Bladder Cancer: What to do next?

Chris,

a)     30 June 2010 – diagnosed with bladder cancer.

b)     5 Jul 2010 – Found three cancer tumour and removed.

c)      26 Jul 2010 – Histology report indicated highly aggressive high grade cancer cell.

d)    Oncologist recommended another surgery to confirm Stage 1. If yes, next treatment would be BCG treatment. If move than Stage 1, surgery to remove bladder.

e)     Decided to stop all treatment

Current Situation
I feel great. No pain. More energy from the changed in diet. Sleep well. No bowels movement problem. I have bowel movements as frequent as I eat. Most of the time I eat one meal a day. I don’t get hungry since I changed to raw vegan diet.Generally I feel better than before. My high blood pressure used to be 150/90. now it is 120/80.

Reply: You may want to come and see me and discuss. Why don’t you want to go for medical treatment? Don’t take life easy. Come and see with all your medical reports.

Another e-mail
Well the oncologist was not very open. I asked her what the success rate was for BCG treatment. Treatment is done over 3 years. She said “DON’T KNOW”. When I pressed her many times (she was really pissed off by then) she eventually agreed on 50%. Started with 5% onwards (coaxed her to a definite number). She told me if I don’t do the BCG, the nature of the cancer cell will be back in three months and it will ten times worse.

By then I know a fair bit of BCG treatment. It is pretty uncomfortable process – use a catheter to introduce virus in your bladder and you get infected and hopefully the body immune system will kill the cancer cell along with the BCG virus. Need to do once every week for six weeks, then once per month over three years. Sounds like a dumb method to me since each treatment will compromise my immune system. All   this for a fifty percent chance! Alternative is to remove the bladder and put a stoma bag.

Three months later I made an appointment to see my oncologist in the hospital. I did not see her but managed to see another one who is more senior. This doctor was more friendly and took me through in a logical way.

1. I requested that they check my cancer status. They say standard operation procedures need to be followed. I need to go back into surgery to find out if it is Stage 1 or 2.

2. Ask her to scan and do blood test etc. She said it does not work. Only way is to cut or view with a camera. Since SOP needs to be followed, the only way is to cut again.

3. Ask her what happens if all is well now, i.e. no tumour. She said repeat process every three months, i.e. view with a camera.

4. Biopsy needs to be done only once. After a while I’ll get use to the catheter in my penis (woman talking!).

5. I did not turn up for the biopsy surgery.

I am very hesitant about allopathic medicine because I know it will kill me faster than the cancer.

I just buried a friend six months before I was diagnosed with cancer. Also in mid-February 2011, another gym kaki (buddy) also died. He was diagnosed with colon cancer about the same time as me and he decided on the hospital route. Now he is dead.

The problem I am facing is trying to get more info on this problem (cancer) and find out if I am on the right route. I am doing most of the things you suggested since July 2010.

1. I eat right
2. I sleep right
3. I stopped work (no stress now)
4. I do meditation
5. I do taiji (been doing this for 4 years)

I like to pay you a visit next week.

 

Bladder Cancer

I would like to know if there is still hope for my dad who is given a six-month-life after he was diagnosed with a Stage 4 cancer. The cancer started from the bladder. The bladder was removed (Stage 3) in September 2005. The doctor remove a bit of my dad’s lymph nodes (about 10 nodes) for test to see if the cancer has spread further but to our amazement that the result came back as negative.

Now the cancer has spread to his pelvis and there is a tumour on his lower abdomen. He is now very weak, has diarrhea on and off all the time and he has lost his appetite. The doctor suggested that my dad go for radiotherapy to shrink the tumour in his lower abdomen. The doctor said that chemotherapy will not prolong his life and it is not advisable.

Hope you be able to give us some opinion and advise. Thank you so much for reading this letter.

From Cervix to the Bladder

Dear Dr. Chris,

My name is CW. I’m South Sulawesi. I have spoken with you wife last night and she told me to sent you an email.

I want to ask an opinion about my mother condition. She suffers from cervix cancer. She first got her cancer in 2007 and she had chemo 6 times, brachytherapy 4 times, and then radiotherapy. After that her cancer was gone.

But in September 2008 we found out that her cancer returned. And the doctor predicted that her cancer had spread to her bladder wall so if she had to take an operation. She will have to loss her bladder also and carrying a catether for all her life. She don’t want that. So she tries alternatives way. The doctor also found out that from the tumor marker, there are something in her chest.

Until now we have seriously tried 2 alternative mehtods. A sinseh from Jakarta and fruit juice therapy. The result is quite interesting. The tumor marker in her cervix, CA 125 is up 15 points from 55 (check in September 2008) to 70 (check in May 2009). But her tumor marker in her lung was down from 150 to 40. I don’t know what that means.

I heard about Dr. Chris from your patient who lives in Bogor. His wife suffered from 2 types of cancer, mesothelioma and colon cancer. Her wife had died last Friday but he keeps recommending me to go to you.

Right know my mother has been hospitalized for 3 days because of bleeding. She suffers a great bleeding. The doctor predicted that the bleeding is from her cancer. Because of her bleeding, the ureter was block by her frozen blood. And this made her hard to pee. Her infection is also very high. Last time we check it was 60.000 (check in saturday). But the doctor predicted that this morning it has go down.

Her problems:
• Bleeding from her cancer that makes her body weak.
• She can’t pee. Today I will consult with an Urologist to figure out a way to solve this problem.
• She can hardly eat. She also finds it hard to drink. But we can work that out.
• Sometimes, she feels great pain in her cancer.
• Her stomach is full of gas.

She has been a vegetarian since she started the juice therapy.

I’m sorry to have come to you when my mother problem was uneasy to be handle. But any help from you would be very much appreciated. When my mother comes out from the hospital, I will go to Penang to see you. Thank you,