A complementary treatment for cancer works 'along with' conventional treatments unlike alternative treatments, which are used 'instead of'. While conventional treatments focus primarily on the physical aspect, complementary...
Should you choose alternative cancer treatments? Or should you go the complementary route? What's the difference anyway? Here, we will clarify what these terms...
The headlines screamed "Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy commits suicide, due to cancer depression." While absorbing this shocking news, let us pause and reflect:...
Many people who have tried dance movement therapy rave about its results. They feel physically and mentally recharged. Further, it is said to aid...
You know that stress and cancer recovery are deeply connected. But do you know how stressed you are and where is your stress coming...
Over the ages, ignorance and social stigma have fuelled these Cancer myths. Let's bring Cancer into the light! Myths are powerful; they attract us and...
Many patients and families simply avoid the cancer talk, probably due to fear, stigma or ignorance. In reality, sharing your cancer journey openly and...
Dubai-based Cancer Thriver Anand Soni underwent autologous stem cell transplant for cancer after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Dec 2012. As part...
Caregivers are often highly burdened and most ignored. Nothing can prepare you for dealing with cancer in the family. But you can be better...
Integrative medicine for cancer can play a very important role in addressing this complex and multi-factorial disease. It works best alongside a holistic approach i.e. physical,...
There is a close connection between stress, immunity and illness. Nilima Bhat throws light on the proven science of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI): How stress and...
Free Downloads! The Cancer Awakens team has carefully curated and compiled our key articles into eBooks that are easy to download, print and share. Words...
As a cancer patient, you're always looking out for stories of cancer survivors and cancer thrivers to give you courage and hope. Cancer Thriver,...
Why leave your healing to others when you can take charge? These self-help activities will help you understand your stressors and address it. Aim: To...
Two young filmmakers go on a journey of discovery, following an Tibetan Medicine expert as he treats people with cancer.
We often think of cancer as the enemy who's come to destroy us. But we can see the real story if only we choose...
In this instalment, Bill Moyers visits various medical professionals who are doing their best to bring together the science of medicine (cure) with the art of healing (care).
To achieve holistic healing for cancer, it's important to do understand how your body works. It helps you open new lines of enquiry into your...
Laughter eases stress and improves immunity. LAF and Let Go is an emotional fitness workout and support group for women against breast cancer. A stress-busting...
Just how much does our “mind” control the physical health of our body? Do the emotions we feel have any effect on our immune system? Science is beginning to scratch at the surface of these questions.
Remarkable for its clarity, simplicity and authenticity, this powerful book outlines a truly integrated and holistic approach to cancer. It emphasises diet, power of the mind, meditation, family/social support and the spiritual dimension, as important factors in healing.
Cancer is one of the rare disease where the treatment is probably more dreadful than the disease itself. The side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
The Cellular Healing Meditation For Cancer is a unique and powerful 45-minute practice. Vijay & Nilima Bhat have developed it over many years. We teach this...
If you have been suddenly thrust into the challenging role of a caregiver, a road map can be helpful. Nilima Bhat, a caregiver herself,...
Modern society is so afraid of Death and Loss that it avoids them as much as it can. A cancer diagnosis is traumatic. A...
Cancer survior adopts a pet crab and transforms his life watch and share the video
How expressing love or anger and meditating for just 45 minutes a day can help one's healing, even when affected by chronic illnesses like cancer and AIDS.
In this interview, Dr M. B. Rajashekhar tells us how according to Ayurvedic thought, having the three doshas out of sync might be a cause of cancer and how synthetic materials in our diet lead to Cancer.
An essential introduction for anyone who wants to understand the deeper relationship between stress, illness and healing.
An overview of the 5 Levels of Being and the corresponding 5 Stressors.
Cancer basics - how a malignant tumour develops, spreads, kills and dies.
A cancer diagnosis is not the end of your life, perhaps it's an invitation to introspect and heal thyself. A beautiful article by Jeff Foster
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev explains how the Yogic system views cancer and recommends some simple dietary and spiritual practices to curtail the disease.
Sherri Lynn completed her ninth and final Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in September.
Charlotte Kitley narrates her life story to inspire people who are in a similar position. "Never give up" she says.
Debra Williams tells us that a lifestyle change might be the very thing a cancer patient need, perhaps even more than chemotherapy!
Dr. Jaya Juturi, a Dallas oncologist also suggests a complementary treatment not found in any pharmacy: Yoga
Yoga and meditation provide emotional healing and leaves you feeling more relaxed and optimistic.
Hypnotherapy is being used more and more, even for illnesses like Cancer. A practicing Hypnotherapist tells us how this powerful approach can complement mainstream cancer treatment.
Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.
The inspiring story of one man’s relationship with his cancer and how it healed him …
World champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong seemed invincible till he was diagnosed with testicular cancer
How does Homeopathy view and address cancer? Dr. Tejaswini Kulkarni-Bhat, a leading Mumbai-based homeopath provides guidance.
Inspiring talk by Randy Pausch, diagnosed with terminal cancer, speaking about the important things in life.
This interview points out the power of choice and intention to improve health and well-being. Terms like "have to" are deleterious to our health
Verne Varona points out how minimising simple sugars and increasing digestive enzymes in your diet can support your healing from cancer
Verne Varona explains why food is so important for healing and shares four ways in which the right foods can significantly boost immunity.
Renowned Macrobiotics expert Verne Varona outlines 10 different paths that lead to healing and 10 specific traits that cancer thrivers often show.
Hospices, such as Shanti Avedna Ashram ensure a dignified passage for the terminally ill by making available unconditional love and support.
Thriver Raksha Khanna says "Life has its ups and downs, but we can make it beautiful"
Thriver Ivy Roche shares her cancer journey, particularly about the support she got from her family & friends and how came out stronger and victorious.
Tarika Ahuja, a Macrobiotic expert and Theta healing practitioner, shares her own story about how Macrobiotics helped her to overcome certain chronic conditions which she suffered, from birth!
'Letters To God' is an entertaining, emotional and inspiring story about an 8-year old boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him.
When Hollywood actress Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in the April of 2000 she was shocked with the news. “I’m very strong, and...
Verne Varona, a world-renowned authority on Macrobiotics, explains how cancer occurs and the role Macrobiotics can play in healing
Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray made a decision to blog through her cancer journey and become a champion for the cause after her diagnosis. She is an advocate of stem cell research and has an active career as on international TV shows.
Australian actress and chart-busting singer, Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent treatment and returned to her singing career in just a couple of months.
Former England batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 but returned as a commentator in 2004. His fellow commentators state that his illness has altered his voice and led to a more pleasant personality!
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's cancer journey was covered extensively in the media. Yuvi's openness on social media also lead him to receive an enormous amount of support from his fans and well-wishers.
American singer and song-writer Sheryl Crow was first diagnosed with breast cancer and then with a benign brain tumour. These life-changing events caused her to reflect on her life-path and she made a decision to adopt two children.
Wit is a movie about a woman's journey with ovarian cancer. Dr. Vivian Bearing, played by Emma Thompson, finally realises the importance of human connection and empathy through her cancer.
When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. Here is Part 2 of her inspiring story.
When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. We bring you Part 1 of her inspiring story.
In the final instalment of the series, Bill Moyers gives us an inside view of a successful holistic and integrated program for cancer patients.
Ann, a young mother of two, faces a grim cancer diagnosis. From despair to empowerment, this is a movie about new-found hope and meaning.
This movie is about a young man diagnosed with leukemia and his companion who helps him look at life anew!
What is Cancer? How does it occur? Stages of Cancer. Read this ebook for a quick overview.
Enjoy Dr. Dilip Nadkarni's light-hearted and thought provoking song on the cancerous effects of smoking.
How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we assist our body's healing?
Will we continue writing off every approach to treatment other than Western medicine when it could possibly give us a fighting chance at a longer and healthier life?
Cancer is a very expensive disease and can throw your family's long-term plans awry. Renowned financial planner Lovaii Navlakhi tells us 4 ways to be better prepared for such a crisis.
Philip Gould, given 3 months to live, says there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration for the terminally ill
Diagnosed with cancer, life as you knew it has ended. Here is how to rewrite rules, set boundaries and live life on your terms.
An excerpt from Bronnie Ware's article, with simple and powerful insights that are relevant for those who are dying (as well as for everyone else!)
Hospice nurses Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley identify the important signs just prior to and up to the time of death, so you know what to expect and ways in which you can ease the passing.
These are the five major ‘shocks’ that someone with cancer and his family have to deal with.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' famous five stages of grieving, and how they apply to cancer.
A person with cancer gets to ask, answer and act on the big questions of life, and this can be an enriching process.
Many people have a very limited understanding of what holistic cancer treatment actually is. In fact, the words holistic and integrated cancer treatments are...
How you relate with doctors can make a big difference to your hospital stay. Here are some tips.
The essentials you need to pack to make your hospital stay bearable, maybe even pleasant!
Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.
A message for Yuvraj Singh and all the brave ‘thrivers’ everywhere, who are grappling with this game-changer called cancer.
Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.
How to prepare when it is time to check in to the hospital
Thriver Ameena Meer tells her story and how she chose a holistic and integrated approach to overcome uterine cancer
The first scary trip to the hospital, and how to deal with it
People use the generic phrase "cancer patient" to describe those affected by cancer, irrespective of their stage or condition. Sometimes "cancer survivors" is also...
Mainstream (allopathic) cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biotherapy.
Understanding Tendencies and Triggers can help prevent the occurence and recurrence of cancer.
Accurate staging of cancer is crucial for the appropriate treatment to be prescribed. Here is an introduction to simplify and de-mystify the stage of your cancer.
In his book 'The China Study', T. Colin Campbell presents strong evidence, which correlates dietary habits with breast cancer.
Gunjan Mohanka talks about how a song moved her and got her to move!
Dr. Rita Banik, a breast-cancer thriver, shares a poem on cancer.
Breast cancer (and its treatment) can leave deep emotional scars. Learn how Cancer Thriver Rita Banik found her strength and rediscovered herself during the...
How Dr. Rita Banik regained her identity after undergoing a mastectomy and a breast reconstruction
Discover how our psychology (thoughts / feelings / emotions) is linked to our neurology (our bio-chemical brain), which is linked to our immunology (readiness of our immune system.)
How the immune system both 'protects' and 'repairs'
Financial planner Lovaii Navlakhi offers surprising advice for life after cancer: Focus on creating a healthy lifstyle first, work next and money last!
Lovaii Navlakhi shares valuable guidelines on how to make a smooth and hassle-free claim for your medical and critical illness insurance.
Jasmine Bharatan shares specific tips for cancer patients and additional resources that you can use.
Jasmine Bharatan shares 4 case studies on how EFT/ Tapping have helped clients with cancer.
Jasmine Bharathan introduces EFT/ Tapping and shares a case study.
Harmala Gupta talks about CanSupport's free home-care program for advanced cancer patients in Delhi and surrounding areas.
Brandon Bays not only freed herself of cancer but also helped thousands of people across the world, with her powerful healing approach called 'The Journey'
This rom-com-drama centers around a complex mother-daughter relationship and its unexpected turn when the daughter is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Surviving cancer - the five things that successful thrivers do, which you can learn from.
A compilation of some jokes about Cancer!
Cancer is not the end of life; it is the beginning of a new life. Here are some inspiring and useful examples of such individuals and support organizations.
Learn about different Homeopathic approaches to Cancer and read a powerful case study.
From chemotherapy to symptom management and from post-operative to palliative care, research demonstrates reflexology's effectiveness in alleviating pain, relieving anxiety, easing nausea and more for cancer patients
When an elderly person is diagnosed with cancer, their life changes and so does the life of their caregiver!
Adit Dave’s successful cancer journey involved the healing power of nature and the love and support of his family ...
A playful activity for children with cancer, turns into an impromptu basketball game where everyone joins in!
Read about how Traditional Chinese Medicine not only helped this teacher better deal with the side-effects of Western medicine, but helped her recover from Cancer itself.
October is Breast Cancer month worldwide. (It's called PINKTOBER). We need your help in raising awareness about it. Especially the little-known link between Breast Cancer and our emotional blocks.
2000 Bangaloreans participate in the 2011 Terry Fox run and raise Rs.15 lakhs (USD 30,000) for Cancer research!
Map your Stressors & Strengths with this unique Holistic Health Questionnaire
Dr. Vishal Rao talks about the importance of holistic approaches to support Allopathic treatments. Dr. Stanley Wetschler shares his personal journey of recovery from terminal colon cancer, using an integrated approach.
What really goes on inside the cancer cell? Renowned cell-biologist Robert Weinberg takes us on an illuminating journey.
A few light-hearted funnies about cancer!
Take a different and light-hearted look at colon cancer!
Ayurveda recognises that both physical and psychological factors contribute to cancer. This article outlines the key dietary and herbal approaches from Ayurveda.
Beyond its generic health benefits, Swami Yogaratna shares how yoga can be a powerful therapeutic tool to address cancer very specifically.
Research reveals the striking association between pessimism and death, and also between optimism and the easing of pain.
Research shows a direct correlation between emotional support and stress levels.
The Terry Fox Run is an annual, non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research. Nitin Tolani, a bone-cancer thriver has made it his mission to bring it to Bangalore.
Melanie Bowen explains how touch-based therapies (like EFT, bodywork and massage) can support recovery from cancer.
Specific patterns of emotional and psychological stress influence our chakra system (the body's seven energy centres) leading to illness manifesting in a particular body part, system or organ.
In this 2nd article, Jeroo talks us through her 'maintenance' diet and shares those all important dietary "do's" and "don'ts"!
How Jeroo Mulla's radical diet therapy, combined with yoga & meditation helped her become a Cancer Thriver!
An intern's account of her experiences at Samiksha, an exclusive learning and activity centre for children with cancer.
Sandhya Sharad shares the story of Tejas Kumar, a young cancer survivor who overcame many odds to succeed in school.
In laughter, he breathes his last. This is the story of Anand, who turned his cancer into a joyous experience that touched many lives.
What happens when “C” arrives unexpectedly and you have no medical insurance or critical illness cover? What then?
How patients and care-givers can cope with Death, by embracing, rather than fighting the inevitable.
A conversation with Financial Planner, Lovaii Navlakhi, gives you the must-know information about the critical illness cover; a must-have if you have a family history of cancer.
Take a break with these lighthearted jokes and powerful quote.
Cancer brings great change, yes. But what to make of that change is up to you.
"The care-giver must keep a positive frame of mind, whatever the situation". Mrs. M. Tiwari talks about her journey as primary care-giver to her daughter Dr. K. Tiwari, who is a breast cancer thriver.
Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 2nd in a series of two articles.
Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 1st in a series of two articles.
Cancer is a disease which affects your mind more than your body. In such a situation how do you help people to deal with it? One answer to this very difficult question is, Care. The act of giving care.
A review of the classic book "Getting Well Again" by Carl & Stephanie Simonton, whose successful approach is based on changing a person's attitude to their illness and its treatment.
PleuralMesothelioma.com is dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with this deadly pulmonary cancer.
Dr.G.S.Nayar is a pioneer and expert in the indigenously developed Cytotron technology. He talks to us about the treatment, the science behind it and its proven results.
The awesome technology of modern medicine casts an image of such great potency and knowledge that it is hard to believe our individual resources can make much difference to the healing process. Here's a documented anecdote that says otherwise!
Research shows that optimists live longer after their cancer diagnosis, irrespective of other crucial factors like stage of disease and type of cancer.
Family Constellation Therapy is based on Energy Psychology and is used to overcome many chronic and common illnesses among people, by connecting and healing the family system that they belong to.
'Hope' Vs. 'Dread': The key to Carl & Stephanie Simonton's successful approach to Cancer, based on Relaxation and Positive Mental Imagery.
Do Cancer patients share common traits? Dr. Douglas Brodie has a compelling theory ...
A comprehensive website which provides lots of relevant medical information regarding cancer, addressing both patients and care-givers. A great complement to Cancer Awakens!
Anita Moorjani's amazing experience shows us that spontaneous remissions from cancer can and do occur, even though no one knows exactly how!
A landmark book about how cancer can trigger a change of direction, leading to a happier, more fulfilled and healthier life. It includes powerful exercises which help patients create a healing program for themselves.
Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke explain their powerful insight: "Illness comes to heal us".
The doctors told her she wouldn't live, let alone be able to have children. But Kristin Killops used alternative medicine and her own strong will-to-live to bring about spontaneous healing. Read her amazing story!
Six-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Johanna Budwig proposes an intriguing connection between fat and cancer, while highlighting some useful dietary principles.
Cancer is a degenerative lifestyle disease and diet/nutrition can play a crucial role in detoxifying the body and restoring immunity.
Caroline Myss makes visible the direct and powerful correlation between the anatomy of our body and that of our Spirit. Read this book for stunning insights into your illness and health.
If the Divine mind is the only reality ... and we are what we think about, can we surrender our thoughts to the Divine? Cathy Goodman shows you how it can benefit your health.
What do you know about the immune system and how it functions? To find out more, read further.
An inspiring and insightful story by Katie Gill from the book: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II.
Meet this inspiring woman (Vimala Francis) who says "Dying is inevitable. But when life gives you a chance, why not take it and do your part?"
Marital stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment can adversely affect the immune system and slow down healing. Research confirms this and the results are compelling.
Not expressing emotions can add up over time and cause illness. Our featured expert Lalitha Mathew shares how the Journey process can help to release these long-held emotions and bring about healing.
Here are 8 dietary principles to follow, based on overwhelming and conclusive research, that a healthy diet is a major factor in preventing cancer.
Karunashraya offers palliative care to advanced stage cancer patients, so they can experience comfort, peace and dignity in the final stage of their disease.
Support groups are beacons of hope and confidence for people suffering from cancer. Here's one in Bangalore!
Without trivialising cancer, can we see the humour in it? Here are a few 'ticklers'!
The best way to come out of sorrow is to go through it- a beautiful concept of Sri Mumtaz Ali that has stuck with Mr. Sunshine. It is advice that we can all benefit from.
Cancer is a disease like any other, they just have not found a cure for it yet. But given the humongous research grants, do they even want to? - asks Gunjan Mohanka.
Tragic, comic and ultimately, an inspiring movie about the choices we can make to look at terminal illness in another light.
This little poem was written by Daisy and Jessica Mash as a eulogy to the white blood cell, the front-line defender of our Immune system.
Judyth, diagnosed with breast cancer, shares her story from diagnosis to surgery in an elaborate and uplifting way.
Sharing your feelings about traumatic events may be difficult, but it can lead to significant health benefits.
We ask you to honour cancer, not fight it. Can you see cancer as a gift: an opportunity to discover yourselves, to appreciate what truly matters and to live life differently, than before.
Every difficult life event brings spiritual stress with it. Here's how to make sense of it, and transition into a new equilibrium of health and wellness.
Is the health of your closest relationships affecting your health? What are some of your negative relationship patterns and how you can repair them.
Where do negative emotions come from? What are the emotional patterns that create distress in your life?
What core beliefs are holding your healing back? How can you disable that nagging self-talk and make space for your Inner Coach?
Discover what your physical stressors may be, and how you can turn them into strengths.
See exactly how stress affects us inside the body. Learn what happens when we are in 'stressful' and 'restful' states.
Kurt Brindley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in Bilineal Blast Crisis and the Philadelphia Chromosome Abnormality in November, 2009. Here is his...
How to 'reclaim your power' and learn the 'growth' lessons you need to learn.
How to break free of the co-dependence trap.
Caring as a painful, yet powerful growth opportunity
Reaching out for support while dealing with the fear and pain.
Powerful and unique insights to help you 'decode' cancer.
Finding the 'sweet spot' when it comes to dietary and life-style changes.
In cervical cancer, look into what societal norms you follow and what beliefs you have inherited from your family.
What kind of emotional and mental patterns can trigger colon cancer?
Diving into some deeper issues and questions about why blood cancers arise.
Insight into the formation of one of the most feared cancers; pancreatic cancer.
If you have ovarian cancer, asking the right questions about these areas in your life may help you get insights about what may have...
World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay, herself a cancer survivor, explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness.
Emotional Freedom Techniques are gaining increasing popularity around the world for quick and immediate relief from emotional and physical problems. Let us understand it...
This article looks at stomach cancer through a psychological and energetic lens and offers questions for introspection, that can contribute to recovery.
"Diet is a major contributor in 35% of all cancers" says Dr. Richard Doll in his book, Causes of Cancer. This, by the way,...
The emerging science which shows how stress causes illness and why that is important for cancer patients.
Have you wondered why you have breast cancer? Modern medicine probably hasn't given you a satisfactory explanation. Here are some other perspectives for you to consider.
"When we change our language, we change our mindset". If you have cancer or know someone with cancer, here are a few ways to look at cancer differently ... and powerfully.
Learn the basics of EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique and deal with the emotional strain of going through cancer or providing care to someone...
Guided imagery and hypnotherapy strengthen immunity
52-year-old Maria Claudia White's story of overcoming breast cancer
In 1989, Dr. David Spiegel discovered that among breast cancer patients, women who received social support lived twice as long as the women who did not.
Healing results from treating the 'whole person' with an effective combination of different healing systems.
To give care, you need to take care of yourself first.
There's lots of help for people going through cancer, but very little for their care-givers. This series of articles provides a map and some valuable tips!
A moving docu-drama about a Canadian amputee and runner, Terry Fox who embarked on a cross-country run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
CPAA is one of India's leading cancer support organisations. It is very active in providing a range of services in the 'Total Management of Cancer'.