Daran Gowen | CaringBridge

Daran Gowen There is another way!

First post: 12/3/2016 Latest post: 12/16/2016
Thanks for visiting my webpage. The title of my site is based on my absolute belief (now backed up by lots of scientific research) that there are other ways to prevent and cure cancer rather than just the harsh options of chemo, radiation and surgery. I lived with cancer from the age of 16 when my mother was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. However, despite three rounds of cancer treatment, she lived for 26 years after her last diagnosis! She was my greatest champion and role model for positive thinking. I myself was first diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 32, had chemo and radiation, and then had a nearly 16 year remission until my breast cancer returned on the scar tissue of my previous lumpectomy.  I have no doubt in my mind that regular mammogram check ups contributed to return of my illness. It was a very small lump, but unfortunately, I gave in to conventional medicine options, had a bi-lateral mastectomy, and chemotherapy with docetaxol that nearly killed me. 

It was a terrible traumatic time for my whole family. My 2 girls were ages 8 and 13 at the time and it was so very difficult for all of us. After that, I only had a short 6 week break of relative health before other follow scans showed that I had suspected liver and then lung metastases. I never believed I had liver cancer, but it took over 1.5 years, and many hard fights to convince my doctors, but I healed myself of all liver lesions through diet and positive changes to my lifestyle.  It took me nearly 2 years to recover from the chemotherapy and surgery, but my lungs never really recovered and by 2015, was finding that I couldn't exercise to the same level as previously. Then in August 2016, I found out that what I thought was lymphodema, was actually a tumour that had again grown under my left arm and the circus began again. However, in Nov. 2015, a series called The Truth About Cancer (TTAC) was launched on the internet providing a whole forum about supportive and 'alternative' therapies could help people with cancer. Specifically, they revealed a number of immuno-supportive therapies that were working to regress tumours and improve quality of life for people with cancer.  


When I received my diagnosis in August, I knew I could not spend the rest of a short, painful life taking chemotherapy again.  I found a great oncologist and started taking oral chemotherapy, while also  making a lot of health-supporting changes to my diet and lifestyle, but had a hard time reducing the stress in my life, as I was also going through the breakdown of my marriage and legal separation. I knew I needed an integrated healing centre to help me focus on real self-healing and take some well needed time out to get my life in order.  I found the Hope4Cancer in Cancun, Mexico through the TTAC and have never looked back! During my 3 week treatment programme, I have met many other people in my situation and found great strength through the love and support of a new community of people who are taking control of their disease through individualised treatment programmes. Nearly every person I've met here has left with news that their disease has regressed in 3 short weeks, and the centre provides follow-up care indefinitely to help you stay on the track to a full cure. 

One of the hardest things about coming here was to come on my own and leave my children behind for 4 weeks. Most people come here with their partners or a family member, and those carers are a very active part of the recovery programme.  My 25 year relationship with my ex-husband was terminated in July 2015 when he sent me an email while I was overseas to inform me of same, 4 days after my family had memorial service to spread my mother's ashes at sea in a final tribute to her beautiful life. There is known relationship between cancer and emotional shock, and this is a shock I am still struggling to cope with, but I'm getting there!  More than anything, being at Hope4Cancer has given me a new lifeline and renewed optimism for the future, through sharing positive stories and experiences with other people in similar situations to me. I am so grateful to all the courageous people who are striving to bring new approaches to cancer treatment and new optimism for what should no longer be viewed as a death sentence. There is so definitely another way to cancer cures than conventional treatments, and I'm one of the new generation of cancer thrivers who is going to be cancer free in the very near future!! 

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