Birth Year 1970
Gender Male
Country United States
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less Twenty-five years ago my doctors had no cure for my cancer. So I went on a quest to find my own treatment. This is my story.
Last Updated December 23, 2016

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?


Type of cancer


Can you be more specific?

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Highest stage of cancer


Year diagnosed


Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable


Type of Healing

I never used ANY conventional medical treatment and yet still healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Biopsy or Pathology Report, Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing


Do you ever plan to try conventional medicine?

Yes, I'm definitely open to it

Check any of the 9 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Increasing Social Support, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Energy Healing (e.g., acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, etc), Exercise, Sleep (getting more of it), Diet


Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

Diagnosed via PT/CT, xrays, blood and bone marrow biopsy by top oncologist-researchers at major cancer centers.

Splenectomy (removal of spleen) at onset to de-bulk tumor burden - essentially removing 5lbs of leukemia cells.

No conventional treatment of any kind to actually treat the cancer.

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

In 1991, I was a 28-year-old newlywed diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)–a disease doctors called “uniformly fatal.” Treatments could buy me some time, but there was no conventional cure. My prognosis was clear: I was going to die.

Although I continued to consult with cancer specialists and top oncologists, I made a monumental decision to become my own health advocate. While I continued to “watch and wait,” I would figure out how to stay alive.

No one could predict when a large-scale clinical trial would discover a cure for CLL, so I began my own, medically monitored and carefully researched lifestyle changes. I would go on to conduct my own, single patient clinical trial.

I become an “n of 1.”

Today, I am not only alive, but a 2012 biopsy at Harvard confirmed that my bone marrow contains no leukemic cells. My case is now part of the medical literature.


In the early 1990s, Glenn Sabin began to develop a comprehensive and highly personalized approach to managing his chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)–a disease his doctors said was incurable and would eventually take his life. Today, Glenn is alive and thriving and he has achieved a complete, medically documented remission of his CLL without conventional treatments.

Glenn’s remarkable case has been chronicled by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute oncologist Lee M. Nadler, MD, Dean for Clinical and Translational Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and his local Johns Hopkins oncologist Bruce R. Kressel, MD.

To say Glenn’s 1991 diagnosis was life-altering would be an understatement. Not only has Glenn overcome his cancer and become a staunch advocate of evidence-based, integrative medicine, in 2009 he sold his media and marketing company to launch FON Consulting–a business that supports integrative health and medicine enterprises and helps to accelerate their growth.

A past board member of The Society for Integrative Oncology and an author, speaker and collaborator, Glenn is a respected thought leader who works with passion and dedication to advance the field of integrative oncology.

UPDATE: As of April 2020, Glenn is thriving post-diagnosis.

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

I may have been genetically predisposed for CLL. My lifestyle at the time - and years prior to the diagnosis - may have contributed as a 'trigger' for a genetic predisposition. But this is just a hypothesis.


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