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Woman drinks her own urine to cure cancer, refuses conventional treatment

By Mirror | October 21st 2015
Sam Ravelle has been diagnosed with breast cancer but is refusing treatment in favour of more alternative remedies including drinking her own urine [PHOTO: MIRROR}

A mum of one with killer breast cancer has refused chemotherapy and is trying to cure herself by drinking her own urine.

Sam Ravelle is also using homeopathic medicines, herbs and supplements in a bid to beat the illness.

So far her alternative treatments have proved largely unsuccessful, but she remains hopeful.

Speaking about her controversial decision – which has been met with mixed opinions from friends, some of whom are also anti-surgery and have been very supportive - she said: “I don’t believe in chemotherapy.

“I think it’s toxic.

“I’ve researched it and it seems like madness.

“If someone is healthy, you don’t wipe out their immune system, so if someone has a problem you shouldn’t wipe out their immune system either.

“Chemo isn’t exclusive to cancer cells, it goes to healthy cells too, and you can be left with so many problems and no immune system.

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“You get lots of people who have survived but have no quality of life.”

The former carer, 41, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, said she has recently tried urine therapy.

She has fasted for a number of days while drinking only water and her own urine.

She said: “It wasn’t something I did continuously.

“I’ve done it about five times for a three to four day period and everything feels boosted.

“I do intermittent fasting with drinking urine and water to reboot the immune system; it cleans it up and gets rid of damaged cells.

“You collect it in a jug, and you drink all of your urine all day.

“If you’re not eating it’s very clear and doesn’t taste of anything. It’s crystal, it’s like rain water.

“I also put it on a patch and it helps.

“Some people are shocked and some people are really interested.”

Sam says she is feeling very sick and is having trouble breathing but is still determined to go on without chemotherapy

Sam, 41, was diagnosed with a grade three tumour in her right breast in August 2012.

Doctors at Ashford Hospital in Middlesex offered her a lumpectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy but she refused it.

Sam, who lives on her own and has a 24-year-old son Kyle, said opting to turn down chemotherapy was an easy decision.

She said: “The oncologist said the cancer was aggressive and one stage below terminal.

“They immediately recommended that I have surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

“I asked what the alternative was, and when he said there was none, I walked away.”

Sam said she felt fine until February 2014 when her inactive cancer became active- which she blames on the stress of trying to get help and advice from doctors about going down the conventional route the previous year.

So she decided to treat herself, despite having no formal medical training.

She spread herbs over herself in a bid to “bring out” her cancer.

“The first time it worked well and brought three lumps out of me- it collects into a scab which falls off and then heals over- but the second time it was hell and I was in agony,” she told.

She also turned to psychic surgery, which she describes as using energy from a psychic surgeon’s hand to heal, but she believes it can also be done distantly by focusing intentions on a person.

“It just didn’t seem to shift what I needed shifting, although it had worked previously with my back,” she said.

Sam has always been interested in self-help, different kinds of thinking, alternative psychology and hypnotherapy, and considers herself environmentally aware.

She did a course in hypnotherapy in London in 1995 when she was 21, and this is not the first time she has tried to heal herself using less conventional methods.

She told: “I had hurt my back in 2005 while lifting someone out of bed when I was a carer.

“In 2007 I had an MRI scan as the pain was not lessening.

“The MRI showed a ruptured disc and a trapped nerve.

“I cured it by Thai massage which helped the pain disappear by 2009.”

Despite the lack of success of self treatment she said: “I’m using homeopathic drops and I’m going to give that a chance now.”

Jane Murphy, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said: “Chemotherapy is a treatment using anti-cancer drugs – cancer cells grow by dividing in a disorderly and uncontrolled way.

“Chemotherapy gets in the way of their ability to divide and grow.

“There is a large amount of reliable research to show the effectiveness of chemotherapy in shrinking or delaying the growth of tumours and reducing the risk of the cancer coming back in the future.

“We know from women who ring our support line that side effects of breast cancer treatment can be extremely gruelling. So we understand why some patients may want to weigh up the benefits against the potential side effects.

“However, no alternative therapies have been proven to cure cancer or slow its growth. The most important thing is that people have all the information available before making a decision about their treatment.”

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