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Brain Cancer from the US: Question about herbs for pineocytoma

Hello Dr. Teo,

I recently read your article, dated several years ago, about arresting pineocytomas using herbs.  I very much enjoyed reading your article due to the fact that I too have one.  I have explored almost every possibility for treatment except for surgery, which would be my last resort.  My cytoma is currently 13mmx11mmx11mm, so not as large as the patient in the article, but is beginning to cause daily issues.

What I was hoping you might be able to share with me is what herbs did you recommend for the patient in your article?  I am open to herbals and actually prefer herbals to any other form of treatment, unless absolutely necessary.

I do hope this email reaches you.  It has been some time since you wrote the article and I was so impressed how much you give back to helping people.  Your expertise is truly one of a kind.   Thank you so much for any further information you may be able to share.  Take care.


Reply: Where are you from? 

Hi Dr. Teo,
I’m in the US.

Brain Cancer

Dear Dr. Teo,

My brother is diagnosed with brain tumor glioma stage 3 and inoperable due to the location.

Currently, the doctor insist to do radiotherapy and chemo but we have not done yet. Let us know if you need any medical reports to send over you through email prior our visit to your center to seek your kind assistance in our hard time? Many thanks for your attention and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Reply: No need to send — just come and see me with all the reports and scan.

Thank you for your fast response Dr Teo. Due to my brother’s condition, he is not able to travel this time round.

However, I will be coming instead to represent him. Currently, we are making our travel arrangement either by this weekend or earlier next week. Do we need to setup any appointment with you and kindly advise the center operation hours. Many thanks for your attention and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Reply: No need to bring patient…yes, come when I am around — Monday to Friday at 11 am.



Brain Cancer from UK

Dear Chris,

I read with interest your paper on the child treated with herbs and impact on the pineocytoma. Unless I’m mistaken the paper doesn’t mention which herbs that were used. Are you able to say?

The reason for asking is that at the age of 49 I was recently diagnosed with this tumour type following surgery and biopsy. I am currently looking at different approaches to try and shrink the tumour in order to avoid further surgery for a total resection.

If you could let me know further details of the herbs that would be great.

Thank you

Reply: Where are you from?

I am in the UK. I have brother in law in China  who will be visiting the UK in July.

Reply: I am sorry I cannot help patients from faraway places.

Sarcoma ……. Can we cure you?

Dear Mr Chris,




The content of this long email has been removed … because the writer objected to this posting.

But the message to those reading this  must be made clear ……

Those of you who write e-mail to me —– know that your email will be posted in this website. It is a waste and pity to just delete or junk your email. There are many lessons we can learn from your experiences.

Of course your personal details with be withheld … only your story or misadventure will the revealed. This is to share the writer’s problem with others … so that others may benefit from your “misadventure.” Learn from the mistakes of others. But if you are not prepared to share …. CA Care is not a place to come for help or to write to.

Also don’t ask us for the address of other patients … for you to interview or grill them …. it is not ethical for us to discuss their identity. If you don’t want to share, don’t expect others to share or help you!

Reminder: No need to write long e-mail. And don’t set your precondition before you want to come and see us. If you want things done the easy way, better that you go and find someone “next door” to help you.

Even if you come, know that I cannot cure your cancer. We don’t offer any magic bullet. 

Lung – Bone – Brain Cancer from Semarang

Dear Dr. Chris,

My Name is Na. My father, 54 years old had lung cancer in the stadium 4. Carsinoma Scuamous Cell already spread in all over my father’s lung. The worse thing is that the cancer already metastased into the brain and his kidney. what already informed by neural specialist was the cancer in his brain was very near to the rod’s brain, so small infection will be very serious.

My fathers condition is very weak, couldnt wake up. Last treatment from doctor was to make him in better condition and to give chemotherapy/radiation. Due to his condition its not possible and our family also think that it will take too much risk for him. One doctor advised to get Iressa/Tarceva but its still not quaranteed and very expensive and surely its have side effect.

We are already searching all over sources, we try to get alternative herbal medicine but none seems to make him better.

Now, we kindly ask your help to give your advise to make him at least getting better or life longer. Any advise from you is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much doctor. 

Reply: Where are you from? Can you come and see me with all the medical reports ..no need to bring the paitents.

Dear dr. Chris,

I am come from Indonesia. I would  go there to see you, but i must accompany my father in his critical time. The neural specialist said that he must going trough the 10 days phase of critical time which will end at next friday.

Is it possible to send the data through email? Any other option that we can do rather than flying there?
If the only option i must go there, then should i make the appointment? I just cant be far away from my dad long time, leaving him suffering only accompany by my mother that is also weak & crying all time. I am sorry that i must tell you this doc.

Thank you very much for your response doctor.

Reply: Indonesia —where?

Dear dr. Chris,

We live at Semarang, Central Java. Is there any branch in Indonesia that we can contact?


Lung Cancer Spread to Brain from Hong Kong

Dear Dr. Teo,

I am M. My father, 59, was diagnosed of lung cancer in Nov 2011. He immediately had an operation in Nov 2011, and started the chemo and radiation therapy in Jan 2011. The treatment ended in Aug 2011 and his cancer index was kept at a low level after the treatments.

However, he was diagnosed of a tumor in his brain this week (July 2013), which is around 1″ in size, and it’s pressing onto his nerves. He’s still waiting to do a scan in the hospital again before the doctor can advise whether he has to undergo surgery or radiation therapy.

I am writing to seek your advice as one of my friends referred you to me saying herbs help. I am not very familiar with herbs treatment, and would like to seek your advice and have more information about it.

Please kindly advise how to help my father. Really looking forward for the feedback soon from you. Thank you very much for your help.

Thanks and Regards,

Reply: Go to http://www.CancerCareMalaysia.com or http://www.CACare.com

Dear Dr Teo,

Thanks for your quick response. I have read your stories online before emailing you.

My family and I live in Hong Kong, if we would like to seek more advise from you, do we need to come to Malaysia? Pls advise. Thanks,

Comatose Patient from Korea

Dear Chris,

I’ve read an article from below URL about a comatose patient with Pineoblastoma.

Below case sounds just like my beloved patient who is currently under comatose and has the same pineoblastoma.I would like to ask if the same herbal treatment could be used for our case?

We are currently in Korea and the family is not able to visit your center in person. But would there be a way to get these herbs? I do not know the process of how to go about this. It would be great if you could provide me with some suggestions. Thank you. Regards.

Reply: Thanks for writing and I am sorry for this delay …my wife and I were away in China and we just came back 2 days ago — to face a lot of patients and long list of emails to reply. I am sorry that it is extremely difficult for me to take of patients from far away country. Please rad what I wrote in www.cacare.org below:

For those who ask for help on line

Thank you very much for writing to us about your problem. We fully understand the need to find alternative methods when medical science has failed. CA Care exists because of this need. In the past we did try to help cancer patients via the net. But our experience showed that we failed miserably. It did not work out.

To be useful to cancer patients:

I need to see patients personally or at least a family member who knows exactly the problem. I need to talk to them and assess their problems face to face. By seeing the patients, I might be able know what was wrong with them. Then I need to see all the medical reports and scans – blood test results, USG, MRI, CT or PET scan.  It is only after this study and dialogue that I know exactly what to do and prescribe the herbs. There are over 100 types of herbal teas that we specially formulated for cancer patients and they are specific for each problem. So to get the best from our experience means we just cannot do things on line.

After patient takes the herbs, I would need them to come back again after a week or two for me to assess the effectiveness of the herbs. If there is a need to I may have to add or subtract certain herbs.

By meeting and talking to patients and know what they eat, how they live, etc. I would be able to know what has gone wrong and suggest changes.

Cancer is a complex problem that involves both physical and mental aspects. Taking herbs alone is no magic. We have to do more than that – change of lifestyle, mental attitude, diet etc.

The above is nothing new. Patients need to be physically present to get help from their medical doctors. Every patient knows that. The same applies to CA Care. This is even more necessary knowing that almost all patients who come or write to us are medically failed cases – they are generally at the end stage where their doctors cannot meaningfully help them anymore. So at CA Care, I need to be more serious and more committed than just reading emails and trying to play god.

I hope you understand through this short explanation that it is extremely hard for me to help patients who live in foreign countries. I have tried this for some years and my experience showed me that at the end of it all, it is just a waste of effort and also a waste of money on your part. It is most frustrating indeed for me.

If you have read our articles in the websites: http://www.cacere.com or http://www.cacare.org or http://www.CancerCareMalaysia.com patients do experience miraculous healing. You will note that these patients (or a family member) come here and we do the therapy together. That is the reason why they succeed. I need to see patients every now and then to know what is going on.

I don’t want to be negative.  I understand that you need help but I must be sincere and honest to myself too. In my heart I know there are times and situations when I just cannot help. The problem is beyond me to solve. And I also know that I cannot solve everybody’s problem in this world. I have been working very hard every day to help cancer patients and I know in my heart that I can do that much and no more.

But please don’t give up. If you open up your heart and mind, you will know that there are also alternative healers in your own country. Why don’t you try them? Ask around and you may find one. I am sorry for being unable to help.

Eighteen Months Old from Bangalore, India

Hello Chris,

I was going through some articles about chemotherapy and came across your  websitewww.cancercaremalaysia.com. After going through the website I have got a new hope for my daughter.

Please find the attached files of MRI images, MRI report & biopsy report of my 18 months daughter.

The first symptoms were about a month back when her blinking of both the eyes was uneven. She used to blink her right eye less as compared to left eye & had lot of tears flowing through right eye. When consulted our pediatric, he first thought it might be due to some infection. He prescribed neusporin. After 4-5 days, her tears stopped & even she stopped blinking her right eye. By then her mouth was little deviated in the right side. When consulted my pediatric he doubted Right facial nerve palsy & suggested a neurologist. Neurologist also doubted the same, prescribed some vitamin syrups & told it’ll be cured in 6 weeks.

We consulted another neurologist for second opinion & he suggested for MRI scan. We got MRI Contrast & brain stem tractography scan done on 05 July. In MRI scan we got the tumor near brain stem (Large Pontine glioma). I’ve attached couple of photos & MRI report. By this time my daughter was not able to walk straight. Her balance was more towards left side & she often fell while walking. Even her head is tilted to left side. 

We also consulted a neurosurgeon, Dr. Rao, who agreed to do a biopsy to check the tumor. Biopsy was done on 11 July & I’ve attached Biopsy report. /biopsy report says its ependymoblastoma.

Post biopsy, her blinking of the eye still persists & even her neck is still tilted towards left. She is still not able to walk & she is still recovering from biopsy operation.

Dr. Rao had referred to Dr. Patil, oncologist, where they suggest Chemotherapy. I’ve attached Pathalogist report of HCG hospital also dated 24 July. Report says its CNS primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).

I am not sure which stage is the tumor is in. Since today morning she is not able to sit properly. She needs support sit. She is not having control on her neck & her left eye is not aligned with right eye (the retina of left eye moves separately & right eye retina moves separately). She is feeling uneasy n wants to be on bed sleeping all the time. These all are additional symptoms to the existing old ones.

My wife and I are not in favor of chemotherapy. But looking at her symptoms all my relatives are suggesting me to go in for chemotherapy & even my doctor is telling me take decision quickly.

Please help me out as am not able to take a decision about my daughter’s life.

If u suggest, I can come down to Penang. Thank You.

Reply: Where are you from? And she is only 18 months old? It would be very, very hard for her to drink all those bitter and smelly herbal tea.

Hello sir,
Thank you for the quick reply. I am from Bangalore, India.I went through your interactions with patients and I somehow feel your medication would help us out. I do understand that the medicine would be bitter and smelly, but I feel that would be much better than going through painful chemotherapy. Please suggest us on this. My doctor is insisting for chemo from Monday or Tuesday and has asked to get chemo port put in by Monday. I really don’t want her to go through that painful procedure. Pls suggest us at the earliest. I can fly to your place whenever reqd. Thank you once again. Regards.

Reply: Thanks for your email. It is indeed very hard for me to advise what to do exactly. It is trying to choose between the deep blue sea and the devil. We cannot know what is the best course of action. And I have to be very frank with you because I don’t want to mislead you.

I would not have any hesitation if your daughter is a bit older. Last night I had a young boy with leukemia and I believe he benefited from our herbs …but for a one plus … I really don’t know.

I also know what chemo is a disaster. There is no future at all. Even if it helps now it is going to be more cancer in the future. There was a young Indian girl who came, she had radiation and that killed her.

But if you think I can help, you can come and see me. Bring all the MRI and medical reports and we discuss. But also remember that we can only try out best.

There is R from India whose son-in-law flew in from New Delhi. The doctor gave up on him. He took the herbs and scan showed he got better. That’s amazing but he is an old man, not a one plus.

Please think seriously if you really need to come and see me.

Hello Dr. Chris,
We have thought upon this and have decided to go in for ur medication. Now I have checked with my friends and have come across my college classmate who stays in KL. She can come down to your place with all reports and maybe I can speak to you over the phone then. Please let me know if we have any other options. Thank you.

Brain Tumour – Tennis Ball Sized

Dear Chris,

A good day to you. My name is U and I came across your website while searching for information on brain tumour. My father just went for a MRI scan and diagnosed with growth in the brain. The growth is in the size of a tennis ball. The doctor suggested biopsy but we are not keen in doing that?

How can we go on about this ? Do you have a centre in KL? Thank you in advance for your time. Best Regards,

Metastatic Brain Cancer

Dear Dr Chris,

I’m from Jakarta-Indonesia. My Mom, 62 –year-old was diagnosed with Brain Tumour (Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma). She has already undergone a tumor operation (the biggest is in her right side, two other is small and inside the brain) at L Hospital, Penang, by Dr. X, brain surgeon.

Unfortunately after the surgery, my mom had complications, so for almost three weeks she was in CCU. She hardly could breathe and see at first, then CCU doctor, Dr. Y suggested to make a ventilator in her throat so she can breathe easily, but still helped by a machine (70%). Meanwhile Dr A assigned Dr Z to help shrink my mom’s left tumor near her brain because the tumor keeps pushing her neuro-system which makes her unable to see, move and breathe. So Dr Z gave 10-15 times of radiation. After the radiation, my mom can now breathe using regular oxygen and move to regular room.

Since she moved to regular room, Dr X assigned neurologist Dr S to help my mom physiotherapy so she can move her body part and sit, because my mom still sleeps in bed. Dr Z said he can’t start treatment if my mom’s condition is still weak. Her right body part cannot really move unlike the left side, and now she is using ventilator with 2 liter oxygen per day.

My mom is almost a month in L Hospital. Now we run out of finance. Dr Z suggested that we bring my mom home and make sure there is neurologist who can handle my mom in Jakarta. After she gets better, she can start the treatment.

With this letter, I really need your help. What should we do with my mom?  Now, she is still in L Hospital and is being taken care of by my sister. We really want to meet you and discuss about this. My sister just calling your clinic but there is no answer. If you don’t mind, would you call her back on her cell phone? We really appreciate your prompt feedback.

Lung-Brain Cancer from France

Dear Dr Chris Teo,

My good friend CP from Thailand spoke to me very highly of you and your achievements. Having witnessed her considerable energy, I would like to ask your advice and guidance concerning my childhood friend, P, who lives in France.

Six months ago, P was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had also metastases in the whole of his body. Until now, he received 6 sessions of chemotherapy. They have now started radiotherapy as well and P is totally exhausted. Fortunately, his pain is perfectly controlled by patches of morphine.

…  have seen all your videos and read the testimony of your patients. It is amazing! In the present situation, Pierre is too weak to travel. If you receive a copy of all treatments he received, is it possible for you to do something for him?

I thank you very much for your attention. With my kindest regards,

Reply:  25 February 2012 – Thanks for  your email. CP did talk to me some weeks ago about this. Since he is doing chemo and radiation. Well, this is the worst thing that anyone should get and it is not going to cure him in any way. But it is not for me to say anything. Each of us need to make our own decision and choice. I need to know the most updated medical condition or reports to be able to know what to do …. How many radiation is he going to get? How many more to go? And what after radiation? What happen after chemo…any effect?


8 April 2012

Dear Chris,

I do apologise for answering so late to your previous email. I was waiting for the medical file of my friend P, but last time I spoke to him, he had not yet received it from the hospital. What I know is that he had 6 chemos and 4 radiations. However, since then, the metastases have increased in his lungs and other parts of the body. More than that, they recently discovered metastasis in his brain and last week, they did Gamma rays on his brain. I do not know what happened but 2 days ago, P had a cardiac incident, and he is now in emergency in cardiology. Nobody has access to him.

My last hope for him is in you.  I just called his T. Master (DR), and we agree that they are killing him. DR gave permission to ask for your help and treatment. Do you think that it is not too late? Can you still do something for him?

Reply: I am afraid there is nothing much I can do to help at this point. (Note: Patient is in ICU in a hospital somewhere in France).

Father died and now brother with Brain Cancer from Indonesia

Hello Dr. Chris Teo.

I had read your book about the breast cancer. I really amazed with all the women who fought with it and they succeed. My father got a mouth cancer , he passed away in 1996. And now my big brother is being struggle with brain tumor.

I am a kindegarten teacher, i dont have enough money to send my brother to hospital and give him the konvensional treatment. Beside of that, we had seen our father who couldn’t bear the pain of kemotherapi so surgery or kemo is not our option.

We just knew that he got the tumor since 3 months ago. At the MRI test the tumor is 4cm already. And now his eyes are blind. His blood test is good, except his uric acid is 9. He is very tough and never complain. He still single, so i am the one who can take care of him.

I give him the diet that u said in the book. And take Sarang semut from papua and the soursop leaf as his medicine. Dr. Chris, can you give me any suggestion ? In My limitation, i want to give him the best.

Brain Cancer from Sri Lanka: He Died

Dear Mr. Chris,

I would like to know what ingredients e found in the Brain Tea & Capsule A.

My husband also underwent a brain surgery for a tumor found between the brain stem & cerebellum. After the surgery he did not regain conscious as fluid filled in the brain and due to pressure the brain swelled. This is because the Dr. had not put the V.P. shunt for the draining of the fluid.

My husband was in an unconscious state and very gradually gained little conscious after about 8mths and lived for 3 yrs in a semi vegetative state with feeding done through a peg tube and breathing with a tracheostomy. He finally passed away 3 mths back following a brain seizure.

I am very interested in knowing the miraculous effect of the herbal drug and I really regret that such miraculous healing medicines  never came to light when I was looking for various recovery treatment for my husband.

Thanks & best regards,

Brain Cancer from Jakarta

Hi Dr Chris,

My name is L from Jakarta, currently my lovely wife (43 years, with 3 children) is in hospital in Jakarta. She had a tumor and surgery has been done on Monday. She is still in recovery phase. Before she had difficulties in maintaining balance when she walked and drunk fluid and she had headache. Initial prediction the tumor is ependymoma and the location is between brain stem and cerebellum. After surgery the doctor said probably the tumor is brain stem glioma and cannot be taken out completely which may more aggressive than ependymoma (I am still waiting the biopsy result). The doctor said follow up treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy may not be effective.

Unfortunately I just found your website after the surgery. After reading stories in the website, I realized that the most important thing is how to survive without or less pain before Allah call us (which we really don’t know when and how).

I would like to arrange to visit you after her condition is getting better. I and my family will do anything to make sure that she spends her remaining life happy, able to do basic activities without or less pain.

We really hope that there is a way to support her to get high quality of life as long as it is allowed by Allah.

Really appreciate your response Dr. Chris.

Brain Tumour from Indonesia

Dear Dr. Chris,

I am H from Indonesia, I would like to ask you about brain tumor or cancer. Would you please tell me about that.

At Dec 27′ 2011 my mom was diopsi of brain tumor in “otak kecil” and also have hydrocyfalus on his brain, and doctor has make line to release the liquid to her stomach.

And the doctor said the tumor is malignant tumor, and it’s secunder tumor, that’s mean coming from other part of her body and then we do Pet Scan,..after that found some “sesuatu yg perlu di analsisa” on her usus near “anus.” Next week we plant to do endoscopy as doctor advice, the doctor need to know

It’s the source of brain tumor or not. In this case can we do treatment by your specialist? And if it’s possible, how to do this. Please your advice. High appreciated for your attentions. GBU. Warm Regards.

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