Longest-Living Lung Cancer Survivor Shares The Plan That Helped Him Beat Cancer
Hampton, VA, October 16, 2018 — No one wants to hear from their doctor that they have cancer, and only six months to live. But these are the words that Dr. Carl O. Helvie heard 44 years ago. While his doctor encouraged him to begin traditional treatment right away, Helvie knew there had to be another way to treat his cancer without the negative side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, or the invasiveness of surgery. After a lot of praying and a good amount of soul-searching, he opted to look for an alternative way to beat his cancer.
Today, Dr. Helvie is the longest-living lung cancer survivor in the world and he credits this with his decision to take a holistic approach in his treatment. His treatment proved so successful, Dr. Helvie used it to develop a simple plan that he shares in his new book, Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach (Booklocker Inc.). It’s not complicated—it’s not rocket science—but it is based on years of proven research. The book explores the environment that brings cancer and the human body together, and offers steps to take before these three elements interact to cause the disease.
Listed in ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2014,’ Helvie recommends anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis to take the time to really think about what they want to do for their treatment plan. Adding, “People shouldn’t jump into chemotherapy or surgery if they don’t have all of the information and have a chance to think about it.”
In 2014, Dr. Helvie founded the Carl O. Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation—a foundation different from other cancer foundations in that they focus on the holistic approach and multiple aspects of education, research and patient care for many types of cancer. For each area of content in the book there is a review of current research studies, and steps we can take to avoid carcinogens and strengthen the body. Also included are interviews with over 40 national leaders, discussing vastly different areas ranging from GMOs and EMTs to gratitude and forgiveness. There is also a how-to section that covers everything from meditation, gratitude and faith, to minor changes in diet, drinking water and reducing stress.
A prolific author, Helvie has written 10 books, more than 55 articles, and has presented 57 research papers throughout the US and Europe. In retirement, he focuses his research on natural interventions for health issues, which led him to develop a nursing theory that has helped him establish a nursing center and improve primary care for homeless and low-income families. Since retiring, he has written two more books and served as the host of a holistic health radio show. In 1999, he was presented the Distinguished Career Award in Public Health from the American Public Health Association. He has been interviewed on more than 150 radio and television shows about his two most recent books.
For more information, please visit www.holisticcancerfoundation.com. Or visit https://www.holisticcancerfoundation.com/interviews-cancer-survivors/ to listen to Helvie’s interviews with cancer survivors.
Excerpts from reviews on Reducing Your Cancer Risk:
Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads: “Reducing Your Cancer Risk is an excellent and practical resource book chock-full of information that can motivate one to make lifestyle changes that can prevent cancer…The book is divided into three parts. The first discusses Environmental Factors and includes ways to avoid or prevent exposure to risk factors… The second discusses Individual Factors and includes lifestyle choices to increase one’s resistance to cancer and build a better immunity… The third discusses Mental and Spiritual Aspects and includes compassion, meditation, forgiveness, prayer and stress management… Although written by an educated man with extensive knowledge, Mr. Helvie keeps the information easy to read and follow by using the format of bullet point suggestions that can be implemented immediately.
If you are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle and want to have a practical manual on what to do to prevent cancer, this is the ideal book for you…The contents page, index and numerous links and references to over 40 other professionals make this book a handy resource that has gained a coveted place on my desk.”
NewAgeJournal.com: “Reducing Your Cancer Risk is an essential reference guide for those who want to prevent cancer or are currently struggling with a cancer diagnosis. Western medicine pushes the traditional radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to ‘cure’ cancer. In reality, these treatments cause cancer to proliferate and kill off healthy cells… In each section, the author describes specific things a person can do to prevent cancer and then provides action steps to assist in implementing these suggestions… This book is very well written and easy to read. In fact, I could not put it down… As a retired hospice and holistic wellness nurse, I really appreciate his all-encompassing approach.”
Rev Dr. Anne Marie Evers, Best-Selling Author; Ordained Minister; Doctor of Divinity; CEO of Affirmations International Publishing Company; Radio Host: “I found the book so interesting … I could not put it down until I had read it from cover to cover. So much of the information we may know or probably have heard about, however the way the author sets it out makes it new, tantalizing and exciting. I was thinking as I read through it, everyone can benefit from reading and using this information… The book covers all aspects of health, diet, exercise, meditation, prayer and much more coupled with a huge dose of ‘Common Sense.’ …Put it in a way that is interesting to read and understand.”