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Stage 4 Bladder Cancer: You Never Know Who You Will Meet at the Airport

Dire Prognosis: Stage 4 Bladder Cancer

Working as a computer analyst for a major computer company in the US, Samuel was used to having a large expense account to travel on. This included ample money for eating out, and living a highly active life. But all that was about to change.  It was just after returning from one of his trips that he noticed some urine in his blood. Thinking that is was a bladder infection, he did not think much of it, but went to a urologist all the same.

“They did all of the usual imaging and tests, “says Samuel, “And then he immediately insisted that I go  to the USD Norris Cancer Center in L.A for further testing.”

What Samuel would go on to learn was that he had Stage 4 Bladder Cancer. Patients diagnosed with stage 4 cancers are generally considered at high risk.  Even though surgery may be considered, it may not be very effective because metastasis has already resulted in the cancer being spread to other parts of the body.


Relying on the Conventional Approach

However, surgery is what Samuel’s doctors recommend for him as his treatment option. After several hours of surgery, in 2008, all of the prostate had been removed, as well as a good deal of his bladder (which they rebuilt). Such drastic surgery was followed up with the usual chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Because Samuel’s cancer had invaded his bladder and prostate, his particular type of surgery was very risky. “Only 3% of the patients who had the type of surgery that I had,” remarks Samuel, “actually survived it. I’m glad that I beat those odds.”

However, surviving the surgery and beating the cancer are two completely different things. After the surgery he continued to feel unwell and was not able to work. His incontinence grew out of control, making simple things like eating out with friends embarrassing. Finally, sensing that something was just not right, he went back to his doctors. The bladder cancer had returned.


The Next Level of Treatments – How Bad Can it Get?

His doctors immediately prescribed three rounds of varying intensity of radiation and chemotherapy, each round leaving him weaker and weaker. He experienced 6 months of remission, finishing his last round in April of 2013. At his next visit it was found that he also had a 2 ½ inch diameter tumor inside of his rectum. “I was shocked when the doctor told me that when it became uncomfortable that I should just come in and they would cut it off,” says Samuel with a noticeable bitterness in his voice. “That’s how they were going to treat it…just cut it off?  No thank you.”


A Chance Meeting at the Airport – Or Was it Chance?

Feeling abandoned by his urologists and other doctors, he turned to the internet to do some research.  He found several clinics in Mexico that seemed reputable and who offered varying techniques. He contacted all of them and was disappointed. “I even flew down there to meet with them, but I was completely left with a bad feeling about them. Then, while I was sitting there in the airport, I struck up this conversation with a nice spoken gentleman. I told him why I had come to Mexico. He smiled and told me his name was Dr. Antonio Jimenez.”

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This chance meeting (which Samuel states was Divine intervention) compelled Samuel to return to Mexico shortly thereafter to begin his treatments with Dr. Tony. He would go on to learn that Dr. Tony is one of the leading experts in alternative cancer treatments. Highly recommended and highly sought after as a speaker at various physician’s conferences around the world, Dr. Tony made a believer out of Samuel.


Hope4Cancer: “An Oasis in the Desert”

“The Hope 4 Cancer Clinic is an oasis in the middle of the desert,” he says. To date, Samuel has undergone many of the cutting edge treatments in the clinic including sono-photo dynamic therapy treatments and hyperthermia. His diet has been changed to include limited meat consumption and as many unprocessed and natural foods as possible. His energy and vitality after only a few weeks at the clinic have remarkably returned.

His goal now? To be able to walk his new Miniature Schnauzer puppy when he gets home.   Not an impossible task at all.

4 thoughts on “Stage 4 Bladder Cancer: You Never Know Who You Will Meet at the Airport

  1. A good friend our family is suffering from Stage 4 kidney cancer. Would you please be able to help him ?

    Thank you!

    1. So sorry to hear about their diagnosis. We do treat all forms of cancer at all stages. The first step would be to set up a free phone consultation with our team.

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    1. Our patients volunteer their personal stories of learning how to not only survive, but thrive after receiving a diagnosis. Each testimony offers a powerful glimpse into one of the many junctures a healing journey entails, captured by request of each patient at their own volition while experiencing the quality of life, standard of care, and hope reclaimed at our treatment centers in Mexico.

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