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Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

“Doc, how much time do I have?” “Probably three to six months,” he replied.

That was 12 years ago.

Lifelines to Cancer Survival, by Mark Roby is a dramatic, personal adventure about someone who was told 12 years ago that he had just a few months to live, and that there was nothing that anyone could do to prevent the cancer from worsening, much less cure it. Even in the face of dire predictions, Mark faced some of his toughest challenges with unlimited hope, love, and enthusiasm for life. As Mark started to see his own identity beyond the limitations of a physical body, as a spiritual being, much of his fear dissolved. He also began to change his belief system into one where he believed that nothing was impossible. He chose not to be a victim or to complain. He learned he could be peaceful and happy, regardless of what was happening to his body.

 Healing is the letting go of fear.

The sole purpose of Lifelines is to increase patients’ survival times, your survival time, especially if you are facing rare, aggressive, or advanced malignancies. Lifelines to Cancer Survival offers you, the reader, cutting-edge, real-time research and tools that you will not find compiled in one resource anywhere else. Armed with essential information about your options, your real options, you can make the right choices and take the right actions to extend your own life.

 Today, I am determined to have no thoughts or attitudes that are hurtful to others or to myself.

 With a medical insider’s knowledge of what it takes to stay alive when all the odds are against you, Lifelines to Cancer Survival is the first book to guide you toward transforming your cancer into something manageable. It will provide you with critical answers regarding cancer survival as no other book has before.

When any of us are hit with cancer, it’s what we don’t know that can kill us.

When any of us are hit with cancer, it’s what we don’t know that can kill us. This book was written specifically for you and your family to ask the right questions and find the correct answers to keep you around. Remember, no matter how dire your circumstances, there is always hope. These steps helped Mark Roby beat the odds, and they can help you, too.

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Buy Now: Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

Check out what others are saying about Lifelines:

“Mark Roby, an odds-defying Radical Remission survivor himself, has given cancer patients a true gift with his book, Lifelines to Cancer Survival. This is the perfect guidebook for anyone feeling overwhelmed by a cancer diagnosis. Mark takes you by the hand, giving you personalized information for every step along the way.”

— Kelly Turner, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

“Mark’s story is truly inspiring, and not just his continued sur-thrival-ship, but also his willingness to share how to create a more personalized approach to cancer care. He empowers the experience, he gives several ways to approach healing. And throughout the book, he answers some of the biggest questions for people who are dealing with cancer—from finding the right doctor and asking for more personal treatments, to relaxation techniques, exercise, and eating a plant-rich diet. All of these methods combine to help your immune system thrive.”

— Suzanne Boothby, author of The After Cancer Diet and Dr. Richard Boothby, cancer physician for more than 25 years

“In Lifelines to Cancer Survival, Mark Roby offers a comprehensive and inspirational blueprint for becoming your own best health advocate. Speaking from dramatic experience as a former patient, Mark walks the talk, offering readers a variety of ways to find personalized care. This is an articulate and heartfelt work that belongs in every library.”

— Verne Varona, author of Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods

“Mark Roby’s ‘Lifelines’ have been a godsend. His research and strategies have been invaluable towards my survival. Mark’s innovative ideas and novel approaches have saved his life and others. This book is a must read for all cancer patients and their caregivers.”

— Jane Smith, stage IV gastrointestinal carcinoma

“The concepts in this book, and from Mark Roby, were a complete game changer for all of us, a surviving cancer family. They really opened our eyes about how to fight this battle, and we are indebted. Everything from the ‘Triad of Survival’ and having backup plans, to building our team and becoming our own experts, made all the difference. And this is just the tip of the iceberg . . .”

— Marge Casteel, advanced cholangiocarcinoma

“Mark Roby’s Lifelines” have kept me afloat. He has taken his own death sentence, turned it around, and used what he has learned to help others. His counsel has been critical towards my survival.”

— Tami Boehmer, award-winning author, survivor, and speaker

“Mark Roby provides a fresh and valuable approach to treating cancer in his new book Lifelines to Cancer Survival. He offers hope and options to those facing this critical challenge. This page-turner reveals the strategies that Mark used to save his own life, which may now be used by others. Highly recommended!”

— Dr. Martin J. Brown, DC

“I highly recommend Mark Roby’s new text Lifelines to Cancer Survival, where he offers compelling information to help those afflicted with a diagnosis of cancer. Read this valuable book!”

— Michael Coraci, PA-C

Join me on May May 26th when I chat with Mark Roby on Survive and Live Well.

Elyn

~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer strategist, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and well-being. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health, and Breast Cancer Answers and has written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, Surviving Beautifully, Body Local and more, and writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Magazine. Elyn hosts the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for Beat Cancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. http://elynjacobs.com/about/

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Breast Cancer Virus: Of Mice and Women

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2015 at 9:11 am

Unraveling the Mystery of the Breast Cancer Virus

Check Out Our Executive Summary on the Breast Cancer Virus!

By Vera Gruessner

Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy, Founder of the Breast Health and Healing Foundation and breast cancer surgeon, has released her executive summary that covers her soon-to-be-published book “Of Mice And Women:  Unraveling the Mystery of the Breast Cancer Virus.” The book will be published in June 2015 and you can access the executive summary through the Breast Health and Healing website by clicking here.

Please be sure to download the executive summary (which is completely free) and share it through all of your social networks! Let your friends and family know about this important book. Dr. Kathleen Ruddy has spent eight years writing and revising this book and is now in the final process of publishing the book in both paper and electronic formats. And the best part – the published, digital book will be completely free to the public!

Research on the breast cancer virus is vital in our search for methods to prevent this disease. A large part of human breast cancers, as much as 40 percent, have gene sequences similar to a retrovirus that causes breast cancer in mice. This retrovirus is called the mouse mammary tumor virus and the researchers Drs. Pogo, Etkind, and Melena have played a key role in advancing the study of the Pink Virus.

If cancer researchers can determine that a virus causes as much as 40 percent of human breast cancers, the scientific Of Mice and Womencommunity can work on developing a vaccine to prevent this disease in men and women across the globe. This would be a tremendous gain toward our goal of preventing breast cancer. It is time to once and for all determine whether the human mammary tumor virus causes breast cancer in women and work toward developing vaccines that can prevent the disease.

All donations that we gather from the release of the executive summary and the book will be used to fund the full-length documentary film, “A Pox On Us,” co-produced with Soap Box Media, whose profits from sale and distribution will be used to directly fund research on the breast cancer virus.

We want this executive summary and the upcoming book to spread like wildfire through the breast cancer community, but we need your help! Please share it on Facebook. Share it on Twitter. Share it on Google+. Share it on LinkedIn. Let your networks know about this revolutionizing work!

Taming the Tiger: A Simple Path to Releasing Fear of Cancer Recurrence

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Do You Worry About Cancer Recurrence?

Here is the link to the webinar during which Dr Shani Fox and I discussed why we need to manage fear, and the simple steps you can take to quickly and reliably defuses fear of cancer recurrence, so you can get back to enjoying your life.

As a survivor, you probably know the feeling.  As your followup blood test or CT scan approaches, you see yourself receiving news you dread.  You find yourself reactive and irritable, maybe even teary.  It’s hard to focus on anything or anyone else.

You’re not alone: fear of cancer recurrence is estimated to affect up to 70% of survivors.  But that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with, or help you recapture the sleep you may be losing.

And, it’s hard enough to walk around feeling fearful–but the problem is compounded because fear is really hard on your body. There’s now a large body of evidence that the biochemical changes triggered by persistent fear cause changes to cells and tissues that make them fertile ground for development of further disease, including cancer recurrence.

In other words, persistent fear of recurrence can contribute to the very thing you’re afraid of: cancer recurrence.

What if there was a quick, reliable way to transform that fear back to calm, so you can get back to enjoying each day?

Dr. Shani is the rare medical professional who devotes her career exclusively to helping cancer survivors.  She helps cancer survivors get back on their feet after cancer treatment.  When she noticed that virtually all of her patients struggled with fear of cancer recurrence, she knew she had to do something about it. She created a simple, 5-step method that quickly and reliably defuses fear of cancer recurrence, so you can get back to enjoying your life.

Poet Mary Oliver said we each have “one wild and precious life”.  Don’t let fear of cancer recurrence keep you from living yours full-out.

Buy now: The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit

Check out what others have to say about Dr Shani’s Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit:

I love this book! At my blog, WhereWeGoNow, I focus on the emotional fallout of living with cancer. Fear of recurrence is one of the blockbuster emotions we deal with as survivors. That’s why I’m grateful to Dr. Shani Fox for offering The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit.

Dr. Shani’s five simple steps are a breeze to follow – you’ll master them in no time. I think of them as shiny new tools in my emotional tool box, helping me take back some of the control I’ve lost to cancer. I’m sure you will too.

~Debbie Woodbury, WhereWeGoNow.com

Thank you for creating this first aid kit, Dr. Shani! It’s brilliant – concise, easy to understand and implement – and it works!

Fear of recurrence looms large for every cancer survivor I know, and this 5-step process will be helpful to many. Each step stands powerfully on its own. All together, they provide life skills for anyone dealing with fear of any kind. Practicing these 5 steps will be a balm to the heart and soul of any cancer survivor.

~ Barbara Musser, Founder and CEO, Sexy After Cancer

Dr. Shani recognizes the stress of living with a cancer diagnosis. As a naturopathic doctor, she offers a health-oriented perspective on issues such as stress and survivorship care. Her first aid kit is a practical and doable step-by-step guide for dealing with the fear associated with cancer.

~ Pat Wetzel, Founder, The AntiCancer Club

My wife is a two-time cancer survivor who had 28% odds of survival. She proved the prognosticators incorrect, but does she still undergo PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) prior to every check-up? Yes, each and every time! As her ongoing caregiver, I also stress about what each follow-up visit may reveal. After each positive report, we remind each other that we worried and needlessly created excess anxiety for ourselves.

The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit helped us place our worries in perspective and provided us with methods to significantly reduce our focus on issues over which we have little control. While we cannot dictate the future, Dr. Shani’s helpful book is making our travels over life’s bumpy roads more manageable.

I recommend this book not only for cancer survivors, but also for those that love them. As a caregiver, her advice has worked wonders for me.

~Rob Harris, author of We’re In This Together: A Caregiver’s Story and We’re In This Together: A Caregiver’s Guide

For cancer survivors, fear can unravel survivorship. Instead of cancer survivorship being a bright vista filled with hope and vision, it can instead become a dark cold cave of worry. The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit is the beacon out of this cave. The pragmatic and clinically-tested steps developed by Dr. Fox provide cancer survivors with what they need to restore the hope and happiness that they so rightly deserve. As a practicing naturopathic oncologist, I am grateful for this guide to recommend to my patients.

~Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, author of Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer

I have been a patient for 7 years. I am based in London and have an in depth knowledge of resources in the UK, and also support cancer survivors across the globe via social media. I have never seen anything like this kit before and am delighted to see a publication of this kind.

The “First Aid Kit” is delightfully easy to use, which is the joy of it. Anxiety is a massive problem for people affected by cancer, and anything that can help improve things in that area is incredibly positive for them.

Anxiety can be a very destructive emotion. I have personally seen that the fear of cancer can be as destructive as the cancer itself, so welcome your publication as a positive resource for patients. My grateful thanks!

~Chris Lewis, owner of Chris’s Cancer Community

This is a brilliant idea! My experience with thousands of survivors has certainly shown that fear raises its ugly head regardless of how courageous one is. As a survivor myself, this First Aid Kit provides wonderful direction. This is an easy resource a survivor could refer back to again and again.

~Judy Pearson, Cofounder, Women Survivors Alliance

first Aid ShaniBuy Now: The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit

Elyn

~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

Dr Shani Fox–As a holistic physician healing people with cancer and deep-seated chronic conditions, Dr. Shani Fox noticed that people who have lost touch with their personal vision are never really well, while those committed to their values and vision can achieve extraordinary wellness, even from the midst of disease.  Now Dr. Shani inspires people to dream – and to reach for their dreams – as part of their healing journey.

Deeply moved by her father’s example of a life well-lived, Dr. Shani left a lucrative corporate position to fulfill her own dream of becoming a holistic physician.  Along the way she learned first-hand how wholehearted commitment to a dream calls forth breathtaking support from the Universe, leading to unexpected success.

Dr. Shani has made multiple TV and radio appearances, and is the producer and host of the live teleconference series “COURAGE AND GRACE: Stories of Remarkable Cancer Survivors.” She offers expert, individualized medical care and transformational coaching programs to help people achieve new levels of wellness, joy and fulfillment.

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer strategist, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and well-being. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health, and Breast Cancer Answers and has written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, Surviving Beautifully, Body Local and more, and writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Magazine. Elyn hosts the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. http://elynjacobs.com/about/

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