KJ is a 70-year-old Indonesian lady. About three years ago, she found a lump in her right breast. She did nothing about it. Then later she went to a Chinese sinseh for help. She was given some herbs to take and poultice to use on her breast lump. The cancer became more aggressive. It grew bigger and started to bleed.
It was only then that she sought the help of a doctor in the hospital in Medan. KJ received 4 cycles of chemotherapy. The tumour shrunk. KJ then underwent a mastectomy followed by 30 sessions of radiotherapy.
Then KJ started to cough and her stomach was not feeling good. On 31 October 2016, barely 5 months after the completion of her surgery and radiation, the cancer came back again.
The Indonesian doctor said KJ had to undergo another operation to be followed by more radiation. She was, in the meantime, prescribed the oral drug, Xeloda. This drug cost IDR 3 million for each cycle (each cycle means taking the drug for 2 weeks, followed by 1 week rest).
KJ came to a private hospital in Penang for a second opinion. A CT done showed the cancer had spread to her lungs, lymph nodes, liver and spine.
Although KJ did not have pain, she was prescribed liquid morphine and was also told to continue taking the Xeloda.
At first I was mad at KJ. How could you be so naive as to ignore the lump in your breast? And even more “dumb” to believe that certain pills or poultice from a sinseh could cure you! This is madness. But then, this is the way it is for most ignorant people. But for this patient, it is not ignorance — she thought she knew better!
Later, I felt sorry for KJ. One of the causes of breast cancer, according to alternative healers, is extreme emotional stress. We learned that KJ’s husband was murdered by a young man, his former worker. Could this have triggered her breast cancer?
I recall another case of a lady with breast cancer. It was similarly aggressive like this case. Although she did not want to share her experience, I later found out that her husband had committed suicide. Why did he end his life like that? Could it be because of his wife? And then, could this tragic episode be a trigger for her breast cancer?
Lessons can we learn from KJ’s case
- Ladies, if you find a lump in your breast, stop “fooling” around with it. Go and see a doctor immediately and find out what is it — benign or malignant? Medical science is good at telling you what is inside you. Alternative healers and sinseh can take you for a dangerous ride.
- If it is cancer, don’t fool around by trying this herb or that herb hoping that the cancerous tumour will go away. It will not go away. Have it removed as soon as possible. If KJ were to follow what I have said at the initial stage, at least she would not have to suffer — no need chemotherapy before the surgery. Probably too, her cancer would not have spread that extensively or aggressively.
- Then, after the surgery, patients are generally told to go for follow-up chemo and radiation. At this point, it is up to you to decide if you want further medical treatments. My experience tell me even if you do NOT do all these, you need NOT die of your cancer, although the doctors may want you to believe otherwise.
- KJ’s case is a case of too advanced, too late. Because of that, even surgery for such a “too late” case would not work. I cannot see how it helped KJ.
- Doctors often ask patients to go for chemo and/or radiation, if the tumours are large. They hope that these treatments would shrink the tumours. This makes surgery easier! Good logic but it rarely works as you can see in KJ’s case! As for me, I have seen such failures many times to enable me to write this comment.
- Now, the cancer has recurred. She was asked to go for another surgery and receive more radiation. Do you think more of the same is going to work? Or is it just going to cause more misery and making her spend more money? Or is this advice based on “I really don’t know what to do. So let’s try more of the same. Hopefully it works this time!”
- The doctor in Medan prescribed Xeloda. When KJ came to Penang and consulted another doctor she was told to continue with Xeloda and in addition take liquid morphine! This must be a cruel joke! Why morphine when she is not in pain at all? Morphine is going to cause constipation, etc, etc.
- Then why Xeloda? Go to the Net and learn more about Xeloda. Can Xeloda cure metastatic breast cancer? KJ’s cancer has already gone to her lungs, liver and spine. What can Xeloda do? The US FDA first approved Xeloda in 2001 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Yes, with time the use of Xeloda was expanded for breast cancer! The drug for colon cancer now also become the drug for breast cancer! Do you see how they perform “magic” here?
- Why can’t we all be honest. Read what the late Amy Cohen said before she died.
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