According to the evolvement of my cancer-diagnosis, which I had in August of 2015 and forward to today in July of 2016, I would like to report the following:
I was diagnosed with cancer in the gullet with spread to lymphatics in the throat and additional tumor in the liver. The primary tumor was measured to be app. 11cm long and at one point covering some two thirds of the circumference of the gullet. The tumor in the throat to be app. 13mm and the node in the liver app. 23mm. I was given a prognosis on survival of less than a year. And with no chance of surgery.
I went through the traditional treatment: A coarse chemotherapy and indeed completed with surgery…
It was my choice to provide, whatever could be provided of other aiding actions. Tried to focus on positive issues in life. I kept in shape with physical training and made sure to take extra vitamins – BCD + ordinary all-round multivitamins. Calcium, magnesium and iron. Fish oil – omega 3 fatty acid. I practiced yoga, martial arts and ran as much as my condition allowed. I broke a record as I came running to one of my treatments at the oncological department. That was never done before, I was told. (I did not set any speed-records, however…) And of alternative treatments, I went to, were healing and not least acupuncture.
Previously I have used traditional acupuncture with good results; however traditional acupuncture is not known for having any significant effect on cancer. But when you have a diagnosis like the one I had, you do not have anything to lose by trying other measures. I read about parallel-acupuncture, which to this day only few acupuncturists are practicing. I cannot in detail account for the connections in the effect of this treatment. But a substantial part is, that this treatment optimizes the body`s own immune-system. “Re-sets” it, so to speak. It provides a good function of blood-vessels, lymphatics, liver and kidneys and additionally it enhances the desired effects of chemotherapy as it limits the un-desired side-effects. I had this treatment approximately once a week, starting almost simultaneously with the chemotherapy. I had a clear and instantaneous sensation of change in the body- among other effects – that I (due to better drainage) quickly felt a need to empty my bladder and the swelling of my lower legs was rapidly shrinking. These effects prevailed for several days if not longer. I did have some of the foretold side-effects. But not as bad as predicted. I kept most of my hair for instance.
Throughout my traditional chemotherapy the scannings showed significant shrinking of the three tumors that were detected. At the end of my chemo-progress I was scanned again, this time both CT and PET. To the astonishment of the entire established system the scannings now showed, that the tumor in my throat could not be detected. The primer tumor in my gullet as well as the metastasis in my liver had shrunk a lot. Primer tumor was now estimated to 15mm and tumor in the liver was app. 13mm! So now I was offered surgery! I accepted the offer, thinking; “now or never”. I was prepared to have a substantial part of my stomach removed and the remaining part stitched onto the gullet. During surgery the surgeons decided to remove the stomach completely. This was analyzed, and no cancer-tissue was found! So looking back, I would have preferred this to be analyzed before surgery… Anyway, it is indeed possible to function without a stomach, but it does urge you to have much more focus on how you can eat. The tumor in the liver was “boiled” by means of ultrasound. At the following briefing by the doctors, the expressions >absolutely wild< and >very astonishing< were used several times. It was evaluated that my response on chemotherapy was positive beyond expectation!
Overall, I too am pleasantly surprised! But soberly considered you might ask yourself. How come that such a sinister diagnosis can be turned to such positive realities? This is difficult to answer, exactly what did what in this process, when so many things were brought into this game? To me, though, there is no doubt, that the parallel acupuncture, I received – and receive – at the Hugo Nilsen Institute in the small town of Gram in southern Jutland, has had a significant – if not crucial effect on the fortunate result. This is my personal story. And naturally I cannot make statements on, how other patients progress will be! But I invite Hugo Nielsen to bring this story on his homepage.
PS.: First scanning after recovering from surgery showed no signs of active cancer anywhere in my body!
Gert V.. Odense, Denmark,