How you can recover from cancer as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Were you recently diagnosed with cancer?

Despite what we’re told, research shows that for most patients, standard hospital treatments alone do not improve survival, but often result in short-term remission followed by a deadly recurrence.

Here you’ll find proven strategies from recovered patients, doctors, researchers, and scientists to help you get better results from your treatment(s) and reduce their side effects, improve your quality of life, address the root cause of your cancer, prevent a recurrence and increase your overall survival time significantly.

Studies show that addressing your physical, emotional, and spiritual health – not just the cancer – offers the best hope for a full recovery. 

Even when doctors give up, there is hope.

Jane McLelland survived two ‘terminal’ cancers using natural therapies, exercise and diet. Thousands of patients are now following her protocol, which is also featured on this site.

Recoveries against all the odds.

For her ground-breaking book Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr Kelly Turner, PhD studied over 1000 cases of people who recovered from cancer against all odds. She found 10 key factors that most of these people used to get better. They are all on this site.

Below are practical steps you can take that will give you a head start in recovering as quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. 

Kris Carr
Real Survivors – Real Hope

These inspirational stories about amazing people show that there is always hope – no matter what type of cancer you have or what stage it is at. 

Take control of your recovery

Be a self advocate to ensure you are involved in all decisions about your treatment plan, and have access to tests and other services you need.

Get a Second Opinion.
Consider a second opinion about your diagnosis or treatment plan – especially if your cancer was detected during routine screening.

Learn about your cancer.

Current knowledge about your type of cancer (from the National Cancer Institute), along with treatment updates to help you survive longer.

Primary cancer treatments
– what are my options?

There are a number of standard and alternative treatment options to consider. They are all covered here.

Complementary Therapies
– how can they help me?

They can make your primary treatment(s) work better, reduce side-effects and pain,
and prolong your survival.

Inhibit Tumor Growth & Spread and Prolong Survival

Natural products, including those found in common foods have demonstrated the ability to modulate tumor biology.

Laboratory Tests that can
make a huge difference

There are a number of laboratory tests that can help you make more informed decisions about your treatment.

Ask the right questions.

When discussing any proposed treatment plan with your oncologist or other medical personnel, it is vital that you ask the right questions.

Talk to a Cancer Coach
An experienced Cancer Coach can give you independent advise about your proposed treatment plan and ways to increase your chance of returning to full health.

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Commence Prehabilitation for better outcomes
Prepares your body for treatments like surgery. The goal is to reduce complications and improve physical and mental health outcomes.

sitting in windowIdentify and address the cause of your cancer
Research has shown that removing the cause of your cancer can help in ensuring a better recovery. It may also prevent a recurrence later.

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Remove the things that are fuelling your cancer
Obviously, one of the first steps in reversing cancer is removing the things that promote its growth and spread such as bad diet and lifestyle choices

Embrace Emotional and Spiritual Healing

It is vital that your cancer treatment plan includes emotional healing, as well as nourishing or renewing your spiritual connection. 

Having Chemotherapy?

Science-backed tips to:
Improve chemo effectiveness

Reduce treatment side-effects
Minimise harm to your healthy tissues and organs
Increase your overall survival

Having Surgery?

Science-backed tips to:
Reduce Complications
Improve treatment outcome
Reduce surgery induced metastasis (spread)
Increase your overall survival

Having Radiation therapy?

Science-backed tips to:
Improve its effectiveness
Reduce treatment side-effects
Minimise harm to your healthy tissues and organs
Increase your overall survival

Radically change your Diet

Science shows that poor diet causes lethal cancer stem cells to regrow but a good diet can stop that regrowth. It is an important way to improve survival.

Exercise daily – live longer.

Exercise fights cancer. Research shows women with breast cancer who do daily exercise survive 50% longer.

Address obesity.

Obesity may worsen many aspects of survivorship, including quality of life, recurrence, and survival.

Boost your Immunity

When your immune system is healthy it can stop tumors forming by identifying and eliminating cancer cells.

Address Cachexia Risk

Cachexia affects 50–80% of advanced cancer patients, with no effective treatments to date. Here are things that may help.

Avoid dangerous infections.

Studies show that cancer patients are much more prone to infections due to cancer or treatment for cancer.

Rebuild your microbiome.

The microorganisms that live in our bodies plays a very important role in maintaining our health, including cancer.

Remove dangerous toxins.

Toxins are everywhere, from personal care products, to the air we breathe and the environment we live in.

Manage your physical pain.

Pain is common in cancer patients. It can be caused by cancer treatment or a combination of factors.

Manage anxiety & stress.

Patients living with cancer feel many emotions, including anxiety and distress. This can affect quality of life.

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Overall Wellbeing

Here you will find some of the treatments and strategies that can contribute to your overall wellbeing.

Follow your Intuition.

Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively.It can save your life if you follow it.

Have strong reasons to live.

A strong reason to live – like wanting to see your children grow up – can affect your mental state and survival.

Accept Social Support.

When cancer patients seek and receive help from family and others, they often find it easier to cope during illness.

Keep a Health Record

A Personal Health Record contains copies of all medical records kept by each of your healthcare providers.

Is treatment working?

There are some laboratory tests you can use to find out whether or not your current treatment is working effectively.

Avoid a cancer recurrence

Cancer that has come back, usually after a period of time during which the cancer could not be detected.

Cancer Prevention.

There are proven steps you and your family can take to reduce your chances of getting cancer in the first place.

Cancer Screening
Cancer Screening

Screening has been successful for colon and cervical cancers, but may do more harm than good in the case of breast, prostate and lung cancers.

What is hope? Hope is a feeling linked to a belief that the desired outcome can happen for you. Hope plays a major role in survivorship, because it motivates you to take action when there’s something you can do to increase the chance of the desired outcome, and it helps you wait when you can’t do anything to affect the outcome. Wendy S. Harpham, M.D., 25-year cancer survivor, and best-selling author.

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