Acclaimed author and cancer survivor Linda Jaques will be a featured speaker at Cancer Control’s 42nd Annual Convention at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on Monday, September 1 at 3:30pm. She is the author of Cancer For The Rest Of Us – A Necessarily Flawed Guide For Epidemic Times.
In 2008, Jaques found herself among one of about 20,000 American women diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Luckily, she survived major surgery, several months of chemo and the cancer and then faced the task of healing the damage those conventional treatments caused.
Jaques began investigating natural medicine approaches to cancer, because what heals also prevents, and a smart recovery required a comprehensive approach that minimized her risk of recurrence.
Her investigation into so-called “alternative” cancer strategies unexpectedly exposed much about the history and workings of mainstream corporate oncology, whose reassuring tones belie a problematic reality for patients interested in healing and not merely surviving. Re-thinking medicine from this critical standpoint led to a surprisingly hopeful outlook on cancer.
This personal quest resulted in the book Jaques wishes someone had given her the day she was diagnosed. You can explore it at www.cancerfortherestofus.com.
For more information about the Convention, which runs from August 30 – September 1, call Lorraine Rosenthal at 323-663-7801 or visit http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/program2014.html.