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Barbara Wiley, September, 2018
Medical Condition : Squamous cell anal cancer stage 3C
Treatment Center: CHIPSA Hospital | ( Mexico )

I absolutely loved my doctor and the staff

The Approach at this Clinic is a total body healing - body, soul, mind and spirit. I absolutely loved my doctor and the staff. We were served a veggie juice every hour on the hour for 11 hours of the day. The (all organic) food was incredible. I received hyperbaric chamber therapy, high doses of Vitamin C K, B-17, IV ozone therapy, supplements, coffee enemas and Coley's toxins. I came home and applied the Therapies as best I could within my financial and physical abilities. My original tumor was 5 cm, and it swelled up to 7 cm while I was receiving treatment in Tijuana. They told me that it was very common for it to swell if it was responding. When I got back home I panicked a little with that increase, so I did get a little bit of radiation therapy. I declined the chemo. I only did two thirds of the number of radiation treatments they wanted me to have. My tumor has shrunk now completely, all I have is a little Scar Tissue left. Additionally, my lymph nodes that were involved of which one of them was 4 cm have all shrunk so small they can't even see them on the scans.
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Organic
Improvements : General mood
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Babette G McCall, September, 2018
Medical Condition : Stage 4 breast cancer mets to pleura
Treatment Center: CMN Hospital | ( Mexico )

I have never had better care

Background: Initially diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2000. Had radical mastectomy with rebuilt breast. Told me I would not live through the year without Chemo and Radiation. I refused both. At one year, my antigen count was 10 (below 35 is considered cancer free). All I did in that year was alter my diet (vegetarian) and took Raw apricot kernels. In 2016 was in major car accident. The oncologist in 2017 said it probably awakened a dormant cell in in June 2017 I was diagnosed as stage 4 breast cancer with metastasis to Pleura. This time it was inoperable and the doctor said he could do Chemo (which I had refused before) but it would not help for long if at all and my quality of life would deteriorate quickly. I went home very depressed. Eventually I started researching options and in late March, 2018 I discovered CMN Alternative Cancer Treatment Hospital in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico (right across the border from Yuma, AZ. I started the one month treatment program on April 3rd and spent the whole month in a private room receiving 13-15 different treatments daily - 7 days per week. Dr. Payan and all of the staff were fabulous, caring compassionate people. I have never had better care at any hospital in my entire life. Towards the end of my stay they performed an Autonomous Stem Cell Transplant, The cost of the entire stay was $39,000 US and you could even have someone stay in the private room with you, if you choose, including their food at no additional cost. While I was there I googled the cost in the US of Stem Cell transplant which fell in the range of $350,000 to $800,000! All of a sudden, the cost of the clinic became quite reasonable as just the co-pay and deductible in the US would have been more than that and would not include all of the other alternative treatments I received. I have been home from the clinic for 4 1/2 months. I will get my CT scan and blood work done at the six month mark. All I know is that I feel Great! I'm sure I am cancer free! You will not regret choosing this Clinic. It is the cleanest Hospital I have ever been in. Dr. Payan, Dr. Garcia, all of the nursing staff and even the kitchen staff are incredibly attentive. Staff are bi-lingual and the town is safe to walk in (even alone). I love everything about the entire experience!
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Previous Treatments : Surgery
Diet : Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Nausea, Digestion, General mood
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Tammy, September, 2018
Medical Condition : Invasive Breast Cancer, ER+ Her- Stage 2
Treatment Center: Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers | ( Mexico )

The therapies and support were amazing

I absolutely LOVED the clinic, met so many incredible doctors there for everything, the food was amazing and the dietary instructions, mental health therapy, the therapies and support was amazing
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Previous Treatments : Surgery
Diet : Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : General mood
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Cindy Vanhoogenhuize, September, 2018
Medical Condition : Aggressive B cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Treatment Center: CHIPSA Hospital | ( Mexico )

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone

My experience was they seem to be more concerned with getting people into the hospital then when you get there. I spent $40,000. Going there. 3 weeks is not long enough to beat cancer. I picked up a parasite there. The food was never hot and no taste. There were issues with several patients while I was there. Ports were put in wrong and patients were getting blood clots. They lied about the chemotherapy, they said it was low dose but our hair was falling out like crazy when we got home. The staff were all friendly and the nurses were kind. I believe it is possible to make a hospital that can heal cancer naturally but this place is more focused on making money! The Oncologist told everyone that they should stay and extra week. A friend I made while there stayed 2 extra weeks and it didn't help at all! Her tumour markers didn't go down at all and she passed away. I made friends with 17 people and 11 of them have passed away in the first year after leaving Chipsa. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar, Organic
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Bailey O'Brien, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Stage 4 inoperable melanoma (negative for BRAF and KIT mutations)
Treatment Center: CHIPSA Hospital | ( Mexico )

I had a very good experience at the hospital

I went to CHIPSA hospital in February-March 2011 for 3 weeks and continued some of the treatments at home, including Coley's toxins, the Gerson Therapy, an autologous vaccine and supplements. About 3 years ago the hospital came under new management, so I would like to comment on the treatments I received in 2011 since they are still offered at CHIPSA, as well as the new staff since I am a patient advocate and work with the staff and patients who seek treatment at alternative treatment facilities, some of which get treatment at CHIPSA. First, I had a very good experience at the hospital; I felt safe in the building and the area despite concerns from family and friends. I felt cared for by the doctors and staff, especially Gar and Christeene Hildenbrand, epidemiologists who met with me twice per week to discuss my treatments and answer my questions. Gar and Christeene continue to work part-time with CHIPSA as epidemiologists and advisors, but are no longer able to work directly with patients because there are now many more than they have the time to handle. I responded extraordinarily well physically, with cancer shrinkage continuing during my time there (it started prior to my arrival) and clear scans 3 weeks after arriving back home and continuing my home regimen. In the beginning when CHIPSA re-opened I was very analytical in my dealings with them because as far as I was aware, the new owners had no professional background in health or cancer. I was tough on them, and if you were to ask Ed, Scott or Deddrick today they would tell you so. :) However, over time, in my opinion they've both publicly and privately proven that their motives for running this hospital are pure and they genuinely care about their patients and their families. They have taken the time to graciously answer my many questions, shared some of the obstacles they've had to overcome both personally and professionally, and given their perspective on complaints by former patients that I've come across, alleviating my apprehensions about them. It's evident that they work hard to understand both the old and new treatments better and find more effective ways to treat cancer by communicating with doctors and researchers, researching treatments daily, even receiving some treatments themselves. They look into every new treatment suggestion they get without bias and collaborate with scientists who attend conferences all around the world to find out what else is out there that could help their patients. They take it personally when a patient does not have a favorable outcome, and this motivates them to keep working hard. Though the CHIPSA building itself is not typical of hospitals in the US (it's a bit older and smaller), as of September 2018, 7 and a half years since my treatment there, it is much more colorful, more bright and more hopeful with paintings, handprints on the wall of former patients and inspirational quotes and notes of encouragement. While you will find negative reviews here and elsewhere I believe that CHIPSA has a good heart and can be a great place for many to receive treatment (though I recommend a person do a lot of research and praying first for which treatments and facility will be best for him/her)! I believe the key to finding successful treatment is to get a variety of perspectives from both patients and doctors, and when researching to find people who have had long-term remission of your specific type of cancer, asking about ALL they have done to get well. There will likely be both obvious and less obvious patterns among these stories. Best wishes and prayers for all reading this!!
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Previous Treatments : Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy
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Maria S, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Prostate Cancer, Stage 1
Treatment Center: Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers | ( Mexico )

Your day is all scheduled out doing one treatment after the other

Dad and I flew to LAX and their driver picked us up at baggage pickup. It was a nice ride to their clinic, situated across the street from the beach and 1/4 mile from the border fence. Everyone was very welcoming. The beds were slightly hard (old hospital beds) and the building construction fell short of American building code in several respects like uneven stairs and wheelchair ramps that didn't really fit, but it was fairly safe and serviceable. They do have ground-level rooms for those who don't do stairs. The doctors and nurses spoke excellent English, but the cooks and cleaning staff spoke no English. They were all very hard working and nice. Your day is all scheduled out doing one treatment after the other. Hyperbaric, sauna, infrared and LED light therapy, hyperthermic tube, oxygen, ultrasound, pescatarian diet (vegetarian plus fish), supplements, daily coffee enema, rectally administered ozone and more. If there was time left, you could walk the beach and were encouraged to do so. When we first arrived, they used doppler ultrasound to determine how much blood flow was going to the tumor or prostate, in this case. At the end of treatment, 3 weeks, they repeated the scan which showed great improvement. They sent us home with an ultrasound machine and vials of their black powder that would oxygenate the cancer cells when exposed to light or ultrasound. We made great progress there, but found it very difficult for us to maintain at home and the cancer was back to pre-clinic levels within a year despite consistent ultrasound/light-sensitive black powder use, infrared light therapy, supplements and organic/low-sugar diet. Perhaps the hyperthermia/sauna would have helped more. Even though the experience was enjoyable, I was so happy to get back to American soil. Can you share any important tips for anyone considering this clinic? Ask for the recipe for their Vitamix vegetable soup! They told me they would send us home with recipes, but the recipes didn't match all the yummy food they served! Perhaps that has changed by now, but see if you can look at the recipes before it's too late to get the really good recipes, because eating right is half the battle. Pack enough soap and shampoo for your stay as they don't provide any at the clinic and the grocery stores gouge tourists. If you hop a ride with the driver to go shopping in downtown Tijuana on a Saturday morning, learn basic haggling and appear disinterested in the thing you want to buy or you will get gouged.
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Previous Treatments : Hormone therapy
Diet : Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : Better scans (CT, MRI)
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LM, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Colon cancer, stage 4
Treatment Center: Hoxsey Biomedical | ( Mexico )

The clinic is a gem!

The clinic is a gem! It has helped us so much ! Haven’t missed a day of work on the tonic. Chemo would have not had given me a good quality of life. Can you share any important tips for anyone considering this clinic? Do it! Call the clinic if you are unsure! They will help you make the decision by going over things over the phone first.
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Previous Treatments : Radiation
Diet : Low Sugar, Keto, Organic
Improvements : General mood, Blood results
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Julie Roe, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Stage IV NSC Lung Cancer (Non-smoking)
Treatment Center: New Hope Unlimited | ( Mexico )

Wonderful clinic & staff

Successful treatment based on follow-up scans without need for chemo or radiation. Wonderful clinic & staff. Good education opportunities to learn lifestyle factors that may need to be changed. Can you share any important tips for anyone considering this clinic? NHU combines the best of new, cutting-edge cancer treatments with the long-standing therapies to help every individual's immune system. Killing off cancer is hard work, and NHU doesn't make promises, but they give you a huge boost physically, and teach you many additional things you can do to get/stay healthy. I loved this clinic and the staff, and my continued pain-free, healthy survival is hard work (as they told me it would be) but very worth it.
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Previous Treatments : None
Diet : Dairy Free, Low Sugar
Improvements : Nausea, Blood results
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Brenda Silver, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Throat Cancer, Stage 4
Treatment Center: CHIPSA Hospital | ( Mexico )

Everyone there was so helpful and nice and knowledgeable. Didn't want to leave!
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Previous Treatments : Chemotherapy
Diet : Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar, Keto, Organic
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Shannon Knight, August, 2018
Medical Condition : Breast Cancer, Stage 4
Treatment Center: CMN Hospital | ( Mexico )

CMN saved my life

** October 2020 Update** CMN saved my life after UCLA gave up on me. I am celebrating 9-Years cancer-free! Thank you God and Thank you CMN hospital! I am reunited with the love of my life and married now with 5 grandchildren and a sixth on the way. After being told by UCLA in 2010 that I only had 3-12 months to live I have learned that medicine really is a “practice” and not a perfect science! Over a decade, I discovered that each of us who are diagnosed with cancer quickly realizes that doctors cannot make us a promise, and that is the part that frightens us most. We want a guarantee, but it never comes. Doctors cannot make us a promise (It’s unethical) The first time I was diagnosed in 2006 it was stage three breast cancer right out the gate! Stage 3? “What did I miss?” My left side lymph node under my arm had the largest of 4 tumors, and I know that was a red flag! Once I was diagnosed, everything happened so fast. I wasn’t relaxed at all, and I felt defeat before I even hit the ground running. I would never be the same woman again. It changes your life. I arrived at more than one crossroads, and every path I saw was without a promise of successful treatment. Every road had a questionable outcome, but I had to choose one anyway. All roads led me to a final hospital that would ultimately save my life but if anyone had told me in 2006 to go to CMN Hospital at that time, I would have thought they were crazy! I had medicare, great insurance; why would I leave my country? I had a bilateral mastectomy at UW, and that came with serious consequences of staph infection. I did not do the recommended chemo, radiation or hormone blockers because I went through so much with all the IV antibiotics and having a difficult time getting rid of staph infection. I was deemed cancer-free in May 2008.but I knew I was at risk for recurrence and metastasis because of my lymph node involvement. Sure enough! In July 2010, I had a recurrence of stage 4 after being misdiagnosed for 9 months with costochondritis and asthma. A biopsy of my sternum and lungs, finally confirmed that I had a recurrence of stage 4 breast cancer with metastasis to all lobes of my lungs, lymph nodes, soft tissue, and bones. My fear was off the charts! UCLA had a plan that started with radiation to prevent paralysis. I was able to do 22 of the 40 planned radiation treatments, which had to cease due to chronic coughing, which prevented me from lying still on the table. For conventional treatments, I never did chemo, not once or hormone blockers. Surgery and radiation caused so much collateral damage to my thyroid and scarred my lungs that there were no other treatments UCLA could could offer me while I was fighting a staph infection and the aggressiveness of my cancer. Here I was at another crossroads- do I fight? I was afraid of dying. Denial worked out for me when I hit what I thought was a dead-end; that’s when the real courage had to come through. I had no more options available in the United States, but I felt hope again when I found CMN Hospital. I had no money, but my best girlfriends raised it for me and got me there. ABOUT CMN HOSPITAL I have nothing but good things to say about CMN Hospital. They saved my life! My twin sister got diagnosed with cancer 5 years later and went there too. Dr. Payan treated her successfully. I prayed for answers. I believe God is already there shining a light, and He has led us in that direction. Words that come to mind when I think of my experience at CMN I think of professionalism, patience, compassion, and daily advanced treatments. From the doctors, nurses, admins, cleaning, and food servers, the one common thread that runs through them is they all made me feel like I mattered. I researched Stanford University for the Autologous bone marrow Stem cell transplant and Baylor University studies I learned about dendritic cells. Those two treatments alone are worth the cost. I felt I had a chance when no one else could offer me that. The meals were delicious and healthy, and I loved the snacks too. I think CMN should be included in everyone’s research list. Talk to Doctor Payan and then talk to two or three other doctors. Include Dr. Payan because even a conversation with him will comfort you, and they do not bug you with a thousand calls trying to get you as a patient. They are amazing. If you have faith and strong intuition about a cancer facility you think is right for you, go with it! Trust it. I am alive 9 years later because I trusted my intuition. You can contact me on my website http://www.shannonknight.com Can you share any important tips for anyone considering this clinic? Video consult, be sure to call them and set one up, if considering :) Most importantly follow your intuition and gut instinct when when choosing a hospital or clinic. That's what I did and it served me well I'm a live seven years later. What's good for me may not be good for you. You are unique individual and what feels right for one person may not feel right for the next. I wish everyone good health! Xoxo
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Previous Treatments : Radiation
Diet : Gluten Free
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Nausea, Digestion, General mood, Blood results

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