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Prostate Cancer Healed Naturally
In this book, I have presented 21 case reports of prostate cancer. Skeptics would say these are just anecdotal evidence and are of no scientific value. They are just stories, mere stories. I would not argue with them. Treat these stories any way you like. But I know for sure, these people that I have featured had felt the impacts of our therapy in one way or another. Most of them have benefited, but for some who have failed, I hope they know why they have failed.
What Patients Have Taught Me
In the Introductory chapter, I started off with the story of a desperate wife from a far away land. She was told that her husband was facing his imminent death. If he is lucky he would survive one to two years, otherwise nine months. I found what the oncologist told Joan and her husband, Tom, rather shocking and ridiculous. It is a destructive professional opinion. How could anyone go home and live the rest of his life in peace with a sword hanging over his head? Even if the case is serious enough to be true, is it really necessary to make such a remark? They would argue it is done in the name of honesty. I would say, these people might be brilliant in their respective professions but they fail in the art of human relationship. The frustration and helplessness of Joan had triggered the alarm bell within me that made me decide to write this book. I suddenly realized that I have to do my part to try and explain what I do when cancer patients come to me. Perhaps, by that I can help others who may be in similar situation like Tom.
In Chapter 2, I featured two stories. These two patients died because of their prostate cancer. Ask this question: Do they need to die from their cancer? I don’t think so but if they do, then not that soon. Since all of us have to die anyway, death is not an issue here. Cancer patients should know that they have options. Their choice determines their fate. You make the right choice, you live. You make the wrong choice, you die. That’s the message these two patients taught us. Let us be reminded again: More treatment does not make patients much better or any better! The opposite could be true.
Chapter 3 is about a 71-year-old patient who flew in from Singapore – a nation with top-class medical facilities. He was diagnosed with a rather early-staged prostate cancer. His doctors were rather honest enough to imply to that they do not know what would be the best treatment for him. To the patient this is most shocking. He has already received his first shock of a cancer diagnosis. He was again shocked to learn that the doctor was not sure what is best for him. Instead, the patient was asked to choose his treatment! Being a layman, how could he choose? If this is the way it is, perhaps a better option is to turn to alternative medicine, which is known to be non-invasive? This episode taught me the truth about state-of-the-art medical treatment for prostate cancer. My wife made this comment: With prostate cancer they admit that they don’t know enough to be able to deal with it effectively. But when it comes to breast cancer, they behave like they know enough – to mutilate, to poison and to burn women. Has this got to do with gender bias – because we are women and the people who treat breast cancer patients are mostly men? A good point raised – hail to women power!
Chapter 4 tells the story of a 74-year-old scientist. A PSA of 4.4 led him to do a biopsy, then a suggestion that he undergo radiation or surgery to treat his prostate cancer. Is treatment really necessary for a man of his age? Is Nat being over-diagnosed or over-treated like what is happening with patients in the United States today?
Except for a PSA of 4.4 or 5.0, Nat is otherwise a fit and normal person. We learn from Nat’s experience that the results of the PSA test are suspect. Different laboratory gives different result. Variation between laboratories can be as much as 0.4 which is rather sizeable, noting that PSA result comes with two decimal places (e.g. 4.76). I wonder, why try to pretend to be very precise when the laboratory can’t even return an accurate, repeatable result? Take another example – the case of Joe. In November 2008, his PSA was 10.8, in December it was 9.1 and in January 2009 it was 11.8. Based on Nat’s experience, I now learn to view such results with guarded skeptism. The dip of PSA in December to 9.1 could be a result of faulty analysis. The numbers did not make sense. This doubt is further reinforced by the fact that the December data was obtained from a different laboratory.
The lesson we can learn from this episode is that if our life is on the dotted line, know that we need to double-check what we are told. Question the test result, the biopsy result, the diagnosis, etc. Don’t take all these as gospel truths. There could be errors.
Chapter 5 is about a 58-year-old Max who had undergone a prostatectomy. Radiotherapy was a hassle having to travel up and down to the hospital. Why not get it removed once and for all and be done with it? I learned from patients’ experiences that you may think you are done with cancer, but cancer is not done with you yet. This is the main tragedy associated with cancer. In return for surgery, Max ended up with erectile dysfunction. Six years later he suffered biochemical failure – meaning the PSA started to rise indicating the probability of a recurrence which happened to 30 to 40 percent of people like him. At CA Care we warned people about recurrence but we find it difficult to get the message across, especially in situation where patients are doing well and not feeling anything bad happening to them. Further, Max has passed five years, the measure used by doctors to tell patients that they have been cured. At CA Care we tell patients to take care of their diet and not to take their health for granted for as long as they want to live. There is no such thing as a permanent cure in cancer. Perhaps, by living on healthy diet, we may be able to defer recurrence to a later date? I see that happen to many patients.
Chapter 6 tells the stories of three people. Bob was 74 years old. His PSA then was 6.2 and was on a rising trend. After being on our therapy, the PSA dropped to 4.6 and remained so. Two years later he decided to undergo radiotherapy. The doctor implanted radioactive seeds into his prostate. The PSA went down to 0.5 and he was told that it would stay around 1.0 afterwards. The question to ask is: Do you really need to be treated at all, considering that you are already 76 years old? Bob was satisfied and felt reassured with the drastic drop of his PSA. That is good. But he ended up with some problems after the treatment. Psychologically he felt ill-at-ease, knowing that there are bombs inside him. Hopefully, this is just a temporary feeling. Physically, Bob suffered urge incontinence, besides problem with his bowel movements. I guess that is the price one has to pay in exchange of that assurance. And for how long would that assurance last? No one can tell.
1. Foreword: Please help me.
2. In A Nut Shell: My patients, my teachers.
3. Rising PSA - What to Do Next?
4. Medical Options
5. The PSA Controversy
8. Intermittent Triple Androgen Blockage Therapy
9. A Great Let Down
10. An Ultimate Tragedy
11. Hormone and CA Care Therapy
12. More Healing Stories