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A Case of Liver Metastasis

March, 1995

Female, 47 years, presented with secondary deposits in the liver (after having had breast cancer), Stage IV.

History: In February, 1994, results of a biopsy of a lump in the right breast were positive for cancer. A lumpectomy was performed, and seven of the six teen axillary glands removed were positive. Both ovaries were removed, as was the uterus, which had large flbroids. Surgery was followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

In January, 1995, a CT scan identified deposits on the liver. A CT scan—guided biopsy of the deposit was performed; the histopathology report was positive for malignancy. Another round of chemotherapy was advised, but the patient refused and turned to homoeopathy.

The patient was a typical Calcarea carbonica: overweight, with poor muscular tone; emotional and apprehensive; conscientious in her duties, but a plodder in executing them.

PRESCRIPTION

Week 1        : Chelidonium 200C – daily, Plussing Method

Week 2        : Carcinosin 200C – daily, Plussing Method

Weeks 3-4   : Same as Weeks 1-2

CT scan showed deposits about the same; maybe somewhat smaller.

Month 2       : Same as Weeks 1-2

CT scan showed considerable reduction of deposits.

Month 3       : Same as Weeks 1-2

CT scan showed deposits had cleared 90%.

Month  4      : Calcarea carbonica 200C – weekly, Split Dose Method

Month 5       : Carcinosin 200C – weekly, Split Dose Method

CT scan showed deposits cleared.

Months 6-12 : Same as Months 4-5

Thereafter, the woman received Calcarea carbonica 200c and Carcinosin 200c, alternating monthly, Split Dose Method and, to the present day, continues to do well.

Periodic CT scans show everything is still normal.

REMARKS

This is a classic instance of how the constitutional remedy can follow an organ-specific remedy, once there is marked improvement in the organ affected (see Chapter 7 of A Homeopathic Approach to Cancer).

Chelidonium‘s important role in the treatment of liver cancer is described in Chapter 2 of A Homeopathic Approach to Cancer.