4 STEPS TO GETTING STARTED
We have helped thousands of people survive cancer in the last 15 years. Those who have been successful use these same 4 steps.
Step #1: Attitude
Cancer is survivable. It doesn’t matter what “stage” or type of cancer. All patients with cancer can overcome it and live out their normal lifespan. People who believe this, with all their heart and soul dramatically increase their odds of getting well. Those who doubt it don’t. It’s just that simple.
Two things seem to characterize the patients with cancer that we’ve seen recover: First, they have decided to take charge of their health care; and second, they have committed 100% to their treatment regimen. Realize that your attitude and lifestyle led you to this place. If you want to get better you will need an “attitude adjustment”.
You will not get this type of advice from your typical cancer doctor. You will usually be urged to begin surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation immediately, or else you will die! The reality is that by the time most cancers are found, the patient has had the cancer for months if not years. For your best chance of recovery, you must be prepared to resist this high-pressure sales pitch. After all, YOU are in charge.
You should delay any decisions about interventions (surgery, chemo, radiation, etc.) until you are well enough informed to make an intelligent decision. The “informed consent” that your oncologist provides is incomplete at best. It is designed to lead you into believing that your only choices are limited to surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. They downplay any benefit from proper nutrition or other “alternatives.”
Believe the above paragraph and we can help you get well. Doubt it and we probably can’t.
Your training from childhood that doctors have the answers may make it hard for you to accept this. It takes courage. Family and friends are typically well meaning, but after a few hours of the research you have now started, you will know far more about your cancer than they do.
Step #2: Select an Supporter
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you need to find your closest friend or relative and ask them to be your supporter. Cancer evokes emotions in almost everyone that are hard to deal with. Fear may paralyze you. You are quickly exposed to confusing terms and advice of all types from well-meaning sources.
By exploring this site, you are preparing yourself to do battle with the cancer “system.” This battle is sometimes difficult and stressful. Allopathic medicine is designed to instill fear in those diagnosed with cancer. The path you are choosing is controversial. You need help and moral support. Your supporter needs to accompany you to every doctor’s appointment. He or she must be committed to your recovery and have a good sense of humor. He or she must be willing to question any healthcare professional when the information provided requires clarification. He or she must be willing to discuss options with your doctor and help you choose a second, third or fourth opinion doctor, if necessary.
In summary, when your friend or loved one who is a cancer patient asks you to be their supporter, accept gratefully. There is no more spiritually fulfilling and uplifting role in this world. Your service will quite possibly save your relative or loved one’s life. It most certainly will help him or her avoid the drastic damage done to their lifestyle and well-being by the cancer “system.”
Step #3: The Right Doctor
Finding the right doctor isn’t easy—and it shouldn’t be. When you put your life in someone else’s hands, you need to feel confident that this is an individual with enough smarts, qualifications, and skills to give you the care you deserve.
A. Get Referrals
Start with a referral list from your primary care doctor. You can also ask family, friends, and other healthcare providers for recommendations. Take the time to research the doctors’ credentials and experience. As you narrow down your list, call each doctor’s office and ask for a consult appointment to meet and interview them.
B. Consider the Doctor’s Experience
When it comes to cancer, experience matters. The more experience a doctor has with cancer treatment, the better your results will likely be. Ask how many patients with your specific cancer the Doctor has treated. If you know you need a specific procedure, ask how many of the procedures the doctor has performed and find out about complication rates—complications the Doctor has encountered as well as your own risk of complications.
Choose an Doctor with whom you are comfortable talking and who supports your information needs. When you first meet the Doctor, ask a question and notice how he or she responds. Does he or she welcome your questions and answer them in ways that you can understand? Clarity and candor are vital communication tools for both the Doctor and the cancer patient. Find an Doctor who shows an interest in getting to know you, who will consider your treatment preferences, and who will respect your decision-making process Arrange for a consultation to meet the doctor and the staff, either in the office or by phone. This may help you get a sense of your comfort level with the doctor. Be sure the doctor talks with you in a way that you understand and answers your questions
Step #4 – Action Plan
It doesn’t matter if you start treatment part time or full time. You just have to start sometime! Don’t wait until you find the perfect medical professional. While you’re searching for him or her, change your diet so that you’re not feeding cancer. Time is more important to you now than at any time in your life. You must begin your healing NOW.
Many people have avoided the “meat grinder” of allopathic (conventional) medicine by becoming an integral partner in their healthcare team and making intelligent, well informed choices.
If you have already started conventional therapy, don’t be discouraged. People recover from cancer at all stages. It just takes much longer if you have damaged your immune system with chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
In summary, you need to get through these 4 steps and get back to health.
1. The right Attitude
2. A Supporter
3. The right Doctor
4. Action Plan