Question for Bernie
Thank YOU so very much for your exceptional words of wisdom that I heard today on Talk #1 of the 2nd Annual International Cure to Cancer Summit. I agree 1,000% with what you say.
In 2011 I was diagnosed with a mass in my R breast and chose to go the entire holistic route from diagnosis onward which did not include surgery, chemo, or radiation. Long story short, sonograms confirm I ungrew one of the tumors and the other shrank to what may be scar tissue, but I will not have a scan to prove that. I don’t want or need the radiation.
I’ve been a researcher and writer in holistic health, and at 73 years of age, I wrote the book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, which is available on Amazon.com. Chapter 13 is titled Empowering Yourself to Wellness, which I think you would enjoy immensely. I thought perhaps you would like to know about it.
Thank you for what you do; you are blessing to humankind.
Thank you for your work in helping so many fortunate people, and yes, I am very happy to know about your book. I’m sure some readers of this column on my website will be thrilled to know about your book, too.
Question for Bernie
Firstly, I just want to say I’m a huge fan of yours. Your books and videos have given me great focus, direction, and inspiration over the past six years of dealing with cancer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2008 just as I felt my life was falling into place nicely with a move into my own flat, a new job, and a new relationship with a man who was open to having children. At the age of 36 I was keen to fulfill this long held wish.
I went through a process with Mistletoe therapy as I was completely distraught at the thought of chemo taking away my fertility. This didn’t shrink the breast tumor and eventually went on to have the hospital treatment from our NHS (I’m from the UK). I also had an IVF cycle and had five embryos frozen. A few years later I got the go ahead to try and conceive as I was still desperate for a child. One of the frozen embryos resulted in my daughter, Asha, who is now nearly 18 months and a complete miracle gift from God.
However, I had to have a C-section at her birth, and at this time it was noted that my ovaries looked enlarged, so they did a biopsy and a few weeks later told me the cancer had spread to my ovaries. After further scans, some bones showed metastasis and later, another tumor was diagnosed in my left breast (the right was where the original tumor was removed with reconstruction). I am taking hormone treatment as the cancer is hormone positive.
I have been avoiding chemo as they say it’s not possible to cure the cancer and this would be difficult to deal with, along with caring for a small child. I am also seeing a homeopath and energetic medicine healer, and have recently gone through a course of IV vitamin C. I have done a lot of mind-body therapy, and am eating a good diet with low intake of sugar and dairy products and recommended supplements.
I have just ordered your new book The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing. I am a trained art therapist and am interested in this approach. I would also love to attend an ECaP group and wonder if you know of anything similar in the UK. Any advice or insights for me would be very gratefully received. Please accept my very best wishes.
Visualize what you desire and give your body a “I want to live!” message by loving your life and body. Live for yourself and not your daughter so you are not living a role, but instead you are living an authentic life. Create harmony and rhythm through transforming yourself and your life, and by being authentic.
Bristol Cancer Center did “stuff” similar to ECaP years ago, so contact them. I haven’t been to the UK in a while so I don’t have anyone to recommend at this time. Use energy healing and seek out a naturopathic physician to help with supplements. The curcumin herb has anti-cancer properties as does the medication metformin. I’m glad you are staying away from sugar.
Self-induced healing can occur—you can be cured. It does happen which is why I keep doing what I am doing.
Question for Bernie
I am a 32-year-old BRCA2 carrier diagnosed 18 months ago with triple negative breast cancer (big tumor and 2 lymph nodes). All through the treatments I felt like a warrior. I asked too many questions, visited many doctors, as well as reading and researching my disease inside and out, all the time taking control and full responsibility of the decisions taken.
My oncologist strongly recommended I do a lumpectomy (after chemo) “because there is a very likely chance of metastasis within the first three years, so it would be unnecessary at the moment. In three years when we will see that everything is OK then I recommend a double mastectomy.” I sought a more personal and hopeful opinion and found it with my surgeon. Finally, regardless of my oncologist’s recommendation, I decided I will not “sit around and wait” for the cancer to come back.
I am continuing now with the rest of my life! I got a double mastectomy and during chemo I imagined the tumor slowly melting and it did! Today, a year after treatment I feel good, but still have anxiety episodes when I have different aches and pains. A two week back pain turns into sleepless nights and I start imagining my funeral; it completely devastates me to think that I won’t see my two-year-old grow up.
I am a person who loves life, has a great sense of humor, and an ability to overcome trauma. But still, the fear of recurrence is strong and agonizing. I am an art therapist and eager to buy your new book. Your advice will be appreciated.
First, work on loving yourself, your body, and your life. Do not live for someone else like your child. Find your authentic self through meditation, visualization, or some type of therapy—like your own specialty of art therapy.
Live your authentic life and not a role. Be who you truly are. That is the greatest gift you can give to your child. Relationships keep us alive because of the chemistry they create within us.
But life is about more than that.
Only love is immortal. Let that be your comfort when you think of your child who will never forget your love because it IS everlasting. Let your two-year-old be your therapist. Learn from that little one how to live just in the moment with joy. Children and pets—especially dogs—are the best examples of how to live in the moment and enjoy each day to the fullest. Just watch them at play.
When I thought one of our kids had a year or so to live due to a bone tumor, and apparently he noticed my less than composed behavior, my little seven-year-old said to me, “Dad, you are handling this poorly,” and he made it clear that all of our five kids were trying to have a nice day and I wanted them depressed in their rooms.
He turned out to have a rare benign tumor, but he taught me a lot before his surgery.
Imagine your desires and not your fears.