I have had breast cancer. I was really
lucky as I am now fine and I would like to offer my support.
–Jan, Auckland, New Zealand
is Key to Survival
good friend and co-worker was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer
approximately 10 years ago. She was advised to get her things in
order and was devastated as she was actually being worked up for pregnancy
when they found the cancer. She had a little boy who was 5 at the
had a complete hysterectomy, omenectomy. Underwent chemo and was
opened up 3 times for staging. The last time they closed her up and
told her she had sand like granules and they decided to blast her with
is a beautiful story of survival. In addition to treatment, she used
holistic medication and our Lord God....she is an inspiration to all and
quite frankly one of the most beautiful people I know.
diagnosed she immediately got a different oncologist, one who gave her
hope..this is the key. Do
not stay with a Doctor that gives no hope...no one except the man upstairs
knows when your number is up.
am a RN and fortunate to work for a Doctor who is frequently asked how
much time do I have, he always tells them I am not God, only he knows
that. Hope is key to survival. --Merlyn
There is always hope!
first had cancer in 1977, breast with mastectomy with 18 months of
chemo...Next in 1988 a second breast cancer with mastectomy with 6
months of chemo...Next surgery for Melanoma on my leg in 1990 1991 the
Melanoma took a trip through my body, that's when the Dr. told me to get
my things in order.
grandson was due to be born in July, this was all happening in Oct. and
on...6 months was my lifespan projected by the Dr.....so, I went on a
search for specialist and was very fortunate to find one at Yale, he
prescribed a very intense 6 months of chemo, three days at a time each
warned me that I would be very sick, feeling like death was at the door
but also, in the same breath, was very encouraging and positive that I
could make it with my history of winning!! He was a real blessing in
the end of that chemo there was more surgery and then I was urged to go
into a trial. His words were, it won't hurt you and could be the
miracle I was looking for. It has now been nearly 11 years and I am
in excellent health.
is always hope! My church, family, Cursillo community, cancer
support groups, school community, friends, etc. all prayed and were a
wonderful support system. I knew the battle would be won.
Today, I wake every morning praising God for a new day...rain,shine,
sleet, snow....it is all beautiful.
A wonderful story.
friend of my husbands, a music producer for movies, was diagnosed with a
brain tumor and was expected to live for no longer that 6 months.
decided that he just didn’t want to "go" that soon! And
decided to take a good look at his life, his body, his lifestyle and diet.
morning, he’d be sitting in his car for about 1 hour or 1½ hour,
commuting into LA to work. He’d have breakfast on-the-way: black coffee
and a donut or two...for example. Totally unhealthy breakfast without any
presence to the breakfast he was taking in either...Everything he ate was
a mixture of junk food of greasy fatty foods, washed down with various
sodas of beer. Not much intake of straight pure water at all. He also
this man saw a Macrobiotic counselor in LA. And she gave him a
food-regimen to follow after having diagnosed him in the far-eastern way
of reading a persons health and needs.
did this - changed his diet and way of living dramatically. Embraced life,
spent more time with his children (NOT just playing computer games of
watched movies with them) and the tumor began to shrink AND shrink.
doctors said it was impossible what was happening. Couldn’t understand
it. The tumor fully disappeared within a year and the friend still lives!
And now he REALLY lives.
much love and best wishes always, Catharina H., Sweden
was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year, however, it wasn't terminal or
that serious. I had the surgery and after 1 treatment of chemo said
no more of that - that stuff I thought was very nasty. I then had
I am a very spiritual (but not religious) person. So part of the way
I deal with life in general is I believe that everything happens for a
reason and that we are here to "experience". Experience
what happens to us - both what we label good and what we label bad. While
I would not consciously want to experience cancer I knew there was a
reason why I was.
of the positives that came out of it was re-connecting with my sister who
took care of me after the surgery, meeting a couple of new women who are
now dear friends, being able to understand and empathize with others who
have had similar experiences - before this I had never had a serious
If your friend is truly terminal you may want to pass this on to her/him
at the appropriate time. The word death is an acronym for Departing
It sure changes the nature of that word - doesn't it. Good luck.
In February I still wasn't feeling anywhere near 100% and that was not
acceptable to me any more so I went to a holistic doctor who has made me
sparkle. His name is Thaddeus Hyde in Austin on Spicewood Springs
near Mesa - It's called the Light Center of Texas and his number is
349-9901. He has treated cancer patients and other very ill patients
and it works best if you are open to alternatives as it appears your
friend may be.
My nickname is Positively Rita and I would be happy to talk to your friend
if she/he would like to. --Rita
name is Nancy, IM 8 year cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with lung cancer
August 4th 1994 on August 8, 1994 I went and had my right lower lung
didn't wait to find out what kind of cancer it was 2 months
after the surgery I went on chemo for 4 months. I had oatcell cancer
and had I not found it and had the surgery I would not have lasted a
was truly blessed that it was found early my daughter is the office
manager of the Drs. office and I had gone in for what they call trigger
finger and she made me take a chest x ray.
wasn't sick or experiencing any symptoms although I did smoke 3 packs a
day and cough a lot (which i thought was normal) we live in
give up hope make sure you go to a nutritionist because your
immune system is the key to keep you strength, stay positive as possible
and I prayed a lot.
I have helped start a chronic illness meeting using the twelve steps and
twelve traditions of AA. I will send you a site I found on the INTERNET.
God bless and I hoped I have helped a little. Nancy A.
Anonymous - http://www.ccsi.com/~decklund/CA/
grandmother was diagnosed as having an inoperable uterus cervical cancer
at age 55 ...even so, they tried radiotherapy...she died
when she was 96 y.o :)
lived 41 fantastic years after diagnosis and only died because
she broke her femur and developed pneumonia. Cancer didn't
Mum lived with cancer for 21 years. She recently passed away, but she left
her family and friends a wonderful legacy of positive living and courage.
In 1986 Mum found a proverb by AJ Cronin in the English Womans Weekly
while recuperating in hospital from her first hip replacement (due to
metastases). Mum wrote in down on a piece of paper for me to keep, saying
it summarised how she lived each day...
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow It only saps today of its
strength. (AJ Cronin)
Have also just begun a book "The Journey" by Brandon Bays who
tumour. Love and best wishes
to you and your friend. Kind Regards, Alison B.
co-worker survived 2 cancers ( breast and Cervice ) attacks. she is
completely healed and bouncing well.
The 1st attack was in 1998 for Breast and in the fall of 1999
,cervical cancer. She has been back to work since July 2000, and doing
very, very well.
Unless she tell you, you can never guess. Several people prayed for her. I
wrote her name on my church bulletin requesting for a miracle. God
answered our prayers.
is still the same today, doing the healings, and he will touch your
friend's body and she will be completely healed. I pray that the
healing power of Jesus will come upon her and she will be well. All
testimonies and glory will go to God, who is able to do abundantly more
than what we can imagine. I will keep her in my prayers. She should also
pray and commit everything into God's hands. --Stella
is but a Dream
Remember just one thing, " life is
but a dream " the only problem is that when we find ourselves in
it we don't realize it ! Truth
is , and all the rest is just added to it !
The pure water is already in the polluted
lake, take away the added ingredient's and your back to the source !
We are the source, and everything we see hear and believe in this
world are just added to it !
We all have cancer in the sense that we all
carry to much mental weight on our shoulder's, and even thought we
are weakened by the weight of it all, we just keep on adding more by
The weight is our past witch mean's we
can't change the road that brought us to our present situation, but
as a lake becomes calm again after we stop throwing stones in it so shall
it be with our heart's, this is not a promise but a law !
I honestly believe in my heart
that no matter what the challenge's life put's on our road, and I mean any
challenge, we have the possibility to come out
as the victorious soul's that we truly are , and the proof is
that there is no disease on earth that someone somewhere at some
point has not overcome at one time are another !
"Letting go" is the key, let go of
all that mental weight, we can't fix tomorrow by getting advice from
what put us in the bad situation in the first place. Letting go is the
faith that can move mountain's !
Don’t look for help on the outside, for
these things are just added, the source is within. In this dream we
are what we truly believe in our heart of heart's, so let's be
careful about what and who we believe ?
I am, and everything else is added ! --You're
friend Jean C.
not about the bike” – The Lance Armstrong story!
a bit of an article about Lance Armstrong. I don't know if you've heard of
him or not but he was the number one cyclist in the world when he found
out he had cancer.
got this bit of information from his website www.lancearmstrong.com. I
hope this helps.
Lance roared into 1996 as the number one ranked cyclist in the world. He
recaptured his success at the Tour Du Pont (the first person to do so),
was the first American to win the traditional Belgian spring classic
Fleche Wallone, and competed as a member of the U.S. cycling team in the
Atlanta summer Olympic games.
then signed a lucrative two-year contract with the French Cofidis racing
team and moved into a spectacular home that took two years to plan and
build in an exclusive sub-division of Austin. Affectionately named
"Casa Linda" in honor of his mother, the Mediterranean-style
home became his new address when Lance was just four months shy of his
25th birthday - an age when few men achieve such status and recognition,
and even fewer are faced with their own mortality...
The man who had been featured in attention grabbing headlines such as
"Du Pont Dominator" and "The Golden Boy of American
Cycling," was literally forced off his bike in excruciating pain in
October of 1996. Tests revealed advanced testicular cancer that had spread
to his lungs and his brain.
press conference held on October 9th announced the stunning news to the
world. This athletic and vibrant young man would be operated on twice in
the ensuing weeks - once to remove the malignant testicle, and then
dramatic brain surgery to remove the cancer that had spread upward.
for his recovery were far less than 50/50 as a frightened-but-determined
Lance began an aggressive form of chemotherapy. At the time still in its
proving stages, this "cocktail" of chemicals (called
"VIP" - Ifosfamide, Etoposide, and Platinol) gave him the chance
for a full recovery with far less danger of losing lung capacity as a side
it weakened him well beyond anything he had ever experienced, he had a
deep well of reserves and the unconditional support of family and friends.
Remarkably, the chemotherapy began to work and Lance gradually allowed his
thoughts to return to racing. He began riding and training only five
months after his diagnosis, still uncertain of his future in the sport,
but a profoundly grateful and resolute man.http://www.laf.org
Cancer left him scarred physically and emotionally, but he now maintains
it was an unexpected gift; a viewpoint that is shared by many cancer
survivors. Getting cancer was "...the best thing that ever happened
to me," Lance said, in relation to the maturity and life focus the
disease forced him to face.
this life threatening ordeal, Lance knew his priorities were changing. His
physical well being, something that had never been challenged, was
was given the chance to fully appreciate the blessings of good health, a
loving family, and close friends. Lance described his bout with cancer as
"a special wake-up call."
heeded the call to activism by becoming a spokesperson for testicular and
other forms of cancer and formed the Lance Armstrong Foundation http://www.laf.org
within months of his diagnosis.
international, non-profit Foundation was established initially to benefit
cancer research and promote urologic cancer awareness and the importance
of early detection. Its focus now is on being the world leader in the
concept of "Cancer Survivorship" - helping people manage and
has etched his name into cycling history by wining the Tour de France an
unbelievable 3 times but he would tell you that beating cancer was his
biggest achievement. For more…http://www.lancearmstrong.com
Isn't it wonderful how we get the right
messages at the right times. I am not the actual subject but I will tell
you this story. We have a cleaning man who has cleaned for my wife and I
for 9 years. A year ago he was diagnosed with terminal lung and throat
cancer and told that he had 6 months to live. He was offered chemotherapy
by the doctors. He was terribly down and devastated.
I have been working in the field of
alternative healing for some time and had been led to a number of
informations which were, frankly, blowing my mind. I told him that the
first thing to do was to run as far as possible and as fast as possible
from ANYONE who told him he was going to die as NO-ONE has the right to
I suggested that he decline all chemotherapy
and enrol on a program called A.I.M. which is a spiritual practice
described in a book called 'Sanctuary' by Stephen Lewis and Evan Slawson.
A truly remarkable book, written as a novel (only because of the power of
the medical profession in USA would oppose it if it was written as a
biography) but it is a TRUE story!
I then recommended that he start a course of
nutritional adjustment by taking a course of B17 tablets and apricot
kernels which are rich in B17 as described in an amazing book called
'Cancer - Why we are still DYING to know the TRUTH' by Philip Day. By the
way Philip Day was run out of the States and ridiculed by the medical
profession over there.
Anyway, this cleaner friend, Steve is his
name, started to listen and we suggested that he came and lodged with us
in our home as his environment was not great. He was living with a very
angry and alcoholic daughter. So he moved in with us and started his AIM
program and started his course of B17 and Apricot kernels and taking other
nutritional things like Maximol.
Within 6 weeks he was looking and feeling a
lot better. I then encouraged him to start examining his resentments that
he had been carrying for many, many years and we worked together on his
He attended 'The Journey' process and I gave
him lots of visualizations to carry out. 6 months after he was diagnosed
he went for a check up and the doctor could not understand what had
happened. He told Steve that he was 'confused' at his improvement. He told
him that his muscle tissue had re-generated and that he did not understand
anything he was doing but to keep doing it.
Last week Steve went for the first time to
compare his old X Ray photos. His new X Ray photos showed a small , tiny
blur where before there had been a clear large patch at each point where
the cancer sat. The doctor was a different doctor but came up with the
same attitude. He told Steve that the cancer was virtually gone and that
he doesn't need to see him for another 6 months.
Steve is living a full and enjoyable life. He
is full of gratitude and joy at his new lease of life. Interestingly none
of the medical profession have shown any interest in learning what Steve
has been doing.
I found an interesting statistic a few months
ago. Last year the pharmaceutical companies earned 124 billion US Dollars
from the sale of drugs! Chemotherapy is one of the biggest earners!
I lecture on this subject and am always
looking for places to take this message and make the public more aware. My
organization is called Choose 2 Live and I urge you Joan, to encourage
your friend to make that choice and ignore anyone who tells them that they
will die. God Bless you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
--John Campbell email@example.com
My name is Giggi, from Israel, and more important than my personal story,
I have acquired very useful knowledge & practices which I learned from
these sources. I wish you Love, Health and Happiness, in your path,
and hope this information will be useful. GOOD LUCK!!!!
am undergoing chemotherapy for the 2nd time. 2 & a half years
ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had the lump removed & had
chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, plus had my ovaries removed since I
had estrogen recepters and was put on Tomoxifen. I felt covered from head
to toe, & figured that I had at least a good 10 yrs. even if it DID
A yr. & a half later I had metestatic tumors in my lung. I went
through tramatic surgery, and am on my 2nd round of chemotharapy. The
difference this time is my participation in my healing, which I had left
up to the Drs. the first time.
changed my life forever was reading Dr. Bernie Siegel's book, "LOVE,
MEDICINE and MIRACLES" an absolute MUST for
any cancer patient. It also comes in audio tapes. He talks about the
importance in making a change in your life in order to change the favorable
conditions that the cancer is growing in, and the quality of life in
general, the power of belief, being at peace with one's self and dying
when ready, since this is an inevitable part of all life. This book
is an important first stepping stone to discovering the powers of self
more wonderful method is Jacquelyn Aldana's method of almost immediately
attracting real miracles called, "THE 15 MINUTE MIRACLE"
powerful , easy to use, takes only about 15 min. a day, (thus it's name)
and saved the author's husband from terminal cancer when diagnosed that he
only had a short time. Call the toll free number: 1-(888)- IN THE FLOW
(that's 1-888-468-4335) I suggest you do that today!
other very useful books are, Louis Proto"s "SELF
HEALING" ,which gives actual excersizes in self healing and very
usable information & instructions in detoxification, meditaion,
imagery, all of which are used by the cancer survivors that have
miraculously healed themselves.
Hay's book "HEAL YOUR BODY" acts like a road map to
realizing where and how you need to heal your body, describing the
connections between physical ailments and their emotional causes.
have changed my life, and can actually say that my life is better now than
it ever has been. Maybe more correct to say, I am a better person than I
ever have been. And even tho I haven’t finished my present treatment, I
am confident that this time, my body and spirit have changed so that there
are no favorable conditions for cancer here.
today by trying to release the anger and resentment deep inside. This is
what turns into cancer & eats us from with in! Express your feelings,
the bad as well as the good. I call it emotional spring cleaning.) With
Love, Giggi H.
Uncle Thomas has been a chronic alcoholic for 20 years and has almost died
on a couple of occasions from alcohol related accidents, as you can
imagine he always looked drawn and terrible. He lost his wife in 1996 to
suicide and at around the same time his daughter was diagnosed with
hydrosephalitis. He was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 1997
was given two weeks to live.
We have a large Irish Catholic family, and obviously everyone visited
Thomas whilst in hospital to say goodbye. However, somehow, he started to
fight the cancer and almost 6 years later it is completely in
now looks after his daughter, my cousin, has passed his driving test which
he could never do because he was always drunk, and he hasn't had a drink
since before the cancer.
can believe what happened, not even the doctors. At 42 years of age he has
never looked better.
more who won the fight!
www.hacres.com and www.drday.com
- both individuals who beat cancer in the advanced stages by strict diet
and the theory that chemo and radiation only deplete the immune system and
should not be accepted because that is all doctors have to offer.
gentlemen had colon cancer and Dr. Lorraine Day had advanced stage breast
cancer. I had my godmother order her videotapes when she was
diagnosed with breast cancer and she opted for surgery to remove the
tumor, but rebuilding her immune system with healthy foods. She's in
great health today - that happened two years ago. And all the
doctors offered her was a series of chemo and radiation.
she questioned the doctors to tell her what percentage of their patients
who went with chemo and radiation survived, they couldn't tell her.
She told me how persistent they were and when she would talk about natural
healthy alternatives, the doctors were insulted and told her she was
none of them could give her a guarantee that the chemo and radiation would
work. Not to mention you are putting poisons into your body - how
can your body regroup when you're poisoning it.
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