Only in her early thirties, Jane McLelland was given everyone’s worst nightmare, a three-month death sentence, Stage-4 Cervical Cancer. The subsequent huge doses of conventional treatment would later also lead to Leukemia. Both cancers are extremely aggressive and acknowledged to be 100% fatal.
As an award-winning NHS Physiotherapist with medical knowledge and a love of science, McLelland threw herself into research – and decided to create her own treatment plan unlike anything ever seen before.
Not An Alternative Cancer Treatment
Eighteen years later, she is still here to tell her story, travelling the world as a motivational speaker at top cancer centres all over the world and holding a beacon of hope to others facing their own cancer diagnosis. In her new book, ‘‘How to Starve Cancer … without starving yourself’’, McLelland details her remarkable self-directed treatment plan; a plan anyone else can follow, as it focuses on the altered metabolism, common with every cancer, no matter where or what tissue involved. Rather than being ‘alternative,’ the treatments can accompany any orthodox conventional care, her approach is extremely low toxicity, and Jane stresses that the two are best used together.
A modern-day ‘Cancer Sherlock Holmes’, Jane discovered that a cancer-starving diet, powerful supplements and a handful of old, forgotten, low-toxicity drugs (like metformin normally for diabetes, statins for cholesterol, NSAIDs), when taken together, acted synergistically, magnifying each of their anti-cancer effects many times. Like magic, her terminal cancer just melted away.
In this truly ground-breaking book, Jane takes us through her remarkable, heart-breaking journey, and the medical discoveries she made on the way. Using herself as a human guinea pig, she worked out the best drugs and supplements to starve her own cancer in an easy-to-follow ‘Metro Map’. She has expanded this route map to show which fuel pipelines you need to block for every type of cancer, so you too can create your own cancer-starving cocktail. Tragically many simple old drugs have been overlooked in the race for the latest patentable ‘game changers’. Is the answer already out there? Jane believes it is. Bit by bit she has pieced the puzzle together, demystified its complexity, and produced a simple protocol.
This book will answer all the burning questions you face when you begin to explore complementary cancer care. Which ‘off-label’ drugs and supplements should you take? Should you try the ketogenic diet? Should you fast? Is fat safe? How much and when should you exercise? Jane explains why each patient needs a personalised approach and, importantly, how to work this out.
This book, part Erin Brockovich, part Dallas Buyers Club, is a compelling story of resilience and determination in the face of impossible odds. If you or a loved one has cancer, you absolutely must read this book. Even if you have been told that nothing more can be done, Jane will show you this is almost certainly not true.
“Cancer cells operate very differently to other cells; they grow anaerobically so don’t require oxygen. The cells also behave like a parasite feeding off the host’s nutrients and immunity. This got me thinking – that there must be a way to starve them, stop their growth and ultimately kill them,” explains the author. “Since cancer cells are constantly hungry, they require lots of “fuel” to grow; glucose, glutamine and certain fats. My drugs, supplements and low sugar diet allowed me to stop these fuels from reaching them, while making sure I wasn’t starving myself in the process. It’s something anyone else can do with a knowledgeable team of doctors, and while I’m not a doctor myself, many leading oncologists, integrative doctors and cancer researchers are now following my path. I have started a real medical revolution! In 2015, I discovered a clinic in Harley Street (the Care Oncology Clinic) that has also put together a very similar cocktail to mine, along the same principles of ‘starving’ cancer. They too are getting outstanding results, even in patients with very advanced disease. They have now treated over 1000 patients with incredible results. ‘Impossible to cure’ brain and lung cancers are disappearing, it really is very exciting! I even have a fully recovered stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient in my Facebook group. This is unheard of!”
Continuing, “In my book I walk readers through everything, my journey and the reasons behind each decision, so they too can find doctors willing to embrace this metabolic approach and prescribe the cocktail of drugs that they need. It will also help the reader work out which diet and supplements will work best as each cancer is fuelled differently. Patients are already handing out my book to their oncologists! Together with my readers I hope I can fast track this revolution in oncology care. Change takes place too slowly in the medical profession.”
Reviews have been outstanding. Since the book launched in August, Jane has received over forty 5- star reviews on Amazon and Facebook.
As a retired scientist who worked in cancer research in both academia and the pharma industry, I can speak with some authority. This book is likely to be a game-changer in the treatment of all types of cancer. The cancer research world is already beginning to move into the direction of cancer cell metabolism instead of focusing entirely on cell proliferation. However, since new drugs take years to go through regulatory processes before becoming available, Jane’s approach to existing off-label drugs in combination, should be adopted – especially by a cash-strapped NHS. Please read the book and pass on the word.
– George F Rowland
‘Jane’s life story is remarkable, but what is truly unique is how she intertwines this intimate and heartfelt tale with detailed, specific clinical and scientific pathways. Jane’s clinical reasoning is impressive, her experience is compelling, and in the combination of these two elements she has crafted a narrative that, like the anticancer metabolic cocktail she champions, is destined to positively enhance countless lives.’
– Dr Ndaba Mazibuko, Clinical Research Fellow, King’s College London. Care Oncology Clinic Doctor
‘I read Jane’s book in one day and took ten pages of notes. It is a wealth of information, yet it reads like a novel, well-organized with many excellent references to put the theme of ‘Starving Cancer Cells’ as part of a paradigm shift away from traditional cancer protocols.’
– Dr George W. Yu, Clinical Professor of Urological and Pelvic Cancer Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center
“I’m very impressed. In addition to patients, I would also recommend your book for anyone interested in cancer research as your approach to beating cancer is a fantastic start that merits further investigation.”
– Dr Stephen Bigelsen, stage 4 pancreatic survivor who used the anti-malarial drug chloroquine sulphate as part of his multi-modal drug/supplement cocktail that Jane suggests in her book.
“All patients and their relatives need to read this book.
– Professor Justin Stebbing, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology at Imperial College
So often in medical books the science overwhelms and dilutes the narrative arc. Because of Jane’s compelling and dramatic personal story the book holds the reader. Beyond the personal narrative, the strategy Jane used to get well is at the very forefront in the war against cancer. The use of re-purposed drugs in oncology is gaining traction worldwide. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, is Jane herself. We were both speakers at a recent charity event in London. Jane spoke last, and when she finished, I’m not sure there was a dry eye in the room. She received the only standing ovation at the event. Her story is so powerful; tragic yet triumphant, and relatable to anyone who has had a foot in the realm of the sick. Jane is a fantastic speaker. She has the rare gift of being entirely genuine. Her story: of a terminal diagnosis in the prime of her life, self-discovery, and path to wellness driven by her own conviction and research has the ability to inspire hope and wake the medical community up to a powerful new tool—the use of combinations of repurposed drugs.
– Travis Christofferson, author of Tripping Over the Truth
I am a documentary maker who is determined to try and convince a TV series like Horizon to cover the work of the Care Oncology Clinic and their new approach using repurposed drugs. Television relies on finding heartbreaking human stories through which to access a much more complex “big picture”. Jane’s devastating experience, the knowledge she gained in curing herself of cancer, and her selfless efforts to help others through her website and her book would make very powerful television.
– Jill Marshall, Freelance Producer/Director
A. Thompson comments, “Jane is a pioneer. She guinea pig-ed herself and in the process accumulated a heck of a lot of info which to us, cancer suffers, is pure gold. Time is a rare commodity for some of us and reading hundreds of studies and learning a completely new jargon while on chemo or other stuff is unachievable and frustrating.”
Tom B. adds, “Jane has lived and breathed this book. It is an amazing story of resilience and perseverance. She has been in your shoes if you are a cancer thriver and that is evident in her writing. She describes eloquently the very bad times but how she scientifically dealt with her ‘spot of bother’ makes you want to turn the page and read as on as quickly as you can. A much-needed resource for anyone trying to take back control and work in an integrated way. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”
Another reader writes, “This is one of the most interesting and captivating books on cancer I have read ….and I have read quite a few! I am just about to reread it as I do not want to have missed anything. I have already changed some supplements and enquired about attending the Care Oncology Clinic…The way Jane writes, is with such passion and feeling. I feel if this lady has managed to continue to strive for everything in life then I can do too. The book is extremely empowering, and I am now motivated to go and seek help in places I wouldn’t have done before.”
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About the Author:
Jane qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist, gaining a distinction in her exams and winning the Sarah Leeson Memorial Award for the most promising student. After qualifying she worked in the NHS and private practice for 12 years specialising in Neurology and then Orthopaedics. In 2002 she launched a range of toiletries and a uniquely-designed waterproof book under the brand name BATHrobics and the following year she won the coveted Gift of the Year Award. Throughout this time (from 1994 until 2004), Jane battled two aggressive cancers with metastatic spread, both were classed as ‘terminal’. Using her medical knowledge and researching heavily, she put together a cancer-starving formula, using natural therapies, exercise and diet. When she developed a second cancer, leukaemia, the result of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for her first cancer, she knew she only had weeks to live. With nothing to lose, she put together a unique cocktail of old drugs. To her enormous relief, joy and surprise, her cancer just ‘melted away’. Her cocktail was more powerful than she had ever hoped. Since her remarkable recovery, Jane has been a staunch supporter of ‘off label’ drugs for cancer therapy (medicines used for other conditions than their approved licence). Now Jane is campaigning for off-label drugs to be recognised as effective cancer treatment. She has visited parliament, helping to change legislation for ‘off patent’ and ‘off label’ drugs. She continues to push for the vast Cancer Drug Fund to be used to investigate these—something the cancer charities are failing to do. Jane is a natural revolutionary, a powerful speaker and a brave and passionate advocate of fellow cancer sufferers. She spends much of her day coordinating cancer care for patients, researching off label drugs and providing up to date and accurate information for her thousands of follows in her Facebook group. Jane is also a keen sportswoman, a National medallist in Karate, as well as a National and European sailing champion. What she enjoys most is mucking about with her family, especially on their boat.