Below is some information on some resources you can read to support your recovery from cancer.
Dr kelly Turner has written a wonderful book called 'Radical Remission' - Surviving Cancer Against All Odds. She has researched stories from thousands of people who have acheived remission through a variety of means and shares the '9 key factors' underpinning all of the stories. Yes, diet and supplements and healing treatments are there, but there are other indicators like spiritual connection, trusting intuition and the importance of love and support. Thiss book is a very important resource and reference point, its very optimistic and hopeful about the possibility of people taking control of their own health, even in late stages of cancer. It also helps one to not get too narrowly focused on 'treatment' and to remember the importance of energy, faith, intuition and allowing people to support us, letting love in. She also has a website https://radicalremission.com/ which has many more examples of radical remission, and continues the research by inviting people to upload their own stories.
Dr Jane Mclelland's book 'Starve Your Cancer' is a game changer and part of the wider movement to shift medical thinking about cancer away from treatments that focus on genetic mutations, to those that actually interfere with the ability of cancer to proliferate at all stages. ie to 'starve' the cancer . This isn't as simple as just giving up sugar, its true cancer does feed on glucose, but it can also feed on glutamine and other amino acids, and it can feed on fat. And in fact, when you block one fuel source, the cancer can adapt to another. To make things more complex, different cancers have different fuel habits and utilise different pathways. This book is not an easy read, it takes time to really absorb the science behind 'metabolic approach to cancer' but it is very sound. With patience, you can start to work out which pathways the cancer is feeding on and work out the right drugs or supplements or both to take to block and ultimately kill the cancer. Chemotherapy, for example, is highly effective at killing fast dividing cells. but it doesn't touch the stem cells. If the doses are too high, what often happens is that the chemo compromises all the other body systems needed to fight the cancer, your immune system, your liver, kidneys etc. Less toxic ways are slower, but ultimately can be more effective as they allow you to build up your immunity, and overall health while treating the cancer cells at all stages.
Jane McLelland bridges the gap between the holistic and allopathic approaches by acknowledging that some drugs can be helpful - in particular a small group of low toxicity drugs which are off patent, cheap and are currently used for other things. These are 'metformin' which suppresses glucose and is usually prescribed to diabetics; 'statins' which are used to suppress cholestrol, 'doxycycline' a well tolerated anti biotic which is anti viral, 'menbendazole' used to get rid of human parasites and a non steroid anti inflammatory like flarin or aspirin.
Care Oncology clinic, run by oncologists, in London and US allows cancer sufferers to become patients there in order to be prescribed these drugs and monitored properly in case of any toxic effects. One can use this approach along with a wide range of other natural supplements which do different things at different times. Learning what , when and how is challenging, and always changing, but you can start to learn by reading this book and following the reseach online. There are also some useful support groups, in particular 'Jane McLellland off label drugs for cancer' group and 'Cancer study support group' both on FB . Jane's book has a couple of really helpful diagrams which show the pathways and how to block them. This is a very sound starting point for people whether they are looking for alternative or adjuvant treatments.
it is also recommended that you research and read articles on metabolic approaches to cancer to understand how cancer feeds and grows and how changing the environment through drugs, supplements, diet, and other things like meditation, healing, exercise, accessing support from guides , all of these things help to create a healthy body / mind / spirit environment that cancer can't thrive in.
Chris Woollams is a sane and experienced voice in the alternative approaches to cancer world, his website www.canceractive.com has an abundance of resources and his book 'the rainbow diet' offers common sense and well informed advice about diet and nutrition . Chris also offers a service of a 'personal prescription' it costs around £500 but for many people who strugfle with the research, don't have support or just want someone with expertise to help them figure out what to eat and what supplements to take, it can be really helpful. A good naturopath or functional medicine practitioner can offer support and expertise as well.
It is recommended that you research your cancer type when considering diet, as some cancers feed off of things that you wouldn't expect. For example, triple negative breast cancer feeds on fat, so a keto plan is no good. However, other types of cancer can respond well to it. Triple negative also feeds off of L-arginine an amino acid in many healthy foods so its frustrating when you have to avoid or restrict them, but you can also balance out the effects of L-arginine by taking a L-lysine supplement and increasing foods high in Lysine.