Cancer Patient Diana Warren Says No to Conventional Treatment

by ologsinquito

Diana Warren was a breast cancer patient who worked closely with her doctor, and declined conventional therapy. She is alive and well and has written a book about her experience.

Diana Warren was diagnosed with breast cancer that had already begun to spread. She was urged to do chemotherapy immediately. Her daughter drove her to her first appointment. However, after walking into the clinic,she didn't stay. Instead, she returned to her car and vowed to never set foot in that place again.

Although she did go back a few times, she never felt comfortable enough to allow herself to be treated. Each time, she made a quick exit.

Instead, she went online and read everything she could about her condition. She became determined to find another solution that didn't involve radiation, or the standard chemotherapy protocol.

Diana and her daughter, Jamie Beardsley, have recounted her frightful tale, which has a happy ending, in their book, Say No to Radiation and Conventional Chemotherapy: Winning my Battle Against Stage II Breast Cancer.

Please understand that I'm not a doctor and this article is not written as medical advice. I'm simply sharing information about Diane's book.

Flickr photo by miamism

More Advice from Dr. James Forsythe

He writes the introduction for Diana's book

Diana's book is introduced by the famous integrative oncologist Dr. James W. Forsythe, MD also profiled in Suzanne Somer's book called Knockout, which describes her earlier battle with cancer. The actress was also mistakenly diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer that doctors thought had overtaken her whole body. She is passionate about spreading the news that there are many treatment options that aren't made aware to the general public.

Dr. Forsythe notes that most newly diagnosed cancer patients are frightened to the point where they can barely function. They are deluged with so much information, that they simply cannot process it all. He praises the author for being able to hold her ground, and take responsibility for her health, when confronting a disease that he says now kills 50,000 women a year in the United States alone, citing figures from 2013.

Also a prolific author himself, Dr. Forsythe has now written a number of books on cancer care and the large medical-industrial complex that dictates how treatment should be delivered.

An Account of Diana Warren's Struggle with Breast Cancer

Say No To Radiation and Conventional Chemo: Winning My Battle Again...

Conventional Oncologists Generally Tell Patients to Eat Whatever they Want

However, Diana Warren made sure to get rid of sugar
Breast Cancer Cupcakes
Breast Cancer Cupcakes

Breast Cancer Patients and the Medical Establishment

Just when patients are at their most vulnerable, wondering if they'll survive and how their families will fare, they are hit with the news that they must have immediate surgery or chemotherapy. Sometimes, Dr. Forsythe explains, radiation may be given along with the chemo treatments. Patients will also be told of the frightening and life-threatening side effects from these therapies.

In his own book, Take Control of Your Cancer, he provides some statistics that aren't reassuring. Standard chemotherapy regimens do little to help advanced cancer patients, only 2 percent of whom will be alive five years past their diagnosis.

Diana Sorts out Her Options Amidst Great Confusion

It took a great deal of courage for Diana to be able to wade through her options, during a time of incredible upheaval in her life. A newly diagnosed cancer patient will hear all kinds of advice. Someone deciding to skip conventional treatment will likely face great resistance from family and friends, who are convinced that this means giving up and resigning themselves to an inevitable death.

What she was rejecting was the blind use of highly toxic agents that may or may not have had any effect upon her particular type of cancer. Dr. Forsyth notes how, instead, she underwent genetic testing to see what agents should be used.

He also pointed out that very high doses of radiation are typically given following months of chemotherapy. Presumably, though, after the tumor has been removed, the breast is normal. Dr. Forsythe questions the wisdom of irradiating healthy tissue. He claims this is only done because the medical team is "covering themselves."

Continual Internet Research

Diana's daughter and co-author of their book, Jamie Beardsley, recounts how her mother took to the Internet in search of a more non-toxic solution to regaining her health. She said her mother's determination to get well amazed her. She also decided to change her diet, getting rid of sugar and other chemical substitutes, and using stevia, a healthy alternative derived from a plant.

The Internet became a virtual lifeline, as Diana also used it to order various herbal supplements known for their cancer-killing ability. Not all of them agreed with her, Jamie notes, but many of them did appear to help restore her mother to her present state of health.

Updated: Feb. 6, 2016, ologsinquito
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ologsinquito on 02/21/2014

I've heard that also. Mushrooms are very good for us.

frankbeswick on 02/21/2014

Shiitake mushrooms are said to have anticarcinogenic properties.

ologsinquito on 02/21/2014

Hi Sheila, thank you for reading. It's good to get the feedback that at least one person likes this article. :) Someone also did a study that showed that green tea with just one white mushroom a day has a great cancer-fighting synergy. I have to dig that up somewhere.

sheilamarie on 02/20/2014

I've had to cut out sugar, too, and turmeric combined with black pepper does have cancer fighting properties. I also drink a lot of green tea. There is so much more known now about cancer and which foods are helpful and which feed the cancers. Thanks for this article.

ologsinquito on 02/19/2014

Sugar is terrible for cancer. Stevia is a much better bet.

Mira on 02/19/2014

That's probably a very good idea, to take a turmeric supplement after a battle with cancer. A good friend's brother is ill and he can't be operated yet he's in remission and taking healthy supplements, and eating well, as you say. Those cancer cupcakes are a bit misguided, by the way. Sugar is not something that should be connected with fighting cancer. In fact, we should probably all do well to eat less sugar. I'm really happy with stevia right now. It also has other properties; it's not just a good natural substitute of sugar.

ologsinquito on 02/19/2014

There's a lot of information about how turmeric is a powerful cancer fighter. One of my relatives is a long-term survivor and she takes a turmeric supplement everyday. It contains black pepper, which helps make it more biologically active.

Mira on 02/19/2014

I've been reading about the healing properties of turmeric and heard today on the radio that they made a pill based on its cancer-fighting agents. That's really good news, isn't it? I'll have to read more about it . . . or maybe you will and tell us about it ;). Turmeric reduces inflammation in the body -- these natural substances are wonderful for us. That may offer one window into a life of good health.

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