Archive for '12 Radiotherapy'

Yee Died

After Extensive and Costly Medical Treatments


Life on earth is a living experience. Let the death of Yee be a valuable lesson for many others who come after her.

Yee was 40 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2005. She underwent a mastectomy. It was a Stage 2 disease with no lymph node involvement. The tumour was 3 x 2 x 2 cm in size.

After surgery, Yee received ...

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Better to Die Than to Suffer



May (not real name) was a 55-year-old lady. Her husband had died of a heart attack three years before, at the age of 62. May was diagnosed with right breast cancer in 2000. She underwent a mastectomy followed by six cycles of chemotherapy. After that she was put on tamoxifen.  Three years later, the ...

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Took Herbs and Changed Her Diet

Her sister died after medical treatment


Chau (not real name) is a 43-year old female from Johor. She had a lump in her right breast. A biopsy indicated cancer and subsequently she underwent a mastectomy. Chau was indeed in a dilemma when she came to see us. Her 47-year-old sister also had breast cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and within a year was dead. Chau was under intense pressure ...

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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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Brain Cancer: Surgery and Radiotherapy. Died

Lee (T633) was a 35-year old female. Since age fifteen, she had suffered from migraine headaches. The attack came once a month or once in two months. In July 2007 her headaches became more serious and too frequent to be comfortable. The migraine attack came two to three times a week. The pains in the head moved from one position to another. She lost her appetite, was dizzy and vomited. Sometimes she vomited blood.

She went to see a doctor (GP) ...

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Surgery and Radiotherapy

Did Not Cure Cervical Cancer: Recurrence After Twelve Years


Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect the female reproductive organs. It occurs at the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. About 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and nearly 4,000 (or 36.4%) die from it. Worldwide it is estimated that there are 473,000 cases of cervical cancer each year and 253,500 women (or ...

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Cancer Recurred

After Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy


Tahe (M319), a 75-year-old male from Bogor, Indonesia started smoking since the age of eighteen. In 2000 he underwent a heart by-pass surgery. In 2005 he had flu-like symptoms and had difficulty in breathing. These problems persisted for about three months. He then went to a hospital in Jakartaand was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). He was put on TB drugs. However, after taking medication for a week he had more coughs. Not satisfied, he went to a private hospital in Singapore.

Tahe, his ...

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PSA down to 0.3 – Bye, Bye Radiotherapy


Sam was given two options: One, to receive hormonal injection every three months. Or two, to undergo an orchidectomy – i.e. to remove the testes. On the advice of his doctor friend, he opted for the latter, i.e. removal of both his testes. After the surgery, his doctor asked him to undergo 35 times of radiation treatment. This would cost RM 23,000.

Sam (not real name, H328) is 61 years old. He had been enduring urination problems for the past one ...

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Radiotherapy Was Hell


Jack, a 52-year-old male, was diagnosed with Stage 2 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in December 2002. He underwent thirty-five radiation treatments, but these did not cure him. He suffered a recurrence eight months later.

Q: When were you diagnosed with NPC?

A: December 2002. I was diagnosed as being at the beginning of Stage 2.  There was no surgery or chemotherapy. I only had radiotherapy. I had thirty-five radiation sessions in a private hospital. My treatment started around Christmas and finished by March ...

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Most of the Time It Cannot Cure Cancer!


John Cairns, professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health, wrote:

  • The majority of cancers cannot be cured by radiation because the dose of x-rays required to kill all the cancer cells would also kill the patient.

References: Ralph Moss, The cancer industry.

Scientific American 253:51-59, Nov. 1985.


 False Sense of Security

Radiotherapy … ...

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Brain-Lung Cancer: No chemo or radiation for me


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