Conquering Melanoma

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Jim Writes:

I had a visit from a friend that I hadn’t seen in a while.  As we talked, he suddenly got a stern look on his face and inquired about the area behind my ear.  His Dad had just died from melanoma cancer, and it looked exactly like what I was growing.

I had been going to a dermatologist for an annual visit.  Every year, he would either scrape, freeze, or use a chemical rub on, and a lecture, “Stay out of the sun.”  Next year: same areas, same treatment, same lecture.  But this time, he took a biopsy and said he would call me.

The Call

The “call” came a few days later when I was working by myself cutting firewood.  He said I had melanoma cancer that had metastasized and spread into my body.  I sat down on a piece of wood, alone, and cried for a while.

The surgeon explained they would remove a circle about 4 inches in diameter from my neck.  I asked how deep, and he said he wouldn’t know until he got in there.  I had visions of a large portion of my neck being removed for something the size of a pea.  I also had problems with being put to sleep, and signing a carte blanche agreement to remove whatever he deemed necessary.  After the surgery, discussions would follow on chemo and radiation.

Another Way?

I had known for some time a wonderful lady who was 100% committed to proper diet, supplements, juicing, and holistic treatments – a real crazy lady – until now when I needed her.  I could not, and did not, consent to the surgery despite extreme pressure from medical staff, friends, family (except my wife).  I mostly remember her saying, “It’s just cancer.  We can deal with that.”

I also met another lady who had melanoma in the same area I did, under her hair, and went through the surgery with the exact same surgeon that I had seen.  She had the surgery 5 years ago, was pronounced clean, and was cancer-free.  One year after the surgery, the cancer was back in the same area.  She refused the second surgery that was going to totally disfigure her neck and shoulder, and she became a “crazy lady” also. The two crazy ladies both suggested a third one… a nutritional, holistic based person.

Shortly thereafter at the Healing Strong conference, I listened to a speaker who discussed dental problems and mercury-based fillings as a possible cause of cancer.  Upon returning home, I immediately began to research dentists who practice the proper removal of mercury-based fillings.  The person I that I chose found four mercury-based fillings, a couple that was loose exposing toxins, and an infected jaw bone that was dumping toxins.  My cancer was within 1-2 inches of that area.  Tests showed my body to be high in mercury levels – no surprise there.

Not So Crazy After All

So at this point, I had five “not so crazy” ladies that were a strong influence on me:  my extremely supportive wife, two friends that practiced the holistic approach, plus a nutritionist, and a dentist.  There were others that offered great encouragement, but these were my “fab five.”

During the first year after my diagnosis, I changed many aspects of my lifestyle.  Coffee, diet sodas, packaged foods, and many other toxic foods were out.  I became more conscious of avoiding toxins absorbed through my skin.  Supplements and vitamins based on the Reams test were in.  Detox programs and products also were in.  I also initiated a black salve program on the melanoma.

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At this point, it has been 3 years since my diagnosis.  The visual symptoms of cancer are gone.  I do not see an oncologist because, quite simply, I don’t want their negative input.  I did have one medical urine test that showed my program is working, and I have very low levels of cancer indicators.  One of the most amazing side effects was my arthritic joints, which were in constant pain, have stopped hurting and begun healing.  One friend has remarked on how my skin tone is so much better.  My attitude and temperament are much improved.  I don’t get so angry about little things.  My wife even told me that I smell better.  I didn’t know I stunk before!

New Understanding

If a person takes time to educate themselves, it simply makes sense.  I do believe in the need for a doctor’s help at times.  But I honestly believe at this stage in my journey with cancer, the best treatment is what I can do for myself.  If a person takes time to read, study, pray, and get help from a chosen few, you will be amazed at the results.

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