Dear Dr Teo,
I am KK from Batam, Indonesia.
My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer yesterday and I came across your blog while searching to understand the disease last night.
Here’s some details of her condition:
My mother (77 years old), has been feeling some pain in the left side of her lower abdomen for slightly more than a month. She has seen three GP at Tanjung Pinang. As she has also experiencing constipation since last week, I brought her to Johor and we consulted a gastroenterologist. The doctor recommended a colonoscopy and it was performed yesterday morning. The result is not good. We saw a huge tumor, 4 cm in length, at 17 cm from the rectum. We were immediately booked to see a surgeon who advised us to have an operation as soon as possible, for fear that the tumor might grow to completely block the intestine within few days or weeks. The surgeon also mentioned that judging from the invasiveness of the growth, chemotherapy is likely needed after the operation.
We had a family meeting this afternoon, and my siblings suggested that we go to Singapore tomorrow to get a second opinion.
We understand that my mother might not be able to withstand the chemotherapy. So we do not plan to let her suffer thru the chemo after reading and hearing so much about the adverse side-effects. We plan to bring my mother to visit Dr Teo and seek your help to treat her.
However, we have one concern. The part of the intestine with the tumor has almost been blocked, leaving just a hole of the size of the little finger.
We’d like to seek your advice:
- How many days after taking the herbs and following the diet and other instructions you are going to give, can we expect to see the tumor start to shrink? My fear is that the intestine will get fully blocked before the herbs take effect.
- In your opinion, which is better for my mother, is it going thru the operation first before taking herbs, or do not go for operation at all but start immediately taking the herbs.
- Is there any other thing you think will be useful to share with me?
Dr Teo, thank you for reading my email and I’m looking forward to hear from you. I have read quite a bit of your blog and thanks for the information with hope you have been sharing online.
Reply: You can go for the operation …. after the operation …rest for 2 weeks and then can take the herbs.
Thanks Dr Teo for your prompt reply. Will keep in touch with you.
Dear Dr Teo,
My mom has a colon cancer removed and she was discharged 4 days ago on Sunday. According to her surgeon, her cancer is stage 3 because cancer is found in some part of the lymphatic system. We are very concerned and would like to make a trip to see you as soon as possible. Will it be possible for us to have a consultation with you this Friday. Thank you.
Reply: Come on any day next week from Monday to Friday at 11 a.m.