A mortal dread of surgery had kept VM from having a lump on her left breast checked sooner. Then, realizing that no amount of prayers would make the lump go away and that it was just steadily growing bigger, she finally decided to seek medical consult. A 12/13/2011 bilateral mammogram confirmed a suspicious 12 mm. rounded density on her left breast, and yet another non-palpable one deep in her right breast. She brought the results to my brother, the doctor, sometime before Christmas hoping to be referred to me for Metabolic Therapy (MT). She was however advised after examination to first have a biopsy to help identify the type of, if indeed it was, cancer so that a more suited chemotherapy could be prescribed after surgery.
It was mid January 2012 when she finally found her way to me in Binan. Close to tears, she pleaded for me to help her. She was quite firm on her resolve not to have any surgery done, not even a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). She had seen the hastened growth of more tumors, the horrors suffered by a friend in the aftermath of a biopsy. It was an all-too-familiar story: biopsies ordered and done post-haste without first asking the patient if, should biopsy result prove positive, they had the means to handle the expenses of a follow-thru surgery and/or orthodox chemotherapy.
Coming without a proper referral, I was hesitant about helping VM. She begged me not to say no: it was her life, and she owed it to herself to do what she knew would help save her life.
“Well,” I said, “if I were you, I’d have an HCG urine titer done first. Because for all we know, the growths could be benign. In which case, I’d have a base line for future reference. But should results prove positive, I’d go on a pre-op metabolic therapy for at least 12 weeks to neutralize the cancer and make sure that, should the tumor be cut during surgery, there is no danger of spreading the cancer or accelerating its growth. And then I’d have an ultrasound done. In a great majority of cases, it has been found that, after the 12 weeks on metabolic therapy, there is no longer any mass to be removed. Now, should there still be a need for surgery, I’d only have the primary tumor removed. That will do away with the long and laborious process of dissolving the malignant tumor so the focus of the metabolic therapy will be on effectively controlling the cancer. Otherwise, depending on the size of the malignant tumor, the clinical problem of clearing the body of accumulated toxins is a long and laborious process. That in itself is no mean joke. But be warned: Cancer can only be controlled. It will entail a lifelong commitment to metabolic therapy.”
VM was made aware that the HCG titer had its drawbacks. Although the false positive in pregnancy, or when one is taking hormones, steroids, or Vitamin D, and the false positive/negative in some liver diseases can all be properly assessed by correlation with medical history or pertinent medical information, the blatant fact remains that the HCG titer cannot pinpoint the location of the malignancy, nor can it determine the type of cancer present.
But those are far out-weighed by its advantages:
1. Non-invasive, it poses no danger of spreading or accelerating the growth of the malignancy as the tumor is left uncut;
2. It allows a very early diagnosis even before any symptom shows;
3. Any cancer left after surgery is easily detected;
4. It allows for the early detection of any recurrence of the malignancy;
5. It enables easy monitoring of patient’s response and progress, or non-response to therapy.
She was sold on the non-invasiveness of the HCG titer, and was determined to take the long and laborious detoxification process if that was what it took not to have to go through any surgery. I admonished VM to have a base-line titer done. It would help her better understand the results of repeat titers when results would first come in higher before it gets lower, which was actually good as it meant that tumors were being destroyed and unloading much chorionic gonadotrophin into her system.
Usually curious about how a simple urine test can determine the presence of cancer, I usually give my patients a primer on cancer and how Dr. John Beard first pointed out, 110 years ago, that cancer and what becomes the life-nourishing placenta of pregnancy are one and the same: both are trophoblast cells. And since chorionic gonadotropic hormone, the basis for the simple but well-known rabbit test for pregnancy, is produced only by trophoblast cells, it therefore makes sense that cancer cells would also excrete this very distinct hormone. The trophoblastic theory of Dr. John Beard became the basis of Dr. Manuel Navarro’s research, and his eventual formulation of the Navarro HCG Immunoassay. If HCG is detected in the urine, it can only mean that either there is ‘normal pregnancy trophoblast or abnormal malignant cancer. If the patient is a woman, she either is pregnant or has cancer. If he is a man, cancer can be the only cause.’ The Navarro HCG titer is invaluable not only in detecting a growing malignancy long before one becomes ill and/or grows a malignant tumor but it also ‘throws serious doubt upon the rationale behind surgical biopsies. In fact, many physicians are convinced that any cutting into a malignant tumor, even for a biopsy, actually increases the likelihood that the tumor will spread. (G. Edward Griffin, WWC Part I, p. 86)
VM wasted no time in sourcing for a continuous supply of pork pancreas and young cassava roots and got together all the essential vitamins and supplements, and everything else that she would need for her metabolic therapy. By January 22, 2012, even before she had had her baseline titer done, VM started on her home-made cassava tea and pork lapay so as to establish her empirical dose for both enzymes and Vitamin B17 as soon as possible. She limited her protein intake to fish and 2 properly-prepared eggs a day, observed the NO animal protein after 1 p.m., took only raw fruits and vegetables, either juiced or as green leafy salads with simple calamansi/salt dressing, and abstained from all processed, canned, and preserved foods. Given a list of toxic symptoms to watch out for, VM confidently monitors herself for symptoms of toxin overload and observing the ON/OFF days as directed. and knows I am just a text away.
On February 1, 2012, with 2 weeks on the therapy, her first titer came in positive at 50.5 units. I had expected that as she was already on the MT, but to find her despondent over the result, and in denial in spite of the earlier mammogram, that was what surprised me. I needed to remind her that she was on the metabolic therapy, that the tumor was already being digested, and that she should cheer up as a pleasant disposition contributes much to wellness!
On March 25, with just 2 months on the therapy, she texted to say that she could no longer feel the lump on her right breast. I advised her to just be diligent with her program of treatment and wait until she’d been on it for 6 months before having an ultrasound.
On July 16, VM reported how her ultrasound had come in negative. I advised her to continue with the metabolic therapy and have another titer done when she can manage a trip to the Navarro Medical Clinic in Manila.
Her July 25 titer which came in at 54 units brought her to tears. I reminded her how before it even gets lower, the titer will come in high and higher as there still is a tumor being digested. I admonished her to be reasonable and quipped, “Think about it, lady. It took some 2 to 4 years growing before you actually felt the lump! You’re doing something right, reason you can’t feel the lump anymore. Give it time! Just keep at it and think positive!”