For some, the diagnosis of cancer is threatening. For Michele Varley, her diagnosis of cancer was a challenge.
In 2003, troubled by pain to the right side of her abdomen, Varley saw her doctor.
"I was sent for blood work and an ultrasound, and told that I had the early stages of liver cancer," she said. "They told me about the protocol that they wanted to do: drug therapy, radiation and chemotherapy. Everyone that I knew that had liver cancer and followed the protocol had died. I didn't consider it as an option and I didn't do it."