A vivid, more real-than-real dream that wakes you up and later comes true is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences a human being can have. It can be a life-changing event, especially when the dream is a compelling early warning sign of cancer that leads to life-saving medical intervention. The results of recent breast cancer dream research may create sufficient wonder at the mysterious workings of the universe to shake up the worldview of even the most conservative healthcare professional. This scientific information will inspire you to reclaim the time-honored habit of keeping a dream diary with the modern option of doing it on a smart phone.
Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, is an academic holistic radiologist whose unusual career path from MRI researcher to dream researcher has prepared him in a very unique way to give this talk on warning dreams. He is a consulting associate professor of radiology at Duke University Medical Center and a member of the International Society for the Study of Dreams. His research experience in the early days of MRI of the knee and shoulder allowed him to respond to his friends’ amazing breast cancer dream stories in a scientific way and lay a foundation for future studies of warning dreams in all different types of cancers. The dreams that changed the lives of the women in his pilot study are shared here in hopes of inspiring everyone to reclaim the time-honored practice of keeping a dream diary. It may save your life.