She was 49 when she felt a lump in her right breast. It is an aggressive form of breast cancer, a rapidly growing cancer of the mom with affected lymph nodes. Martina Weltner operated on breast conservation. Through her career in the pharmaceutical sales department, Albertshöferin has gained insight into private practice systems, clinics, the pharmaceutical industry, and conventional medicine. After surgery, she refused chemotherapy, which doctors advised her to do. Instead, she used alternative treatment methods. After a year, the tumor erupted again, even more violent than the first time. Why does he say today, "I don't want life to come back from cancer," the 56-year-old says Saturday at Women's Day in the Village. In the interview, he tells his touching and moving story.
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They all carry cancer cells. Why does the disease occur in one person and not in another?
Martina Weltner: I think we still often focus our attention only on the body. Obviously this is not the solution, otherwise we would not have to discuss the topic. I know for sure today: the mind is above the body.
What do you mean?
It is important to be convinced of what you are doing. If I'm confident in chemotherapy, chemotherapy will drive me fearlessly – it's not mine.
Why not? Cancer treatment options are improving, aren't they?
The principle of conventional irrigation medicine according to me is considered wrong. Strong chemotherapy, strong radiation, hormone pills for five years – it totally scared me. I wondered how reasonable it was to poison my entire body, including intact, healthy cells and drive my immune system against the wall, hoping to catch all the cancer cells. Some patients do not die directly from cancer cells, but, for example, due to the immune system lying on the ground, they are abducted by simple pneumonia. Not to mention the quality that is lacking during and after irradiation and chemotherapy.
Did you think you can treat aggressive breast cancer only in the third of the four possible stages with alternative methods?
No, not only. But also. I opted for surgical removal of the tumor. But I had that gut feeling that said: conventional medicine itself is not your way, it always stays in the physical. I didn't want a chemo. Instead, I set out to find alternatives that fit my whole being.
There is usually not a lot of time between surgery and the start of chemotherapy or radiation.
Yes, and that was very stressful for me. Chemotherapy should be performed immediately after surgery. That was a lot of mental pressure, which luckily I didn't give. Instead, I spent several weeks at both the Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic and the Immunobiological Therapy Clinic. I did yoga, sound meditations and relaxation exercises, had homeopathic and high dose infusion treatments. In Sri Lanka, I lived with a shaman and got insight into Buddhist teachings on meditation. I also trained my consciousness with primitive people in the Himalayas.
Despite everything: Cancer returned, one year after the first illness. Was alternative medicine the wrong decision?
No, certainly not. I believe everyone has to go their own way of recovery. But how do you know how it goes if you don't know the alternatives but only one side of the coin? It takes time to choose from the vast array of options that suits you best – but you don't have time to do it because of your fear and confusion. So it's a matter of heart to talk about it.
Looking back, would you do something different?
Ask me what I learned from my medical history. From today's point of view, I am very grateful to God for sending me cancer number 2. After cancer number 1, I wanted to turn every diseased woman into chemotherapy, but to rely solely on alternative treatments. Today I know that was not right. Everyone has to go their own way without being led by fear.