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Spotlight+%0d%0aMy+quest+for+information+on+alternative+medicine+began+April+2005+when+I+went+to+my+doctor+at+Marina+Medical+to+get+treated+for+a+sore+throat+and+a+lump+on+my+neck.+He+sent+me+to+Harborview+Medical+Center+for+tests.+When+the+results+came+on+Friday+at+5%3a00+p.m.+I+was+told+I+had+stage+4a+squamous+cell+cancer+of+the+tonsil+and+that+it+metasti-cised+to+my+lymph+nodes.+I+was+told+that+without+surgery+I+would+die+and+they+scheduled+me+for+surgery+the+follow-ing+Tuesday+After+six+surgeries+over+a+four-month+period+I+was+sent+to+the+University+of+Washington+Medical+Center+where+five+doctors+told+me+I+needed+to+start+high-dose+radiation+and+chemotherapy+immediately+in+order+to+increase+my+chance+of+survival+to+75%25.+Without+it+I+would+soon+die+from+my+disease.+I+was+also+told+that+I+would+need+to+have+a+feeding+tube+inserted+into+my+stomach+because+the+radiation+would+burn+me+from+the+inside+out.+I+would+not+be+able+to+swal-low+or+eat%2c+it+would+damage+my+salivary+glands+and+I+would+probably+lose+my+teeth+as+a+result+of+the+treatment.+Most+alarm-ing+to+me+was+that+I+was+instructed+not+to+do+anything+to+build+my+immune+system+because+it+would+render+treatment+less+effective.+%0d%0aFighting+Cancer+%0d%0aI+decided+to+pursue+another+course+of+ac-tion.+First%2c+I+would+put+my+trust+in+God.+Next%2c+I+would+exercise+and+change+my+eating+habits%2c+and+third%2c+I+would+research+ways+to+build+my+immune+system+to+fight+the+cancer.+The+sheer+volume+of+informa-tion+on+alternative+medicine+and+nutrition+was+overwhelming+to+me.+However%2c+I+found+there+is+sig-nificant+evidence+that+building+the+immune+syste+111+has+been+shown+to+substantially+benefit+health+and+longev-ity+for+people+in+my+condition.+%0d%0aTherefore%2c+it+is+my+goal+and+the+goal+of+CyberCoupons%2c+through+their+pub-lications%2c+periodical+updates+and+their+website%2c+to+help+sim-plify+the+process+of+educating+members+to+achieve+good+health+which+will+result+in+longevity.+For+more+information+please+visit+our+Ivebsite+and+watch+the+informational+videos+on+these+important+subjects.+Members+will+not+only+learn+about+health+and+nutritional+information%2c+but+will+also+receive+substan-tial+savings+in+time+and+money.+%0d%0aSee+a+video+of+Kim%27+story+%0d%0aForward+this+to+your+friends!+%0d%0aLI+%0d%0a
I+was+with+my+mother%2c+Alena%2c+when+she+was+told+she+had+cancer.+She+thought+about+her+diet+and+realized+she+had+been+eating+chicken+at+almost+every+meal.+She+wondered+if+all+the+artificial+hormones+they+are+fed+played+a+part+in+her+contrac-tion+of+cancer.+She+asked+her+doctor+for+his+advise+to+help+her+maintain+a+more+healthy+diet.+To+her+surprise%2c+he+told+her+%22That%27s+nonsense!+What+you+eat+has+nothing+to+do+with+can-cer.+Eat+what+you+want.%22+Ultimately%2c+she+refused+chemothera-py+after+her+surgery+and+trusted+God+for+complete+healing.+After+I+was+diagnosed+with+state+IVa+squamous+cell+carcinoma+cancer+of+the+tonsil+I+told+my+radiologist+I+wanted+to+hold+off+on+radiation+and+chemotherapy%2c+which+I+ultimately+refused.+I+had+just+had+surgery+to+remove+my+tonsil+and+cancerous+lymph+nodes.+In+no+uncertain+terms+she+told+me+%22those+people+are+charlatans!%22+I+went+on+to+explain+that+I+was+going+to+see+a+real+medical+doctor+with+a+real+medical+degree.+Ignor-ing+this+information%2c+she+told+me+I+could+be+dead+in+as+little+as+three+months%2c+and+ultimate+death+was+eminent+without+her+treatment.+%0d%0aFurthermore%2c+I+was+told+that+I+only+had+a+25%25+chance+of+survival+without+treatment+and+%22only+an+ignorant+person+would+refuse+it.%22+Unfortunately%2c+I+realized+her+only+solution+was+high-dose+radiation+(along+with+chemotherapy+for+good+measure).+These+doctors+had+a+system+of+standard+treatment+from+which+they+would+not+deviate.+It+was+run-of-the-mill+treatment+that+includes+surgery%2c+followed+by+high-dose+radiation+and+chemotherapy.+A+feeding+tube+would+have+to+be+surgically+inserted+into+my+abdomen%2c+I+would+lose+my+teeth+because+the+radiation+would+severely+burn+my+mouth+from+the+inside+out%2c+and+if+I+ever+needed+dental+work%2c+my+jaw+might+shatter.+As+a+result%2c+I+might+always+have+to+eat+through+my+feeding+tube+for+the+rest+of+my+life.+There+would+be+some+hair+loss+and+a+lot+of+pain.+According+to+my+doctor%2c+%22alternative+treatment%22+was+out+of+the+question.+I+decided+to+follow+my+mother%27s+path.+I+put+my+trust+in+God.+I+also+sought+alternative+treatment.+Soon+after+I+refused+treat-ment%2c+I+received+a+registered+letter+from+iny+radiologist+that+reiterated+her+dire+prophecy.+Well%2c+that+was+three+years+ago+and+I%27m+still+here%2c+alive+and+healthy+even+after+I+refused+her+prescription+of+high-dose+radiation+and+chemotherapy.+To+me%2c+good+medicine+consists+of+combining+contemporary+medicine+with+alternative+medicine+(or+naturopathic+medi-cine).+It+included+incorporating+healthy+food+into+a+healthy+lifestyle.+It%27s+preventative%2c+not+reactive+medicine.+That%27s+why+I+looked+for+a+naturopathic+medical+doctor+who+had+a+conven-tional+medical+degree+coupled+with+a+naturopathic+medical+degree.+%3e%c2%bb+%0d%0aTwo+Cancer+Victims...+%0d%0aBoth+Refused+Conventional+Treatment+%0d%0a
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