A manufacturer with a history of successfully treated breast cancer was diagnosed with a “suspicious lesion” on her spine. Following two failed biopsies at a well-known teaching hospital, her oncologist recommended exploratory surgery. After consulting with The Health Advisory, her “failed” biopsy slides were sent to a specialized teaching hospital for a second opinion. Diagnosis: The “suspicious lesion” was declared benign, and the patient was spared unnecessary treatment.
An active grandmother was suddenly hospitalized with pneumonia, following a bout of the flu, and placed on a mechanical ventilator. The hospital informed the family that such a patient has poor prospects for being weaned from a ventilator. They suggested palliative care instead. The family, disagreeing with the hospital’s policy, contacted The Health Advisory, and the woman was soon weaned from the ventilator and quickly recovered from the pneumonia.
A young mother of two small children was diagnosed with breast cancer, from which her mother had died two decades before. With the help of The Health Advisory, the woman received two separate clinical, surgical and pathological opinions, enabling her to assess all possible options with maximum clarity and accurate information. The woman opted for a mastectomy without sentinal node biopsy, a decision which, following consultation with a leading breast pathologist, was strongly endorsed.
A successful businessman was diagnosed with Primary Myelofibrosis, a progressive and incurable bone marrow disorder. While he was being treated with the most effective therapies then available, his family contacted The Health Advisory, eager to preserve the man’s energy and prolong his life. By combining medication with a protocol of targeted alternative therapies and supplements, the man enjoyed an active, high-quality life for 12 additional years.