Bogumila M. Barton
It is almost 2 AM, again. There are not enough hours in the day to finish everything; too many things every day, too many people, and too many problems. How many of you feel this way? Are you tired? Too busy? Upset? Yet, do you feel alive? Happy? Healthy?
You are able to face everything and everyone over and over again. Are you aware of this feeling? If you never have been diagnosed with cancer, you may not be paying attention to the simple joy of being "normal."
In February of 1992, after a biopsy was performed on my left breast, I was told I had papillary carcinoma. A lump was found that was 2.5 by 1.8 by 1. 2 cm (2 by .75 by .5 inches). Did I have a good chance? Maybe. There were no guarantees. Traditional therapy as soon as possible was recommended. Would there be side effects? Yes, many. Did I have a good chance? Maybe. Would I lead a normal life afterward? Maybe.
I was lucky. My husband and I were aware of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. My husband and my family literally forced me to go to the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. It was my decision not to start traditional therapy. My family had asked me to try only this one thing.
Therefore, before Memorial Day weekend in 1992, I went to Houston. I began taking antineoplaston therapy immediately. By the end of August, there was a big improvement. By the end of 1992, the tumor was gone. Since that time I have experienced many years of joy, thankfulness, and admiration. However, I also have lived in fear and anger.
I was one of Dr. Burzynski's patients when the effectiveness of antineoplastons was being questioned. However, I was not permitted to speak. Questions were asked; however, the Honorable Commission did not want to hear the answers. I was on the list of patients who were not to be treated by Dr. Burzynski because I had never been treated conventionally.
I decided to act when the infamous trial "People vs Burzynski" began. As had occurred before, Dr. Burzynski's patients were afraid the Clinic would be closed and they would be left without treatment. I opened an 800 phone line so that people could send letters to President Clinton asking him to end the prosecution of Dr. Burzynski, to speed up the approval of new drugs, and to support patients' rights to choose their own treatment. In the end, Dr. Burzynski was acquitted of all federal charges.
I have great feelings of joy, but fear remains. Sometimes the feelings of hopelessness at the new proof of the FDA's lies and anger that people can be brainwashed and shortsighted are overwhelming. How can so much energy be wasted trying to destroy such a great discovery? Are we really living in the 1990s?
Antineoplastons worked for me. While taking them, I never stopped being a normal person. I had no side effects. I was not on a special diet. I was able to work and live fully since the first day I began treatment. Did I believe this treatment would be so simple and effective? No, I did not. In fact, I did not even think it would work. I only went to Houston to placate my family.
Today, I want to tell the world about antineoplastons, and I will do anything to help Dr. Burzynski continue his remarkable work.
Bogumila M. Barton