Lindsay McDonell: What’s Next? Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Ron: A Terminal Diagnosis, an Integrated Treatment Plan, and a White Light
If someone had told me I would have a profound spiritual healing, something that felt both completely real and utterly unexplainable, I would have said they were crazy. It’s not that I didn’t believe in the metaphysical world, or the possibility of divine intervention. I just thought those things were for other people. Folks more deserving of the universe’s attention.
Janie Brown: The Power of the Integrative Approach in Breast Cancer Treatment
We both thought we deeply understood the experience of cancer because of our years of work in the field but it wasn’t what we expected. The shock of the diagnosis was visceral, it was no longer hypothetical, it was real.
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD: Let There Be Light
Perhaps his life had been given back to him so he might have the chance to fulfill its real purpose and bring more light into the world.
Bonnie Gintis: Self Advocacy in Assessing Options
The radiation oncologist looked at my initial CAT scan, which was taken three weeks earlier and said, "Your sternal tumor has reduced about 60% in size. Well, this just doesn't happen."
Lindsay McDonell: Diagnostic Testing
Lindsay McDonell, a breast cancer survivor and patient advocate, says that based on her experience with cancer treatment, she’s come to believe that chemosensitivity testing is one of the most important tests to have done. And it should be done early on, rather than waiting to see if the chemotherapy or targeted therapy does or doesn’t work or until there is recurrence.