David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD talks about his battle with brain cancer

Dr. David Servan-Schreiber (author of Anticancer) discusses his experience being diagnosed with brain cancer and the steps he took to prolong his life.

After his cancer recurred (again in his brain) he began in depth research on steps he could integrate with conventional care to help his body suppress the cancer and recover from conventional treatments. Unfortunately after almost twenty years battling cancer he succumbed in July 2011.

Some sceptics view this as proof of the failure of his approach. After viewing the downward decline of my wife (despite being given some very powerful, expensive chemo drugs) reversing last year after we started nutritional and lifestyle measures I believe that the steps Dr. Servan-Schreiber took helped give him many extra years of life with a good quality of life (just as they are doing for my wife–although admittedly only God knows how much extra time she will be given). Just as such steps are helping my wife recover from a long term use of a toxic cocktail of chemo drugs and fight her cancer. Her quality of life is much better than last year (when she started quickly losing weight, lost her appetite and became progressively weaker). All those symptoms reversed after we started using various nutritional measures. Even the numbness and tingling in her left hand (a possible sign of neuropathy–nerve damage from long term use of chemo drugs) subsided and went away. The thirty or so lesions on her lungs began to reverse and shrink after we started using these measures.

Many people comment that she doesn’t look like someone managing stage 4 breast cancer. Something they wouldn’t say last year. I realize she isn’t cured but to me being given extra months or years of life (and a good quality of life at that) is just one step below a cure and I will gladly take it.

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October 3, 2013 · 10:25 pm

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