Pam Braun

"In the summer of 2004, at the age of 52, I was not feeling well. The fact is that I was almost dead and didn’t know it."

“After a biopsy was done a few days later, my cancer was shown to be gynecological in nature, not lymphoma.  It was just present in so many lymph nodes that it appeared to be lymphoma.” - August 24, 2004
“I didn’t know exactly what lymphoma was, or even what a lymph node was, for that matter. I did know I was in trouble, and that I had cancer.” - August 19, 2004
“At 5:30 am in the morning, after a long night of tests, when I was exhausted from not having slept, the emergency room doctor delivered the bad news with a nurse in tow (to catch me when/if I collapsed). They had found a malignancy.” - August 19, 2004

“I had trouble getting through the day, and plopped on the couch as soon as I could after getting home from work.  I had a steady pain in my back that never went away.” - July 2004

“I want you to get a mammogram,” my doctor said.  “If we’re lucky it will be breast cancer.” I thought, “If we’re lucky it will be breast cancer?  How the heck did I get here?” - August 25, 2004
“On August 28th, 2004, I got the bad news…ovarian cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes.  I could hardly breathe.” - August 28, 2004 

See you in a month.” my oncologist said.  “A month?  I’m used to coming in here 2 or 3 times a week.  What do I do now?”  “The life change had crept up on me and I didn’t know how to be disease free anymore, I only knew how to be sick." - March 2005

“I always looked forward to chemo days.  It meant that I was fighting the cancer.  The chemo may have been making me nauseous, but it wasn’t making me sick, it was making me healthy.” - September 2004 – March 2005

“My doctor gave me a fifteen percent chance of survival.  I sat at my dining table shell-shocked and numb.  Then I thought, ‘Wait a minute.  When have I not come into the top fifteen percent of anything once I put my mind to it?" -September 15, 2004 

“I believe that surgery and chemo cured my cancer, but I also believe that changing my diet has kept it from recurring.” - September 2013

“My doctor calls me his “success story.”  This type of cancer has a high recurrence rate, yet I am cancer free without ever having had a recurrence.” - September 2013

Author of The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook