Margaret Brennan Bermel, MBA

I survived cancer, but more importantly, I survived the cancer industry, and I wrote a book to warn others of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy.


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


Margaret Brennan Bermel lives on Long Island with her husband and cats.  She graduated from Marywood University cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Music.  She is an MBA (with Distinction from Hofstra University), a 1st Degree Black Belt, and an avid golfer.  She loves music and animals.  She previously co-authored management articles published in scholarly journals, and was the co-recipient of the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Journal ‘Distinguished Paper’ award in 1985.  She is a survivor by choice, sheer luck, profound faith, and determination.  She is an ordinary person who was called upon to do the extraordinary:  overcome cancer and live to tell the story.


Describe your book ‘The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness’ in 30 words or less.


There are countless cancer books that end with the death of the patient who "fought the good fight against cancer." This is not one of those books. This book challenges the reader to suspend their belief system about everything they thought they knew about chemotherapy. When the truth reaches the public consciousness, thousands of deaths can be prevented, simply by people 'just saying no to chemo.' This book contains the data-based truths found while searching for answers to handling this disease; it also contains life inspirations experienced in the return to wellness.


What was the hardest part of writing your book? 


The hardest part of writing the book was the publishing process.  The self-publishing world is not easy to navigate.


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


As related to the cancer industry, the most influential book was Suzanne Somer’s book “Knockout:  Interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer and How to Prevent Getting it in the First Place.”  It first raised the specter of reasonable doubt about the motives of the cancer industry.  From there, I read everything I could find related to the collusion among the FDA and Big Pharma and the oncology profession.


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


I have a blog:; a Facebook page “The Cancer Odyssey”: I have done an web radio interview with Bill Henderson:

How to Live Cancer Free – “The Cancer Odyssey” by Margaret Bermel

Bill Henderson interviews Margaret Bermel about her new book called “The Cancer Odyssey.” Margaret researched cancer treatment options and found that chemotherapy is a complete fraud perpetrated on the public by Big Pharma. She refused it and healed her ovarian cancer using natural means.

I am a member of CIPA:

 I was recently honored as Hofstra University’s Alumnus of the Month.

 I also market through my contacts and do book signings and discussions upon request.


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


I work full time as a chief financial officer for a large organization.


What are you working on next?

I continue to work on getting the message out about the fraud of chemotherapy.

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