My brother is 33 years old and he is in the Philippines. He has Stage III squamous cell carcinoma ( Mouth cancer). It was on his left face, he underwent surgery, but he is not able to take food in via his mouth due to the nature of the surgery. They are feeding him through NGT tube.
The patient went through first chemotherapy session and two weeks of radiation therapy. But He vomited all through with diarrhoea and the health professional have not managed the side effects well. The tumor has not metastasis. The brother, doesn't want to complete the chemotherapy and radiation therapy because he lost about 48 kg already. He was 90, but now he is 42 and he doesn't want to lose anymore weight. We moved him from a private hospital to another hospital to get second opinion, but the health professionals still aren't helping him, they are not even paying attention to my brother's needs. Now we have used all our funds and exhausted. We are from PNG.
If we have money, we would have moved him to another country for management. But we can't so now we are reaching out to seek advice from people who have taken alternative cancer treatment.
Has anyone in the community here used any other form of cancer treatment, a part from radiation or chemotherapy? I've heard of high doses of Vitamin C IV, has anyone tried that?
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.