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BEATING THE ODDS

CANCER: A PATIENT'S GUIDE


Knowledge is power. If you want to fight cancer and win, or, at the least, gain more time, however grievous your condition, the best thing you can do is learn how to help yourself, in co-operation with your physician. The strategies outlined here are complementary to mainstream cancer treatment, but essential if you wish to change your long term prognosis. It is not sufficient treatment just to kill cancer cells. To help prevent recurrence and slow cancer progress, it is necessary to radically change the underlying conditions which may have enabled the cancer to flourish initially. Do not be pessimistic if you are told you carry the genes for your particular cancer; "Everything is 100% genetic and 100% environmental." Cancer genes can be switched off in the right biochemical environment. (However, please note that very few U.K. physicians know very much about the strong scientific evidence for nutritional therapies in cancer and, in their ignorance, are likely to prove discouraging. The medical community are beginning to concede that nutrition can be cancer preventive. Indeed, the World Cancer Research Fund recently issued some consensus guidelines on this front. But the logical and increasingly well-documented conclusion that nutrition might also be therapeutic has not yet dawned on the average U.K. oncologist and doctor. You may even encounter hostility). If it is at all feasible, for the first few months after your diagnosis, drop everything and concentrate on yourself, and your health. This will give your body a chance to rebuild the necessary resources that will improve your chances of a good recovery.

If you have been told that nothing more can be done for you, that your treatment is just "palliative", or have been given a very short time to live, please refer to In Extremis.



Tumour growth animation

Orthomolecular oncology can help reverse this process:

Because it uses nutrients and other biological response modifiers that are:

Anti-angiogenic

Cyto-toxic

Anti-cachexic

Immune-boosting

Tumour-suppressive



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