This Personal Cancer Survival Plan is based upon practical observations gained from my experience of keeping my wife alive with a rare cancer called GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) for 22 years after she was given six months to live, and hundreds of patient medical histories and stories that come across The Life Raft Group forums and medical databases. Although I knew little about cancer when I started, 25 years of experience with the Centers for Disease Control and five years as the Assistant Commissioner of Health for New York City gave me a good foundation.
The focus here is upon the decisions that patients need to make in order to survive based upon what is currently known. Like all survival decision making, it may not have the luxury of waiting for tomorrow’s research.
Of course, none of this information is intended to be a substitute for discussing cancer management and treatment with your physician.
Personal Cancer Survival Plan