Dear Dr Teo,
I happened to chance upon your blog while doing some searches online on cancer and read about the many success stories of cancer patients under your care. My mum was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2010 and had undergone the Whipple’s procedure to remove the cancerous cells at the head of her pancreas.
In July 2010, she started her chemotherapy, and was put under 6 cycles of Gemcitabine. After completing 6 cycles, at the end of December 2010, CA19-9 has decreased from 5000+ to 100+. About 2 weeks later, CA19-9 value rose to 200+. The doctor then suggested for my mum to go for a CT-scan. CT-scan result showed that there were several tiny nodules in her lungs. Apart from that, there were no other abnormalities.
Based on the CT-scan result, the doctor told us that he’s sorry and that he is unable to cure my mum anymore as the cancer cells have spread to her lungs. He then carry on to suggest for a 2nd round of chemotherapy, this time using the combination of 2 drugs with strong side effects to control the growth of the cancer cells. Since there is no guarantee on the success of the treatment and taking into account the stronger side effects, my mum rejected the treatment and has been consulting a chinese physician specializing in cancer. After taking the herbs prescribed by the chinese physician for 7 months, CA19-9 did not decrease but rose exponentially to a value of 60,000 in late June.
My mum has been feeling fine at the start of the year, but somewhere in April 2011, she started having backache and bloatedness in her stomach. At around mid June, she started having diarrhea, followed by serve pain at her back, causing some difficulties in her movement. She has also started coughing about a week ago.
We know that the herbs prescribed by the chinese physician is not working. But I know my mum has strong will to live on. It would be really great if you can help us and I look forward to hear from you soon.
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