Cancer research journey leads to unlikely treatment

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Nina Brazer

Nina Brazer is a two-time cancer survivor and has come a long way in a very short space of time. After an injury that caused hip and back fractures she was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in 2018. The mother of two had beaten breast cancer before but the disease had re-emerged in her bones.

“My bones were like Swiss cheese when they showed me the X-rays,” she said. Just a year ago Brazer, like many other cancer patients, was faced with a horrifying prognosis that her life would soon come to an end.

“I was in a wheelchair. I was told that I have about two to three years left. I would have to be on chemo in the meantime and once the side effects become too much for my body I would then die,” retold Brazer.

“Needless to say, I changed my oncologist who also did a few blood tests. It turned out that the cancer had doubled and she told me that I would be lucky to even see December,” she expressed.

This only made Brazer more determined to find a complementary solution to her cancer treatment that would not only fight the disease but bring her back to health.

The 49-year-old is full of life today as she tells of her journey of intense research that lead to an unusual drink that can boost the immune system enough to fight the fatal disease – camel’s milk.

“Through medical research I found that oxidative stress was the cause of many diseases so that was what I tried to tackle. As part of the energy generating part of your body you get oxidants within your cells which are countered by antioxidants. Environmental factors, preservatives in food and especially psychological stress causes your body to run out of antioxidants causing oxidative stress,” said Brazer.

She continues to drink almost one litre of camel milk every day which she gets from Upington. “In three months I was out of my wheelchair and walking as normal and today I have a normal life,” explained the survivor.

Brazer is now cancer free and has made it her mission to help others who find themselves in the same position. “It is so important to educate yourself and through that I was able to help myself and I want to get the message out there that there are options. I don’t say stop chemo and your treatment but it is up to you to help your body and this can be done through complementary treatment, she adds.

Brazer’s book on her journey What Cancer?: My Journey to Recovery can be found on Kindle and for more information visit www.whatcancer.co.za.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za