Hello there everybody, I'm Sidd, going to be 25 this November, and I've been diagnosed with Thymoma.
I'm here seeking advice for how should I approach the treatment, I don't have full comprehension about cancer so I'm scared and confused especially as I live in eastern country and have minimal access to western practices.
So here's a brief summary of my condition. By some kind of devil's luck I decided to get a medical checkup on a whim, but it turns out the staffs caught something nasty near my lungs and after a CT scan and blood test I was diagnosed with Thymoma.
Now the scary and confusing part is my parents and relatives are all against biopsy because they said it might spread the cancer, and also because the location of the tumor is near my vital organs such as heart and lungs, so biopsy and surgery are risky, especially with the skills of the doctors in my country.
Then, my parents opt to get alternative treatment, using traditional medicine named Rhizoma Curcuma Mangga, which is widely popular in my country claiming it can cure cancer due to it containing Ribosome Inactivating Protein or something, I don't really recall all the details but in short, all of the people here believed its anti-cancer property.
Now, I'm about two weeks in the treatment, and just got the results of my 2nd blood test, and the result is worrying me.
As you can see most of the marker had went up and only one went down. This is really worrying me especially SCC since it's already way past normal (1.50).
I'm really worried with how my treatment goes, what I'm afraid the most is if I wait too long with this kind of treatment it will be too late to get standard treatment. Any advice, or any supportive reply even, would be much appreciated.