OUR CANCER SPOT

Questions and Answers

 

Do you have questions?

Here are the most common questions asked us:

Do I have to travel?

You cannot do this treatment from home. You need to travel to use our equipment and supplies.

Do you treat children?

Yes, many of the patients are children. Most children, unfortunately, have brain tumors or leukemia; both are highly treatable.

What is your percentage of remission?

Remission, means cancer is not seen or large enough to be viewed on conventional testing equipment. We like to talk about survival.  The rate of survival depends on the condition of the patient and the patient's ability to get through recovery. Killing cancer is the first step, eliminating and rebuilding the body are the next two steps.  If you are in good health shape, strong liver, kidneys, heart and lungs recovery is quick and rate of survival is over 80 percent.  That goes down as the patient demonstrates health issues. We do not like to give someone a number as there are always variables. Still we our rate of survival is superior to anyone else in the world that we have seen.

How long do you have to stay?

That is dependent upon your particular case, The extent of progression, size of tumors, health condition, chemo or radiation damage, etc; all play a large part in the length of stay. Typically treatment is three weeks.

What is the cost?

The cost needs to be discussed our billing department - cytoluminatorbilling@gmail.com   Beth can explain everything to you.  It is far more reasonable than any other place you may be looking to go. We also only charge once, so if you need to return to us for cancer further treatment [this is very rare] there is no further treatment charge.  No one else does that. We stand behind what we do. Melonie in Admissions can also be of great assistance: cytloluminatoradmissions@gmail.com

Does anyone get a kick-back?

No, we do not morally or ethically believe in commissions or kick-back. There has been some rumor that we paid Jesicha's Hope but that is not true and they now only work with patients after leaving us with After Care that they are highly dedicated to do. Because they are in the US and can deal with international banking as we here in the Phlippines do not, our billing department has commissioned them to use them for some payments using credit cards. This is not common and we thank them for their help. Otherwise. Jesicha's Hope only works with the scientist in After Care capacity.  They are by no means an employee.

Can we talk to someone, this might be a scam?

We do not give out names, no doctor's office, hospital or clinic will give out lists of their patients, that is in violation of personal information. There are regulations that prohibit sharing of such personal information. We respect people's privacy. Do you ask your oncologist if chemo is a scam? And you all know it is poison and willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars without asking any proof.  We are not a scam. If you do not feel comfortable, don't come.

You may also want to review our TRANSPARENCY PAGE. We are not a scam.

Is there a waiting list?

We can take 5 patients per three weeks. Please try not to wait until you are desperate and we have to move patients around to get you in. We understand emergencies and will accommodate all patients as quickly as possible.

How do I know if I qualify?

Send your details: name, age, when diagnosed, what treatments have you had, what treatments are you now undergoing, your liver, heart, kidney and lung condition and any medications or supplements you are now using.  If you have blood work or scan reports that is helpful. Give this to Melonie at cytoluminatoradmissions@gmail.com and she will will have the scientist and doctor review the information to qualify you for treatment.

Are you a clinic?

No, we are a private center, we do this out of the goodness of our hearts and not in this for huge profits. We cover our costs of living and expenses for equipment and supplies as well as staff.  You will be staying at a lovely patient house in a private setting overlooking the great city of Cebu. It is lovely, quiet and peaceful; the perfect place to heal. Our staff make your stay easy and comfortable. Many of our patients want to return just to visit.

QUESTIONS ABOUT TREATMENT

Does the treatment hurt? 

When done properly there is no real pain involved.  As the process begins the patient will feel a sensation of tingling followed by a feeling of heat.  The laser is moved to a new site while the sensation is still tolerable, and the feeling of heat subsides as soon as the laser is moved.

Is the treatment dangerous? 

The treatment is never as dangerous as the disease which is being treated.  In cases of advanced cancer there will be a challenge to the body as it tries to remove the waste products, and this may require support of the liver and kidneys which is supervised by the doctors.  If there seems to be a serious challenge to the body it is possible to go slower to allow the body to keep up.

How long does the treatment take?  

That depends on what is being treated.  Autoimmune disorders like MS are treated on a 10 to 14 day protocol.  Bacteria and viruses take the same amount of time.  Cancer with the new protocol is a three week treatment, if we have any indications the treatment has not been completed we extend the treatment for as long as it takes at no extra cost.  If for any reason we find out later the treatment has not been totally successful, all you have to pay for is the return trip and we will treat you at no extra cost. There is never a recharge to treat the same condition or type of cancer. If you develop a secondary cancer not yet growing from the use of chemotherapy or radiation or future exposure to toxins we will treat a former patient a largely discounted price as a good faith gesture.

How expensive is the treatment?

 Autoimmune and Bacterial disease should be less expensive to treat, cancer is more expensive due to the chemicals and time involved.  One reason for setting up in the Philippines is the reduced cost.  Our cost of treatment is $35,000 USD which includes complete treatment, the patient pays for living expenses and supplements beyond this price but still remains very reasonable, the main proprietary medications are included in the basic cost. Financial aid or charity help is always available, you need to ask Beth in Billing cytoluminatorbilling@gmail.com

Can financing be arranged?

 Please speak to Beth in billing cytoluminatorbilling@gmail.com  or Melonie in admissions: cytoluminatoradmissions@gmail.com

Is there damage to normal cells?

 No treatment is perfect and it is not possible to make absolutely certain that no healthy tissue is damaged.  This applies to all medicine, not just PDT. 

There will be some amount of sensitizer in normal tissue and it may damage the tissue to some small degree.  This usually takes the form of mild erythema (redness with mild swelling) which disappears overnight.  The amount of damage to healthy tissue is VERY small when compared to chemo, radiation, surgery and is even less than many antibiotics. 

The unique Nano molecule formulation which we use minimizes the amount of sensitizer in normal tissue. Nerves are particularly immune to PDT.

How deep can the treatment penetrate?

 If you read about PDT on the internet it is common to see the statement that it can only penetrate a few millimeters. That is true with the treatment commonly used elsewhere, but the technical advances we have made allow us much deeper penetration.  It is basically limited by the amount of time the light is applied.

We have successfully killed cancer in the center of the brain, throughout the lungs and have excellent response with bone metastases. 

What types of cancer can be treated?

 Most cancers which have an adequate amount of oxygen respond reasonably well to PDT.  Lung cancer, prostate cancer, some types of breast cancer and colon cancer are just a few types which we know do respond to PDT.

Some of the more difficult to treat cancers are Glioma, Head and Neck and Pancreatic.  These cancers never respond to any form of treatment as it is used by others. We are currently implementing new adjunctive therapies to improve the response rate of these cancers, and we intend to continue treating them as conventional therapies do little or nothing for the patient compared to PDT. We are currently getting remissions which are impossible by any other method.

How do you reduce the sensitizer in normal tissue?

 Cancer makes vessels to feed its self which are “leaky”; they will allow larger molecules to pass than normal vessels will.  Making our molecule into a “nano-particle” causes it to go to the cancer much more than into normal cells. 

How can a technique which kills cells change autoimmune diseases? 

A lot of research has been done on this subject but I think it would be foolish to say we have a complete understanding of how this works.

What we do know is that the immune cells which are attacking the body are more active, and some research indicates this higher level of activity causes them to take up more sensitizer than less active immune cells.

Another paper written on this subject says that it is an antigen specific kill, so it attacks only the immune cells which are out of order.

How long does the change in autoimmune disorders last? 

We can only answer that when we have longer studies, but at present we know that Scleroderma which had existed for 15 years and resisted all conventional treatment went away after three treatments, and has not returned 7 years later.  MS patients seem to have improvement in their condition which lasts for years, how many years we can’t yet say but our first patient was treated about 14 years ago and is still okay.

What level of improvement in symptoms can be expected?

 This depends on how advanced the disease is, and what sort of disease is being treated.  If we look at MS for example, we have seen stunning remissions of nearly all symptoms in patients who were using canes, walkers and were about ready for a wheel chair.  Most of these patients had recovery which left them very functional with no overt symptoms of MS. Although most of them still feel they have MS, they no longer collapse when exposed to heat or the things they were allergic to before. MS patients with extensive nerve damage may not recover full functionality for months, if ever.

Our experience with Diabetes comes from the fact that there is a very high frequency of Diabetes in cancer patients.  In our experience the occurrence of Diabetes in cancer patients is at least 100 times higher than in normal patients.

We see reductions in blood glucose levels starting 2 or 3 days after initiating cancer treatment.  As an example, a couple of patients were often showing 12 to 15 blood sugar levels, and they both returned to 5.5 to 7 after cancer treatment.  

We don’t know how long this lasts, but one patient that we were able to follow up on still has normal blood sugar levels two years after treatment.

Does PDT always suppress the immune system? 

 No, interestingly when other types of disease are being treated, it has the effect of activating the immune system against the disease being treated.

How can PDT suppress the immune system in autoimmune disease and activate it in other diseases? 

Again, a lot of research has gone into this question and although a fairly comprehensive picture exists, it would be foolish to assume we have all of the answers.  What we do know is that it causes the creation of a “vaccine” inside the body.  Normally vaccines are created by taking a sample of a cell or a virus and breaking it down with UV light or radiation.  PDT does a better job of disassembling the DNA or RNA strands, and thereby creates a very good vaccination “in situ” (in place).

Does this vaccination and immune stimulation guarantee the cancer will be killed and not return?

 Not on its own, but it is a good start.  Cancer can mount a defense against the immune system.  The exact methods of this are complicated.  The short answer is that it can help to fight the cancer if we add other antibodies or adjuvants to overcome the defenses of cancer against immune system attacks. One of the most powerful adjuvants in the world is withaferin, but it is not commonly available.  We had to have a custom extract of the leaves from a plant that is normally only used as a root extract, but we have that in place now in sufficient quantity to treat many patients.

How do you know where to use the laser?  

In the case of tumors located near the surface we can use fluorescence as seen with a special camera to verify the presence and location of cancer, but we always require a thorough scan before we start treatment.  MRIs, CT scans and PET scans are all helpful in determining where the target is.  Normally we will not treat patients unless they have current scans, preferably on a CD.

Can you arrange scans? 

Yes, the doctors at the clinic can get scans done in a timely fashion and at minimum cost.

Will blood markers fall immediately?  

This is not very predictable.  The difficulty lies in the fact that blood markers consist of parts of the cancer floating around in the blood.  When we kill a large volume of cancer the blood markers often skyrocket for a period of time.  Some may stabilize in just a few weeks, others like CEA take six months to clear from the body.

Is this curative or palliative treatment? 

That depends on the type of cancer and how advanced it is.  It is fair to say that regardless of the type of cancer the earlier we see a patient the better the chance is of a complete cure. As mentioned earlier some types of cancer are difficult to treat.  In most cases the treatment will provide relief from symptoms and an extension of enjoyable life. Several doctors have said that when it is not curative it is certainly the golden standard of palliative care.  This is when we are treating difficult and very advanced cases.  Otherwise we can say we know we can kill any cancer, it is the recovery period that can be difficult for advanced cases.  Our research continues and our survival rates are increasing each year.

Can bone metastases be treated? 

Yes, interestingly some of our greatest successes are with types of cancer which simply do not respond to chemo or radiation, and bone metastases are one example of this.  There are two types of bone metastases, some eat the bone away and others grow lumps in or on the bone.  Both types are very painful.  Both types respond very will to PDT if we can get enough light to the cancer.  Deep tumors in the hip sockets and the large bone in the leg are more difficult.  How well they can be treated depends on the body type of the patient.  Smaller lighter patients don’t have as much muscle to stop the light so they respond better and faster.

Is there any type of cancer which does not respond at all to PDT?

 No, I believe all types of cancer do respond to PDT better than to chemo or radiation.  With our new chemicals being added to the treatment protocol, we are seeing stunning remissions in just days, in some cases in one day. 

Can bone metastases be treated with PDT? 

Yes, it is very effective for bone metastases.  When I was first asked about this I was not sure whether the sensitizer would accumulate in bone mets, but a paper written by another researcher said it was very effective, so we started using PDT for bone mets and we are always able to provide significant relief if not complete remission.

Can the spine and brain be treated safely? 

Of course the concern in these areas would be nerve integrity.  We find that in animal tests sensitizer does not accumulate in healthy nerve cells.  We have successfully treated spinal columns and brains with no apparent damage to the nerves.

Are all types of bone mets treatable? 

We have treated mets from breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer in the spine, skull, brain, lungs, adrenal glands, omentum and bladder with no complication.  Deep involvement like the femur and the hip socket will usually require a lot of laser time but we have recently developed a MUCH more powerful light source to shorten treatment time.

Can PDT be used after or during chemo or radiation treatment?

 Both chemo and radiation do substantial damage to healthy tissue.  Chemo patients who have had several courses of treatment will have very fragile veins which make infusion difficult.  In spite of these complications PDT can be and has been used successfully after chemo and / or radiation.  Most of our patients come to us as a last resort and have already had all of the conventional therapy which has failed and they have been told nothing can be done.  In spite of this we have a reasonable degree of success treating these patients.

What is the likelihood of success with treatment? 

That depends on how we define success.  We know that at least 95% of our patients get significant benefit from treatment and a fair number have complete remission.  We don’t know exactly what percentage have complete remission, but I would guess it is in the range of 75%  Another 25% have partial remission, which is defined as at least 50% of the cancer being destroyed.  Due to significant improvements in our medications, lights and protocol we expect to see 90% or better complete remission in patients treated now.

How does this effect life span? 

Again, that is a difficult question to answer until we have a few more years of experience, but it appears that many of the patients who are in partial remission seem to be stable, either the cancer is gradually reducing or at least not growing.  We believe we extend the lives of most of our patients and improve their comfort and vitality of those that are in very late stages or very advanced progression. For those that we are able to help eliminate tumors and cancer tissue survival and complete cure are more common. We are steadily discovering more and more thereby making great strides in making AfterCare more successful giving more patients complete cures.

Can PDT be used for lymphatic involvement? 

 We have successfully treated many types of cancer in several lymph node areas. In my opinion it is better to use PDT for early lymphatic metastases than radiation in all cases, better than surgery which will spread the cancer, and should be used as a first course of treatment before chemo.

Will you treat lymphatic involvement which has been diagnosed by sentinel node biopsy?

 Yes, we can treat it and the chances of success are better than having the lymph nodes removed, plus there is no damage to the lymphatic system.  However, after any sort of biopsy there is a higher chance that it has already metastasised to other areas.

Can all areas of the lymphatic system be treated?

 Yes and no.  In theory what works in one area should work in another, and we have equal luck dealing with the relatively superficial lymphatic chains.  Mediastinal and deep inguinal nodes are more difficult to reach.

Are there complications with lymphatic treatment? 

Yes, there can be.  If you think of a lymphatic vessel as being like a hose, and then imagine someone has packed it full of clay and left it to dry, you have a reasonable idea of what is going on when cancer has invaded the lymphatic system.  We use a custom ultrasound device unlike anything being used elsewhere to help open up the lymphatic system, plus this particular wavelength of ultrasound kills cancer directly.

Can anything be done to deal with these complications?

 Yes, there are a variety of self care techniques and intervention which can relieve the symptoms of lymphatic oedema in most cases.  In any event, if PDT is not used the situation will only get worse with time.   By killing the cancer we make it possible for the immune system to gradually clean up the mess.  The trick is in supporting the patient while all this is going on.

Can PDT and Chemo be used simultaneously?  Because chemo does so much damage to the immune system it is better to follow one with the other.

Anti-Bacterial Treatment

Most people today are aware that the medical system is in a bit of a crisis due to new anti-biotic resistant strains of bacteria, but few people know just how bad the situation is because hospitals try to cover it up.

England has had a mandatory reporting law on Golden Staph for years, and the numbers coming out of this are terrifying.  Over a ten year period it has been multiplying times ten every two years.  As of 2008 it was expected to kill more people than cancer.  The numbers are the same throughout the world.  All you have to do is drive by a hospital for a few days and you will see a youngish person or perhaps 3 or 4 in a wheelchair with a freshly amputated leg.  These aren’t dog bites, they are usually from Staph.

Conventional treatment starts with a very rigorous antibiotic dosage, usually with two or more antibiotics.  Unfortunately these drugs are carcinogenic in some cases, and in most cases they damage the liver and kidneys.  Even more unfortunate is the fact that a lot of patients don’t respond, so that is when they start cutting, trying to cut out infected tissue.  When that doesn’t work they take the leg, arm, hand... whatever is infected. 

What can we do about deadly bacteria?  Fortunately, lab testing shows that these bacteria will never develop a resistance to PDT.  We have treated many infections of  various nasty bacteria, and always get very rapid results. We also use our breakthrough solution: Cytodefense that has shown to kill even the most resistant pathogens.

EXAMPLES:  We have treated mouth infections which had failed to respond to months of antibiotics. We have treated bladder infections of golden staph and pseudomonas which had not been controlled by 4 months of the strongest antibiotics.  The doctors told that patient there was nothing they could do.  It took 15 minutes to stop it.  Cat scratch fever which had been treated for days with double doses of two types of antibiotics was getting worse until we use PDT, which stopped it in a matter of a few minutes. Using PDT and Cytodefense has saved many lives that would have otherwise succumb to a dangerous resistant bacterial infection.

Anti-Viral Treatment

We know that PDT can kill 99.999% of HIV and make the remaining ones unable to replicate in lab experiments.  I believe we can do the same thing in patients using the auto-immune protocol.  We have treated HIV patients and after time they were tested to find they are completely cured.  Cytodefense has been used for viral infections as well showing it's use fighting viruses is very successful.