In 1994, I was told those fateful words: “You have cancer.” At that time, I was 35 years old, a biologist, wife, and mother of a two year old. I was diagnosed with lung cancer even though I had never smoked. My cancer treatments included two major lung surgeries (which resulted in the removal of my right lung), various standard and experimental aggressive chemotherapy treatments, and numerous alternative therapies. Despite all this, my cancer persisted. But so did I!
I created this web site because many people have asked me what I have done that has enabled me to far exceed the median survival (6 months) for my type of cancer. Much of what I have done is outside the scope of mainstream medicine and it took a tremendous amount of time and energy for me to educate myself. I have attempted in this web site to present a summary of much of what I have learned through my experience with cancer. While most people want to know what I do, I always emphasize that my beliefs are equally as important, if not more so, than the things I do. Most importantly, I believe that cancer is an illness of the body, mind, heart, and soul, which means that all of these aspects must be addressed when treating this disease.
Each person must find his or her own path towards healing. It is my hope that this web site will provide information and explanations for people who are searching for something more than what conventional medicine has to offer cancer patients.
This web site is divided into several sections.
Diagnosis Cancer: My Personal Experience. This is a brief summary of my medical history.
Cancer as a Whole-Body Illness. In this section, I summarize the problems with the conventional Western medical approach for the treatment of cancer. Then I try to provide an understanding of the innate healing system of the human body and how this can be used to help treat cancer.
An Introduction to Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer. In this section, I present the basics of alternative and self-healing therapies and I give a summary of the more common types of alternative therapies for cancer.
Specific therapies that I do. Most people want to know specifically what types of alternative therapies I do. This is my latest summary.
Inner Wisdom. This section is a collection of my thoughts and beliefs regarding illness and health, life and death. What you believe is as important as what you do in trying to live with cancer and beyond.
“Thoughts on Living with Cancer” Pamphlets. This section describes pamphlets that I have written for cancer patients, gives a list of the pamphlets available and how you can order them.
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