Kidney Cancer: Part 1 – Die of Cancer But Don’t Die A Bankrupt

Language: Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia

It is bad enough to be diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer. The situation gets more grim when you are told that there would be no cure. And you are told to take a drug that cost 100 million rupiah a month that may prolong your life from 2 months to 2 years (at most). The doctor scold you for not wanting to take the medication “because the more you wait, the more the cancer will spread and spread. You will not have any more hope”.
To offer a solution whereby the drug cost so much money is not solution to a normal wage earner. It is bad enough to get cancer but it would be even worse to make him a bankrupt while he is still alive – and perhaps leave a pile of debt that requires even his grandchildren to repay. Even if he live for an extra two years. What good is that?
On top of that, prolonging life comes with another price – severe side-effects.
So, is it really worth it?

 

Kidney Cancer: Part 2 – Expensive Drug That Does Not Cure

 

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Kidney Cancer: Remove One and a Half Kidney

Language:  Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia

SK’s problem started two years ago. He had blood in his urine. This problem disappeared after he took some medicine prescribed by his doctor. In May 2011, there was blood in his urine again. An ultrasound on 27 May 2011 indicated a 67.2 X 64.2 mm mass in his right kidney and a 70.5 X 56.0 mm. With medication, his problem disappeared again.
Mid-November 2011, SK had blood in his urine again. This time he went to Singapore for further consultation. A CT scan on 16 November 2011, indicated a large mass, 6.7 X 8.4 X 7 cm in his left kidney. The right kidney has a nodular mass, 6.6 X 4.9 X 6.4 cm in size. Appearances are highly of bilateral renal neoplasm.
A blood test on 16 November 2011 showed elevated creatinine level (141.0). His alkaline phosphatase at 165 and GGT at 228 were high. A bone scan done on 21 November 2011 indicated mildly increased tracer uptake in the paranasal region, likely due to inflammatory process. There is no conclusive evidence of bony metastases.
Based on the above, the doctor in Singapore said he was 95 per cent sure that SK has kidney cancer. SK was asked to undergo an operation to remove the tumours in both his kidneys. This would involve removing one and a half kidney. There is a 50:50 chance that the remaining one half of the other kidney may not function after the surgery. If this happens, SK would have to be on dialysis.

Kidney Cancer: A Success Story

Language: English

When JS was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney, he had a surgery to remove his his cancerous kidney. Immediately after that he started on CA Care Therapy – took herbs, change to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Today, fifteen years later, he is still very well, living a normal quality life. In fact he is healthier than many people his age. He is still following CA Care Therapy.

 

Kidney Cancer: Metastasis to Lungs

Language : English

53 years old patient with Grade 2, Renal cell carcinoma. He underwent surgery but had no other follow up treatment. 7 years down the road, cancer metastasized to his lungs.

 

Sutent

After 7 years, his cancer metastasized to his lungs. His oncologist prescribed Sutent which cost him RM18,000 per month. However he suffered intolerable side effects. His skin yellowed. He had diarrhea. His face was swollen. He had mouth and throat sores and lost his taste. He suffered hypertenstion and hand-foot syndrome. His skin started to peel. When the dose of Sutent was reduced, he suffered similar effects. There was so much pain that he was unable to stand up and walk. He told the oncologist: I am stopping Sutent. I might die because of the drug and not because of the cancer.

 

Evirolimus (Afinitor)

At first Sutent shrunk tumour but the side effects on patient was intolerable. Oncologist switched to Everolimus (Afinitor) that cost RM30,000 per month, i.e. RM1,000 / tablet / day. However, patient suffered side effects: ulceration of mouth with itchiness.

NHL-Kidney: Relapsed 3 Years Later

Language : English

When Tham was diagnosed with cancer in 1995.,he underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy. But, 3 years later, he had a relapse. He was put on oral chemo. He suffered pain, was unable to sleep, felt miserable and fainted 3 times. He started taking CA Care herbs in September 1999 and bounced back to life. On 1 March 2000, the doctor told him he was cancer free and suggested a bone marrow transplant. He refused. He is still very much alive today (June, 2009).