Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 12:33:39 -0800
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From: Paul Bergner <bergner.TELEPORT.COM>
Subject: Re: Anything for Pancreatic cancer?
> A friend's father has jsut been diagnosed with inoperable metastatic pancreas cancer. They are looking into alternative therapies. Is anyone aware of any success in this type of cancer with anything? shark cartilage? essiac??
My grandmother, in her early eighties, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. She had lost a third of her body wieght, and weighed less than ninety pounds (she is a robust woman). She was very unhappy in her living situation, in a home, which was necessary to protect her from falls. Her sister, a nun, had the other nuns in her convent pray that she find peace. One day my sister went to visit her and she was crying. None of us had ever seen her cry. She was crying because she'd seen one of the nurses crying for her father who had died. My grandmother said she'd never cried for her father, and started crying. She'd also never cried about the deaths of her husband or two of her three sons. She cried for ab out three days, started gaining weight, and is alinve now, in the same home, at age 96. This is considered something of a miracle, because pancreatic cancer has a notoriously poor prognosis. For what it's worth, I've heard other medical practitioners say as well that pancreatic problems are often associated with repressed grief. The best medical treatment I know for repressed grief is classical homeopathy.