CANCER STORY: Success & Hard Truth

Breast Cancer: She Died

Even After Multi-Million-Dollar-Medical Bill


We spent the last weekend of February 2011 in Singapore. Actually the trip was to attend a church wedding ceremony of a friend’s daughter. At the same time we had the privilege of being “pampered” by the hospitality of Im’s brother, who lives in Singapore. He put us in a hotel in Raffles City. We could see the amazing city of Singapore from our room on the 54th floor.  We took time to window-shop. Through the glass ...

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Breast Cancer: Ilani’s Message

Learn from my mistake, do not go for chemo


KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 24, 2011): The chairman of the Committee to Promote Inter-Religious Understanding and Harmony, Datuk Ilani Isahak, died today after fighting against breast cancer for the past five years. Ilani, 58, breathed her last at about 6 a.m. at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUKM).  Source:

The Star reported: Interfaith Relations Working Committee chairman Datuk Ilani Isahak died after a three-year battle against breast cancer.  Ilani had been ...

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Breast Cancer: Medically “Cured” By Herbs

But What Could Have Happened If She Continued With Chemotherapy?


NAM (T225) was 49 years old when she discovered a lump in her left breast. A tru-cut biopsy in April 2005 indicated invasive ductal carcinoma, Grade 2. She subsequently underwent a surgery at a government hospital. The HPE confirmed infiltrating ductal carcinoma. One of the axillary lymph node was positive for cancer.

On 25 May 2005, NAM underwent one cycle of chemotherapy using FEC (5-FU, Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide).  She suffered total hair ...

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Removing Breast Lump: How much does it cost?

Different Surgeons, Different Approaches and Different Costs of Surgery


CR (S-19) is a 73-year-old female from Indonesia. Sometime in June 2011, she felt a lump in her left breast. In August 2011, she came to a private hospital A in Penang for consultation. A breast specialist saw her, did an ultrasound and told her that she had a 3 cm mass in her breast. CR had to undergo a biopsy to determine if it was a cancer. CR was not agreeable ...

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This Is What We Often Encounter

Failed Medical Treatment, Healing Crisis after Herbs, Bad Diet and Family Problems


Part 1: Failed Medical Treatment

CE is a 56-year-old lady. She lives in Penang, down the road where our centre is.  Sometime in March 2010 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. No operation was ...

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Breast Cancer Recurrence

Choosing the Road to Disaster


Mary (not real name) was a forty-six year-old lady. She was diagnosed with right breast cancer in October 2004 and underwent a mastectomy. She was asked to undergo chemotherapy but declined, preferring to follow the CA Care Therapy. She was started on the herbs: Capsule A & B, LL-tea, Liver-P and Breast M on 28 November 2004. She was doing very well while on our therapy. On 28 November 2006 we interviewed Mary about her health. ...

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Breast Cancer: Herceptin and Brain Metastasis

She Might Have Won Many Battles But Ultimately She Lost Her War

The thick file of SA laid buried on my table for the past three years. Perhaps I should write her story. May be some patients can learn some lessons from her tragic experience.

SA’s problem started in 2006 when she felt a pea-sized, painless lump in her left breast.  She went to Singapore for evaluation.

Bilateral mammograms on 6 March 2006 showed an irregular solid mass, measuring 29.4 ...

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Breast Cancer Went Wild

After Surgery, Chemo-Radiotherapy. E-Therapy Helped Relieve Her Pains


Eva (not real name) was 33 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery at a hospital in Hong Kong in June 2009.

The histopathology reports indicated the following:

1.  Left breast mass at 1 o’clock – excision

Diagnosis: Fibroadenosis, Fibroadenoma.

Right breast mass at 1 o’clock, lumpectomy.

Diagnosis: Infiltrative ductal carcinoma, grade 2. No sentinel lymph node metastasis (0/14).

Tumour size: 1.1 + 0.6 cm.

Resection margins clear.

Positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors, highly proliferative activity. ...

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No chemo or radiation for me!

Two Friends Died After Medical Treatments: Same Cancer, Same Doctor and Same Hospital. 

WC (E112) is a 59-year-old lady. Sometime in December 2012 she discovered a lump in her left breast. A mammogram on 26 April 2013 showed a 2.4 x 3.4 x 5 cm irregular and poorly marginated, hypoechoic mass. The appearance is compatible with carcinoma. Left axillary and left infraclavicular lymphadenopathy noted (size 6 mm – 2.5 cm).


CT ...

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Does chemotherapy and radiotherapy make sense?

Jane (not real name, H-237) was 43 years old when she found a lump in her right breast in mid-2009. Then the lump “disappeared.”  In October 2009, she “found” the lump again. She went to her GP doctor who examined her and said there was nothing amiss. But to be “safe” she was asked to go and see a specialist.

A mammogram was done – there was nothing. But USG showed a 1.2 cm lump. A biopsy was performed confirming that ...

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Stroke Disabilities Vanished Within Three Days

Pak Nias (not real name) is a 55-year-old man from Nias Island, situated about 125 km west ofSumatra on the Indian Ocean. Some years ago the tsunami swept through this island and caused much destruction. As a result of an earthquake that followed, Pak Nias’ house collapsed and he and his wife were trapped in the rubbles. Their bones were broken and they were excavated to a hospital in Medan for emergency treatment.

Before this tsunami, Pak Nias had a stroke in October 2002, and arising from ...

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Nasi briyani – landed in hospital

The e-Therapy helped her again!

June vomited and had to be hospitalized. Two hours before June vomited she was in perfect health. Her problem started after she ate a packet of nasi briyani.

Intially she was told by her doctors that her problem was due to urine infection. Later the doctors said that based on their experiences this is a recurrence of her cancer.

June was asked to undergo chemotherapy immediately. She declined. After ten days in the hospital, June was discharged and ...

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e-Therapy Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis

My former college mate brought his family for a holiday in Penang. I took this opportunity to have them over for dinner at my home. That was on 3 December 2010. The next morning all of them visited our CA Care centre. This was when something amazing happened!

For the past many years, my buddy’s wife (let’s call her Ani, 59 years old) has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor’s medication did not help her. Each day she moves around with much ...

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Bone Cancer: Six Months to Live

Yet Ten Years Have Passed He is Still Fine

Raju (not real name), a male of 66 years, suffered from cancer of an undetermined origin. The cancer had spread to his backbone. His spine, T8, was eroded. His case was referred to two specialists overseas but no one was able to determine where the origin was. Raju had undergone chemotherapy but he gave that up after one cycle. He had six radiation treatments after which he remained confined to the deck ...

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Brain Cancer: She Was in a Coma


Daisy (not real name), then a 21-year-old female, presented with vomiting and headaches. A CTscan indicated obstructive hydrocephalus. Her condition returned to normalcy after the installation of V-P shunts. Barely one and a half years later Daisy suffered a relapse. Subsequent imaging indicated tumors in the brain and this was diagnosed as pineoblastoma. Daisy was in a coma and had to be warded in the intensive care unit of the hospital. Medically she was written off. Doctors told her parents to ...

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Two-Month Old Baby with Neuroblastoma

Stage IV – Three to Six Months to Live


Baby is a 2-month-old female. Sometime in May 1999, the doctor felt swelling in her abdomen. She was however, not in pain or showed any symptoms. On 27 May 1999, an ultrasound was done and the radiologist report was as follows:

There are multiple hypodense lesions in both lobes of the liver of varying sizes. The liver is enlarged.

Conclusion: This features are suggestive of multiple metastasis. Patient would need further CT abdomen or ...

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Cervical Cancer: You Can Give Me Anything

Except Chemo or Radiotherapy


Yin was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix in 1999. This was followed by an operation. Since everything was clean, no further treatment was indicated. Barely four years later, in August 2003,Yin suffered severe pains in her backbone. A bone scan indicated metastasis, involving the left scapula and T10 vertebra. An MRI of the spine indicated compression fracture of T8 and T9 and mild bulges of L3/4, ...

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After Two Surgeries and Chemotherapy

He Turned to Herbs and Live


Dass is a 46-year old male. He had problems of irregular bowel movements. Sometimes he had to empty his bowels twice a day, sometimes once every two to three days. The stools were often hard and caused pains. Eventually, he lost his appetite. The food seemed unable to go down the stomach, and even eating a bit of food made him feel full.

Dass had dragged ...

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Chemotherapy as Insurance

What A Foolish Idea


On 29 July 2001, 9.30 p.m., I was on the phone talking to a lady from England. Her Malaysian-born sister had colon cancer sometime in March 1999. She underwent an operation. The doctor in UK said that since the cancer was at its early stage (Duke’s 2), there was no need for her to do any chemotherapy. Not satisfied, she came to Singapore to see another oncologist. Because she was still young (46 years old) the oncologist recommended chemotherapy. This would be <em>safer</em> ...

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A Healing Story from France

In June 2007 we received an email from Fil (not real name) from France. He wrote to seek help for his 77-year-old father, Jak (note real name) who had been diagnosed with colon cancer. Five years before his cancer diagnosis the doctor had told Jak that something was not right with his brain. He very often suffered vertigo.

Jak’s problem started with severe bleeding while in the toilet. ...

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