Protocel FAQs – Assessing One’s Progress

How long does it take for Protocel to work?

How do I know if the Protocel is working on my cancer or not?

How does one interpret scans?

Can I rely on alternative cancer diagnostic tests?

How do I interpret lymph node swelling?

I’m having success with another alternative approach and am already seeing my cancer go away. But I am very impressed with the Protocel testimonials and I’m thinking of switching to Protocel. What do you recommend?

How long does it take for Protocel to work?

This is a common question, but one needs to understand how Protocel operates and what common factors may affect the speed of a person’s recovery to answer it. First of all, Protocel starts working on breaking down cancer cells immediately. In fact, signs of lysing are often noticed by cancer patients within the first 24 hours of starting on this formula. So, there is no question that Protocel starts working on cancer cells as soon as a person starts taking it.

But cancer cells don’t all lyse away all at once and recovery does not happen overnight. It takes some time to reduce the energy production of enough cancer cells in the body to be able to notice cancer regression on scans, for instance. As I clarify in Chapter 12 of Outsmart Your Cancer, the time it takes for cancer to disappear does vary from case to case based on at least three factors:

(1) How much cancer a person has when they start on Protocel. A person with very little cancer may see all signs of their cancer go away much sooner than a person who has a lot of cancer spread throughout their body.

(2) How fast-growing the cancer is. My observation is that fast-growing (or aggressive) cancers lyse faster and slow-growing cancers lyse slower on Protocel. So if your cancer is aggressive, you may see tumors reduce in size fairly quickly, but if your cancer is slow-growing you may have to be more patient.

(3) How effectively the person uses their Protocel. Protocel is not magic and there are many do’s and don’ts for optimum results. (See Chapter 12 of Outsmart Your Cancer for all the details about how to ensure your best chances for recovery.)

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How do I know if the Protocel is working on my cancer or not?

Though many cases may know very quickly through obvious signs of lysing and rapid tumor regression that is visible, in other cases it is not always clear right away. First of all, as already stated, fast-growing (aggressive) cancers tend to lyse faster on Protocel and slow-growing cancers tend to lyse slower. Also, the amount of observable lysing symptoms varies a great deal from patient to patient. What I think is the best advice is to use as many diagnostic tools as possible and also common sense to ascertain whether the Protocel is working on your cancer or not over time. Some of these tools will be conventional diagnostic methods, such as MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or scoping procedures. Be careful of cancer marker blood tests, though, because they are notoriously inaccurate ? especially when a person is using Protocel. Protocel often causes cancer marker counts to rise as the cancer is breaking down. (See Chapter 12 for an explanation as to why.)

Besides the above conventional tools, a person can also assess their situation in many cases by observing signs of lysing. Lysing signs or symptoms are not necessarily going to be seen every day and in some cases aren’t seen at all. But if you are someone who does see signs of lysing, then watch those closely. If you’re still not sure what’s happening, try increasing your dose of Protocel for a little while and see if those lysing symptoms increase. Or decrease your Protocel dose for just a little while and see if those lysing symptoms reduce. If you suddenly eat a lot of sugar or drink a lot of alcohol and you see your signs of lysing completely stop, then you’ve probably interfered with Protocel’s action by ingesting those high sugar items. If you get an early scan, say only two or three months after starting on Protocel, the interpretation of those scans might be a little confusing. For more explanation on scans, see the next FAQ.

How does one interpret scans?

Scans of all types are important diagnostic tools, and in the long-term will hopefully always tell the correct story. However, sometimes in the short-term the interpretation of early scans can be confusing for three reasons:

(1) The “Blow Up” factor. Because of the way Protocel causes cancer cells to lyse, tumors may slightly expand at first as they are breaking down. This is called the blow up factor and sometimes one must wait another couple of months to get the next scan before seeing that tumor go down in size. Be careful, however. Not all tumor enlargements are blow ups of this type. It could be that the way you are using the Protocel is not really effective and your cancer is really progressing. So always think about what you are eating, drinking, or taking along with the Protocel if this happens, as well as possibly trying a higher dose of the Protocel for the next two or three months before your next scan.

(2) Sometimes lysed material (dead broken down cancer cell parts) can hang around a tumor area a little while before getting processed out of the body. Unfortunately, MRIs and CT scans cannot differentiate between active tumor masses and lysed material. Therefore, if you get a scan early on, before the lysed cells have been cleared from the area, it may look on the scan like your cancer is growing. This is where you really need to use common sense and include all factors to determine your cancer status. If you’ve been experiencing lysing symptoms, feeling much better, or have other reasons to believe your cancer is breaking down, then you may want to consider that some of the material highlighting on the scan might be harmless lysed material and simply keep doing what you’re doing until the next time for a scan. PET scans are not perfect diagnostic tools, either, but they are often better at telling the difference between active cancer and lysed cancer. This is important and I recommend PET scans for people using Protocel whenever possible. Here is an example why: Years ago I was following a case where a man had fairly advanced primary brain cancer. I can’t remember exactly what type, but I’m pretty sure it was either of the Astrocytoma or Oligodendroglioma type. Before starting on Protocel, brain scans showed that he had a tumor in his frontal lobe area as well as a tumor in his brain stem. He diligently took Protocel for 6 months before getting another scan, which was an MRI. When the doctor came in to give him the results, the news was horrifying. The man was told that his cancer had spread significantly throughout his brain! This was confusing to the patient and his wife because this man was literally feeling great, working full-time, and exercising regularly every week. It seemed unlikely he would feel this good if he had so much cancer in his brain. So the man requested a PET scan, which was performed only two weeks after the MRI. The results of the PET scan were completely different. This time, the scan showed that there was no active cancer in his frontal lobe anymore at all, and only a tiny spot of active cancer still left in his brain stem (which presumably he could get rid of by simply staying on the Protocel longer.) Apparently the MRI had highlighted lysed material, which looked like cancer to the doctor and radiologist, but the PET scan had only highlighted active cancer. Always understand the differences between different scans as best you can, because it may help you know how to interpret your results.

(3) Another situation that may arise during cancer recovery is that not all tumors will necessarily disappear at the same rate. This may have to do with variations in the density of different tumors. Here is another case in point: A man I was in touch with had malignant melanoma that had metastasized with multiple tumors throughout his abdomen. Three months after taking Protocel Formula 50, he went in for conventional scans. The scan report said that some of his tumors had regressed in size or were gone, but others were still there and one or two were a little bigger than before. As a result, this man’s doctor convinced him that the Protocel was not working because it looked like there was some tumor growth in some areas. But three months is not enough time in many cases for all tumors to be showing regression, and sometimes denser tumors expand a little (the Blow Up factor) and take longer to go away than less dense tumors. The fact that some tumors WERE showing regression in size or were gone, should have tipped off both the doctor and patient that something good was happening. Malignant tumors rarely go away or get smaller for no reason, and it is likely that this man just needed to stay on Protocel longer to have the other tumors disappear eventually as well. Unfortunately, the man was convinced by his oncologist to stop the Protocel and rely on conventional treatments from then on ? treatments that are known to have NO long-term curative effect for metastasized melanoma.

Again, it is important to get conventional diagnostics and to consult with your doctor. But when trying to assess your own progress using an alternative treatment for cancer, it is imperative to use your own common sense as well

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Can I rely on alternative cancer diagnostic tests?

Many people using alternative medicine sometimes put more faith into alternative tests than they should. For instance, I have a healthy respect for the AMAS blood test as well as the HCG urine test that many people send off to the Philippines. But these tests are not perfect any more than scans are perfect and in fact both the AMAS and HCG tests are really best used for early detection. They may not be so effective as people think for assessing one’s progress once a person has a lot of active cancer and is using an alternative approach to get rid of it. This may be true for technological tests as well, such as the QXCI type machines. So, the best advice is to use any alternative tests you want to use, but don’t rely solely on any one diagnostic tool. Try to have a lot of tools in your toolbox for assessing your progress and, as the previous FAQ states, always use common sense as well based on how you feel, etc.

How do I interpret lymph node swelling?

Lymph nodes can swell as cancer is progressing throughout the body, but they can also swell as cancer is being processed OUT of the body through the use of something like Protocel. So here once again, common sense must be used and the total picture taken into account. For instance, if you have cancer and your scans and visual observation are showing that all your tumors are getting bigger and your lymph nodes are enlarging as well, then you are probably experiencing cancer progression. However, if you are on Protocel and you are experiencing lots of lysing symptoms, have already seen some tumors reduce in size, but have one or more lymph nodes enlarging, then it may just be that those lymph nodes are enlarging as they are processing out lysed cancer. The logical conclusion in that case, when taking everything into account would be that cancer regression is happening.

I’m having success with another alternative approach and am already seeing my cancer go away. But I am very impressed with the Protocel testimonials and I’m thinking of switching to Protocel. What do you recommend?

My role is to share information about what alternative treatments for cancer are available, how they were developed, and how they work. It is important that I do not recommend any treatment to anyone and, in truth, I really don’t know which particular alternative approach would be best for any particular case. Thus, which approach to use is something each person has to decide for themselves. Having said that, I can share that I have a healthy respect for cancer and my own motto for myself or my family would be the comman adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, if you are using an alternative treatment for cancer that is obviously working and your cancer is in the process of going away, then I would keep using that approach until the cancer is gone if I were you. Don’t mess with success!

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