This month’s newsletter features a documentary charting the journey of one of our patients with metastatic breast cancer.
Early in 2018, Yvonne was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with multiple metastases in her liver. Faced with a bleak prognosis, she began to research what else she might be able to do in addition to her standard treatment to increase the odds of a positive outcome.
She found Care Oncology and was able enroll on our adjunctive metabolic treatment program designed to complement her conventional care. She also made changes to diet and nutrition and other aspects of her lifestyle.
Yvonne’s daughter Georgia works as a TV researcher and broadcast journalist in London, UK and in 2019 they made a documentary film about Yvonne’s journey. Here’s what Georgia has to say about her mother and the film they made together:
“By using cheap, existing drugs in combination with the conventional cancer treatments, alongside changes to diet and nutrition, we believe mum is living a healthier life with cancer than she was before her diagnosis. This documentary investigates all aspects of “starving cancer” and speaks to those who swear by it, as well as those who totally refute it.”
November 2020 – Zoom update with Yvonne & Georgia
Yvonne and Georgia caught up with Yvonne’s Care Oncology physician, Dr Ndaba Mazibuko, just before Thanksgiving. They were joined by Dr Chuck Meakin, US Medical Director. It was truly inspiring for our doctors to hear that Yvonne continues to do very well clinically with ongoing stable disease, no new tumors in the liver and no sign of any suspicious lesions in other organs.
She also describes how the research and pursuit of additional evidence-led interventions, like the COC Protocol, has given her a mental and emotional boost, allowing her to exert positive influence over circumstances which, all too easily, can feel as though they’re outside a patient’s control.
At Care Oncology, we seek to empower our patients to help them live longer and better lives. But, we’re also with them every step of the way, providing ongoing medical supervision, regular follow up appointments with our doctors and access to nurse support.