CANCER OF THE FEMALE GENITALS
Case Histories include Cancer of the Uterus, Cervix, Vulva, Vagina, and Positive Pap Smears
Orthodoxy claims that only one out of every five patients with cancer
confined to the cervix will be dead in five years(1). Statistics could not be
located for cancer of the cervix which had penetrated surrounding tissue, but
they probably would show a mortality rate of at least two times that of a
restricted site. One of every three patients with cancer of the uterus who do
not use Laetrile but choose orthodox therapy instead will be dead in five years
(2) Cancer of the ovaries, when treated by orthodox methods, accounts for a
greater number of deaths than all other genital cancers combined. Two out of
every three patients with cancer of the ovaries who do not choose Laetrile but
choose orthodox therapy instead will be dead in five years. Over one-half of all
patients with cancer of the vagina who submit to orthodox treatment are dead
within eighteen months (3). Keep these facts in mind when reading the following
Laetrile case histories.
(1) Clinical Oncology for Medical Students and Physicians, op. cit.p. 166.
(2)Ibid, p. 172.
(3) Ibid, pp. 174, 181, 183.
W166I: Cancer of the Uterus and Cervix
This sixty-two-year-old woman has a remarkable history of change in Pap smear and tissue studies in just six months. She had had routine physical exams, including normal Pap smears; until March, 1976, at which time the Pap smear report stated, "Atypical cells present. Possibly adeno-origin."
On May 13, 1976, a biopsy was performed and the pathology report read in part as follows:
This woman had not proceeded with the recommended treatment, and finally on June 8, 1976, three months after the initial positive Pap smear, she received a letter from her doctor at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Oakland, California, which read in pan as follows:
The pathology report of the tissue obtained was adenocarcinoma of the endoinetrium. Subsequently, additional tissue was obtained from die endocervical canal and this, too, showed adenocarcinoma of the endometrium.... My conclusion was that you had endometrial carcinoma [cancer] of the uterus with extention to the cervix..
At that time, I, too, [in addition to another medical doctor] advised you that the appropriate treatment for this condition would be hysterectomy with postoperative irradiation with Cobalt to the side pelvis externally and radium to the vaginal vault.
This woman came to the Richardson Clinic to begin metabolic therapy including Laetrile on June 14, 1976. Blood studies were within normal. She received 9 gms. of Laetrile I.V. daily for twenty days and then the I.V. dosage was gradually reduced and supplemented with Laetrile tablets on the days she did not recieve shots. According to the patient, she accepted the vegetarian diet and followed it without allowing herself any exceptions.
She had a Pap smear on September 29, 1976, about three months following the beginning of treatment. The findings were, "Class I—negative." No cancer was present. Tissue pathology exam on December 17, 1976, was also negative for cancer. The patient wrote the Richardson Clinic Novenaber 12, 1976. The letter stated in part as follows:
My first visit to the clinic of Doctor Richardson changed my mind. I had the good luck of meeting a young woman from Santa Barbara, California, already in the waiting room who had been his patient for over two years. She looked healthy, radiant, and full of energy. She had recovered from cancer of the breast through vitamin therapy....
[This sixty-two-year-old woman continues her summary]. I lost weight during the first six weeks of the diet—something I had always wanted. I felt a little weak during the first week and did less jogging than the three miles I usually do each morning. But, I worked in my hard, stressful, and demanding job without any interruption and without anyone noticing any change. As a matter of fact, to this day, I’ve had no more than three days vacation all summer and fall.
The most important fact to me is that I could continued my normal life in all its forms during my treatment, without any absence from work, without pain or other problems. I consider myself healthier now than before, less strained.
Mrs. L., a sixty-one-year-old woman, went to her local doctor on November 5, 1975, because of a brownish discharge from her vagina. Examination revealed a mass on the right side of her pelvis.
The patient was hospitalized for exploratory surgery. On November 17, 1975, her uterus, both fallopian tubes and both ovaries were removed. The frozen section on the right ovary showed adenocarcinoma (cancer). The final pathology diagnosis, from Dameron Hospital, Stockton, California, was "clear cell carcinoma—(‘mesonephroma’) stage I-C."
In addition to the cancer of the ovary, "floating" cancer cells were identified in the peritoneal fluid.
When the patient went back to her local doctor for a six-week check-up, he felt a small lump near the line of the surgical incision.
The patient stated that her local doctor was insistent that she have radiation. When advised that she simply could not afford it, he said she should at least have chemotherapy, which would not be so expensive. Mrs. L. stated that her doctor warned her that without radiation or chemotherapy, she would have no more than a year to live.
Approximately a month following surgery, Mrs. L. came to the Richardson Clinic for metabolic therapy, including Laetrile. She has responded favorably and, despite her doctor’s dire predictions, continues to enjoy good health and to lead a normal life without pain or the disability from radiation or chemotherapy.
M158SX: Cancer of the Ovary
This woman was seventy-one years old when she was admitted as an emergency patient in June, 1973. She had had progressive abdominal pain and swelling. Also, this patient had a severe cough and, in addition, she was unable to have a bowel movement. Surgery report stated in part:
A massive right ovarian, lobulated and degenerative tumor was found, there was a solid, necrosing, degenerating carcinoma of the ovary. There were multiple abdonimal ovarian intestinal adhesions and a large amount, [4,000 cc.] of acetic fluid was present. The right ovarian tumor had to be dissected from the right ureter... the pathology reports of the tumor showed adenocarcinoma of the right ovary with extensive hemorrhage, necrosis and cystic degeneration.
The other pertinent laboratory and X-ray findings were: (1) Chest X-ray: bilateral pulmonary congestion, (2) Barium enema: multiple diverticula of the colon, (3) IVP: ureters normal on both sides but incomplete drainage of the right renal collecting system, (4) Bone scan: suggestive of a neoplastic (cancer) process of D6, dorsal vertebra, (5) Admitting blood count: 11.9 gm. hemoglobin, 32,300 WBC’s, 80 segs. Alkaline phosphatase was 3.3, (6) Class III cells were found in the fluid removed from the abdomen.
Because of the nature of the surgery (having to cut around the ureter leaving cancer tissue behind) and the suggestion on the X-ray of cancer metastasis to the spine (D6 vertebra), further treatment was recommended following surgery. The July, 1973, discharge summary concludes:
It was felt pelvic irradiation with cobalt would be in order and subsequent chemotherapy to be instituted as patient was evaluated during the course of time. The family was consulted as to the very guarded prognosis.
The patient’s daughter said that the family was advised the patient would probably not live three months. The daughter stated:
Mrs. S. has remained on Laetrile and the other recommended vitamins and minerals and continues to follow the recommended diet.
At the time of publication, this seventy-three-year-old woman—who was given three months to live
—has now extended that grim prediction to three and one-half years. This is truly impressive in view of the fact that she had an incompletely removed ovarian carcinoma with metastasis to the spine. Nevertheless, her latest contact with the Richardson Clinic revealed that she feels strong enough to fly back and forth across the United States by herself to visit family and friends. She continues to be symptom-free, and it appears that her disease is controlled.
M122T: Cancer of the Cervix, Stage I
This fifty-five-year-old patient began "spotting" from the cervix in mid-January, 1975. Subsequent exam at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California, revealed cancer of the cervix, Stage I.
Surgery was planned for March 10, 1975. The physician noted on February 22, 1975: "Patient is going to have cancer surgery; uterine involvement; radical hysterectomy. Mrs. M. has not told her husband because she is concerned about his heart condition."
Mrs. M. explained later that she decided not to go through with the surgery because she had seen her mother die of cancer after having had surgery and radiation. She had heard her mother say before her death that, if she had to do it again, she would never have submitted to surgery; rather she would have "lived with the lump."
The patient began metabolic therapy March 4, 1975, at the Richardson Clinic. (She sought out the Clinic after hearing Laetrile discussed on the Tom Snyder TV Talk Show.)
In a letter to Mrs. M. dated March 27, 1975, the gynecologist at Kaiser Hospital expressed his concern about her failing to keep her surgical appointment in these words:
Notation from Dr. Richardson at the Richardson Clinic on September 25, 1975, (after pelvic exam of Mrs. M.) states: "Patient still bleeds easily. No visible tumor." This was seven months following the diagnosis of cancer of the cervix, Stage I.
Mrs. M. stated in a letter to the Clinic dated March 13, 1976 (one year after her initial diagnosis):
I followed the diet with very few exceptions. In my first year I have had no meat, no coffee, no liquor, and no dairy products. I take the Laetrile and other vitamin supplements every day. I still take one 10cc. shot [3 gms.] of Laetrile every week.
I have not been back to Kaiser for an examination since I feel well and healthy. I work every day at my job, and am active in my community. I have not developed any other lumps. I have not lost weight. I feel strong. This is sufficient proof to me that my cancer is under control.
When my doctor [the one who wanted her to have surgery] asked me if I knew how painful death from cancer would be, I said yes I knew. My mother had breast cancer. She was butchered and burned and died a slow and painful death. We had to keep her arm in ice packs twenty-four hours a day because of cobalt burns. My mother was not helped or saved. That is precisely why I rejected surgery and radiation.
B133L: Cancer of the Cervix
This twenty-eight-year-old woman went to her local doctor in November, 1975, complaining of severe pain in the area of the cervix, a heavy vaginal discharge, and extreme tiredness. The Pap smear was Class III. The patient was advised to come in for another Pap smear, colposcopy (visualization of the cervix), and a biopsy. The patient had only the second Pap smear.
Finally, at the urging of her family, she went to the University of California Medical Clinic in San Francisco, California, and had a third Pap smear and, this time, a colposcopy and a biopsy. The biopsy was positive for cancer of the cervix. Pathology diagnosis of the January 28, 1976, biopsy was, "squamous cell carcinoma in situ, cervix." Surgery was advised strongly.
The patient chose instead to come to the Richardson Clinic in January, 1976, for metabolic therapy, including Laetrile. She states in a letter received in April, 1976, "1 have improved quickly both physically and emotionally. The pain is gone, the discharge is gone, and so is the tiredness. I am no longer afraid of cancer."
The patient went back to the same doctor at the University of California Medical Clinic for a re-examination in April, 1976. The patient states, that upon seeing her, the gynecologist (who knew she was on vitamin therapy) laughed and said, "I’ll bet you think it’s gone, don’t you?"
It was gone. The doctor could find nothing suggesting cancer. Even the biopsy site had healed. Another Pap smear was taken. The patient states the doctor left the room immediately after taking the Pap smear and did not want to discuss the vitamin therapy at all.
Material from this woman’s cervix described as "white epithelium peeled off cervix" was submitted for pathology evaluation on April 14, 1976. The pathology diagnosis was, "strips of dyplastic epithelium (white epithelium peeled off cervix). No Pap smear classification was given and no indication of cancer was found. This is a change of tissue from obvious cancer to no observable cancer in just three months.
The patient was last seen at the Richardson Clinic in January, 1977. At that time, there was every indication that her cancer had been controlled successfully.
A101AJ: Pap Smear Class V
Mrs. A, a forty-one-year-old female, went to her local doctor for a routine physical; the Pap smear taken at the time, May 24, 1973, was class IV+. The pathology report stated: "Many groups of abnormal squamous cells are noted that are highly suspicious of malignancy. Advise IMMEDIATE repeat smear for cytologic confirmation."
One week later, May 30, 1973, the repeat Pap smear was class V for carcinoma in situ. The pathologist stated: "Many groups of cells suggestive of malignancy noted. Advise D&C and conization."
In March, 1974, she again was examined by her local doctor, and the Pap smear was again class V. The doctor reported:
Pap smear pathology report of April 1, 1975, (three weeks after starting metabolic therapy) stated:
"Class II atypical, cells present consistent with benign [non-cancer], cellular changes."
Upon conclusion of the initial course of metabolic therapy, she had a repeat smear. Pap smear pathology report of May 28, 1975, stated: "Class 1, no atypical cells present." There was no longer any evidence of cancer.
In a letter dated March 3, 1976, the patient stated she had been to her local doctor "about three months ago" and that he told her everything looked good. She further stated that the Pap smear taken at that time was Class 1 (no cancer).
There are two final thoughts that come to mind in this case. One is that some women apparently can have identified cancer and not progress as rapidly as is generally assumed to be the course in cancer of the cervix. The second is more subtle. This woman very likely also would have had a Class I Pap smear followmg a course of radiation therapy. Extensive radiation to the cervix and nearby tissue, however, can produce a permanent irritation of the vaginal wall, making marital relations out of the question. Though this might not be of vital concern to her radiologist, it certainly would to the patient and her husband.
K124M: Class IV+ Pap Smear
This patient was forty-nine years old at the time of her first Class IV+ (cancer cells present) positive Pap smear, which was performed in June, 1973. She had a cervical scraping, which was positive, and a positive zerogram. The doctor insisted that she have a hysterectomy, and her husband was strongiy urging her to go along with the doctor’s recommendations.
About this time, the patient states, "The wife of one of Doctor Richardson’s patients was visiting her daughter who lives in my home town, Davenport [Iowa]. She was told about my report and made a special call to my home to tell me about vitamin therapy. She made the necessary arrangements and encouraged me to go. In her words, ‘What have you got to lose?’"
The family was so against her decision that they refused to co-operate in any way. She took a bus and came out to California alone.
She had her first Class I (normal, no cancer cells) negative Pap smear July 12, 1973, only nine days after starting on metabolic therapy.
The staff at the Richardson Clinic describe her crying for joy, and after her happy tears she obtained a photocopy of the Pap smear, autographed it, "With kindest regards"—and mailed it back to the family. There was a happy reunion in Davenport at the conclusion of the initial course of therapy.
Routine Pap smears during the subsequent three years have continued to be negative. The patient says she does not stay on the diet but does continue most of the vitamins and eats eight apricot kernels a day.
Her family doctor can offer no explanation for the negative Pap smears. The patient states he flatly refuses to discuss Laetrile, saying the only possible answer is, "You are one in a million that a scraping cured."
PI62N: Pap Smear, Malignant [Cancer] Cells Present
At the age of thirty-four, this woman had a Pap smear during a routine physical examination at Mason Clinic in Seattle, Washington. The Pap smear, taken on September 9, 1974, was positive. The report stated, "many malignant [cancer] squamous cells."
An appointment was made for a cold knife conization [removal of a cone of tissue] and biopsy study of the material removed from the cervix. The patient states that she was advised due to the presence of cancer cells in Pap smear material that she would most likely need a hysterectomy.
This woman was familiar with Laetrile and metabolic therapy and decided to cancel the cold knife conization, much to the distress of her local doctor. She arrived at the Richardson Clinic on October 10, 1974, and began the usual series of twenty 9 gm. I.V. shots of Laetrile. Mineral intake was balanced in accordance with her hair analysis. Blood studies were essentially normal, with the exception of the transaminase SGO, which was 175 mu/mu (lab normals, 7-40).
Repeat blood studies on January 7, 1975, showed the transaminase SGO had risen to 206 mu/mil. A Pap smear was repeated on January 7, 1975. Pathology report stated, "Class III, atypical cells present consistent with marked squamous dysplasia."
This patient’s response to metabolic therapy was much slower than some of the other cases m this section on Pap smear response. She is included, however, to emphasize the variation in time of patients’ responses to metabolic therapy.
The Pap smears are listed in chronological order:
9-9-74 Many malignant [cancer] cells.
1-7-75 Class III. atypical cells present consistent with marked squamous dysplasia.
11-18-75 Class IV, abnormal cells present suggestive of carcinoma.
3-15-76 Class III, moderate dysplasia [abnormal cells that are not positively cancer.
11-3-76 Class 1, negative [normal, no cancer cells present].
This woman has had no treatment for her cancer of the cervix except metabolic therapy including Laetrile.
She wrote the following on the back of her 1976 Christmas card to Dr. Richardson and his wife, Julie: