This led to four years of extensive research, prompting him to write his book, "Defeat Cancer: A Battle Plan for Living."
Frustration with the medical industry and pharmaceutical drugs were primary factors in Gore's quest.
What he found through research and experimentation brought him an effective plan to either rid his body of cancer, or slow it down enough to regain his health, by building up his immune system.
"I'm not a doctor, and I'm not saying what I did would work for everybody," Gore said.
"But regular medicine wasn't working for me. Cancer is a big problem nowadays, and if I can help other folks, that would make me happy. That's the reason I wrote this book."
Gore believes, based on his studies, that most cancers are the symptom of an immune system rendered ineffective by a "...toxic overload of poisonous and processed chemicals in and on our food, water, soil, and the air we breathe."
Gore shares his experience, hoping it may also help others to beat cancer as well.
He faithfully follows his "10 Step Health Plan for Life" and continues to live cancer-free today.
Part of his regimen is organic foods, special nutritional supplement and a different way of dealing with stress.
He is especially excited about an herb he mentions in his book that he says is 300 times more potent than a popular anti-cancer drug, and a U.S. patented mineral supplement.
"It has an amazing cancer cell kill-rate," Gore said. "People are saying, 'Once you pick up this book, it's hard to put down.'"
Gore lives in Anchorage with his wife and two sons in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. Defeat Cancer, A Battle Plan for Living, $18.50.