Katy now takes a variety of iodine supplements, seaweed, turmeric, black pepper capsules, and uses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Despite criticism from friends, Katie is happy with her decision and is not going to give it up.
“I feel better and better and I am still able to work and take care of my daughter,” she says. – I feel that the diet I have chosen is really helping me. I eat raw fruits and vegetables. If I had had chemotherapy, I would most likely have stayed in bed. It was made to my friends, and I see how they are still suffering. This is terrible.
I have seen films and read books based on medicine that show that if you remove the primary tumor, it can activate cancer cells circulating in the body, and this cannot be stopped. That is, if the tumor is removed, it can return in a much more aggressive form. I don’t want that.”
Katie says she discovered cancer thanks to her daughter. She explained, “Early last year, Delilah stopped breastfeeding on her left side. She began to give less milk, and I noticed that the liquid became a different color. But I did not think that something was wrong and continued to feed my daughter with my right breast.
But suddenly I felt a strong pain. She began to feel and found a small lump. The therapist said that he did not suspect anything bad, but just in case he sent for an ultrasound.
Ultrasound showed a couple of solid masses. They did a mammogram and took a biopsy.
I was shocked, but I thought everything was fine. Waiting for the results of the biopsy.
A couple of weeks later I got the results: three doctors wanted to talk to me. At that moment, I realized: so many people would not be waiting for me if it were not serious.
It turned out that in Katie’s left breast there were three tumors measuring 32, 11 and 7 millimeters. Doctors began to insist on the removal of the breast, a course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. According to them, her cancer is treatable, and without treatment she will not survive.
“Everything happened very quickly. I came home in a daze and tried to digest everything, says Cathy.
I have always been a supporter of alternative medicine. I started reading and decided that I was not at all sure about the operation. I didn’t know if that was a good thing or a bad thing, but the more I researched the issue, the more I decided I didn’t want to do it.”
With the encouragement of her 52-year-old husband, Neil, Katy refused treatment and instead completely changed her diet. She had never eaten red meat before, but now she decided to become a vegan, cut sugar and gluten from her diet, and eat mostly raw food. Katy also turned down a CT scan because of the amount of radiation the body is exposed to during the scan.
With the help of her friends and family, Katie is raising funds to fund alternative therapies.
“There are a lot of things available,” she says. – It is a very common belief that if you do not have surgery and chemotherapy, then you will die. All other methods are perceived by society as charlatanism. I am studying mistletoe therapy, where plant extracts are introduced into the body. They are believed to stimulate the immune system, which helps the body fight cancer.
I tried several sessions in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber with pure oxygen at above atmospheric pressure. This process leads to the absorption of oxygen by all body fluids and all its cells and tissues.
Although Cathy went against the advice of doctors, she was fully supported by her family. However, some friends are still struggling to come to terms with her decision.
“My mom, dad and husband were incredibly supportive. Mom helped with food, looking for recipes. Dad, an artist, sold some of his paintings to help raise money. But every day friends and acquaintances write to me that they are worried about me.
Sometimes they say, “Maybe it’s time to start conventional treatment.” They say that I supposedly just do not want to be left without a breast. But many more messages are sent to me by complete strangers and tell me how I inspire them, they support me at every step.
You know, if I really believed that the operation is the best way to save, I would do it. But I have a three year old daughter. And I want to see her grow.”