Experience Found Surviving Cancer



There is more experience found surviving cancer that is worth having than any accolade of certification can ever match.

If, or rather shall I say, when we uncover and start to acknowledge the now concealed ability to survive cancer and begin to market and share this knowledge to the masses, the singular accolade of this accomplishment will be worth more than any other certification that exists today.

Countless medical professionals are aware patients do exceed medical prognosis.  In Hamilton Jordon’s book No Such Thing as a Bad Day, Jordan quotes a doctor saying “Doctors know this anecdotally and know it instinctively. The problem is that we have trouble dealing with anything that we can’t prove or quantify. Most of us just don’t have time to think about thus stuff.”

“Placebos,“ Dr. Shapiro has written in the American Journal of Psychotherapy, “can have profound effects on organic illnesses, including incurable malignancies.”

The national best-selling author, Norman Cousin’s, wrote in his book, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient, “One wonders whether this fact may be the key to the puzzle of those cancer sufferers who, according to documented accounts have recovered taking Laetril, even though many of the nation’s leading research centers have been unable to find any medicinal value to this particular substance.”

In the book, Getting Well Again, authored by O. Carl Simonton, MD, Stephanie Matthews-Simonton and James L. Creighton, they write, “The process by which spontaneous remission takes place is simply beyond our present understanding.”

And of special note, my gynecologic oncologist, Benedict Benigno, MD wrote in his book The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer with regards to statistics of a recurrence rate at 70% for women whose survival rate has shown little improvement over the last 20 years, “It is not possible for even the most experienced of oncologists to predict the outcome in these patients.” Benedict goes on to acknowledge, “There are so many patients who have done well and after five years they are seen only every six months and no longer live for their next CA-125! Without exception they serve in the trenches when called upon to counsel newly diagnosed patients and provide a pulse of enthusiasm and hope that a whole platoon of oncologists could not match.”

And so, I ask all cancer survivors on this planet to become one voice – a collective voice that can share the experience of surviving so others can too because there is more experience found surviving cancer that is worth having than any accolade of certification can ever match.