By Harvey Kaltsas, D.O.M., A.P.
Janice wasn’t flattered when the German shopkeeper congratulated her on the baby she looked about to deliver. For despite her severely swollen abdomen, Janice was not pregnant. She had advanced, multidrug resistant peritoneal cancer with an accumulation of fluid in her abdominal cavity. Janice had been told she was in the end stages of an eight year battle that had started with ovarian cancer and metastasized into liver, colon and bladder cancer.
Instead of preparing to bring new life into the world, Janice wanted to die, to put an end to her constant pain, suffering and hopelessness. Her doctors in the United States had given up on her. She was frankly sick of it all, ready to let her will ebb away and surrender.
But at a friend’s pleading, Janice made one last try at a cure by going to the Link St. George in Bad Aibling, Germany, outside of Munich. The clinic, known to English speaking people as St. Georg Hospital, is nestled in the foothills of the Alps, treats 2,500 German and 2,500 foreign patients a year and has developed a widespread, word-of-mouth following.
Janice told me her story three weeks after she started treatment at the clinic. With a joyous smile on her beautiful face and a stomach now flat she pronounced, “This is my favorite place in the whole world. I just love it here!” She said she was completely free of pain, and her energy had been restored.
She received treatment according to a standard Klinik St. Georg cancer protocol: a week of detoxification and the strengthening of the immune system with diet and nutritional supplements, followed by two weeks of localized hyperthermia treatment and lowdose chemotherapy. Hyperthermia area surrounding a malignant tumor, or in many cases, the whole body itself, to levels of heat and for periods of time lethal to the cancerous tissue but not injurious to other cells.
In Janice’s case, the abdominal area was perfused with the chemotherapy agents cisplatin and carboplatin during hyperthermia treatment. Because the treatment heated the abdominal cavity to 107 degrees Fahrenheit (41.7 degrees Celsius) for one hour, the chemotherapy was able to penetrate the membranes of the cancer cells much more easily. Thus Janice needed only half the normal dose of chemotherapy and suffered none of the usual side effects.
About two months after treatment began, Janice informed me that she was continuing to improve and felt better than she had in years. Shortly thereafter, she no longer showed any sign of disease whatsoever. Her CA 125 cancer markers (a blood test measurement of the level of antigens produced by ovarian cancer cells) dropped from above 2,500 to the low 100s and her health is now perfect.
Janice says that, from talking with longterm cancer survivors she has met at Klinik St. Georg, and from her own experiences, she is convinced there is hope for permanent remission.