Our Patients' Stories
Walking the Path of Hope and Healing
I knew deep within my bones that chemo would kill me and that I would rather die than take that path. I had a young son and I especially needed to listen to that still voice within my heart, so I could choose the correct path so I could be there for him.
Life is a gift. Not just the years, but the minutes. I breathe more deeply and carry less heartache inside. I do not see my days as boxes to be filled on a calendar, but days to keep flexible, to be fully present in each moment whether I am pushing my little ones on the swings at the park, or sitting on the backyard swing at night with my husband.
A cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone. When you hear your doctor say, “There is a very large something in your abdomen and it is very likely a sarcoma,” your world just kind of stops. I was at work when I got the call. My husband was in the next office. I went in, sat down, started crying and said, “I have cancer.” That word just filled up my mind and seemed to pervade every waking moment.
My career in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 years had trained my mind to only understand and believe in gold standard clinical research… But I knew somewhere in my heart that there had to be another answer to dying of chemo and side effects slowly over a year or more… I knew my God was bigger!
Through this experience I’ve learned that our bodies are amazing! That it can heal and do amazing things if we listen to it. That cancer is not a death diagnosis, it means the body is out of balance so lets find the imbalance and repair it so the body can repair itself. Cancer can’t live in a balanced body.
Hurry up. Make a decision. You need surgery. You need radiation so it does not get worse. This was something I could handle if I would get moving on it. But no prognosis. They were confident we caught it early and with treatment I could live a healthy life.
Learn More About Healing
At Hope4Cancer, we know that remote treatment plans can feel disruptive to normal life. It’s our goal to minimize that disruption, providing you with a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home during your clinic stay. We believe that your treatment shouldn’t feel like confinement. That’s why we prioritize a whole-experience approach in your care, offering non-traditional, non-toxic treatment for your mind, body, and spirit, targeting cancer at its core.Learn More
Harnessing the Cancer Healing Power of Oxygen
For something so vital to living, it’s surprising how rarely oxygen crosses our minds. The average person, at rest, takes about 16 breaths per minute. This adds up to about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year . . . and even more if you exercise regularly. Oxygen is one of the few health factors we literally cannot live without — and at Hope4Cancer, we know the impact oxygenation can have on healing cancer.Learn More
Spiritual & Emotional Integrity
The medical community has long recognized that there is a link between emotional and biological functions; more and more every day, we witness just how dependent the body’s physical response to treatment is on the emotional and spiritual state.Learn More
Is Chemotherapy your only choice?
For many types of cancer, chemotherapy is the recommended treatment, or part of a treatment protocol that may also include surgery and/or radiation. They’re known as the “three pillars” of cancer care. Any of these options require amazing strength and faith in the medical community.Learn More