Cancer today has become pandemic throughout the world, and whatever the conventional therapy propaganda machines keep telling us, the "war on cancer" being waged by the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical companies is unquestionably being lost.
what is a person supposed to do after receiving such a devastating
diagnosis? We realize how traumatic all of this is, so, we've tried to
put together some information to help you.
FIRST STEP: DON'T PANIC! COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS. TALK TO OTHERS.
We realize that this is easy for us to say since you're the one who has to deal with the cancer. We realize it is difficult to not to panic, but, cancer is not a
death sentence -- some people are cured every day. Talk to your family and loved ones before you make any quick decisions. Get a second opinion if you have some doubts about your diagnosis. If possible, talk to someone involved in alternative cancer treatment that you trust.
Even if your
oncologist tells you that you only have a short time to live, he or she
is only making this judgment based on expertise in and experience using
ineffective treatment methods (and as you will learn later on, cancer
research is unequivocal in showing that conventional treatments are
relatively ineffective for most cancers).
with cancer is that no single therapy is likely to cure it, and indeed,
no single combination therapy is likely to be successful with all
sufferers. Cancer is a systemic disease that affects the "whole body".
Consequently, treatment programs such as dietary and lifestyle changes,
psychological programs and nutritional supplementation are likely to be
effective (however, conventional treatments such as surgery can be
effective in some situations and should not be dismissed).
you are diagnosed with cancer, you need to construct a specific
treatment program tailored to your unique biological and psychological
profile. And as we are each unique individuals, this treatment program
is also likely to be unique, although our biological and psychological
similarities will mean that all treatment programs will have certain
foundation factors in common.
Factors unique to your
particular situation which you need to take into consideration include:
the type of cancer diagnosed; how early it is detected; whether it has
metastasized or spread; orthodox or conventional treatment success
rates; alternative treatment success rates; complementary treatment
effectiveness; your other health issues and medications you may be
taking; and dietary, lifestyle and psychological changes we are prepared
to make. Get the program combination right for you, and you maximize
your chance of a complete cure.
So a cancer diagnosis
is actually a call for you to become a private investigator so that you
can uncover an effective treatment program for you, and perhaps the
right health practitioner to help supervise aspects of that treatment
But as long as you are in panic mode, you will
be making reactionary choices out of fear rather than from a place of
responsibility. (This is how and why the majority of newly diagnosed
cancer sufferers unquestioningly opt for the treatment program offered
to them by their oncologist, even though just a little investigation
would reveal that this choice not statistically in their best interest —
their reactionary choice is an irrational one, except in a small
percentage of cases.) So it is important to try to reduce panic as much
as possible so that you can make responsible choices.
Note: If you're not 100% certain about your diagnosis, get a second opinion.
SECOND STEP: GET SUPPORT.
Begin to put together a support team. You
can't do this alone. If you are married or have a partner, make sure to
include them -- don't shut them out. Recruit relatives and friends who
will be supportive and honest with you -- avoid the negative people.
a local support group and /or join an online support group. It will
ease your mind when you see that there are thousands of other people who
have successfully beat their cancer.
Note: I didn't actually set up a support team. My mother and daughter had already started the ball rolling while I was in the hospital. They bought all my medical supplies, set up my house, did all the grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation, set up appointments, drive me to the doctors, etc. Because of their support, it gave me the time and freedom to do my own research without having to worry about preparing meals, taking care of the house, or anything else.
THIRD STEP: RESEARCH, COLLECT & EDUCATE.
Collect as much information as possible and educate yourself about cancer. While
you're putting together your support team, begin your research,
collecting information and educating yourself about cancer, nutrition,
etc. In fact, you may want to begin educating yourself before you set up
your support team, because your support team members will probably have
Sign up for a local (or online) health class if you don't know that much about proper nutrition. If possible, try to find an expert in disease pathology and/or nutritional science to help and guide you; and, take some of the pressure off of you with all of the research you're doing.
Begin making some of the obvious dietary changes -- the sooner, the better. For example, stop eating sugar, flour, processed foods, fast foods, tobacco, alcohol, etc. Begin eating more organic vegetables, salads, some fruits, beans, raw nuts and seeds, etc. Begin juicing green vegetables, kale, spinach, wheatgrass, etc. along with some carrots.
Because of the emotions associated with
being diagnosed with cancer or any disease for that matter, we believe
that recruiting your support team for emotional support may be more
crucial than collecting information. But, we'll leave that up to you --
do what is more comfortable to you -- these are just guidelines to get
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you
are likely to have already spoken to an orthodox or conventional medical
cancer expert or oncologist. As the average length of time an
oncologist spends with a newly diagnosed cancer patient is just 6
minutes, he or she is unlikely to have given you much information on the
proposed treatment, and what little you have been given will probably
be color it in as positive light as possible.
need to be very blunt with your doctor and insist that he or she tell
you the long-term survival statistics for the combination of your
particular condition and the treatment he or she is offering you. This
could be because the survival data is not yet available; they have not
researched data that is available; or, as is mostly likely, because they
are hiding the embarrassing truth that orthodox or conventional
treatment does not actually "treat" very well.
Professor Hardin Jones, a prominent cancer researcher at Berkeley, has
stated: "Patients are as well, or better off, untreated…" (which does
not necessarily mean that no treatment is the best treatment, only that
conventional treatment may be the worst option).
problem with conventional cancer treatment is that its ineffectiveness
does not seem to stop doctors and oncologists promoting it. The reason
for this is that pharmaceutical companies know the huge financial
benefit of maintaining the medical establishment's loyalty and so give
such huge gifts and funding — bribes — to medical doctors and to medical
schools, and bankroll large amounts of "independent" drug research. It
is estimated, for example, that in the UK alone this industry spends
£10,000 per doctor promoting drug solutions — no wonder the average
oncologist has fallen for this intense propaganda campaign!
this knowledge of survival statistics, you will have no basis, apart
from an emotional one, on which to decide whether to have the orthodox
or conventional treatment on offer. So you must insist your doctor get
you the long-term survival rates for others who have had your particular
condition and who have undergone the same orthodox treatment that is
being offered. And don't be misled with 5-year survival statistics that
give the false impression of a "cure" – you want to know long-term AND
quality of life. After all, is it really a success to live an extra year
if during that year you are in constant physical agony and mental
turmoil? If your doctor is not forthcoming with survival-rate
information, then switch to a more open doctor or find the information
that you need on the internet.
If your particular
cancer is very late stage and very aggressive, you may have to go with
the orthodox or conventional treatment being offered due to time
constraints: orthodox treatment attacks cancer like a blunderbuss – it
is good for killing cancer cells quickly but generally gives a poor
long-term prognosis because it destroys both the immune system (our
natural protection against future cancers) and only weaker cancer cells
in the body (leaving the more hardy and virulent ones to bounce back
another day, which is why remissions after orthodox treatment are so
common and deadly).
But when you are very late stage
and your cancer is very aggressive, you often don't have a lot to lose
and you need to "de-bulk" (kill large numbers of cancer cells) as
quickly as possible to take the pressure off your system, even if there
is a significant chance that this will cause your demise further down
the road. In a crisis situation, this gamble may be worth playing.
of us, however, do have a little time to explore the bigger picture –
you only need a couple of weeks to find out most of the information that
will be helpful to you. Fortunately, there is a lot of good information
out there, it is just a question of identifying it and reading what is
To save you some time, I researched and
collected a lot of information so that I could set up this blog with
information that can get you started and moving in the right direction.
This information is not meant to prescribe a specific diagnosis, because
that would be impossible even if we focused on just one form of cancer.
this information does not upset you -- that is not my intent. My intent
is to give you some time to collect your thoughts and figure out what
is the best strategy for you, given your specific and unique
Don't try to do this by yourself. Ask
your partner or a friend to help with some of the research. Try to find a
naturopathic doctor or someone in the alternative medicine field that
you can trust. Try to find someone preferably via a referral from a
healthcare professional, a friend from work or church, or a relative or
Author's Sidebar: I must admit that this can be overwhelming and
difficult trying to figure out which information is the right
information for you. I had this problem years ago when I was struggling
with my diabetes and other health issues after almost dying from a
diabetic coma. Luckily for me, I had a lot of support from my mother,
daughter and sister. While they took care of the household, I was able
to focus on research and collecting information about diabetes,
nutrition and various alternative treatment strategies.
mother and daughter also provided emotional support; and, my mother and
one of my brothers provided spiritual support. My job provided
financial support and my managers ran the organization in my absence. As
a result, I was able to strictly focus on my diabetes and how to get
Unfortunately, not everyone has a good support
system, so, do the best you can and make sure that you don't shut out
people who may be able to help you. There is a lot of good research
information on the internet and in libraries about cancer, nutrition and
many different alternative treatment strategies.
the problem with research information on alternative cancer treatments
is that there is legislation, such as the Cancer Act 1939, that prevent
those outside of the medical establishment from being able to
disseminate information on alternative treatments. What the legislation
does is effectively censor a lot of the cancer information on
alternative treatments, and so you have to dig a little deeper to find
Hopefully, this blog will help you with your research and collecting your information.
In the near future, we will providing Skype online training along with a
cancer ebook that can be used in conjunction with my Death to Diabetes book.
Books About Cancer
are a great resource of information. Go to Amazon.com and do a search
on cancer books and read some of the reviews to help you decide which
books to purchase. In the meantime, here are a few books that may be
Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients — Russel Blaylock
you choose to undergo conventional, alternative or integrative
medicine, this book is a fantastic resource and will guide you to make
the best of your choice, advice that is backed up by clinical research.
This book also gives important dietary advice. (ISBN 0758202210)
Anticancer: A New Way of Life — David Servan-Schreiber
is himself a medical doctor who got cancer and this book came out of
the research that he did to find a way to heal himself. It recommends
simple alterations in diet, lifestyle and attitude. (ISBN 0718156846)
The Cancer Breakthrough — Steve Hickey and Hilary Roberts
two academics have summarized the best cancer healing strategies such
as high Vitamin C and low sugar diets. Definitely worth a read. (ISBN
Cancer the full menu — Rolf Gordon
books informs you of the 'full menu' so that you will be aware of your
real options, including complementary and alternative options.
(Available online at Dulwich Health.)
Healing Cancer — Simon Kelly, Enrida Kelly
Kelly's have written a great introduction to the top 12 non-toxic
cancer treatments. The great thing about this book is that it doesn't
just list alternative therapies, but gives the reader some idea of how
to put together the best treatment program. (ISBN 0954463684)
Winning the War on Cancer — Mark Sircus.
is a 900-page E-book that covers a very wide range of information on
the best of the world of allpathic and alternative medicine. You can get
it for $40 here.
Everything You Need To Know To Help You Beat Cancer — Chris Woolams.
title says it all for this UK bestseller that is now in its third
edition. This invaluable guide covers both cancer prevention and cancer
treatment programs, and presents the information in a practical and
easy-to-read manner. (ISBN 095429680X)
Here is a link to some additional books on Amazon.com:
books will give you a good understanding of cancer from the point of
view of what works best for your health and survival, and not what
necessarily maximizes pharmaceutical industry and orthodox healthcare
profits. The authors will give you the clarity and foresight you will
need in order to made decisions which will be in your best interest, and
your best interest alone.
FOURTH STEP: FIND AN EXPERT TO HELP AND GUIDE YOU.
If you find the research to be overwhelming and difficult to comprehend, then, find a healthcare professional involved with alternative care that understands your specific disease that can provide help and guidance.
Some examples of healthcare professionals that may be able to help you may include, but are not limited to, the following: health coach, nutritionist, naturopathic doctor, chiropractor, holistic consultant, nutritionists, wellness consultant, retired doctor, and retired nurse -- just to name a few.
Do not assume that just because someone is involved in alternative care that they can help you with your disease. Evaluate their qualifications, years of experience and background. If possible, talk to some of their clients or, at least, ask to see some of the testimonials and feedback from their clients.
Review their website, blog, Facebook Page to gain some insight into their skills and capabilities. Review their products, such as a book, CD, DVD, training program, etc. If they don't have any of these products, be careful. If they have some of these products, it should give you some idea of their true qualifications.
Also, interview the person. Given the amount of research that you've done, you should be able to gauge whether this person can truly help you, based on how they respond to your questions.
Note: This step is not necessary as long as you feel comfortable with what you learned during the research you have conducted.
FIFTH STEP: SELECT YOUR WELLNESS PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT IT.
Once you've completed your research, you have to decide what program option that you plan to implement for yourself [For details, refer to the blog page "Strategy Options"]. Talk to as many experts as possible to help you with your decision.
Work with your doctors and other healthcare professionals to track your progress to ensure you're making real progress. Don't just rely on blood counts and other blood test readings.
SIXTH STEP: TRACK AND RECORD YOUR PROGRESS. BE PROACTIVE.
Also, make sure that you are being proactive and not waiting for the other shoe to fall -- especially if you opted for chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. There are problems that you may have to deal with such as organ damage, cachexia, frequent infections, etc. So, be proactive in identifying any new changes that you may need to make.
Follow up with your doctors, review blood test results. Get physical exam and/or additional tests, if necessary. Keep copies of all your lab work/blood test results, reports, etc.
And, keep doing your research, keep learning and keep your current wellness program up-to-date -- continue to do research and make changes as you go along.