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Breast Cancer Went to Her Brain After Some Years. Three months to live.

Dear Dr. Chris,

My name is R, tonight I’ve read a lot of you and ca care from the internet like so many others. The first 30 minutes when I read about your method, I’m so hooked up with it. Especially the video “Tidak Sanggup Pantang Tak Perlu Jumpa Saya” I just knew that this is my answer. I too don’t believe that cancer can be cured but I strongly believe that we can have a better life without chemo. And after almost 10 hours of reading, I knew I have to seek your consul.

This is my short story: I have a mother in law how was diagnosed with breast cancer and already undergo a surgery 11 years ago, late last year, around November 2014, my mother in law was suddenly have a terrible nausea, she throw up every hour or so in a day. I insist that she goes to a hospital and get a check. The doctor, whose my mother in law friend, suggest that she undergo a CT scan and a thorax scan (he knew about my mother past cancer). And from that scan, I knew it was a metastasis from her previous breast cancer, although I sincerely hope it was not. Soon after that she undergo a brain surgery to lift up the lump on her brain, the lump resulting back to confirm that my hope is false. It is a metastasis.

After that brain surgery, my mother in law is scheduled to undergo a ‘targeted chemo’ with herceptin. The first 3 months after the surgery and while undergoing chemo, my mother was like before, energetic strong woman. Until about 10 days ago.

10 days ago, she had another CT scan and there was another lump on her right brain. Also her left body part start to get weaker and weaker, now she barely can walk and move her left hand. Her doctor said that the targeted chemo with herceptin is a failure, so she up’ed the dosage, with radio therapy and the old chemo, which she was so afraid to undergo it again.

And when we went to another doctor for 2nd opinion, the doctor said what I already know, there is no cure for cancer, just accept it and live with no regret and also she predicted that my mother in law might only have another 3 months to live.

3 days ago, she finished her 4 days radio therapy session, with slight or no effect of improvement. So some of our friend and family suggested us to seek medical treatment on Penang. I was researching about Penang hospital when I found your site.

After several discussion with my wife, I decided to take my mother in law to Mt. Miriam Cancer hospital even-though I would rather go straight to your place. But you said that we should seek hospital treatment first before coming to you. I planned to go there this week if possible.

From Google Maps, it appears that your place and Mt. Miriam Hospital is rather close. So my question is, can I go to your place alone while my mother in law undergo a series of initial check on the hospital? Or should I bring my mother in law too? I don’t know if she have the faith to believe you like I do. I knew she will have little problems with the diet since already live a healthy life but my wife said that she might can’t accept that there is no cure for cancer, she still strongly believe that she can and willing to fight it.

I’m sorry for this very long email and taking your time, but your writing and post on the internet is really lift up my spirit for a better life for my mother in law. Also sorry for my English if it’s messed up. I’ll wait for your reply eagerly.

Thanks.

Reply: No need to write long e-mail. Just come and see me if you think I can help you. But there is no cure for cancer. 

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Surgery and Chemo Did Not Cure Her Breast Cancer

Dear Dr. Teo,

I am writing my email from Indonesia. My mother is suffering from breast cancer stage 4 and it is now quite severe. The chemo she is taking now does not seems to work on her. And it is getting bigger day by day.We would like to know whether you are available for consultation during 7 – 10 August?

Looking forward to hear from you soon. Thanks and Regards,

Reply:  9 August at 3 pm to 5 pm okay.

Dear Dr. Teo,

Thank you very much for your advice.

A lump on her left breast was sighted on July 2009. And a biopsy has confirmed that it was a cancer cells. She underwent treatment on herceptin +  capcitabine as suggested by Doctor. As the tumour got smaller, she had an operation to remove the cancer cells. Herceptin was administered after the surgery until  January 2010 and Hormonal therapy was given until early 2012 in hope to prevent relapse of the cancer. However, she did not take the hormonal therapy diligently and sometimes missed the therapy. During this time, she also took traditional Chinese medicine.

In February 2012, another lump was discovered and 3 courses of herceptin + capcitabine were administered without biopsy. The treatment was stopped end of March 2012. Traditional Chinese Medicine was used to treat the cancer after the chemotherapy.

As the tumour grown bigger by the day, chemotherapy resumed on September 2012 with different drugs, but later was stopped once again on December 2012, due to fatigue and agony and my mum refused to continue with the therapy.

After much persuasion, she started chemotherapy again on May 2013. At this stage the cancer has gone bigger and spread to liver. The latest CT scan showed that the lump has increased to 8 x 9.1 x 9.6 cm.

As current treatment is not receptive to the cancer anymore, the Doctor recommends using Herceptin and other drugs for the next treatment on 15 August 2013.

Please find attached for the report of CT scan and list of drugs she has taken.

After reading from your website, we learned that there are a lot of side effects from chemotherapy. Is it possible to reduce the side effects by consuming the herbal and will the herbal caused other side effects? Is it safe to stop the chemotherapy and rely on the herbal?

We could not bear to see our mother suffering from the chemo she is taking now and hope she will get better soon. Your further advice is much appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

Metastatic Breast Cancer from Singapore

Hi Chris

Thanks for sending the book to me in Singapore. I have never seen my mum read a book so religiously until she started reading the Mandarin version of your book on cancer.

I saw your videos on your website and was impressed with your thoughts.

We are very interested to come and visit you. My mum was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast ca and has been undergoing chemo and then Herceptin treatment for the last 2 years at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCC). She was also put through the routine of CT scan every 9 weeks to monitor her reaction to a new drug under a medical trial. However, my mum has been suffering from mild slipped disc like symptoms in the past 6 months after undergoing chemotherapy for 2 full years. She can feel her health becoming weaker as well, especially after having to undergo CT scan every 9 weeks for the past 2 years. This is definitely breaking her body down.

This month, she finally found the courage to stop her treatment by the NCC. Your book came in at the perfect time and she is beginning to understand why my sister and I have been so wanting her not to undergo the treatment which was some medical trial. However, each day, waking up and getting up on her feet in the morning can be quite a scary chore for her as she does not know when she will get another episode of low back pain attack.  I suspect the overexposure to radiation via CT scan every 9 weeks have done quite a lot of degenerative damages to her body, especially her discs.

In view of her low back pain, travelling to Penang is now a huge uphill task as I believe she will not be able to ensure the physical stress of the long journey on her lower back. I was wondering if there may be a chance that we could send you her medical reports and have you to take a look before we see how best would be the next move.

Would appreciate any thoughts that you might have.

Cheers,

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