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Antineoplaston Success Stories

In spite of the fact that the FDA only allows the Burzynski Clinic to treat terminal cancer patients, there are many amazing testimonies from patients, who have made their own website to tell their stories. The greatest number by far are cases of brain cancers. Link



Adrenal Cancer

At the age of 6 months, Kelsey Hill was diagnosed with adrenal cancer, and lesions in the lungs and the liver. She underwent surgery. Pathology tests confirmed that the primary adrenal mass had metastasized. A second opinion yielded the same result, and that chemo offered at best a 20% chance of survival. This type of treatment (with its long list of side effects and poor quality of life) was not acceptable to Kelsey’s parents.

They then heard about Antineoplastons and successes with difficult-to-treat cancers. Kelsey attended the clinic for nearly 3 years. During that time, her cancer slowed, stopped growing, and then went away. As of spring 2014, Kelsey has been off Antineoplastons for nearly 6 years and has had no recurrence of cancer. 

Brain Cancer

One year old Braiden Norton had a 4cm mass on his brain stem. After surgery, pathology classified it as a Junior Pylocitic Astrosytoma, brainstem glioma.  After surgery, the mass grew larger over the following year. Chemo was advised, but Braiden underwent Antineoplaston treatment instead. 

“I couldn’t pass up this genetic targeted treatment, regardless of all the skepticism I found on the internet.  What it all boiled down to was that everyone knew going into chemo that it was not the answer.”  

The growing tumor became stable within two months, and then began to shrink. To this day, if it weren’t for the backpack that he carries which contains the Antineoplaston treatment, you may not know Braiden has any medical problems at all.

Breast Cancer

In November 2009, Carol had two mastectomies. After the mastectomies, the oncologist recommended chemo. Then Carol read Suzanne Somers “ Knockout” and learned of Dr. Burzynski’s treatment in Houston. 

In January 2010, gene testing revealed a tumor growing gene to be overexpressed at 200. After three months treatment, this was down to 77 – within normal range.

Colon Cancer

Chris Onuekwusi was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas. He went for a second opinion at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. Surgery was the recommended treatment and was scheduled the following week. Chris did not show up for surgery.  He went to the Burzynski Clinic instead.

 He liked the fact that Burzynski had won so many rounds against the FDA, and won his court battle. His treatment began in June 2008. After three months of treatment, a PET scan showed there was no tumor left. It has been three years and Chris is still cancer free. 

Connective Tissue Disease

In 1987, Pam Murphy was diagnosed with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), which is a close cousin to lupus. Over the next 7 years, Pam says, her life became a never-ending nightmare of fevers, joint stiffness, inflammatory myositis, lung problems, extreme fatigue and weakness, sun sensitivity, chest pain, paroxysmal tachycardia –  and depression.

A friend in Pam’s support group announced she had found a “miracle drug.” The friend started to get well. So Pam went  to see Dr. Burzynski. Four and a half years later, she says that the treatment has given her life back. She no longer needs pain medication, is not dependent on inhaled medication. She has been off prednisone for 3 years, as well as Plaquenil and heart medicine.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

Celeste Sabagh (24) was studying Economics at college, when she started having some symptoms that couldn’t handle: double vision, pain on my left knee, weakness on my left leg and left arm, vomiting after eating, and strong headaches. In March 2011, Celeste was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor, a DIPG.

Doctors gave her a poor prognosis, maybe two years max, but still treated her with chemo and radiation. Celeste became very ill from the side-effects. In August 2011, she said “enough is enough”.

Another oncologist in Houston offered some hope. But he made the family fly all the way from Argentina, to wait 3 hours, and then said that there was nothing to do.

Celeste’s family then sent all her studies to the Burzynski Clinic, and FDA approved her treatment there.  
As time went by, the MRI’S showed that the tumor had stabilized. It stopped growing! After eighteen months, she was in remission. Celeste can now walk again, and drive a car, and has finished her college degree. She says, “All you need is family, friends, love, and comprehensive and open minded doctors!”

Esophageal Cancer

Susan McGee was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in May 2011. Her children convinced her to try a different approach. In July, Dr. Burzynski agreed to take her case. By December 2011, the tumor which had covered more than half her esophagus was almost gone. 

The following summer, Dr. Burzynski asked Susan to have an endoscopic ultrasound at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. They discovered the tumor to be completely gone.

Lung Cancer

Laura Jo Hofsess was an active 57 year old, running businesses and involved in several committees. In July 2010, she began to have strange symptoms. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lung. There were metastases in the spine, lymph nodes, and 42 lesions in the brain. Doctors gave Laura three weeks, and said with chemo and radiation that she might add two weeks. Her CEA tumor marker level was 41.9.

Laura’s husband Larry had been following Dr. Burzynski’s story over the years.  Laura’s treatment began. Her scans in December 2010, showed only scar tissue remaining in the lung. The cancers in the spine and lymph nodes were not visible, and the brain lesions were 60% reduced. Laura’s CEA was now only 1.6.


Darlene Nichols was diagnosed with lupus in 1989 after being sick with pleurisy, weakness, shakiness, and debilitating fatigue. In 1993 she flew to Houston two other girls with lupus;  Dr. Burzynski was conducting a trial study on lupus patients and gave the three girls treatment for free. 

Updated March 2, 2014: Darlene says

I was one of Dr. Burzynski’s patients from 1993 to approximately the year 2000. My story is on the website but I am updating my story to tell you that the 7 years I was on antineoplastins for lupus had me in remission… until the FDA stepped in and took it away from us. 

When I lost access to (treatment), I was sick again with flares of lupus, so eventually had to search for another treatment, low dose naltrexone… those that are trying to persecute Dr. Burzynski are very wrong. We should have the freedom to take medicine that we want to take in the United States of America.

Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Alexandra Kowal was diagnosed with lymphoma in February 1981. The tumour was large and wrapped around the aorta thus preventing removal of the tumour.  Therefore, chemotherapy was recommended.  She managed to complete the treatments but six months after, the medical team advised that the tumour had grown back to the original size and more chemotherapy treatments would be needed.  Alexandra decided against additional chemotherapy and sought other alternatives.

Alexandra arrived in Houston in November 1982 to start treatments with the Burzynski medical team.  She is one of the original surviving patients of Dr. Burzynski’s cancer treatment and continues to serve as “ambassador” of the clinic to family and friends.

Childhood Melanoma

Jessica Kerfoot’s story:

Jessica was three when the tumor was removed from her right foot in 1984. The finding was nodular malignant melanoma – category IIa. 

Between November 1984 and March 1985, Jessica’s parent searched for the best treatment for their child. Jessica was personally seen by about 25 doctors. Her parents searches and readings pointed to the medical consensus: remove existing tumors and hope the disease did not spread.

On March 3, 1985, surgeons removed part of Jessica’s foot, and multiple nests of melanoma tumors. Exploratory surgery into her lower stomach and groin revealed one large malignant tumor deep in the right groin and major lymph node involvement. In 5 months, our firstborn had gone from having no disease to stage IV cancer. The best that medicine in this country had to offer was a treatment that had a 5-year survival rate of 22%.

Then we heard about Dr. Burzynski. He would make no predictions as to how Jessica’s melanoma would respond to his treatment. Jessica began taking Antineoplastons in August 1985. The new tumors on Jessica’s right foot continued to grow for a time, but then they stopped growing. In the next 21 months, no new tumors appeared.

Oncologists in Seattle and Dallas have remarked on the apparent positive effects of antineoplaston treatment on Jessica. Today she eats, sleeps, and plays like any normal, healthy 6-year-old child.

– – – UPDATE by Jessica, September 2009 – –

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. I am wife to a Navy Submarine Officer and mother of two children, Catherine Bernadette- 2 1/2 and Matthew Lewis, 6 months. 

Prostate Cancer

Nemosthenes Baker:

I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer (stage 4) in 2010 with a PSA of 69… the doctors advised that my life expectancy was approximately 3 years.  They stated that I needed to get on chemo and radiation immediately.

I said I wanted a second opinion – I remembered an old man at the whole food store who said if you ever get prostate cancer, go see a Dr named Bursynski in Houston.  

I had to curse to get my records and they bad mouthed Dr B unmercifully.  To make a long story short, my insurance provider approved a $273,000 3 yr program for the cancer treatment center but nothing for Dr B.  After three months of PB and other medication, my PSA was at 0.6 – with no side effects. Three years later, my pet scan showed no signs of cancer and my PSA was at 2.00


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