Archive for the ‘cancer survivors’ Category

Cherie Colborn /Cheryl Broyles Interviews.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 Cherie Colborn (Juice Lady) and Cheryl Boyles (Cancer Survivor used Cannabis) next guests. NOTE THE OFFER FOR A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE FREE WEEK LONG RETREAT BELOW.

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Cherie Calbom MSN holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 32 books including her latest The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting and Sugar Knockout. She and her husband offer juice cleanse retreats throughout the year, 30-Day Detox online and Garden’s Best Juice Powder. She received a grant to study “Nutrition: The Missing Piece of the Cancer Treatment Puzzle.” She has lectured worldwide on juicing, detoxing and fasting including consulting for the Royal Family of the UAE. She appears in the 9-Episode DVD series The Truth About Cancer. Winner of the TTAC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with juicing and detoxification, her blogs and books on juicing, cleansing and health have helped thousands of people live healthier lives. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for her free newsletter at www.juiceladycherie.com
N.B.  FREE OFFER  FOR CANCER AND/OR RADIO LISTENER: Cherie offered the following scholarship and a partial scholarship for another listener for her next retreat. She said:

I’m so very impressed with your story. I applaud you and your life of service.
What I can do for your followers is to offer a scholarship to someone who really needs to cleanse their body at our juice & raw foods retreat. Many people have been healed when they have attended. We’ve had some people with cancer who have gone home with tumors that had shrunk in the week with us. I also have a  partial scholarship as well where they pay just $600. This will be my gift to your followers. To apply, they simply send me an email letter as to why they want to attend. They also must send their latest tax return as proof of financial need. Send these to:  Cherie Calbom <cherie@juiceladycherie.com> The deadline is March 15, 2017.
Details about the retreat can be found at:
https://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/retreat-registration/   You will note it is from April 30 to May 5 in Spokane, Washington. You will be responsible for transportation to and from the retreat and will have meals and room while there. There is one free scholarship and one half price scholarship for $600.00.  We will announce the winners after selection. Good luck.
Further information at: https://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/juice-health-retreats/
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Cheryl showing her sutures from 2009 operation.

Cheryl Boyles  tells us her story below. In June 2000 I was 33 years old, working as a wildlife biologist in Oregon, married to a wonderful husband for 10 years, and the mother of two amazing sons that were 1 and 3 years old.  I was loving life; then overnight my life changed.  I began having headaches that felt like my skull was going to explode.  An MRI showed my brain was hemorrhaging.  I went into surgery and an acorn sized grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumor was removed.  I was told I had less than a year to live.I quit my job, and focused on being a mother and fighting brain cancer.  I went through radiation, but chose not to take chemotherapy.  The chemo would only add 3 months to my life, but quality of life would be miserable.

I decided to take more of a natural “alternative” approach, trying to boost my own immune system.  My good cells outnumbered my bad cancer cells! I started eating organic, following a low carbohydrate diet, exercising, simplifying life and nursing a positive attitude, taking acupuncture, many supplements, cannabis, some “off label” prescriptions (like Metformin), and most of all leaning on God for strength which feeds me with hope.

Over the 16 years fighting the terminal brain cancer, I’ve unfortunately was hit with six recurrences. The fact that I have survived is unbelievable.  My doctors even say so.  Most people with the GBM die with their first recurrence, which usually happens within the first few years.  To fight my recurrences, I mostly focused on my alternative actions, but also continued with some of the standard treatments.  I’ve been through six brain craniotomies, 6 week of conformation radiation, over 3 ½ years on the milder chemo called Temodar, and also what is called Gamma Knife radiation.

Taking this approach of combining many alternative and standard treatments, trying to hit the cancer from many angels, has become known at a “cocktail” approach.  It seems to be working for me, not that I’m cured, but I’m still alive and loving life.  Over the sixteen years I’ve had over 100 MRIs, and it’s great to say that my last MRI was clear, no seen GBM.I have become known in the “brain tumor world” as a long term survivor.  Patients and caregivers from around the USA and around the world contact me wanting to know “How do you do it?”  So I’ve put together a web page www.cherylbroyles-gbm.com, wrote a book called Life’s Mountains, and made some videos hoping to reach out and encourage others.

Now my husband and I have been married 26 years, growing stronger together.  My two boys are now 17 and 20 years old, both wanting to become wildlife biologists like mom and dad.   And over the years I’ve been blessed with many things.  Seeing life anew, learning to be content regardless of circumstances, enduring through the challenges, and living life in the moment.

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Tara & Steve Mann (Cancer Crackdown) and Bernice Yoder (Pancreatic Cancer Survivor) Interview.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

taramannMy first guests, Tara and Steve Mann, are Co-Founders, CEO and President of Cancer Crackdown. (This is a continuation of an interview started last show). Cancer Crackdown is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, their passion is to help fighters take their battle with cancer to the next level. They are unique in that they fight alongside those battling this disease. They develop plans and help fighters and survivors to be successful in following them to reach their overall health goals. They offer a wide range of resources and encouragement for those fighting, those surviving and those that wish to prevent this disease. We all have a choice in this battle against cancer, to survive or to prevent!!
Their mission is to be the trusted source of knowledge regarding natural therapies to defeat cancer and remain cancer free. We partner with fighters and survivors by supporting and navigating them through their battle. Together, they develop a unique plan that is specific to each individual and instills in them a fearless approach to winning the battle.
Cancer Crackdown started as a small group on Facebook in January 2012 with a few people who wanted to share some information on tips and best practices during chemo. Cancer Crackdown has grown and we are now serving cancer fighters all over the world!!
Cancer fighters that can no longer take chemo or choose not to are in dire need of accurate information and guidance. Due to the vast amount of information available and many untrustworthy sources on the internet, it makes it difficult for us to make decisions about what is viable information and thus dissuades many from knowing what is worth trying. We have and will continue to research topics of interest and ensure credibility of sources. We help put patients in contact with proper practitioners in their area and locate services for them that may benefit their treatment. We are in the process of building on the services we are able to provide to cancer patients that we are so fortunate to partner with during their difficult time. More information available at: http://www.cancercrackdown.org

berenice yoderMy second guest is Bernice Yoder, a 9 year pancreatic cancer survivor. Berenice says: I will be a nine year pancreatic cancer survivor this coming November. When I found out I had cancer, I had no idea what pancreatic cancer was. It had never touched my immediate or extended family. It was something you heard of or read about, not something that happened to you.

This illness changed my life. It gave me more will to live, to be able to finish raising my then 13-year-old daughter who had just lost her dad 15 months before. It taught me to fight, and to never give up. There is always hope even through the pain and grief and anger that is part of this terrible illness. I am proud to say I am a survivor of one of the deadliest cancers

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Holistic Cancer Foundation

Monday, September 14th, 2015

 

Copy of logo1267406_mdA 60 second audio on the new Carl O Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation that focuses on education, research and service using a holistic approach that includes mental, spiritual , physical and political.

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Does Weight Influence Survival of Colorectal Patients?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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A new study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer recently reported that colorectal patients with a low to healthy body weight lived an average of two and a half months less than overweight and obese patients. This is contrary to what was expected because being overweight with a high body index has been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer.  Researchers said “Contrary to our hypothesis, patients who had the lowest BMI were at risk for having the shortest survival.” “In this case, patients with the lowest body weight-people who had metastatic colon cancer and a BMI of less than 25–were at the highest risk.” Subjects included over 6,100 patients who had previously been untreated for their metastatic colorectal cancer and who had been  included in 4 different registry studies in the USA and Europe. All received bevacizumab with chemotherapy in their treatment. Bevacizumab or Avastin, is used in patients with metastatic cancer to slow the growth of new blood vessels. Subjects were divided into 4 BMI range groups amd measured overall survival rates and the length of time their tumors stopped growing.  Those with the lowest BMI from 20 to 24.9 that would be considered a healthy weight survived an average of 21.1 months after starting treatment. Subjects with a BMI of 25 to 29, considered overweight, survived an average od 23.5 months; those with BMI of 30 to 35 survived an average of 24 months;  and those with BMIs of 35.1 and higher survived an average of 23.7 months after starting treatment.  Researchers said the study does not indicate that being overweight is in any way protective for patients undergoing cancer treatment but instead, there could be an aspect of biology that could put thinner people at a higher risk for poor outcomes.

Interviews with Dr Shani Fox (cancer recurrence fear) and Brett Larkin (meditation) Now AVailable.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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My guests yesterday were Dr Shani Fox, N.D, and Brett Larkin. Dr Fox is a naturopathic physician who works with cancer survivors and is the author of The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit: 5 Simple Steps ro Release Your Fears  of Cancer Recurrence.  More information is available at: http://www.WellAfterCancer.com    and http://www.CancerFearFirstAid.com

 

Yoga and Meditation

Brett Larkin yoga and meditation teacher

 

My second guest is Brett Larkin who has over 15 years of ballet and modern dance training and is certified as a yoga and meditation teacher. More information is  presented at http://www.BrettLarkin.com

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Dr Anne Marie Evers Interview on Affirmations and Their Use to Decrease Side Effects of Chemo Now Available.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Dr Anne Marie Evers  is a best selling author of many books on the Power of Affirmations. She is an ordained minister with a Doctor of Divinity and her most recent book 70 Ways to Cope with Chemo discusses her experience using chemotherapy and affirmations when she had cancer. Foreword for the book is by Dr Bernie Siegel. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.AnneMarieEvers.com

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Is Smoking Associated with an Increased Risk of Developing a Second Smoking-Related Cancer?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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A new study published in the J of Clinical Oncology that analyzed five large prospective cohort studies reported that lung cancer (stage 1) bladder, kidney., and head and neck cancer survivors who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnosis have an up to five-fold higher risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer when compared to survivors of the same cancer who never smoked. This association of smoking and 2nd cancer  was similar to smoking and primary cancers.

Researc hers said “As survival improves for a number of smoke-related cancers, patients are living longer, however,, smoking may increase the risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer among these survivors.” They continued on to say that health care professionals should emphasize the importance of smoking-cessation to all patients, including cancer survivors.

Data for these results included 5 prospective studies which included 2,552 patients with stage 1 lung, 6.386 with bladder, 3,179 with kidney, and 2,967 with head and neck cancer.  A total of 866 second primary smoking-related cancers were diagnosed among the survivors and the association between smoking status prior to primary cancer diagnosis and second smoke-associated cancer risk were assessed. In all four groups those who smoked   20 or more cigarettes daily prior to their first diagnoses were more likely to develop aa second smoking-related cancer when compared to the cohort who never smoked. These risks ranged from 3.3 times more like to 5.3 times more like likely depending upon the site of the cancer. In addition, those who were current smokers but smoked under 20 cigarettes a day or former smokers who quit before their first cancer diagnosis also had an elevated risk of developing a second primary cancer than those who never smoked.

Interview with Dr David Hanscom (back pain relief without surgery) and Joyce O’Brien (cancere survivor) now available.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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Dr David Hanscom is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems who often uses a non-invasive  protocol to relieve back pain successfully. He is author of Back in Control: A spine surgeon’s roadmap out of chronic pain that he discussed on the Dr Oz Show. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.drdavidhanscom.com

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Joyce O’Brien was diagnosed with late stage cancer and has been cancer free for the past 10 years. She is author of Choose to Live,  More information is available at: http://www.JoyceObrien.com

 

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Does radiation therapy for cervical cancer increase your risk of later colorectal cancer?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

logo1267406_mdIn a recent study published online in the journal Medical Oncology researchers found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer had a higher incidence of secondary colorectal cancer later in life than women who were not treated with radiation therapy. As a result they recommended earlier colorectal cancer screening for this group than earlier recommended starting at about 8 years after treatment instead of waiting until age 50.

Researchers analyzed data on over 64,500 cervical cancer cases collected between 1973 and 2009. Among cervical cancer survivors studied, colon, rectum, and anus tumors were found to be two to four times more frequent in the group treated with radiation than in the group not treated with radiation. The rate of colorectal cancer in the group receiving radiation for cervical cancer varied by time and began about 8 years after treatment and increased over time until after 35 years they were 3 to 4 times more like to develop colorectal cancer than women who had not had radiation.

Longest Lung Cancer Survivor Used Vitamin B17 (laetrile) and Other Natural Interventions

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Below you will find the video presentation  from the 41st annual convention of the Cancer Control Society a couple weeks ago in which I discuss the natural interventions used when diagnosed with lung cancer 39 years ago. These included such interventions as laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, therapeutic doses of vitamin and minerals, herbs, a vegan type diet, prayer, meditation, affirmations, visualization, serving others, and other holistic interventions. I also discussed the ways I have remain cancer free and healthy over the past 37 years since recovery from cancer, and the value of a holistic approach.

Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e–GXwBFjdI