At 39 years old I was diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer and had a double mastectomy.
My naturopath, Lise, recommended supplements to help me cope with the side effects of chemo and radiation, and helped me establish a long-term supplemental regimen to stay healthy.
Being away from my family and friends during treatment was hard at times, but a blessing as well.
This testimonial includes a description of this patient’s actual medical results.
Those results may not be typical or expected for the particular disease type described in this testimonial. View CTCA treatment results for breast cancer When I found out that I had cancer, I decided that I was going to make cancer the best thing that ever happened to me, not the worst.
During my nine-week stay for radiation, my Mom was able to spend a few weeks with me and a very dear friend, Mary, also spent a week with me.
Today, I still travel more than 2,000 miles for my yearly checkups at CTCA. Of course, I will stop by every year to say “hi” but I am happy to no longer be his patient.My physical therapist, Stanislav Maravilla, taught me techniques for massaging areas that swell and he also updates me on the latest products to help breast cancer survivors.I was custom-fitted for a pump to drain excess fluid, and he was able to arrange for custom sleeves and garments to help with the compression I need to keep my swelling under control.I felt strongly that my stress and negative thoughts had contributed to my getting sick.I wanted to take responsibility for how I got this sick, and then change course.I’ve seen a lot of life in the five years since my diagnosis.