Mastectomy, RM 12.000
Must undergo chemotherapy. Offered three options:
Option 1: 17 cycles, one year
4 cycles @ RM 2.000 = RM 8,000
4 cycles @ RM 4.000 = RM 16.000
9 cycles @ RM 11.000 = RM 99.000
Total cost RM 123,000
Option 2: Six cycles of chemo @ RM 7.000 to RM8.000
Total cost RM 45.000
Option 3: Six cycles of chemo @ RM 3.000 – RM 4.000
Total cost RM 20.000
Can chemo cure?
Option 1: Out of 10 patients, 6 were cured.
Option 2: Out of 10 patients, 5 were cured.
Option 3: Out of 10 patients, 4 were cured.
Was this patient told the REAL truth?
Consider these cases below:
Patient 1: Went to China for treatment – 125 radio-iodine seeds, 8 cycles chemotherapy, 9 injections of stem cell. Total cost RM 300.000.
Result: Cancer spread to her bones, liver and lungs.
Patient 2. Went to China for treatment – radiotherapy, 6 injections of stem cell, 1 cycle of chemo, Tamoxifen and 6 cycles of Xeloda.
Result: Cancer spread to her bone and liver.
There is no cure for metastatic breast cancer. It never goes away. You just move from treatment to treatment ~ Amy Soscia who died after fighting breast cancer for 13 years.
The overall contribution of …chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated tobe 2.3 percent in Australia and 2.1 percent in the USA ~ Morgan, Ward & Barton. Clinical Oncology 16:549-560.