In the summer of 2009, when I returned home after a haircut, I examined myself in the mirror and noticed a small, raised, dark brown lesion with indistinct borders on the final third of my right eyebrow. Having seen, diagnosed, biopsied, confirmed and surgically removed hundreds of cancerous lesions in my professional career, I knew that I was in big trouble.
My Dermatologist did a punch biopsy of the lesion which came back from the lab positive, as a Malignant Melanoma. At the same time, he biopsied several lesions on my back, and the results came back from the lab as positive for multiple Basal Cell carcinomas. He wanted to surgically remove these deadly lesions, irradiate the sites, and also prescribed several courses of chemotherapy. I said yes to the surgeries but no to the radiation and chemotherapy.
I then thought it prudent to get an overdue and complete physical exam from my General Physician. Along with a spike in my white blood cell count, which was understandable due to my bodies reaction to these insidious cancers, my PSA level had increased from 2.4 to 5.9 which indicated a problem with my prostate gland, as any reading above 4.0 is considered to be abnormal.
My Urologist thought that the increase in my PSA level and WBC’s might be due to an infection in my prostate gland, and prescribed a 5 day course of antibiotics, followed a week later by another PSA test. The second PSA test, instead of showing a decreased level of prostaglandin, showed an increased level from 5.9 to 6.6.
I scheduled a prostate biopsy which revealed that I had cancer in 25-30% of the gland. My Urologist wanted to remove my prostate gland, irradiate the area and prescribed several rounds of chemotherapy. He also recommended a full body nuclear scan to check for the possible spread of cancer to my bones and other organs.
In the interim, I had 3 surgeries to remove the Malignant Melanoma from my eyebrow and the Basal Cell carcinomas from my back.
I had a full body scan (NMR) which revealed a lesion, the size of a walnut, in my left femur, suspected to be a sarcoma.
My Oncologist confirmed the diagnosis and wanted to remove two inches of my femur, do a free rib graft to replace the lost bone, strap the bone graft with titanium plates, then irradiate the area multiple times, followed by several courses of chemotherapy.
I felt that I had won the cancer lottery. Four different types of deadly cancers at once. What was I to do?
It was late November, 2009, and I am being urged by 4 different doctors to undergo the traditional western medical treatments of “cut, burn and poison” therapy. So I took a poll of all Prostate Protocol of my physicians by asking them all the same question: “If you were in my situation, what would you do”?
My GP stated that he would have the surgeries, but not the radiation or chemotherapy. My Dermatologist said that he would not have the radiation or chemotherapy. My Urologist stated that he would have his prostate gland removed, but not undergo the radiation or the chemotherapy. My Oncologist stated that he would have the surgery to remove the sarcoma. but not have the radiation or chemotherapy. What was going on here? Four medical professionals who routinely prescribed chemo and radiation therapy, but would not follow the same protocols if they had the same cancers that I had. What hypocrites!
I still had many contacts in the medical field and reached out for multiple consultations concerning my predicament, and started researching alternative, non-traditional treatments for cancer. I found a study that had polled 1200 Oncologists on whether they would follow the standard protocol of radiation and chemotherapy if they were diagnosed with certain types of cancer. Depending on the type of cancer, between 85-91% of the Oncologist said NO, that they, themselves would not use chemotherapy or radiation to treat their own cancers. WHY? Radiation causes cancer, and all of the chemotherapy drugs are carcinogenic, they cause cancer! Just read the warnings on labels of the chemo drugs: WARNING: POISON; KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER IN HUMAN BEINGS. The cure is worse than the disease!
Then. in church, I had an epiphany. I knew that if I was to survive these cancers that I would have to cure myself using non-traditional, alternative therapies.