Ros is 55-year-old Indonesian lady. In early January 2016, she found a lump in her left chest just above her breast. A doctor in her hometown requested her to do a biopsy. She refused. She did nothing after that.
Some eight months later, Ros had no choice but had to consult the doctor again since the lump had grown bigger.
A biopsy was done, followed by a total left mastectomy.
Histopathology confirmed a malignant tumour — ER negative, PR negative and HER-2 positive.
After the surgery Ros had to be hospitalised for one month due to complications with her diabetes.
Two weeks after being discharged, Ros had to be hospitalised again for 27 days due to fluid accumulation in her breast.
By November 2016, Ros was okay. She was scheduled for 6 cycles of chemotherapy. She refused the treatment.
I asked her: Why don’t you want to go for chemotherapy?
Ros replied: My son works in the hospital! I saw patients who had undergone chemotherapy. The treatment did not cure them.
Ros and her family came to seek our help in mid-December 2016 after being told by another patient about us.
Six Months Later
Ros’s daughter came back to see us again. Her mother’s health was restored.
I asked: Is she better now compared to the time when she first came here?
Daughter: She is far better off now than before taking the herbs.
Her back pains are gone. Stomach discomforts due to wind was resolved. Her CEA is at 1.9 and CA15.3 at 6.2.
So far so good. Everyone is happy. But let me remind all patients this. This good time may not last forever. Please take care of yourself. Ros is not out of the woods yet. Her healing journey has just started. The cancer can recur anytime if she is not careful.
Many patients assume that they are “cured” after awhile. Then they will go back to their own ways of life and eating habits. Some would stop taking the herbs.
Well, we have a choice. We can do our best to heal ourselves or we can go back to our old ways of life.
In Ros’s case, I have a few concerns.
Ros is obese. I am afraid this is not a positive factor for her healing. She has a long way more to make her life heathy.
The good part of this story is that Ros had undergone a mastectomy. We hope that all the cancerous tissue had been removed. But who can say that with certainty?
The bad part of this story is that we don’t know if the cancer had already spread elsewhere. No one can tell. When she presented with back pain, I feared that the cancer had gone to the bone? But with the herbs, the pains were gone.
The doctor said it was a Stage 2 cancer. But how “correct” is he in his prognosis?
Will the cancer come back again? We hope not but the chances could be high that this can happen. We need to take note that this is a double negative tumour.
In this case, would it not be better if Ros undergo chemotherapy as a “double” insurance? Your guess is as good as mine. In fact, during her daughter’s visit, she brought another case of breast cancer. This patient had undergone rounds and rounds of chemos (about a dozen cycles at least). The treatment did not cure her.
This lady had a stage for Stage 4 ovarian CA who came last Feb 2016, seeking for 2nd opinion, her name is Mary (not real name). Apparently she rejected conventional therapy. But the alternative cancer therapy she switched to also gave her chemo but in a non-standard small dosage (carboplatin 5X, radiotherapy 27X) for palliative purpose.
She came seeking for a cure, I told her herbs don’t cure cancers, they only help to heal the body. This concept sounded so foreign to her that she lost confidence and went to the other alternative medical doctor. I told myself “that is fine”, that patient will not do well also if she had started herbs because her mindset is not right.
Julie with Breast Cancer
Fast forward one year later, she came and brought her friend (Julie) who has Stage 4 Ca breast with metastasis to bone and liver. By this action I knew Mary agreed with what I said last year and she still trusts me. She wanted me to help her friend.
But I felt vulnerable. Julie has been having chemo from China and locally — now in a bad shape, short of having herself killed.
If I were to start the herbs and she dies, her family members will think that the herbs kill her. I was reluctant to start her on herbs because her expectations were wrong and she still has not given up with the chemo-alternative therapy.
She is one person with one foot here and another foot there. She could not make up her mind. She is confused, scared and suffering.
Personally both patients wanted to get out of their current treatment but has invested too much in it (to the tune of RM 400k), but too scared.
They are still not grasping the reality that cancer cannot be cured.
And the doctor (not oncologist), when failed in her alternative therapy such as GCMAF and thymus therapy, encouraged patient to go for chemo.
And the oncologist in the hospital then told her that chemotherapy is also divided to conventional chemo — the high dose — and the alternative low dose chemo, but off label used mainly for palliation.
Naturally the patient opted for ‘alternative-chemo’.
In hindsight, comparing my patients with these two patients treated by another ‘alternative doctor’:
1) My CA patients eventually becomes calm, happy, and have a positive outlook of life and prepared to go, cherishing each day as if it was their last.
In contrast, Mary and Julie are still seeking for ‘better’ treatment as long as their finances allows them. They are worried, seeking second opinion for reassurance that what they are doing is right.
2) My CA patients are free to switch or stop their current treatment with herbs and do anything that they think is better or is able to help them. And even when they decide to change, they somehow are still in good terms with me and would sometimes refer their friends who needed help to me.
Whereas, Mary and Julie were initially promised (guaranteed) many things — their confidence boosted. Then later they discovered that such promises were not fulfilled and the guarantee was false.
When they confronted the doctor, the guilt and fear trap was laid by the doctor. Blaming patient for what they did wrong and they would die if they continue to do the ‘wrong’ thing (like stopping their treatment).
Out of fear, they continued with more treatment with the same doctor which they have begun to distrust.
Later on, they will speak negatively about this doctor and tell their friends to avoid this doctor.
That is how I found out about what this doctor is doing.
I am seeing her wither and die in front of me and I cannot and dare not do anything. Very sad.
Note: GcMAF is a protein produced by modification of vitamin D-binding protein. Proponents of GcMAF claim that it is an immunomodulatory protein that has antitumor properties and strengthens the immune system by macrophage activation.
There are two other cases of breast cancer that “hit” me this morning.
Kathy (not real name) is a lady in her mid-forties. She dropped by our centre after learning from a friend about CA Care.
In 1998 (that’s 19 years ago!), Kathy felt a small lump in her left breast. She did nothing about it, although she said she started to pay attention to her diet. By taking care of her diet she was hoping the lump would go away. Unfortunately, contrary to the claims in the internet, the lump did not go away.
Kathy said she endured severe stress when at work — it was always work, work and work in the office. In addition, she suffered emotional stress due to family problems.
In 2010 (that’s 17 years ago), Kathy noticed that the lump grew bigger. She did nothing about it.
Chris: Why did you not go and see a doctor and do something about it?
Kathy: I don’t believe in the doctors anymore! My 54-year-old sister had cancer of the uterus. She went to a hospital in our hometown and underwent an operation. Then she had four rounds of chemotherapy. Each round of chemo consisted of six cycles. (That’s a total of 24 cycles). She died within three years.
So, NO. I don’t want to do any chemo.
In 2011, Kathy underwent a nutritional-colon-cleansing therapy. The therapy was for 7 days. This cost RM1,200. Then in 2014, Kathy came to Penang again for another session of the therapy. This cost RM2,700.
Now, this is what her breast looks like.
Kathy claimed that after her therapy in Penang, the lump became smaller (like the picture in the right above).
Listen to our conversation.
Go and see a doctor and have your rotten breast removed. No, it is no use taking my herbs if the tumour is still there. You will not be able to cure this.
I understand your reluctance to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy. But take it from me that at times you need medical treatment like surgery to help you.
The doctor may want you to undergo a few cycles of chemo to shrink the tumour before he can remove the tumour. If you have to do that, go ahead and do it. I can give you Chemo-tea to help you with the side effects.
The thing to do now is to go and find a doctor who can help you. Ask him questions and see how he answers you questions. If you don’t like his “attitude / response ” then walk away and go find someone you are happy with.
Before the surgery, ask how much the procedure is going to cost you. Can he cure you? What does he want you to do after surgery?
You have to learn how to take care of yourself after the operation. Avoid stress, do exercise, take care of your diet, and you can take herbs.
The most important thing is for you to first find peace within your heart. Then follow what your heart says. I am not going to force you to do what you don’t want to do. It is your life and you decide.
So go home and evaluate what I have told you. Seek spiritual help. Pray.
After surgery, if you need help, come and see me and I shall help you the best I can.
For now, I am not going to prescribe you any herbs. No use. Give yourself a month to decide.
Case 3: Breast Burst and Bled after Keladi Tikus!
This is an email I received this same morning. I don’t attempt to edit it. Here it goes:
31 March 2017
I have mom which suffer of breast cancer. Previously almost 4 month she consume the Keladi Tikus (Typhonium).
After 4 months the breast suddenly burst and bleeding. We send my mom to Hospital and found its already stage 4 but the burst part the cancer didn’t exist anymore.
Then my mom hand become swallow like full of water and its start coming out through the armpit.
Now every day we send to clinic to do dressing and eat the apricot seed & sour sop fruit & turmeric soup. My mom afraid to eat the Typhonium anymore.
Sometimes the breast beating and we did not sure what the causes, either by foods that she consume or may be the medicine effect.
Can some one help us what should we do. My mom should do chemotherapy and surgery can’t be done because of age factor.
Reply: Where are you from …. Jakarta? Where did you get the keladi tikus?
Im from Malaysia and i got it from Kuala Lumpur supplier ? Why ?
Did any fake Keladi Tikus at any market, I will check the brands name at advise accordingly.
Reply: The stuff is not mine …. I advise you to go and see the doctor and have the breast removed!
Has been see doctor and they unable to remove cause of age factor.
Thanks for your time.
Reply: How old ?????? My herbs cannot cure.
65 years old.
Reply: I am really sorry I don’t know what to say or advise. I also don’t know how to solve your problem. No one on earth can cure any cancer. Why don’t you go and consult the doctors in Institute Kanker Negara in Putrajaya? May be they can help. I am only sitting down in front of a computer.
If you still want help …. come and see me in Penang with all the reports.
Something is not right .. and the keladi tikus is not mine! People believe too much in newspaper reports.
It’s okay. Thank for your time and will try to consult in Inst. Kanker Negara.
They say, ignorance is bliss. They also say, knowledge is power (and may even save your life). Make your choice.
As much as I feel sad to see these cases, I know that patients need to find healing for themselves. At CA Care we are only able to show you the way. You need to decide what you want to do. Most important of all, you need to walk that healing path yourself.
You can choose or dictate what you want to do, but you cannot choose its outcome.
Choosewhat you should do, not what you want to do.
Fen (not real name) was 44-years old. In July 2015, she found a small lump at 2 o’clock position of her left breast. An USG confirmed the presence of a 1.5 x 10 x 1.3 cm irregular mass in left breast.
FNAC (biopsy) confirmed a ductal carcinoma.
Fen underwent a left mastectomy. Histopathology indicated the tumour was positive for ER, PR and c-ERB-2 receptors.
After surgery, Fen was asked to undergo chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. No radiation was indicated. According to her surgeon, the benefit of these treatments are as follows:
If no treatment was done, the 5-year-survial rate would be 57%.
If Fen was to take Tamoxifen (oral drug) the 5-year-survival rate would be 68%, meaning Tamoxifen would give a 11% benefit.
If Fen was to take Tamoxifen and Chemotherapy, the 5-year-survial rate would be 81%. This means, chemotherapy would provide an additional 13% benefit.
If Fen was to take Tamoxifen + Chemotherapy + Herceptin, the 5-year-surival would be 88%. This means, additional treatment with Herceptin would add another 7% benefit.
Heceptin is expensive. That drug alone would cost more than RM100,000.
But what can happen if Fen opted not to do any more medical treatments? Will she die soon? According to the doctor’s statistics, Fen has a 57% chance of surviving 5 years. Take note, she was to do everything what the doctor said, her chance of survival would be 88%. So medical treatments would provide 31% more chances of survival.
Perhaps, what is not told are:
What if the patient dies during or after the chemo?
The medical treatments would not give a 100 percent chance of cure. Some patients get worse with chemo. Some died while others suffered severe side effects.
How to know if Fen is in the “fortunate” or the “unfortunate” group of patients? Nobody can tell for sure.
Fen and her husband came to seek our help. My caution to the couple.
Chris: I don’t want you to go home and quarrel with your husband. So, go home and discuss with him first.
For whatever you want to do, everyone around you should all support you.
(To the husband) Give her all your support.
Fen: We have already decided. I don’t want to go for chemo. I am afraid my body cannot take it. I have a friend. She also had breast cancer, all three negative. She had chemo and suffered badly. After three cycles of chemo she gave up. Took some Chinese herbs and it is already four and a half years and she is doing fine. So I don’t want to go for chemo.
One and a half years later!
Chris: Your blood test results are all good. There is nothing wrong there!
Fen: I take care of my diet!
C: Good, and you don’t curi makan? Bluff, bluff a bit. There are patients who said, Yes I take care of my diet. But when I dig and dig further — no they did not keep to their diet. Why are they cheating themselves? When I said that, they got angry because they said I am blaming them. I don’t know what to say!
F: I understand your problem.
C: Do you get angry with me because I told you not to eat what you like?
F: Why should I get angry with you? I googled and learned that many other people also say the same thing.
C: Do you exercise?
F: I walk, four times a week. Each time about one hour.
C: You think too much?
C: You were on the herbs for one and a half years now. How is your health compared to the time when you were not on the herbs?
Kim (not real name) is a 52-year-old lady. Kim did an ultrasound of her breasts in March 2016. The results are as follows:
Right breast: There was a large irregular mass measuring 4.94 x 1.18 x 2.78 cm. Few enlarged axillary lymphadenopathy seen, largest measuring 2.68 x 3.96 x 2.44 cm.
Left breast: A well-defined lesion seen at 11 o’clock position measuring 9.1 x 5.3 x 9.7 mm. This is a fibroadenoma. There are two small benign cysts seen at 11-12 o’clock position.
She underwent a mastectomy in a private hospital. The surgery cost her RM 8,000.
Histopathology report of the tumour indicated the following:
Right breast: Medullary carcinoma.
Adjacent breast tissue: fibroadenosis.
Right axillary lymph nodes: metastatic carcinoma, 8/8 nodes were infected.
Tumour is ER negative, P.R. negative and e-cerb B2 positive.
Kim was referred to an oncologist who suggested that Kim undergo eight cycles of chemotherapy. Each cycle would cost about RM 1,000 to RM 2,000. The oncologist said chemotherapy would not guarantee her a cure. Kim refused chemo and came to seek our help in early April 2016.
We prescribed herbs and told her to take care of her diet.
I did not get to see Kim again until ten months later, in late February 2017. The pictures below illustrate what happened to her. The question that boggled the mind is, why did she allow such thing to happen?
The following is the gist of our conversation that morning.
Chris: Your cancer had recurred. There is no need to continue taking our herbs. I really can’t say why this happened. I only saw you once, ten months ago. Cannot be! The question is: did you really follow what I told you to do?
Did you take care of your diet or did you eat anything you like? Did you take the herbs properly, or you took the herbs one day and did not take the herbs the next day?
If you said you really followed our instructions properly and this is what you get, then I feel like giving up! It is better that I close CA Care — there is no need for us to be around anymore. We are doing more harm than good.
So I need to know from you — tell me the truth what you did. I am not going to be angry. Did you really follow our advice correctly and strictly?
Kim: Yes, I took care of my diet. I did not eat meat or sugar.
C: What about the herbs?
K: I took the herbs once every two days!
C: Why did you take the herbs only once every two days?
K: Your wife told me to do so!
C: Cannot be! How could my wife ever give patients such instruction? You are supposed to take the herbs everyday (note: the instruction on the packet also tells you to do the same!)
I gave you four types of herbal teas — two are for the breast and another two for your lymph nodes. It means you need to take four teas every day. But you said you took the tea only once every two days. That is not right. What tea did you take?
K: I drank the tea and I felt nauseous. So I skipped and took the tea every other day only.
C: I gave you four types of tea, what tea did you drink?
K: I also took the powder in the capsules!
C: Even those in capsules, did you take them every day? (Note; these capsules are to be taken three times a day, every day).
K: No, I took the capsules once every other day — i.e. two days once. I also brew red dates and drunk that as tea.
C: Who ask you to take the red dates tea?
You came to see me in April 2016 and now it is February 2017, that’s ten months ago. If there was something “wrong” during this period, no one could help you. If you were to come and see me earlier or regularly, at least I would be able to help or correct whatever wrong you did.
It is indeed frustrating for me to help people. Even if they live in Penang and it is only 15 or 20 minutes away from us, they say it is difficult to come. Just to cross the Penang Bridge is already far and difficult! Yet I have patients who come all the way from Indonesia. For some Indonesian patients, it takes them two days to come to Penang! Penang people are just spoilt!
I must say it is heart-aching for me to see what happened to you. If this is the result I get all the time, it is better that I close CA Care! There is no reason why we should be around, misleading people! (Note: listening to this sad story is another breast cancer patient from Indonesia. She has been taking the herbs for almost five years now and she is okay! A lesson we learn — we win some, we lose some!).
I also like to say this. When I ask patients if they follow our advice correctly and strictly, the answer would always be “yes”! But when I started to dig in deeper, there it was — I know that they were not telling me the truth!
In this case, you come to see me too late. By right, the moment you saw a little reddish lump you should have come and see me. But you did not do that. You waited until it has spread so badly. Why did you not come and see me earlier?
K: I came to see you during the Chinese New Year (end of January 2017) but you were not around!
C: You should have come long before the Chinese New Year!
K: Oh, I did not know that! I have taken the herbs for so long already (Note: eight to ten months is not long!) I did not expect the cancer to come back.
C: I suggest you stop taking the herbs. Go and see a doctor and ask if he/she can give you chemotherapy. This may be able to help you. But know that it cannot cure you.
Kim had a metastatic medullary breast cancer, a rare type of cancer. Please understand the reality of cancer treatment …
We do not know why Kim did not follow our instructions correctly. She must have her own reasons!
Was she naive? It appeared so by her comment that she had been taking the herbs for so long and yet the cancer came back! There is no cure for cancer and taking herbs for eight or ten months is not long! You need to take the herbs for years!
Was she ignorant? She did not seem to be an educated person. Defintely she did not have a clue of what cancer is. She did not read or educated herself either.
Was she irresponsible? Did she realise that her healing and her health are her own responsibility. Others can help but only she can heal herself. And she wanted healing on her own terms?
Was our therapy ineffective? From the very beginning we tell all patients who come and see us that there is no cure for cancer! Dr. Ken Osborne and Dr. Susan Love are experts of breast cancer. Read what they said again and again and understand their message. Our herbs are no magic potion. There is no magic cure. Surgery, chemo and radiation do not cure breast cancer either. Read the stories below and you know what I mean.
In my earlier posting, I have written the story of Yan, a 36-year-old Indonesian lady who had breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy. The cancer had spread to various lymph nodes and possibly to the bones (?).
Yan was asked to undergo follow-up treatments — chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. The total cost would come to about RM 200,000 — something any ordinary 36-year-Indonesian could ill afford.
When Yan came to seek our help she was feeling miserable. She had backache which came on and off. Due to the pain, she could not sleep. She had stomach wind which caused nausea and sometime vomiting.
To our surprise, after taking the Pain Tea for a day, Yan said she felt well — no more pain. We felt so happy for her. Yan was doing well with our herbs.
Eight months later, Yan’s husband came to seek our help again. He came with a list of his wife’s problems.
Chris: Did she take care of her diet?
C: She was well for so many months, then what happened?
H: In early December 2016, she started to have stomach discomfort. Here is a list of her complaints.
Nausea and vomiting, at that time she sweated a lot.
Pain on the right side of the abdomen, where the liver is.
Liver area felt bloated or full.
Tea-coloured urine in early morning but was clear for the rest of the day.
Pain that radiated to the back.
Most serious problem is pain in the liver area that radiated to the back.
No swelling of abdomen, hand or leg.
C: Before December, she had no problem. Now, tell me what did she ate in early December?
H: She ate “nasi kebuli” and that started the problems.
C: What rice is that?
H: Something like nasi briani.
C: That could be the problem. There was one lady patient of mine. She ate nasi biyani in the late afternoon. At 6 p.m. she was in severe pain and landed in the hospital. The doctor wanted to chemo her, thinking that the cancer had spread aggressively. Her husband called me. I told him to refuse chemo but just flush her stomach! She was in the hospital for almost a week and was well again (without any chemo!). So I know that such food is a “no, no”. Let me ask you again, BEFORE she ate nasi kebuli was she okay?
H: She was okay before that.
C: So, what did you do when she had the problems?
H: We went to see an internist and did an USG.
C: Okay, now I understand. According to the USG, there are some tumours in her liver. Meaning that cancer had spread. So when she ate oily food, she will end up with such problems — feeling bloated, etc.
This is one sad experience which can be expected of most cancer patients. After they are well, they forget what we teach them about food. They start to eat what they like and they end up with problems like this!
Healing cancer is about changing human attitude! Which is really hard to do!
I am aware that when SN,40-year-old lady, came to see us it was because she did not want to go for chemotherapy. She had a mastectomy but decided to go for Gerson Therapy and taking a whole lot of supplements as follow-up treatment. Unfortunately, she failed miserably. Within a few months, the aggressive cancer came back as in the picture below. The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes, hence the swelling at her collar bone.
Facing this severe (and dangerous) problem, what can be a sensible thing to do? Stick to your failed “dogma and belief”? Or do you look for “other ways” to solve your problem?
Many patients came to us with a belief that I would not ask them to see their doctors — to go for surgery or chemo them. Wrong! Let me be clear — we at CA Care are not anti-doctors.
We want you to get the best and make you well. It does not matter if it is the Western or Eastern ways. Go for what works for you. This is not a religion — teaching you, if you do this or do that you go to hell or heaven.
But before you embark on any treatment protocol, here are a few things you need to be aware of.
Why do you seek treatment? Because you want to be cured, right?
Unfortunately in the world of cancer treatment, cure is very elusive no matter what you do! I have seen enough over the past 20 years to know the game. In addition to my own experience, read what others say about breast cancer treatment.
So when SN came with her problem, I explained (as in the video below) the big problem facing her.
Do not be misled that by taking our herbs, we can cure her! No way. The only sensible thing to do is try both the medical way and the traditional way. What choice have we? And by doing that, let us hope for the best outcome.
The rationale of going for chemo is to try to shrink the tumours, even if it is just a temporary reprieve. At the same time, SN should take the herbs and take care of her diet properly.
Doctors often tell their patients not to take herbs while on chemotherapy for fear of harmful interactions. There is no basis for such fear. Through my years of experience I know that patient who take herbs while undergoing chemotherapy fared better! Since their doctors are against such practice, and to make their oncologists happy, patients do not tell their doctors that they are on herbs! So, there is no chance for doctors to learn something new that they don’t teach in medical school.
Listen to what Dr. Russell Blaylock said:
You may wish to ask me, what do I expect out of this “adventure”. I must admit I don’t know. As said earlier, I am just hoping that chemotherapy would shrink the tumours a bit and this would make it “easier” for the herbs and diet change to help her. I am asking SN to try 3 or 4 shots of chemo only. I am also aware that chemo can kill. Over the years, I also know that patients ended up dead after one or a few shots of chemo. So that is the “gamble” we have to take.
Read what these doctors say about chemotherapy.
If the patient don’t die because of chemo, I am also aware that chemo can SPREAD and make the cancer MORE AGGRESSIVE besides causing much damage to the body.
If these are the risks, why on earth you, Chris Teo, asked SN to go for chemotherapy? That’s the only way I know how to help SN with her problem. I am mindful of the advice of Dr. Jerome Groopman below.
I am glad that with the above explanation, SN agreed to try chemotherapy (not the full 6 or 8 cycles though!). I shall report the outcome of this effort in Part 3 of this story later.
SN is a 40-year-old lady. Her problem started at the end of March 2016 when she found out that her right breast was swollen with rashes of the surface. There was also a lump in her right arm pit. A biopsy pn 29 March 2016 showed invasive ductal carcinoma.
At the time of this diagnosis, SN was breast feeding her baby. She did not immediately undergo any medical treatment, not until a few months later when her breast turned hard.
She started on an intensive Gerson Therapy in April 2016 based on the manual and Gerson Online Course. The therapy consisted of juicing, supplements and coffee/castor oil enema. She adopted a no salt, no oil (except flaxseed oil) diet.
SN was supposed to take 13 glasses of juices a day but she could only manage to take 8 glasses. She was supposed to do 5 times of coffee enema per day but she managed to do only 4 times a day.
She took the following:
Potassium compound solution
Lugol, half strength drop
Niacin 50 mg
Thyroid 2 grains
Inf-Zyme Forte (digestive enzyme)
Vitamin C 1000 mg
Wheat germ oil
Wheat grass powder
Super blend wild berry by EzyProtein
Natural raw food by Juvo
Vitamin D 800IU
Spices / Herbs (dried)
Cayenne pepper powder
All these went on for about one and a half month. It was a disaster after that! She ended up with a bloated stomach, vomiting and bad gastritis. Then she started to bleed for 2 weeks and had to be admitted into a hospital. In July, August and September, SN went in and out of the hospital for 5 times.
An endoscopy/colonoscopy was carried out. Nothing was found and the doctor said her intestine was just “too” clean.
USG of her right breast was done in May 2016 and showed multiple lesions, suspicious of malignancy.
At 1.30 o’clock, 3-6 cm from nipple: a well-defined nodule with microcalcifications, 4.5 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm.
At 1.00 o’clock, 6 cm from nipple: lobulated solid lesion, 2.3 cm in diameter.
At 1.00 o’clock, 2 cm from nipple: deep seated nodule, measuring 1.8 x 1.2 cm.
At 1.00 o’clock, 8 cm from nipple: 3 tiny nodules.
At 1.30 o’clock, 6 cm from nipple: 9 x 6 x 9 mm nodule.
At 1.30 o’clock, 10 cm from nipple: 8,2 x 6 mm nodule.
At 11.00 o’clock, 4 cm from nipple: microlobulated nodule 2.2 x 3.8 cm.
At 10.30 o’clock, 5 cm from nipple: 2 nodules, measuring 8 x 8.8 x 10 mm and 17 x 11 x 13 mm.
At least 8 enlarged right axillary nodes, largest measuring 5.2 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm.
3 infraclavicular nodes measuring 11, 6.8 and 2 mm.\
No focal solid or cystic lesions in left breast.
No left axillary, left supraclavicular or infraclavicular abnormality.
On 2 June 2016, SN underwent a right mastectomy. Histopathology report confirmed an invasive ductal carcinoma with residual chest wall lesion. It was triple negative breast cancer — estrogen receptor negative, progestrone receptor negative and Cerb-B2 negative.
Her operation cost RM 33,000 (cover by health insurance!).
SN was asked to undergo follow-up chemotherapy. She refused.
Chris: Why did you not want to go for chemotherapy?
SN: I know of persons who had cancer and went to chemo. They all died. One was a breast cancer lady, about 50 + years old. After surgery she had chemo and was on an oral drug. Six years later the cancer came back and she died within a year. The second case was my Aunty. Also 50 + years old. It was tongue cancer and two-third of her tongue was removed. She had no chemo but underwent 30 sessions of radiotherapy. The cancer came back. She went for an “oxygen bath” in Hungary. She died within a year.
My grandma was 80 + years old. She had ovarian cancer. She underwent a hysterectomy, but no chemo. She died within 2 years.
C: I understand the phobia you have.
SN came to see us in October 2016. The cancer had recurred.
Mastectomy did not cure her cancer. Gerson Therapy and all kinds of supplements did not cure her cancer. I told SN, My herbs would not cure your cancer as well. It is indeed a very, very difficult case to handle. I suggest that you try chemotherapy!
SG is a 69-year-old female. In June 2015, she had persistent fevers. A family member discovered that she had a wound on her right breast which she kept it to herself.
SG was brought to a hospital. A scan showed:
A 5.6 x 2.5 cm mass in her right breast.
Multiple right axillary and right subpectoral adenopathies.
Multiple scattered pulmonary metastases.
Nodules in her liver.
Extensive bony metastases.
A biopsy of the breast mass was done. Immunochemistry confirmed invasive carcinoma, ER +, Pr + and c-erb-B2 -ve. The ulcerative lesion was fixed to the chest wall.
A CT scan of the brain showed:
Patchy sclerosis of the entire skull suspicious for diffuse bony metastases, with more focal lesions inthe right frontal and left temporal bones.
There was nothing much the doctors could do. Surgery was not indicated because the cancer was stuck to the chest wall. SG was given Femara (letrazole) to take every day. In addition she received Denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva) injection for her bone. Initially the medication shrunk the tumour but with time Femara was not effective anymore. Femara was changed to Tamoxifen.
SG’s daughter wrote:
Tamoxifen caused her to lose some weight and appetite. Recently the doctor wanted her to try Everolimus (Afinitor) + Exemestane (Aromasin).
We have read that these have side effects, some serious ones and so far have not tried.
Mum has even stopped Tamoxifen and just go on your herbs. She said feels better and can eat better.
If she relied on just herbs, is there a need to review the types that she is taking?
So far, other than right breast and bones, other parts of the body are still ok.
Her cancer markers did go up somewhat at the last blood test.
She’s diligently taking the herbs and is more comfortable with them than the western medicine.
SG decided not to take any more doctor’s medication, due to the possible side effects.
You may develop lung or breathing problems.In some people lung or breathing problems may be severe, and can even lead to death.
You may be more likely to develop an infection,such as pneumonia, or a bacterial, fungal or viral infection. Symptoms of infection may include the following: fever, chills, skin rash, joint pain and inflammation, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, pale stools, dark urine, yellowing of the skin, pain in the upper right side of the stomach.
Possible increased risk for a type of allergic reaction called angioedema.
You may develop kidney failure.In some people this may be severe and can even lead to death.
Delayed wound healing. AFINITOR can cause incisions to heal slowly or not heal well.
Mouth sores (also called ulcers), occurring in 67% of patients taking AFINITOR. These can sometimes be severe and can appear as early as within the first 2 weeks of treatment or can occur at any time.
All these side effects come with a cost of SGD 800 per week (RM2,400/week or almost RM10K per month).
feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; or
chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance.
headache, tired feeling;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
SG and her family came to our centre. She brought along a medical report which said, “Right thigh soft tissue tumour.”
She was okay but her daily life was not comfortable — it could be better! She complained of pains in her legs, backache, lack of strength and sometimes lack of appetite. She had stopped taking the doctor’s medication.
Since we have given all the herbs that we have for all her cancer(s) —- she had cancer in her breast, lymph nodes, lung, liver, bone and soft tissue of her thigh — I have no other choice but to ask SG to try the e-therapy. May be this may help her!
After day one on the detox program, SG said she felt lighter and her movements loosened up — did not feel tight any more.
The next morning, when she came for the second detox program, her daughter said she could lift up her foot. She was better.
After the second detox program SG said she had no more pain! All problems gone! In fact she could bend down. This morning she climbed up the stairs of her apartment. These are things she could not do before.
Every member of her family was happy and said SG’s facial appearance was much better!
Listen to what she said.
One question I posed to the family. Why don’t you want to continue with the medical treatments. After all you have access to the best medical treatment in your country.
The answer is simple — the drastic side effects.
And what is more, one death in the family circle is enough. SG’s sister-in-law had primary breast cancer and also a primary lung cancer. She took Iressa. Of course she suffered some side effects like rashes and painful, distorted nail growth.
Initially Iressa shrunk the tumour in the lung but it grew back again (like Femara did for SG). The doctor gave her chemotherapy with Cisplatin and Alimta. She had radiation to her brain. Her condition deteriorated and she died.
Chris: Is this why you don’t want give more drugs to your mother?
Daughter: Because of the possible side effects.
C: Did your Aunt’s treatments until she died also made you more careful?
C: My experience — some people just don’t learn!
If you have come to an end stage where taking medicine is just a matter of try-and-see-if-it-works, would you want to take that “fishing trip’? Some people would like to fight until death — don’t give up! But some people understand that flogging a dead horse is to buy more misery. Your choice!
We are indeed glad that SG came to us this morning. It was a blessed morning indeed. Her quality of life was restored. She did not look sick anymore.
I always tell patients this: If you can eat, can sleep and can move around without any ache or pain, what else do you want? Continue to live a good life and don’t think too much of your disease. The more you take those toxic drugs the more miserable you would become.
If you don’t read SG’s medical records, you would never think that (as of this morning) she has cancer at all. Praise God for this wonderful blessing.
KJ is a 70-year-old Indonesian lady. About three years ago, she found a lump in her right breast. She did nothing about it. Then later she went to a Chinese sinseh for help. She was given some herbs to take and poultice to use on her breast lump. The cancer became more aggressive. It grew bigger and started to bleed.
It was only then that she sought the help of a doctor in the hospital in Medan. KJ received 4 cycles of chemotherapy. The tumour shrunk. KJ then underwent a mastectomy followed by 30 sessions of radiotherapy.
Then KJ started to cough and her stomach was not feeling good. On 31 October 2016, barely 5 months after the completion of her surgery and radiation, the cancer came back again.
The Indonesian doctor said KJ had to undergo another operation to be followed by more radiation. She was, in the meantime, prescribed the oral drug, Xeloda. This drug cost IDR 3 million for each cycle (each cycle means taking the drug for 2 weeks, followed by 1 week rest).
KJ came to a private hospital in Penang for a second opinion. A CT done showed the cancer had spread to her lungs, lymph nodes, liver and spine.
Although KJ did not have pain, she was prescribed liquid morphine and was also told to continue taking the Xeloda.
At first I was mad at KJ. How could you be so naive as to ignore the lump in your breast? And even more “dumb” to believe that certain pills or poultice from a sinseh could cure you! This is madness. But then, this is the way it is for most ignorant people. But for this patient, it is not ignorance — she thought she knew better!
Later, I felt sorry for KJ. One of the causes of breast cancer, according to alternative healers, is extreme emotional stress. We learned that KJ’s husband was murdered by a young man, his former worker. Could this have triggered her breast cancer?
I recall another case of a lady with breast cancer. It was similarly aggressive like this case. Although she did not want to share her experience, I later found out that her husband had committed suicide. Why did he end his life like that? Could it be because of his wife? And then, could this tragic episode be a trigger for her breast cancer?
Lessons can we learn from KJ’s case
Ladies, if you find a lump in your breast, stop “fooling” around with it. Go and see a doctor immediately and find out what is it — benign or malignant? Medical science is good at telling you what is inside you. Alternative healers and sinseh can take you for a dangerous ride.
If it is cancer, don’t fool around by trying this herb or that herb hoping that the cancerous tumour will go away. It will not go away. Have it removed as soon as possible. If KJ were to follow what I have said at the initial stage, at least she would not have to suffer — no need chemotherapy before the surgery. Probably too, her cancer would not have spread that extensively or aggressively.
Then, after the surgery, patients are generally told to go for follow-up chemo and radiation. At this point, it is up to you to decide if you want further medical treatments. My experience tell me even if you do NOT do all these, you need NOT die of your cancer, although the doctors may want you to believe otherwise.
KJ’s case is a case of too advanced, too late. Because of that, even surgery for such a “too late” case would not work. I cannot see how it helped KJ.
Doctors often ask patients to go for chemo and/or radiation, if the tumours are large. They hope that these treatments would shrink the tumours. This makes surgery easier! Good logic but it rarely works as you can see in KJ’s case! As for me, I have seen such failures many times to enable me to write this comment.
Now, the cancer has recurred. She was asked to go for another surgery and receive more radiation. Do you think more of the same is going to work? Or is it just going to cause more misery and making her spend more money? Or is this advice based on “I really don’t know what to do. So let’s try more of the same. Hopefully it works this time!”
The doctor in Medan prescribed Xeloda. When KJ came to Penang and consulted another doctor she was told to continue with Xeloda and in addition take liquid morphine! This must be a cruel joke! Why morphine when she is not in pain at all? Morphine is going to cause constipation, etc, etc.
Then why Xeloda? Go to the Net and learn more about Xeloda. Can Xeloda cure metastatic breast cancer? KJ’s cancer has already gone to her lungs, liver and spine. What can Xeloda do? The US FDA first approved Xeloda in 2001 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Yes, with time the use of Xeloda was expanded for breast cancer! The drug for colon cancer now also become the drug for breast cancer! Do you see how they perform “magic” here?
Why can’t we all be honest. Read what the late Amy Cohen said before she died.
At CA Care we tell patients that cancer cannot be cured. Even if you follow our therapy, we cannot cure you. We don’t want to mislead you into thinking that we are “magicians with magic bullets.” But for those who want to know what we do to help patients, take time to listen to all these videos.
AZ is a 45-year-old Indonesian lady. In early 2012, she had a swelling in her left breast. She went to a doctor in Palembang and did a biopsy. The result: not malignant! AZ did nothing after that.
In November 2012, AZ went to a private hospital in Melaka for a second opinion. She was told that she had cancer. A left mastectomy was immediately done on 21 November 2012. It was a Stage 3A cancer. Six out the 16 lymph nodes were found to be infected with cancer. The tumour was positive for estrogen, progesterone receptors and CerbB2 oncoprotein.
AZ underwent follow-up treatments: 6 cycles of chemotherapy, 25 sessions of radiation and was started on Tamoxifen. She had been taking Tamoxifen since 2012 until now.
AZ was well, but was not cured. About four years later, February 2016, AZ felt pain in her left chest. Her surgeon said there was nothing wrong with her! However, AZ consulted another doctor in the same hospital. A lump was found in her chest.
Impression: An active node, probably metastatic, is present in the left supraclavicular region. No other suspicious lesion is detected elsewhere.
AZ underwent another operation to remove the node in her chest. The histopathology report confirmed a recurrent invasive ductal carcinoma. AZ underwent another round of chemotherapy consisting of 6 cycles of oral Xeloda plus 6 cycles of Herceptin. In addition, she received another 25 sessions of radiation.
AZ was told that she had to monitor the progress of her cancer by doing PET scan every 5 months or twice a year!
A PET scan done on 24 October 2016, showed more tumours developed. In short, all the previous done failed.
The hypermetabolic node in the left supraclavicular region is much less active.
Two small hypermetabolic lesions have appeared in 2 ribs of the left side.
In the hilar region, there are a few new hypermetabolic nodes of about 1.0 to 2.0 cm.
In the lower mediastinum, there is a hypermetabolic nodules of less than 1.0 cm.
Several small metastases have appeared in the lungs.
AZ was asked to see her oncologist. She refused to return to the hospital again.
Chris: Before the operation, did you ask if surgery was going to cure you?
Patient: The doctor said must operate. Then go for chemo and radiation. Only then can we know if I am going to be cure or not.
C: Did you ask the oncologist, if chemo was going to cure you?
P: The doctor said, “Tak pasti” (not sure!).
P: Doctor told me to come back for routine check-up and do a PET scan every 5 months.
C: What? Every 5 months? Do you know about radiation risks? If I ask you to go for a chest X-ray one time today, is that okay? Yes. But if I ask you to go for an X-ray 800 times a day, you will say I am mad, right? What if I say go 2,000 times of chest X-rays today. I must be real crazy.
Total cost of treatment
C: For all the treatments that you have undergone, how much did you have to spend?
Husband: About RM 200,000.
C: Wah, that is about the cost of a piece of land or a house?
H: Yes, the cost of a house.
Don’t want to see my oncologist anymore
C: What did the doctor want you to do now?
P: I don’t want to do anymore chemo — so far not effective at all. I don’t want to go back and see my doctor anymore. I suffered when I did the previous chemo.
C: I understand. And are you still taking the Tamoxifen?
P: Yes, until yesterday.
CA Care Therapy
C: Who ask you to come here?
H: A friend from Jambi. He had lung cancer and came to see you. Followed your therapy and he is now well — healthy.
C: You need to know that there is NO cure for cancer. I cannot cure your breast cancer. I don’t want to mislead my patients about this. But if I can help you to live a healthy life without problem, then that may be possible. You cannot ask for more. The doctor said you can eat anything you like. No, I am going to tell you that you have to take care of your diet. You cannot eat anything you like. Keep to a healthy diet and lifestyle. What I can do is to try and help you but you must learn how to help yourself. As to how long you live, God decides.
In an earlier posting, Breast Cancer: Go for a mastectomy!we wrote about Jane, a 42-year-old Indonesian lady who had a lump in her breast. We requested her to go and see Dr. Y at Z hospital or Dr. C in D hospital. Jane first went to Dr. Y but he was not available and Jane proceeded to see Dr. C at D hospital. She did not have to wait long to see Dr. C. The next day, Jane had her mastectomy. Jane was discharged after two days in the hospital. However, she had to see her surgeon again every other day to ensure everything was okay.
After a week, Jane came back to see us again.
The following are the gist of our conversation.
Chris: Did the doctor talk to you nicely? Are satisfied the way he treated you?
Jane: Yes, good.
C: Did the doctor do another CT scan or biopsy before he operated on you?
C: How much was the total cost of your treatment?
J: Everything came to about RM 10,000.
C: Before you came here, you went to a hospital in Surabaya. Did you ask what it would cost you to do the surgery in Surabaya.
J: IDR 50 million – approximately RM 20,000.
C: Aside from the cost, which do you prefer – to do surgery in a Penang hospital or Surabaya hospital? Think about the cleanliness, the way things are done, etc.
J: I prefer Penang hospital.
C: I am real glad that we can help you choose the right doctor in the right hospital. I know from patients’ feedback that Dr C. who you went to is very competent to handle your case. He is also a nice person.
Let it be known that I do not know Dr. C or Dr. Y personally. Professionally yes, because I have sent many patients to see them and most of the time the feedback from our patients have been very positive. I do not earn any “referral fee” for sending patients to see these doctors. We spend time giving advice to patients without charge. The real reward we get is to see our patients happy and satisfied and are being attended to by competent and compassionate doctors. That is far more rewarding than money.
I am also glad to note that Dr. C did NOT perform a repeat CT scan or biopsy on Jane. I have also cautioned Jane to decline such procedures if asked to do so. The reason is simple. She had done all these in a hospital in Surabaya. So there is no reason why Jane had to be subjected to additional testing which would incur additional costs. Perhaps you may think it is to be expected or a logical thing — why repeat?
Unfortunately, not all hospitals are that “logical.” There was a case of an oncologist in Singapore who told a patient that he would NOT accept the results of the MRI she did a week ago in a Malaysian hospital. The patient must repeat the MRI in his hospital! What do you think of such an attitude? And what do you think of the result of the repeat? SAME! The effect on patient? Patient was left with a bigger hole in her bank account. And the tragedy of all is the end result — patient died after spending RM 500,000 for her treatment in Singapore.
Laura (not real name) is a 35-year-old Indonesian lady. In May 2014, she found lumps in her right breast and armpit. She consulted a doctor in Jakarta who told her not to worry. It was not dangerous! Not satisfied, Laura went to Singapore for a second opinion.
Laura was told that she had breast cancer. In Singapore she underwent an operation to remove both her breasts, followed by breast reconstruction. The total cost of these procedures came to about SGD 50,000.
The histopathology report showed that:
Nine out of twenty seven lymph nodes showed metastatic tumour, both intra and extranodal.
The tumours were positive for estrogen, progesterone and c-erb-B2.
Laura underwent six cycles of chemotherapy and this was done in Jakarta while 15 sessions of radiotherapy was done Singapore. After these treatments, Laura was put on Tamoxifen and she had been taking it up to this day.
Everything seems to go on well and Laura asked to return to Singapore every four months for routine checkup.
Someone in the United States then told Laura about CA Care. So in May 2016, Laura and her husband came to seek our help. We prescribed her some breast herbs besides telling her to take care of her diet.
Laura and her husband came back to see us again five months later, October 2016. She showed us the results of her recent blood test (29 September2016). Every parameter was within normal range except her CA 125 which was elevated to 48.1 (normal below 35.1). According to her husband this elevated reading could be because Laura did a PET scan before performing the blood test. Well, a good explanation for now!
However, what is most disturbing was that, a few days earlier, on 24 September 2016, Laura underwent an operation to remove an endometrial-endocervical polyp.
Chris: Did you ask the doctor why you have that polyp?
Laura: The doctor said it is the side effect of Tamoxifen that I am taking.
C: And you are still taking the Tamoxifen? You do not stop the Tamoxifen?
L: I am still taking Tamoxifen.
We reminded Laura and her husband to be aware of what she is doing! Tamoxifen had probably reared its ugly head and they don’t even realise the danger. You just need to read to be better informed.
Read what Dr. Janey wrote:
Treating cancer with a carcinogen!! Yes, you read that right … Tamoxifen is a carcinogen! I bet your doctor didn’t mention that to you?
Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) stated that no amount of Tamoxifen is safe with regards to its carcinogenic effect.
In California, the Carcinogenic Identification Committee voted unanimously in May 1995 to add Tamoxifen to their list.
Health Organisationfollowed in 1996 by officially designating Tamoxifen (along with 70 other chemicals) as a human carcinogen.
Even the pharmaceutical company, Zeneca, who promote and sell Tamoxifen, has had to confess that it is a liver carcinogen.
Tamoxifen is responsible for increasing the risks of cancer in the uterus and liver.
In addition, cancers of the 2ndbreast as well as cancer of the gastrointestinal tract have also been associated with Tamoxifen treatment.
You need to ask yourself if you consider it acceptable to try and suppress one cancer with a drug that puts you at risk of developing other cancers.
2015: Rose (not real name) is a 39-year-old Malaysian lady. She and her family came to seek our advice. Unfortunately, Rose is the third person in the family who had breast cancer. Rose’s mother had breast cancer and underwent surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. The treatments were done in Australia. She died. Then, Rose’s sister had breast cancer. After surgery she opted to take herbs and not follow her mother’s footstep. She is doing fine.
In early 2015, Rose was also diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy. This procedure was done in Australia. After the surgery, her Australian doctor put her on Tamoxifen, which is generally to be taken for 5 to 10 years. Unfortunately after some discussion, Rose’s husband (an Australian) decided that Rose should not to take herbs — go for the Tamoxifen instead. After all, this was what the medical doctor ordered anyway.
April 2016: Rose came to our centre again. This time alone. She told us that she had been taking the Tamoxifen for a year and had decided to stop that drug. Why? She suffered the following ill effects:
Hot flashes a few times a month and each episode lasted a few days.
Cramps of the legs and abdomen.
Nausea which came with the cramps.
Whitish vaginal discharge.
Forgetfulness which stressed her.
Rose also said she cannot get pregnant and she has no children yet. Also from her readings, she and her husband learned that Tamoxifen can cause another cancer — probably uterine cancer.
Chris: Did you go back to your doctor and ask what to do with the ill effects of Tamoxifen?
Rose: The doctor prescribed anti-nausea medication.
This is our advice to Rose: You and your husband will have to make the final decision whether you want to continue taking Tamoxifen or not. We would not participate in your decision.
In our book, Breast Cancer: Perspectives of Medical Science and Holistic Healing, we wrote:
Women on Tamoxifen may suffer from the following side effects:
Hot flashes as in menopause. About 50% of women may experience this.
Nausea and/or vomiting.
Vaginal dryness and/or discharge.
Depression and mood swings. It is still uncertain if this is directly due to Tamoxifen or other factors.
Loss of energy. This is similar to loss of energy in menopause.
Memory loss. There is still no clear evidence to attribute this effect directly to Tamoxifen.
Difficulty to concentrate.
Menstrual irregularity in pre-menopausal women.
Amenorrhea or absence of menstruation in pre-menopausal women.
Blood clotting problems. About 1% of women on Tamoxifen may experience blood-clotting problems. So women with thromboembolic diseases should not take Tamoxifen!
Blurred vision and eye damage. Six percent of women on Tamoxifen have ocular toxicity causing cataracts, abnormalities of the cornea or retina, blurred vision and also eye damage.
Triggers asthma attacks on some sensitive patients.
Perhaps the above side effects, although objectionable to many women, do not pose as a deep concern or fear as the possibility of inducing more cancers in other parts of the body after a prolonged intake of Tamoxifen.
Yes, Tamoxifen can cause new cancer in your body! Watch out for the next posting.
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