Lung Cancer after chemo and radiation

Dear Dr. Teo,

My sister is diagnosed with lung cancer stage 3B. This is the result of her CT Scan, and she had a PET scan too.

My sister  has had 7times chemotherapy and 30times radiation therapy and right now she is having a further chemotherapy drugs taken orally. Could you please advise me that the  other possibilities of treatments, apart from both radiotherapy and Chemotherapy? How many treatments and duration are needed and also the cost of the entire treatments please? Do you need to see the patient personally or it can be represented by another family member? Many thanks of your attention. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Lung Cancer: Let your father decide

Dear Dr. Theo,

I’m Ning from Jakarta. My father, 69 years old, just got lung carsinoma small cell at the left side. He decided for getting a chemoteraphy as doctor advised but as his daughter I really worry about the effects and the result of the chemo itself.

So, would you mind giving me some advices related the medicine and the therapy.

Thank you very much. Best regards. 

Reply:  If has to be your father to decide …you cannot decide for your father. Read this story


Lung cancer – chemo and now in agony

Dear Dr. Chris,

My name is A from Indonesia and my mother, she is 75 years old, with stage 4 lung cancer….already treated by chemo 8x and only has about 1 year to live (predicted by most doctors). She and my father already accept this situation but she has been in agony in the last 4 months because of the continuous cough and we need your advice and help if this cough can be reduced or if God allows …..can be stopped…..we have been Christians from birth and we are the 4th generation of Chinese in Indonesia….we are going to Penang next week and if possible can we see you on Wednesday the 24th June….pls advice on other time and day if we can’t see you on that day…..thanks for your attention and may God always be with you, your family, and your services to other….GBU. Regards.

Reply: Bring all medical reports and scans.


Kidney Cancer to Lung After Very Successful Surgery!

Dear Dr Chris Teo

My father diagnosed with kidney cancer last October and it spread into some of his lymph nodes. His surgery was very successful and doc asked him to do chemo after his surgery but he didn’t do it. He is 71 years old this year and doc categorised as stage 3 kidney cancer.

Yesterday he went for CT scan after 6 months post surgery and doc confirmed it has gone to his lung.

I would like to fix appointment for him to see you.

Please let me know if he can see you tomorrow in your office.

We are from Penang.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

God bless.

Lung Cancer from Riau

Dear dr. Chris,


My name is J. I am from Pekan Baru,Riau-Indonesia. I’m so glad to know about you.

Humbly, I would like to ask your advice for my mother’s health condition. What can i do for her? Really need your kind advice.

Warm Regards.

Age        : 70 years old

Sex         : Female 

Medical History 

Lung Cancer (adenocarcinoma), Stadium III

She had breathing disorder and cough since 2012-2013, getting worst in July 2014.

Dr.  (specialist in lung and asthma) on :

August 2014 – November 2014 gave TB Medication ( Rimstar 4FDC :Rifampicin 150 mg, INH 75 mg, pyrazinamide 400 mg, etahunambutol 275 mg)

November 2014-February 2015 gave TB Medication (Rimactazid 450/300 : Rifampicin 450 mg, INH 300 mg)

She didn’t get better. In 07 April 2015  the Bronchoscopy was taken and it showed there is tumor on left lung. The lung fluid was taken for Patology analysist and the result is adenocarcinoma. 


We give her 1 glass of Annona muricata leaves  decoction . We also give AceMax herbal (contains of mangosteen peel extract and soursop leaf). Right now she’s waiting for Iressa medication.

Condition Right now

  1. She’s having breathing difficulty and to reduce it, we give her oxygen
  2. Can’t sleep because of breathing difficulty
  3. Feeling tired and no energy
  4. Can’t walked and move
  5. No appetite
  6. No bleeding
  7. Having H.pylori infection, dyspepsia, hipertension

Reply: She has lung cancer … no, daun sesak or mangosteen skin are NOT going to cure anything. Iressa will make her suffer. There is no cure … but if you need you can come and see me in Penang. Go to my website: and you get all the info you need.



Lung Cancer: Tarceva no longer effective

Dear Prof. Teo,

My mother (65 years old) is diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 with bone metatasis in Oct 2013.  She took Tarceva from Nov 2013 until Apr 2015.   Recently the oncologist advised us to consider chemotherapy as Tarceva is no longer effective in controlling her cancer.  As I was writing this email to you, my mother has just underwent 5 session of radiotherapy on her spine, hip and brain in F Hospital, Ipoh.

My family members have decided not to let my mother to undergo chemotherapy (to treat her lung area with tumor).  We want her to have a quality life, less pain/sufferings in her remaining days.  I was recommended by my friend to read about CA Care Penang and to bring my mother to see you.  Can you see my mother?  I will call and make appointment if you agree to see my mother.

Reply: Come and see me with her medical reports and scans. No need to bring your mother.

Lung Cancer. Tarceva did not work anymore!

Dear prof Teo,
I am from Indonesia. My mom has diagnosed adenocarcinoma in lung. Doctor has given tarceva as 1st line. And it works for 18 months. Now the doctor said she will be given chemo because tarceva stop working. The chemo is cisplatin and alimta. We are scared of this chemo combo. And we need your help to give us herbal for this cancer. Please inform us when is the suitable time to see you. Thanks

Reply: Come and see me with all medical reports ….Monday to Friday at 11 am …BUT 9th and 10th April I am away ..other days okay.

From the Philippines: Cancer … 1 to 3 Months to Live

Dear Dr. Chris,

Greetings from the Philippines.

My name is AL, and my grandmother had been admitted to the hospital after collapsing at home last week.

She was initially brought in for internal bleeding in her tummy for taking in too much mefenamic acid (we didn’t know she took about two pills a day to address the pain in her hips). A few days ago she had to be inserted a chest tube to drain fluids in her lungs.

Several tests were conducted already… And our family was told that it’s highly suspicious she has cancer… Until now we are praying and hoping that it’s not it… I think I’m still in the state of denial…

I personally am not a believer in chemo and all those anti-cancer treatments. I’ve been doing research regarding cancer and all other possible treatment alternatives… And that’s how I came across your site.

Would it be possible for me to seek help from you for my grandmother? She is 76 years old and I don’t think she can travel anytime soon. However I can go to Malaysia so I can meet and talk to you personally.

Thank you, Dr. Chris. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Reply: No need to panic …find out what is wrong with her first. Keep cool … get all the medical test done … when everything is done …. write me again and tell me what happen.

Dr. Teo, we badly need your help. The doctor told my mom that my grandmother has terminal cancer. It had already spread from her thyroid to her lungs and adrenal glands. The doctor said that she might have only one to three months to live. Please help us. At this point, we are really willing to try anything. Looking forward to your reply,


Lung Cancer from Indonesia: Tarceva does not help

Good afternoon Doctor,

My name Nita,I come from Indonesia, I want to consult with you about my mom. Early January 2015 my mom had numb on her left face but the area of the numbness is small, after a few days she started had a headache only on her left head, after consult with a lot of doctor in Indonesia and there were no good result we decided to bring her to Singapore.

In singapore we met Dr. C (neurologist),and he asked my mom to had MRI. After that he asked her to had CT PET scan because he said there was something wrong there and he needed to make sure about it. After the result came he said that my mom had lung cancer and it already metastase in her bone. Dr. C recommended us to met Dr. E (Oncologist). Dr. E asked my mom to had biopsy and the result showed that there were non small cell carcinoma in her right lung.

On March,28, she started her chemo by oral medicine. Dr. E gave her Tarceva 150 mg for her cancer and bondronat 50 mg for her bone.

Until now my mom condition is not getting better, the numb on her face is spread now and its hurt, she still have bad headache, she loss her appetite, she is weaker, she lost more than 10 kg since January,  its affect her eyes now, and she can’t sleep because she said that all of her body hurt and can’t get the right position to sleep well.

I really don’t know what to do now to relieve her from her sick, can you tell me what should I do?

Is there any recommended food for her? Is there any food that she must not consume?

Thank you for your help. 

Reply: What do you want to do? Go to the oncologist and ask her to help you.


Metastatic Lung Cancer from Jakarta

Good morning Dr. Chris,

My name is A. I email you regarding my father’s health situation.

Father’s health background:

  1. Heavy smoker & coffee drinker since his young time.
  2. Got stroke on Agustus 2009 but been active again for the past 3 years..
  3. Diabetic.

Since the end of 2014 my father has been coughing a lot that makes him can’t sleep at nights. At the end of January 2015 he felt weak & couldn’t stand up on sudden. We brought him straight to the hospital & he was opnamed for 2 weeks.

Early diagnose was lung infection & pneumonia. Doctors gave him an antibiotik for some days to deal with the infection. They tried to get the fluid in his lungs but couldn’t get much since it was gel. They got only a little & it was blood. They suspected that was caused by some medicines he was taking, therefore they stopped him from taking those medicines. My father was oxygened while he was in hospital because he was out of breath on sudden & the oxygen level in his blood was dropped. But it was stabilized & he was released from the hospital.

On early February he did Pet-Scan & from the results he was diagnosed lung cancer that already spread to his brain, liver, bone.

Until now he is still coughing a lot & hard to sleep at nights. He feels weak & feel pain on his bones. Other doctors said the same as they saw the tests results. But there’s pne doctor said it is not certain that is cancer, the uncured infection could look like that as well.

My father was suggested to take another blood test to ensure the CEA level, brain MRI to check if it was a cancer in his brain, a Pet-Scan for his current condition, CT-Guided Lung Biopsy to take out the fluid & sample of his lungs.

My questions:

  1. Is it ok to take another Pet-Scan since it was taken just couple weeks ago?
  2. Is it ok for him to take the biopsy? The biopsy won’t make the cancer cells become aggressive right?
  3. What kind of treatments do you have for this condition Dr. Chris? & how long will it takes?
  4. Does the patient need to come there/ stay there for some times? Or can he just come there to consult with you then bring the herbs back home (outpatient)?
  5. How much approximately for the treatment and/ or the herbs?

Looking forward for your fast respond Dr. Chris. Thank you for your time & help in advance.

Reply: Where are you from? Jakarta? I am now in Singapore. You can come and see me without the patient if you like to know more.

Dear Dr. Chriis,

Yes I am in Jakarta.

I was just from Singapore last week, and I don’t think I can come back there except for my father’s treatment because I’m working & need to safe money when possible.

If you don’t mind, could you please explain to me here by email how is your procedure/ method for healing lung infection/ tumor/ cancer patient? My father condition is kinda weak right now. We really need to decide things as soon as possible. Thank You,

Comment: I cannot help patients who only want to sit in front of the computer and expect things to come their way!



Lung Cancer – in Singapore hospital. Get the doctors to help you

Dear Dr Chris,

Currently my mother is hospitalised at NUH in Singapore. Her latest result from the biopsy addendum report suggest: Immunostains show the tumour cells to be positive for AE1/3 and CK7. They are negative for CK20, p40, WT1, ER, PR, Vimentin and CDX2.

Her condition at present is that she is losing a lot of HB (Haemoglobin) and her feet and tummy are swollen.

The doctor in Singapore, suggests that she has a lung cancer. However it was not said when she did the biopsy in November. The report was held back by the Mount E hospital because we did not want to proceed with chemotherapy. Only now we get the addendum report … the doctor mentioned there are patches in the lung.

Current condition:

  1. No pain
  2. Easy to fall asleep
  3. Tired
  4. Not easy to go to toilet but no pain or  no blood.
  5. Appetite is not too good, however, if there are variety of food, eat a bit better
  6. No bleeding
  7. No problem with digestive, however, after taking antibiotic there is a little gastric problem. Blood sugar is high 16 – 19. Taking insulin at the moment. Low blood pressure.
  8. Not so much going to toilet, no pain and no blood
  9. No cough.

10.There was time when she had trouble breathing, after blood transfusion in Jakarta twice. But since in Singapore, she didn’t have problem breathing. Also, her breath is shallow. I asked her to breath deeply and she is not really able to do that.

Another note, she lost 10 kgs from Sep 2014 to recently and then she gained 10 kgs in a matter of days (water retention). The doctor in Jakarta tried to pump it out and she lost around 4 kgs. We are still asking questions to the doctor tomorrow on the patches in the lung, whether that is the water retention or something else.

Please kindly advise for appointment to see you. I am not sure how we do this if my mum is very weak at the moment, as she might need to be hospitalised and we are not sure how to move her there. Or is there any way we can have you to be in Singapore? I am just asking all these questions, so that it is easy for us to communicate.

Many thanks to you. Hope to hear from you very soon.

Reply: Just bring your mother home if you don’t want to do chemo … then you can come and see me with all the reports and scan.

Hi Dr Chris

She is having blood transfusion now. My brother reckons that its very hard for her to fly. From Singapore to Penang is closer than from Jakarta to Penang.

The doctor is doing more analysing on the biopsy sample that she had done in November while she is having blood transfusion. Do you think she can still be helped?



Lung Cancer from Singapore: No remote control healing please!

Hi Chris,

Good evening.

We are recommended by someone on your CA care.

My dad is a CA Lung stage 4 patient with heart problem ( due to previous episode of blocked arteries) and prostate CA which is already cleared.)

He was diagnosed with Lung CA since May 2010. Been through 2 cycles of ChemoTheraphy.

The doc has advised him to discontinue further treatment due to his age (about 80 yrs old) and also the side effects of the treatments might have too much side effects on him. Treatment was stopped around May 2014. Generally he seemed ok but recently he has been complaining on giddiness ( basically he is feeling lethargic most of the time). He was recently admitted to hospital as he had cold sweat and was not feeling well.

We are from Singapore. My dad is not fit to travel as of now so we really do not know how we can go about the treatment from CA care.

Please let us know we are able to get someone from Penang to buy the herbal prescriptions from u as we are not able to bring him over to seek treatment.

We looked forward to hearing you soon.

Reply: No, I cannot help people through the net …and from the story above, what do you expect to get from my herbs when doctor cannot help? 

Hi Chris,

We just hope that the herbs can help to let him maintain his quality of life, not so much to cure him. We really hope u can help us. Thank you.

Reply: How to help? Unless you come and see me with all the reports and take the herbs home.

Hi Chris,

Is it possible to courier or fax over the report? I cn arr for someone to collect the herbs from u.

Reply: I am sorry I cannot help by just sitting in front of the computer … and I don’t want to play god either by doing things via remote control. Please find someone else to help you.

Lung Cancer from Singapore: Surgery, Chemo, Radiation, Iressa – did not help

Dear Chris,

My mom now age 68 has stage 4 lung cancer and i would like to bring her to see u.  As we are from Singaapore, can u please advise if we were to see u on a Friday, how long must we stay in Penang to get the medicine please?   If Sun, any different?

I will provide the latest CT scan n medical reports when we visit,  but here is a short summary.

  • Diagnose with Stage 3A Lung cancer in April 2012.  Went through chemo and radiation immediately in preparation for surgery.
  • Start TCM 19 May 2012.
  • Surgery to remove lower portion of right lung on  10 Aug 2012.
  • After surgery, discover there were still cancer cells in some of  the bio samples taken out.  Scheduled to go for chemo but could not go due to low white blood cells.   Rely totally on TCM to try to kill cancer cells and rebuilt immunity meanwhile.
  • In Sep 2013, progression of cancer. Start Irressa 21 Sep 2013.
  • Irressa not effective 2 Dec 2014 (1 yr 2 mths).
  • Now ask to go chemo to prolong life.

The last time my mom went through chemo, she was in so much pain n could not walk.  It was not expected by the oncologist.   We are going to say no to more chemos n radiations.

Thanks very much for taking time to read my email.

Reply:  I don’t not think you need to bring your mom to see us. There is really nothing much I can do to help. You have done all what the doctors wanted her to do — surgery, chemo, radiation, Iressa etc… and no help. And she is also  on TCM. Why don’t she continue taking the TCM herbs .. I cannot cure her cancer… even you come and see me what do you expect me to do? Regards.

Lung Cancer from China: Surgery failed

Dear Dr.Teo,
Greetings from hot Guangzhou China! My name is YX. I am writing the email to consult you about cancer treatment.

We learned from a Indonesian friend that you have a unique and effective method of treating cancer.

My grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer in September last year. Tthe doctor recommended surgical removal at that time, and in October arranged a left lower lobe lung cancer surgery.

Anyway after the surgical, and after the inspection in this month, it still have a small shadow in the lungs. The doctor was suggest us to do the chemotherapy.

Therefore we would like to confirm with you if my grandfather need do the chemotherapy. We really wanna get the help from you.

I am afraid I can’t explain clearly due my poor English, therefore I have attached the first disease diagnosis, and the last detection result, I wish it will be more clearly for you even all the result in Chinese. Meanwhile my dad will come and visit you in Penang next week, so that we can get more information from your side.

Thank you for your great help! Be well

Reply: I am sorry I don’t read Chinese …. No. Surgery cannot cure lung cancer. Go to  and you can read what I wrote … some in translated Chinese books.

Lung Cancer from Sarawak


My cousin have been diagnosed with lung cancer since about 1 year ago. However, it is getting more serious nowadays, as he is experiencing some pains at his bone area. I’m planning to bring him over to meet you in Penang. Do you accept appointment through emails? Are your opening hours from Mon-Fri or on Fri&Sunday only? I saw two different opening hours from your website (, and I am a little confused about it.

Many thanks,

Reply: Friday 3 – 5 pm or Sunday 7-9 pm …. bring your medical reports etc.

Hi Dr Chris,

Thank you for the fast reply. We are from Sarawak. Is it possible to make an appointment in advance? We are afraid that when we reach there, the queue is long, and thus causing us to not have an opportunity to meet you. Also, normally how long does your patient stays in Penang? We are planing to be in Penang from Thursday to Monday. Is that timeline sufficient? Or will you requires a longer time to stay in Penang?

Thank you once again!

Reply: I will see ALL patients when they come to see me, irrespective of how long the Q is. Nothing to worry.