Patient Question: I've heard about these reports for years. Specifically what kind of
information is in them? What do they cost?
Leonard's Answer: Below is the info I've heard about these and other
Alt. Cancer Information Services:
The Cancer Cure Foundation
"offers free consultation on alternative cancer therapies and can
help you decide what clinic or therapy might be best for your
situation." I have a very good impression of them. Melinda Wiman is very nice
and helpful, and I trust her integrity.
People Against Cancer (PAC)
604 East Street - P.O. Box 10
Otho, Iowa 50569 USA
"After a patient submits medical records and fills out a thorough
questionnaire, the information is reviewed by their network of
associated doctors and practitioners from around the world who have
successfully treated a similar condition using alternative
treatments....goal is to `provide all treatment options' not only
for the patient, but for the physician...a written report based on
their recommendations is prepared...The patient may chose to travel
and visit one or more of the doctors who prepared the report, or
stay in his or her local area and utilize the information from the
report with a doctor or practitioner of their choice."
I know nothing about PAC reports, though I have a good
impression of PAC.
Patrick M. McGrady, Jr.
FAX: (360) 437-2272
Available 24hrs, 7 days/wk.
7-10 Day Report $400 (within USA) $500 (outside USA)
2-3 Day Express $550 (within USA) $650 (outside USA)
5-15pg "detailed, individualized, professional reports to help
cancer patients with their treatment options.
We search the world
for conventional, cutting-edge and alternative treatments....custom
reports tailored precisely to your medical history....diagnosis,
age, history, the cancer stage, and any complicating factors. An
easy-to-understand format emphasizing the most promising
treatments, detailing the advantages of complementary, alternative
and conventional therapies....A lifetime of service...available for
free consulting as you navigate through your treatment and
"includes a search of the medical literature, along with a long
personalized letter giving his opinion of the information in the
search, as well as a description of alternative and conventional
options he thinks are promising. He will recommend specific doctors
for specific problems, and seems to have a vast store of knowledge
of obscure conventional treatments given both in the US and
overseas....I saw one of his reports on my own cancer, and his
letter mentioned several alternative and overseas treatments that
sounded quite interesting, and which I had not come across despite
my intense interest in research and alternative treatments. Rather
than merely regurgitating the information, his medical literature
search highlighted points of interest in the abstracts.
judgement his emphases were appropriate, and his search was very
well focused." (www.cancerguide.org/search_service.html)
*The Moss Reports
Ralph W. Moss
$297 plus Fedex shipping ("includes our phone and on-line updates
and a lifetime of follow-up by email or fax")
40-60pg "detailed reports on a wide variety of cancer types and
situations....reports that include a discussion of various
metastatic situations....objective, detailed information on the
most promising alternative methods and practitioners for the
particular type of cancer....detailed and prioritized information
on practitioners and treatments that Ralph Moss feels are the most
valid and relevant to any particular kind of cancer." "explanation
and critique of the conventional approach...might include...
innovative uses of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
discussion of medical clinics...may include clinics in the U.S.,
Europe, Latin America, etc....treatments that the patient can do at
"Moss maintains and sells reports on many different cancers. Rather
than getting a custom search, you get a pre-written report (If you
have something rare he will, if need be, do a custom
report)...reports mainly consist of evaluation of carefully
Though I've never seen any of these reports, my impression is that Moss
are more comprehensive and objective and that they provide more
scientific and research info, whereas CANHELP reports are more
individualized, evaluative, and "more pointive and directive,"
recommending specific practitioners or treatment centers for the
particular type of cancer and the particular patient. My impression
is that Moss reports include more info on diet and natural
supplements. I think CANHELP reports are a little more likely to
recommend conventional treatment. Both McGrady and Moss are
interviewed in Hess (1999).
If I had cancer and money was not an issue, I would purchase
all the above. If I was trying to LEARN about my type of cancer,
research on alt. treatments for it, and alt. treatment centers,
OBTAIN EXTENSIVE INFO ON WHICH TO BASE my treatment decisions, I'd
probably make a Moss Report my 1st priority. If I SIMPLY WANTED TO
KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR THE BEST TREATMENT, I'd make a CANHELP Report
my 1st priority.
However, my opinions could very easily change in response to actually seeing
these reports. Also, anyone w/any additional/contrary info or opinions,
This information/material was compiled by Leonard (email@example.com)
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