Examining "alternative treatments" against Breast Cancer

Published Oct 25, 2018 • By Louise Bollecker

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are posting an interview from a Carenity France member, Catherine. She is adept to alternative treatments and medicine for cancer and reveals the techniques that helped her overcome her breast cancer.


How did you know you had cancer? Was it by mammography?

In April 2014, my gynecologist discovered a small lump, but after a mammography and ultrasound, he said it was benign. I insisted on getting a biopsy in November and 15 days later the story was different.

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What was your reaction to the diagnosis?

It was announced to me without any delicacy or concern... It was rough... I had to manage being diagnosed completely alone in a hospital that was under construction. I was lost, my body was like a robot... I no longer felt my legs, I could not think anymore.

What treatments did you undergo?

Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy.

Alternative medicines helped you cure your cancer. How did this concept come about?

I used a magnetic field to decrease the heat from radiation therapy. I used this because I had met people in the League against cancer advised me of it.

I also went to a homeopathic doctor and a naturopath. In just a few months, I subscribed to the magazine "Alternative Wellness" and discovered interesting information that allopathic medicine does not believe in, or communicate to their patients, at all.

Can you explain what alternative medicines you have used?

Magnetic Field

This immediately stopped the burns caused by radiotherapy. The practitioner received me in his office and, a few days later, I had new burns that he knew how to stop from a photo of me that I transmitted to him. Then, I often resorted back to this practice to reinforce my energy .


On the advice of a naturopath, I made extracts from different species of desmodium to detoxify my body.

It has been 3 years since I finished the traditional treatments, but as a cure, I continue with the desmodium or milk thistle, and also the vitamin D3 +++ associated with vitamin K2. I have made it several times with spirulina.

The side effects of chemotherapy, such as neuropathies, make me suffer from the beginning of the treatments, by physiotherapy, with drainages and all the detoxifiers I consume, I am finally feeling positive effects since the last few months.

I also made Aloe Vera cures and drank a lot of herbal tea to eliminate as much as possible the poisons that had been injected into me. I also used essential oils.

Being Active and Sports

I have always played sports and have been active: hiking, gymnastics, cycling and running, but now less frequently. In winter, I do not miss the change to go down the slopes.

When I returned from chemotherapy, despite my condition, I climbed on my stationary bike and pedaled for 40 minutes. I told myself that by doing this I would eliminate the toxic waste from the treatment. It did reduce a little of the nausea and vomiting.

Being active, it gives you a boost, so why deprive yourself , especially at times when you need it? You need to kick yourself in the A**!


We are not told enough about what to eat and not eat. It is important to know that cancer cells thrive off of mainly carbohydrates, so it is essential to avoid their consumption. I have and continue to practice (but not literally) the ketogenic diet (Keto diet). The principle is to avoid carbohydrates, but to consume foods rich in fats from vegetables / plants (we will avoid cheese and other dairy products, meats), such as avocados, nuts, almonds, but it is also necessary to consume fatty fish (mackerel, sardines, wild salmon ...), and then all the vegetables that have a low glycemic index.

For prevention, I advise everyone to avoid dairy products. We must remember that we are mammals and that, in the wild, animals are weaned quickly, so why eat such products, especially cow's milk? Imagine what it contains to feed a calf! It's too much for humans...too rich! The calcifications in the breasts and the prostate are partly due to that ... Let's open our eyes! We must take care of ourselves and not let ourselves be contaminated by this business world! (not to mention the pharmaceutical companies)

What advice would you give to a patient who has just been diagnosed?

Do not go searching too much on the Internet. This will only cause you to go into panic mode and each case is unique!

My advice: the ball is as much in the court of the medical team and caregivers as it is in that of the diagnosed person. You have to be an advocate for your own healing!

Any final words?

Do not hesitate to approach breast cancer organizations and assocations where there are quality professionals to help you. (doctors, psychologists, counselors, pain doctors, teachers, coaches: gym after cancer ...).


The ball is as much in the court of the medical team and caregivers as it is in that of the diagnosed person. You have to be an advocate for your own healing!

Feel free to watch her interview on youtube (it is in French, however), and feel free to comment, ask questions, and thank this member for their testimonial.

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Author: Louise Bollecker, Community Manager France

Community Manager of Carenity in France, Louise is also editor-in-chief of the Health Magazine to provide articles, videos and testimonials that focus on patients' experiences and making their voices heard. With a... >> Learn more


on 10/25/18

Thank you! Great testimony and eye-opening. I wish I spoke French to understand her interview on youtube!

Lee__R • Community manager
on 1/15/19

Thank you so much for the testimonial Catherine and for taking the time out to share your story with the members.

I am going to tag some of our other members that may be interested in reading your testimonial so that they can benefit also from reading your story!

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Unregistered member
on 6/16/20

I completely agree with Catherine. 

To any of you who live in the U.S. a great help is a book "Life over Cancer" The Block Center program for integrative cancer treatment  by Keith I. Block, M.D.  forwarded by Andrew Weil, M.D. and in awe by Robert A. Newman, Ph.D. Professor of Cancer Medicin, Codirector Department of Experimental Therapeutics University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas.

Having a background in the medicine field, I fell in love with this book right away. From day 1 I started a radical diet suggested for my cancer, based on my chemotherapy treatments. I've got rid of all diary products (sometimes just fat free milk), all Omega-6 products (all meat including chicken and turkey), all oils (except for olive oil), all kind of sugar (including honey and sugar similar products), processed food and food that show preservatives of any kind (for example, if you buy bread the ingredients list should show: flour/ wheat flour only)

I have a list of twelve-must-eat food that we all (cancer or not) should eat in order to avoid giving a good fertile terrain to cancer.  Not only it worked great and made me discover new dishes I could create, but I felt much better and always found some food I was not nauseated from.

No need to say exercises is important for your immune system. I walk almost everyday (fast pace) but mostly practice NIN (Yoga and Pilates) which I also teach.

If you have any question about diet and exercise and stress release techniques, please, let me know.

I hope I can help as well.

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