By Rick Shapiro of www.latestagecancer.com
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a Cancer Conference known as the "Cancer Control Society" Conference, in Los Angeles, California. This Conference just completed its 38th consecutive year. The Convention Director and Founder is an icon of the alternative Cancer movement. Her name is Lorraine Rosenthal. I had the privilege of having lunch with Lorraine one day. I learned that she is truly dedicated to "the cause" and done a great job in promoting a wonderful Conference, educating thousands of people, and certainly directly impacting the lives of thousands of people suffering from the scourge of Cancer, over the course of 38 years !! Mr. Frank Cousineau, a Cancer pundit in his own right, is the President of the organization. He did a masterful job, everyday, as the emcee of the Conference, introducing all of the speakers. He was also the tour guide of a trip I took to 6 Mexican Cancer Clinics.
For three full days I sat and listened intently to approximately 45 speakers, including Medical Doctors (most of the speakers), Naturopaths, Scientists and Researchers, from all over the USA and around the globe. These speakers expounded, articulately, about Cancer treatments, therapies, success stories and innovative approaches to battling Cancer. The medical philosophies of most of these Medical Doctors revolves around alternative, integrative, complementary and a more "open minded" approach versus conventional methodologies offered in the fight against Cancer.
After listening to many superb pundits for 3 days, from early morning until night, I spent two more fascinating days at the conference. The fourth day included speeches by Doctors to Doctors (although I am not a Doctor I was permitted to attend). It was called a "Doctors Symposium". Some of the presentations on day 4 were redundant to the prior three days, however, there were also many significant presentations pertaining to new scientific information.
Day 5 included an eye-opening 18 hour trip to Mexico to visit 6 Cancer Clinics. Our bus took off from the hotel at 7:00 am and returned at approximately 1:00 am (It was suppose to return by 11:30 pm, but we ran into traffic and a couple other minor delays) !!
This was also a fascinating day where we met with the Directors and Doctors at these 6 clinics, listened to them talk about their Cancer fighting philosophies, watched power point slide shows and were enlightened about their attitudes, success rates and methodologies.
During the course of my 5 day conference I had the unique opportunity to have breakfasts, lunches, dinners and informal meetings, with some of the finest Cancer Doctors in the USA. I was also priviliged to meet with many people who were told years ago to - "get their affairs in order ". Despite the dire predictions of their erstwhile Doctors, these people are doing quite well. The stories of these people were nothing less than riveting. Their testimonies accentuated my belief, that despite the terminal predictions made by some conventional Doctors, Cancer patients should not give up !! There are far too many true stories of people, many years later, who have defied the odds and whom are thriving in life. Many of the people who told their success stories, had sought the care of many of the Conference speakers (Doctors) in their successful battles, despite the fact they were told by their conventional Doctors that - " ... they couldn't do anything else for them".
Following is a list of some of the Doctors and Scientists whom I met with and who made formal presentations :
Ralph Moss, Dr. James Forsythe, Dr. Doris Rapp, Dr. Earl Mindell, Dr. Bryan Frank, Charlotte Gerson, Dr. Patrick Quillin, Dr. Michael Schachter, Dr Rubio, Dr. James Privitera, Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Contreras, Dr. Rita Ellithorpe, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Ben Johnson, Dr. Kurt Donsbach, Dr. Lynn Jennings, Dr. David Steenblock, Dr. Munoz, Dr Alvarez, Gar Hildenbrand, Dr. Friedrich Douwes, Dr. Delgado, Dr. Jill Dombrauckas, Dr. Dan Rogers, Dr. Amin Nezami, Dr. William Grant, Dr. Alan Schwartz, Chris Barr and many others ...
After attending a conference like this, I truly wish I could corral 300 Conventional Oncologists from around the USA, have them attend this very same conference, push them to engage in - "inquiring, and even spirited dialogues" - with some of the brilliant minds which I have had the privilege to listen to, and engage in scintillating dialogues, myself. If some Doctors of the conventional establishment would dare to engage in such an endeavor, perhaps ..... just perhaps ....... they might open their minds up a bit to the "non-conventional possibilities" which could help extend the lives, and even save lives, of some of their patients.
I strongly advise anyone and everyone interested in learning more about the significant treatment options available to Cancer patients, whether they be Doctors (alternative and conventional) or whether they are Stage 4 patients, like the actor Michael Douglas who is appearing in the news, often lately, or those of an earlier Stage 1 diagnosis, to attend this Conference on Labor Day weekend, next September, 2011.
Additionally, they should consider attending another excellent Conference coming up on March 3-5, 2011, in West Palm Beach, Florida founded and presented by Ann Fonfa of "The Annie Appleseed Project". Ann is another esteemed Cancer warrior, like Lorraine Rosenthal, whose Conference is similar in concept to the Cancer Control Society.
Important Note -
For more information about the Cancer Control Society Conference (in Los Angeles, CA) and the Annie Appleseed Project Conference (in West Palm Beach, FL, which I reported on in a prior post), go to the following informative websites :
Don't forget - Don't give up !!
Keep the Hope !!