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About Ren

I have been diagnosed with stage 4, metastatic colorectal cancer in October 2012, 3 days after my 44th birthday. There is no cure, but I am determined to go down the road less travelled to find one. I have setup this blog to document my journey and hopefully help others in the process. My view is that if there is a cure, it does not lie with traditional chemo, but with the immune system. Time will tell.

There is Hope

Its quite inspirational to read first hand accounts of how an incurable stage 4 cancer can be beaten when one takes the responsibility for ones treatment and looks beyond mainstream medicine, which to be honest offers little to no hope … Continue reading

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Tumour Primed Dendritic Cells

I have been getting Dendritic Cell vaccines from Dr. Nesselhut in Duderstadt for two months now. It is my view that he is the world’s foremost authority on immunotherapy. But….. The dendritic cells have been mostly primed with NDV antigens … Continue reading

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New Hallwang Treatments

Monday was the first chance that I had to speak with Dr. Kopic, the resident oncologist at the Hallwang clinic. Last month when I mentioned that it appeared that I had significant progression he mostly dismissed it. From his experience, … Continue reading

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Removab Cycle 3

I arrived at the Hallwang private oncology clinic on Friday evening, and had the first Removab (Catumaxomab) treatment the following day. This makes it my third Removab cycle. First thing that surprised me was a change in procedure at the … Continue reading

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On Thursday the 11th had an appointment with prof. Vogl (a.k.a Dr. Pain) for a third Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization (TACE) treatment. Lulled into a false sense of security by the last procedure, where the pain was almost bearable (with … Continue reading

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Siebenhuner Clinic

I spent two weeks at the Siebenhuner Clinic in Frankfurt. Dr. Siebenhuner is a true maverick and if he practiced his style of medicine in Australia, I have no doubt that he would be in jail. Germany is probably the … Continue reading

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2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2dg)

2DG is a funky molecule that I came across last month and have started taking it last week as an IV infusion. 2DG is a modified version of Glucose having a hydroxyl group replaced with hydrogen. The simple modification means … Continue reading

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PET Scan – Jun 13

Had a PET scan last week in Olomouc, and I got my results today. These scans have never been positive for me in the past, so I did not really expect much. The good news is… well actually there is … Continue reading

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Week at Home

When I got back from Germany, the focus was the big camping trip that I hoped to take kids on. Went shopping, bought a small and practical 3 man tent weighing just 1.5 kg and some basic camping gear. Then … Continue reading

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Phoenix Tears

Phoenix Tears have been touted as an effective alternative cancer cure, with enough anecdotal evidence for me to take it seriously. So what are Phoenix Tears? Basically its pure cannabis oil distilled from the broader leafed Indica strain. (The strain … Continue reading

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