Skip to comments.My Aunt has cancer - alternative treatment knowledge wanted
Posted on 12/30/2001 9:33:13 AM PST by Go Gordon
My aunt has cancer and is currently undergoing traditional treatment. To date, it does not appear to be working. At Christmas dinner, I was told she was contemplating looking into alternative treatments, specifically one offered at St. Georg Hospital in Germany. There, they offer Whole Body Hyperthermia.
From the literature Hyperthermia appears to be a process where the entire body (except the head) is super heated to 106 or 107 degrees. I have absolutely no medical background whatsoever. So I was hoping for two things to come from my post. 1) Does anyone know about the success or lack thereof of this procedure or know about St. Georg Hospital. 2) does anyone have any good suggestions for other possible alternative treatments.
In case its helpful, although I don't have all the details, I think the cancer started in the uterus, but has now spread to the lungs and elsewhere.
My uncle has his PHD in the study of plants and insects and works at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana, Il. A few years ago, he came across a plant chemical in Argentina or somewhere that dissolved large tumors up to 80% and totally dissolved small tumors.
I think they sent the info to the Medical branch of the university in Chicago.
You might try contacting the university for any new procedures they are trying there. Our renter's son had cancer and they were going to try something similiar that came out of Chicago but the treatment would have been given at St. Jude's but the child was in too bad shape.
Tried Baylor, the Mayo clinic or John Hopskins? They are three of the best hospitals for experimental treatments, I hear.
I don't know anything about this hospital or treatment in Germany but since my uncle just returned from a 3 month speaking sabbatical in Germany, he might have heard something so I'll see if I can get ahold of him and ask him about it.
Your aunt and family will be in my prayers.
Also, the link above to living foods is a wonderful site.
Prayers for your aunt.
Remind her that she needs to keep a positive attitude, and never, never.......NEVER give up.
If I had cancer, I would go to the nearest Cancer Center. All Cancer Centers communicate with the big places you have likely heard of. I would find out there what are the standard treatments and also what they know of alternative treatments.
I would also look into alternative treatments. When making a choice, it is usually not and either/or proposition. I would give great weight to well-studied treatments, not much weight to those that are only promoted by anecdote and testimonials.
If there is a standard treatment with reasonable hope of success, I would not be a guinea pig for an unproved treatment like the one you describe. It sounds dangerous.
If, however, I was convinced I was soon to be on my way out of this world, I might go for broke.
This is where I would go. They have a verifiable track record
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First, try www.clinicaltrials.org to see what conventional medicine is doing with experimental treatments.
There are several cases of previously incurable cancer being apparently cured in recent years, in clinical trials or animal trials (with clinical trials upcoming). Examples are pancreatic cancer and gliablastoma.
Try finding a good clinical trial before you venture into the quack-infested world of alternative medicine.
Best wishes to your aunt.
She has secondary cancers? I am sorry to hear that. I shall keep your aunt in my prayers.
In cases of manifold metastasis such as you describe, the "cure" is secondary to the treatment of the affected organs; almost anything you try now has about as much chance of reversing the condition as the established procedures; I'm sorry, for whatever that is worth.
Have you tried Cancer treatment centers of America? They combine regular therapy and alternative treatments.
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