When my cancer came back for round three, I realized that it could be “Three strikes and you’re out” or “Third time is a charm,” and I decided to choose the latter and do things differently this time. I talked to a man who is the “go to” guy for alternative treatments, Ralph Moss, who told me, “One of the best Alternative Cancer Treatment Centers in America is ten miles from you– the Block Clinic.”
Two years ago February, I entered the Block Clinic with a bone metastasis on my Iliac Crest and pleural effusion in my left lung–Stage IV. When I had a PET scan at the beginning of April, I was NED (no evidence of disease) and have remained so two years later. I really believe that the dietary plan I worked out with the Block Clinic nutritionist, the supplements, and my monthly meds– Ibrance and Faslodex–have helped me to remain NED.
I know that everyone enters with different symptoms, some much more troublesome than mine. I also know that I could get the Ibrance/Faslodex combo with my former oncologist. So why am I still at the Block Clinic?
The atmosphere they have created at the clinic is so NOT assembly-line cancer treatment. I like receiving my treatment in a beautiful spa-like setting where nature pours in through the Windows. I like being offered recipes to accommodate my dietary change. I like that It’s not cold and clinical. But, don’t get me wrong; it is very professional. They don’t leave a stone unturned.
I love my nurse, my doctor’s assistant, my oncologist, and, of course, Dr. Block himself as well as all the support team working at the clinic. This is a caring group of people, who are cheerleaders for me as I cross the finish line each month. Most importantly, they listen to me. They encourage my participation and feedback regarding my own healing path. I have never felt more like a partner of my medical caregivers as I have at the Block Clinic.