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Letter 41 The juices of Papaya and Pegaga leaves - do they beat scientific medicine?
This is an e-mail I received lately. We hope readers can keep this in mind and benefit from it in one way or another, when medicine comes to a dead end. There is nothing to lose to try this remedy. Never give up hope. As I always believe, modern medicine does not have the monopoly of healing knowledge! For your information: pegaga juice is often sold on the roadside drink stalls. A glass of this green juice goes for about 50 sen to RM 1.00.Cheap does not mean it is useless! Here is the email.
I just want to tell that the information in this mail is true. My sister's friend was admitted into the ICU for dengue. The doctor gave up hope on her. Someone told her Auntie about "Pegaga Juice" and "Papaya Leave Juice". Her mother had to feed her the juice secretly as she was in the ICU. And it worked! She was discharged within 5 days and had full recovery. The doctor was amazed to see her recover that fast! Her mother told the doctor about the "Pegaga Juice" when her daughter was discharged. Please pass this information around.
Recently my friend's mom was hospitalised with the same fever. She could barely lift her eyes let alone get up from her bed. She was sick more than a week before they rushed her to the hospital. When the doctor confirmed that she had dengue fever, my friend quickly fed her mother with pegaga juice which she freshly blended. You don't have to boil it. Amazingly, she was discharged from the hospital two days later. The doctor was awed by the speedy recovery.Actually, the pegaga juice helps increase the blood count - that's why it's the best cure for dengue.
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in a critical stage at the SJMC - ICU when his platelet counts dropped to 15 even after 15 litres of blood transfusion. His father was so worried that he followed a friend's recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of papaya leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 litres of blood transfusion, and after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumped instantly to 135. Even the doctors andnurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around. This is how he did it: Use raw papaya leaves, 2 pieces, clean them, pound and squeeze though filter cloth .You will get about one tablespoon per leaf. So, two tablespoons per serving, once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse the leaf with hot water. It will loose its strength. Use only the leafy part and not the stem or sap. It is very bitter. But it works.
Pegaga Juice - Cure for Dengue
You may have heard this elsewhere but if not, I am glad to inform you that pegaga juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it's good to share this with all.
A friend of mine had dengue last year. He was in a very serious situation. Her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water had started to fill up her lungs. She had difficulty breathing. She was only 32 years old. The doctor said there's no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up the resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She already had two blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted. Fortunately, her mother-in-law heard that pegaga juice would help reduce the fever and she got some pegaga leaves, pounded them and squeezed the juice out for her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase and her fever subsided. They continued to feed her with pegaga juice and she recovered after 3 days!!! Amazing, but it's true. It's believed that one's body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that caused the patient to have fever. Pegaga juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the heatiness in one's body, and the fever will go away.
I found that it is also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heatiness. Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's great if such natural cure could help ease the sufferings of dengue patients. Furthermore, it's so easily available. Just go to the market and ask the makciks who sells ulam and they usually have pegaga for sale. Blend them and squeeze the juice! It's as simple as that, and miraculously it is effective!
A SHOT IN THE DARK from me: Those with leukemia, what could happen to their blood after taking these? After reading these letters, I am reminded of this quotation:
Many people died, While the herbs that could have cured them, Grow on their graves.Sebastian Kneipp.
The Joy of Healing
Story 1: Left breast cancer ?mastectomy followed by tamoxifen for 5 years ?recurrence ?right mastectomy ?on herbs ?been 5 years and still doing fine.
A 639 was a 66-year-old female. Her husband died of kidney in March 1994. She was depressed. In August 1994, she was diagnosed with left breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy, but NOT chemotherapy or radiotherapy. She took tamoxifen for five years. Just about six years later, March 2000 the cancer spread to her right breast. She underwent a mastectomy again but declined further medical treatment.
She came to see us on 26 March 2000 and was started on the herbs. As of this date (March 2005 and for FIVE years) she was doing fine and is still taking the herbs on and off.
Comment: Why was tamoxifen prescribed? They say: to prevent recurrence to the other breast! If so, was it effective?
Story 2: Colon cancer ?surgery ?declined further medical treatment ?on herbs,8 years now and doing great.
It was some years ago that I last spoke to J, a lawyer friend. Then on fine morning in January 2005, I had a surprised call from J. As we spoke she decided me that her uncle was doing so well on the herbs. To be honest, I have totally forgotten about this case. After the conversation, I decide to write to Bob, the patient? son to seek more clarification. They are from Singapore. It was indeed wonderful that Bob was very co-operative and took time to reply to my enquiries (sadly, some patients would not even bother to reply after they get well). The following is our e-mail communication.
Dear Bob, for my record, may I ask you a few questions:
a)When did your dad had his cancer? What was his age then? Bob: Sometime in the end of June 1997. He was then 67 years old.
b)What cancer ?colon or rectum? Bob: Colon cancer.
c)He had an operation? Had the operation in Singapore on 4 July 1997.GeneralHospital
d)After the surgery, did he do any chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both? He did not do chemotherapy or radiotherapy as advised by myself after reading your book.
e)After he had the operation, what did the doctor say about the stage of the cancer? According to him, it was in the early mid-stage. Luckily the cancer was detected early.
f)Was the cancer confined to the colon or has it spread to any other organs? The cancer was confined to the colon although there was a spot in the left lung. Luckily the cancer did not spread to other organs.
g)Did the doctor ask him to go for chemotherapy or radiotherapy?The doctor asked him to go for both therapies but I have discussed with my dad and we decided against it because he was rather weak.
h)I assume that when he declined all medical treatments, YOU (not your dad?) came to see me in Penang ?sorry, I can? remember this case.We did not get to see you in Penang because my dad was sick. We communicated by faxes and telephones most of the time. My aunt (J, the lawyer above) was the main coordinator during this time.
i)When did he start taking the herbs? Bob: Yes ! He took those herbs that were prescribed by you prior to the operation.
j)Was he taking anything or doing anything else besides my herbs? Bob: No other medications and herbs were taken.
k)How is he now?Bob: My father is in good health as he has changed his lifestyle. Walks regularly and practices careful food consumption.
Comment: It has been almost 8 years now, since Bob? dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was on herbs and changed his lifestyle and diet. It was all worth the effort. I would not say that it is worth the ?amble? because it has never been a gamble for patients to opt for another route to their healing. Or could we turn it the other way round ?could it be a ?amble?if one were to take the ?stablished, popular route?What could have happened if he was to have undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy?
Story 3: Herbs helped him while on medical treatment.
This is an e-mail from Indonesia, dated 16 March 2005. The note was written by the daughter of a lung cancer patient.
Dear Dr Chris,
Saya mau mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Dr. Chris. Karena obat yang dokter berikan yaitu capsule A ternyata sangat membantu dalam proses pengobatan ayah saya. Selama proses kemotrapi yang dijalankan oleh dokter di X cancer hospital, ayah saya memiliki stamina yang bagus. Pada pasien lain yang menjalani perubatan yang samaseperti ayah saya pasti mengalami sakit demam panas dan muntah-muntah, tetapi ayah saya tidak. Oleh karena itu, kami sekeluarga mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Dr. Chris.
Translation: I wish to thank Dr. Chris for giving my father Capsule A (and other herbs) during his treatment (lung cancer). During the chemo-treatment in X Cancer Hospital, my father had good stamina which those who did not take the herbs suffered severe side effects ?vomiting, had fevers. My father did not suffer these. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Chris.
Story 4: Lung cancer that had spread to her bones. After biopsy unable to walk and move by herself ?One week on herbs regained movement and pains lessened.
Ho/t170, 27-year-old female suffered back pains. Her doctor (GP) said it could be due to too much exercise. In October 2004 Ho started to cough. A month later she was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastasis to the bone. She underwent 30 x radiation treatment and 2 cycles of chemotherapy. She suffered severe side effects and in January 2005 she decided to give up medical treatment.
Ho came to see us on 27 February 2005. She presented with pains which became severe at night. Her mobility was very restricted and she had to use a walking stick for support. She told us this story: In November 2004, I went to a private hospital and the doctor did a biopsy. At that time I was perfectly all right. I walked into the hospital by myself. The doctor inserted a needle into my back to check my bone. The procedure lasted about two hours. After the biopsy my right leg had no strength and I could not walk. I became immobilised.When I asked the doctor why I could not now walk, he was angry and told me that it was not his fault. It was due to the cancer tumour pressing on the nerves.
Since November 2004, Ho could not move freely. She was unable to sleep and had severe pains at night. Her mother had to help her put on her clothings, move her to the bathroom, etc. She could only sit up at home and did nothing. So her life for the past few months was ?at , sit and painful sleep?only.
It was a great ?hock?to us that Ho came back one week later (note: only one week on the herbs!) walking without her walking stick. About 50% of her pains were gone and she could sleep through the whole night. She was more energetic and best of all she had regained her movements. She could move around on her own without help. She could take care of herself ?wear her own clothes and go to the bathroom by herself.
Cancer Patients Seeking our Help
Case 1: Swelling in the neck ?cancer? He had chemotherapy ?swelling shrunk and then recurred ?more chemotherapy?
Poh is a 63-year old male who drove all the way from Singapore to see us. His problem started with a small lump on the left side of his neck at the collar region. He underwent chemotherapy from March to June 2004. The lump disappeared after the treatment but recurred in October 2004. And this time, there were two lumps instead of one ?one each on both sides of his neck. The doctors suggested more chemotherapy. Poh was told this time around more toxic drugs at a higher dosage would be used. Poh was in a limbo and he came to see us for advice. The following were factors that needed consideration:
1.The doctors did not know what was the actual problem affecting Poh. An earlier diagnosis suspected pancreatic cancer. Later tests did not indicate that. Now, it is suggested that he might have cancer of the gallbladder.
2.The doctors were not sure of the primary site or whether the suspected cancer represents metastases. According to the medical report, it was stated as cancer of unknown primary. Poh? CA 19.9 was elevated to 794.
3.The doctors told Poh that they are recommending the next chemotherapy on the basis of: just try and see what happens.
Case 2: Lung cancer ?26 chemo-injections, no effects ?Six cycles of chemotherapy again ?More nodules in the lungs ?Rest first ?Come back later for more chemotherapy with a new drug.
Seng is a 63-year old male. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001 and had undergone an operation to remove the tumour. Since he had heart problems, no chemotherapy was indicated. The doctor prescribed oral drug instead. He had been taking this drug for about one year. In October 2003, Seng suffered nose bleed.An X-ray indicated a lump in his lung. He was asked to undergo surgery. He declined and opted for chemotherapy instead. He was given a total of 26 chemo-injections. After the treatment, the size of the lump remained stable ? there was no increase or decrease in size.
Seng underwent chemotherapy again, and this time it was a 6-cycle treatment with more toxic drugs plus an oral medication. He suffered severe side effects ?coughs, numbness, vomiting and loss of hairs. A CT scan later showed more nodules in the lung and the largest one had grown in size. The medical report indicated: increasing right upper lobe mass with right hilar and paratracheal lymphadenopathy.
The oncologist suggested that Seng take a ?est first?and in the meantime prescribed him Xeloda (RM 12.90 / tablet, to take 6 tablets/day). Seng was also told to wait for a month or two when a new drug will be made available. He will be put on chemotherapy again, using a new drug. The oncologist scribbled a note on his medical report which reads: To consider palliative therapy. Of course Seng did not understand what this word means. This could another spin ?another terminology that layman does not understand. Palliative therapy simply means there is no cure. This appears to be a hopeless case and the treatment is only for ?omfort?waiting for the time to pass on.
Comments: I posed these questions to these two patients:
If the oncologists started to give more and more toxic drugs, when is this kind of treatment going to end?
At the end of it all, in what condition would they be? Hail and hearty?
With cycles after cycles of chemotherapy, the tumour grew in size and number, is the treatment effective?
In Poh? case medical science did not know what was wrong with him. So they say ?do it and see what happens.
If medical science is unable to help, is it not sensible to take a break and look at other therapies for the moment?
Case 3: Thymic Cancer ?Chemotherapy not effective ?severe side effects ?seek alternative medicine
This is an e-mail received on 17 March 2005 from Indonesia.
I get your address from the web and also several other friends. I would like to consult and get information of the possibilities to get a treatment for my wife who has thymic cancer. The following are details for your information:
Last October 2004, when spitting there was a little spot of blood ?As a dentist she was afraid if there was an infection because of contamination from patients, so she ?had an x-ray. From the x-ray the doctor said there was something wrong on the right side of her lung. We followed up with another check at Raffles in Singapore (where about 13 month before she had a general check up, and was found to have nothing). From the CT scan, the doctor said there was a tumor ?size about 6 x 7 cm on the right side. A biopsy confirmed thymic cancer at stage 4a. Hospital
She was started on chemotherapy on 23 November 2004 at the Singapore National Cancer Centre (with IV Paclitaxel and Carboplatin). The 2nd cycle of chemotherapy was done on 14 December 2004 (also with Paclitaxel + Carboplatin). On 3 January 2005 she had another CT scan. The doctor said there was no new spread, but the tumor did not shrink. So they postponed the radiotherapy and continued with the third cycle of chemotherapy. This time a NEW regiment was used?Cisplatin + Cyclophosphamide + Doxorubicin. The side effects of the third chemotherapy was so bad that for more than 3 weeks she still felt numbness, very weak and had no appetite, etc. It was such a traumatic experience that she refused further chemotherapy (which was to be in early February 2005).
Starting early February 2005, she started to take several herbs and supplements. Gradually the side effect of the chemo disappeared and my wife started to feel better. She regained her appetite and did not feel very weak anymore. The numbness became less and she gained about 1.5 kg. in within one and half months. She had no pains. Occasionally she had a light cough when she eats fruits.
On 28 February 2005, she had another CT scan at local hospital here, and the tumor shrunk by only a few mm. This might be just due to imprecise measurement, but the tumor was of a different shape. The doctor tend to think that the tumour was the same and it did not grow any bigger.
Just today, a relative send us your Capsule A, We would like to started with your herbs and seek your advice. Thank you very much for your attention. May God bless you all.
Yours sincerely, JW
Case 4: Cancer of the uterus, then colon cancer ?chemotherapy but tumour markers still high.
This is a fax from Indonesia dated 18 February 2005.
My wife, JSR ?49 years old, had undergone two operations. The first one was in August 2003 for uterine cancer. The second operation was in August 2004 for colon cancer. She had undergone 14 cycles of chemotherapy using taxol, and taxotere + gemcitabine. However, at this moment her CA 125 had never come down to normal level from 35. Her CA 125 at this moment was at 75.
How do I get your herbs?
Case 5: Stage 1 breast cancer ?chemotherapy ?relapse after 9 years.
Maria is a 75-year-old, female from Indonesia. She was diagnosed with Stage 1 carcinoma of the left breast in April 1995. The primary size was 1.5 cm with negative axillary nodes. Both ER/PR were negative and there was strong over-expression of HER2. She was treated with six courses of CMF (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-FU). She had remained well but suffered a relapse in July 2004. A CT scan indicate spread to the lungs and bone (sternum).
The oncologist wrote: In view of her age of 75, I felt she should be treated with gentle palliative therapy consisting of Herceptin and oral Capecitabine (Xeloda). To date she has completed seven courses of this combination ?I have advised her to continue with Xeloda alone ?additionally, I thought it worth while to add a COX-2 inhibitor, Celebrex.
Her family members came to us for help in March 2005.
Relapse ?Lung cancer: E-mail dated 5 January 2005. My sister suffers a relapse after ten years. Initially, she had cancer of the tongue and throat. She just had a CT scan and it was found that she has lung cancer with fluid in her lung. In this condition, what is the next step to take? How can we get rid of the fluid from the lung? What will happen if she does not take any action? Colon cancer: E-mail dated 10 December 2004: My husband has been diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2004. The cancer has spread to the bladder and intestine. He has undergone 2 operation and radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He is unable to consume food and is suffering pain in the abdomen area. Can you please help us?
Colon cancer from Sarawak: E-mail dated 24 September 2004. I am seeking your help and advice. I have just learnt about you and your work from your books. My brother had his rectum removed in December 2002 and had his chemotherapy after the surgery and recently in May 2004 he had radiotherapy due to relapse, i.e. tumor recurred at the rectum area. Now, his liver and kidney are swollen. The doctors in Miri told me that there is nothing they can for him. He has jaundice and his whole body looks yellowish/green. The doctor prescribed pain killers, sleepping pills and morphine plasters.
Colon-Liver Cancer, from Stage 1 to Stage 4: E-mail of 1 December 2004:On 11 November 2002, the doctor detected cancer in her colon. She was operated on and the tumour removed. It was a stage 1 cancer. She wentfor radiotherapy. Later she always had back pains. The doctor said that one of her kidney is swollen and 70% of it has been damaged (the family was told that it was due to the earlier radiotherapy) but the other kidney is still in good condition. So they put a tube to reduce the swollen.Doctors then advised her to go for chemotherapy since her CA cells were increasing.
So she went for chemotherapy until after her 5th chemo when she started purging, vomiting and her stomach bloated. On 10 November 2004 we got her admitted to the hospital. The doctor said that her CA had spread to her liver and the liver was also swollen. So she was in a critical stage ?stage 4.But how could this be from stage 1 to stage 4?
Even though she went for chemotherapy, her CA cells kept increasing from 200+ to 1200+. So we think that chemo is worthless. Meanwhile the doctor put a tube through her nose to remove all the foods from her stomach.However, the doctor said that she needed to go for a higher dosage of chemo once she is ok. But we would seek your advice about this matter. Pleaseadvise.
Prostate cancer from Singapore: E-mail of 4 September 2004.I was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven to eight years ago. I underwent radical surgery to remove the prostate, but my PSA kept rising. I then underwent ochidectomy (castration by removing the testis) a year or two later. After an improved reading of my PSA, it has now shot up again to a stage that it is out of the charts! The disease has spread to the bone and lymph nodes. This was discovered 2 years ago through a scan.
Early this year I underwent chemotherapy, and the spread of the cancer appears to have halted. I am now undergoing radiotherapy as my lymph nodes have been affected. I should be through with the first module of radiotherapy to shrink the lymph nodes in the region of my right kidney by end of this week. I shall then start on another bout of radiotherapy on my groin region as I am experiencing severe retention of fluid as the lymph nodes in that area are not draining. My scrotum and penis are severely swollen with fluid, and this is something that needs to be done urgently. Hence the radiotherapy is starting Monday 6th September 2004.
I am in overall fairly good health, except for the above. I have a positive approach to alternative medicines, but do not know where to start. I was big on supplements, but have slowed down as I do not know what will really help me. Furthermore, my left kidney is not functioning and I do not want to stress the remaining kidney unnecessarily.
NPC - Lung cancer: E-mail dated 1 November 2004. I come to know about your website through a friend. I am a male, age 59 from Selangor. Last October 2003, I was diagnosed with nose cancer (NPC). I went through 35 times of radiotherapy, and each review says that I am cured.
However, I have been having a cyst in my left testis, discovered about 2 years ago. The urologist said that it was not harmful and I should leave it alone. But in recent months have seen the enlargement of the cyst. Hence I went back to the urologist to have it removed. As a routine, a x-ray was taken and it showed that my lungs were inflated, and there is a growth in the lower lobe of the left lung. A subsequent CT scan and a biopsy showed I have a tumor measuring 2 cm. The lab result suggested it is a primary tumour. But after further conversation with the pathologist, it was concluded that cancer could have spread from the nose, since I have a history of NPC.
Later on I was referred back to the oncologist. He was of the opinion that the tumour in my lung was the primary, and suggested that I go for surgery. The radiologist told me that the tumor is close to the heart, there is a possibility (as have been other cases) that the tumor is impinging onto the heart. So Dr. Teo, my family is at the cross road.
Oesophagus cancer: An e-mail dated 17 September 2004. My father, (52 yrs) was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer in August 2002. We went to a couple of doctors and all of them suggested that my dad had a surgery. Part of his oesophagus and stomach were removed and pulled up, and one of his ribs was removed. Seven of his lymph nodes were tested positive for cancer.
After he recovered from the operation (though his rib was always painful), he underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This went on for a long time and it seemed like his tumor marker became lower. Around middle to end of 2003, his tumor marker seemed normal enough, that we all thought he was cured and the cancer defeated. But less than 2 months later, the cancer came back. My dad was treated with Iressa for a month, but the drug did not work, so the doctor stopped it. He went on to use other cytotoxic drugs but in the end he went to a doctor in San Francisco, USA. This American doctor suggested that my dad use Taxol, since the other cytotoxic drugs did not work.
When my dad came back to Singapore, his doctor here tried Taxol on him, but instead of getting better, it made him so much weaker. He had pains all over his body like someone was piercing needles into him. He vomited and had coughs everyday. So, the doctor stopped the treatment. But his condition did not improve. He in now in the hospital, and he had been there for the last 6 weeks. His skin and eyes were yellow. The doctor explained that unless the yellow is not drained off, he would go into a coma in 2 weeks time. So 4 days ago he
underwent an operation. His stomach is still painful now, though his yellow level is dropping.
About 4 months ago, he had 2 rings inserted because the food he ate could not go down. This was done to prevent the oesophagus from closing up, but the rings were only effective for a week, after that, my dad vomited his food again. He also had constipation.
Since he entered the hospital 6 weeks ago, he could no eat solid stuff, and in order to help the liquid food to reach his stomach, a tube in inserted through his nose. But my dad hated it, because he loves to eat. The doctor said that he only has one month to live. My dad did not know that his tumor marker has skyrocketed to 300,900, or that it has spread all over his body. We all kept it from his, because, the last time when he asked the doctor how much longer he has, and the doctor said 3-6months. He became so stressed up that sometimes he just stared at nothing, and did not notice if someone is calling him. He sometimes cried too. We just couldn't bear to tell him and also asked the doctors to keep the prognosis away from him, so that he does not lose hope.
He is now extremely weak, and the doctor said that, she would wait until about 3 more days, to give him more
rest from the liver drainage surgery. Then maybe she will try another kind of new drug called "Avastin". Have you heard of it? It is a biotech drug that my uncle in the USA suggested that my dad try it. But the complication that one might get from this is bleeding, and one might die from it too. I am not sure my dad's condition is able to stand the drug. I am hoping that you could suggest anything that could help my dad. I heard a lot about your centre from a couple of people and have read your book "Food and Cancer". Thank you so much for reading this, and I hope to hear from you as soon. God Bless you. Pancreatic cancer: E-mail 8 August 2004: My father has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery to remove the tumour recently. Unfortunately the doctor after surgery advised us that the tumour cannot be removed without damaging the other vital organs. The surgeon performed a binary bypass to relieve my dad's jaundice. My dad was given a time frame of only 6-12 months survival period. We are looking at alternative.
Brain Cancer: This is an email on 8 Jan 2005
Dear Dr Chris,
My brother is suffering from GBM (glioblastoma multiforme ?an aggressive kind of brain cancer) and would like to consult you. Let me take you through his case. My brother was admitted in Feb 2004 to TTSHospital (in Singapore) because of brain tumour. He was operated on in early March 2004. Only less than half of the tumour was removed
5 x 4cm of tumour was still left behind in the brain. As a result of the surgery, his right leg and right hand were affected and he walked with a slightly limp up to this day.
He commenced with New Life regimen once discharged from the hospital in mid Mach, drinking carrot & apple juice with K-salt, coffee enema, taking CoQ10, Kelp, Vitamin B and C complexes, Bruesse Tea, Immufloraon top of Western medicines such as Dexamethasone, Famotidine and Phenytoin. He is on very strict diet since then. No meat, egg, milk, no oil except Flaxeed Oil.
Radiotherapy was commenced on 23 March for 30 times, and he was started on oral chemo-drug, Temozolamide on 26 March for 40 days. The above diet and western medicines continued. In addition he was on Hydrazine sulfate, melatonin Cepel, "gegan , Propolis and Cellfood in mid April. Cepel consists of Catechin, EpigalloCatechin Gallate, Proanthocyanidine, Ascorbic Acid, Quercetin, Pproline & Lysine, Beta Glucan, Polysaccharides, Gluctathione, Cysteine and Selenium.
MRI in May confirmed slight shrinkage of tumour to 4.4 x 3.1cm. He contacted Dr Ben Williams who recovered from GBM and still surviving until today in May. Added in he took Boswellia, Celebrex and active form of Vitamin D. In addition the chemo-drug Temozolamide continued in June and July.
MRI on 19July 2004 indicated his tumour had shrunk marginally, from 4.4 x 3.1cm to 4 x 3 cm. Chemotherapy with Temozolamide continued in August. In September Accutane was added into his regime on top of the above.
He started to take Udo's oil and grape seed oil, the latter is used to fry vegetable. In November the MRI confirmed shrinkage of tumour to 4 x 2cm. In mid November he complained of persistent weak right leg. Further MRI and PET scan in early December confirmed some cancer cells were still active and there was a new growth of 1.3 x1.3cm in the front part of the tumour.His medication was changed from Phenytoin to Keppra. Accutance and Temozolamide were dropped and replaced with the chemo drugs to CPT-11 and Tamoxifen and Aspirin. Dr Williams suggested taking Chloroquine to make the chemo drugs more effective, but we have not done so.
My brother did take some Chinese herbs on and off . To sum it up, the medications that he is currently taking are as follows:
1) Boswellia 250mg x 2 bd
2) Famotidine 20mg x 1 bd @
3) Celebrex 200mgx 2 bd @
4) CoQ10 60mg x 3 tds
5) Active form of Vit.D x 1 a day
6) Hydrazine sulfate x 1 tds
7) CPT-11 and Zofran
8) Keppra 1500mg / day @
9) Tamoxifen x 160mg/ day @
10)Aspirin 100mg x 1/ day @
11)Melatonin 3mg x 7 hs
12) Gegan x 1000mg/ day
13) Cepel x 1 tds
14) Zofran tab - when neccesary.@
@ medicines precribed by doctor
I understand that you specialise in cancer treatment. Not sure whether the above information is detailed enough for your reference to make any recommendation. Would greatly appreciate if you could kindly advise us on the above and what else can we do to contain the growth the tumour.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Lymphoma: A fax from Bandung, Indonesia on 26 March 2005.
Dear Dr. Kristio,
I am interested in keladi tikus treatment. I got a tumour in my left kidney and my left face last year. The doctor operated on me and removed my left kidney on 3 February 2004. The pathology report indicated lymphoma B cell, Stage 4. The doctor planned to give me 6 times chemotherapy using ?HOP? After 3 times chemotherapy, the PET scan showed good results. My whole body was clean and no lymphoma seen. I still had to continue with the other 3 chemotherapy. After that the doctor did antibody chemotherapy once every 2 months. The antibody therapy is to avoid the possibility of a relapse.
After all was done (finished with 6 times chemotherapy with CHOP), 4 months later, I suffered a relapse. I got a tumour, diameter 8 cm behind my right thigh. There was also a small tumour at my left thigh. I got chemotherapy again with different drugs called ?/SPAN>CHAD? My doctor did 4 times chemotherapy and then I have to do a PET scan on 29 March 2005. He wants to see whether I am clean. If it is clean he wants me to bone marrow transplant (BMT).
Is it possible for me to just consume keladi tikus without doing the BMT? Or consume keladi tikus before/after BMT? Do you have patients who had BMT and have consumed keladi tikus also and now are in good health? Would you give me the references to those patients?
Please reply as soon as possible as time is running out. Thank you for your kind understanding.
P/S: Once again I want to ask you: is it safe for me to consume keladi tikus with only one kidney?
It is most heart-breaking to receive the following e-mails:
Sent: Mon, 30 May 2005 -0700 (PDT)
I have nasopharyngeal, do not want to under go radiation, i am stage 4 already can you help me??? Please, I am a mother of two children who need me still. I am choking already and unable to speak properly. Bo from Florida, USA.
My Mother has ovarian cancer in late stage.They have tried to chemo her. The first one appeared to be reducing her CA125. However, the day they were going to operate her, they said that the cat-scan showed that a mixed message and the tumor had not been reducing even though the CA 125 was.
The doctor left on vacation and in a month? time would start her on another chemo again.They expect her to take 4 types of chemo.My mother is suffering from ascites and has basically said she would take no more treatments.
Last night I couldn? stand to see her suffer anymore.Someone told me they could drain the ascites and we called the doctor on call and he said he would do the procedure.It was done by pulling out 4 liters of fluid from my Mother? abdomen. She felt a lot better and may consider doing more treatments, but she is uncertain at this point.I know that the draining of the fluid is a temporary fix. I and my family have so many unanswered questions. My Mother also has lung cancer which is slowly growing and has been living with it for 18 years. She has had 2 lung surgeries. The lung cancer is slowly growing, but the ovarian is very aggressive.