SURVIVING CANCER—Is the mind-body connection real?

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“Every cell in your body is listening to your brain…I think a big part of cancer survival is believing there is a better path.”

According to Dr. Onik, Jeff Olson is a modern Renaissance man—entrepreneur, author, publisher, and member of the Happiness Hall of FameHe’s also a prostate cancer survivor who knows when life is going great, how it feels to be told you have cancer. “I felt betrayed because I’m very healthy in my diet and lifestyle,” Jeff says of his diagnosis. He knew that his solution would need to allow him to live without obliterating his life.  For Jeff, the spiritual aspect of healing was just as important as having the support of family and friends. 

Dr. Onik reveals the one aspect of prostate cancer that he finds heinous is the lack of information patients get about radical prostatectomy and the positive margin.  It’s so important for patients to do their own research and find treatment options that work for them. Going against mainstream medical advice is difficult. Anxieties and fears affect the immune system and spiritual grounding can help you remain calmer and heal better. 

You’ll be challenged to consider these critical life questions: 

  • What do you allow your conscious brain to think? 
  • How do your BELIEFS influence your HEALTH?
  • Who do you associate with?
  • How do miracles happen?
  • What’s the power of prayerscientifically? 

After a cancer diagnosis it might be time to reconsider why it’s said, “There are no atheists in the foxholes.”

For over 40 years Dr. Gary Onik has been pioneering advances in cancer treatment that have rocked the field of oncology, inventing an entirely new branch of cancer treatment now known as “Interventional Oncology” based on his innovative minimally invasive techniques. Both doctor and patient, he created a cancer vaccine and successfully treated his own terminal prostate cancer using his invention. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Onik is an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, working closely with his colleagues to develop the next generation of cancer fighting technologies. His latest work, using immunotherapy to treat metastatic cancer, offers hope to those patients with literally no other options.  



Dr. Gary Onik



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