If Only I Had Known: Integrative & Alternative Paths to Recovery from Breast Cancer
Aviva Mayers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Like millions of
women throughout the world, she initially agreed to a conventional treatment
out of fear and confusion. But she began to question those choices as the
treatment progressed. Following her treatment she took herself on a journey
to learn about gentler, less invasive treatments outside of conventional
medicine. Aviva attributes her current state of good health to the integrative
and alternative paths she ultimately followed.
This is a book about options… options for treatment, management
and prevention of breast cancer outside of mainstream medicine. It is
the result of the journey that Aviva took back to health, and many of her
choices outside of mainstream medicine are discussed here. The book includes
interviews with patients who followed a path to recovery, much of which they
attribute to alternative treatments. And it includes interviews with a range of
health care practitioners working with patients with breast or other cancers.
The professionals share their thoughts on mainstream treatments, discuss
integrative and alternative interventions that can help with recovery, and in
some cases even replace conventional treatments. The book also offers advice
on how to prevent breast cancer in the first place or how to avoid a recurrence.
If Only I Had Known is essential reading for anyone diagnosed with breast
cancer. It provides a unique perspective on treatments that your doctor may
not tell you about. Knowing about these options could improve your life both
physically and psychologically. The information contained here is also relevant
to people suffering from other cancers, since many of the same inflammatory
processes may contribute to their cancers.