we describe how select lifestyle strategies can alter and correct gene expression through what is known as epigenetics. This remarkable new approach, that follicular lymphoma patients can proceed with on their own, is based on the latest scientific data from the leading research institutions. As of 2014, epigenetics is one of the most active areas in follicular lymphoma research.
Current procedures in genetic profiling along with epigenetics makes *resolution* of follicular lymphoma a distinct long-term possibility.
Many of our members contact us to say that our monthly newsletters are an invaluable source of information. Here are a few of our most popular items from the past five years:
40 “Must Know” Things Learned After 22 Years (Especially Important for Those Newly Diagnosed) (July 2010)
OK Doc, Why Did I Get Follicular Lymphoma? (November 2014)
Updating What We Know About Spontaneous (Natural) Regression (February 2014)
End of Rituximab Maintenance for Low–Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma (November 2014)
Purify My Lymph Fluid! (May 2014)
The Daily Double…Maybe the Most Potent Strategy Yet (August 2013)
Barriers to Achieving Optimal Vitamin D (August 2013)
I’ve Relapsed! Now What? (August 2013)
Why Nodes Grow and Why They Shrink (March 2013)
Grateful for 25 Years Since Diagnosis…the Key Strategic Factors (July 2013)
We are confident you will find the information and support here beneficial in managing your follicular lymphoma for long-term success. You are invited to join our group as outlined in the Registration page, and receive the sample article “Overview of Follicular Lymphoma”.
Happy, Healthy and Ready to Help,
Robert G. Miller
December 21, 2014
Strive >> Survive >> Thrive
There is Life After Lymphoma…Lots of It
Integrative medicine emphasizes the combination of both conventional treatments and scientifically-based natural approaches to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness. In addition, this website emphasizes respect for the human capacity for healing and the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient.
This website is intended as a sharing of information and data based on the research and personal experiences of the author. It is NOT intended to replace or be a substitute for professional consultation with a physician or other health care provider. For treatment decisions, consult your doctor or health care provider. The author cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects, results or consequences resulting from the use or application of the information on any page of this site.