Your Cancer is as Unique As You
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I immediately went into tunnel vision and filled with fear. Chances are if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you’ve had the same experience. I started seeing doctors and specialists and it was overwhelming and frightening. After I got over the initial shock, I realized that I was in control of what happened to me and I didn’t allow myself to just follow the advice of the first doctor I went to, I got second opinions and had to fight and stand up for my choices! I didn’t want to just fall into the routine cancer treatment and not question what was happening to my body and what was going to be done to it.
I also started doing something that I advise against, going to doctor Google. I would stay up late at night, way after everyone else was asleep, and in those dark hours, I would scour the internet for stories of people with the same cancer as me. What I was actually doing as I read those stories was looking for an answer, a golden ticket or magic pill that would cure me and make everything better. The thing is, there is no magic pill, to get through something you have to go through it right?
I continued losing sleep and talking to my doctor about all of the stories of people with breast cancer until one day, she looked me square in the eye and told me “Leslie, your cancer is as unique as you are, your cancer journey is only yours to take. Nobody else can tell you how to deal with this cancer, and you can’t think that because of someone on the internet with the same type of cancer as you died, that you will. You also can’t think that because someone did a certain thing and lived, you will live too.”
Talk about a wake-up call, I felt like she literally took me by the shoulders and shook me. She was right, I was taking my research too far and getting out of control and it needed to stop. I needed to understand that my cancer was as unique as I was. There are 7.6 billion humans on the planet and each of us is unique and has a different biological makeup, why do we think one type of treatment will work on everyone?!? Thankfully, six years later after my diagnosis, I am seeing more and more targeted therapies for cancer and the medical world is starting to understand that not one size fits all.
Treating people as a whole body and not just a diagnosis is called holistic treatment or holistic care, this is what I do. I am a certified holistic nutritionist and my specialty is nutrition for cancer. I help people with cancer to fortify their bodies in order to be as healthy as they can while dealing with cancer. I create a specific treatment regimen for my clients that is just as unique as they are. I customize according to their specific needs and cancer type. I help you strengthen yourself from the inside out to show cancer who is boss.
This is my mission and my love, to help others become the boss of their cancer. Please reach out to me if you have been diagnosed with cancer and we can start working together to take back control. You can contact me at www.Go2Kitchens.com/apply and we will schedule a breakthrough session to make sure I am a good fit for you and you are a good fit for me.
You can also join my private Facebook group, Real Answers About Your Cancer, which is a great resource for anyone dealing with cancer in their lives. I also do a FREE live training there 2 nights a week. Stop on by and get to know me a little.
Honestly, we hire coaches and mentors for all sorts of things in life; weight loss, spiritual coaches, school tutors, why wouldn’t you hire someone to help you through your cancer journey who has already been there? Please know that there is help for you and you are worth it. Helping others with cancer is my passion and I want everyone to feel as healthy as I do now, six years after my diagnosis.