Is it possible to manage cancer like a chronic illness such as diabetes?

From Dr. Keith Block’s experience in working with all types and stages of cancer in over thirty two years the answer to the question is in many cases is an emphatic,”Yes”.

Note: Dr. Block is the co-founder of The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois and regarded by many as the Father of the integrative cancer treatment movement. Here’s what he says in Life Over Cancer on the topic of the possibility of managing cancer like a chronic illness in many cases:

Many of our patients carry on their daily lives as if they were managing a chronic illness such as diabetes. In fact, I encourage you to begin thinking of your cancer as an illness you can live with or, even better, one you can overcome. I have treated many patients with widespread metasteses who were pronounced “incurable” by their doctors but who, with this program, recovered. These survivors testify to what can happen with an integrative approach to treating and managing cancer: no matter what the diagnosis there are patients who prevail over whatever odds they have been given.

–Keith I. Block, M.D., Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment

Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate for this book if ordered through either of the above links. 


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January 31, 2014 · 1:22 pm

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