Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer has become the main topic of conversation this season on “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Rumors have been circulating all season that Brooks may not have cancer. These rumors were caused by a psychic telling Meghan King Edmonds, Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow that he had doubts about Brooks’ cancer. In recent episodes, Brooks’ cancer was further doubted due to his decision to stop chemotherapy. Brooks and Vicki are now speaking out on his decision to find alternative treatment options for his cancer.
A woman named Jaclyn Dixon wrote a blog post about the drama surrounding Brooks’ decision to stop chemotherapy. In the blog, Jaclyn writes that the women on RHOC need to stop doubting Brooks’ cancer just because he is stopping chemotherapy. She defended his decision to find an alternative treatment.
After Vicki shared the blog on her Twitter account, she and Brooks discussed Brooks’ treatment with Real Mr. Housewife. Brooks first discussed his appreciation for Jaclyn coming to his defense. “It’s refreshing to hear from others who have battled cancer and beat it. In particular, Jaclyn Dixon’s own husband has been in remission for 3 years. Her perspective gives her personal insight, other than my own, and resonates with my soul, body, and mind,” Brooks said.
Brooks then explained why he decided to let RHOC cameras document his cancer journey. “My only goal in sharing my journey in a public way was to give others hope when chemotherapy wasn’t working,” Brooks explained. “As in any illness, we must do research with our medical team, make calculated decisions, listen to our bodies, and go with what our mind/soul tells us to do regardless of the ‘noise’ from other people. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Vicki, who has had to fight Meghan on RHOC to stop talking about Brooks’ cancer, said, “One’s healthcare choices are a private matter and something that needs to remain private.” She then added, “It’s irresponsible for anyone to say chemo is the only route.”
What are your thoughts on what Vicki and Brooks had to say? Are you glad Brooks is being defended for choosing an alternative treatment?