Friday, July 24, 2009

Surgery and Radiotherapy no cure for An Tee

Dear blogger and casual reader,
This is to let you know that we have uploaded this case report:

Surgery and Radiotherapy Did Not Cure Cervical Cancer: Recurrence After Twelve Years

An Tee was fifty-five years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This was in 1996.She underwent surgery to remove the cancer and this was followed by twelve external-radiation treatments. In addition, she received internal-radiation treatment. Ten years after this “apparent cure” An Tee started to cough. Her doctor did not consider anything amiss and she was told everything was alright. In August 2006, i.e., twelve years after her diagnosis, An Tee was told that her kidney was not functioning well. A CT scan of the chest indicated both lungs were studded with numerous nodular lesions.

An Tee had been on the herbs for the past 9 months. Then at about 7.30 a.m., 15 June 2009, our phone rang. We were told An Tee had just expired. The only daughter in my grandfather’s family was lost to cancer. In spite of this loss, we were glad that at the end, An Tee did not suffer any pains. At the later stage of her illness, An Tee became breathless and she had to use oxygen mask to help her breathe better. That was about the only discomfort she had.

I flew home to be with An Tee’s family during this time of grief. Her face looked sweet and natural. This image remained imprinted in my mind. Above all, everyone in the family remained grateful that she died without any pain or suffering, that is so typical of many cancer deaths. When her time came, she took two deep intake of air that morning and she passed off.

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Its ME said...

I am sad to learn about An Tee's premature death under the hands of 'sick'care systems in the country. Unlike many of its predecessors, "Hippocraic Oaths": Medicine and its Discontents, on the ills of present medicine is not so much a polemic as a balanced and highly personal search for the reasons why a profession that has achieved so much for the benefits of patients during my lifetime is now at such a low ebb.

I concentrate much of my attention on the rise of consumerism and with it the inexorable rise of political interference and control in matters which i see as best belonging to the profession.

This blogger knows his subject intimately, writes beautifully and is very very angry.

As a doctor, it is not often that I read as clear and thoughtful an analysis of the medical profession and the National Health Service as that given in this blog . . . a brilliant analysis of modern medicine.

Thanks for posting the water cure protocol formula...keep up the good blog.

Its ME said...

An Tee was asked to undergo chemotherapy. She and her entire family refused and opted for herbs instead.


1. From the internet, I learned that lung metastasis due to cervical cancer occur in less than five percent of patients at presentation, 20 to 30 percent at autopsy. This metastatic cancer is staged as 4B – a serious condition indeed.

2. It is also said that women who survive cervical cancer face a higher risk for developing other cancers in the days ahead. This is even more so in survivors who had been treated with radiotherapy. In this case, besides serious lung metastasis, An Tee’s right kidney had failed – a side effect of radiotherapy done many years ago.

3. This case once again demonstrated what we at CA Care have been telling patients: Don’t be complacent. Cancer may recur anytime. Always be on the watch. Listen carefully to what your body is telling you.

4. In this case, An Tee had been having chronic coughs for the past three years before a CT scan was done. In spite of consulting her doctors every now and then, none of her doctors ever had the “fore sight” to examine her chest! Perhaps many around her were “blinded”, believing that since she had survived five years, she was “cured” of her cancer. There is no scientific basis for this erred perception. The number “five” is an arbitrary figure. So being able to live past five years does not mean the cancer is gone forever. Patients must not be misled by this untruth.

5. Dr. David Johnson, deputy director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center thinks that: “The five-year benchmark becomes a balm for doctors or patients who find the unpredictability of their situation intolerable. Physicians are reluctant to say cancer might recur, so they would rather us these terms like – OK, in five years you’ll be cure.”

6. This case highlighted another inadequacy of cancer medical treatment, as articulated by Dr. Barry Boyd, director of Integrative Oncology program, Greenwich Hospital, Yale Cancer Center: “Many doctors don’t bother to counsel their patients after treatment. Once cancer treatment is completed, most patients are left on their own to cope with the rest of their lives. This is what I call falling off the cliff. Patients are left in free fall.” Dr. Boyd went on to say that: “In addition to the best medical care possible, nutrition, exercise and stress reductions are absolutely necessary to make your cancer treatment more effective and prevent cancer’s return.”

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