Hyperthermia

No miracle, yes.

Well looking at rocket high CEA & CA19-9, what a surprise that we both accepted quite peacefully. The raw herb juice does reduce the stomach gas, I think it kills the bacteria and relieves the SIBO symptoms.

I think we need a jumpstart. We left chemotherapy to count on. I have no idea why we wanna wait and let the Mr C grows to an extent that endangered my hubby’s well being.

Months after months.

I still managed to tell my hubby that in fact his high blood pressure, obesity & running nose problems had all solved after cancer. Looking at his blood test, his liver is superb and lungs are good but just not cancer markers.

Looking at his low energy level, maybe it hindered us more from chemotherapy.

But recently I got to join several support groups in FB from Taiwan, there have many cancer patient who metastasized to peritoneum went to do a treatment named WBH Whole Body Hyperthermia. You may google and there are lots of video and discussion about this treatment. It uses external heat to bring body’s temperature to 40deg C where normal cell could survive but not cancer cell. It is so called the 5th treatment after conventional treatment, some said it can cure cancer but many comment that it will be a very good complementary treatment! As it promotes our blood circulation and it will deliver the chemo drug more efficient that usual. It will relieve the side effect from chemotherapy too and lower dose of drug might be applicable. In fact, my hubby case will not have high PR (partial response) according to our med oncology doctor, means might not help at all. Late stage cancer patient normally has partial responses towards treatment that’s why it is called palliative.

I’m currently following one of the patient who had ovary cancer stage IV but had recurrence after 9months, quite similar to my hubby case. She did surgery & chemotherapy at the time when diagnosed but the tumor grew back to a huge one with CA125 at 7245 (normal range is <35). So she had next cycle of chemotherapy on early Sept this year (3mths ago) and she had finished 4 cycles which she stopped aft 5th cycle. She had WBH after every infusion (normally warded at hospital 2-3days) at another center and she greatly impressed by how the hyperthermia helped in controlling her cancer cell because at the 3rd cycle of chemo + hyperthermia, her CA125 dropped from 7254 to 104 and 41 after 4th cycle. She then stopped the chemo as the 5th cycle only reduced the marker from 41 to 40 but she continues the Hyperthermia. She is still having an active lifestyle and she is going to publish a book about herself.

I can share you her blog if you could read chinese. As her success in the treatment, there are 2 terminal stomach cancer patient in the support group went over for the same treatment. Their condition is both same – glass bottle stomach, which is aggressive adenocarcinoma which both spread into the peritoneum. So far it has been 18months, they survived longer time as Doc quoted only 3mths, opps! They update their condition quite promptly for the tracking of everyone.

So I managed to find one doctor who had the machine for the hyperthermia nearby Singapore, Dr Radzi at Johor Bharu (which is my country!) offered this treatment!! I read through his biography. Then I discussed with my sister and realized that Dr Radzi was her doctor many years back. Then only she told that one of our relative was treated by Dr Radzi too and amazingly she is in remission from late stage ovary cancer for 3 years already. The lady is pregnant now!! What a news.

Johor Bharu is very near to Singapore, just 10mins drive after custom clearance. Wow!

We met our oncology too to discuss about the Hyperthermia. We shared with her if we left Chemotherapy and we would want to make it count. To increase the efficacy of the drug will be crucial thing now. None of the hospital offered such treatment as this is not a standard treatment and insurance company wont pay for it, Singapore is a country that demands all sorts of standard and regulatory. She wanted us to measure it yourself but I know that she felt the same way as I did.

We must win this time.

Lets do it. I hope the Doc will be able to offer us the treatment guides at our best requirement. Low side effect, lower toxicity but great results.

Well haha.. I will update soon…

 

 

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