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Cancer and possible alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation

Cancer can be a scary word and bring fear into our lives as soon as we hear it. Many of us either have cancer, know someone with cancer, are in remission from cancer, or sadly, have passed away from cancer. My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia (A.L.L.-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) at 2 1/2 years old. I lost count of the number of needles put into different parts of her little body and the number of pills she took on a daily basis for over two years and seven months. Seeing her being constantly poked with needles, weak, isolated, and sometimes angry was not an easy sight. She made friends through the years at the hospital that unfortunately did not make it, which was incredibly hard to see. After the shock of learning that our daughter had cancer, my husband and I were given two options for her treatment: The traditional Children’s Oncology Group (COG protocol) or St. Jude’s Total XV protocol which was being tried that year at the hospital where she was treated. It felt like her life was put in our hands to make the “correct” decision as to which road to take for her treatment which meant staying up all night reading tons of papers on the pros and cons of each protocol. We ultimately went with the St. Jude’s Total XV protocol which meant a slightly higher chance of her survival but with more intense chemotherapy and possibly more long term side effects. I am blessed that our daughter is a happy, healthy young lady and almost 7 years in remission! My dad is also a survivor of leukemia (CML-Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). The reason for writing this is to make you aware of possible alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation treatment that I was not aware of when my daughter went through her treatment.

There are amazing doctors that truly want to help heal their patients and great organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Team in Training which my husband and I support. I have run a half marathon and my husband has run several marathons for Team and Training to raise awareness and funds for leukemia and lymphoma. I was on the Board of Directors for the Honored Hero Run in Fort Worth, Texas to help spread awareness, raise funds, and help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. I still support these organizations and runs which bring awareness and raise funds for a cure for leukemia and lymphoma, but what if we focused more on PREVENTION of cancer and alternative ways to heal the body without using chemotherapy or radiation?  Although this is not always possible, it is worth looking into.  The late Dr. Wayne Dyer had leukemia years ago and went to John of God in Brazil to be healed and he was healed without chemotherapy or radiation.  I am definitely not suggesting that everyone that has cancer should stop their treatment or if a loved one has passed from cancer that chemotherapy or radiation was the wrong choice for them.  I want people to be aware of alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation that may be possible for some patients after they have done extensive research on different treatment options.

Ty Bollinger has traveled the world, going past our Western world beliefs of pushing harsh, toxic medications so strongly instead of looking at alternatives when diagnosed with cancer and cancer prevention.  There are many survivors of different types of cancers that did not use chemotherapy or radiation when diagnosed with cancer:

Please research the best path for your healing which may be chemotherapy and radiation, an alternative approach, or the combination of the two.

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