If you are reading this, chances are that you, or someone close to you have been diagnosed with cancer.
When we first hear the terrible diagnosis, the natural reaction is shock and often denial. Sometimes we will literally shake with fear for days afterwards. This fear is usually accompanied with sadness and/or anger for a life that we feel is being denied us, and for the impending loss of loved ones and their loss of us. These are understandable reactions as most people unfortunately regard a cancer diagnosis as a death-sentence.
This is one question that everyone diagnosed with cancer asks themselves, and one that has only one answer… “Why not me?” Today, cancer has overtaken heart disease as the number one killer in the Western world, with one in three of us being diagnosed with this condition at some point in our lives (by 2010 it is estimated that this figure will be closer to one in two). 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.
The first step on being diagnosed with cancer is “Don’t Panic.”
Cancer is NOT a death sentence; people ARE cured. 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 see later on, cancer research is unequivocal in showing that conventional treatments are relatively ineffective for most cancers).
The problem 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 — an umbrella label given to an array of diseases that have uncontrolled cellular proliferation in common — and as a systemic disease only “whole body” 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).
When 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 (more about these later on). 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 metastasised or spread; orthodox treatment success rates; alternative treatment success rates; complementary treatment effectiveness; and dietary, lifestyle and psychological changes we are prepared to make. Get the program combination right for you, and you maximise 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 program. 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 is 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.