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Uncle’s Cancer

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

My uncle received a liver cancer diagnosis on July 27, 2010. When his regular doctor called him in for a six month check up, they found one tumor the size of three apples on his liver. They said a vein running underneath the cancer would make surgery impossible. They also told him a mother tumor was feeding the current tumor, but they could not find it yet. He saw an oncologist a week later. She said this rare cancer was out of her area of ability.

At his church that Sunday, they had a powerful service! When my Uncle went up for with his pastor, the presence of God engulfed him. He stood there, as the Lord washed him thoroughly with His Spirit. He said he had never felt the Lord so strongly.

A week after seeing the oncologist, he went to Boston to see specialists. The doctors said a mother tumor existed but they could not find it. They said this because this kind of tumor does not grow unless a mother tumor feeds it. My uncle baffled the doctors when he told them he had no pain. To have such a huge tumor and it not be causing pain is a bit mystifying. To God be the glory!

They told him the therapies that were available:  Chemotherapy, radiation, then operate and blast what was left of the cancer. In addition to the normal side effects (hair loss, sickness), they said he would experience permanent numbness in his fingers and toes. Even after the burn, slice, and poison method, they only gave him a 20% chance to live for 5 years! If he did nothing for his cancer, they gave him 2 years to live.

At 65, having 3 healthy grandchildren he would like to stay alive for, he decided he would rather live 2 good years than 5 miserable ones. He figured he would rather enjoy the last bit of life he had with his family, if this was his time.

However, he began to look toward the natural therapies. What he discovered amazed us. More on this topic next time.


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