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Posted on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:34 p.m.

Disagreement over cancer treatments almost ended former Ann Arbor resident's marriage

By Cindy Heflin


Corinna Borden

Stefanie Murray | Contributor

Former Ann Arbor resident Corinna Borden’s fight with cancer took a terrible toll on her body and nearly led to a split with her husband over alternative medicine, ABC News reports.

Borden, a former contributor, was only 29 when she first fell ill from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She endured debilitating chemotherapy and eventually went to Mexico to seek alternative treatment.

In the article, Borden discusses the toll the treatment, her husband’s devotion to his medical career and her decision to seek holistic remedies took on her marriage.

Eventually, she and her husband resolved their disagreements. She’s now in remission and the couple has moved to Rhinebeck, N.Y.



Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 11:17 p.m.

What a man!! He has no idea what it's like to have chemo. Over in Germany the Dr.s seem to be able to cure cancer without chemo. A friend of ours did & her cancer disappeared.

Vivienne Armentrout

Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 1:28 a.m.

I'm glad to hear an update on Corinna though not what the substance is. I'm so sorry that she has had to endure this at her age. Her enthusiasm for local food and her contributions to the Westside Market were a real gift. Best wishes, Corinna. We miss you.

Jessica Webster

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 12:48 a.m.

Corinna definitely did a lot of good while she was here. I miss her as a colleague and as a neighbor. My son and all the neighbor kids loved her backyard chickens.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 11:38 p.m.

If alternative medicine worked, it would just be called 'medicine.'


Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 4:57 a.m.

No it wouldn't because it doesn't correspond but current western medicinal beliefs. oh yeah, and because it doesnt give millions of dollars to big pharm. that doesn't mean it doesn't work.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 11:37 p.m.

My sister tried that holistic medicine crap when she had breast cancer. We buried her four years ago.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 8:31 p.m.

Quote from the article: "Parker said he has no idea why the holistic route his wife traveled seemed to work. "Most doctors are more tempted to laugh at it," he said." It didn't do anything! She had a full chemo course, i.e. CONVENTIONAL THERAPY. Which worked. Lucky for her. Hodgkin lymphoma is well treated these days with conventional therapy. It is a rough treatment but it is better than death.