Q and A
Q - My PSA has been fluctuating between 4 and 12,
My doctor wants to do a biopsy but I know that they can spread cancer.
Is there any reason other than cancer that would make my PSA go up and down?
A - Yes there are many reasons your PSA can go up and down.
Have you had any dental work done lately? Dental work causes inflammation, which can make your PSA rise. Any type of infection or inflammation ( especially prostatitis) can make your PSA go up temporarily, especially after the age of 50. BPH, or an enlarged prostate, also makes the PSA go up.
You should not have sex for 48 hours before a PSA test. Riding a bicycle or motorcycle during the 48 hours before a test can also cause the PSA to be higher than normal. Never get a PSA test done if you are sick ( even a cold).
If you get a high PSA reading, you might consider waiting a month and having another test done.
Urologists are always eager to do a biopsy, but as you know, even needle biopsies leave tracks, and can spread cancer. If you have early prostate cancer, we do not require biopsies due to the risk of spread. Our prostate hyperthermia is painless and has no side effects, and we have a 90 - 95% cure rate. So before doing a biopsy, you can send us your PSA report and our doctors will contact you to discuss your treatment options. There is never a cost for this.
Q - What exactly is radio frequency hyperthermia and how does it work? Mary Ellen, UK
A - There are several types of hyperthermia: sound wave, microwave, perfusion and radio wave. The radio frequency hyperthermia is done only in Germany and is the most effective type of medical hyperthermia. It works like this:
Cancer cells hide from your immune system by coating themselves over and over with a sticky protein called fibirin. Fibirin is a mucous, that gets hard and makes a shell around the cancer cell, effectively shielding it from your immune system and even conventional therapies. ( One reason conventional medicine uses such a harsh does of chemo is because it has to penetrate that hard fibirin shell).
With radio wave hyperthermia, a special machine pulses a very specific frequency of radio wave through the body. This frequency heats up all the cells from the inside out. In normal cells, this heat passes right through the cell wall. Normal cells are not affected in any way which is why there are no side effects. This therapy also destroys abnormal cells, viruses, fungus and parasites.
In the cancer cells, the heat is trapped inside the fibirin shell and cannot get out. Only in the cancer cells, the heat builds up and builds up until it destroys the cell. When all the cancer cells are destroyed, there is nothing left to reproduce, so your cancer is gone.
This treatment is safe, painless, non invasive and has no side effects.
Whole body hyperthermia is usually done only once a week.
Local or regional hyperthermia can be done daily.
Microwave hyperthermia is done in the US and Mexico. Only a very small area at a time can be treated with microwaves, and the cancer must be near the surface of the skin as microwaves don't penetrate too far below the epidermis. In addition, microwave hyperthermia is done with full dose radiation, as by itself microwave hyperthermia is not effective. Would you stick your hand in a microwave?
Sound wave hyperthermia heats the entire area or body, raising the body's temperature to kill cancer cells. Patients experience heat with this treatment, but since it can be done daily, doctors can slowly increase the temperature according to how the patient tolerates the heat. It is an effective therapy but does not work the same way as radio wave hyperthermia. Sound waves can artificially create a fever in the body, which stimulates the immune system.
During Perfusion hyperthermia a port is installed near the clavicle, and the blood is removed in a closed, continuous system similar to dialysis.
The blood flows into a UV light machine which heats the blood and kills parasites, fungus and viruses. As the blood returns to the body, fresh oxygen is pumped into the blood. As the blood circulates, the oxygen in blood kills cancer cells. This procedure is done in an operating room, and is so aggressive it is usually only done once during a patient's stay. Perfusion is not offered in Germany. However some clinics do use Photopheresis and Ultraviolet Blood Drips - using a IV, it is a less sophisticated form of Perfusion and also very effective.
Hyperthermia is jut one of many completely natural therapies that, when combined with additional aggressive therapies can cure cancer.
Q - I know you work with clinics in both Germany and Mexico. How do you decide which ones are best for me? – Lydia G., Rochester NY
A - Great question, Lydia. Since we've been working with cancer patients for over two decades, you can imagine how much feedback we receive. When a patient returns from a clinic, we ask about everything – the food, cleanliness of the rooms, was the staff friendly and helpful, results of their latest medical tests, were there any problems, would they recommend this clinic, etc.
We also keep track of changes – if a new doctor takes over a clinic, the protocols, success rates and philosophy of the clinic may change. Sometimes a doctor brings in a new medicine or changes the protocols, and the success rate will either suffer or improve.
We monitor clinic costs. If we hear that patients are quoted one cost and then when they get to a clinic there are additional charges, we know they are price gouging and we will remove them from our list of recommended clinics.
Over the years, we have observed that some clinics have excellent success with one type of cancer and not much success with other types. Some are great with newly diagnosed cases but not with advanced cancer. Some won't take patients that have had chemotherapy. Some will not admit patients with liver involvement. There are many criteria we monitor so that when you call us, we can let you know which clinics may be best for you and your diagnosis.
Q - Do the doctors and nurses in these clinics speak English or will I need a translator? Emily R., Johnson City, TN
A- Yes, the majority of medical staff speak excellent English. You will not need a translator.
Q - Can you describe the average patient that goes to these clinics? Blake C., Indianapolis, IN
A- The average patient is stage 4, and has had all the chemo and radiation possible, and they've been told to get their affairs in order. Conventional medicine has failed them, and they are looking for new hope. Many of these patients recover completely and others live much longer than their conventional doctors predicted, and they have good quality of life and no side effects from the treatments.
Q - I tried to get into a clinic in Germany, but they did not accept me. Why wouldn't they help me? Glenda, Lake Arrowhead, CA
A – Other than a website, most clinics do not advertise. They rely on their reputation for success. As a rule, if a clinic cannot help you, they will not accept you. It would be a waste of your time and money, and would hurt their reputation. If you are accepted by a clinic we recommend, you can feel confident that you will have a good outcome. Remember, there are some clinics who take anyone with the price of admission. Patients all get the same treatments, and you feel like you are on an assembly line. We would never recommend this type of clinic. Please call us, and we'll be happy to help you find the right clinic.
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