PSA Dropped from 7,292 to 26 Within Two Months – Unbelievable but true!

This is a follow-up of an earlier article Eight & A Half Days In A Private Hospital Cost RM47,159.70 – worth it?

This story is about 73-year-old Johnny who had prostate cancer that had spread extensively to this bones. There is indication that the cancer has also spread to his lungs. Johnny  was admitted into a private hospital for treatment.  Unfortunately, nothing much came out of this “hospital adventure”. The family decided to give up further medical treatment and came to seek our help.

Johnny  was unable to walk on his own and had to use a wheelchair. He presented with severe pain due to the wide spread metastasis to his bones. His stomach was “gassy” and uncomfortable. He urinated about 7 to 8 times per night. This made his life really miserable.

Johnny was prescribed herbal teas to take care of his prostate, bone and lungs. In addition he was given Pain tea for his pain, Gastrovit for his gassy stomach and A-Kid-6 for his frequent urination.

Within a week, Johnny’s condition improved. However, what is most amazing  is that his PSA level came tumbling down from 7,292.00 to 26.08 as shown below.

It was indeed a great surprise when I got this whatsapp message on 25Nov 2022 from Johnny’s daughter.

In addition to the drop of his PSA, there is also an improvement of his Platelet Count – from 502 it came down to 300. Take note that an elevated platelet count is associated with an increased incidence of cancer and poor survival for many cancer types.

Johnny’s alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has also decreased from 208 to 165. ALP is associated with bony metastasis. An  elevated ALP is a prognostic marker for poorer survival in metastatic cancer.

Johnny started to take the herbs on 10 October 2022.  So from the blood results – PSA, platelet and ALP – he seemed to have improved after taking the herbs for just 5 weeks.

Johnny’s daughter wrote further:

Daughter: Actually the hospital kept calling for the next appointment but we rejected it. Then in between they still called till the last few days – they asked us do blood test and continue with hormone medication.

My husband just accepted the appointment to do PSA test but rejected others.

 After about 3 hours, the results were out. So we had to go back and see the same doctor who treated him the first time.

The doctor was so surprised with the results and thought it was his medicine that gave this good results.

 But my husband told the doctor: Actually we did not consume your medicine. We took herbs . The Dr was surprised and he respected our decision to continue taking the herbs. Then he asked us to take bone strengthening medication but we refused.

Chris: More important — very important. How is your dad’s condition now: 

a) His urination at night — how many times — before 7-8 times each nigh. 

b) His pain more or less after taking Pain tea? 

c) His movement — any improvement?

D: My dad’s condition is much, much better. He can walk with walker further than before he was started on the herbs. His pain was reduced – can say like no pain. His urination had improved, once or twice only at night.

This visit to the doctor to do the blood test costs RM233.00.

For your information, a similar test done in a private laboratory would cost only RM71, a third of the hospital cost!


1. This story is unbelievable but true.When I met Johnny, his daughter and son-in-law, I did not expect that we would get such a good response so soon, although deep down I felt the herbs would be able to help him. This is because we have helped many patients with prostate cancer and got good results.

In February 2013, I have posted a similar case, Prostate-Bone Cancer– Part 1: PSA Came Tumbling Down: From 6,963 to 200 and Severe Pains Vanished. This is the story of a 72-year-old man from Surabaya, Indonesia. His prostate cancer had spread extensively to his back bone. I have the opportunity to meet with this patient in his house when we visited Surabaya. He benefited from our herbs. You can listen to him in the videos.

2. In addition to the herbs for prostate cancer, we also know that our Pain Tea, A-Kid-6 tea and Gastrovit are effective and have helped many patients.

  • Pain Tea is taken 3 to 6 times a day. Generally the pain will go away rather “miraculously” and when the pain is gone, there is no need to take the pain tea anymore. Be rest assured that our pain tea does not contain any narcotic or opioid! It is also not a painkiller like the medications you get from the doctors. I formulated this pain tea some 20 years ago based on the Chinese TCM philosophy: “If there is free flow, there is no pain; If there is no free flow, there is pain.” Since then our pain tea has helped hundreds of patients with their pain.
  • Our A-Kid-6 tea was formulated to help people with frequent urination at night. Many people reported that their problem was resolved after taking the tea for a few days! I recalled one American man who came to us and was troubled with this problem that he would try not to go to sleep at night. After taking this tea his problem was resolved. He told me if I were to come to California and make this tea available there, I would make a lot of money!
  • Gastrovit tea is for gastric problems. Many people tell us it works like “magic”.

3. When Johnny was down with cancer, the family’s first priority was to seek medical help. Johnny was sent to a  well-known hospital in Kuala Lumpur for treatment. We respected that decision. Go ahead and see what the doctor can offer you!

For eight and a half days in the hospital the medical bills came to RM47,159.70. What did Johnny get out of that? What if his stay was extended to about a month or more – the hospital bills could easily reach RM200,000? Financial toxicity – this iswhat it means when writers write about the cost of cancer treatment!

I was surprised when Johnny’s family decided to seek our help and also decided to give up medical treatment.

The herbs and the change of diet helped him tremendously, to the point that it is unbelievable. But it is true. After the doctor saw the PSA dropped to 26 from 7,292 (within 2 months),  he was happy believing that it was his prescribed Cassodex and Duodart that did the job. The truth is, Johnny did not take the prescribed medicine! He took herbs.

It was good that the doctor was not angry for not following his instruction. Perhaps he could not dispute what he saw and heard that day – the so called unproven, unscientific herbs were effective for Johnny’s cancer.

For your information, the cost of  the herbs which Johnny took for 5 weeks cost less than RM2,000. Compare this to 8.5 days in the hospital which cost RM47,159.70. Of course, many people in the world would not want to know this truth. This would mean professional suicide.

But you, the patient, has a choice. Choose wisely!


Eight & A Half Days In A Private Hospital Cost RM47,159.70 – worth it?

Johnny (not his real name) is 73 years old. This is his story.

February 2020.  His problem started with frequent (7 to 8 times) urination at night.  There was no blockage of urine flow. Then he had backache. He did nothing about the problem.

Vaccination history.

  • Sinovac, first dose in August 2021. He felt weak after the vaccination.
  • Sinovac, second dose in September 2021. Felt cold in the stomach and later had bloated stomach.

Admission to Hospital B in Kuala Lumpur.

Johnny  was eventually admitted into a private Hospital B in Kuala Lumpur on 19 September 2022. During the 8.5 days in the hospital he received the  following:

1. Blood test.

 19 September 202224 September 2022
Platelets502   (High)534   (H)
Alkaline phosphatase208   (High)190   (H)
PSA7,652  (High)7,292 (H)

2. PET scan – 20 September 2022.

There is a FDG-avid lesion at the left prostate lobe measuring 1.8 x 2.2 cm.

There are multiple small lung nodules scattered in both lungs,

largest measuring up  to 0.8 x 0.7 cm at the right lung base.

There are multiple FDG-avid bone lesions along: bilateral humeri, bilateral scapulae, bilateral clavicles, manubrium-sternum, multiple bilateral ribs, along the spine, pelvic bones (bilateral ilium, pubic bones) and along bilateral femur.

Some of the bone metastases have extraosseous soft-tissue components, particularly at thoracic vertebrae (T7, T8 and T 11 vertebrae) and left ilium.


1. Lesion at left prostate lobe likely corresponding to primary prostate carcinoma.

2. Multiple bilateral lung nodules – suspicious for lung metastases.

3. Multiple bone metastases.


While in the hospital, Johnny  received oral chemotherapy and five times of radiation treatment.

The Total Medical Bill

Let us look at the medical bills critically.

1. Doctor Charges

Of the RM47,150.70 paid, about 25% (RM11,880) goes to the doctor.

  • Doctor made 15 visits.

The first visit was RM230.

Subsequent 12 visits cost RM100 per visit.

Two other visits cost RM150 per visit.               

  • Johnny had 2 short infusion and this cost RM500 per infusion.
  • Johnny had 5 radiation treatment (VMAT). This cost RM9,150.

2.  Hospital Charges

The total hospital charges is RM35,279.70 and represents about 75% of the total cost of treatment.

1. Administration charges  $45

2. Chemo drug

  • CASODEX, 500 mg tablet, 26 tablets taken while in the hospital, and
  • 26 tablets on discharge. RM 980 x 2 = RM 1,960.

3. Equipment charges  RM395.00

4. General medical supplies RM 554.10

5. Imaging procedures

  • CT scan RM1,350
  • CT/PET scan package RM3,800

6. Laboratory  RM 802

7. Medical record RM18.00

8. Miscellaneous RM 110.00

9. Pharmacy  –  total cost RM5,667.10.

The drugs prescribed while in the hospital consist of antibiotic;  steroid (dexamethasone) – for swelling and inflammation;  nexium for gastrooesophageal reflux; senokot for costipation and Duodart.

Duodart cost RM132 while in the hospital and RM356.40 upon discharge (to bring home). Here is what it is used for (info from the internet):  benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

10. Room charge for 8.5 days amount to RM1,360 (two-bedded at RM160 per day).

11. Treatment and Procedure Services – RM 19,818.50. This include:

  • nursing services,
  • injection charges,
  • medical consumables,
  • vac lock (RT) RM600.00 (Cushion create a rigid and secure support around the patient during radiotherapy).
  • VMAT (radiotherapy) planning RM11,550.00
  • VMAT treatments RM6,300

Lessons We Can Learn From This Case

1. Can the treatment be done on outpatient basis? Was he adequately treated while in the hospital?  Johnny needs to treat his prostate cancer that had spread to the bones. From the information in the medical bills above, do you think he was adequately treated? Do you think he really needs to be admitted into the hospital just to receive 5 times radiation and swallow some cancer pills? Could these treatment  be done or taken on an outpatient basis, to save cost?

During his 8.5 days in the hospital, Johnny received 5 radiation treatments. Then he was given Casodex. This is the medicine to treat prostate cancer. Then he was given Duodart. This is a drug to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But Johnny already had prostate cancer not BPH! Mind boggling indeed.

Even more mind boggling is, Johnny had extensive bones  metastases and many tiny nodules in the lungs. This is revealed by the PET/CT scan that he did. Did he not need treatment for his bones and lungs?  If that is the way it is, what is the whole idea of doing a PET scan? To just know if the cancer has spread and no treatment is needed?

2. Cancer treatment in the private hospital is not cheap! Johnny was treated in a private hospital for 8.5 days. This cost the family RM47,159.70. Many of us may want to ask – why so expensive?  Others may say it is already cheap because  there are many others who had to pay much more than that. 

Anyway, for the rich RM47K is just peanut but for those who are poor or in the middle income group, that sum is a big deal indeed. One week’s hospital treatment cost about RM50K. What would have happened if it was extended to a month’s stay? RM200K?  I know of many patients who had to spend that kind of money!

As I am writing this case, one patient told me he had colon cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. He had already spent about RM200,000 ( I am not sure if this figure is corrrect or not. I did not see his medical bills). Many years ago, I knew of a medical doctor who spent about RM1.7 million for his wife’s cancer. In spite of that she died  in less than a year while on treatment.

3. What if you have no savings? If you have no money, there is no choice – go to the government hospital or the university hospital.  You may be able to receive similar treatments without having to pay through your nose!

4. Understand the reality. What could be the outcome after going to the expensive hospital? Can cure? Many people have the impression that expensive means better or the best!

I asked Johnny’s daughter. Can the treatment cure him?  She replied: According to the doctor there is a high chance of recovery, to lower his PSA. Wow, is that the answer you are looking for? Lower the PSA only?

For the bone metastasis this was what the doctor said: Can’t be helped. Just maintain and don’t let it get worse. Wonder how when no treatment was given!

Well, you can interpret what the doctor said anyway you like!

Johnny’s  PSA was 7,292 on 24 September 2022 (don’t be mistaken, it was 7.2 thousand plus not 7.2).  To be “free or cured” of  prostate cancer the PSA needs to come down to 6.50 ( yes, 6 point 5 for age 70 and above). When can that happen? Or can that ever happen?

5. Do you believe in alternative healling therapy?  Johnny’s wrote me before sending her father to the hospital for treatment. It was the family’s decision so. I did not give any comment. Go ahead and find out the truth for yourself!

I am aware that what we are doing is considered by most “educated” people as hocus pocus, not proven, not scientific, etc.  But let us see what happens now! Where can Johnny go after being discharged from the hosptial and after spending RM50K?  Go on spending more money chasing the cancer?

Johnny Came To Seek Our Help

When Johnny came to seek our help, he was on a wheelchair and was not able to walk  on his own (this is after being treated in the hospital).  

He was prescribed the following herbal teas for his:

  • prostate cancer
  • bone cancer and
  • lung cancer.

. In addition he was given herbs for his:

  • stomach gas and
  • frequent urination.

Let me reproduce the whatsapp messages between me and Johnny’s daughter as we monitored the progress of Johnny’s healing.

Chris: Your pa took the herbs? Any problem drinking them? Did he find any changes to his condition?

Daughter:  Ya, he followed everything . He said the taste of the herbs is bad but he can take it. He feels fine so far. He told me he has less pain.  Only if going to lie down can feel a bit pain. So far others ok.

C: Your dad had taken the herbs for about one month already.  How is he progressing? Any improvement?

D:  I noticed he is doing well with your herbs. Ya, much better. Many thanks. During sleep pain only on the right side of  his back. When sitting no pain.  I noticed his leg feel stronger than before.

C: Still cannot walk?

D: This morning he tries to walk using the walker … around 15 steps, he felt legs were weak.

C: You need to keep trying because if you don’t use the legs, then you cannot use them anymore after too long.

D: We are just scared he falls unless we are there to help him. Will take your advice and let him keep trying .

C: Two more questions . Gastrovit — for his stomach gas — did he take it and did he get better?

D: That day he took but now no more pain, so he takes only when needed.

C:  I gave A-Kid-6 for his frequent urination (before he urinated 7 – 8 times at night), now what happen?

D:  Ya, already reduced to 3 to 4 times at night.

D: The other day, the hospital called to go for his appointment, but we rejected the appointment.

C: Your dad does not want to go to hospital again? Why?

D: He said, because he is already taking your herbs and feels better. So just concentrate on your treatment.

Up date: My Pa looks better. Leg stronger.

Think hard:

  • In the US they call herbal treatment as snake oil therapy! And people like me are labeled as snake oil peddler! You buy that?
  • 8.5 days in the hospital cost about RM47,150  and what do you get out of it?
  • One month of herbs cost only RM1,500  – which do you prefer?
  • Do you believe that cheap stuff does not work?
  • Was the treatment in the hospital just only for his prostate cancer? Ignoring the metastases in the bone and lungs?
  • Do you think by just taking Casodex his prostate cancer can be cured?
  • Make your own choice – wisely!

Prostate Cancer: Hormonal therapy did not work. Don’t be fooled by a drop in PSA!

James (not real name) is a 58-year-old Indonesian. His problem started in early 2016 when he lost his appetite, felt fatigue and lost weight. Blood test showed his PSA was more than 500 and his alkaline phosphatase was 200 plus.

James went to Singapore to consult an urologist at a private hospital. A bone scan showed his prostate cancer had spread to his bones.

James was given Lucrin injection (three months once) and an oral drug, Casodex.

Three months later, the doctor increased the Casodex dosage because his PSA was rising.

With the treatment, James PSA dropped to 0.03, his alkaline phosphatase was at 270 (table below).

Eight months later, (December 2016) his PSA started to increase again from 1.6 to 6.0 and by June 2017 it was at 89.4. The treatment failed (Table 1).

Table 1: The fall and rise of PSA after hormonal treatment

Date PSA Alkaline phosphatase
12 Apr 2016 0.03 270
12 July 16 0.04 102
29 Sept 16 0.19 84
13 Dec 16 1.63 82
7 March 17 6.07 72
5 June 17 89.4 87

Disappointed with the results, James consulted another doctor in The Singapore General Hospital. A PET scan results showed evidence that the cancer had spread to his bones.

James continued to receive his Lucrin injection but Casodex was discontinued. He was asked to take a new oral drug Enzalutamide (or Xtandi). This cost SGD 5,600 per month.

James was also told that if the above treatment is not effective, then there is no other option but to go for chemotherapy.

James found us in the internet and decided to seek our help. During his first visit we prescribed herbs for his problems.

Three months later, September 2017, James came back to see us again. James told us that after seeing us, he went back to his doctor in Singapore and was started on the new oral drug Xtandi. He took 4 tablets of Xtandi per day for the three months while at the same time half-heartedly following our therapy.

Let’s look at his blood test results done in Singapore (Table 2)

Table 2: Blood test results done in Singapore

5 June 2017 11 Sept 2017
PSA 89.4 High 19.8 High
Liver Function
Alkaline phosphatase 87 110 High
Alanine transaminase – ALT 16 23
Aspartate transaminase – AST 35 49 High

When James showed me the two blood test results done in Singapore, my immediate remark was, Good – what else do you expect? Cannot ask for more! His PSA in June was 89.4 and with Xtandi and herbs the PSA dropped to 19.8. Great result! But hang on, James had not finished his explanation yet. Actually I am being fooled by these numbers.

James said, he monitored this PSA level often (Table 3). And if you study the numbers below properly you will note that James is heading for another disaster. That SGD 5,600/month drug and our herbs did not work!

28 June 2017 12  July 2017 2 Aug 2017 30 Aug 2017 6 Sept 2017
PSA 101 High 55.5 H 8.85 H 14.29 H 16.6 H
Liver Function
Alkaline phosphatase 77 n/a 197 H 105 102
Alanine transaminase – ALT 15 n/a 22 41 31
Aspartate transaminase – AST 24 n/a 29 52 H 48 H
GGT 31 n/a 35 52 n/a

After James took Xtandi (+herbs) for about 2 weeks, the result was dramatic fall of PSA from 101 to 55.5. That’s a 50% reduction. You cannot ask for more. Then for another 2 weeks, the PSA dropped further to 8.5. Fantastic results — PSA dropped from 101 to 8.5 after one month on Xtandi.

Hang on! Barely a month later, the PSA on 30 August showed the PSA had gone up to 14.9 from 8.85. That the beginning of disaster. Within a month, between 2 August and 6 September the PSA had doubled from 8.85 to 16.6. This is a clear sign of failure.

Besides the PSA what could be another possible problem is James’ liver function is deteriorating as shown by the increase in AST and GGT. James has to watch out  for this too.

Some notes from the internet

  1. Xtandi: Expensive drug and price merry-go-round

Xtandi is a drug used to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer that has metastasized, or spread to other areas of the body. Xtandi costs $7,450 per month. The average treatment course is eight months, so the cost of Xtandi is usually about $60,000 for a full course of treatment.

Xtandi (enzalutamide) is an expensive prostate cancer drug market by Astellas Pharma, a Japanese pharmaceutical company. The total cost for a one-month supply of Xtandi (120 pills) comes to $8,839.49, or around $73.66 per pill, $294.64 per day, and $107,617.26 per year.

The drug costs much more in America than it does elsewhere, with a U.S. list price of about $129,000 per treatment course, compared with $39,000 in Sweden and in Astellas’ native Japan.

In Singapore, James paid SGD 5,600 for a month supply.

  1. Xtandi increased survival by 4 to 4.8 months

Xtandi is an oral medication that inhibits the androgen receptor, which drives prostate cancer progression.

In a phase III clinical study of patients previously treated with chemotherapy, Xtandi reduced the risk of death by 37 percent and increased median survival by 4.8 months, compared to instances where subjects took a placebo.

In a separate phase III clinical study of patients not previously treated with chemotherapy, Xtandi reduced the risk of death by 23 percent and increased median survival by 4 months.

  1. Side effects of Xtandi include:
  • seizures,
  • back pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • joint or muscle pain,
  • hot flashes,
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or hot feeling),
  • headache,
  • muscle weakness or stiffness,
  • anxiety,
  • dizziness,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • feeling tired,
  • numbness/burning pain/tingling/prickly feeling under your skin,
  • swelling in your hands or feet,
  • cold symptoms (such as stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat),
  • high blood pressure,
  • upper respiratory tract infection,
  • blood in the urine,
  • urinary frequency,
  • dry skin,
  • itching, or
  • nosebleeds.
  1. Can Xtandi cure prostate cancer? Try google this question and see what you get. There is NO mention of cure, only delayed deterioration.

In the case of James he is still fine and he is not dying yet. HIs main concern is his PSA is rising in spite of all the drugs taken.


From our conversation with James and his wife, it appeared that we are wasting our time. I told James and his wife our herbs are not magic bullets and I do not expect his PSA will drop like when he was medical drugs. Healing needs full commitment. James did not show that he has that commitment. He did not take care of his diet. Once a while he ate things that he is not supposed to eat. Did he really take his herbs properly? I am not sure either and I did not ask him about this.

In fact I told James and his wife. If I was told earlier that he wanted to take Xtandi, I would not have prescribed him the herbs. It would be better that he takes the Xtandi first and see what happened. If and  when the doctor’s drugs cannot work anymore then he can come and see us for help.

Although James said he benefited from taking our herbs, I am not sure if this is true or not.

Listen to our conversation that morning.

  1. Lucrin & Casodex

  1. Xtandi & Herbs



Prostate Problems: Herbs helped him!

IR is a 57-year-old Indonesian. He came to seek our help in early January 2017. His problems started in November 2015 when he had difficulty urinating. There was blood in his urine. He went to a hospital in Jakarta and underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). In this procedure the doctor inserted an instrument up the urethra to remove the blockage. After this procedure, IR was able to urinate normally.

Three months later, IR ate hai som or sea cucumber cooked in vinegar, soy sauce and chilly. The next morning he was not able to urinate again!

He  came to a private hospital in Penang. His PSA was 11 plus and he was prescribed a drug for his condition. After taking this medication his PSA dropped to 6.

But a check done on 5 January 2017 showed the PSA had gone up to 8.99. IR was unhappy about this and he came to seek our help. He presented with the following problems:

  1. Coughs with dry and itchy throat.
  2. Feeling of urine blockage. As a result he had to go the toilet frequently to release this urine.

We prescribed IR: Capsule A, C, D and M. Besides that he was given Mt. Guava Detox Tea, Prostate A and Prostate B tea. In addition he was prescribed Cough 11 and Cough 10 teas for his cough.

After a month, IR came back and reported that the problem with his cough resolved after taking the cough herbs. He took Prostate B tea for two weeks and his urine flow was normal — no more blockage. His PSA as of 11 February 2017 was 8.22 (a slight drop from 8.99).

IR was very happy with the above results. HIs PSA did not increase! When he was on doctor’s medication, his PSA dropped for a while and started to increase.

Chris: Did you take care of your diet?

IR: Yes, I followed your advice.

Listen to our conversation that morning.




CanSurvive Workshop 17 September 2016: Sharing Our Experiences


The second part of the workshop was about sharing experiences. We were glad to have six panelists to come on stage to share their experiences. Here are what they said:

  1. Truth from different perspectives


  1. My first patient (prostate spread to bone) did well on herbs

 3. I am glad that I am still alive (NPC spread to bone)

4. I outlived my two doctors (cancer of the tonsil)


5. Twelve years – I am still healthy and full of energy (colon-liver cancer)


  1. Let me make my own decision: No chemo for me! (ovarian cancer)


  1. I want to be beautiful when I die. But with herbs and good diet I am still alive and healthy (breast cancer)


Thank you for sharing and praise God for this blessing!




He Gets to Keep His Prostate

Budi, in his mid-sixties, had problems with urination in 1996. The doctor suspected BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. He was prescribed Proscar. This medication was effective and Budi took this for about 2 years. With the medication, his PSA readings were normal.

Date PSA
June 1997 0.86
November 1999 0.67
November 2001 0.95
October 2002 1.02
May 2004 1.32
May 2006 1.22
November 2007 2.26


In 2008, Budi was prescribed Avodart, a stronger medicine, according to the doctor. He was on this drug for a year. With time, his PSA started to increase.

Date PSA
May 2009 2.13
May 2011 7.7
June 2011 8.0
July 2011 11.97

The doctor suspected something was not right and did a digital examination on Budi. There was no swelling. Budi refused to perform a biopsy because according to him he would not want to undergo any form of medical treatments  after that. No, he would not what to have his prostate or testes removed. Neither would he agree to chemotherapy or radiation.  Budi told us that his relative had his prostate removed but the PSA still kept going up after eight years.



Budi came to see us in July 2011 and was started on the herbs. He also bought an e-Therapy machine for use at home. It has been 5 years now and Budi is doing fine — as healthy as ever. The best part of the deal is he gets to keep his prostate! Below are his PSA readings over the years.


PSA after herbs


From 11.97 his PSA started to decline. In January 2015 it was 4.6. Because things went on so well for Budi, he started to eat some “forbidden” foods. In March 2016, Budi realised his misadventure. His PSA shot up to 8.0. Budi said he already knew why the PSA was high. Now, I am already back to my “good diet” again.



Five Years on CA Care Therapy: Sharing My Experience

LT was in his sixties when he started to have problems with his prostate. An initial blood test indicated his PSA was 9. He was referred to an urologist who did a digital examination on him. There was nothing wrong. A biopsy also showed nothing to worry about. LT left the problem as it was and went on with life as before.

Two years later, blood test showed his PSA shot up to 12 and then a month later it increased to 16. Another biopsy was done. Two doctors gave two conflicting advice. One doctor said it was malignant. Not satisfied LT consulted another doctor who said it was just a chronic infection! The problem was again left unsolved!

Another blood test was done and showed his PSA increased to 22.  MRI on 28 February 2011 showed an enlarged prostate with at least two nodules. Needle biopsy of the left and right prostate confirmed acinar adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+4 = 7.

LT underwent a surgery to remove his prostate gland in March 2011. He was asked to undergo follow-up radiotherapy but declined. Through a mutual friend TL came to seek our help. He was started on Capsule A, deTox tea and Prostate A tea.

Five years later, we met up at our centre and have the conversation below.


Part 1: Stage 3 Prostate Cancer on CA Care Therapy


Part 2: Five Years on CA Care Therapy: Sharing my experience










Medical Treatments Did Not Cure Prostate Cancer. The newly created “drugs” are expensive — extremely expensive, just that!

During the past month, many prostate cancer patients came to CA Care. Let us highlight three cases.

Patient 1

PS is a 73-year-old man from Indonesia. His problem started in 2011 when his urine flow was not good. His urination was also frequent. A check with the doctor in July 2011, indicated prostate cancer — PSA = 41.9 and Gleason’s score 9 (5+4). PS underwent TURPT.  In addition he was started on Tapros injection – once every three months. PS continued to receive this injection, a total of 15 injections, until January 2015.

His PSA initially decreased from 41.9 (June 2011)  to 0.47 (in October 2013). But after that it started to increase again. Within one and half year, January 2014, the PSA started to increase to 4.4 (see Table below).

Note:  1. TURPT or Transurethral Resection of Prostate Tumor is a surgical procedure used to remove part of an enlarged prostate. This procedure is a less invasive option to an open prostatectomy and is used in cases where the prostate is not large enough to necessitate complete removal. During TURPT, an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove a section of the prostate.

  1. Tapros (leuprolide acetate) injection is used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is not a cure but to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells and helps relieve symptoms such as painful/difficult urination. Most types of prostate cancer need the male hormone testosterone to grow and spread. Tapros works by reducing the amount of testosterone that the body makes.

In February 2014, a bone scan showed the cancer had spread to his bone. PS was given Zometa injection. The doctor stopped Tapros injection for a while, and replaced it with Casodex 50 — an oral drug.

PS continue to received Zometa injection (total of 12 injections) and Casodex until September 2015.

Even with these treatments the PSA from 4.4 (January 2014) started to increase to 32.3 in February 2015.

Since the drugs were not effective, PS underwent an orchidectomy (surgery to remove the testes). After the surgery, his PSA dropped from 32.3 to 11.3 (June 2015). But again, the PSA started to increase. By September 2015, his PSA was 28.7

The doctor recognised that the treatments were not effective. PS was asked to undergo chemotherapy — 6 cycles. The family declined chemo and PS’s son came to Penang to seek our help. About a month on the herbs, his PSA continued to increase to 39.7 in October 2015.

Table 1

Patient 2

PL is a 62-year-old Malaysian. His problem started in May 2012 when a routine health check showed an elevated PSA of 33 plus.

In June 2012, PL was started on a three monthly Zoladex injection (received a total of 10 injections). Initially the PSA started to decrease from 33 to 3.9 (on 14 January 2013). After that it started to increase to 10.9 (3 September 2013).

Casodex caused a temporary drop of PSA from 10.9 to 1.5 within a month. But after that the PSA started to rise again. In April 2014, the PSA was 15 plus. The doctor stopped Casodex and replaced it with Diethylistilberstrol 1 mg.  This replacement drug was not effective. The PSA rose to 22 plus.

The doctor again changed to another drug, Ketoconazole 200 mg. It was also not effective. The PSA shot up to 41 plus (14 August 2014).

A bone scan on 4 September 2015, confirmed bone metastases involving both iliac crests and left sacro-iliac joint.

From 24 September 2014 to 5 March 2015, PL underwent 8 cycles of chemotherapy using Docetaxel.  After 3 cycles of chemotherapy, the PSA decreased from 41 plus to 20 plus (3 December 2014). After the completion of the 8th chemo, the PSA decreased to 6 plus (31 March 2015).

PL was again started on Casodex and Lupron injection. But it was not to be. From 14 April 2015 to 25 August 2015, PL received a total of  five  Lupron injections while still taking Casodex. His PSA shot up from 6 plus to 400 plus.

The doctor suggested that PL undergo chemotherapy again. He declined and started to find alternative therapy.

PL went for ozone therapy. Before the treatment his PSA was 499.8. After 6 ozone treatments his PSA went up to 617. The treatment costs RM3,800.

It was at this stage that PL and his family came to seek our help and PL was started on herbs.

Note: 1. Zoladex or Goserelin acetate is a man-made hormone used to suppress production of the sex hormones (testo sterone and estrogen), particularly in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.

  1. Diethylstilbestrol(DES) is a syntheticestrogen, first synthesized in 1938. DES was given to pregnant women in the mistaken belief it would reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and losses. In 1971, DES was shown to cause clear cell carcinoma, a rare vaginal tumor in girls and women.
  2. Ketoconazole. This is a broad spectrum antifungal agent but is used for patients with advanced prostate cancer.
  3. Lucrin or Lupron (leuprorelin acetate) reduces the amount of testosterone in men or estrogen in women. It treats only the symptoms of prostate cancer and does not treat the cancer itself.

Table 2

Patient 3

RS is a 67-year-old Malaysian.  A routine screening procedure in September 2012 detected his PSA was elevated at 14.7. A biopsy done confirmed cancer of the prostate, Gleason’s score 3+4. Bone scan did not show any bony metastasis.

RS went to Singapore and underwent a robot assisted radical prostatectomy in January 2013. After this surgery, RS did not receive any further treatment or medication. He only monitored this PSA over the years.

After the prostate surgery, his PSA dropped from 14.7 to less than 0.03 and remained around that level for about a year. In February 2014, his PSA started to increase to 0.07. Later that year in June / September the PSA increased further to 0.18 / 0.23. This results showed that the cancer is coming back and RS felt that he should do something about this.

Table 3


What can we learn from the above cases?

  1. It is obvious that chemotherapy or surgery did not cure them. The cancer comes back sooner or later.
  2. For Patient 1 — the hormonal injection kept the PSA down for about two years. Removal of testes caused a drop of PSA for about 4 months. After four years of hormonal injection and oral drug, Patient 1 decided to find an alternative path, turning down chemotherapy.
  3. For Patient 2 — hormonal injection and various oral drugs kept him happy for about two years. Then bone scan showed the cancer spread to his bone. Eight cycles of chemotherapy with Docetaxel kept his PSA down for a few months, then the PSA started to increase aggressively. From September 2012 to September 2015 — within three years, his PSA at 33 plus shot up to 617, in spite of 15 hormonal injections, 8 cycles of chemo and taking of oral drugs — Casodex, etc.

It appears that for Patient 2, the more aggressive the treatment, the more aggressive the cancer become!

  1. Patient 3 — opted for surgery instead of Watchful Waiting (i.e. wait and see and do nothing) or Hormonal therapy. From September 2012 to September 2015 — three years, his PSA was kept down from 14.7 to 0.23. There is no immediate danger yet, so there is no reason to panic. Nevertheless, the sign is not good. Surgery did not remove his cancer totally. The gradual rise of PSA is telling us that the cancer is coming back slowly NOT as aggressive as the two other cases above.

Surgery or removal of the prostate is only indicated when the cancer is still confined and not spread anywhere else. However, the long term side effects of surgery are: 1 — Erection problems. Seven out of 10 men become impotent. 2 — Urine leakage or problem controlling the flow of urine (incontinence) because of swelling or damage to the muscle that holds urine in your bladder.

The question in this case is, What if you do nothing — wait and see? Or find an alternative healing path instead of surgery? Patients have a choice!

Prostate Cancer Statistics

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
  • It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, just behind lung cancer.
  • About 1 man in 38 will die of prostate cancer.
  • About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
  • Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40.


Do you have money to buy time?

Lately, many new drugs are being released to treat advanced prostate cancer.  The rich may want to try! But make no mistake, like the chemos and drugs used by the two patients above, these new, expensive drugs don’t cure you either! They are said to prolong your life for a few weeks or months.

  1. Provenge — approved by the FDA in April 2010 costs US $93,000 or RM 406,251 for a standard course of three treatments. In a study involving 512 patients with advanced prostate cancer, Provenge increased median survival from 21.7 months to 25.8 months.

“To charge $90,000 for four months, which comes out to $270,00 for a year of life, I think that’s too expensive,” said Tito Fojo of the National Cancer Institute. “A lot of people will say, ‘It’s my $100,000, and it’s my four months.’ Absolutely: A day is worth $1 million to some people. Unfortunately, we can’t afford it as a society.”

  1. Enzalutamideapproved in August 2012, sold under the name Xtandi. A typical eight-month treatment costs nearly US$60,000 or RM 262,098. Enzalutamide was assessed in 1,199 patients with advanced prostate cancer who had previously received chemotherapy. Survival with enzalutamide was 18.4 months on average, compared with 13.6 months for men receiving a placebo. This means Enzalutamide extends life by just five months.
  2. Cabazitaxel — a new form of chemotherapy, approved in June 2010, and sold under the name Jevtana. The typical six cycles cost about US$50,000 or RM 218,415.

5. Abiraterone — approved in April 2011, and sold under the brand name Zytiga. An    eight-month course of treatments costs about US$47,000 or RM 205,310.

3 Cancer Drugs Expensive

After All Else Failed They Came to CA Care: Cases of Prostate Cancer


Case 1: FYC is a 67-year-old man. In 2012, his PSA was at 19.0. A biopsy confirmed prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 4+5. FYC was given two options. One, go for surgery or two, undergo hormonal therapy.

FYC opted for the latter. He was given Zoladex injection at 3 monthly interval. In addition took oral Casodex.  His PSA dropped to below zero. All was well. However, 2 years later, his PSA started to increase again.

FYC underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy using Taxotere. He did not suffer any side effects. A bone scan in February 2014, showed bony metastasis. The cancer had spread to his 2nd rib, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, right sacroiliac joint, both ischii and lesser trochanter.

FYC received 10 sessions of radiotherapy. His backaches were resolved after the treatment. FYC was alright for about 8 months.

In November 2014, FYC had severe back pain again. Bone scan showed extensive metastases. FYC had 5 cycles (scheduled for 6 cycles) of chemotherapy using carboplatin + cabazitaxel. One cycle of this chemo cost RM 15,000.

His PSA readings from November 2014 to February 2015, were as below.

25 November 2014 22.5
26 December 2014 52.8
16 January 2015 58.4
5 February 2015 64.1
26 February 2015 72.7

FYC had no other option and came to see our help.

Case 2: Tom (not real name) is 76 years old. About 7 years ago he had blood in his urine. His PSA in July 2007 was 15.7. By December 2007 this had risen to 33. He consulted a urologist on 17 January 2008 and underwent a prostate biopsy. MRI and bone scan proved normal but biopsy confirmed a Gleason score 3+4 cancer.

Tom proceeded to have an open radical prostatectomy with bilateral pelvic nodes dissection on 25 January 2008. Histology unfortunately confirmed extensive cancer and there were a couple of positive nodes bilaterally. The margin was positive.

Tom was immediately started on Lucrin and proceeded with radiotherapy from 24 March to 15 May 2008. His PSA dropped to 0.01 — 0.03. He was on Lucrin for 2 years after his radiation. His PSA crept up to 1.4 one year after his Lucrin was stopped. On this basis, he went back on Lucrin again. His PSA responded by falling to 0.1 in February 2011 but by November 2011 it has risen to 0.3 and 0.5 by May 2012 and rose to 2.0 by August 2012.

At this point, Tom was started on Casodex. Test showed that Tom was predisposed to osteoporosis. So the doctor started him on Fosamax. Tom was on Casodex for about 4 years. Then his PSA started to increase to 14 plus.  The urologist advised  orchidectomy (removal of the testes).

His PSA did not decrease at all even after the surgery. Instead, it went up to 22 then 35. A CT scan in July 2014 indicated sclerosis of the T6, T 10, L4, L5, sacrum and coccyx. Compression of L3 vertebral body was noted. There were multiple nodules in both lungs, indicating metastases.

Tom  consulted a few oncologists and decided to go for chemotherapy. Tom completed 6 cycles of chemo with Taxotere (docetaxel) in December 2014. His PSA then was 15. While on chemotherapy, TH suffered the side effects such as: total loss of hair, loss of appetite, lack of strength, etc.

Since he had pain in his lower back bone, 10 sessions of radiation were given to him in February 2015. His PSA shot up to 264 in February 2015 while he was undergoing radiotherapy. A month later, March 2015, his PSA increased to 531.

The oncologist suggested that Tom  go for another round of chemo either with Jevtana or oral drug  Zytiga (abiraterone acetate). Zytiga cost RM 12,000 per month.

Tom did not think that he was fit enough to take another hit from chemo drug.

His overall health condition and energy level had deteriorated rapidly since January 2015. He lost 6 kg in one month. He has no appetite, he has numbness in his feet, weakness in his legs, wet cough that seems to worsen over the week, and he constantly has hyponatremia (low sodium in blood).

Tom’s daughter wrote: We also learned that he has drug-induced diabetes after chemo. We hope that our father will receive an effective alternative treatment from you after reading the information from your website.

His PSA reading from July 2014 to March 2015 showed a rather drastic increase.

9 July 2014 30.3
12 August 2014 33.0
28 October 2014 16.5
18 December 2014 15.5
February 2015 264
3 March 2015 531

Tom, his wife and daughter came to seek our help.

Chris:  Did you ask if all the treatments they gave you were going to cure you?

They answered: No, the doctor said no guarantee!

C: Who ask you to come and see us?

Tom: My doctor. I went to his clinic and he told me right away that I should seek your help.

C: Is he a medical doctor?

T: Yes.

C: That’s a surprise!


Two prostate cancer patients from two different places, treated almost the same way by different doctors in different hospitals, achieved almost the same FAILED results.

I wonder if Einstein was joking when he said:

1 Insanity-by-Einstein

What You Need to Know About Carbazitaxel (Jevtana)

This is the first time, we have heard of Jevtana, cute name indeed.  This chemo-drug was approved by the US FDA for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer on 17 June 2010 … thus making it a rather new drug. But click on this link to know what you are up against.

The following a extracts from the company’s website:

JEVTANA may fight tumors that have become resistant to docetaxel, so it may help you even if docetaxel is no longer working.


  • JEVTANA may cause serious side effects, including low white blood cells … can cause you to get serious infections, and may lead to death. People who are 65 years or older may be more likely to have these problems. JEVTANA should not be given to patients with low white blood cell counts. Do blood tests regularly to check your white blood cell counts during your treatment with JEVTANA
  •  JEVTANA can also cause severe allergic reactions. Severe allergic reactions can happen within a few minutes after your infusion of JEVTANA starts, especially during the first and second infusions. Symptoms of severe allergic reactions may include rash or itching, skin redness, feeling dizzy or faint, breathing problems, chest or throat tightness, swelling of face.
  • JEVTANA can cause severe stomach and intestine problems, which may lead to death. Vomiting and diarrhea can happen when you take JEVTANA. Death has happened from having severe diarrhea and losing too much body fluid or body salts with JEVTANA.
  • JEVTANA can cause a leak in the stomach or intestine, intestinal blockage, infection, and bleeding in the stomach or intestine. This can lead to death.
  • Kidney failure may happen with JEVTANA, because of severe infection, loss of too much body fluid (dehydration), and other reasons, which may lead to death.

Common side effects of JEVTANA include:

  •  Low white blood cell count
  • Low red blood cell count. Anemia include shortness of breath and tiredness
  • Low blood platelet count leading to bruising or bleeding
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • weakness
  • blood in the urine
  • back pain
  • decreased appetite
  • fever
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • change in your sense of taste
  • cough
  • joint pain
  • hair loss
  • numbness, tingling, burning or decreased sensation in your hands or feet

Read carefully and prayerfully. Decide for yourself what is good for you. Your life is in your hands.

To know more about healing of prostate cancer, read this book.

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Prostate Cancer: RM 200K treatment that extends life by 3.5 months!

Last week,  I read a reports about a new FDA-approved treatment for advanced prostate cancer. The New York Times (17 July 2013) article has this title, New Radiation Therapy Prolongs Prostate Cancer Survival.

  • A new radiation therapy can extend the lives of men with the most advanced form of prostate cancer, a large new study has found.
  • Those who were given the drug saw their median survival time increase to nearly 15 months, a “substantial 30 percent improvement,” said Dr. Chris Parker, the lead author of the new study and a consultant clinical oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research, both in London.

Another article by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer of Huffington Post had this headline: Xofigo, Targeted Radiation Treatment, May Help Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Live Longer.

Wow, read the key words: Live nearly 15 months;  30 percent improvement! Great numbers. You cannot help but conclude that there is another great breakthrough which most patients are waiting for, right?

What is the treatment about?

Xofigo is given as injection into a vein, once a month. It is a radioactive drug that specifically targets tumors in the bone. The new drug, called radium-223 dichloride (marketed as Xofigo), mimics calcium, and binds to parts of the bone that are rapidly dividing — a characteristic of tumor sites. Because the radiation is targeted to the bone tumors, damage to other tissue, including bone marrow, is minimized, the researchers said.

The treatment also had the additional benefit of improving quality of life, such as relief from pain, for some patients.

FDA Approval Given Ahead of Schedule

Xofigo  was approved by the US FDA under the priority review program, three months ahead of schedule. Xofigo is for
late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer that has reached the  bones but not other organs, i.e. with no known visceral metastatic disease.

Basis of FDA Approval

FDA experts gave their approved  based on the data from ONE human study. It was tested on 809 patients with symptomatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that spread to bones but not other organs.

Patients were randomly selected into one of two groups – the Xofigo group or placebo plus best standard of care group (the second group received nothing, except best standard care).

  • The main endpoint of the study was overall survival.
  • Patients given Xofigo lived for an average of 14.9 months.
  • Patients given Placebo  lived for an average of 11.3 months.
  • Meaning this new drug extended life by about 3.5 months.

The most common side effects of the drug are:




and swelling of the leg, ankle, or foot.

The most common abnormalities detected are:

low levels of red blood cells (anemia), lymphocytes (lymphocytopenia), white blood cells (leukopenia), platelets (thrombocytopenia) and infection-fighting white blood cells (neutropenia).


Is this really a breakthrough that cancer patients are hoping for?

Like all targeted therapies that came before Xofigo, the price is mind-boggling.  A course of treatment, administered over roughly six months in the form of six injections, costs US$69,000 (RM 210,000). Please don’t complain because this is roughly the price tag for present day cancer treatment!

The argument often put forward to cancer patients and their families is that, for someone who is dying what is life worth? An additional time of  two to three months is worth that cost? Yes, the doctors and the drug company may want us to think that the extra 3.5 months is worth more than RM 200K! Of course it is worth it if someone is paying for the bill. But if it has to come out from your own hard earned life saving would you think twice?  It is not for me to comment on that. You decide whether it is worth it?

Perhaps compared to another treatment, called Sipuleucel-T (Provenge), a prostate cancer vaccine, which costs nearly US$100,000 and extends life by about four months, this new drug is a bargain?

Besides the high cost what about the side effects?



How we do harm


Shortly after he turned 70, Mr. Ralph De Angelo, a retired department–store manager in the heart of black America, saw a newspaper advertisement that claimed that prostate cancer screening saves lives. The advertisement also mentioned that 95% of men diagnosed with localized disease are cured. (So, was Dr Albert Lim, Malaysia’s leading oncologist who died of prostate cancer on March 8 2013, in the unfortunate 5 % ?)

The following is the tragic story of Mr. De Angelo after his prostate screening and how unnecessary harm can be done to those who go for screening of the prostate, breast, etc. This is a classic example of collateral damage (due to overtreatment) described in the book “HOW WE DO HARM” by Dr Otis Webb Brawley, MD a medical oncologist and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society.

In 2005, Mr. De Angelo, after his prostate screening, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, with a PSA reading of 4.3 ng/ml (just 0.3 above is considered normal). He was urged to have a biopsy. Two of the 12 biopsies showed cancer. The Gleason score was 3 plus 3 which is associated with the most commonly diagnosed and most commonly treated form of prostate cancer. There is no way to know whether a patient with this diagnosis will develop metastatic disease or live a normal life unaffected by the disease.

With this uncertainty, Mr. De Angelo was persuaded by his urologist to perform a radical robotic prostatectomy which he (the urologist) thought was the gold standard of care. After the operation, he was told he had a small tumour 5mm by 5mm x 6mm in a moderate size (50cc) prostate. The tumour was all in the right side of the prostate. This means that the tumor didn’t appear highly aggressive under the microscope. Good news? Unfortunately, Ralph realized that he was then incontinent. Three months later, the incontinence was still there and he had to wear pampers continuously. Besides incontinence, Ralph was also impotent and given Viagra.

With a lingering 0.95 ng/ml (even though his prostate has been removed), a radiation oncologist suggested “salvage radiation therapy” to the pelvis. Four weeks into the radiation, Ralph saw blood in his stool. This was due to radiation proctitis, i.e. radiation damage to the rectum. He continued having incontinence, but also developed a burning sensation upon urination. Later, Mr. De Angelo stopped his radiation with one more week to go. For the rectal proctitis, he went to a gastroenterologist, who prescribed steroids in rectal foam that he had to put up his rectum four times a day.

About three weeks after stopping the radiation, Mr. De Angelo realised that whenever he passed gas, some of it came out of his urethra. He also sensed liquid from his rectum soiling his diapers. He was confirmed having a rectal fistula into the bladder…there was a hole between Ralph’s rectum and his bladder. After several urinary infections and when the fistula didn’t seem to be healing, he had to see a GI surgeon. He performed a colostomy to keep stool off the inflamed rectum and the hole into the bladder. The next step was an ureterostomy, a surgery that will bring urine to abdominal wall and collect it in a bag, just like his bowel movements.

In Dec 2009, Mr. De Angelo’s daughter called Dr Brawley to inform that her father had “urinary tract infection” which later progressed to sepsis, a widespread bacterial infection in the blood. On the fifth day of hospitalisation, Ralph passed away (only 4 years from diagnosis). Interestingly…”the death certificate reads that death was caused by a urinary tract infection. It doesn’t mention that the urinary tract infection was due to his prostate-cancer treatment and a radiation-induced fistula….Mr. De Angelo’s death will not be considered a death due to prostate cancer, even though his death was caused by the cure. (We just wonder how the hospital in KL recorded the cause of Dr Albert Lim’s death).

In conclusion, Dr Brawley strongly believed that… “the majority of these men, who are treated with radiation or hormones or both, got no benefit from treatment. They get only the side effects including those that Mr. De Angelo had: proctitis i.e. inflammation and bleeding from the rectum, cystitis, burning sensation on urination and a feeling of urgency, a rectal fistula in which bowels and bladder are connected. The side effects of hormones can be diabetes, cardiac diseases, osteoporosis, and muscle loss.

In the case of Mr. Ralph De Angelo, both the surgeon and the radiation oncologist got paid handsomely. They both likely thought they were doing the right thing. However, Ralph got the side effects, and his quality of life was destroyed (too much collateral damage?).

One parting remark by Dr Otis Webb Brawley which is very relevant to this article:

“Prostate-cancer screening and aggressive treatment may save lives, but it definitely sells adult diapers “

Got the message?


Dr Albert Lim, Malaysia’s leading oncologist, died on March 8 2013 from prostate cancer, in less than a year after diagnosis. At the time of his death, he had metastasis to the bones and liver (some said his lungs were affected as well). We just wonder whether he died because of the cancer or because of the scientifically tested and evidenced-based cancer treatment.

Read more:


If you wish to find out more about prostate cancer, screening and/or prostate cancer treatment, we recommend the following:

1)   PROSTATE CANCER HEALED NATURALLY by Dr Chris Teo, PhD. (If you follow the advice in this book, you will not have to suffer the same fate as Mr Ralph De Angelo or Dr Albert Lim) ISBN No. 978-9832590-248 

2)   A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER by Dr Margaret Cuomo, MD…In Chapter 3, “The Promise and Limits of Cancer Screening” Dr Cuomo quoted:-

  • NCI’s Dr Barnett Kramer – “PSA testing finds many silent tumours that never would have caused problems had they not been detected”
  • Dr Richard J. Ablin, PhD, who discovered the PSA said “…it is hardly more effective than a coin toss. Testing should absolutely not be deployed to screen the entire population of men over the age of 50…I never dreamed that my discovery would lead to such a profit-driver public health disaster”. ISBN NO: 978-10609-618858. 

3)   MORE HARM THAN GOOD by Dr Alan Zelicoff, MD, a physician and physicist. Notes on Prostate Cancer screening/treatment can be found in:

  • Chapter 5 – Screening out Common Sense
  • Chapter 6 – News from the Front: The War on Prostate Cancer and Other Cancers. The most notable statement by Dr Alan Zelicoff, MD is found on page 117:-

“…studies to-date involving over 55,000 men with prostate cancer does not validate the hypothesis that early aggressive treatment will save lives.  This is very puzzling, no doubt.  How is it possible that this treatment has not led to better outcomes?”  ISBN NO: 978-0814-400272

(Question: Did Dr Albert Lim opt for early aggressive treatment?) 

4)    OVER-DIAGNOSED: MAKING PEOPLE SICK IN THE PURSUIT OF HEALTH by Dr H. Gilbert Welch, MD. (Chapter 4 is entitled “We look harder for Prostate Cancer – read how screening made it clear that over-diagnosis exists in cancer. According to Dr Welch, “the decision to use a PSA cutoff of greater than 4 as the threshold for biopsy was purely arbitrary” (Page 50) ISBN NO: 978-0-8070-2199-6 

5)    SHOULD I BE TESTED FOR CANCER by Dr H Gilbert Welch, MD. (This is Dr Welch’s earlier book – learn what total body scans, mammograms, PSA checks, and other common tests can and can’t do and discover why screening can do more harm than good). ISBN No. 978-0520248-366


6)   WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER by Dr Glenn J. Babley, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. (According to Dr Babley, “PSA testing in its present form has not yet been shown to save lives, and its use definitely leads to more procedures and tests, many of which carry risks and side effects…most men die with prostate cancer, rather than from prostate cancer). (page 25) ISBN NO: 978-446690-805 

7)    THE DEFINITE GUIDE TO PROSTATE CANCER by Dr Aaron E. Katz, MD, Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. (Dr Katz also believes that screening…may cause more harm than good because they can lead to aggressive treatment of disease that might not otherwise cause any harm.  Allopathic treatment applied to cure early-stage disease may cause side effects that are worse than the disease itself (page 59). Not all prostate cancers that are diagnosed require medical treatment. (page 62) ISBN NO: 978-1-60961-310-5

8)   INVASION OF THE PROSTATE SNATCHERS by Dr Mark Scholz, MD and Dr Ralph Blum, Ph/d. (Read why the risks of prostatectomy may be greater than the threat of the disease (page 43). ISBN NO: 978-159051-5150

9)   EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER – PROSTATE edited by Li-Ming Su….Read about Overdiagnosis and Insignificant Cancer:-

  • There is mounting evidence that a substantial proportion of men with screen-detected prostate cancer would otherwise not have known about the disease during their lifetime in the absence screening (page 20).
  • Cancer detection does not need to immediately trigger a treatment since men in low-volume and low-grade diseases may also be managed expectantly (page 20).
  • Most of the previously discussed studies examining watchful waiting as a treatment option come out in favour of watchful waiting…(page 93) ISBN No. 978-1-4160-4575-5 

10)        DR PETER SCARDINO’S PROSTATE BOOK by Dr Peter Scardino, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. (In Chapter 13, Watchful Waiting, Dr Scardino commented that “…many prostate cancers are so slow-growing, they are unlikely to cause symptoms during the remainder of a man’s natural life…also, all the treatment we currently have for this disease carry a risk of troublesome side effects, so you do not want to have treatment unless you absolutely want it.” (page 251) ISBN No. 978-1583333-938 



Someone wrote: The Oncologist Had Prostate-Bone-Liver Cancer. And He Died

After posting the article, Malaysia’s Well Known Oncologist Died of Cancer, some readers wrote to ask what cancer he had and what he did that he died. Unfortunately, I was unable to answer these two important questions. Then out of the blue, someone wrote to fill in the gap. So here it is – the e-mail (reproduced with the kind permission of the writer).

Another question left unanswered. What medical treatments did he receive and he died because of his cancer or his treatment?  We can never know, one day we may get an e-mail from another angel ?

1st April 2013:  Dear Dr Chris Teo,

I am writing this in response to your post (16 March 2013).

It was indeed a shock for me to read in The Star news that Dr Albert Lim Kok Hooi passed away from cancer at age sixty.

Many questions ran through my mind.

  • What cancer did he die from?
  • When did he find out that he had cancer?
  • How did he treat his own cancer?
  • Why did he discover his cancer at such a late stage? 

I surfed the Internet to try to find more details. When I could not find any information, I contacted friends who knew him and his family.

I was informed that Dr Albert Lim had prostate cancer which spread to the bone and liver. Apparently his cancer was diagnosed a year ago. However he kept it from the public. No one in the hospital was allowed talk about it.

If The Star did not publish the cause of his death, we would not have known that Dr Albert Lim passed away from cancer.

Recently, I came across an online article and confirmed that Dr Albert Lim learnt he had cancer a year ago.

To quote from the article

He also kept his cancer a secret from acquaintances and friends.

He was a private person in many ways. His cancer was something to be dealt with within the family

Now this brings up some interesting issues.

Why did Dr Albert Lim choose to keep his disease a secret?

As a prolific writer in the papers, he shared his knowledge, medical training and experience to raise the level of public awareness on how to prevent cancer, treat cancer and how to cope with cancer.

Was he doing a social service or was he merely writing to boost his image after his six months suspension from the Malaysian Medical Council?

What had he hoped to achieve by keeping his cancer a secret?

Normally it is the patient’s prerogative whether to keep the disease secret or make it public. However Dr Albert Lim is no ordinary patient. He is a leading oncologist and a respectable authority on cancer locally and internationally. He was actively running a thriving oncology practice. He had cancer patients who made decisions based on trust and confidence in his prescriptions. Had he disclosed his condition, would some of the patients choose different courses of treatment?

It would seem that there is some implied moral duty or fiduciary duty to disclose his cancer as he is an involved party. Steve Jobs was chided for trying to conceal his pancreatic cancer from the Apple Board and investors. Under stock exchange rules, it was material disclosure as the information would have caused some investors to make their decisions differently.

Here, how do you think his patients would feel? Having faith in a doctor and having spent thousands of ringgit on chemo and other treatments, he read in the newspapers that his oncologist passed away from cancer! And the patient had no inkling that his oncologist had cancer!

It would not be unreasonable to conclude that Dr Albert Lim kept his cancer a secret as it is sheer bad publicity for the medical industry. If the Physician Heal Thyself  maxim, does not work, what faith can the patient have in the doctor? Was Dr Albert Lim worried that his business would be affected?

I am not saying that doctors are not human and that they are immune from diseases. Of course an oncologist can also be afflicted by cancer like anyone else. However, when an oncologist dispenses How To advice, we would expect that the probability of him diagnosing himself at an early treatable stage is higher than anyone else. And if he did get cancer, share the journey with others so as to benefit all.

I read a New Straits Time article dated 26 November 2012 that Dr Albert Lim gave media statements endorsing a new chemo drug which offered hope for late stage prostate cancer patients.

It would now seem ironical that four months later, Dr Albert Lim died from prostate cancer. At the launch of the new drug, he knew that he was suffering from late stage prostate cancer. Unless he had tested it himself and it worked, it would seem so inappropriate to endorse a highly toxic drug. Chemo drugs are very expensive. It is unfair to sell hope to poor patients, while not proving its efficacy on oneself. Would the drug company have asked him to endorse the launch of the drug had they known the facts?

I got to know Dr Albert Lim nineteen years ago. He was Head Oncologist at KLGH. He treated my father for terminal lung cancer for six months. During that time I got to know him fairly well on a social basis.

Well, when one meets with an oncologist in a social setting and he is not wearing his professional mask, one gets some interesting insight into the medical industry.

Perhaps in those days, chemo drugs were not as advanced as today.

In the course of conversations, I found that oncologists viewed cancer patients, especially late staged ones as quite hopeless cases. The majority of cancer patients who came to seek treatment would die anyway. Whatever the oncologists do will not make much of a difference. It is a matter of time but the cancer will spread. However since patients came with hope and expect the oncologist to do something, he has to administer the prescribed industry treatment protocols whether he believed in them or not, whether he would practice the same treatment on himself or not!

Maybe the chemo drugs today are more powerful in combating cancer and Dr Albert Lim has changed his views after starting private practice. I do not know. After my father passed away I did not keep in touch. I hear of him on and off from some patients and through reading his articles.

Over the years, I had two close friends and my step mother who succumbed to cancer. They had their share of stories when dealing with oncologists.

Dr Albert Lim and most other oncologists are averse to alternative therapies, labeling anything that is not from Western medicine as quackery. I am not denying that there are some cases where cancer patients have benefitted from oncology treatment. My aunt now in her eighties survived breast cancer for forty years. She could only afford minimal cancer treatments from the hospital and nothing else. Another friend now in his fifties has against all odds battled cancer over twenty years with chemotherapy, stem cell replacement, consuming birds nest daily and mainly a strong willed mind.

However in many other cancer cases, the treatments prescribed by the oncologists did more harm than good. Unfortunately many specialists in private practice run their clinics like running a business. They have high overheads and of course, there is always the thrill of making money like any other business. In private practice, everything revolves around money.

I strongly believe in the mind-body model, the intelligence of the body to heal itself and that diet and herbs are Nature’s gifts to mankind. I do not know you but I have been following your work on and off since the publication of your first book.

At that time, my old classmate and dear friend, suffered from Stage 3 NPC. She went to a famous oncologist and was prescribed a course of radiotherapy. At the end of the sessions, he asked her to say AHHH… looked at her tongue and throat and declared her free from cancer. No other tests were done. I asked her to go to your clinic as additional treatment but she refused.

She was jubilant and went round testifying in the churches that God healed her. Six months later, the cancer came back with a vengeance. She sought treatment from a UH oncologist who gave her chemotherapy but it was too late. I saw her two weeks before she died. She held my hand and said the saddest words I ever heard “I was a fool to believe Dr T ” (the first oncologist who declared her cured). Faith is invaluable but we must be realistic.

Last year, my close friend who is a well known corporate figure, died from Stage 4 stomach cancer which spread to bones, pancreas and abdomen. Initially he was given six months to live. He was treated by the best oncologists in Singapore and locally as his company paid the medical bills. After the first six months of chemo treatment and breathing meditation which we encouraged him to learn, the PET scan showed that the cancer had disappeared. The Singapore oncologist said to him, ‘Whatever you are doing, continue with it’!

At that time, I asked him to go to your clinic to get additionally therapy. However he refused saying that he would follow the doctor’s advice. He too was jubilant and immersed himself fully in his hectic work and had no time for his breathing and meditation. Six months later, the cancer came back. He spent the next twelve months with massive chemo treatments, switching from one drug to another when the cocktail did not work. It was sad to see his health and body getting worse with each treatment. He passed away 2 ½ years after he was diagnosed. The company spent nearly RM2 million for the treatments. How many patients can afford to pay such massive sums for cancer treatment?

When friends tell me so-and-so is diagnosed with cancer, I always recommend that they explore your alternative therapy with an open mind. It is up to each to follow his inner guide as to what treatment they should sought. Living and dying are not in our hands. We do what we can to help by telling patients that there are alternatives besides chemotherapy.

I hope this fills up the gap in your blog as to how Dr Albert Lim died.

When I read Dr Albert Lim’s obituary, I wondered how he felt the instant he was diagnosed. It would have been truly useful if Dr Lim had documented his own journey. That would have been ultimate service to humanity.

Did Dr Albert Lim administer the same toxic treatments he recommended to others for himself? Do chemotherapy and other oncology therapies work? Well, it would seem not but we shall never know.  It is very easy to preach but not easy to walk in the patient’s shoes. Anyway, may the good he has done live on.

In closing, since we did not get to hear Dr Albert Lim’s experience, it may be interesting to read how other oncologists wrote about their own cancer journey.

The following article had gone viral but it is a very touching account from Dr Richard Teo (not an oncologist but a plastic surgeon) from Singapore who documented his cancer experience before he passed on. Irrespective of one’s religious beliefs it will be worthwhile to read with an open mind.

Wishing you all the best always.


Petaling Jaya

My Comment:

Thanks dear writer for giving us your precious time to share your thoughts. You have done your part! Let me conclude with these quotations:








Comment added: 23 May 2013

“Another question left unanswered. What medical treatments did he receive and he died because of his cancer or his treatment? ”

I have some further information.

Last week, I met a family friend of Dr Albert Lim. She informed me that she only got to know Dr Lim had cancer two months before he passed away.

I asked if Dr Lim administered any treatment on himself. She said that when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer, he started chemotherapy. However after a few treatments, the cancer got worse and he opted to end the chemo treatment. He preferred to let the cancer advance faster. He knew there was nothing more he could do.

I asked why Dr Lim could not diagnose his own cancer earlier. Apparently, he did not have any symptoms and the cancer markers did not pick up the prostrate cancer. His oncologist friend from Europe who visited him while he was ill, commented that he too, has come across a few cases in Europe where the prostate cancer did not show up in cancer markers.

I heard from one of Dr Lim’s patients that Dr Lim was administering chemotherapy to the patient up to a week before he died. She noticed that he looked very tired and old, but he was very very nice to the patient. Of course it came as a shock to the patient to read that her oncologist died of cancer as no one knew that he was suffering from the disease.

The purpose of my writing is not to run down the Doctor or the treatments. What I learnt from this whole episode is.

1) Cancer is not always detectable at an early stage.

2) When diagnosed with cancer, a patient should educate himself on all options of treatment available and make an informed decision himself.

It is not prudent to rely on medical opinion alone.

All doctors are trained and sponsored in some way by Big Pharma. At the end of the day, they will push drugs which may not yield the desired results but because it is standard protocol, they have to recommend the regime to the patient.

The patient end up spending  and suffering unnecessarily.

Over the last four years when I accompanied my step mum for her cancer treatments at UH, I came across patients who spent all their money at private hospitals. With no money left, they came to UH to seek subsidised  treatments. It was so pitiful to talk to them, some mortgaged or sold their homes, some borrowed money and others took loans to find the elusive care.

I hope the day will come when there will be oncologists with conscience, oncologists who will honestly tell patients when all hope is gone, to stop wasting their money and find some other means of natural treatment and palliative care.

Kind regards.

Yim, Petaling Jaya


Part 5: Lessons We Can Learn From This Case

This article comes in five parts:
Part 1: PSA Came Tumbling Down: From 6,963 to 200 and Severe Pains Vanished
Part 2: Grim Prognosis
Part 3: Miraculous Healing
Part 4: Bonus Effects and Challenges
Part 5: Lessons We Can Learn From This Case

I believe one of the reasons why CA Care has been successful all these years is because we adopted the attitude that patients are our teachers. We can learn a lot from our patients. But if we treat patients as only numbers or record cards, then we remain deaf, dumb and blind to their problems and healing. So how can we really help them?

Our Advice to All Patients


Advice No 1: Be Patient and Be Grateful

So please be patient.  I am aware that you and your family are suffering but what can we do? Remember healing takes time.  There is no instant or magic bullet for cancer. I often say this to patients: If you can eat, can sleep and have no pains – Be Happy! At least in this case, the patient can still move about without any pain using the wheelchair.

I asked the patient: Reflect back on where you were one year ago. Are you better off now? Yes, absolutely.  Remember, this patient and his family was under extreme stress and uncertainty not too long ago. His wife lost 9 kg and his daughter also lost 9 kg within just a few weeks. Now, all is well except that the patient cannot walk by himself yet or eat anything he likes.

Learn to be contented and to be grateful for what we are each day. Don’t let unrealistic greed overcome us.

Advice No 2: Share your problem and also your success with others

How did Budi know of your problem? The daughter replied: I was lost and did not know what to do when cancer struck my father. I shared my problem with all my friends. And one of her friends is Pak Budi. And Pak Budi benefited from our therapy!

Indeed, it is good to share your problems with others. Who knows others may offer you some solutions – giving you a different perspective of how to solve your problem. Unfortunately, some people don’t want to share. They get struck in the rut – lost in the maze and do not know what to do.

Unfortunately, there is a down side of sharing. Some friends would probably offer you solutions that could lead to a disaster. With many suggestions – good or bad – you will get confused. As the daughter said:  Some told me that without chemotherapy, the cancer would spread faster!

 In fact, this is the selling point of most doctors and oncologists. They would say: With chemotherapy or radiotherapy, at least you can control the cancer. Or at least we can stop it from spreading even if we cannot cure it.

What a misinformation! Latest researches had shown that chemotherapy makes the cancer more aggressive and makes the cancer spread faster! Look out for our article (coming soon):  Chemotherapy SPREAD and MAKES cancer more aggressive!

Sharing your success: Pak, do you want me to cover your face in this video presentation? No, no. Let me share my experiences with others. I committed NO crime. There is nothing shameful about this.

My response: Yes, you have not committed any sin either. All of us do get sick – it is just a matter of how serious the illness it. I believe this story will be able to help and inspire others. This success has impacted me very much. In fact, this gives me all the reason why I should continue with our work at CA Care – success like this!

Advice No 3: Take care of your diet

Pak, take care of your diet! Do not take sugar or oil (fats). Visiting Surabaya and Malang, I observed that Indonesians here take too much sugar! They put sugar in everything they eat! The even put sugar is mee bakso! Sugar is not good for you!

Why this patient succeeded in finding his healing?

Almost all people who come to seek our help expect us to cure them. No, we cannot cure you. And only 30 percent who come find healing. You may want to ask how.  I shall give you the answer based on this case.

  • 1. Commitment and belief: The patient’s daughter wrote me an e-mail on 8 February 2012 from a far away land – 3 hours flight from Penang. On 10 February 2012, she was sitting with us at CA Care Penang trying to figure out what to do for her father. Don’t you see her commitment and belief? She was serious. On the contrary I have many e-mails asking for help – but they only want to do it by sitting in front of the computer! Some even told me that they would like an appointment 2 to 3 months later! But such people never turn up anyway. 

Granted, I learned from our conversation that the family was doubtful initially. Good – be skeptical.  Learn from this quotation: The business of science is to seek new knowledge, To test old assumptions And approach what we think we know with a skeptical eye ~ B. Barnes.

It is foolish to believe everything that you are told – even by your doctors! And it is equally foolish to believe all information found in the Internet.

This patient’s confidence grew when, after a month on our therapy and hormonal injection, his PSA came down by 50 percent. Go by the evidence and your experience and NOT what others tell you.

2. Willingness to share:  The value of sharing can work both ways – good or bad. In this case, the patient’s family was at a lost – bengong. They did not know what t do and what path to take. Patient’s daughter shared her problem with all her friends. This sharing resulted in Pak Budi telling her about CA Care. Pak Budi has firsthand experience with CA Care. His PSA also dropped after taking our herbs and changing his diet. If you want to believe someone, find someone who really has firsthand experience, not one who only blows hot air!

  • 3. Willingness to change: To take a new path which you have not gone through before is stressful enough and  to be told to change your diet and lifestyle which you have been used to for ages, would be real hard – impossible for some people.  Then you have to contend with the herbs which taste bitter and smell awful. So this is your choice – take it or go find something easier to follow.

4. Strong family support: Cancer does not only involve a patient, it involves everyone in the family.  The lives of everyone in the family are turned upside down when cancer strikes a member of the family. No doubt about that. And everyone in the family suffers. And for the patient to survive, he/she needs strong support from his/her spouse and children besides those close to him/her. I do not see how any patient can make it without the love and support of those around him/her.

Let me share what I learned from this amazing case.

1. Most people do not know anything about cancer. So when cancer strikes someone in the family everyone panic and did not know what to do. Within the next few days, the patient and his/her family will have to submit to treatments. But what treatment?  That is a big and sometime life-and-death question to answer.

How many of us take this Chinese proverb seriously – Dig the well before you are thirsty. In this case, the patient was lucky. Someone else has already dug a well! He found a short-cut to knowledge through Pak Budi, his daughter’s friend.

Over the years I have realized that knowledge is important and as such we, at CA Care, make it our mission to educate those who want to know about cancer so that we are not caught unaware.

Perhaps, some people don’t want to know about this dreaded disease. Some Chinese believe it is soi  (bad luck) getting involved in something evil when you are still healthy. My breast cancer book was displayed in one exclusive club in Penang. I was told NO one would even give it a glance! After all, if you are rich what is there to worry? If you happen to get cancer, there is always the best hospital to go to. Then there is the best oncologist to take care of you. And they will give you the best and most expensive poison to fight your cancer. That’s what you naïve mind would tell you – your money can buy you a cure.

Don’t you think that if you don’t know a road map, you will get lost? Of course, you would say: I have the money to hire a guide! But what if your expensive guide would only show you one – and only one – track to take?

My patient and friend, the late SK Chew told me: I saw the oncologist. He told me to do the chemo. When I saw everybody do chemo, everybody do radiotherapy, I told myself this must be the only way.  I went back to the doctor and asked him to do the chemo on me. So Chew  underwent both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He did not get well but instead ended up with more tumours in his liver.  And they were growing in size. Chew said: I knew then that I had taken the wrong path. I started to find other ways. In this case, Chew was lucky. He survived the treatment. Some died during or after the aggressive, toxic treatment.

2. Before we parted, this patient made a request. Please do more research and come up with a new cure for him. I understood his request and his hope. For a sick person – he only has one request or aim in life –  to get well again. And some patients would go to any extent to achieve this. Unfortunately in cancer, the game is difficult and to score a goal is extremely remote.

There is nothing wrong to hope but patients beware! There are enough vultures around ever ready to exploit this weakness of yours. These days treatment of cancer is a big money making business – for both the doctors and the alternative healers. So beware. Don’t just buy into anything that promises you an instant cure for your cancer. I know of nothing that can really cure cancer.

These days when you get cancer and is being treated in a private hospital, be ready to spend RM 100,000 to RM 200,000 for the treatment. And the upper limit? It can run into millions, that is, if you have the money to spend or are still alive to receive the treatment. You can be told to take drugs that can cost RM 10,000 to RM 20,000 per month but they do not cure anything! At best they prolong your life (or misery) by a few days, weeks or months. What good is that? Click here to read more:

  • 3. This patient was told that for those with PSA 1,000 and above they better get ready to die! And what about this patient who had a PSA of 6,962? How soon would he die? But, as I often tell patients: Believe the diagnosis but do not believe the prognosis!

Reflect of the quotation below:



 CA Care: Making a Difference and Putting a Smile Back on Your Face

When patients come to us they need encouragement. On the other hand, we – the healers – also need encouragement.

Let me just quote what Dr. Seymour Brenner, a radiologist from New York said:  The frustration of cancer is that we really don’t know what we are doing … it is frustrating thing to go to school for 30 years, to work for 20 … and at the age of 60 not know what you’re doing.

Dr. Bernie Siegel, a surgeon wrote: Too many doctors are depressed because they only see their failures – all you know is that everyone has cancer, everyone dies. And it just wears you out.


Study this video carefully.  When the patient’s daughter and daughter-in-law came to seek our help on 11 February 2012, none of us dared to smile! The situation was too grim then. The prognosis was not good. I must frankly say that I did not see any glimmer of hope in this case!

But look at the video clip taken a year later, 13 February 2013.

Indeed, what we do at CA Care does make a difference! A great difference! We are able to put smiles back onto everyone’s faces! This is indeed most satisfying which no amount of money can ever buy. Praise the Lord!

Part 4: CA Care Therapy: Bonus Effects & Challenges

This article comes in five parts:
Part 1: PSA Came Tumbling Down: From 6,963 to 200 and Severe Pains Vanished
Part 2: Grim Prognosis
Part 3: Miraculous Healing
Part 4: Bonus Effects and Challenges
Part 5: Lessons We Can Learn From This Case


Very often, patients are warned not to take herbs because of the possible adverse reactions or side effects. Really?  You are often told: Herbs will harm or damage the liver or kidney and they will make things worse for you! Never mind if the chemo-drugs that are pumped into you are actually poisonous cocktail! Or the radiation they give you is damaging to your body. And are told that these – some chemo-drugs and radiation are by themselves carcinogenic – i.e. they cause cancer?

Over my 16 years dealing with herbs for cancer, I see this very often  — Herbs help cancer patients. Very often too if you take herbs, you get unexpected bonus not side effects. Hence, I coin this word – bonus effects (and not side effects).  Listen to this video.



Gist of our conversation.

Bonus Effect 1: New Hair Growth

  • He has more hairs now on his head? Yes, according to the patient and also his daughter! Previously patient was bald on top of his head. Now there are new hairs growing. 

Comment: This bonus effect of hair growth has been reported by other patients as well before this. I too experience growth of black hairs on my head with the e-Therapy.

Bonus Effect 2: Hypertension Gone

  • When patient was in his 60s he developed hypertension. He had to take high blood pressure medication for the past 10 years. Now he is no more taking hypertension medication since he was started on the CA Care Therapy.
  • Before our therapy, his blood pressure was around 150 to 170/100. After the CA Care Therapy it is now 120/80.
  • Who asked you to stop the hypertension medication? Daughter: I did it on my own without anyone asking me to do that!
  • Patient said after he completely changed his diet to fruits and vegetables and avoided sugar, meat and salt in his diet per our advice, his blood pressed normalized. Up to this day, patient has not taken any hypertension medication.

Comment:  I was told that once a patient is on hypertension medication, he /she would be hooked on to this medication for life! Is that not a myth? This case is nothing unusual at all. Many patients before this have told us that after being on our therapy for a few months, their blood pressure improved and they come out of their hypertension medication.

Good news for patients but bad news for the doctors and drug companies!

Almost all patients who come to us want a cure for their problems.  We understand their request but healing does not come on a silver platter. Patients have to work for their healing and healing does not come easy or at the whims and fancies of patients.  Only 30 percent of those who come to us benefit, the remaining 70 percent just cannot. Let me repeat, just cannot. This is because they want to find healing on their own terms.

During our conversation with this patient that night in Surabaya, I asked him about the challenges he had to face while on our therapy.

Challenge No 1: Herbs are difficult to take!

  • Do you find our herbal teas difficult to drink?  Yes. They are bitter! But I persisted and never stop taking them. Of course, I prefer if they are in capsule forms!

Comment:  We understand but we do not wish to compromise on their effectiveness. Over the years we know that our herbal teas do a lot of good to patients. And we want to keep it that way! Processing them – extracting, concentrating, etc., will make them less effective (by 70 percent?) and we do not want to compromise on that! Of course, for marketing purposes —  make the teas like medical drugs and patients would be happier and more patients will come to us!

Challenge No 2: Change of diet. You can’t eat what you like!

  • You have to change your diet – wah, difficult for you to do that? Previously I ate a lot of meat and drank a lot of soft drink – lots of Coca Cola everyday! After your advice, I changed my diet completely – none of these anymore.
  • Are you angry at me? Because you cannot eat what you like?. I am compelled to follow your advice! After the PSA dropped from 6,962 to 3,103 within a month, I totally believed in your advice! Daughter: Initially we were skeptical!
  • In November 2012, the PSA shot up from 163.7 to 197.9. What did you do wrong?  I ate a lot of peanuts like never before!
  • Do you now believe that food is important for you? Absolutely yes!

Challenge No 3: Stressful Experience

  • Ibu (mama) what have you got to share? Wife: Initially it was very stressful for us. I lost 9 kg having to cope with his problem. Previously he was not able to sleep at night. According to the son, every half an hour patient called for attention. The family members took turns to massage or apply ointment for the patient throughout the night. And he was in severe pain. Now, he is okay. Can sleep well and does not need any more massage.

Challenge No 4: Looking forward to being able to walk again

  • Pak, you have no more problem – no pain, can sleep, can eat – now the only problem is to be able to walk again. Please be patient – healing takes time! Daughter: It is already too long.
  • Patient made a request before we parted:  I hope you can find new herbs to cure this problem. I replied:  Day and night for the past many years, I did nothing else but research and research for something better for my patients. Im: If we find some new we will surely let you know.

Comment:  One patient from Medan was in similar situation. He remained immobilized in bed for two years. Then one day he and his family appeared at our centre – he was able to walk again! In fact the story of Sujo inspired me a lot. I want to believe that this patient would be another Sujo.  I am optimistic. For full story click this link:

Prostate-Bone Cancer Part 3: Miraculous Healing

This article comes in five parts:
Part 1: PSA Came Tumbling Down: From 6,963 to 200 and Severe Pains Vanished
Part 2: Grim Prognosis
Part 3: Miraculous Healing
Part 4: Bonus Effects and Challenges
Part 5: Lessons We Can Learn From This Case


1: Before CA Care Therapy


2: Miraculous Healing

Gist of our conversation:

  • Before undergoing the CA Care Therapy, patient was unable to move, sit or walk. He had to lie down on the bed and always in one (right) position. Any movement invited severe pains.  The severe pain caused him to sweat profusely.
  • He was unable to sleep throughout the night and someone (wife or children) had to attend to him every half an hour – massaging or applying ointment. So every member of the family took turn to take care of the patient. It was stressful for everybody. His daughter lost 9 kg in weight. Similarly his wife became thin.
  • Patient started to take the herbs and changed his diet. There was no immediate relief.  The pains persisted and his movements were impaired.
  • Why did you persist on taking the herbs if this did not help you?  About a month later, his PSA dropped from 6,962 to 3,013. This gave much encouragement to the patient and his family. He continued doing what he was doing. The next PSA test showed the value decreased further.
  • Three months on CA Care Therapy, patient’s health improved. His pains were less and he could turn around a bit.
  • Four months on CA Care Therapy he could be carried into his daughter jeep and took a ride to his son’s home everyday. The pains were bearable. His sleep was good. He was also able to control his urination. Previously he suffered from incontinence.
  • Did you take any doctor’s medication? No, not on any medical drugs like Casodex or painkillers whatsoever. However, based on our recommendation, patient received a monthly injection of Zoladex. He started to receive Zoladex injection on 1 March 2012.
  • By August 2012 – six months on CA Care Therapy, there was no more pain. His legs which previously were unable to move and had no feelings started to regain feelings. He was able to move his legs. His back pains were totally gone. And he could turn to the left or right without any discomforts.
  • What is your main problem now? Patient is still not able to walk but he can down stand up by himself while holding onto some support.
  • Patient was told by his doctor that generally those with PSA 1,000 and above would die soon. Surgery would not help. When patient told his doctor that he was on herbs, the doctor said: Continue taking them. The doctor requested to see the herbs. For this case, the doctor had lifted up his hands in surrender!