Ann Fonfa: Natural Breast Cancer Survivor Since ’93

Please tell us your name, what type of cancer you had, and when you were diagnosed:
Ann E. Fonfa, Jan 1993 breast cancer, age 44

Describe your experience with conventional doctors and treatments:
Was suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity and ill often from exposures – usually had to stay in bed for days at a time.

Had an amazingly (I thought) unsympathetic oncologist who suggested chemo and told me it didn’t matter when I explained my problems with reactions to smells, and chemicals.

I walked out and did not return. Refused radiation, then hormonal treatment. But I consented to lots of small surgeries as I had five years of local recurrence (even after mastectomy).

What alternative therapies did you do and which ones helped you the most?
Started with metabolic enzyme therapy, changed eating to all organic, no meat, chicken or turkey. Occasional fish, no dairy but yogurt rarely.

Tried 714X (Nessons), had applied kinesiology, acupuncture, many supplements. Went to Gerson Therapy clinic in Mexico.

Never developed metastatic disease even after 5 years of tumors on the left side.

Used Maitake Mushroom D-Fraction Extract and high-dose vit A which both reduced tumors. Eventually began taking (April 1999 – August 2001) Chinese herbs from Dr. George Wong. Never got another tumor, chemical sensitivity symptom changed immediately, and intensity reduced by (my estimate) 60%.

What books, products, and supplements do you recommend?
I founded the Annie Appleseed Project, online since 1999. We’ve linked to thousands of useful pages, posted information for everyone regardless of what they are doing – complementary and alternative therapies.

Is there any contact details or links you would like to share?:
Anyone can email annieappleseedpr(at) to reach us. Our new website goes live momentarily


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