Colon Cancer and the Nature of Human Being

Thean (not real name) was 86 years old when he was diagnosed with recto-sigmoid cancer in October 1999. There was no evidence of metastatic spread. Due to his age, Thean declined medical interventions. So he did not receive the standard medical package of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Six month after the diagnosis Thean's daughter came to seek our help on 2 April 2000. Thean had rashes probably due to the side effects of the antibiotics that he was taking, otherwise he was a normal, healthy person. Thean was prescribed Capsule A, C-tea and GI-tea.

After this first visit, I did not have any further records about him or his progress. However, his daughter came to our centre once in a while, to pick up herbs for her father. Seven years later, on 6 May 2007, I met the daughter who came to our centre to pick more herbs. I was told that in late April 2007, Thean had blood in his stools. He was sent to a private hospital where he stayed for two days undergoing medical examinations. At his age of 93, he declined medical interventions and was sent home.

Thean is an independent man who cherished his freedom. He insisted on living on his own, in spite of his advanced age. Since his wife passed away he has been living by himself in his own home, refusing to move and live with his son's family.

When asked what the doctor said about his condition, the daughter's reply was: "I don't know." I asked if Thean has been taking herbs. She did not think that he has been taking them anymore. At best, Thean only took Capsule A. In view of the deterioration of Thean's condition, I suggested that Thean take Capsule A, GI-One and GI-Two Teas. Her answer to me was: "I need to ask the son first (i.e., her brother first) if he is willing to boil the herbs for him or not." The daughter does not live in the same town as Thean and does not know much about what is going on. Her responsibility is to come and buy the Capsule A and pass it on to her brother's family. On the other hand, the son's family who lives in the same town as Thean has the responsibility to see the old man lives a normal life in his own home. I requested that the son bring me the medical report.

I was told that Thean has nine children and the one who comes to collect the herbs regularly is the first daughter in the family.

Comments: This is a straightforward medical case history. Medically, it is interesting in that even without medical treatment the patient survived his recto-sigmoid cancer. He had already lived for seven years with the help of the herbs, without any medical intervention. It is interesting to note too that Thean's nephew is a medical doctor and it was he who asked Thean's family to seek our help. CA Care is known to have helped many patients with cancer using herbs. Many people who know and want another option often come to us. From the "rational and traditional" viewpoints of patients in Malaysia, the options available to Thean at this point in time (then aged 86 and now 93) is a choice between the "devil or the deep blue sea". The result obtained from this herbal therapy is indeed amazing. And even with a recurrence Thean is not about to give up yet. If he decides to take the herbs diligently we predict that Thean can still live on.

Another facet of his case is about the nature of human being. Though Thean has nine children, most of them have moved away from his home and found their own priorities in life. Thean ended up a lone, independent and stubborn (that is what the daughter described him) old man fighting a battle against cancer. I don't know if this is a sad case or not. I would love to imagine that as we grow old, we would be surrounded by many loving children, grand children and great grandchildren. With them around us, our battle against illness is made easier.

Unlike the cultures of the modern world, to us Orientals, filial piety is our way of life or lifeblood. It is expected of all children to respect, honour and to take care of the parents and elders in old age. I am reminded of a Chinese saying: "A mother can feed, care and educate ten children, but ten children cannot take care of one mother." Now, I wonder if the norm has become obsolete or we have outlived such era.

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