The movie introduced my thesis topic to the world with pictures and a narrative. It also got me involved with communities on Facebook about this topic. The Leiomyosarcoma Awareness page on Facebook is one that I am currently involved in and have been asked, “What kind of diet can I follow to help me?” This is a great question that will be addressed through interviews with a Nutritionist and a Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Oz offers an article on his site written by Dr. William Li about what you should buy to help prevent and cure cancer at the grocery store every week. His list offers items such as leafy greens, specialty cooking oils, and fish. Once again, The Cancer Cure Foundation offers a more extensive list that I took a lot of information from for my survey. A poll was also created on Facebook and people who took it, said out of having to have chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and just changing their diet to cure/prevent cancer, they would change their diet. This is really important information too. All these ideas will be discussed with an Oncologist, who may give me the answer that the first three options I listed, maybe the only true way to fight cancer. It is great that I make sure to get all sides of this story.
Many people have not heard of Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) before I brought it up. I am like most of you, I did not know about it until my mother was diagnosed with it 10 years ago and had to have surgery to remove it. She like most people with LMS only have the surgery option. She has it again for the second time and is looking for a better alternative like changing her diet. The most common forms of cancer that people know about are breast, ovarian, liver, lung, skin, testicular, prostate, colon, and leukemia. There are plenty of others that people know about, but these are always in the news.
My goal is to show that LMS, which is a rare cancer, can be treated by a simple change in diet. This information could be applied to other cancers, both rare and widely known. Most everyone either has cancer themselves or knows someone coping with it. I want to be the journalistic voice that provides answers to all of you.