the beginning God created you in His own image. In all matters He gives you
complete freedom to live your life the way you want it. He only keeps to
Himself the power to determine Life and Death. Therefore, to stay healthy or
to become sick is your decision and your responsibility.
Why do I fall sick?
You break the Law of Nature. Do not blame others or your genetic make-up.
How to become Healthy again?
You are God? perfect creation with an infinite capacity of self-healing.
You and you alone can heal yourself. Others can only help.
How can I help myself?
You must be positive, and must take the responsibility to manage your own
problem. If you prefer to do nothing to help yourself...who do you think
should take that responsibility? Those who survive cancer all took charge of
their own healing. All educated themselves in prevention and treatment.
Don? give up! You can live, if you want to live.
You must lead a happy and healthy life style. Be flexible enough to change
your life? priority and break away from previous destructive habits. Note
that stress and unhappiness can kill.
Realize that no one on earth has the power to say who lives and who dies.
Protect yourself against negative influences and seek for the healing power
of Spirituality and Love. Pray that you have an inner peace of mind and
Many who survived cancer realized that no one drug or treatment could
guarantee a cure. Therefore, seek out and decide what combinations could
best help you.
How can Cancer Care help me?
Cancer extracts great toll on you and your family. The world becomes upside
down. We in Cancer Care hopes to help you by sharing our experiences and to
provide you with a new direction in your healing process. We believe there
is still hope when doctors said death is imminent. Hope in itself is an
important ingredient of healing. We help everyone irrespective of race,
religion or reward.
is no one magic bullet for fighting cancer.
treatments for cancer would be surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
No doctors would guarantee you a cure. You would have to make your own
decision regarding these treatments, after taking due consideration of
the drastic side effects.
other possible alternative is to practise natural healing methods as
an alternative to or as a complement to medical treatment. In this
case, medical treatments CAN go hand in hand with natural therapy.
healing requires the use of herbs, taking proper food, doing proper
exercise, meditation and prayer. All these mean a commitment to adopt
a changed life style.
important aspect of your life style is to be positive and practise
forgiveness....share your fears, emotions etc. with others.
My father/mother has cancer. I am not going to let him/her know about it.
We can understand your concern and love for your dear one.?o you want to
shield him/her from this bad news. Of course we respect your desire not to
disclose this information but however, we feel that this is not the correct
move. Cancer is not unique to your own people only. At Cancer Care you can
see many people with cancer. It is so common...and furthermore, you are not
going to die just yet, just because you got cancer. So there is nothing
special about anyone getting cancer. The important thing is to know how to
live with cancer...we must learn more about cancer rather then remain
ignorant about it. How can you expect the sick to change his life style if
you do not tell him about his illness? You can take away the fear of cancer
if you come to Cancer Care and talk about it with us and also share
experiences with the many others who are sick. To live in fear and in
"darkness" is not going to help at all.
& ANSWERS ON DIET
indicates that table salt, refined sugar, refined cooking oil, meat and
dairy products are not good and may be the cause of cancer. We recommend
that you refrain from taking all these. This is
your responsibility. Cancer is your sickness and you must help yourself. No
one else can do that for you. We are aware that this advice is contrary to
what your doctor told you or what you are used to in your old life style.
Then, what do I eat?
Take lots of fruits such as pineapple, papaya, apple, grapes (with the skin
and seed). Drink lots of fresh juices like carrot + green apple, carrot +
celery, soybean juice, etc. For protein, take beans, nuts and sprouts.
Uncooked almond is highly recommended. Take everything in as unprocessed
form as possible. Never eat canned, bottled or preserved stuff. Remember
mankind is created to eat fresh fruits and greens not meat or milk.
When I don? eat meat, I have no strength!
That is a mental block that has been programmed into you. Read up-to-date
books and you will know that we have learnt the wrong things. Do elephants
and cows eat meat or steamed chicken? Some authors wrote that cancer even
love to grow on pork or chicken meat!
I am sick, I need nutritious, strengthening food?
Dr. Johanna Brandt wrote: "Feeding the patient to keep up his strength
is the surest way of killing him."
I cannot eat fruits/veggie; they are cooling or produce wind!
This is another mental block. Fruit juice ferments in a dirty stomach,
producing gases or wind. That? why you are sick. If your stomach and
intestine were clean then there would be no problem.
The food has no taste!
Try your best to prepare a good delicious healthy meal. There are many ways
to do it if you are prepared to learn or ask. You need to change your old
attitude about food. Remember that you can EAT yourself into the grave. The
choice is yours.
Are there substitutes for these "forbidden food"?
Yes. For salt, use sea-salt water or kelp kind of Japanese seaweed). For
oil, use a bit of olive oil (but do not cook), for cooking use ghee, sesame
seed oil or butter. For sugar, use a bit of raw honey. Remember that many
things contain "hidden" sugar in them, such as ice cream, Milo,
chocolate, etc. Keep off.
Can I eat rice or oat?
Yes, use unpolished rice. Use rolled oats that needs cooking, not the
instant type. Try mixing oat meal with freshly cut fruits.
Can I eat bottled or preserved food?
Absolutely no. Eat live food, not dead, preserved or frozen food. Your body
needs the minerals and enzymes of fresh food.
How long must I be on this diet?
For as long as you want to live and remain healthy. Remember that diet is
one of the main reasons why people got cancer in the first place. So when
you feel a bit better and are beginning to get well, do not go back and eat
"rubbish" again! Do you want to get sick again?
is one reason why we said earlier that you must have the commitment and the
desire to live. To live means you need a changed life style. You and you
alone are responsible for your own self.
My doctor said, I am already cancer-free...the operation done was perfectly
clean...no more fear of cancer!
It is better to be smart and take preventive measures than to regret later.
We have hundreds of people coming to see us because they were being told
EXACTLY that, and now they are the victims of that fallacy.
& ANSWERS ON CHEMOTHERAPY
Should I go for chemotherapy?
We are sorry we cannot make that decision for you. That has to be your
decision, because you and you alone have to bear the consequences of that
doctors usually send you for chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy after surgery.
That is the standard protocol required of them. It is entirely up to you to
follow their advice or otherwise. Chemotherapy uses poisonous drugs and
nobody can force you to take it. You must give your consent.
How can I make decisions when I do not know anything about chemotherapy?
We agree. Nobody can make a wise decision without having at least some
information. Ask your doctors some questions. Or better still read books on
are aware that it is not fair to ask you to read books especially under such
unfortunate situation.... the mind is so confused. We have done much reading
on your behalf on this subject and the following are some points to
consider. You should verify and discuss them with your doctors or friends
before you make the final decision. Please do not view this as our attempt
to influence you not to go for chemotherapy (some people like to find
What is your position with regards to chemotherapy?
We are not against chemotherapy and we do not totally advocate it either. It
much depends on yourself and your mental attitude. If you are old and cannot
take the drastic side effects, the chances are that you are going to suffer
badly from the treatment and even die because of the treatment and not
because of the cancer. If you are a strong person and can endure it well,
then go ahead and suffer a bit. This may add to some chances of success. The
important point is: If you believe that you are in good hands and can be
cured by chemotherapy, then we should encourage your belief irrespective of
what others say.
Can chemotherapy cure my cancer?
There is no guarantee. Sometimes the lump disappears after chemotherapy and
sometimes more lumps appear even while on the treatment. According to
literature, statistics show 30 to 40 percent success. This means only three
to four persons out of 10 make it. Hopefully, you can be one of the three or
four. Please also note that "cure" here means being able to
survive for five years after treatment. It does not mean you are completely
safe and free of cancer.
Is there a chance of relapse?
Nobody can tell. Some get a relapse even after 15 years of cancer-free life.
For some others, relapse occurs within 3 months after getting a clean bill
of health by the doctors.
What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
Ask those who have undergone the treatment. The severity of side effects
depends on the types of drug and the dosage used. Some suffer nausea,
vomiting, mouth ulcer, bleeding of the mucous membrane, loss of appetite,
not being able to swallow, tastelessness of the tongue, weakness of the
entire body, in some cases failure of vital organs like the kidney, etc. All
these side effects are understandable since the drugs are very poisonous and
can kill both the good cells as well as the cancerous cells. In some
unfortunate cases, it is the good cells that get killed while the cancer
cells remain immune or resistant.
If I do not go for chemotherapy, I am going against my doctor?
advice.....meaning I cannot go back to him again if I need his help in the
You are faced with a real practical problem. We are sorry we cannot help in
this. The problem is beyond us.
You say the drugs are poisonous. Do they harm the body?
Nobody can tell or predict what is going to happen, especially in the long
term. The use of these drugs is an accepted medical protocol at this point
of time and no one can challenge that no matter how "disturbing"
one may feel about it. We do feel disturbed indeed when we read the book The
Politics of Cancer Revisited, written by Samuel Epstein, M.D., in which the
author claimed that Tamoxifen and Evista "are known to cause liver and
ovarian cancers, respectively". However, those with vested interest
suppressed such evidences "representing a medical malpractice verging
on the criminal." Unfortunately, Tamoxifen has been widely used in
females with breast cancer.
& ANSWERS ON RADIOTHERAPY
What do you know about its effect?
We have seen people going through radiotherapy and obtained beneficial
effects. The lumps subsided. However, we have also seen a man who could not
open his mouth and became blind after radiation treatments. As in all things
there are always good and bad. The New Straits Times on 9 August 1998
reported that practice of exposing lung cancer patients to radiation therapy
after surgery to remove tumours may do more harm than good and should not be
used routinely. This conclusion was based on data collected over the past 30
years involving 2,128 lung cancer patients world wide. Patients who had been
treated with radiation therapy after surgery were 21% more likely to die
than those who only had surgery. This work has been published in The Lancet,
a British medical journal.
You seem to speak out against modern medical treatment?
Do not get us wrong. We are not against modern medicine at all. We advise
you to see your doctors first. But just remember that medical science alone
cannot cure or solve all your problems. Do not misunderstand us! Cancer Care
Therapy can complement your other medical treatments, if you believe in
taking herbs. Our mission is to help and care. It does not matter who gets
the credit or what therapy is effective for as long as you feel good and
benefit from it. On the other hand it is also our responsibility to clarify
misconceptions that are ingrained in you - so that you are aware of them.
us close this subject by quoting Julian Whitaker, M.D., in his book,
medicine is in a state of enormous change. There is an explosion of
technology for which a myriad of diagnostic and treatment alternatives...
have sprung. What is not recognized by most patients and doctors is that the
use of this high technology has not been shown, in most cases, to be
superior to conservative, less dangerous methods....we confuse technology
with science.... It is estimated that 50% of all medical practices are
abandoned or replaced by safer or more effective ones every 20 years!"
In short, what Dr. Julian Whitaker was saying is that - what is considered
the "norm" or good for today may prove "unacceptable"
and are rejected in the days to come. "Every era has its mistakes
that only history reveals." Be wise and be warned - why be the
& ANSWERS ON TAKING HERBS
Can I take the herbs and at the same time continue with my doctor?
Yes. Even when you are on chemotherapy or radiotherapy - we know that taking
herbs will help you in many ways.
What are the side effects of the herbs?
Chemotherapy and radiation can destroy and sometimes kill....unfortunately
you forget that! The herbs do no such harm. We have taken the herbs
ourselves. My son and daughter also took them.
those with sickness: you may have diarrhea or churning stomach, feel tired
or suffer pain. All these are good signs that the herbs are effective.
Continue to take the herbs. However, this "healing crisis" usually
disappears after a few days. Do not worry.
Can I take the herbs but would not follow the diet you recommended?
We do not think the herbs will be effective if you still insist on living
your old ways. We have seen many people who are doing so well with the
herbs, and then had a relapse after reverting to "unhealthy food".
This convince us that your diet is also a very important aspect of healing.
So, if you are not prepared to change your diet and your life style, please
do not take the herbs. It is going to be a waste of effort....yours and
Many people tell me that taking herbs is dangerous!
Yes, it would be dangerous if your mind is already fixed on that. If there
is ignorance, there will be bias and the chances are that you will make
scapegoats out of the herbs. Herbs are plant materials and they are not
processed into a concentrated, chemical form like the modern drugs. For
example, Taxol - a drug used in chemotherapy comes from the yew tree (Taxus).
The amount injected into a patient per treatment is equivalent to about one
30-year old tree! If 10 to 20 grams of yew leaves or branches were
prescribed at any one time as herbal medicine, it would perhaps take you
many years to drink up that whole tree. It is altogether a different matter
if you process the whole yew tree, concentrate its chemicals and inject into
your body all in one go! Our opinion is that taking herbs correctly
prescribed would cause no harm. The Chinese and Indians used herbs for
thousands of years. If herbs are harmful to health, do you expect to see so
many Indians and Chinese in this world today? You do not have to wait for
someone in the western world to publish a paper in the journal first before
believing. What an insult to our oriental wisdom and heritage.
we must point out that adulterated herbs are harmful. It is a common
practice among certain bomohs and sinsehs to add modern drugs like steroids,
pain killers etc., to their formulation to ensure immediate results. This is
wrong and unethical. Adding steroids into the herbal preparations is
definitely dangerous to the patients?health and is a criminal act!
Q. Is the use of herbs scientific?
How much science do you know? Are you echoing what others are "selling
to you"? Do not confuse science from technology. Do not be misled.
Science is not equivalent to expensive equipment or giving out pills in
than debating what is scientific or not, it is more prudent to consider this
point seriously. If you are dying... and you take herbs ?and they help
you...what else do you want? Must you know how and why the herbs work in
you? There are many phenomena in life that science just simply cannot
explain! We believe that the inability to explain the mechanism does not
render a healing process unscientific. We also believe that failure to solve
a problem or an inability to explain means we do not know enough. So, take
the first step in scientific enquiry - read and learn.
Can taking herbs contradict my on-going medical treatments? Is there any
scientific evidence to show that herbs are beneficial in cancer treatment?
Let us ask you to read the book, Best of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr.
Xie Zhu-fan. Dr. Xie is a professor of both traditional and modern medicine.
In 1985, 1986 and 1998 he was appointed WHO consultant on traditional
Dr. Xie presented data to show that taking herbs while on radiotherapy
increased the sensitivity of primary liver carcinoma to radiotherapy. This
study was done at Tumour Hospital, Shanghai Medical University from 1980
to 1991 in 228 cases of intermediate liver carcinoma considered
insensitive to radiotherapy.
over 5 years
Taking herbs together with chemotherapy are beneficial. Herbs reduce the
toxic and side effects of chemotherapy.
1983 to 1990, a total of 996 patients with advanced stomach cancer were
observed. Some patients were given herbs in addition to chemotherapy, while
some patients undergone chemotherapy without taking any herbs. In all cases
mitomycin, 5-FU (fluorouracil) and vincristine were administered by
completed 6-weeks course of chemotherapy
+ herbs (twice/day)
Herbs were shown to be an effective medicine for some cancers. A
comparative study was carried out in Longhua Hospital, Shanghai on herbal
medication and chemotherapy on advanced squamous carcinoma of the lungs.
Each treatment consisted of 30 patients.
survival period (days)
month survival rate
similar study was done to compare the effects of herbs, radiotherapy and
chemotherapy. Patients with primary liver cancer of Stage II were given
chemotherapy and radiotherapy while patients with Stage III primary liver
cancer were treated with herbs. The results were as follows.