I understand that this topic was mainly created for women and it is not my intention to bother anybody with my beliefs. However, maybe I can contribute a little bit to the discussion surrounding breast cancer which took place at the beginning of this thread.
My wife and I were taken completely by surprise when we learned about her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Nobody can relate to the kind of helplessness you feel when confronted with something like that, unless you actually had to experience it yourself. There was no family history of any kind of cancer in my wife's family. She has been living a rather healthy lifestyle (vegetarian, non-smoker, moderate alcohol consumption, etc.), yet, she got breast cancer. It was detected through her annual mammo, then followed by a biopsy and the pathology report.
We immediately started researching. The internet is a curse and a blessing at the same time, but it was a great source of information to us, in addition of the loads of books we went through ever since we learned about the diagnosis.
It is not my intention to convince people and try to tell them what they should do or not - nor do I claim that our approach to tackle the situation is the ultima ratio to the problem. However, as a result of our studying and the countless discussions with doctors across all camps and backgrounds, we do strongly believe, that there is a link between what you put into your body (and what you expose your body to) and the development of cancer, or for that matter, the cure of the disease.
We are now on a mainly raw food diet, cut out any processed food ("processed" does include cooking, too), a lot of juicing and green drinks, high doses of Vit C IV and B17, and so forth.
Well, the results are simply amazing.
But no matter what: as a general advice, for a cancer patient (or family member/friend), I do believe that it is of paramount importance to educate yourself and become your own "doctor". And please don't mistake me: I am not saying you shouldn't see a doctor and take it on yourself, not at all. I think you should actually put a team of HCPs together, consisting of conventional and alternative doctors AND nutritionists. And when I say alternative, it's needless to say that I don't refer to anyone who wants to sell you a "wonder-herb" claiming that this will cure you of your disease. There are a lot of legitimate and licensed alternative MDs out there. A treatment plan, for instance, could be a combination of both, traditional chemo and complementary alternative treatments.
But again, my point is, get as much information together as possible before you jump to any conclusions or make any premature decisions. It is your life, your body and ultimately you have responsibility for that - and more importantly, you are in control!