Liver Cancer: You are still around? It’s a miracle

Ben (not real name), 65-year-old Indonesian, first came to see us in 2013. This is what was written in his medical report dated 13 August 2013.

The above named gentleman first came to see me at Z Hospital on 12 August 2013 with a presenting history of abnormal liver enzymes. Of note, he is a known case of chronic hepatitis C infection (since 2000), diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, old stroke and post cholecystectomy. He also has allergy to penicillin.

Laboratory investigations, ultrasound abdomen and CT scan abdomen were done for further evaluation.

Ultrasound Abdomen dated 13 August 2013

  1. Finding suggestive of liver cirrhosis, associated with multicentric hepatoma. The large mass in right lobe liver is 8.4 x 7.2 cm. There are also multiple smaller nodular lesions in right lobe liver, which are about 1.0 cm to 2.0 cm. A calcification in right lobe liver.
  2. The spleen is enlarged, 14.5 cm.
  3. Small right renal cysts.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis dated 13 August 2013

  1. Multiple enhancing masses seen at the liver. The largest one measures 6.9 cm x 7.4 cm.
  2. Liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension.
  3. The spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 cm.
  4. Small right renal cyst, 0.9 cm x 1.5 cm.
  5. Prostate is enlarged measuring 4.9 cm x 6.1 cm with no focal lesion seen.

Composite

Mr. Ben was diagnosed to have the following medical problems:

1) Chronic hepatitis C infection with chronic active hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia and trasaminitis).

2) Multicentric hepatomas.

3) Post cholecystectomy.

4) Right renal cyst.

5) Diabetes mellitus.

6) Hypertension.

7) Old stroke.

He is currently on the following medications:

1) Legalon

2) Propronolol

I have advised him to seek early treatment from Consultant Oncologist in view of further treatment of his multi-centric hepatomas (i.e. TACE or RFA).

Based on the above, the doctor told Ben the following:

  1. Liver transplantation would be impossible due to his age.
  2. Liver surgery may be an option.
  3. He needed to undergo chemotherapy.

Ben refused further medical treatment and came to seek our help.

One Year Seven Months Later

Ben came to see again in late April 2015, one year seven months later.  He had gone to see his doctor and did a CT scan.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis 28 April 2015

  1. There are multiple enhancing masses seen at the right lobe of the liver. The largest one measures 10.5 cm x 15.4 cm seen at segment 6 of the liver. There are two small calcifications seen at the left lobe of liver.
  2. Spleen is enlarged with greatest diameter measures 14.5 cm.
  3. Prostate is slightly enlarged with greatest diameter measures 4.3 cm x 6.2 cm.

With much “satisfaction” in his face Ben told us:

  • Ben: When I saw my doctor yesterday, he shook hands with me twice!
  • Wife said: The doctor commented, “You are still around?” (implying that Ben should have been dead by now). According to the doctor, among his patients, in cases like this, the longest survival time was only 9 months.
  • B: Generally by 3 to 6 months they were gone. When I first saw him almost 2 years ago, I was given only two months to live.
  • Chris: Does he know what you are doing.
  • B: I told him I am on herbs.
  • C: Was he angry because you were taking herbs?
  • B & Wife: No, no. He said, “Good, go on with the herbs.”
  • B: The doctor said, “It is a miracle.”
  • C: Yes, at CA Care we see miracles every week! This is NOT something unusual. Thank God for this blessing.

Listen to our conversation that day.

Comments

Ask these questions.

  1. Almost two years now, Ben is still alive and well. Why? He was entirely on the herbs — no chemo at all (that was the only option he had). What does that tell you? Herbs are not proven? Hocus pocus?
  2. What about those who did medical treatment? Maximum of 9 months and they were dead? Even from Ben’s own experience, his many friends were gone after medical treatment. Ben told us he has a doctor friend (trained in Germany) who was very impressed with his progress. The doctor even asked for CA Care’s address!
  3. Sometimes, we tend to think that people who go for herbs and forsake scientific medical treatments are dumb fools, deficient in knowledge and uneducated. NO, that is a wrong presumption! Generally those who come to CA Care are well educated people. Like the case of Ben, he was once the President of a university! He knew what he was going into.

 

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