surviving cancer, no chemotherapy

12 December 2010

check out nancy’s niche, my sister’s new blog.   nancy is the nurse of the family and she’s been an advocate of a natural nontoxic therapy for cancer ever since our mom survived stage IV breast cancer back in the 70s.   of course medical skeptics say it was a fluke.   the religious think it was a miracle, nadaan sa dasal.   like nancy i believe it was (1) the change in diet, (2) the meds that included laetrile (vitamin b17), and also (3) the stress relief — my older sibs started helping deal with the family’s agrarian concerns, and mama went back to playing the piano.

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14 Responses to surviving cancer, no chemotherapy

  1. December 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    UP nn grad

    My high school friend and his sister (Oakland, California area) chose diet and prayers over doctor-prescribed protocol for cancer treatment. They made their choice. Both died within 18 months after the cancer diagnosis.

  2. December 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    sad. but it takes more than diet and prayers. in my mom’s case, the laetrile with pancreatic enzymes etc. protocol was prescribed by doctors who specialized in non-toxic cancer therapy, and they have had their successes.

  3. December 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    read the article. very informative. I believe it was stress that gave me the health issues. there was never a time in my life that I was not stressed. Pati ba naman pagdecide kung maliligo na ako, naiistress pa ako. hahaha.

    I survived metastatic cancer in 2007. (now I know what’s the difference between hepatocellular cancer and metastatic cancer of liver). I attributed it to prayers since there was no treatment given to me. The doctor did not say anything about my chances. Kasi sabi niya depende rin daw sa kaso. Meron daw siyang pasyente, tinaningan niya ng one year, namatay kinabukasan.nasagasaan kaiisip. Hinala ko nagsasasideline yong doctor ko sa SNL. standup comic na nakaupo. hehehe

    But my Gastroenterologist ” invaded” my colon. Ang traidor na iyon sabi patutulugin ako, di naman ako nakatulog sa anaesthesia. Araay.

    From then on, I was subjected to cat scan guided liver biopsy every year until this year na may nakita na naman sila.

    No recommendation for chemo and radiation. Ayoko rin ng liver transplant, baka mamaya liver ng baboy ang mailagay sa akin. oinkk.

    jsut prepared everything pati ang announcement ng aking paglisan.(pwede bang violin background). Sa mga kakilala ko lang yon. I will not be sorely missed sa blogosphere except si benigno. mwahahaha

    Totoo ang feeling ng mother mo na there is a time when you think you have to go kasi wala ng patutunguhan. It is an unexpressed wish to die para matapos na, kahit naman di depressed ang tao.

  4. December 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    hoy cat ;) naisip nga kita, kakabasa sa blog mo, pero nahihiya ako magtanong.

    b4 anything else, di totoong d ka mamimiss sa blogosphere, lokah! syempre i have no sense of your age, but the way you write/blog e young at heart forever ang dating sa akin. love your sense of humor ;)

    anyway interesante din susunod niyang entries (ako taga-edit niya hehe). tungkol sa pancreatic enzymes, at kamoteng-kahoy na rich in vitamin b17.

  5. December 13, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Angela, grabe talaga ang kanser. Dati, ang sabi, iskandalosong sakit ito, hindi gaanong ipinapaalam sa iba. Ngayon, kaliwa’t kanan ang may sakit. Hindi mo alam kung ikaw rin, tatamaan. Kaya maraming salamat for sharing!

    Heto naman ang isinulat ni Carol Araullo about her sister:

    Nangiti lang ako sa phrase na “agrarian concerns.” Sa tono mo, hindi naman tipong naisangla ang kalabaw dahil wala nang pambayad sa utang. Hehe. Parang ibang klase. Hehe.

  6. December 13, 2010 at 12:54 am

    teo ;) siyempre napansin mo yon, lol. panahon kasi ni marcos at pd 27 ba yon, yung land reform of rice and corn? sapol na sapol. major major stress kumbaga.

    oo nabalitaan ko yung sa kapatid ni carol. thanks for the link. sana mapaabot mo rin yung link ng kapatid ko. pamamadali ko yung susunod niyang entries with more info. baka makatulong. altho usually sarado ang orthodox medicine sa mga ganitong natural ek ek ;))

  7. December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am


    Binasa ko iyung link. Very informative. Totoo, grabe ang hostility ng Western medicine sa ganitong mga moda. May alam akong success stories sa isang non-Western med, pero idini-dismiss ng mga usual na doktor kapag ikinokonsulta sa kanila. Tsk, tsk.

  8. December 24, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Hi, Tita!

    I actually read this when you (or was it ina) first posted about this. I recognize the treatments. Just wanted to say two things, one being that you really have to be careful din, speak with more than one doctor. Look for all alternatives, take a more active stance basically. As much as these treatments, and these holistic approaches seem like such refreshing choices—there really are people out there who give healers a bad name.

    I love how it comes from the belief that the body can heal itself.

  9. December 24, 2010 at 1:47 am

    hey ning ;) you’re right. it helped of course that both my parents were doctors. my own brother, you’ve met him, the internist, swears by chemo and thinks it was a fluke, our mom surviving without it. and then again, his reaction to our sister’s blog was rather unexpected: “good alternative article” daw, and asked to be updated on what kind of response it gets. a fusion kind of therapy, alternative + orthodox would be good, maybe.

  10. December 24, 2010 at 7:20 am

    here’s the Mayo study that closed the book on Laetrile research:

    here’s a document on “Thousand Plants against Cancer without Chemo-Therapy” by Dr. Giuseppe Nacci:

    here’s a case report on “Severe cyanide toxicity from ‘vitamin supplements’” by O’Brien et al:


    it’s all about choice (akin to your emergency contraception preference)…and your mom made hers (with success!) a long time ago. thanks for bringing up the topic. interesting…

    how i wish your mom’s bout with cancer and the treatment would be formally made into a case report.

  11. December 24, 2010 at 7:26 am

    here’s another article:

    “Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence”

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