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bers and sees itself as existing as a sort of `chandlery
by the waterside', so that each person may load up
their own little boat with what they need to move
on.
`Cansurviving' makes use of the present par-
ticiple of the verb to survive, and we consider this
to be a vital active principle, where our members,
and people who access the site, from 46 countries
now, can feel empowered rather than helpless af-
ter the shock of diagnosis. Recently, someone said
the site had been recommended to him in Australia
by some colleagues in the USA. who said it was `the
best site on the web for healing cancer'. Since there
are over nine million of them (to date) that's quite
an accolade.
We work as a
team, majoring
on this question
of the purpose
of survivorship.
We consider it
to be a new state
of mind, where one gives back to others after the
shock of diagnosis has subsided. For any person, a
cancer diagnosis is a shock and a trauma. Any shock
stops thinking, and for a time the shock of diagno-
sis can paralyse a person's capacity to carry on in a
constructive way with the next part of their life. On
this international group-built site, we discuss ways
of proceeding, and explore complementary and al-
ternative treatments to aid the healing process.
Why me?
This may well be a question. And help! `what
can I do now? For the understanding of those who
have built this site - starting from the Site Founder,
Judith Edwards onwards - is that both the develop-
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tion
(a
bla
te,
a
bla
tive)
removal of body part or tissue,
now
usuall
y b
y a
ppl
ying high energ
y
trea
tment e.g.
laser
,
ultrasound,
radio frequency
adjuvant thera
py/
trea
tment
description of trea
tment g
iven in
addition to the main one,

e.g.
chemothera
p
y after surg
ical
removal of a tumour
alkalise
(alkali,
alkaline,
alkalinity)
procedure or substance tha
t
reduces acidity in the body
allogeneic
from a compa
tible donor
anabolism
(ana
bolic)
meta
bolic process of building up
tissue,
requiring energ
y
anaemia
deficiency in red blood cells or in
their haemoglobin content,
resulting
in weariness and pale complexion
anaerobic
living without oxygen; refers to cells
tha
t ha
ve an alterna
tive means of
producing energ
y e.g.
cancer cells
use glucose instead
angiogenesis
(ang
iogenic)
process b
y which tumours spread
through invading surrounding tissue
with minute new blood vessels
antigen
toxin or f
oreign substance used to
induce an immune response,

i.e.
the production of antibodies
antioxidant
substances thought to protect body
cells from the dama
g
ing ef
fects of
oxida
tion
anti-prolifera
tive
tending to inhibit cell g
rowth
a
poptosis
(a
poptotic)
normal process f
or elimina
ting
DNA dama
ged/unwanted cells;
if inhibited,
this ma
y result in
uncontrolled cell g
rowth and tumour
f
orma
tion
autologous
crea
ted from the pa
tients' own
tissue,
e.g.
vaccines can be made
from their tumour tissue and stem
cells har
vested from their bone
marrow
biotransforma
tion
(biotransf
orm)
the body'
s wa
y of handling all the
chemical assaults it endures ever
y
da
y
cachexia
wasting syndrome; significant loss
of fa
t and muscle associa
ted with
cancer
carcinogen
(carcinogenic)
an
y substance/a
gent tha
t causes/
produces cancer
carcinoma
invasive tumour orig
ina
ting in the
membranous tissues surrounding
internal organs and surfaces
ca
tabolism
(ca
ta
bolic)
process of breaking down or
converting complex substances into
simple compounds,
releasing energ
y
chela
tion
trea
tment,
often intra
venousl
y
administered,
to bind to and remove
toxic hea
vy metals
c
ytokine
large and diverse g
roup of small
proteins tha
t af
fect the beha
viour
of other cells and are a crucial
component of immune response
c
ytolytic
rela
ting to the destruction or
dissolution of a cell
c
ytotoxic
(cytotoxicity)
toxic to cells
differentia
tion
normal process whereb
y cells gain a
specific identity and purpose as the
y
develop,
e.g.
skin cells,
liver cells
endocrine
the endocrine system is a collection
of glands tha
t secrete hormones
directl
y into the bloodstream to be
carried towards a distant target organ
free radicals
unsta
ble a
toms,
produced na
turall
y
in the body or introduced externall
y
(e.g.
b
y smoking),
which can
dama
ge cells,
proteins and DNA
haemotolog
y
study of blood,
blood-f
orming
organs and blood diseases
homeostasis
(homeosta
tic)
maintenance of sta
ble internal
physiolog
ical conditions under

various environmental conditions,

e.g.
tempera
ture control
hyperthermia
trea
tment exposing tissue or the
entire body to high tempera
tures
to weaken or kill cancer cells (not
to be confused with hypothermia,
severe loss of body tempera
ture)
hypoxia
(hypoxic)
oxygen-deprived condition
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waiting for science to come up with `the cur
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The Cancer Revolution
has answers.
Integrative Medicine is the br
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leaves no stone untur
ned. It is mor
with taking the risk of missing a vital piece of the puzzle. In this important new handbook, Patricia Peat has assembled a world-class team of
onal medic
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brings
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ment of cancer and the kick-starting of the healing
process are multi-factorial issues; there are no cast-
iron guarantees offered in any route, orthodox or
alternative. What is vital is for a renewed sense of
self-empowerment to grow, despite inevitable set-
backs, in order for body, mind and spirit to become
parts of the healing process. As a psychoanalytic
psychotherapist for over thirty years, I have found
the processes of being contained, and thereby be-
ing able to engender one's own sense of hope and
empowerment, to be constructive, and indeed vital,
for change and growth to take place. We hope the
site will open doors to different ways of thinking,
which can be used together to aid both physical and
mental health. We link with other sites promoting
cancer healing, in order to give our members the
widest view possible, but from the vantage point
of one site to which they may return and browse
freely, again and again, over the years.
Listen to Judith Edwards here.
Do keep listening to the Yes to Life Show in
the coming weeks. If you're interested in Integrative
Medicine for cancer, for yourself, for someone you
care for, or professionally, then you won't want to
miss the inspiring and inform-
ative guests I have lined up for
you!
Wishing you the very best for
your health and healthcare,
Robin Daly
Founder & Chairman, Yes to Life
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