(Im not sure where to put this, but I hope if moved, it says on ATS, as it will get little to no attnetion elsewhere.)
My mother has been battling cancer for the better part of 3 years now. I cant recall the name of the cancer, but it was an aggressive and rare uterin
cancer. Initially, she had surgery that removed a sausage-like tumor (3 small tumors strung together), but opted out of chemo/radiation therapy. She
decided that she would rather try alternative therapies as apparently, these specific type of cancer did not respond well to chemo. She went to
Mexico for some kind of treatments, which included gershan(sp?) therapy(coffee enema's among other things, if im not mistaken) After returning, her
cancer levels were down (not gone) and she was feeling better.
She continued with energy works, alternative therapies, and minimal western intervention but it came back and with gusto. She had emergency surgery
whihc put stints through her back into her kidneys to allow drainage, in hopes they would regain strength. They did and she decided to go for chemo
to get rid of the tumor growing in her abdomen.
Her kidneys regained function and the chemo helped shrink the tumors down to a minimal level (what we hoped was operable.) But she laid the bombshell
on me sometime after christmas and before new years, that she could feel her tumors spreading again.
She has decided after some "soul seeking" to see this, Jon of God
guy in brazil.
My Problems With This
She claims she has read the skeptic encounters as well as the encounters that speak highly of him. But my mother isnt looking at this critically.
She believes in miracle cures and the likes (not to say I dont per se.) And Im really concerned that she is going to spend most of her savings on this
trip (sometime in feb) and get nothing, in the ways of a cure/help, out of it.
I have read some of the other threads on ATS about this guy, but I am asking ATS members who are more knowledgable on this topic to give me some
insight, both good and bad so I can compile it and show it to her, in effect, help her make a more informed decision.
At this stage, everyone in my family knows there is no cure for her cancer and any care offered to her is pallative. We have supported whatever
decisions she has made regardless of our personal feelings about the treatment she had chosen. But with resources dwindling, I am very concerned she
is goint to get suckered into something that will bare little benefit.
Thank you, to all those that take time to help a fellow ATS member out.