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Malignant Tumours and Its Homoeopathic Approach
Mirza Anwar Baig.
` Sil / Op / Thuj / Staph / Con.

Paper read at National Homoeopathic Congress 1995 held on 1-3 Sept at Salt Lake Auditorium, Calcutta.

Before I talk on Homoeopathic approach, I would like to discuss in brief what malignancy is? Malignancy may be defined as abnormal and uncontrolled multiplication of the tissues of the body. Lots of attempts have been made to understand the exact mechanism of the aberrant tissue behaviours, its cause and cure. But the subject is still not very clear.

Cancer is a fatal disease and if the fight against it is limited to Chemotherapy, radiation and Surgery it will always fail. One thing is often ignored in the treatment of malignancy is the participation of the patient in the fight against his disease. Therefore, I emphasise the treatment of the person as a whole. The Cancer is not only limited to the cell but involves the whole system.

Initially, the Cancer begins in localised areas where the mechanism of tissue multiplication has gone astray. In principle if the mass of the tumour cells is disturbed, the malignant cell will disseminate to distant regions and the disease will flare up. This is often seen after aggressive investigations such as biopsy, excision and other types of surgery.

Dr. Kent had observed this phenomenon long back and that is why he always contested that the cancerous cell must never be disturbed. Hippocrates, the father of medicine has also said, more or less the same thing. It is no wonder that many an oncologist of repute too holds the same opinion.

The pathology of cancer originates from within the body and the cure must also come from within the body. This has been my principle of Homoeopathic treatment of all my cancer patients.

Let us see some of my successful cancer cases.


Squamous cell carcinoma with metastatic deposits

Mr. S, a 62 years old male, visited me on 18-1-1991, with a hard and painless, nodular swelling on the right submandibular region which he had accidentally felt when his beard itched. The same day that is on 4-1-91 he was investigated by his doctor. Detailed X-rays studies, PA teleroentgenogram of the chest and nasopharynx revealed fibrotic Kochs scaring in the right apex with bronchial inflammatory changes and a small soft tissue swelling in the region of the nasopharynx. His aspirated biopsy reported showed squamous cells. With these reports the patient was sent to Cancer hospital on 8-1-91, where he was clinically diagnosed as Ca Nasopharynx with secondary neck nodes. His histopathological report of Tata Hospital revealed metastatic deposits of necrotizing squamous carcinoma. Since it was a case of secondaries he was advised radiation therapy.

There were no signs of any anxiety except a little worry on the face of the patient. He was a devout muslim and a religious person. He had a white but beautiful beard. There were no other symptoms. The only clue which I got after the long discussion was that when he went to the radiation department he was asked to shave his beard which he refused; because of the shariyat, a religious following of the prophet and left the hospital without undergoing any treatment.

He said to me "I would rather prefer to die than to have my beard shorn". And this was the peculiarity in that patient. I took this as a fixed idea. A dose of Thuja 1M,was prescribed on 18-1-91 along with placebo. There after no medicine was given till six months. The nodule started reducing gradually and vanished completely in a period of one month, after which he was given SL for 6 months. Later he developed some nasal symptoms for which he was kept on Silicea 200, single dose which has cured him completely. He is surviving till today and is in good health.


Mt. MA, a 61 year male, entered my clinic with a smiling face and addressed me in Urdu. "Doctor i have heard your good name, May God give you understanding and me relief". He was dressed in colourful clothes. He was happy and smiling while his wife was desperate and sad. When asked what was wrong, he place his file in front of me and repeated the same words.

He was a known case of Ca-rectum lower 1-3rd. His punched biopsy done twice at Tata, one on 5-8-92 and second on 25-8-92 respectively. First report showed granulation of tissues, his second report showed benign rectal mucosa. One of the bits showed florid granulation tissue composed of Proliferating blood vessels and polymorphs. An occasional giant cell was also seen. He was advised palliative surgery which he refused and preferred Homoeopathic treatment and that was the reason he came to me though his wife was against it. He said, "I have some piles problem but these doctors say it is cancer".

There were no signs of any anxiety or worries in his face. He said he had some bleeding from his rectum and in urine. The calmness and the cheerfulness were peculiar in him. There were no other symptoms although his wife said he had profuse bleeding, thin and dark blood. This problem started with loose motions along with mucus and blood for about a period of one month for which he took some treatment; then one day he developed profuse bleeding and was admitted to a district hospital. He also had retention of urine while in hospital. His sonography report showed normal findings with thickening of (Rt) kidney. And per rectum examination revealed a 9 to 10 cm circumference growth.

Treatment and follow up:

Hamamelis-virginica in 1M one dose was prescribed for the symptom. A cheerful mood during profuse haemorrhage. Thereafter no medicine was prescribed till 31-1-94.

31-1-94 - Opium 30
13-6-94 - Opium 1M
1-9-94 - Thuja 200

The patient has been completely cured and enjoys perfect health. No more medicine prescribed thereafter.

CASE 3: Pyloric stenosis? Ca stomach

Mr. AQ, a 55 years old male with a history of distended abdomen and obstinate constipation for 15 days. He was examined by a surgeon who diagnosed it as case for emergency surgery and asked him to be hospitalised. But from the Homoeopathic point of view the patient was very much pale and weak, the Virchows gland was visible on the left supraclavicular region clinically indicating the diagnosis of Carcinoma stomach.

PH - Kochs which had been treated by allopathic medicines.

There was also a history of bacillary dysentery during which he lost a lot of blood. I prescribed China in material doses first. He was sharing his one room flat with his married son since many years. Silicea and the Thuja are other remedies prescribed for his final cure and more or less ten years are over he is still surviving and is in his comfortable health.

CASE 4: CA Prostate

The patient had Ca-prostate. He had children who were employed in a religious trust and he was frustrated because of the financial irregularities committed by the trustees. He was a devoted person for the cause of religion and could not tolerate unethical activities and left the job. He took another job as a construction supervisor and would always prefer to stay near a mosque while on supervision duty.

This also saved him from inconvenience of frequent micturition. The patient shared his small flat with his grown up children and had no personal private life.

His family members were very much anxious and desperate since they were told that the patient would not survive even for few days.

He was admitted in one of the nursing homes for retention of urine due to enlarged prostate and he was operated for the excision of the gland but when the surgeon found the regional metastasis he closed the wound. The interesting information which I got in this case was from his daughter, who said "Whenever my father quarrels with my mother he goes to mosque". And he said whenever he demanded to satisfy his biological need his wife refused. A dose of Staph 200 followed by Conium cured this case completely.

Charles dickens (1812-1870) had a bad cold and described it in a letter to a friend, "I am this moment deaf in the ears, hoarse in the throat, red in the nose, green in the gills, damp in the eyes, twitching in the joints and fractious in temper".