From the Convention Circuit...Charlotte reports on recoveries from kidney and breast cancer.

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From the Convention Circuit...Charlotte reports on recoveries from kidney and breast cancer

As our regular friends and readers know, we are always very gratified and excited when we go to health conventions and meet recovered patients who have used the Gerson(TM) Therapy and saved their lives. In the course of the National Health Federation convention in Pasadena this January, we had the pleasure of seeing several of our former patients and we are anxious to share their stories with our readers.

David Saracoff

David Saracoff is going to be 65 this year. In October of 1990, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer that had spread to both kidneys. He had originally gone to his urologist because of an enlarged prostate that was giving him some problems urinating. At the time of treatment for this problem, he was also given an I.V.P. test The I.V.P. revealed "a depression, like something was pressing on his kidney". To check further, a CAT scan was done but nothing showed outside of his kidneys, however tumors showed in both kidneys: five or six tumors in the right kidney, three in the left. A needle biopsy was done on the largest tumor and showed positive for a fast growing malignancy. His doctor told David he could not remove only the tumors because they were too close to the major blood supply to the kidneys. He said that "this was the worst possible scenario he could possibly imagine" but suggested removing both kidneys. This would have required David to receive permanent dialysis for the rest of his life. David refused. Another doctor sent him to UCLA for an `experimental interferon program'. The oncologist at UCLA would not allow David to participate in the experimental program, since there was a chance David was `curable' by removing both kidneys.

At this point, David was sent back to his surgeon/urologist for removal of his kidneys. David also asked about a kidney transplant, but he was told that the immunosuppressant drugs required in order for his body not to reject the new kidney would cause his cancer to recur. (!) David was also told that if he was going for nutritional treatment first, it might be too late to do surgery. He refused the surgery nonetheless.

Instead, in January of 1991, David came to the Gerson Therapy hospital in Mexico. His first urinalysis after checking in showed a slight amount of blood in his urine. None showed in any of his subsequent tests. He did the strict therapy for two years, and continues on a less intensive treatment. Six years later, David is down to four carrot juices, one green, and a coffee enema every other day. He still does the castor oil treatment every other month. He has regular blood tests and urinalyses done and David reports that his doctor commented: "he never sees blood tests this good, they are better than his own." Since kidney cancer tends to spread to the lungs, David had lung X-rays done some months ago. His lungs showed clear.

David is currently in good health, has fair energy, his weight is steady, his appetite and sleep normal. He is pain free. He is "fairly active, bought a motor home and took a trip back East for seven weeks, and went camping." Surprisingly, tumors still show in his kidneys. At the time of his diagnosis and biopsy, these were `fast growing.' Since they have not changed in six years, we have to assume that they are either encapsulated or calcified and `dead.' If they were active, they would be growing and/or spreading. They remain unchanged and no other cancer has appeared in his body for the past six years, so it is fairly safe to assume that the tumors are either dead or encapsulated.

Paula Bambic

The next patient was not herself present at the convention; a friend reported that she was well after a bout of breast cancer. Since breast cancer is unfortunately so widespread, we felt that this story should also be reported. We took her name and phone number and talked to her.

In October of 1991, before her period, Paula Bambic felt a lump in her breast. A mammogram showed a shadow. Her doctor urged a needle biopsy, which was done and confirmed a fast growing malignancy. Her doctor suggested surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Paula refused. He then suggested that she should at least have a lumpectomy. Paula had a lumpectomy on an outpatient basis, in the course of which about a quarter of her breast was removed. Following this procedure, her surgeon told her that he found her entire breast full of cancer and that Paula should have a complete mastectomy. Paula knew about the Gerson Therapy, besides her minister at church the next Sunday, urged her to "look into the Gerson Therapy."

In December of 1991, Paula came to the Gerson Therapy hospital in Mexico. Nine months later, she was cancer free, all her tests looked good, her cancer markers are normal. She now reports that she "feels wonderful" and stays close to the therapy. Her weight is steady, her appetite and sleep are normal, she travels extensively, gives much of her time to work as a full volunteer at church besides enjoying and spending much time with her three year-old grandson. She says that recovering from cancer was "an incredibly wonderful experience in all ways". At a little over five years since the start of her treatment, we can claim a "cure" of her breast cancer.

Article copyright The Gerson Institute.

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By Charlotte Gerson

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