Ooops Miriam I goofed up this thread! I wanted to respond to your original question about food and cancer too--I really have to agree with Mark's comments. YES we eat good food and I DO occasionally put Erik on supplements that I have scrutinized for interactions with chemo--after talking with his doctor.
For example now he is on vitamin D supplements with his oral chemo regimen (okayed by his doctor and recommended by the doctor who came up with this combo--cis retinoic acid, celebrex, temozolomide, and etoposide in varying combinations each week for 3 month cycle.)
I will confess that after being at this cancer business since 1991 the thing that REALLY pushes my buttons is the non-stop stream of people coming into our lives pushing this or that supplement for his cure. ARGH. I have heard it all. I do look into them all. I try so hard to respond graciously but inside I want to SCREAM. When Erik was little he responded to McDonald's with "E-I-E-I-O" --he had never been to a restaurant with that name! His favorite foods when he was 3 was broccoli and oatmeal (I am not kidding!) My hobby in college ("fun" reading) was nutrition books. I love to cook from scratch and am conscientious about every ingredient.
I do believe in eating the best food you can. But the assumption that bad food causes neuroblastoma and good food cures it is faulty. Children haven't lived long enough for there to be a link with diet causing neuroblastoma--especially since the highest incidence is in babies! By contrast eating the wrong things for 60 years can probably be linked to colon or other cancers.
Be wary of the supplement and vitamin pushers, and always check with your doctor. I check pubmed and it is surprising how many times you can find an in vitro study showing the supplement or vitamin encourages the growth of the neuroblastoma. Yikes.
Now I need advice in how not to explode when the umpteen millionth person calls me or emails me selling some supplement!!!!
I checked your site--what a beautiful family!!! I am praying for rapid fundraising, insurance issues resolved in your favor, and health and strength to your precious Menschi!