Rocklin man “finds” cure for cancer

By: Gloria Beverage, Placer Heald Editor
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Nick Stansfield, a resident of Rocklin since 2003, believes he has discovered how to prevent and cure cancer. “Believe me, I understand how Christopher Columbus felt when he tried to tell people that the world was round when everyone knew it was flat,” he said. Stansfield’s “discovery” came shortly after he was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2009. After reading “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” by certified nutritional counselor Phyllis A. Balch, the 68-year-old retiree, whose hobby is reading medical research reports, began following Balch’s dietary recommendations. “The skin cancer (on his right arm) stopped growing and six months later scabbed over and fell off,” Stansfield said. “No cancer has spread to any other part of my body.” Not only that, he continued, the prostrate problems he had been experiencing significantly diminished. Stansfield now believes there’s a correlation between the trace mineral of Selenium, which can be found in Brazil nuts, and the treatment/prevention of cancer. “Although others have found some of these secrets, I believe I am the first person to put all of the major pieces of this puzzle together,” he said. “The major problem with curing cancer is just getting the truth out to people about cancer.” Shortly after his discovery, Stansfield contends he shared his knowledge with a friend living in Stockton. Pastor Dave Shebley had been diagnosed with incurable, inoperable prostate cancer, but followed Stansfield’s suggestion and changed his diet. “Just recently, I had seven X-rays taken of my back that would show if the cancer had spread into the bone,” Shebley wrote to Stanfield. “Three doctors and a radiologist all agreed there is no sign/seed of cancer in the spine…the doctor said there is no sign of cancer in your prostate.” Stansfield has set up a website ( to provide information on his cancer cure. “My greatest satisfaction will be to hear that no one gets cancer any more and those who do are soon cured,” he said. Prior to his retirement, Stansfield worked as an accountant in the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office.