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Survivors Who Fight Cancer Naturally, Without Chemotherapy

Updated on May 12, 2016

Saying "No" to Conventional Cancer Care

Beat cancer with natural remedies.
Beat cancer with natural remedies. | Source

Surviving Terminal Cancer

Patients from around the world report success with natural ways to fight cancer. They've posted their stories on the Internet.

This article is not intended as medical advice. I am simply sharing information gathered from a number of other published sources.


Some cancer patients have refused chemotherapy and radiation. Instead, they've fought their disease with natural remedies.

They're still alive to talk about it.

A growing number of "chemo-free survivors" have become Internet crusaders, helping others navigate the often uncharted maze of alternative medicine.

Kelley Eidem is one. He was covered with big brown blotches that suddenly appeared on his skin. He realized it was serious. He took a pregnancy test and it was positive.

Since he wasn't pregnant, Eidem, a medical writer, knew, without a doubt, he had cancer. People with cancer and pregnant women both produce human chorionic gonaditropin (HCGH). A person with cancer will get a false positive result if the cancer is advanced enough, or if the test is sensitive enough to detect HCGH.

Not Curable with Conventional Medicine

As the tumors had spread throughout his body, Eldem, if he had gone to a doctor, would have been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, which is considered terminal.

Eidem didn't have a biopsy, because, as he explains, he believed this could disrupt the cancer and cause it to spread.

He also didn't panic. Years earlier, he had written a biography about cancer researcher named Emanual Revici, M.D., who developed a successful method of treating, and often curing, even the most desperate cases.

Eidem knew what to do. First, he took cod liver oil to correct an imbalance. His body was too acidic, and he needed to raise his ph level. What makes Dr. Revici's work so unique, as Eidem has written in his book, The Doctor Who Cures Cancer, is that Dr. Revici found that cancer patients suffer from one of two imbalances. Their metabolism has become either too acidic or too alkaline.

Correcting the Acid/Alkaline Imbalance

Correcting this, by ingesting proper oils, can often restore health, and make the cancer disappear, claims Eidem.

Eidem supercharged his treatment. He took cod liver oil to put his body into a more alkaline state. He also ate daily sandwiches of sprouted bread filled with garlic, habanero peppers and butter. This is something he gleaned from Dr. Richard Schulze, an herbalist and author who hs developed a program called "The Incurables."

Within days the blotches started to fade. Eidem stopped the sandwiches and the blotches returned. He returned to his protocol for a few more days and they went away for good.Now, 14 years later, Eidem moderates a popular website where he answers questions about Dr. Revici's work, which turns a bit of alternative medical dogma upside down.

The standard advice is to juice and eat a lot of raw vegetables in order to combat acidity and raise one's alkaline level. That's good only if someone is too acidic to begin with,according to Dr. Revici's findings.

If, however, someone suffers the reverse condition, alkalosis, such a diet will make their cancer grow. What they need is balance. In this case, eating hard-boiled eggs or other acid-forming foods is a much better choice.

Hard-Boiled Eggs May Help Restore an Imbalance, According to Dr. Revici

Dr. Revici method
Dr. Revici method | Source

Chris Wark's "Miraculous" Recovery

Chris Wark was only 26 when he learned, just days before Christmas, he had Stage III colon cancer.

He consented to surgery to remove the tumor, but disregarded his doctor's advice to undergo chemotherapy. Ten years later he's now a "husband, father, real estate investor, musician, chemo-free cancer survivor, blogger, health coach and public speaker," according to his website.

"Chemotherapy is toxic poison," reads one of his posts. "The idea of poisoning my way back to health did not make sense to me."

Instead, Wark, a self-admitted junk food junkie, adopted a very strict diet and, working with a nutritionist and herbalist, embarked upon a 90-day raw, vegan diet. He also drank a lot of distilled water. Then, his nutritionist added some cooked vegetables and organic meats.

Within a year of his grim diagnosis, Wark said he was cancer free. He continues to have yearly blood work and other exams, and, to date, has stayed in the clear.

Wark's website (see link below) has a section filled with testimonies from other "chemo-free survivors." There's a story from Vincent who had stage 4 colon cancer back in 2006.

A woman named "Ann" tells of her recovery from breast cancer, diagnosed when she was 44. She's tried many natural remedies, including 714X developed by Canadian Gaston Naessens, Ph.D. This drug is legal in Canada.

Another account is from Audrey, a very long-term survivor. Her breast cancer was diagnosed in 1980.

Many, Many Other Testimonies of Surviving Advanced Cancer

Many other survivors have created websites about their recoveries, filled with details of how they regained their health. Invariably, barring miraculous intervention, this has required a major change of lifestyle.

One of the more famous survivors is actress Suzanne Somers, who's written Knockout, a book in which top alternative doctors are interviewed. Another is orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lorraine Day. Her website shows pictures of her large tumor protruding from her breast.


Cancer Crusader Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson is not a cancer survivor. He's a cancer crusader who claims to have helped thousands of others overcome this often deadly disease, often after they've exhausted all other avenues of conventional medical care

Henderson took up the cause after watching his wife, Marjorie, lose her life in 1990, after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She battled the disease for four years with multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. On his website, "Cancer Free," he noted her last two years were excruciatingly painful.

He also believes it wasn't the cancer that killed his wife. Instead, he notes, she succumbed to the effects of the treatments.

Henderson has become an expert in alternative medicine. He's written two books, Cure Your Cancer, and his latest, Cancer Free. His free monthly newsletters are emailed to 34,000 readers. Each issue contains new cancer-fighting tips.

He's found five "characteristics of every cancer." These include weakened immunity, low cellular oxygen, too much toxicity, acidity and various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. He also points to dental problems and root canals as triggers.

Henderson works with several well known wholistic doctors such as Carlos Garica, M.D.

Although the average conventional cancer patient can quickly run up medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, as chemotherapy alone can cost as much as $10,000 a month, Henderson claims his recommended supplements only run about $155 a month.

He also reports cancers being reversed or greatly improved in six to eight weeks.

There are also more ways to treat cancer than anyone could possibly try in a lifetime, according to Henderson, who says he's found more than 400 alternative ways of beating this dread disease, without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

Webster Kehr Cancer Tutor

There is another crusader named Webster Kehr, who runs a site with an extensive list of natural cancer treatments. However, this site is difficult to navigate, and it's also difficult to wade through his recommendations. But there is one takeaway message. He insists it is necessary to work with an expert, and that it's generally more difficult to reverse cancer after someone has undergone chemotherapy.

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Nothing in this article is intended to substitute for medical advice. This article is only for the sake of education, discussion and sharing of information. Readers are urged to work with a trusted medical professional. I am not a medical professional and cannot claim responsibility for anyone's choices, or for any possible adverse effects.


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  • Ericdierker profile image

    Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    This is a great hub. Although I do not know if it is helpful to say that drastic changes in diet are not "chemo". Seems like they are just enlightened chemo.

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    ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

    Hi Eric,

    Thank you for visiting. I guess drastic changes in diet would be changing the body's chemistry, so they would be some sort of therapy, but, yes, much more enlightened.

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    ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

    Also, Eric, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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    Cynthia Lyerly 4 years ago from Georgia

    Apparently, Israel is in the midst of clinical trials for a cancer vaccine. Google it. That's where I'm going if I get cancer.

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    ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

    Hi Sara,

    I had heard something about that. But please don't get cancer. Do all you can to prevent it :) Apparently, there's also a lot we can do to prevent it.

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    Magda 3 years ago

    I was reading about Kelley Eidem. At first I thought to tell my cousin to follow his guidelines, but than I was rethinking of how he was diagnosed with cancer. I re-read and realized that he was never diagnosed with cancer officially. Having blotches and self-diagnose with a help of home pregnancy test seems to me like not enough of proof that cancer existed at all. That's why it's hard for me to pass his guidelines to anyone. On the other hand, I liked what I heard form Chris Wark. I studied his blog. I liked it all the way until I found a long list of super expensive supplements. That doesn't make a sense to me, since they are also artificial. Just like pharmaceutical drugs that he advised not to be used since they promote cancer. Isolated vitamins and minerals have no worth, as far as I know. So, I'm so sorry that it is so hard to find somebody that cured himself with sole diet and lifestyle changes, and who is ready to share that without selling or promoting sales of various supplements, books, etc. actually, someone that is not making money of it. That's just what regular doctors do. Anyway.

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    ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

    Hi Magda, please understand that I am not giving health advice because I am not a doctor. This article is for informational purposes only. In Kelley's article, he explained why he didn't choose to have a biopsy. There is evidence that biopsy's may spread cancer, and that was the last thing he needed at that point. He did have a positive pregnancy test, which, in his case, is a strong indicator of cancer.

    I agree that isolated vitamins and minerals are not the best way to go. But there are people who are healed this way. I would advise you to read the book Outsmart Your Cancer by Tanya Harter Pierce. She is very well versed on the need for biopsies.

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    Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    What a very excellent hub. I'm totally convinced that chemotherapy is toxic and poisons our human body rather than curing it. To make sure about eating an alkaline diet is one great step for anyone, even if there is no cancer. Your case studies are very uplifting and I will share your hubs with others who have been diagnosed and have to make important decisions. It will be their intuitive self that tells them which route to take. We all have free choice.

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    ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

    Hi Nadine, thank you so much for reading. It makes me so sad to see people suffering from the side effects of chemo. Also, there is an excellent cancer crusader right on Hub Pages by the name of Kelley Eidem. You might be interested in reading his articles as well.

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    Staci 3 years ago

    9 months ago I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer.... I opted out of the traditional... No surgery, No radiation & No chemo. I researched & made a plan, ate raw, juiced, took supplements & added various modalities. I am thrilled to report, that after 8 months exactly to the date of my diagnosis, all my tests are normal! NED. :) Yea! Your body is amazing & can heal itself~

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    ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

    Hi Staci, I am so happy to hear about this great news. The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. I wish you many more years of good health.

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    Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

    Naturally healing methods are often the most effective, I'm interested in reading more about the success rate here.

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    Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Great hub and i will share it on my Facebook and the other networks.

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    ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

    Nadine, thank you so much. You are so kind.

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    Christine P Ann 2 years ago from Australia

    This is very informative and I will be sharing. Thanks so much :)

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    ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

    Hi Christine, thanks for reading this one as well.

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    ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

    Hi keke, thanks for your testimony on how you were healed from breast cancer. This is a disease that needs to be arrested. I had to delete your comment because I can't keep any comments with links. Feel free to leave all of the information again, without the website.

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    Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

    Very interesting information. Alternative treatments seem to be much kinder to the body, but have not got a great batting average for a cure. The same could be said with traditional treatments, and using chemo is so painful along with radiation, that the cure can kill. When I watched Farrah's Story it was so sad. She was very brave and very beautiful. The alternative treatment in Germany was so painful and she went through it anyway because it was a last resort. But when she had been scheduled for a second treatment she decided not to go through with it.

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    ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

    Hi grandoldlady, my heart grieves when I see people going through chemotherapy, and they die anyway. What was the use? Thanks so much for reading.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Very interesting and I do believe given the right conditions the body ,via the right diet, can heal itself of any disease.

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    Mrs. Hu/ Hong kong 2 years ago

    My husband was diagnosed of pancreatic cancer in 2011 in hong kong, we went to see 3 doctors, 3 drs. told us that he has 6 months to live, whether he will do chemo treatment or not. He decided not to have chemo treatment, instead, my husband ate sour sop fruit everyday and drink sour sop tea (dried leaves, bark and twigs of sour sop tree). After 18 months of sour sop, his pancreas was clear of any cancer until now. Thank God, for no killer chemo therapy. Mrs. Hu

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    ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

    Hi Mrs. Hu, I'm so happy to hear that your husband did so well with the sour sop soup. I hope you can find something else that helps him. I'll say a prayer for him.

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    Makaela Wilson 9 months ago

    Dr Revici is mentioned above. The book about his life 'The Doctor who Cured Cancer' is an amazing read.

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    Rebecca Burg 9 months ago from Florida

    Thank you for writing on alternative health, this can be useful stuff. I'm a cancer survivor who had conventional treatment after "natural" treatments failed. Each cancer/patient is different and should really look at ALL the options before ruling out potentially life saving modalities.

    A so-called "toxic" regimen of chemo saved my life. (The medicine was made from the bark of a yew tree, another was biological based...yes, this was part of the conventional chemo cancer treatment centers use)

    For me, natural and conventional treatment complemented each other. I watched the standard chemo/radiation routine dramatically shrink my tumors while alternative medicine helped me recover faster and tolerate treatment better.

    Unless there is clinical proof of its efficacy, any potential natural treatment should be approached with a discerning eye. Proven conventional treatments do work, that's why they're in use. It took an invasive, stage 3 life-threatening breast cancer to get me to realize this (I used to be a believer in all natural cures). I survived, am feeling great, if anything, better than before I was diagnosed.

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