My name is Jonathan Chung, and my battle with brain cancer began in 1997. In late June 1997, after I had completed my sophomore year of high school, I awoke one morning feeling very dizzy and suffering a severe headache. On the third day after my symptoms had not abated, my mother took me to the doctor.
Following a CAT scan and MRI, I underwent surgery for Hydrocephalus. A VP shunt was placed in my brain to relieve pressure. I underwent further surgery, however, the neurosurgeon was unable to remove a tumor mass in my brain. I was diagnosed with Pylocytic Astrocytoma. At that time, the major tumor measured 6 centimeters across.
My Prognosis was grim. The neurosurgeon gave me 2 years at the best. The oncologist recommended a chemotherapy regimen of 2 toxic drugs, but she was unable to say if they would work to reduce the tumor. Further MRIs showed that the cancer had ceded in other parts of my brain and spine. The oncologist further recommended radiation in conjunction with chemotherapy. My parents were told of the toxic side effects of both treatments.
A neighbor had read of the Burzynski clinic in Dr. Julian Whitaker’s newsletter. My father did extensive research on this through the internet.
My father and I flew to Houston in November 1997. I began treatment on Antineoplastons almost immediately. It was a rough start for me, however, here I am 5 years later, despite the odds initially given by the neurosurgeon. My MRI now shows the largest tumor to be less than 1 centimeter across. My shrinkage since the beginning of the treatment has been ne!rly 90 %. I look forward to more shrinkage.
My doctor at the Burzynski Clinic, Dr. Gabor Jurida has said that the next step for me will be to go on the capsule form of Antineoplastons. I hope to do that very soon.
The Antineoplaston therapy, the prayers of family and friends, my faith in God, have all contributed to giving me a new lease on life. For this, I am very grateful.