Hi, my name is Marlene Schuster and I just wanted to tell you a little bit about my 2 bouts in 4 years with stage 4 vulvovaginal cancer. first of all it was recommended both times that I have a radical resection done, which would include removing: my vagina, rectum, colon, bladder, and anything else that was deemed necessary, and I was further advised that, even then, I would still need massive radiation and chemotherapy. So, for both times I chose to get a 2nd opinion at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both times, CTCA specialists advised me they felt sure that the cancer would be alleviated thru radiation and chemo alone. (Sparing me the radical surgery.) So, being scared, and ignorant of any other options, of course that is what I opted for. But both times, in the aftermath of those treatments, in my heart (and in my affected body parts) I could tell that part of the tumor was still there–growing. The scans confirmed the bad news.
On my 2nd trip to CTCA in Nov. of 2005, I overheard, completely by accident, some rumors about some treatments that were not at all anything that CTCA wanted to be known, addressed or discussed publicly or privately. So, nosy me, I just kept picking at some of the more discreet patients and their caregivers until I was given a name and number of a person to call. But I also had to tell her that I had been recommended, and by whom. Let me tell you, that was the best initial 15-30 minute phone conversation that I have ever had the privilege of engaging in. So needless to say, I finished out my (ineffective) standard medical treatment, came home to Las Vegas, Nv., and began planning my return trip to Camelot Cancer Care (formerly known as Complecare) for the alternative treatments of DMSO. I was in Tulsa for their series of I.V. treatments, and can promise you that, day by day, I could feel my tumor shrinking. To be fair, I should also tell you there are some minor side effects of DMSO treatment. Although it never happened to me, a small percentage of patients have experienced anemia from it and had to have blood transfusions. For me, the main thing was that I smelled liked smoked oysters. One time during the 18 days of treatment, I had some chills, and 1 or 2 times I had a slight headache. But as soon as the drip rate was adjusted, the chills and headache disappeared. Unfortunately, the stinky oyster smell lasted until 24 hours after my last treatment. But I figure it was a fair trade-off for a gentle treatment that worked. Having been through standard chemo and having experienced the misery of it and radiation sickness, (hair loss, nausea and vomiting), I can tell you that my worst day on DMSO was better than my “best” day on traditional cancer treatment. The odor leaves after treatment, and so does the cancer. I have now been cancer free for 19 months and have not felt one twinge of anything.
If ever in my lifetime it becomes necessary to once again seek treatment for cancer, I can assure everyone my first option will be to contact Camelot Cancer Care. Its the only way to fly!!!! I will be more than happy to reassure people that this treatment protocol is definitely the way to to kill cancer once and for all.