Thu, 28 May 2015
108: The Lifelong Battle of Sarah Hughes with Systemic Juvenile Arthritis and How Stem Cells Improved her Quality of Life
Fiona Cunningham shared the lifelong battle of her daughter Sarah Hughes with her illness that started when she was still an infant. Sarah lived normally when she was born but not until she turned 6 months old that they noticed lymph nodes on her legs while she was sitting up and crawling. Her temperatures at that time was at its peak and she started to get some rashes too. Fiona was advised by her sister to bring Sarah to Mayo Clinic which at 11-months old, Sarah was fully diagnosed to have Systemic Juvenile Arthritis.
Sarah's life was generally at risk due to her illness. Her systemic nature started attacking her digestive system and made it difficult for her to eat. At that time, she was on two doses of chemotherapy, steroids and taking 23 drugs literally just to keep her alive but her body wasn't really responding to these treatments. Fortunately, Fiona was employed in the Arthritis Foundation to which she found out about Celltex and learned about stem cell treatments.
The decision to receive stem cell treatments, although not immediate, was an easier decision to make for Sarah. She had her first infusion on November 2014 of 600 million stem cells to which she received in Mexico. Prior to the stem cell infusion, Sarah was mostly at bed rest. However, 6 months after her treatment, she felt energetic and was able to eat food she had never eaten before.
Sarah's life after stem cell treatment has changed a lot and seeing her now has given hope for people with no hope.
Find out more about this inspiring journey of Sarah and her mother, Fiona.
Fri, 8 May 2015
Dr. Gerhard Subenhuner from the German Medical Center located in Frankfurt, Germany was joined by Martin Czaikowski, who is the Vice Director of the German Cancer Society shares the breakthrough therapies and treatments they use in their country that is proven to be effective in treating various types of cancers. These include hyperthermia, insulin potentiation therapy, detoxification or a combination of each practiced only in Germany. Pharmacies in Germany are allowed to promote drugs and substances which are very known to be successful in treating cancer but for some reasons, the big companies would not produce it.
In this episode, Gerhard and Martin have detailed the processes involved in each type of treatment and how one patient from Australia and another patient from Netherlands, who traveled to Germany, have both had successful results using these treatments.
Find out how these therapies work and the processes involved in it and how effective it is in treating a patient with cancer.