Do You Know Someone In Cancer Recovery?

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Many people I know have battled cancer and come out victoriously. Years ago, back in the 1970s, a cancer diagnosis was something to be fearful of, but now with all the medical improvements, cancer is no longer the monster it used to be; praise God! My niece Lora Kesselhon had brain and spine cancer and was 26 weeks pregnant over 10 years ago, but God worked a miracle in her! Lora and her baby Ruth are both happy and healthy and cancer free!


Cancer is still something to be concerned about, but not how it used to be.  There is fear and trepidation involved when the doctor first tells his patient. But remember that we have a Great Physician who can heal us from all illnesses, including cancer. ~ Bill Greguska


Luke 6:19 and the people all tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing them all.



How To Cope With Cancer?

My family and friends were the keys to my recovery. I suggest that anyone dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer chooses a point person for people to call to find out how you are doing – a sister, brother, mother, father, daughter, son, or close friend. ~ Olivia Newton-John

Matthew 4:23  Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.




Can You Trust God In All Circumstances? 

Are you in cancer recovery?

When we are weak, God is still active and in control of cancer recovery!

Cancer or cancer recovery is not a death sentence like it might have been 50-75 years ago! Despite our high technology, we must never forget that God still is in control. I have been blessed to have recently friends and family members newly diagnosed with cancer. I thank God they all have emerged victorious after their treatment and recovery.

If you are recovering from cancer, you will want to read on. With good modern technology, we have realized that doctors and researchers have come up with tors, and researchers have come up with many new types of weapons and have gained much knowledge on how to fight this aggressive disease. ~ Bill Greguska






What Every Cancer Patient Needs To Know!

Here Are Some Helpful Links:Dear God, Give all cancer fighters a good day today. Amen.


Phone Numbers You Can Call:

  • National Cancer Institute 800-422-6237
  • American Cancer Society 800-227-2345



My Family And Friends Battled Cancer With Victory!

Lora Kesselhon with cancer and was victorious!

My niece Lora Kesselhon during her cancer recovery, as she found victory!

In the last couple of years, I have personally experienced the healing of 4 close friends who had cancer—Wi, with modern technology that we now have, over 40 years later. I have a better outlook on the word “cancer” since many people I know have recovered from it. My niece, Lora Kesselhorn; my former boss, Ron West; my friend and pastor, Mark Mallwitz, my pastor’s wife, Sue Sauer, my friend from my Bible study Terri Stephen, all had cancer in the past couple of years; and all made a full recovery, thank God!

Thousands of others successfully go through treatment and live healthy lives today! This, too, shall pass with doctors’ technology in the medical field and, of course, with faith in God. Disease and illness can still be scary, but have hope because God is in control.



Cancer Prevention Foods!

When You Hear The Word Cancer?

Hearing the word “Cancer,” the first reaction is sadness and denial. Then anger and questioning God, why? Don’t hold back from those natural responses. They are part of the process.  So much of what cancer patients go through is a process that requires patience, and patience involves perseverance. That’s where holding on to God and faith is the best treatment plan offered to you. ~ Milwaukee Froedtert Hospital Chaplaincy Service 

What To Say / Do With Soe Battling With Cancer:

Cancer recovery!

Many people I know who had a bout with cancer and won. My pastor/friend Mark Mallwitz is one of those friends who prayed for Mark.

  • Show empathy, and do it quietly. A hug and loving saying, “I’m so sorry,” or “Praying for you and love you!” made a real difference for me. Please don’t compare to others’ struggles or minimize their pain. (Avoid: “It could be worse. Time heals all wounds. It’s all part of a bigger plan, so don’t worry, and you wouldn’t believe what happened to you; it’s not that bad.” or anything else that suggests that what they’re feeling is wrong).


  • Offer specific help, and let them say yes or no. Instead of a general let-me-know-if-I-can-help offer, be specific. It can be as simple as making a few calls on her behalf or running an errand or two. Why not offer to keep the kids for a few hours while she rests? Go by and fold some laundry for the family. Walk the dog. Bring over a hot meal for the family or some easy-to-microwave frozen meals for later. (Whatever you offer, be OK with their answer. If they decline your help, that’s OK. Let the decision be theirs.)


  • Support; don’t fix. A phone call, text message, or a simple note or card with a few encouraging words can mean much. It can completely turn a dark day around. (“Thinking of you and praying for you!” are often enough.) Resist the urge to “fix” the situation for them (e.g., “You know what you need to do is…”); let God handle the “fixing” part.


  • Be present and willing to listen. Just be there. Wow, doesn’t that sound simple? Let them know you’re around and still part of their lives. Above all, listen. If they want to talk about it, listen, and hear what they say. If they’re silent, be willing to stay with them in the quiet. Still, don’t fix it! Be prepared to answer, “This stinks, and I’m so sorry you’re going through it,” and stop there. ~ Melody from DaySpring




Overcoming Cancer With A Ketogenic Diet!

Kubler-Ross 5 Stage of Grief Concerning Cancer:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

When going through these stages of grief, we encourage you to walk carefully with God daily and moment by moment. Make sure you also rely on your support system and the help of others in your life during this challenging time.




Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Jeremiah 17:14 ESV 

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Ephesians 5:15-18 ESV 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. So, please don’t be foolish, but please understand the will of the Lord. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 2:8 ESV 

For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

1 Samuel 30:8 ESV

And David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.”

Mark 5:34 ESV 

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.”

Isaiah 41:17 ESV

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Jeremiah 30:17 ESV 

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

1 John 4:18 ESV

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fearFearar has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.

Luke 6:20-21 ESV 

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.




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