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Alternative Ways to Heal Lung Cancer

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: More people in the U.S. die from lung cancer than any other cancer.
Air Date: 4/29/15
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Carl O. Helvie, RN
chelvie Dr Carl O. Helvie, R.N. received a B.S. (NYU), M.S. (U of California), M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. (Johns Hopkins U). Advanced degrees are in public health and wellness. He has 58 years experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author and researcher and received multiple national recognitions including the Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association in 1999 and a listing in Wikipedia in 2012.

He is author of seven books, contributed chapters to 4 others, and published over 100 articles and research papers presented around the United States and Europe. Following his last book, Healthy Holistic Aging, published in 2007, he was interviewed on 56 radio shows including Positively Incorrect with Scott Cluthe, The Good Life Show with Jesse Dylan, Madison in the Morning with Dick Alpert, Natural Living with Gary Null, Mind Health Matters with Dr Bernie Siegel, and House Calls, NPR radio with Dr Patricia Raymond.
  • Book Title: You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions
Alternative Ways to Heal Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, there are about 221,000 new cases of lung cancer each year.

What are the symptoms of lung cancer?

Some symptoms of lung cancer are a cough that doesn't go away (or if it gets worse), chest pain, hoarseness, weight loss, loss of appetite, coughing up blood, feeling tired, wheezing, and suffering from infections like bronchitis and pneumonia that won't go away.

Even though treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation can help the cancer from spreading, they can also cause a handful of unpleasant symptoms that can make the process a lot worse.

Forty-one years after being told he had just six months to live, Carl O. Helvie, RN, might be the longest-living survivor of lung cancer from using natural ways to heal.

In this segment, Dr. Helvie joins Dr. Holly to discuss how you can use integrative methods to heal and beat your lung cancer.