A cancer diagnosis is difficult no matter what kind it is, but even more so when your doctor tells you they have nothing for you. That was the experience Mark Roby had to work through to survive. In his book, Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care, he outlines the things one must do to increase one's chances of survival. No surprise, his approach is an all-encompassing one, ranging from being your own scientific researcher to nutrition and stress reduction. We discuss new cancer screening techniques and therapies (that aren't so new) that are still not widely used, but may make all the difference in your survival.