Bev
Spangler

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer
August 24, 2017
Treatment:
Integrative Breast Cancer Therapy
 

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Bev Needs To Raise Funding

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• Bev needs to raise funds for the next cancer stem cell blood test, which runs about 650-700$.

• She needs to fly to California to get it, so possibly $500 for the flight..

• She needs to carry on with her natural chemos which run her about $400 a month. .

• Bev’s food program has added about $400 a month to her bills. And Bev is still underemployed during this phase of treatment, so any help with usual and ordinary bills is super helpful for reducing her stress levels. .

•Starting in November 2019, she’d like to start the CBD, TCH treatments which can be $300 to $700 but which last for 6 months..






 Bev's Story


Unbelievable News. August 24, 2017: How Could I Get Cancer?

Hi, I'm Bev: relatively happy, healthy Chicagoan, 54 years old, long time vegetarian. I went in for my standard mammogram in July. As usual for someone with chronically cystic (lumpy) tissue, they needed to ultrasound. I wasn't alarmed at all - they always ultrasound. Then they wanted to biopsy - no big deal I thought, I've had 4 over the decades and the tests always come back negative. I thought "Easy. To biopsy, they aspirate it, it always deflates instantly, it feels better, its always benign, and I go home happier." Imagine my surprise when this time, something completely different happened: on 8/24/17, I found out I have stage 2a, grade 3, triple negative breast cancer. It didn't deflate; its the size of a walnut and growing. The stages of grief started cycling through me. Shock, disbelief, anger, confusion, sadness, acceptance. And yet there is cause for great hope: it hasn't got the lymph nodes yet and hasn't metastasized - yes!! And with hope comes action: I feel a burning desire to research the heck out of this thing.

I'm All Over This

I've thrown myself into researching triple negative breast cancer and all types of treatments: the best, the new, the alternative. Long story short, I made a deliberate choice: integrative cancer treatment.

What’s an integrative plan?

Integrative means looking at the body as a complex, whole system, and therefore the cancer within it as a symptom of the whole system. Systems examined might be the immune system, digestion, filtration, the nervous system, hormones/endocrine, mental / emotional health, spiritual health and many others. My treatment plan indeed includes medicines for all these body and mind systems. Solutions are evidence-based, science-based, but do not exclude remedies from other traditions (such as Chinese or Ayurvedic), other cultures (such as Native American or other indigenous knowledge.) Integrative oncology might even include the use of globally toxic (conventional/orthodox) chemotherapies if they are indeed the best option. Hence the use of the term, integrative. If you want to look at the science and evidence behind the treatments, click here: (link to the cancer center for healing website)

Why go Integrative?

My primary reason: my mother. My mom died of this cancer at the age of 32, having been diagnosed at the age of 29. Another words, within three years of her having had a radical mastectomy, conventional chemotherapy, and conventional radiation, she was dead. My secondary reason: The chemotherapies and radiation used to try to treat my kind of cancer and my mom’s has not changed much since the 1970s. And the outcomes have not changed much either: people die and die quickly. Why? Triple Negative is more rare and difficult form of breast cancer end it has not been as researched as the two other more common (hormone based) kinds of breast cancer. I decided that no matter how many -or few- years of life I had left, I knew I did not want to live them as my mother did: weak, emaciated, sick, in pain, miserable, and sad. There was no way I was going to put my body through that. No matter what, I want to quality of life. Luckily, I do not think this cancer will be the cause of my death. Everything is going so well and so amazingly that I have not thought once about how many years I might have left. My intention is to have decades left. Thank you for visiting my website, joining me on this journey, and I hope that you and your loved ones find it informative and full of hope! With great love and gratitude, Bev


Overall Summary


Bev’s doing an integrative, evidence-based, cancer healing program, based on the work of Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy and her integrative colleagues at the Cancer Center for Healing, in Irvine, CA.

What’s an integrative plan?

    Integrative means looking at the body as a complex, whole system, and therefore the cancer within it as a symptom of the whole system. Systems examined might be the immune system, digestion, filtration, the nervous system, hormones/endocrine, mental / emotional health, spiritual health and many others. My treatment plan indeed includes medicines for all these body and mind systems. Solutions are evidence-based, science-based, but do not exclude remedies from other traditions (such as Chinese or Ayurvedic), other cultures (such as Native American or other indigenous knowledge.) Integrative oncology might even include the use of globally toxic (conventional) chemotherapies if they are indeed the best option.

    How’s it going?
    Excellently So Far!

      Even though I’ve only been able to afford about 1/6 of the treatments that Dr. Connealy has prescribed, the recommended treatments that I could afford were so effective that they caused my tumor to shrink twice in the 3 months before it was removed completely. Plus, within only 3 months of treatment, my blood cancer stem cell count was quite low at 4 parts per ml of blood. Many patients come in with a count of 10 or higher. A count of 2, 1, or 0 are considered remission or cured, so I’m getting close! And as of this writing (June 2018) its only been 10 months since I began treatment. Relative to some fellow cancer patients, I’m healing quite quickly. In other words, my immune system is strong and swift, its eating up / killing cancer cells even though I haven’t been able to do all the recommended healing protocols. (By the way, if you are curious, a cancer patient, especially triple negative breast cancer patient, or a friend, and you want to know in detail what my treatment plan has been so far – both the recommended plan and the affordable plan for Bev- we’ve made a chronological chart of what I’ve done so far, why, how much it cost, and what the results have been so far. Click here.)

      What’s Bev Done

        1st First line of defense: strict cancer healing food program. Organic, mostly whole plant, raw food eating until remission. The goal is to keep the body alkaline, low-inflammation, and low-glycemic because cancer does not grow in these cellular environments. A maintenance food program once I’m in remission might be a little more flexible. 2nd Cancer killing selectively-toxic (natural) chemotherapies. My tumor cells have tested to respond positively to no less than 8 substances which can be taken as nutraceuticals, mostly in pill or liquid form, to kill cancer cells. (I do inject myself in the stomach with one medicine.) This means my immune system and all its healthy cells are left untouched by these natural chemo medicines, so I have no debilitating side effects. My side effects are occasional fevers, sweats, minor nausea, and fatigue. 3rd SOT treatment. Supportive Oligonucleotide Technique. The SOT is a blood infusion using your own messenger RNA to find and kill remaining cancer stem cells in the blood, even crossing the blood-brain barrier. This will be working within my body from June until about November 2018. 4th Complete lifestyle overhaul, with the goal of living as cleanly and healthy as possible, in all areas of life. How? I make sure I go to psychotherapy and spiritual counseling in order to keep my stress levels low. High stress chemicals, like cortisol and adrenaline, interfere with my immune system strength and can then prevent the medicines from having a full effect. 5th What the future holds There are more treatments to try. (An integrative plan can take 2 to 3 years to fully take effect.) But it will all depend on funding. There are the high end treatments like intravenous treatments like salicinium, mistlestoe, vitamin C, and sodium bicarbonate/hyperthermia. They run from $6000 to 60,000, depending on which treatments you choose and how many your body needs to kill the cancer. There are the affordable treatments of TCH and CBD for killing cancer cells at $300 to $700 for a 6 month supply. Down the road, there’s biological dentistry, another high end expense.