Although Savino credits her special diet for warding off a recurrence, the American Cancer Society has a different explanation: "The surgery is what saved her life," says Barrie Cassileth, PhD, chief of the integrative medicine service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City and an ACS spokesperson. "It's important to eat well and stay strong, but no diet has ever been shown to cure cancer." She points out that the greatest risk in pursuing alternative care for a serious illness is that it may prevent you from receiving lifesaving conventional treatment.
Bottom line: Ovarian cancer is deadly, surgery offers the only proven chance of a cure, and chemotherapy provides insurance. Most doctors would consider Gonzalez's regimen only as an adjunct to conventional therapy.
No way would an objective person read that woman's testimony and come to such unsupported conclusions, nor make such blatantly false statements. Just the opposite is true: No surgery, chemo or radiation has ever cured cancer - at most it has only bought time to allow for natural correction of the root cause of the cancer and the body's natural immune system to become strong enough to beat the cancer and prevent it's return.
That statement speaks volumes about so-called "integrative medicine" - it is for the most part really only mainstream medicine protecting it's market and paying lip service to an approved list of mostly weak natural alternatives as secondary treatments while steering patients into primary treatment that has failed, maimed and killed for over half a century.
Just FYI - Sloan-Kettering is the institution that fired Dr. Ralph Moss when he blew the whistle on them for lying and covering up evidence their own studies produced that an alternative treatment (laetrile) was effective against cancer.