On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, DR. MICHAEL G. SAMUELS wrote:
> Carl D. Rubin wrote:
> > >I was watching a local news show this morning where a doctor was interviewed
> > >and claimed to have found a cure for cancer. This seems very hard to
> > >believe. Is anyone familiar with this doctor in Houston? I understand his
> > >work is very controversal.
> > Yes, he has found a cure for cancer, and I have am Elvis and I am going to
> > marry Pamela Anderson.
When is the happy occasion? ;-)
Dr. Samuels, it is wonderful you have such trust in your physician; but,
please do not forget Dr. Burzynski is also an MD, PHD, and a researcher. His
credentials before his 'alternate' form of therapy for cancer (at a time
no one dared go against Chemo and Radiation) were impeccable. Todate, no
one has attacked his scientific theories or medical credentials...
On the contrary, Dr. B. has a following of terminal patients who have been
alive years after the medical establishment gave up on them. Components of
his antineoplastons are being researched in US and abroad - and the
early results seem positive. Mind you, this says nothing for the
scientific merit of the treatment - but try to tell that to his patients
who testified in congress on his behalf...
Burzynski institute has a web site. I believe NCI has a blurp on it.
Steve Dunn's site also has a page on Antineoplatons. You can search
Medline for specific publications....
Give Burzynski institute a call. I don't know if they are going to be
able to accept any new patients; but they can definitely provide you with
their results with your type of cancer. You might also want to call
1-800-4-CANCER for list of trials and current traditional treatment for
your type of cancer. I also suggest you subscribe to Cancer-l mailing
list and search the archives at http:\\www.medinfo.com for discussion of
this and other topics.
Any person is entitled to his OPINION. I would personally stay away from
an MD who suggests buying a porche is better than trying to save one's
life with a treatment that has 'some' scientific backing - specially if
no other treatment is available. A few months ago, I read some insurance
companies were paying for Burzynski's treatment (more like 50K or less a
year), so the cost may not be a factor.
PS. I'm not a physician or a health care provider. But, I'll be glad to
give you my opinion - often backed with scientific data. Let me know if
I can try to help in any way.
To your health.