Whilst a nice human interest story (she does have a book to sell) this is a rather irresponsible headline considering she still has the cancer and isn't a technically a survivor'. She is doing her best to live with her present condition.
Instead, Kris decided to find her own way to manage her condition, through a combination of a plant-based diet and nontraditional medicine. Just as she does not claim that her former fast-living ways caused her cancer, nor does she believe that green juice, yoga and pH-conscious foods will cure it. But she did have the power to radically improve her overall health, which might just work wonders.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/art ... vivor.html
‘The drugs they could offer me weren’t going to cure me, and I felt, why take away my quality of life if you can’t take away my disease?’
Next Valentine’s Day, it will be ten years since Kris first heard the words, ‘You have cancer.’ She is not cancer-free; her tumours remain, and she has annual scans to monitor their growth, or otherwise. Fortunately, her cancer, the specialists discovered, is the slow-growing rather than the aggressive sort.
But as the self-ascribed ‘poster girl for cancer’, Kris is a powerful advert for her own alternative approach – she is glowing and vital and looks at least a decade younger than her 41 years. ‘I’ve not only been surviving, I’ve been thriving – with cancer,’ she agrees. ‘I actually feel better with the disease than I did without it.’
Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma isn't a malignant cancer-its an intermediate type of growth. Patients have survived many decades with this tumour as it is extremely slow growing. Whilst it can affect different organs, it doesn't form metastatic tumours like real cancers do. A healthy diet with plentiful vegetables and fruit is recommended for everyone, but to claim that her diet has stopped the tumour is irresponsible and false.
- christina20, Belfast, 16/12/2012 12:55 393