How She Cured Her Own Cancer

How She Cured Her Own Cancer

Can you really heal cancer yourself?

Thirty years ago Yvonne Chamberlain was told she had 6 weeks to live by the doctors who diagnosed black melanoma. They suggested wider incision after the biopsy and possibly taking off her leg to prevent the spread! Yvonne did not give up, nor did she submit to conventional therapies to cut or burn the cancer away. Here are some of her thoughts on how she healed her cancer, what full healing entails, and what happened when she decided to listen to the disease rather than blindly fighting it.

At first the shock hits you between the eyes and I thought “Why Me?” What have I done to deserve this? I am a mom with 3 little kids. How can I survive and do all that I do with only one leg? Can the medical profession guarantee that if they amputate that I will live, or will they just bury me with one leg missing? I was devastated.

I didn’t like the way things were in my marriage – it seemed that we lived on two different planets. I felt in overwhelm working so hard to support the family financially and I was so out of control emotionally. From my perspective I didn’t feel loved by my husband and kids. I was just the one who was supposed to be the servant to keep the whole house functioning and I didn’t feel appreciated. Self pity crept in and I began to play the game “poor little ol’ me!” Have you ever heard of it?

I didn’t go the medical road and have my leg amputated, nor did I have any chemo etc., but rather decided on a natural healing journey. In the process of the recovery I came across a book by Carl and Stephanie Simonton where they asked the question: “What is the benefit of your sickness?” I was furious to think that someone could even suggest that there could be a benefit to having cancer. But in the darkness of the night when I couldn’t sleep I began to consider if it just could be a possibility.

When that starts to happen the subconscious goes back in time to one’s childhood to ask, “As a child how did I get my needs met?” Yes, had to admit: I needed to be sick to get the love and attention that I craved from my very busy parents. It wasn’t that they didn’t love me, it is just they were on their own survival treadmill providing for the family. So the subconscious asks when you are playing the poor little ol’ me game,”How can you get this love and attention?” and so it allows your immune system to bring about the disease you subconsciously believe will get you the love and attention that you so desperately crave and need. This all happens in the subconscious – the cancer was really a “heart issue.”

And so the process of healing could begin once I identified what my needs were and how those needs could be met without resorting to sickness. My relationships with husband and family changed as I began to understand our differences in personality and love language. I had just assumed that people should have the same thoughts, perspectives and feelings as me. My faith in God was absolute and I knew that if I ran toward Him, He would be faithful to meet me.

I needed healing in spirit, soul and body. And that is what happened as I learned forgiveness, acceptance, discipline and how to appreciate and love myself as I was loved by God.

The promise I clung to was from the Gospel of John: “This sickness is not to death but that God’s Son would be glorified.” I had that written out on text cards all over the house.

Absolutely every person that I have worked with since, if they are not willing to clear the heart issues, no matter what modality of treatment they have followed will not work. Be it medical or a huge variety of alternative concepts and clinics, nothing works if the heart is holding the disease to get the benefits that the heart craves. Realize that the benefit of the sickness is at a subconscious level and the person may not realize in the beginning it is a heart issue. It’s always easier to blame something else outside of ourselves, because if I acknowledge I am responsible, then I must also claim the power to change myself through God’s help and guidance. I also believe that some kind of participation in the physical cure must be done to give the discipline of commitment to one’s own health. To get well, a person must have a reason to pay the price of change and personal growth.

To heal herself, Yvonne changed her attitudes, her thinking, her relationships, her marriage, her time management, value system, diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation. To help the many people who heard of her story and wanted to know how she healed herself, she wrote a book, Why Me? Kicking Cancer and Other Life Changing Stuff, that outlines all the steps she took in these areas.

“Cancer is not a death sentence, it is a learning experience,” she says.

Diane Eble is a Certified Healing Codes Coach-Practitioner and worked with Dr. Alex Loyd on the editing and publishing of  The Healing Code book. For help with healing the heart issues that may be at the source of your physical issues, visit her website at





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  1. I have a friend who recently discovered that she had a cancerous lump in her breast. At the time, we looked at what was the conversation she was having before the health condition happened.

    We were in a coaching program, and the last day we had a meeting as a group of coaches. What was said was that we had all tortured the Head Coach. It was something that she was left very upset by. She is very rigorous with the words that come out of her mouth, and she really couldn’t get that we had tortured our coach.

    I was left rather irritated by it myself, so it took me a long while to actually see a way to leave us both at peace. So, one day, we are having a conversation. And, the light bulb suddenly goes on for me.

    I say something to the effect, there is no insight (i.e. distinction) inside of the work we are doing that has anything to do with torturing people. In fact, that whole conversation about torturing our coach runs completely against the work we were doing. In that moment, we were both left at peace. I let go and she let go.

    One of the things that she did ask for is Reiki. So, she had me getting people to send her Reiki, people praying for her, and then I included her in my healing meditations. Before she went into surgery, her cancerous lump was gone.

    There are others that I know who worked with a spiritual healer that they know, and their cancer disappeared. So, I truly believe that what you were pointing to – that whatever causes a cancerous condition is something disempowering that is lodged in the subconscious.

    Between dealing with the subconscious and proper diet, I believe that cancer can be beaten without having to deal with the debilitating effects of chemo. However, since I am not a doctor, I would always recommend talking with one’s doctor first and making an informed decision. Many times alternative health used in conjunction with traditional treatment is a good road to choose.

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