Shannon Knight is a woman on a mission to inspire and bring hope to all who have been touched by cancer. Prior to fighting for her life with breast cancer Shannon was a stalking and sexual assault victim. It changed her life dramatically, forcing her to flee to another state and change her identity so she would be safe. Shannon managed to survive against all odds and learned through two decades of counseling and her education as she became certified as a life coach how emotional trauma contributed to the decline of her health.
Shannon was diagnosed with stage 3 in 2006 and a recurrence of stage 4 breast cancer in 2010. It was because she trusted her intuition to refuse chemotherapy and choose a healthier alternative that she is alive! She is over 7 years of being free of disease.
Today Shannon is devoted to leading individuals who endured emotional trauma and are facing a diagnosis of cancer to a place of empowerment and shines a light for all to see. Shannon is a certified life coach with her focus on “The Emotional Connection to Healing Cancer”. She is an author, a certified life coach for women, a keynote speaker and appears as a guest on radio, film and documentary.
Shannon’s Cancer Type of Diagnosis
Shannon is a two-time breast cancer survivor who faced it twice. Her cancer type is one of the more common types. In fact 80% who are diagnosed get have her type, IDC (Invasive ductal carcinoma). She was ER+ (95% Estrogen positive ) PR+ (90%Progesterone positive ) and she was (Negative for HER 2).
in 2006 she had her first diagnosis of stage 3 and a stage 4 recurrence in 2010. University of Washington recommended chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Tamoxifen is also recommended to prevent recurrence. She only accepted the surgery recommendation and had a bilateral mastectomy October 2006. with her first diagnosis and when she faced a stage 4 recurrence in 2010 the cancer came back aggressively spreading to all lobes of her lungs, ribs, sternum and lymph nodes. UCLA recommended 40 radiation sessions to her sternum to prevent paralysis and she began immediately. She was only able to complete 22 radiations due to severe infection and her cancer worsening. At her next appointment UCLA delivered frightening news to her that she only had 3 maybe 12 months to live. She had a strong intuition that said do not give up. This caused her to seek a healthier approach with alternative cancer treatment at CMN Hospital’s Alternative Cancer Treatment in San Luis, Rio Colorado Mexico.
Shannon shares her story on how cancer physically, emotionally and mentally affected her. Over time she learned that there was a lot of emotional trauma that led to her illness. Shannon was a victim of stalking and sexual assault. She learned how to cope and heal physically, emotionally and mentally. When Shannon was diagnosed with a stage 4 recurrence of breast cancer and given only months to a year to live she realized that illness was simply a call to action for her to slow down and take notice of unresolved emotional pain and how to find gratitude for everyday blessings that went unnoticed. Her hardships only deepened her empathy and compassion for all who are facing a cancer diagnosis. She relates to the monumental decision of deciding how to save your life. She teaches self-compassion and self-trust, Shannon helps individuals gain new insight and perspective and also how to listen to their God-given intuition when deciding what treatment is best for their body. The choice on treatment is very personal and most of the time people have the answer already within them.
We have an innate ability to know what is best for our healing. We just need to quiet our minds and be in tuned to what our soul is trying to tell us.
Memoir of A Cancer Survivor
– Shannon Knight
In these lovingly crafted pages, Shannon shares her stories and reflections about the power of thankfulness. In Grateful Heart you will also find scientific evidence that provides an impressive range of benefits on how gratitude improves our overall well-being. “Grateful Heart” includes daily activities with writing prompts to inspire appreciation and 40 journaling pages for daily gratitude. Grateful Heart undeniably cuts to the very core of how gratitude improves the quality of life, even through the most traumatic situations. Shannon shines a light on how the daily practice of gratitude can begin a life transformation immediately.
Simply Amazing- KC Armstrong and Contributing Author Shannon Knight
KC Armstrong, a former cast member of the Howard Stern show, has done a 180-degree turn with his life. His book Simply Amazing contains 11 of his most touching interviews. K.C. shares his battle with addiction, homelessness, and how his time on Howard Stern taught him the importance of giving back, through his radio station and now his book.
Hoping for a Cure: Alternative Cancer Treatment in Mexico
Excerpt from Forward:
At 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2006, my phone rang. It was the call I had patiently been waiting for since having the biopsy. Hello? Yes, this is Shannon. I’m fine, Nicole, thanks for asking. Oh good, you have my biopsy results. Please say it’s good news! What? Why does the doctor need to tell me the results in person? Is that normal? He wants to see me now? I lived all the way in the Tahuya Forest, in Mason County, Washington State. At that time of the day, I knew there would be rush hour traffic. I would have to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and it would be at least a two-hour drive. probably wouldn’t get to your office until 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. Can I come in tomorrow morning, or could you please ask the doctor to give me my results over the phone? He wants me to come now? What? Why do I need to bring a support person? Okay. I hesitated. Nicole, uh… should I be scared? I don’t have a support person to be with me. Okay, fine, I’ll just come alone, I’m on my way.
Many who have been diagnosed with cancer can probably relate to much of the phone conversation I had as I received the first hint of my diagnosis. The ride to the doctor’s office was terrifying—I cried the entire way, gripping the steering wheel so tightly that my fingers ached.