Cancer as a love story: Developing the mindset for LIVING

by Gail Kauranen Jones

“The moment you change your perception, is the moment
you rewrite 
the chemistry of your body.”
– Dr. Bruce Lipton

 

Gail’s new book, Cancer as a love story: Developing the mindset for LIVING, is in development and in search of a publisher.  She offers unique approaches to wellness, including addressing the four major components of healing:  physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.  She is particularly passionate about sharing ways to release the emotional toxins in our bodies that can lead to disease, using many of her skills as a life and wellness coach.

The first three months after a cancer diagnosis represent the most critical juncture of the healing journey.  According to a study by S. Greer, referenced in the workbook from The Mind Body Program for Cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital’s renowned Benson-Henry Institute, which Gail attended for three months:

Of major importance was the finding that at the 5-10 and 15-year follow-ups, the best single predictor of death (from any cause, including breast cancer) or recurrence of cancer was the psychological response of each woman three months after surgery. Her mental attitude three months after surgery better predicted the likelihood of dying or having a recurrence of breast cancer than did the size of her tumor, the tumor’s histologic grade or her age. Women who showing fighting spirit (“I’m going to beat this”) or denial (“I never had cancer, the doctor took my breast as a precaution”) had a 50 percent chance of surviving 15 years in good health. Women with the other three attitudes (stoic acceptance, hopelessness, anxious preoccupation) had about a 15 percent chance of surviving 15 years.

Sadly, this and other essential information that can enhance a patient’s chances for living and thriving beyond cancer is rarely given at time of diagnosis when it is most beneficial.

Gail’s book zeroes in on that critical initial stage of diagnosis, from preparing for surgery to recreating a life post cancer, with a candid, heartfelt look at insights she gained from her well-researched journey, where she participated in the healing approaches she describes. She also offers many tips for preventing cancer and dealing with fear of recurrence, which affects anywhere from 33 to 96 percent of the 14 million survivors in the U.S.

Those newly diagnosed with cancer this year is anticipated to total 1,658,370 people, according to January 5, 2015 statistics presented in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal published for the American Cancer Society by Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Cancer as a love story

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