New Diagnosis . . . Cervical Cancer, Can You Help?

Updated on May 11, 2009
L.S. asks from Kalamazoo, MI
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My niece was just diagnosed with cervical cancer. She has a consult scheduled later in May to discuss options. If you have experienced this and can provide any insight, info, etc. I would greatly appreciate it. She is only 21 and it is a new experience for our entire family.

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answers from Phoenix on

I'm really sorry to hear this, L....especially when so young. It will be very important for your niece to work on her immune system. I have a list of things she could do on my website:

I also recommend seeking care from holistic doctors (perhaps a Naturopath). I have a list of resources on my website as well.

Best wishes to you and your niece.

Warm Regards,
G. Van Luven, H.C.
Healthy Habits Wellness Center, LLC

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answers from Phoenix on

Several of my family members have had ovarian and breast cancer because we have a mutant gene in my family. Needless to say I am always learning as much as I can about how to prevent cancer. My friend just sent this article from John Hopkins to me yesterday and I found it to be very informative. I'll go ahead and post it for you. One other great source is a book called "The China Study" written by a scientist named
T. Colin Campbell, PHD. Hope this helps!

John Hopkins Update - Good article - Has a lot of thoughts that you may have seen in other articles, but does a good job in combining many ideas.


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3 When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4.. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enha nce growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water.Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is=difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes.. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, o! nly with out the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be remov ed from the container and heated in something else. Pa per isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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answers from Phoenix on

L., have your niece listen to Klove radio 105.5
If she is not religious tell her to do it anyway. :-)
She has nothing to lose! I am sure she no doubt is looking at life in a different way now. God still works miracles for his people when they seek him. And your niece and your family are in my prayers for healing, comfort and loving embrace.

On a health note I can help as well! It is very important to change your home to a non-toxic environment and I want to show you how to do this very cost effectively. Please let me know if I can help. Its been a real blessing to my family.

Hang in there and please listen to klove :-)


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answers from Phoenix on

L., why are they waiting so long for the consulting? Check with Cancer so. they have great info and great support groups for the whole family.She i so young, will keep her in my prayers.

God bless,

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answers from Phoenix on

Dear L. S,

My sister had cervical cancer and survived by having a hysterectomy and the removal of her lymph nodes up her sternum. She had no chemo or radiation, but concentrated on nutrition, which the doctors think is how she survived. I don't know the kind of cervical cancer your niece has, but my sister had the most agressive form which only 5% of women contract. Hopefully, your niece has a better diagnosis. Being only 21, I'm sure a hysterectomy would be the last resort. However, another thing to consider during and after treatment is nutrition.
Strengthening the immune system is imperative. John Hopkins Cancer Prevention Tips include starving cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply such as sugar. Cancer feeds on mucus, also. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy (organic and non GMO) soy milk cancer cells are being starved. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. This is one reason why my hsuband and I purhcased a Juice Plus Franchise. It's impossible to get 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables into us and our kids everyday, but we bridge the gap with taking Juice Plus. It is 17 fruits and vegetables and whole grains in capsule, chewable, or gummy form. Our doctor told us it is the best way to prevent cancer. Thousands of doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals recommend Juice Plus because of the research by universities and hospitals, with the amazing results in peer reviewed medical journals. It's powerful whole food nutrition that our bodies were made to work with instead of fractuated and isolated vitamin supplements. I have a business listing on Mamasource with a member perk. Check it out along with my website at Best wishes to your family and your niece.

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answers from Flagstaff on

I was recently sort of diagnosed with cervical cancer and after a second opinion they believe it's something else. I'm going again in a few weeks to check again.

The reason I decided to write to you is that I did start some research on this disease and as it used to be that cervical cancer as breast cancer was a cancer that did not have a high survival rate, it now seems to have a high survival rate, as breast cancer.

Please remind your niece that she's not alone that many women go through this... I would definitely find some support groups or other woman that have success stories for her to talk to and lean on.

When it was a possibility that I did have cervical cancer, I didn't want anyone to treat me differently. As a support person I would vote for being yourself and helping her to lead a 'normal' life.

My thoughts and wishes to her and your family.

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answers from Phoenix on


I am sorry to that your niece and family are having to deal with this. You can research Cervical Cancer at The best advice I can give, is to understand the disease and the treatments options. Knowledge is power. I would recommend that she have several (at least three) consults with GYN Oncologist. I personally would see Dr. Matthew Borst. He is wonderful. His office is at 1300 N 12th St Ste 614, Phoenix AZ 85006-2850
Phone: ###-###-####
Best of luck to your niece.



answers from Tucson on


I would recommend the Arizona Cancer Center if the location works for you. They can be a resource for care and information. Here is a another great source,

Good luck!

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