Dissecting Chemotherapy Part 9: Nose Cancer – Do Chemo You Go Blind, No Chemo You Also Go Blind

HG is a 53-year-old male from Singapore. In November 2010, he had a slight headache. His blood pressure was elevated. The doctor prescribed him medication for a month but this was not effective. His problem developed into double vision. An eye specialist could not found anything wrong with his eyes. HG was referred to an ENT. A brain MRI was performed. There was no indication of anything wrong. A nasal endoscopy done also did not reveal anything wrong. Nevertheless the ENT performed a biopsy.

A biopsy report dated 9 November 2010 indicated a non-keratinising, undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma of the left post-nasal space.

The doctor suggested radiation or chemotherapy. HG declined the treatment, believing that this is too invasive.

In February 2011, GH consulted another ENT in private practice. A nasal endoscopy was again performed. Again, nothing was found. A biopsy was again done. The result confirmed previous finding of an undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

HG was told by the oncologist that the nerves affected his eyes, hence the double vision. The treatment would take about one year and during this period he would not be able to work.  HG was also told, “The chemo would be able to cure, but you may go blind. And if you don’t do chemo you also go blind.”  HG asked himself, “What kind of a quality of life is that?”

HG was in a real dilemma when he came to see us on 22 July 2011. He wanted to try the herbs.  HG was prescribed Capsule A, deTox tea, NPC 1 and NPC 2 teas, Brain Tea and Pain Tea. For his frequent urination he was given A-Kid-6 tea.

We reminded HG that we would not promise any cure at all. If after taking the teas for a few weeks and there was no positive indication, then HG should consider finding someone else or something else to help him.

We suggested that GH consult another doctor. He shook his head violently and said, NO!