|"...to everyone battling cancer -- |
stay smart, realistic... do
your own research and follow your
gut for what makes the most sense."
In the six months I completely changed my diet starting with giving up all processed foods. I started a meal plan that consisted of wild caught fish, chicken and bison that were antibiotic and hormone free, organic vegetables and foods containing healthy fats avocado, cashews and macadamia nuts. I cut all sugars from my diet including those from fruits. My fruit intake was limited to berries occasionally. Getting close to my MRI appointment and thinking this was going to be my only option.
My message to everyone battling cancer is to stay smart and realistic. Do your own research and listen to the right people and follow your gut for what makes the most sense. The resources are all around us and thanks to the world wide web, we have some of the best information available to win this. Perhaps it was the research that made me push for a second (and even a third) opinion and I'm glad I did- because if I would have caved to the panic-stricken voice of my first doctor, things may have turned out very differently- or worse.
JOHN SAVARINO, DO - Medical Dir. (Apex Cen. for Regenerative Medicine)
"I find the advancements of ultrasound technologies remarkable. The innovation allows procedure-based doctors (like me) to do more with procedures, because now we can see deeper and smaller things. The philosophy of INTEGRATING modalities is definitely the way that medicine is going... and obviously using the least amount of invasiveness possible so that people recover faster and they have less likelihood of getting things like infection and other types of complications."
Prostate Laser Center)
"When a patient has an elevated PSA or positive digital rectal exam, most urologists will perform an untargeted biopsy. This generally involves 6-12 core samples from around the prostate without screening for or targeting any specific lesion. Some call this approach "Poke and hope" given that it only has a 60-70% sensitivity for clinically significant prostate cancer. If instead, we start with an imaging study such as a high quality multiparametric MRI, followed by a targeted biopsy, we can increase the sensitivity for clinically significant prostate cancer to about 90-95%. In addition, minimally invasive treatment, such as MRI guided laser ablation allows a more targeted treatment approach with a lower risk of side effects."
DAVID DACHINGER - Innovator (Loving Meditations: Bring Calm to Cancer)
JESSICA GLYNN, LCSW, CPC, CEC - Psychotherapist (JAG Wellness, LLC)
"This literally just happened to my dad; the doc was 95% sure it was cancer, proceeded with surgery after catheters causing infections -- and NO cancer! Lots of crying and worries from all of us for NOTHING! My thoughts on SCANXIETY... any time a threat to our physical health and wellbeing arises, our amygdala gets activated, driving an overwhelming flood of fear. Anxiety leads to negative and destructive reactions without any clear or immediate answers and often leads to a fear-heightened loop. Jim’s experience with cancer imaging provides immediate answers, easing these anxieties more quickly instead of going direct to a painful and risky biopsy- which also gives segmented "hurry up and wait" information. A palliative care model could help us gain the knowledge and answers we need in as timely and cohesive way."
JOHN GRAZIANO - TriAthlete / Physical Trainer (Wildwood Warriors Tri Team)
"This video is actually very educational and eye opening. We are trained to listen to conventional medicine. Sure, we also know we should always get a 2nd opinion. However, one would likely go straight to another conventional doctor. Dr. Bard’s 3-D Ultrasound is such a benefit over the conventional methods. Not only does it offer faster results, reducing the stressful waits, but it provides a much more reliable diagnosis. I’ve often felt like too many doctors are “textbook diagnosers!” I appreciate Jim for taking the time to share other alternatives. I believe these kinds of videos from real people who experience a successful alternative diagnosis provides hope for thinking out of the box and give us a fighting chance. "
Fight Cancer Like A Girl)
"I am Jim’s wife and I’m also a breast cancer survivor and what I hope people take away from the video is that you have to be your own advocate and research all options. I feel getting a second opinion is mandatory with a cancer diagnosis, different doctors have different opinions. This applied in my case as well I’m glad I got a second opinion. Do your research if they recommend invasive tests, we are grateful to have found Dr. Bard and his 3D imaging because especially with prostate cancer the other biopsies they recommended are very invasive, painful and can be harmful. The 3D imaging has made follow up check ups a breeze literally in minutes you get instant results. Also researching wholistic options has proved beneficial for Jim he found Chaga mushroom tea that he drinks daily along with taking supplements and his cancer is gone and has not returned."
* Opinions expressed in this VIEWPOINTS section are supportive comments about the contents of this article and are solely those from the contributors credited.
Dr. Joseph Mercola (www.mercola.com)
Dr. Robert L. Bard (www.bardcancerdiagnostics.com)
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