Healing pancreatic cancer naturally after treatment failed

*This interview was posted in October 2013. Kay’s updates have been added to the bottom of the post

I am determined to beat you over the head with encouraging, inspiring stories of healing.

So here’s yet another awesome interview from the Healing Strong conference with my friend Kay Hahn.

Chemo nearly killed her, but nutrition is working!
She is healing her pancreatic cancer.

This was a sweet, wonderful interview. Meeting people face-to-face that you’ve unknowingly helped in their healing journey can be a bit emotional. So yeah, I got a little choked up at the end. (Shocker)

Here is Kay’s story in her own words…

Our lives are a series of ups and downs. And when things are kind of just going along uneventful, I always wonder what is going to happen next? (good or bad) I can remember at the end of the year 2011, wondering what the year 2012 would hold for us. I did not expect what came next.

The first Sunday in January, 2012, my pastor, Max Lucado, began a sermon series entitled, “You’ll Get Through This”. I immediately had my defenses up and thought something must be coming…

Two weeks later I was in the ER diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. It was a type of cancer the doctors rarely see and no one knew exactly how to treat it.

I had nine tumors in all. One on my liver, 7 floating in my abdomen and one on the 1/3 of a pancreas I had left. (2/3 of my pancreas was removed with my spleen and a volley ball sized tumor in 2006.)

The doctors were not optimistic and pretty well let me know we had to be aggressive in trying to treat this, I didn’t have time to waste. Even though the first doctor was ready for me to pick out my casket, I confidently told him “No, it was going to be ok.” I remember feeling that God was going to heal me. It was a surreal moment to have this diagnosis. It had been one of the great fears of my life. God was allowing me to face it head on and to know that HE is greater than my biggest fear.

My husband stayed with me in the hospital all night and prayed over me. He had two visions of my healing by God’s hand. Through the next year he would hold on to those visions no matter what I was going through. I had a strong belief in God answering my prayer for healing. That trust. Belief. Has to be to the very core. No doubts. I had friends all over the world praying for me. I wanted Him to get the glory for all of it.

I started searching on the internet for cancer cures. I found several. The first two were The Gerson Therapy and Renae Caisse’s Essiac Tea. However, since I knew no one who had experienced these and like everyone else, all my life we are informed and led to believe that doctor’s know best and most cancer is “ treated” with chemotherapy, I followed my doctor’s direction. February 1, the day before my 50th birthday, I started chemotherapy. All the while, there were people praying for me all over the world. ( We lived 13 years in the Middle East) I believed prayer was going to make a huge difference. I believed being thankful and believing God was going to make a huge difference. I trusted Him. He sent me little God winks along the way. I wish I had wrote them all down now, so I could remember them because they were often. For example, the day I was at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston. I was doing my usual sitting in the waiting room praying for all those multitudes who were sick around me. But I felt like I wasn’t quite as close to Him on this day. I prayed, “God where are you today”. Then we got called in, weighed and a CHRISTIAN nurse ushered us into an exam room to wait. I looked up and there on a white board, the only thing written was an arrow pointing up with the words, “Trust Him”.

From Feb-Nov 2012, I went through 7 kinds of chemo, 3 oncologists, and one clinical trial, with absolutely no positive results. I had just about every bad side effect you could possibly get from chemotherapy and still be alive, I almost wasn’t during the month of May.

All during that year, God kept bringing into my life the same message of natural healing via various avenues. I kept pushing them aside, not sure as to what to believe. After being divinely led, in September I began taking Chlorella, Spirulina and Vitamineral Green all by Healthforce. Within two and half weeks, I had peach fuzz on my head—my hair was growing back in the middle of chemo! My blood work was good…I felt great! My doctor wanted to know what I was doing and would always check under my wig for the progress of new hair growth.

By the end of November, I was in a lot of bone pain due to destroyed bone marrow. I had had enough. I stopped the clinical study. Along about that time, boxes started arriving at my house from a friend overseas. A juicer. Hundreds of dollars in supplements. A coffee enema Kit. Fifteen pounds of organic coffee. And lots of letters of instructions. She had a friend heal from cancer using the Gerson Therapy and wanted me to do it as well.

The boxes sat there for two months before I actually began using them, bought the Gerson book and started the protocol. Two and a half weeks later, cat scans showed a 20% reduction in the cancer! My doctor and all the nurses were so excited. Everyone wanted to know what I was doing. My doctor told me to keep doing what I was doing and come back in three months. Along about this time, my best friend from WA called me one day and said hurry you have to turn on the tv. There is a guy on Rikki Lake who has healed naturally from cancer. It was Chris. Since then, his web page and all of his wonderful information has been a companion of mine. And I recommend it to everyone.

I kept eating vegetarian foods, cut out sugar, salt, meat and dairy, took lots of supplements, detoxed with coffee enemas several times a day and drank 10 fresh vegetable and fruit juices each day. I went back in three months, for more CT scans. Again, there was a reduction in the cancer. And that was after year’s worth of chemo that did nothing but destroy my body. My doctor was very impressed and told me to keep doing what I was doing and come back in six months. I am due to go back in December of this year.

I started out using a Juiceman Juicer that my friend sent to me. Later I bought an Omega Vert Juicer and that is what I currently use. I hope to upgrade even more as time goes. I use the Gerson recipes for my juices. You can find these on www.Gerson.com. I drink 3 green juices a day, 3 carrot and 4 carrot/apple juices.

Three to four times a day I take a “coffee break”, our name for the coffee enema time. I usually do one first thing in the morning, one or two midday and then one in the evening.  I never thought I could do a coffee enema, especially on a regular basis. But after the first two, it became easier and more routine. My friend gave me some good advice about how to perform these comfortably. One piece of advice I always use was to lie in the bathtub in a few inches of warm water. It is very relaxing. The coffee enemas make me feel better. Then my daughter prepares a days worth of supplements for me in little cups that I take once each hour for nine hours.

Some of the books I read while traveling this journey were:

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell,
A Cancer Battle Plan by Anne E. and David J. Frahm,
God’s Way to Ultimate Health and The Hallelujah Diet both by George H. Malkmus,
The Gerson Therapy and Healing the Gerson Way both by Charlotte Gerson,
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone.

I am currently reading Cancer: Step Outside the Box by Ty Bollinger. This is an awesome book, loaded full of information!

I have also been changing the way I eat. Cutting out meat, sugar, salt, dairy, and processed foods. Trying to eat all vegetarian. This has been challenging at times. But I am learning to cook this way more and more. I found two great websites with wonderful vegetarian and raw foods recipes on it. One is www.ohsheglows.com and www.girlonraw.com These have been very helpful. Great tasting recipes!

Taking care of me, keeping on my protocol takes a lot of work and attention. But I feel blessed to be using what God provided for me to heal and not sitting in a chair somewhere letting liquid fire run through my veins as it destroys my body. These are choices we have to make. I choose life!

I feel wonderful. I have a full head of soft new hair. I still keep up my every day health protocol. And I tell everyone I can about healing the way God intended with the foods, plants and herbs He has provided for us since the Garden of Eden.  I have also learned a lot about so many people healing from cancer as well as other degenerative diseases including heart disease and lots of others, through eating vegetarian and juicing. This is the natural way that God provided for us to heal. He provided for redemption of our souls and our bodies clear back in the Garden.  He knew these diseases would come and He provided a way out. He always takes care of us and provides for us. The herbs and vegetables that are nutritious to our bodies were given to us to take care of ourselves. We don’t need to give ourselves chemicals to try to heal…that doesn’t even make sense. Our bodies were made to heal themselves.

Through this journey, I have learned so much about How very much God loves us and takes care of us and how much we can trust him for all things. I also learned a tremendous amount about gratitude and being thankful. It is important to be thankful even as you pray for a miracle and a healing. Trust Him with a grateful heart  and as you are praying, don’t doubt. I have to say, I would never have wanted to go through the rest of my life if I had not gone through this past year and a half.

Here are a list of some of my supplements I take large doses every day:

Healthforce brand Chlorella and Spirulina and 10,000 mg per day of Truly Natural Vitamin C. These are  tremendous sources for revitalizing new cells, detoxing,  providing  tons of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. I encourage you to go on their website and read about these products.

Essiac Tea from Essiac Canada Intl. Basically because I like having the pill form and I wanted the original formula. 

Curamin, Curamed, and Tri Iodine from Terry Naturally support many organs, the immune system, and protects cells from oxidative stress and free radicals. Curamed has a high concentrate of Turmeric which cancer patients should be taking.

IP6 Gold for immune support

Zymactive Double Strength Proteolytic Enzymes. ALL CANCER PATIENTS SHOULD TAKE proteolytic enzymes. If you have cancer at all it is because your immune system is broken and your pancreas is sick.

Potassium powder and Key Glands liver from www.thekeycompanyusa.com

I take zinc, a multi-vitamin, Ubiquinol (strong CoQ10), a probiotic, zinc and a few natural things for my diabetes.

If you would like more specifics you can email me at hopeinthegarden (at) gmail.com

I have had so many people calling and sending messages to want to talk to me and get information, that I had to start a blog. You can keep up with me at www.kayshopeforcancer.blogspot.com.

Thank you Chris, for allowing me to share my story.


January 2014 Update:

Hi Chris, I just wanted to tell you the good news. In Dec. 2012 my cancer markers were well over 400, in June last year they were over 200. In Dec. 2013 my doctor never even checked my markers, he just wanted me out of there.

I had the cancer marker blood work done on Friday and received the results today, they are 48!!!!. I know its still not below 35 but so much better than over 400!  I am so grateful and excited!!!

Thank you so much for talking to me for a while in December. It meant a lot. I had several bits of bad news in December and you truly helped me get refocused on my precious Lord who heals and takes care of me always in every way. I had grown so close to him in my walk and was learning and growing. Strong holds were being broken down in my life and then…it is awful how fast you can take your eyes off of him and fall into the water. 

You’re so sweet. And I love your heart and all that you do for “the cause”. I continually keep you in prayer and this whole mission of getting the truth out so others can be well. Oh, and please put some of your recipes in your book. Hope all is well with you and your family.

January 2017 Update

Hi Chris!

Happy New Year!  Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

I just wanted to write to share my joy with you! Today it has been 5 years since I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer!!  I remember thinking back then…”Will I be here in March?”  Then thinking…”No, God is the only one who can do anything to help me, so  it is going to be ok…He will take care of me”

It has been a long journey in some ways, but in others, I can’t believe it has been 5 years. I am so very thankful and know that my healing has only came through Christ suffering for it on the cross and all that God has provided on the earth for me to take fuel my body. I am not perfect at staying on track but I am constantly trying and being consistent with a natural protocol to nourish my body.

Thank you so much for all your encouragement and speaking life.

Love and blessings.


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This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. Edith Adams

    Amazing! God is Mercy!

  2. Susanelizabeth

    This story made me cry. Loved it!

  3. Sid Aust

    I also read Chris beat cancer… Really have enjoyed you story. I would also encourage to get The Hidden Story of Cancer…awesome research he has. This is basic info also teaching you how to get oxygen to the cells where it is needed….I had colon cancer 6 yrs ago.he has a new book also coming out in Jan just for doctors…his info is simple and pertaind to the research of Dr Otto Warburg MD PhD and Nobel prize winner in medicine…awesome, awesome


  4. Nina Konev

    I truly believe in everything you wrote. We need to work on ourselves to trust God fully and all the time, in any situation. Along with that, comes working to solve your problem together with Him, not doctors and drugs etc.

    I had an aunt from my father’s side and my one from my mother’s side die from cancer, both had to do with digestion system. I have had many problems and infections in that system since I was in my 20s. Now, my daughter is 23 and has Ulcerative Colitis, which doctors don’t know what causes this or how to heal it. Their solutions are drugs that, like chemo, drains the body of it’s defenses and does not heal the problem.

    The reason I’m writing this to you is to ask what you think of how important it is to use foods to heal the body, no matter what ailment one has-including my daughter’s. I also wanted to mention what I found and am trying to get her to open her eyes to the GAPs diet. Have you heard of it? And it seems like a great thing for my daughter’s healing of her disease- and anyone who needs help with improving the immune system; after all, we control how healthy the food is that we eat or drink and our digestive system takes the nutrition and distributes it to where it needs to go. Sounds great right?

    With this, maybe this will help you even more than what is already helping you- your diet and Him guiding you along the way.

    Any advice would be appreciated my me, and Him I’m sure :)

    I will understand if you can’t really take the time to respond. Thank you and many prayers I send for you.

    1. Sheri Lee

      Hi Nina, my 22 year old son also has Ulcerative Colitis. We tried the GAPS diet yet he was not able to sustain it. He has been on heavy meds for the past year, but realizes he doesn’t want to be on them indefinitely, so he’s been willing to make changes toward a whole foods, plant-based diet, cutting out gluten, dairy, animal protein, and processed foods. Try googling Dr. McDougall & Ulcerative Colitis, as well as True North Health Center in Santa Rosa. They’ve had great success treating patients with a plant-based diet and getting them off meds. Also very helpful is the documentary Forks over Knives, all about the power of food over medicine to treat many different kids of chronic disease. God Bless You!

    2. Pb

      Hopefully she’s gone gluten free, a majority of those with colitis have celiac or gluten intolerance. Check out the gluten effect, wheat belly, and grain brain, all contain great info.

    3. Sam

      UC patients ave been healed using fecal transplant.

    4. t

      Antibiotics can cause colitis.
      Eating raw food for a few months together with rejuvelac can help with constant diarrhea.
      There is information on the internet about how to make rejuvelac at home. All that’s required is water and organic quinoa.
      It is a very good probiotic.
      Some of the medicines doctors prescribe for colitis are extremely dangerous. I know a person who died of lymphoma after taking those medicines for years. He knew nothing of the side effects of the drugs. It turns out lymphoma is one of the side effects of some of those drugs that doctors easy handedly prescribe daily for patients with inflamed colons.

  5. Brent H

    Teared up. Good job Chris. Love ya man!

  6. Emma

    This story also made me tear up. Kay is so sincere and clear in her process. I know this will help so many people. Thank you Kay and Chris.

  7. sally t

    Kay, I was so very happy when I read your story! My friend is at the Gerson Institute as I write this, having undergone chemo and radiotherapy without success, he eventually said ‘there might be something in this food lark’!!

    God is so good! When looking for hope and direction for my friend, I managed to track down and spoke with a man (USA) who is a stage 4 cancer of the esophagus survivor – 23 years – yes 23 years! What he said really stuck with me – something like ‘God can heal you…..you just have to be willing to use what He gives you and put in the work! Our bodies are overfed with processed rubbish and under nourished’.
    Prayer is vital….use what God gives us – good nutrition; relatively cheap, exactly what our bodies crave and not only does it heal us, it also improves our day to day lives! Ditch the donuts, grab a carrot and cabbage(organic of course!) and get juicing! Live long and prosper!

  8. Nina Konev

    How do you feel about and did you go non-GMO and organic?

    Thanks again for your energy given toward helping people learn how to fight to get better :)

  9. Bibi

    So encouraging to read this story. Thank You! Am a fellow Gersonite, into the Therapy for three months, following it to the letter after having been to the clinic in August for 2 weeks. Looking to share support with other Gersonites. Thank you again, encouragement is always needed and appreciated!

    1. Lisa

      Hi Bibi,

      Thinking about going to the clinic. Would like to talk to you about it. Could you email me at pi*******@li**.com to discuss.

      thank you so much,


  10. Kaye

    Great job both of you! May God continue to richly bless you,Chris, for the work you do and Kay while He finishes His healing of you! BTW, LOVE your name, Kay! God bless, Kaye Barnard

  11. Jacky Manchester

    Thank you Chris, your videos are always and encouragement. would you consider interviewing folks who are healed of other diseases/conditions, besides cancer. I know that cancer is you focus because of your healing, but I know sooo many folks suffering from other things who tell me, But I don’t have cancer, when I encourage them to watch you or read Ty or Jim’s newsletters. God bless you always, and keep you well. Don’t let down your guard, like with Anne Frahm. I have a large library of books on healing cancer, and keep adding, but my audience is mostly skeptical. sad

  12. Holistic Chef Barry

    Thank You Chris Wark for sharing your testimonials of people diagnosed with cancer and recovering form this condition using simple natural means. Holistic Chef Barry

  13. ant

    Dr. Gonzalez – Individualized Nutritional Protocols – Enzyme Therapy, would be the best with some of Dr. Gary null’s protocols. Look at their DVD’s Two of the smartest people on the planet.

  14. Julie

    Kay, Thank you for sharing Your story. The more stories thay are shared. The more people will be healed. Trust od a must. . I still have some moments of fear. I was diagnosed in April. I sent you a direct email. Thanks again. God Bless. Julie

  15. Shane

    Hey Chris, I think many things when I read this, but much more importantly is the way it makes me feel…thankful, blessed, gratitude. I don’t think you could comprehend what positive effect your having on the universe. Thanks.

  16. Wendy

    I was fighting against a stage IV cancer and i won, lucky my husband who helped me all the time.I think it is very important that family support to win, because i was very weak;really helped me participate in one group of victims of cancer, so my mood improved, also helped me a adviser of advisercancer-diseases.com.I recomended not surrender, because sometimes the first treatment does not work as me, and change doctors if it is necessary.Read positive thinking books gave me more energy.During my cancer,i changed my diet,now i eat vegetarian organic food(now i not eat meat).I think is a set of things that help me.

  17. rose

    Why does this lady have to eat only veggies? Did she eat meats, or dairy, eggs or anything else?


  18. Emma

    Thank you for sharing Kay and Chris, I have sent you an email with some questions, I hope I hear from you soon. Many thanks, Emma

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  21. Ruth

    Hi Chris I was very impressed with Kay’s story and I’m hoping to find something to help me. I am a 33 year old female and drs have done a ct scan and MRI of my abdomen due to pain/discomfort and my ct said something came unclear on my pancreas and MRI the same according to them is nothing bad but they still don’t know what it is and they just want to wait 3 months to see if anything changes like Really!! It seems like my dr is not really taking it serious like I am . I will be looking for an specialist to check both of my tests and go from there..I have 2 little kids and I’m just so scare to leave them. I will be making lifestyle changes to my diet(no more meat) but I don’t know where to start to protect myself meanwhile I find my problem..please advise

  22. Tammy M. Aguilera

    Awesome story Ms. Kay. I too drink & make Essiac Tea. At the beginning of January, I was dx & had surgery for breast cancer. All this within 4 weeks. As soon as it was suspected that it was breast cancer, I immediately began a 360 with my eating lifestyle. I began juicing, eating raw veggies, fruits, & lots of water w/lemon too. I haven’t cut out dairy completely from my diet. I still eat organic or free-range eggs, organic cow milk & organic Greek yogurt. My goal this year is to convert to a Vegan lifestyle permanently. And I completely cut soda out of my life & I was addicted! I cook organic brown rice & organic chicken breast. I love to experiment w/my food, introducing new foods to my diet. I’m also a huge tea drinker (organic) & I’ve now become a big fan of Tumeric. Congratulations on your “new found” health. Cancer is BIG business literally, in America & our own physicians & pharmaceutical companies are making billions from our illnesses & that is UNETHICAL & IMMORAL. Praise the Lamb on our healing!!! <3

  23. Angela Ammann

    Hello Kay,
    Nice to see your 2014 update. i’m cheering you on,

  24. susan

    In God we Trust

  25. Arlette Ochoa

    Amazing, God Bless you Chris and Kay!!! Kay or Chris after healing from cancer and of course eating very healthy, do you still take all kinds of supplements, or just a few? do you still juice? how many glasses a day,

  26. Arlette Ochoa

    Amazing, God Bless you Chris and Kay!!! Kay or Chris after healing from cancer and of course eating very healthy, do you still take all kinds of supplements, or just a few? do you still juice? how many glasses a day,

  27. philruben

    Hi, Kay, I read this, and was wondering if you had any updates. was also curious if you could attribute one or two things to lowering your blood cancer markers? I have a friend who is doing pretty good with pancreatic cancer, but his blood markers have been going up. thanks

    1. Guest7

      I have the same problem. Cured thru God in October. 2014. Markers have been in the 20s until August 2017 and it was 34. Kinda concerned me but doctor said not to worry still in range.

      1. Edwina Mo Wa

        Can someone please give me direction . My husband is 56 years old.

        1. Navajo

          Use 1) the Gerson Therapy, 2) the Bob Beck Protocol and 3) get psychological support / deal with things bothering the mind Always pray to God from the heart, He is there always. :)

      2. Navajo

        Use the Magnetic Pulser and the Silver Pulser (SOTA Instruments from the Bob Beck Protocol) in addition to your existing program. :)

  28. Edwina Mo Wa

    Hi Kay,
    Edwina here .. I am reading your story and it give me encouragement . My husband wad just diagnose . I am praying to God for healing and restoring .

    1. Victor Lim,C.P.M

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