TWO-and-a-half years after a terminal cancer diagnosis one woman is fighting back with her own form of treatment.
Back in 2006 the Journal reported about Sue Waterfield, who beat all the odds to give birth to a baby girl, despite being told she would never be able to have a second child.
Then in 2011 we reported that Sue's cancer had returned, after she had already beaten it once before in 2002.
But this time round Sue, from Meshaw near South Molton, has taken the decision to stop having chemotherapy to treat breast, lung and spine cancer despite being told she had a maximum of three years left to live.
Having fought off an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2002 and having already been through two lots of chemotherapy, Sue decided to stop the treatment and pursue a more healthy lifestyle in her bid to beat the illness.
Sue was diagnosed in May 2010 after she took a fall from one of her horses and then noticed a few days later she was struggling to breathe while playing hockey which she did regularly.
Doctors discovered two collapsed discs in her neck but decided to do a CT scan on the morning of May 14 to be on the safe side. Then in the evening she was called back in to casualty where she was told that her breast cancer had returned but had also spread to her lung and spine. She was told her cancer was terminal and that she had only a maximum of three years left.
Sue said: "At first I did have a course of chemo but that didn't work and it spread."
So Sue decided to pursue her own course of treatment and stopped her chemotherapy.
A scan in January of this year showed Sue's statistics to have stabilised, much to doctors' disbelief.
"The oncologist said 'you are one in a million,'" said Sue, who believes that trying to remain stress-free is a large part of beating cancer.
She said: "People aren't aware how toxic stress is for your body. Getting upset and stressed makes you physically ill."
"The whole reason I contacted the paper is because I am a strong believer in getting to know your own body. So I want to give a big preventative message. I am a living, breathing, walking testimony to what I am saying."
Sue is keen to avoid using the word "terminal" at all costs, believing a positive outlook is key to beating her cancer.
She said: "My theory is to nourish and nurture my immune system and make sure it is working full pelt. I can't sit there and do nothing. I chose to get better. I have taken responsibility for my own health and that is so empowering.
"I put my faith in nutrition which means no alcohol, no dairy, no caffeine, lots of water and no processed white foods, minimal gluten and maximum plant foods.
Sue lives with her husband Steve, 38, and her two children Byron, 13, and Freya, 6. She said she has a great support network of complimentary practitioners including a nutritional therapist and a chiropractor.
The only medication Sue currently takes is Herceptin, after a scan in June which showed her levels to be slightly elevated.