Recent Host Immunity Articles
I am a poster child for lifestyle change. However, lifestyle and behavior change alone is not always enough. Not always enough to prevent cancer. Not always enough to assist in managing a conventional treatment program. Not always enough to ensure durable remission or increase overall survival.
In addition to healthy lifestyle activities, a powerful response to counter the fear of cancer recurrence is to be grateful, mindful, hopeful, and present—and apply the emotional intelligence to ‘respond’, but not ‘react’, to the negative words or actions of others. The key is to recognize but filter out negative thoughts—your own, and those thoughts and comments of others.
For decades, cancer scientists and oncologists have focused more on what type of ‘disease’ a person has, as opposed to what type of ‘person’ has a disease. The fact is, every individual has a unique biological environment within that can greatly influence the onset of cancer, its treatment, and long-term survival.
Even as cancer treatment becomes more targeted, with less toxicity, fewer side effects, there remains a profound need to focus more on the host: the patient.
The documentary does an incredible job capturing the history of cancer, with a laser focus on tumors and evolving treatments. Sadly, Cancer all but leaves the ‘host’, the patient, out of the story. No discussion on prevention.