Integrating your conventional, complementary and self care therapies is often challenging.
With conventional treatments, be clear about your goals and what to expect.
With complementary care, the choices are numerous. We recommend working with experienced and credentialed practitioners.
Our deeply researched reviews of complementary therapies can help.
Some people achieve lasting complete remissions from advanced cancer using an integrative approach. This is well documented by our colleague Kelly Turner in her book and ongoing Radical Remission Project.
Cancer survival curves show that many patients live far longer than the median survival. Complementary therapies and self-care practices are often prominent in longer-term survival. Radical remissions are simply the endpoint of the extended survival curves.
While radical remissions are rare, life beyond median survival isn’t rare at all. By definition, half of all cancer patients survive beyond the median survival point.
It makes perfect sense that people who wisely choose their conventional and complementary therapies and who practice self care are likely to live better and longer than those who don’t.
We’ve known hundreds of people in the Commonweal Cancer Help Program who lived lives worth living for far longer than their physicians expected.
Wishing you well,
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