October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink By Barbara Cunnings-Versaevel

Every year at this time, Pink Campaigns are run to designate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Requests are made to support many fund-raising initiatives. The dollars raised by these initiatives support research with a small percentage going towards prevention or services for cancer patients. A large amount is often committed to administration and promotion.

I would enthusiastically support these initiatives if I saw a glimmer of hope that all the money raised for research actually created solutions for healing. Sadly, this does not appear to be the case. Research still has not found a ‘cure’ for cancer, no matter all the millions and billions of dollars raised for this cause.

My logical mind has to ask the question. Why is this so? I know there are ways to heal and in a manner that is less invasive. There are natural methods and ancient time-tested systems of healing plus food and supplements that can make a huge difference. There have been some discoveries from research, but the moment they are published indicating there could be a ‘cure’, they are silenced.

Long ago I was aware that cancer was a business. It pains me to say this. In reality, there is no real incentive on the part of the pharmaceutical industry and for that matter, the whole cancer industry that supports treatments, to find a cure. They would potentially put themselves out of business. The business of cancer is growing. It is profitable. More and more people are being diagnosed with cancer. The numbers are staggering.

I know that I am at risk for sharing these thoughts out loud and online, but I can’t help myself. I feel so passionately about what is happening – or not happening. At the moment a person is diagnosed with cancer, they put their life in the hands of their doctors. There is a trust factor that the medical system will help them get better. In fact, it is in their code – ‘Do No Harm’. How does this profession then justify the treatment model of radical surgery, injections of highly toxic chemicals (chemotherapy) and blasting the body with toxic radiation? These treatments do harm. They lower the immune system at the very time it is needed to heal.

While I was getting chemotherapy, it made me think twice about why they were injecting chemicals into my body that had to be transported in a special container so as not to contaminate ‘healthy’ people. Also, why did the radiation technicians evacuate the room when I was receiving the radiation? If it was unhealthy and dangerous for them, wasn’t it also unhealthy and dangerous for me? I was the one with the cancer who needed healing.

I think we are conditioned to believe that these treatments are the gold standard and we shouldn’t question them. I’ve never been good at that. I do question what I don’t understand.

I did finish chemotherapy and radiation but very quickly realized that the answers to my getting well did not lie there. There was work I had to do for myself. Obviously what I did worked because I’m still alive having outlived a dire prognosis.

What did I do?

  1. Evaluated my life to identify what was working and what wasn’t working. There were big changes that needed to be made – some very painful. However, they were absolutely necessary to heal the real me inside.
  2. Learned meditation to find the peace and calm so I could actually hear my inner voice. It was difficult at first. My mind kept spinning out of control with fear and worry, but eventually I started to feel the benefits. My inner voice was surfacing.
  3. Started journaling. When my inner voice started to be heard through meditation, it was captured in journaling. As I simply wrote what came to mind, snippets of greater wisdom than mine started to appear. The Universe/God, however you define the greater power, made its presence known.
  4. Rethought my diet. I had thought it was okay, but there were tune-ups required.
  5. Exercise was okay. I had that under control. I always exercised and continued during cancer, whether it was a short walk right after chemo or longer walks when I felt better. Also went to Tai Chi classes for the moving meditation and support that community extended to me.
  6. Started taking Essiac and did so for a couple of years. It helped immensely as a blood purifier. I could feel my energy and health return.

In this list, which only covers a few of the changes I made, no drugs were involved, except for Essiac if you consider herbs a drug. These changes went beyond the physical and delved into my mind and soul, the components not addressed by traditional medicine.

It takes more than the physical to heal cancer. In fact, the process is about healing a life, not just a disease. This is one of the reasons I believe that research is falling short of finding a ‘cure’. The whole person is not being addressed – only the physical. How can a pill or treatment heal a body/mind/spirit situation? I don’t believe it can. So we need to look deeper for the solution.

This is the major reason I do not support or fund research. I would rather invest my time and money in helping someone find the tools they need to heal their whole body. This is my work, my life passion, to help others find the resources for healing within themselves.

When October rolls around, I am not a ‘pink’ supporter. I’m a ‘people’ supporter. This encompasses all cancers and most importantly, sharing lifestyle issues that will help people prevent cancer. I would love to see cancer centers close due to lack of patients. In my lifetime, this is not likely to happen, but it certainly is a goal to work towards. It is in our power to do this. The power is within us.

I believe it’s time we questioned the status quo and look elsewhere for answers. Is more money for research really going to help us? What else can we do to improve and extend the life of those diagnosed with cancer? What can we do to prevent cancer? Wouldn’t these causes be more worthy of our dollars and time invested? These are some of my thoughts which you may choose to consider in this month of ‘Pink’ awareness. Can we turn the tide on cancer?

To life without cancer,

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