Let’s say you have neuropathy, fatigue, or other troublesome symptoms that have hung on since you finished cancer treatment. You’ve asked your medical team what to do, but their only reply is “that will go away eventually.” You’re not sure you believe that anymore, because it’s been some time since treatment ended and nothing is… Read More »
When it comes to cancer, hope is not enough
Mark Roby is a 12 year survivor of a rare sarcoma, for which he was given 6 months to live. To survive that diagnosis, for which there is no standard course of treatment, Mark couldn’t afford to place himself at the mercy of the medical establishment. His healing required clear intentions, incredible persistence, and no… Read More »
Would you put your body on the line for cancer research?
I hope you’ve been tuning in to “Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies” on PBS this week. It’s a beautiful interweaving of human stories with the history of successes and deep disappointments in the search for cancer cures. Last night I was deeply struck by segments tracing the development of “gold standard treatments” for cancer. At… Read More »
What has the power to heal advanced cancer?
This time next week I’ll be on my way to West Palm Beach, where I’ll present a talk on survivorship medicine at the 9th annual Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Conference. I’m honored to be on a very distinguished panel of speakers, including Kelly Turner, PhD, who for my money wrote the most important… Read More »
She believed she could, so she did
“She believed she could, so she did.” ~ R. S. Grey, Scoring Wilder Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26, Kara Dolce says this phrase inspired her deeply as she made her way through the ups and downs of cancer treatment. A marketer working at that time with Garnier, a high-end hair styling company, she… Read More »