Trevor Smith was diagnosed with bladder cancer and refused conventional treatments relying on natural methods to heal.
Trevor Smith, 52 years old at the time, was diagnosed with bladder cancer stage T2a – the tumor has grown into the inner half of the muscle layer. His prognosis as told by mainstream doctors was very poor. He was told that he needed all three conventional cancer treatments: chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove his prostate, bladder and lymph nodes.
What the doctors did not tell him is that his life expectancy after the surgery was only 2 to 2.5 years (it was said to be up to 2 years if he refused treatment). His treatment would also cause him to be incontinent for up to a year and impotent, writes his wife Carol Smith.
His wife began her own research…
Not satisfied with the treatment options, Carol started doing her own research to find a way to save her husband’s life, she explains in her post at Cure Your Own Cancer.
When Trevor and Carol told the oncologist and urologist that they wanted to research alternative treatments before making a decision, the doctors were rushing them and already had a surgery date scheduled, but Carol knew they needed time to make a decision.
She found a naturopathic doctor to help them each step of the way: monitoring blood tests and helping to correctly incorporate proper diet, supplements and vitamins into his treatment plan. Trevor continued to also monitor his health with conventional tests such as MRIs to make sure the natural treatments were working.
When it came to supplements, Carol first found Essiac tea, an herbal treatment made from Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Sheep Sorrel and Indian Rhubarb Root, sometimes calledan “ancient Canadian Ojibway Indian herbal formula.”
And finally, after watching the movie “Run from the Cure,” a documentary about medicinal hemp oil, Carol added cannabis oil to Trevor’s treatment.
“IT FELT LIKE I WAS GOING INTO THE UNKNOWN BUT THE CANNABIS OIL CHANGED THINGS FOR THE BETTER,” SAID TREVOR ACCORDING TO DERBY TELEGRAPH, “WHEN DOCTORS TOLD ME I HAD GONE INTO REMISSION, I WAS LOST FOR WORDS.”
At the time of writing her post (August 2014), Carol’s husband wascancer free and still had his bladder 19 months after the original diagnosis.
Even though he did use (a far less invasive and less common) type of laser surgery on his tumors, he refused radical surgery that would have removed his bladder and prostate, and got cancer-free with natural and alternative means instead of chemotherapy. His situation is still a cautionary tale not to blindly accept every treatment doctors prescribe without weighing all of your options.
Carol wrote the whole story of Trevor’s and hers journey to recovery in the book “Taking Control.” (She wrote the book under pseudonym Alyssia Sade and called her husband Perry).