Former DISNEY “Pollyanna” star HAYLEY MILLS claims she beat breast cancer after quitting chemo because the treatment was “killing me.”
Hayley, the star of such Disney classics as “The Parent Trap’’ and “That Darn Cat”, said she was rocked by the diagnosis in 2008.
“it was an enormous shock. Suddenly, I looked out at the world as if I'd never seen it before. ''
“Everything felt clearer and sharper. And when you hear that diagnosis, you realize, ‘Now I'm going to find out what I'm actually made of.’’’
After surgery, she began chemo but lasted only three months on the traditional post-op treatment.
“It made me feel awful. I was more frightened of the chemo than the cancer,’’ Mills, 66, revealed. “I could feel it draining and killing me. I felt I was dying.”
Following surgery, she stopped the chemo and Mills began alternative treatments, including radically changing her diet.
She eliminated sugar, dairy products and foods high in acid she felt would “feed’’ the cancer.
And she also began exercise and meditation programs.
“I always say a tremendous amount of healing is in your own hands,’’ Hayley said. She’s currently in remission.
“What you can do to boost your immune system and what you can do to keep your mind, body and soul healthy and positive is important.
“There are some fantastic, brilliant alternative doctors out there. It doesn’t make sense that there is only one way of dealing with cancer.”