Hope4Cancer Patient Journeys

Real Stories of Hope and Healing

We’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of cancer patients on their road to recovery. From prevention phases to Stage IV diagnoses, we’re always inspired by our patients’ dedication to healing. We’ve treated folks from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we’ve seen even the most dire cases reach and stay in remission with our treatments. Here are just a few of the inspirational testimonials and survivor stories we’ve witnessed at Hope4Cancer, told by the patients themselves.

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Ruby’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

After going through radiation and a lumpectomy, Brenda received the “all-clear” — until 3 years later when she was given a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, which had spread to her liver, lungs, and lymph nodes. “I thought I was surely going to die.” Feeling pressure from doctors, and the weight of the treatments, Brenda and her husband took a step back and began to research another way.

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Kate's Inspiring Lung Cancer Survivor Story

Kate Malvenan, stage 4 lung cancer survivor, came to Hope4Cancer with 6 months to live and a 2-year-old daughter to fight for at home. Kate reports the information that once rattled her with shock and fear gives her no anxiety or worries at all. “This cancer has no chance.”

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Brenda Thompson’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

After going through radiation and a lumpectomy, Brenda received the “all-clear” — until 3 years later when she was given a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, which had spread to her liver, lungs, and lymph nodes. “I thought I was surely going to die.” Feeling pressure from doctors, and the weight of the treatments, Brenda and her husband took a step back and began to research another way.

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Buddy Hyatt’s Throat Cancer Survivor Story

“I knew in my heart that chemo and radiation were not for me. Whether I had 4 days, 4 years, or 40 years, I was not going to live it laid up in a bed — sick, frail, and wishing I was dead. I wanted quality over quantity.” Buddy returns to Hope4Cancer to check on his progress and share the ups and downs of his incredible journey to healing.

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Betsy’s Renal Cell Carcinoma Survivor Story

From No Hope and No Options… “I was pretty much told I had no chance and almost no options; even chemotherapy and radiation wouldn’t work on my type of cancer.” …To Restored & Recovering. “I finally decided, who the heck was anyone to tell me I was going to die? I went back home and my new oncologist was in disbelief.”

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Phil's Prostate Cancer Survivor Story

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Phil’s Prostate Cancer Survivor Story

Liberated by the idea that he had options, Phil arrived in Cancun with Crystal by his side, eager to embrace treatment without fear. Remarried and with his hope restored, he now faces cancer with a whole new mindset.

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Kendra’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

It wasn’t until some friends at church prayed for her, reminding the couple of the power of faith, that Kendra and Anthony experienced their first breakthrough. With the support of their loved ones and church back home, Kendra and Anthony arrived at Hope4Cancer Cancun; overcoming doubt, restoring faith, and ultimately, finding peace while facing cancer.

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Michael’s Testicular Cancer Survivor Story

“After receiving the second diagnosis, it was like we’d been trying to keep our head above water, but finding [Hope4Cancer] renewed our energy. You actually look and feel good here. You look and feel healthy — you never get that in a hospital. Everywhere else was a draining experience, but now? I’m thriving.”

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Criscilla’s Colon Cancer Survivor Story

Wife, mom, and professional dancer and choreographer, Criscilla Anderson, first received the unsettling news of a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2018. Over a year later, despite following a traditional treatment route, the cancer had only progressed.

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Bryan’s Skin Cancer Survivor Story

As a missionary and man of faith, when Bryan received the unsettling news of a skin cancer diagnosis, he instantly knew he was being propelled on a journey to find peace, rather than succumb to fear.

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Carly’s Thyroid Cancer Survivor Story

“I knew I needed a forever team. NOT the doctor who callously handled me; NOT the doctor who made me feel stupid and cry every time I saw him. I needed someone who respected me and approached me with love and care.”

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Grace’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

When Grace first received the news of her breast cancer diagnosis, she recalled feeling as if she was frozen in time while the world rushed on around her. Feeling rejected by the professionals who were supposed to help her, Grace turned to her faith for guidance regarding her next steps. Learn how she transformed her feelings of hopelessness into healing.

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Janine Jannicelli’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

One year after traveling to Cancun for treatment and filming of the world’s first cancer reality TV show, Eight Days, Janine Jannicelli attends her second Hope4Cancer follow-up visit and recalls the incredible details of her journey to healing from breast cancer.

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Emily Bell’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

At the age of 32 and in the midst of traveling the world full-time with her adventurous family of five, Emily Bell realized that a suspicious lump on her breast seemed to be growing. Shaken by the idea that it could be cancer but already deeply committed to a lifestyle of health and wellness, she returned home to get some answers…

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Nicole Randall’s Ovarian Cancer Survivor Story

After two diagnoses with ovarian cancer and never having heard of holistic treatment before, Nicole found herself among the cast of Eight Days as a first-time Hope4Cancer patient over a year ago. But you may still be wondering… how is Nicole doing now? Was she able to make a full recovery?

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Rivi Litvin's Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Story

Seven years after her diagnosis and treatment, former Hope4Cancer patient Rivi Litvin catches up with James Templeton of the Templeton Wellness Foundation to share her incredible healing journey.

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Trina Hammack’s Ovarian Cancer Survivor Story

12 years after her diagnosis and treatment, former Hope4Cancer patient Trina Hammack catches up with our friend, James Templeton of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, to recap her healing experience and the profound effect it continues to have on her today. Read on and watch the full interview below to learn more about Trina’s inspiring ovarian cancer survivor story and the exact treatments that restored her health.

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Grant Pollard’s Colon Cancer Survivor Story

Grant began an intense round of chemotherapy… but like most of the other treatments he’d undergone, its solution was only temporary. When his cancer returned even more aggressively, Grant and Krista received word from a friend about Hope4Cancer. Upon researching and watching our patient welcome video, the couple knew in their hearts that they needed to come to Mexico.

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Bob Engstrom’s Journey to Healing

Hope4Cancer patient Bob Engstrom shares how he discovered alternative colorectal cancer treatment options and the difference it’s made in his physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Ronell Harvey’s Journey to Healing

After receiving a diagnosis for stage 1 colon cancer, Ronell Harvey promptly saw an oncologist to have her tumor removed. Reassured that the procedure was a success and told there was no need to worry, she continued living for three years, blissfully unaware that the disease had continued to grow…

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Cory and Kate Meuller’s Cancer Survivor Story

When Cory Meuller was diagnosed with testicular cancer in March 2016, he and his wife, Kate, believed treatment would be simple enough. Confident in their team of oncologists, Cory underwent surgery to remove the tumor and the couple was reassured that the procedure was a success. Unfortunately, two years later, a routine scan would reveal otherwise…

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Jack’s Thyroid Cancer Treatment Journey

When Jack Dawson was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer, conventional doctors were confident that the disease would be simple enough to treat. In this latest testimonial, Jack reflects on his experience with conventional vs. natural thyroid cancer treatment and shares why Hope4Cancer resonates with him.

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Hope4Cancer patient Carrie shares her story and what were her breast cancer treatment options

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Carrie’s Breast Cancer Survivor Story

A Registered Nurse, Carrie had always been health-conscious. In fact, she was so sure of her health, when she returned for a routine checkup five years later she had no concerns whatsoever. The news that the cancer had metastasized throughout her lung left her completely shocked, facing the possibility of her death.

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Kenneth and Alternative Treatments for Prostate Cancer

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Kenneth’s Prostate Cancer Survivor Story

Feeling his options with conventional medicine were uncomfortable and limited, Kenneth set out to pursue a more natural treatment for prostate cancer. In the search for less invasive procedures, he discovered Hope4Cancer — and a holistic therapy approach he had never imagined.

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Christine’s Survivor Story

After receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis and being given only seven months to live, Christine Margo immediately felt pressure from well-intentioned family and friends, urging her to pursue conventional treatment. “The fear for me was so great… I didn’t want to do it but I was afraid not to,” Christine recalls.

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Hope4Cancer Patient David reflects on his "I Am Hope" story.

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David's Multiple Myeloma Survivor Story

I was incredibly scared. I never thought the tumor above my femur could be anything more, but the MRI showed otherwise. “Suspected multiple myeloma.” In my research I found Hope4Cancer, and they resonated with me. After fighting this for over four years I was shocked at the response the cancer had to the treatment and I’m still in disbelief.

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Craig's Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor Story

After feeling a literal lump in his throat, Craig VanderStoep had a strong gut feeling regarding the news he was about to face. A close family history with Hodgkins Lymphoma gave him and his wife, Jen, a chance to process hard feelings and conduct their own research during a three-week diagnosis period.

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Roberto's Renal Cell Carcinoma Survivor Story

Before Roberto Torres and his wife, Kim, returned to Hope4Cancer for a follow-up, they paid a visit to their traditional oncologist at home. Roberto, diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in December 2017, was due for a scan. “We didn’t really care about what the results would say. We knew I was feeling great, and I was feeling strong, and what could be better?”

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Aaron's Stage IV Glioblastoma Survivor Story

“Your husband is having a seizure!” It was Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme. A very malignant brain cancer. They told me there isn’t a cure. Aaron is 40, the love of my life, the father of my children. We wanted to extend his life a few decades, not just a couple years. It was a large faith step for us to commit to healing non-conventionally. Was this the miracle we looked for?

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Lisa Englemans Survivor Story

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Lisa's Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor Story

I was living a nightmare that didn’t fit with my life. I was shocked and afraid and I just looked at my kids wondering if I would be able to raise them. The doctors told me I had an incurable form of cancer. My husband and I spent so much time researching online. We found a treatment center and knew it was where I needed to be, but not everything was going to be easy.

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Julie's Breast Cancer Survivor Story

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Julie's Breast Cancer Survivor Story

I was rushed into trying to make decisions after my diagnosis. I felt like I was letting my body down. I was overwhelmed. I started researching on how I could heal myself. I said no thank you to conventional treatments. The mind-spirit work I did was almost more important than the body work I did to heal. Cancer doesn’t scare me like it used to.

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Charles' Bladder Cancer Survivor Story

After undergoing surgery to reconstruct my bladder and remove the surrounding lymph nodes, the post surgical report showed the cancer had spread to my other lymph nodes. I was given 4 months to a year. I have a daughter, and wife. I needed to be around. I was given a referral and I knew it was my chance to start on my healing journey.

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