In late Mark of 2003, I was lying in a large, cavernous chemo room in Michigan. As 10 million units of interferon coursed into me, I could feel myself going into the abyss. Even though I was in this dream state, I can remember my oncologist whispering in my ear, ” Mark, why are you going all around the country looking for answers? There aren’t any. This interferon isn’t going to work: neither is Avastin, thalidomide, or even a clinical trial drug. Why can’t you accept the inevitable? You’ll be gone in the next three to four months.”
I couldn’t believe what he was saying to me. I was in shock and disbelief. I thought his job was to save my life! I said to myself, What are these doctors telling their patients? The physician who was assigned to help save my life seemed ready to give up. I became madder than hell. Over time , I turned that anger into action.
I never want to forget that moment. Why? Because it was a turning point for me. I never want any other patient to hear what I heard or felt like when that doctor gave me a death sentence. I know what it’s like to be in your shoes, given a grim prognosis and no hope. That’s why I wrote this book.
The sole purpose of ” Lifelines” is to increase patient’s survival times, your survival times, especially if you are facing a rare, aggressive or advanced malignancies. ” Lifelines to Cancer Survival ” offers you the reader, cutting edge, real-time research and tools that you will not find compiled in one resource anywhere else.