Allan Taylor could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when doctors told him they could do nothing to treat his condition.
Mr Taylor, a retired oil rig engineer from Middlesbrough, replaced red meat and dairy products with 10 portions of raw fruit and veg each day.
His diet included powdered grass, curry spices, apricot seeds and selenium tablets.
Mr Taylor made the changes after he received a letter on April 30, telling them were was no point having any more chemotherapy as it would not cure him and neither would an operation.
He believes that having a teaspoon of powdered barley grass in hot water every morning and night was particularly crucial.