What are our graduates saying about the Certified Cancer Prevention & Risk Reduction Expert, CPRRE® Certification?
Let me begin by saying that I found myself experiencing the full range of emotions as I moved through this module. For instance, in the RSO lessons, I laughed and cried. It's difficult to listen to so many personal stories and not feel connected to the people in them.
I learned about the work of doctors like Kanematsu Sugiura, who had spent his life studying Laetrile. Only to have Sloan Kettering destroy his work. And the way Hoxsley and Burzynski were hounded for their work. It was hard not to be angry.
Dr. Burzynski's story made a huge impression on me. I recently watched the first season of Dr. Death, a "fictionalized" account of the Dr. Christopher Duetch story. After watching the show, I researched to learn more about the factual story. And couldn't help but draw parallels between the two stories. Dr. Duetch butchered patients in the operating room and was allowed to keep his license, keep practicing, and, unbelievably, keep operating, even when two other surgeons went to the TMB to have his license revoked. Nothing happened until the doctors were able to bring criminal charges and send him to prison.
When you compare that to Dr. Burzynski and how the same medical board, in the same state, was so willing to bring disciplinary action against him for saving patients' lives, it is absolutely unbelievable. When you think about Dr. Hoxley moving to Mexico and having his remedy banned in the USA, I couldn't help but be angry.
The movie "Running From the Cure" made me think about how many people I love have died from cancer when there was something that could've been done. But it's not in the financial best interest of the "powers that be" to help them. It brings up feelings of anger and sadness.
For so long, cancer has been an absolute death sentence because I've known for some time that chemo, surgery, and radiation often do more harm than good. Before going into this section, I didn't know that there were so many safe, effective, and inexpensive ways to deal with this terrible disease. If nothing else, I can educate my family and friends about prevention.* (Rockwell notes that cancer is a very personal diagnosis and many do choose and do well with conventional treatment).
Before completing this section, I was sure it was something I would never touch in my practice. I live in a state that doesn't license traditional naturopaths. And the slope into practicing medicine without a license is a slippery one. I had decided that cancer was just too serious to address, even with a strict policy of not diagnosing, prescribing, or treating any illness. After that, I strongly feel that, if nothing else, I must let people know what I know. And no law says I can't teach.
There was so much amazing information in this section that I can't possibly mention it all in a summary. I can say without a doubt that I'm not the same person I was before I started it. And I believe I'm better for it. More than anything, it has confirmed that facilitating healing is what I want to do for the rest of my life, and I've chosen the best possible education to begin my journey into it.