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Dr Alvarez in Mexico has many testimonials on his youtube page. Many are from US medical professionals.. I remember one testimonial was from a US a cardiologist and several were from nurses. Yeah, yeah, he could have faked the testimonials, but he's a high profile doctor so he wouldn't get away with it.

I chose the right doctor for me based on many factors including cost. You DO have to be careful that you're not going to some chop shop. Make sure the doctor is reputable and make sure that the surgery will take place in a real hospital. If I was being treated for a rare disorder, yeah, I'd want to be in the USA, but for a fairly common, straightforward procedure, I'm VERY comfortable with seeing a doctor in Mexico who specializes in that procedure.

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Even though you are "higher income" and you still considered going abroad for your father's care doesn't mean there are better docs in other places. It just means you would have done anything to save your father and you had the means to do it.

Most of us don't have that luxury. Most of us are lucky to have insurance these days.

Yeah I'm sure there are better docs in the states but do you think doctors here are actually curing cancer here? No. And you know why? Because drug companies cannot make any money on a cure. How about read some books about cancer cures then talk to me about the US doctors treating cancer with poison.

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Fishy, if your goal is help people with info, data, and support your delivery STINKS, and you're being counterproductive. If your goal is to upset people, worry people, and anger people into debates and arguments... stay your course.

Amanda Rae

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Fishy, I tried sending you a personal message. I don't believe it's going through... I was asking you if any surgeons in Mexico come to mind that were doing the hack jobs?

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Wow. Unfathomable ignorance.

1) if a drug company could come up with a cure for cancer, they would make close to a trillion dollars overnight.

2) there have been some very emotional interviews with CEO's and board members of pharmaceutical companies where they talk about watching their mother, father, wife etc die a slow horrible death from cancer. And they said don't you think we would give our loved ones the cure if we had one? There were board members of pharmaceutical companies who were dying of cancer, and were going through chemo themselves. They said, don't you think we would have given ourselves the cure if we had one?

3) that poision you speak of has saved HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of lives. By the way, what is the profit on the average chemotherapy session? You don't know, do you? It's very little.

4) The insurance industry is way bigger and way more powerful than the pharmaceutical. If insurance thought it was getting taken to the cleaners when there was a cure that could had, they would have eradicated it by now.

Ask Steve Jobs how well the alternative medicine worked. Oh Wait, you cant, he's dead. Before he died he said he wished he did the chemo.

You should be ashamed of yourself and you owe an apology to every person on this forum who has lost a loved one to cancer.

LOL I'm the ignorant one yet I have a PhD and work for the Agency that regulates all the prescription drugs in this country. Let me try to speak to you on your level:

1) Obviously you do not know the difference between a “treatment” and a “cure.” A treatment is given over a time period to lessen the symptoms of a disease. A “cure” is something that is taken that will rid the body of a disease forever. So do you really think a drug company will make a trillion dollars over night by finding a cure “here take this one pill and be cured of your disease forever.” They are already making a billion dollars annually (that means every year) by selling pills that are taken continuously for a long period of time to “treat” a disease. “Here take these pills once a day for the rest of your life if you want to have less symptoms.” Cha-ching!

2) The last time I checked, CEOs do not have scientific degrees, i.e. PhDs or MDs. They are only interested in what is going to make their company money (see response #1 above).

3) Do you know what the success rate for chemotherapy is? I’m sure you don’t. It’s 3%, yeah 3 out of 100. Did you also know that chemo kills healthy cells along with cancer cells. You probably didn't. So how can someone’s immune system fight cancer if they are being injected with a poison that is killing their immune system at the same time. I’m sure those hundreds of millions of people whose lives were saved were the lucky 3%.

4) BIG PHARMA is the biggest and most powerful influence on our healthcare system. Insurance companies are only out to make money for themselves. As long as BIG PHARMA can keep making drugs that people depend on, they will still be pushing their drugs and remain a billion dollar industry.

Seems to me like you don’t read much, so how about go on over to youtube and check out the documentary “Cancer is Big Business.” Until then, coming at people on message boards with fake facts and telling them why the "probably" did something will make you look stupid.

You guys are seriously funny and entertaining. Coming to a forum entitled “Mexico” and haven’t had your surgery in Mexico. Before you had kids I bet you were all over the parenting forums giving some great parenting advice.

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It has been documented that watching YouTube videos actually kills brain cells. I only saw this on the news, they were probably lying.

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Fishy, you are wasting time. I've caught myself doing similar unending arguing with people after they see a rediculous fracking movie. Scientists don't watch utube :P

BTW, a dear friend of mine is still alive and well thanks to a leukemia treatment developed in the US by a doctor and pharmaceutical company. Pretty amazing science goes on in the US every day and it should not be dismissed.

Oh and my husband is a CEO...and a scientist.

I appreciate your efforts Fishy as do others I'm sure but you can't throw logic at utube. The two do not go hand in hand.

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Definitely a waste of time. Just like I would be wasting my time posting on a cancer support board that five out of five people I know that took chemo died. I guess I could have ordered Dr. Burzynski's documentary on Amazon for $15 plus shipping and then waited for the DVD to get to my house. Or I could go to youtube and watch the same documentary for free. But I'm not a real scientist though and I have money to throw away.

I really don't care what you do for a living. If you would like to PM me a manuscript that your group worked on, I would be interested in reading it on my down time because I have a personal interest in caner. Professionally, oncology is not my area of expertise. But if it makes you sleep better at night to let people know that people die going to get surgery out of the country, then so be it. People should just do everything in the US. We are #1 in everything. Yeah!

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being passionate hope about something is wonderful. no one needs to be mean to each other here. idle threats, etc. come on now. move on and let things be.

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Sexyslim got one thing right in her comment about our country, anyway. "People should just do everything in the US. We are #1 in everything. Yeah!"

We could all benefit from the knowledge that we are free to voice our opinions in all ways. You can't do that in some other countries. Unless I'm wrong...Sexy?

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The USA is great. I'm proud to be an American overall. That doesn't mean we hold the monopoly on quality of medical care. I'd prefer to have my surgery here near home. So that I'm closer to my loved ones. It just isn't possible so I am Mexico bound. I will rely on the experiences of those who have actually done it and the dedicated research I've put into almost obsessively. I will ignore the narrow minded ethnocentrism that is running rampant on this thread. "And that's all I have to say about that."

Amanda Rae

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LOL

Translated: "I will listen to the 100 or so people who had it successfully and posted about it online. Ill ignore the people who have been butchered."

Only one problem with that theory. Dead people can't talk or share experiences. And Mexican surgeons can report whatever mortality rate they want. So much for obsessive research huh? Lol.

I wish you the best in your surgery!

ROFL! I didn't even have to leave the States to have someone translating my English. No worries, I'm fluent in English. I will pass on your translation of my own words, thank ya much!

Amanda Rae

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Still waiting for your FDA identification # ...

Who on earth would give their personal info in a public forum. Um, can you say "duh no!".

Amanda Rae

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FDA #'s are public information. If you call they answer the phone by saying "My Name is ___ And my identification # is ____"

Try it out.

Be that as it may, I still wouldn't share it on a public forum.

Amanda Rae

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