When 35-year-old Willy F. felt some small nodules on the side of his neck, he never imagined he’d be diagnosed with terminal cancer. Stage 4 undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma, to be exact. And what’s worse, his doctors in Brazil couldn’t offer him any desirable treatment options.
But four years later, Willy is still alive and sharing his incredible story.
Learn how his tumor went from looking like this…
The discovery of small nodules on the side of Willy’s neck was shortly followed by persistent fatigue, fevers, and sore throats. Then, practically overnight, the nodules grew into a tumor that covered the entire side of Willy’s neck.
After being rushed to the emergency room, his doctors performed a biopsy and gave him the unimaginable news: “You have cancer.”
Willy’s only treatment options included the removal of his jaw along with aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But even if he chose those options, his doctors believed they would only extend his life about 6 months.
But Willy wanted more than 6 months. He was in the prime of his life: finishing his education, engaged to be married, and about to start a career.
So Willy began to search for other treatment options that would actually give him a chance at life.
What he found was unexpected…
Could Nutrition Really Impact Willy’s Cancer?
After much research, Willy and his fiancé Camila discovered something that they never knew before: nutrition could really impact his cancer diagnosis. So the first thing he did was drastically change his eating habits. He came upon the renowned Gerson Therapy, discovered by Dr. Max Gerson. The therapy is an immuno-nutritional protocol that utilizes an organic, plant-based diet, with raw juices and other factors to strengthen the immune system and reignite the body’s ability to heal itself.
Other cancer patients have benefited by following the Gerson protocol, so Willy decided to try it at home. Unfortunately, Willy’s tumors kept growing, so he knew he needed something more.
A Vaccine for Cancer? It’s Not What You Think
Another treatment that Willy came upon is called Coley’s Fluid, also known as Coley’s Vaccine, or Coley’s Toxins.
Invented in the late 19th century by cancer surgeon William B. Coley, the fluid contains bacterial toxins that literally infect the body and cause a fever, stimulating the immune system to attack malignant tumors, much like a vaccine, but without any additives or adjuncts.
After 1965, when the American Cancer Society classified it as an “unproven method,” Coley’s Vaccine became next to impossible to get in the US… but there was a hospital in Mexico that had the Coley’s fluid and had been treating patients with it for over 38 years.
Survival of patients with Coley’s fluid from 1891-1936
A 2017 United States Study on Cancer Immunotherapy by William K. Decker and other researchers was featured in Frontiers in Immunology. It revealed the following:
“This fortuitous combination of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria possessed a wide array of immunostimulatory properties that allowed Dr. Coley to achieve excellent long-term cure rates that in some instances remain unrivaled by medical science in the 81 years since his death.”
It seems like the world is waking up to the possibilities of what Dr. William Coley was onto.
Willy was certainly ready to try Coley’s toxins, and he discovered a hospital in Mexico that offered the treatment.
An Answer for Willy: CHIPSA Hospital in Mexico
Willy’s “six months to live” was dwindling down, and with a growing tumor, he knew he had to act fast. It was starting to greatly affect his quality of life, changing the way he spoke, ate, and drank
In the midst of his research on Gerson Therapy and Coley’s toxins, Willy saw many patients on Facebook who had visited CHIPSA Hospital in Mexico.
The stories were unbelievable. Patients who were given a death sentence were actually seeing remissions.
Once Willy saw that CHIPSA was the original “Gerson Hospital,” founded by Charlotte Gerson, Dr. Gerson’s daughter, he knew it was meant to be.
The Centro Hospitalario Internacional del Pacifico S.A., or CHIPSA, is a cancer research hospital in Tijuana that specializes in integrative medicine and advanced immunotherapy, including Coley’s Vaccine and other cancer treatments that Willy had heard about.
According to a study done at CHIPSA, 60 percent of end-stage melanoma patients who followed the hospital’s treatment plan live at least five years.
Willy saw two other patients with similar cases to his who had tumors disappear.
So he decided to see whether it could work for him too.
Willy’s Amazing Results!
In July of 2018, Willy and his fiancé traveled to CHIPSA and began his treatment plan. Upon his arrival, his cancer had taken over even more of his body. Willy could barely move his face.
But after only 3 weeks of treatment at CHIPSA, Willy began to see a change in his tumors. They started to get smaller.
In 5 months, they were 80% down, leaving mostly scar tissue behind.
Curious about the treatments Willy did? Check out his treatment plan.
Willy spent his first 8 weeks at CHIPSA following the regimen designed specifically for him by the doctors.
His plan consisted of the following treatments:
Coley’s Vaccine is comprised of a sterile (dead) mixture of gram-positive Streptococcus pyogenes and gram-negative Serratia marcescens bacteria. By introducing the killed bacteria into the body, Dr. Coley could mimic an immune response without the risk of infection.
Since cancer cells were formed undetected, the goal is to “unlock” the body’s immune system so that it can identify and kill the cancer cells.
Coley’s CPG therapy is our proprietary blend of CPG-carrying agents that allow the immune system the best chance of creating an anti-tumor immune response. There are currently many clinical trials studying CPG in combination with checkpoint inhibitors. The belief is that Coley’s CPG turns a tumor from cold to hot, meaning a tumor that previously couldn’t be seen by the immune system is now recognized. Many people think a variation of this treatment could be a staple in all future cancer therapy. CHIPSA has over 38 years of experience working with Coley’s toxins, and we are excited to introduce our new proprietary formulation to our treatment protocols.
- Coley’s Vaccine therapy is typically administered 2-3 times per week at a dose which achieves a body temperature of between 39.5 °C to 41 °C (approximately 103 °C to 106 °F), while being monitored by qualified medical staff.
- The exact number of treatments per week may vary depending on each individual patient and other circumstances.
- About 5-6 hours of treatment are required for each treatment day.
- Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature) are consistently monitored by professional and experienced medical staff.
- Coley’s Vaccine has a very long and safe history of use.
- Generally patients experience improved well being after each treatment.
- This treatment is ideally used in conjunction with other immunotherapies, such as Gerson Therapy, Dendritic Cells Vaccine, and Autologous Cell Vaccine.
Note: CHIPSA is the only licensed hospital facility treating with the Coley’s Therapy toxins in North America.
Apatone is a proprietary therapy that exhibits synergistic anti-tumor activity and preferentially kills tumor cells by autoschizis. Autoschizis uses a series of self-excisions to induce a type of cell death characterized by exaggerated membrane damage and progressive loss of organelle-free cytoplasm.
This patented technology allows up to 400% more intravenous or oral vitamin C into the cancer cell.
In March of 2008 an FDA Phase I/II Study was done on 17 end stage prostate cancer patients. They were treated with Vitamin C and K3 in a 100:1 ratio under the drug name Apatone. The Apatone was shown to nearly stop all of the velocity projections of PSA’s. Apatone significantly slowed the cancer; 16 out of 17 patients responded positively.
A sequential study done at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, combined Apatone with the chemotherapy drug Gemcitabine and showed that the Aptaone increased the effectiveness of the chemo by over 600% ,with NO extra toxicity.
Since then the ingredients in Apatone have been studied with:
- Bladder Cancer
- Glioma Cells
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Cancer Cell Death
- Oxidative Stress
- Antitumor Activity
- Low Dose Chemo
- Reduction of DNase Activity
- Checkpoint Inhibitors
- And more…
CHIPSA is the only hospital in the world approved to use Apatone.
Multiple studies focusing on dendritic cell therapies are currently active in the United States and throughout the world. The first FDA-approved dendritic cell treatment was called Provenge. The U.S. approaches use stored antigens that do not come from the patient, but we believe the very best possible tumor antigen is from the patient’s own body. CHIPSA expands the dendritic cells and gives them back to the patients while using cytotoxic agents like low dose chemotherapy or Apatone.
This personalized version of this cellular product is unique to CHIPSA. Dendritic cells are used by patients who are currently undergoing conventional therapy or want CHIPSA’s full combination approach.
Natural Killer (NK) cells are the immune system’s first defense against disease and infection. NK cells have an amazing ability to seek out and destroy cancer cells. Our goal is to maximize the effects of the NK Cell therapy by using it in combination with our whole body approach.
We take a small blood draw and use the patient’s own NK cells in the lab. Once these cells are trained and expanded, we give them back to the patient with a large army of NK cells ready to fight cancer. Our personalized NK cell therapy is designed to produce a powerful and consistent immune response against cancer.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy [IPT]
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) uses a combination of two orthodox drugs – insulin (which is actually also found in nature) and a chemotherapy drug. Cancer cells have highly active insulin receptors.
The theory for IPT is that insulin works on the cell membranes and allows chemotherapy to target cancer cells.
Thus, it is the chemotherapy that kills the cancer cells; however, because of the insulin, the amount of chemotherapy needed is greatly reduced, meaning the side effects of chemotherapy are also greatly reduced. The chemotherapy is also much more potent (thus the word: potentiation), much less of it is needed, and far less side effects are experienced.
Dr. Max Gerson
Initially developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s for the treatment of tuberculosis and headaches, Gerson Therapy was applied towards cancer patients in 1928. It is a specific diet-based immunological detoxification and nutrition protocol that is the foundation of all treatments at CHIPSA.
The diet includes raw and cooked foods in three organic vegan meals a day, as well as the intravenous inclusion of vitamin drips.
Additionally, patients can expect anywhere from 12-15 raw juices a day, prepared exclusively from organic fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables are harvested for their enormous quantities of phytochemicals currently under study worldwide for exciting anticancer and health promoting properties that “supercharge” the patient’s immune system.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been approved for over a dozen health conditions, including carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, and injuries in which tissues are not getting enough oxygen.
Humans depend upon the consumption of oxygen all the time. Most atmospheric air is comprised of roughly 21% oxygen and, of course, oxygen is necessary for the production of cellular energy within the mitochondria of every cell. The use of pure 100% oxygen in a high pressure atmosphere (HBOT) has been shown to accelerate the healing process.
The hyperbaric chamber has pure oxygen administered at pressures 1.5 – 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure with treatment times ranging from 30-90 minutes. Administering oxygen at higher pressures causes up to 20 times more oxygen to be absorbed by the blood and transferred to injured organs and tissues. This speeds up healing and recovery time in addition to other benefits.
“A healthy cell breathes oxygen for energy. A cancer cell shuns oxygen and ferments sugar instead for its energy requirements.” –Science Daily
Essentially, cancer cells have a non-oxygen metabolism and use sugar as a preferred source of fuel. By flooding the patient’s blood with oxygen, doctors are able to create a safe and non-toxic method for killing cancer cells in addition to all of the other benefits that come with oxygen therapy.
IV Ozone Therapy
Blood is drawn and Ozone is added to the drawn blood. It is then run through a UV A, B, and C light to further clean it of pathogens. The stimulation of the Ozone and UV light creates a vaccine-like immune response. Ozone therapy is a powerful immune-stimulant known for its antiviral and antibacterial effects. It also protects cells against extra damage from chemotherapy
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor is a monomeric glycoprotein secreted by macrophages, T cells, mast cells, natural killer cells, endothelial cells and fibroblasts that function as a cytokine.
Unlike GCSF, which is shown to tolerate dendritic cells, GMCSF is shown to encourage the free flow of dendritic cells. This thus creates the best environment for antigen presentation.
How is Willy Now?
After his 5 months of healing at CHIPSA, Willy thought he had beaten his cancer and went back home to Brazil to attempt resuming a normal life.
However, Willy’s tumor type has a tendency to return. When he wasn’t on the CHIPSA treatment protocols, his cancer came back, and this time, even more aggressively.
It was growing faster.
He knew that in order to reduce his tumors, he had to return to CHIPSA.
But this time things were a little different.
Willy’s story had made him somewhat of a hometown hero. Everybody wanted to be in his corner.
Over 600 people donated to Willy’s journey, including professional athletes, celebrities, and musicians.
Everybody wanted Willy to live.
Now, Willy continues to get treatments CHIPSA but is well enough to be in our out-patient facility. He has come a long way from the 6 month death sentence he received back home. His tumors continue to shrink and he is getting better.
Willy describes his experience at CHIPSA as a “rebirth.”
“At CHIPSA, I got my life and my health back. Thanks to God and all the people that helped me.”
His story is one of faith, resilience, and perseverance.
Will Stories Like Willy’s Become More Common in Cancer Patients?
While Willy’s story is amazing, we are not in any way, shape, or form stating that we have a cure for cancer.
It’s very common to see integrative practitioners making claims that one substance or “thing” is an all-out cure.
We also know, however, that CHIPSA has had great success treating many patients like Willy who were sent home to “die” in their home country because conventional medicine failed them.