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Woman with Invasive Breast Cancer Resists Chemo, Then Accedes to It

27 Oct

I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in August of 2002. At that time, I walked away from the institution that handed me the diagnosis, and went off to cure my cancer with all "alternative" treatments.

I studied herbalism, and made my own medicines. I received acupucture, polarity, massage, huna, and other forms of treatments. I changed the way I was eating, thinking, and drinking, as well as living my life.

Unfortunately, the tumor grew. I remained extraordinarily healthy otherwise.

A year ago, I submitted to chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatments to shrink the tumor. I began aromatase inhibitors last June, a class of drugs given to women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancers who are post-menopausal. On February 15, 2006, I underwent a modified radical mastectomy with reconstruction.

I left the hospital on Tylenol alone. I have been using Belleruth's audios throughout this past year, as well as many other voices of healers. I am blessed with a magnificent healing body. I am grateful to be able to share this story. I do not recommend avoiding allopathic medicine. However, I have no regrets and know that I needed to follow the path that I did.

Anita
 

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award