Five Surgeries and 2 rounds chemo – still cancer spread
Dear Dr. Teo,
I have been browsing your website and find it most interesting, impressive and admirable for the work you are doing in helping and educating the unwell.
I am planning to bring my mother from KL for a visit to Cancer Care. We strongly believe in what you and others alike have been preaching with regards to allopathy, especially so when it comes to cancer.
After several surgeries and two rounds of chemo in the last 4 years, the disease never really gave us a break. Now, it’s back again just after surgery in Nov 2013. The doctors want us to consider chemo again to alleviate the effects (albeit temporarily, so-called “pro-long”).
If there was no pain involved, my mother would definitely not even consider chemo. It all started with CA-Ovary stage3C in 2010. After 5 surgeries since then and 2 rounds of chemo, the disease has metastasized, although, as far as we know, not to the liver, lungs, and kidney. The latest PET scan from March shows tumor at the pelvic floor(between vagina and rectum), abdomen and the neck area.
Out of the detected tumors in her body, it is the one at the pelvic floor that is causing her the most trouble, feelings of uneasiness and pain. The pain as described by her is like something trying to push out from inside. She has to take pain-killers everyday to drown out the pain, else, she would be in tears trying to control it.
We understand that there is no cure for cancer. A consultation/diagnosis by you would be invaluable, as we really do not want to damage the body further with chemo. Her blood-test results look good(at least to us) and the reading that causes alarm is the consistently rising CA markers over a two month period.
She has been following a strict vegetarian diet and has stopped using salt, sugar and oil with her food.
I believe that meeting you will provide some relief and help ease the tension and anxiety that my mother is going through. As shown on your website, visiting hours are on Fridays and Sundays only. I will bring her in to meet you on either one of these days………this week! It is also mentioned that consultation is on a “first come first served” basis, how early does the queue usually start?
Sorry for the long email, looking forward to meeting you and learning.
Thank you very much for the work that you do.
Reply: No worry…. bring the medical reports and scan …don’t worry I shall see all patients who come.