Hypnotherapy – ‘an injection of positive thought’ > A young woman from Lancaster has been attracting Media coverage for her fight back against cancer using hypnotherapy. Suzanne Cremin was rushed to hospital last year after experiencing severe stomach cramps, which turned out to be gallstones.
Following the operation to remove the stones, an ultrasound revealed something far worse – a tumour on her kidney. The biopsy results showed the tumour was a cancerous Renal Cell Carcinoma, which is a rare cancer only affecting about 15 people each year in the UK.
After an operation to remove the 13cm tumour together with half her kidney, doctors told Suzanne she was lucky they had been able to remove it successfully and without the need for chemotherapy. She told reporters, “The funny thing is I didn’t feel lucky at all! After my op I was expected just to get on with life and return to normal, but I found that to be such a struggle. I was finding it much harder to cope mentally with it all than I was physically. I just kept asking myself, why me? I am young and healthy. It didn’t make sense to me.”
She admitted she felt more and more depressed and didn’t want to leave her house, some days even taking five hours just to get dressed. She visited her doctor who then referred her to a local cancer charity called CancerCare, which offered hypnotherapy. “It was the best thing he ever did,” she said, “It was like receiving an injection of positive thoughts plus gave me new mental strength, clarity, and a way of coping better with everyday life.
“It has also brought some stability back into my life and given me motivation to start looking forward to my future – I’ve started exercising again, something I had previously given up on.
“Hypnotherapy might seem a bit strange to some people but it’s really helped me in ways I didn’t think it could.”
Tonic offers its own service for people with inoperable or terminal conditions, such a brain tumours.