Pat Wetzel

Patient Leader

The Anti-Cancer Club™ grew out of my own personal experience with cancer. In June 2009 I was diagnosed with nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL). MZL is a rare non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Because this is an indolent lymphoma, I was especially motivated to create an anti-cancer lifestyle. But what was that? Among the many papers, books and studies, Dean Ornish's study on men with prostate cancer impressed me. He found that lifestyle factors--nutrition, exercise, stress management and connection with others--actually changed one's genetic expression. That meant that one's health, and the chance of remission, may be tied to a healthier lifetyle. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD came to similar conclusions. In cancer, I think there is a binary decision to be made: either you take charge, or you don't. Taking charge of one's health is the only option. I founded the Club to help others find a path towards health and a place for connection. Through our free newsletter, we offer weekly, actionable ideas for creating health, getting fit, and finding peace. Visit us at or on at

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best Kept Secret

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Patient Leader Hero
Pat Wetzel

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