Conversations about cancer

February 24, 2012

Cancer, Health

Did you know that cancer is not foreign to our bodies?

by Dr. Charlie Schwengel — 

“Bill, what is going on? Are you OK? You seem so down.”

“Yeah, I just found out that my boss’ wife has cancer. Apparently she has been fighting it for a while. She already had the surgery and is doing chemotherapy now. They told her she also needs to have X-ray therapy, and even with all of that, they have given her just a few months to live.”

On any given day, conversations just like this are occurring around the country. Like most people, Bill is locked into the idea that we have to fight cancer. But is “fighting cancer” really the best thing to do?

We are taught to believe that cancer is a horrible disease that does not belong in our bodies, and when it shows up, we must wage a war in an effort to fight it off. The lucky few might win the fight in the long run, but at the expense of severe and lasting battle scars.

We treat cancer as if it is something foreign to our bodies. But did you know that cancer is not foreign to our bodies? The brain controls and monitors everything that happens in the body. The growth of tumors is merely a transformation of natural body tissues. Cancer is not like an infection or a germ that we catch from the world around us. There is a much deeper and biologically meaningful purpose to the growth of tumors that are eventually diagnosed as cancer.

We live in natural bodies that always obey and follow the laws of nature. Mother Nature has a purpose for everything, even as it applies to the growth of tumors in our bodies. What we must realize is that the idea of fighting cancer is the equivalent of fighting nature. As we are so painfully discovering, this approach does not work very well for most folks. But many people who have been diagnosed with cancer, sometimes even in the very advanced stages, are able to get over the cancer and go on to live long, healthy, productive lives.

What is their secret? How do they do it? What do these people know that the best of modern medicine does not seem to know?

When we shift our thinking from “I have to fight this cancer” to “I am going to find out why nature caused my body to put it there and learn from that,” then safer, more efficient treatment options can readily be developed and applied.

When the brain causes our normal, healthy cells to transform into cancerous cells, we have to believe that nature has a good reason for it. Our bodies naturally grow and develop and function normally and in balanced health, when things are going well for us, we have sufficient food, water and shelter, and we are getting along with most people in our lives. When we experience an injury, such as a cut or a broken bone, nature causes those injuries to heal without our having to think much about it.

Similarly, nature allows for our response to stress in our lives. We are born with a natural, preprogrammed response to life’s stressors, commonly referred to as “biologic conflict.” We deal with various stressors on any given day without developing tumors or cancer. Biologic conflict is a term reserved for more severe, often sudden and unexpected types of stress that we perceive as chronic and without solution. Biologic conflict is the type of stress that leads to tumor growth and cancer.

When we experience biologic conflict, the mind tells the brain to immediately begin causing healthy cells to transform into tumor cells somewhere in the body. That somewhere is always related to the organ that is most capable of helping us find a resolution to the biologic conflict.

People who get over cancer are able to find the sources of their biologic conflicts and resolve them. Once the conflict is resolved, the body no longer needs the tumor cells to grow, and healing follows naturally.


Dr. Charlie Schwengel, D.O., D.O.(H), medical director of Medicine of HOPE, P.C., graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1994 and obtained his Homeopathic medical license in 1996. To schedule a free telephone consultation, please call 480-668-1448. or visit

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 30, Number 2, April/May 2011.

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