Lawrence Kirk: twelve year recovery from pancreatic cancer.Long-term subscribers to our Healing Newsletter will remember the story of Lawrence Kirk Lawrence Eldred Kirk (27 May 1886 – 27 November 1969) was a Canadian agronomist best known for introducing crested wheatgrass to Canada and helping to control the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. , published in Vol. 19, #1, Jan/Feb 2004.
Lawrence was born on the now fateful date of Sept. 11, but in the year 1938. He is currently 68 years old.
In 1993, during a regular annual check-up, the doctor felt "something" in Lawrence's abdomen. They were unable to get a good picture at that time. However, by summer of 1994 he had lost 24 pounds and a lot of energy. An early diagnosis and drugs did not settle his problem, and only in November of 1994 a mass on his pancreas was seen on a CT scan CT scan: see CAT scan.
See CAT scan. . The doctor explained to Lawrence that he had pancreatic cancer pancreatic cancer
Malignant tumour of the pancreas. Risk factors include smoking, a diet high in fat, exposure to certain industrial products, and diseases such as diabetes and chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer is more common in men. and that neither surgery nor radiation would work. With an additional discouraging report, the patient's wife, Ruth, looked for "a better way" to deal with the situation. They found the Gerson Therapy Gerson Therapy is a controversial, holistic, nutrition-based therapy. Developed by German-born physician Dr. Max Gerson (1881-1959), believers in the therapy say it is effective for most chronic (degenerative) diseases. and, after talking to a recovered patient, they decided to come to the Mexican Gerson Clinic.
After 20 months on the Gerson Therapy, a new CT scan showed no tumors. The doctor and nurse examining Lawrence and checking his records were amazed that, though he had received no surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, he appeared clear of cancer. After five and a half years on the Therapy, another CT scan showed 'clear'. However, a few months later, Lawrence injured his back, crushed a vertebra vertebra /ver·te·bra/ (ver´te-brah) pl. ver´tebrae [L.] any of the 33 bones of the vertebral (spinal) column, comprising 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 4 coccygeal vertebrae . which caused severe sleep disturbance since he was unable to turn without waking up from the pain. The doctor assumed that he had pain from "recurring cancer", but the MRI 1. (application) MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
2. MRI - Measurement Requirements and Interface. scan was clear; only a later body scan showed the fracture to T11. With the ongoing Therapy, the vertebra healed.
Now, 12 years after his diagnosis, Lawrence is doing very well, helps his wife part-time in her book business, does some gardening, and looks after his aging mother. He continues taking five juices daily, one coffee enema enema /en·e·ma/ (en´e-mah) [Gr.] a solution introduced into the rectum to promote evacuation of feces or as a means of introducing nutrients, medicinal substances, or opaque material for radiologic examination of the lower intestinal every day and eating almost exclusively organic Gerson food. He and his wife visit restaurants very rarely and he wants to stay close to the Therapy because "I feel good."
Lawrence told us he feels that "It is important to keep in touch with Gerson doctors after a patient recovers."