This is the account of Jim Perrin and his battle with bladder cancer, the results of various traditional treatments, the success of an alternative treatment, and how he came out ahead.

 
 

In June 2004 I was diagnosed by a V. A. (Veterans Hospital) doctor in Nashville, TN with aggressive bladder cancer.  Not being pleased with the V.A. system, I tried to transfer to civilian health care, but two doctors sent me back to the V.A.   In December 2004 I was told by the V.A. physician that without radical surgery I had only one year to live.  I went in for surgery December 14, 2004 at the V.A. hospital but the doctor became sick that morning and they sent me home.  I never went back for the surgery, but ate an organic vegan diet for fourteen months.  Today I still eat a healthy and mostly vegetarian diet.

During this time I had come into contact with Dr. Jerry Thonthwaite who is the director of the Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee.  The Research Institute encompasses several areas of study one of which is the role antioxidants play in prevention and treatment of cancer.  Through this connection we came into the knowledge of an alternative cancer treatment that centers around anti-angiogenesis* and antioxidation.   This treatment involved finding a doctor who would prescribe Tetrathiomolybdate (an angiogenesis inhibitor).  This would be a problem.  I could find no doctor to prescribe Tetrathiomolybdate because it was not the FDA approved method for treating cancer.  (Click here to learn more about anti-angiogenesis and inhibitors at www.cancerprotocol.com).

In September 2005 I wound up in the hospital in Jackson, TN with my bladder filled with cancer which caused one of my kidneys to shut down.  I was finally in the private sector and was referred to a urology oncologist at Vanderbilt in Nashville.  Although I asked him to administer the angiogenesis inhibiting treatment, he refused and instead began radical chemotherapy.  (I still suffer with neuropathy from this chemotherapy).

 

On May 10, 2006 this urology oncologist performed surgery.  Despite the chemotherapy my cancer had gotten much worse, spreading beyond the bladder wall and pressing against my pubic bone and rectum.   The physician just sewed me back up offering the family no hope, personally telling my wife that I would die with this, and mentioning  “two months to live” to my daughter.   His opinion was that if I lived very much longer the tumors would spread into the colon and intestine.  He said that at that time he could perform a colostomy, but it would be only to relieve pain and not to alleviate the disease.

 

That same month, May 2006, I located a physician who agreed to prescribe the Tetrathiomolybdate (TM) needed for the angiogenesis inhibiting treatment.  In October 2006 after six months of taking TM and following the supplement regimen recommended by Dr Thornthwaite, a CAT scan revealed all tumors had decreased except one in the groin area.  The same Vanderbilt urology oncologist, who had given me no hope, after viewing this CAT scan at my six-month check-up in November 2006, told me I had beaten the odds.


BASIC VITAMIN/ SUPPLEMENT COCKTAIL 

             

Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg, 2 pills daily, Total 1,000 mg

LPH Lipoic XIS 300mg, 2 pills daily, Total 600mg

Aspirin 325mg, 1 pill daily, total 325mg

Beta Carotene 25,000IU, 1 pill 3X  daily, Total 75,000mg

Co-Enzyme Q10 100mg daily

Curcurmin (Tumeric) 258mg, 2 pills, 3X daily, Total 1548mg

Flax Seed Oil 1000mg, 2 pills 3X daily, Total 600mg

Genisteine 1400mg, 2 pills 3Xdaily, Total 8,400mg (NOT with estrogen receptive cancers)

Green Tea Extract 520mg, 2 pills 3Xdaily, Total 3100mg

Milk Thistle Extract 500mg, 1 pill daily, Total 500mg

N-Acetyl-Cysteine 500mg, 2 pills 5X daily, Total 5 gm at least

Selenium 200mcg, 1 pill 2X daily, Total 400 mcg

Shark Liver Oil 500mg, 5 pills daily Total 2500mg

Vitamin B 100  Complex Daily

Vitamin C 500mg, 3 pills, daily, Total 1,500mg

Vitamin E 400IU, 5 pills daily, Total 2,000IU

Zinc  Gluconate 250mg daily dose, take 50mg.1/2 hour before each meal& 100mg before bedtime.


We now offer these many of these supplements in our product line for those who are interested.

 

At some point after this the pharmacist made a mistake in compounding the TM. It was at least three months before this mistake was detected and during this time I received no benefit from the wrong compound.  The cancer in my groin area began pressing against my pubic bone, causing pain, so I had radiation administered in this one area this year in February.  The CAT scan, taken a month following the radiation in March, revealed no change in the tumor; yet the pain was gone.  All tumors showed no new growth.

 

In June I had another CAT scan showing stable results.  My latest CAT scan on September 24, 2007 revealed all tumors have continued to remain stable with the area near the groin showing shrinkage from 8.2 centimeters to 4 centimeters. 

 

Without this treatment, plus my faith in God, I have no doubt that I would not be alive today much less feeling so well.  My mind has become clearer.  My energy level and strength have increased.   Even the neuropathy caused by chemotherapy has subsided and the feeling is returning to my legs.    For the first time in almost two years I am driving again.  I am leading a very productive life and have no pain. 


Something more

During the course of all of this (September 2006) a man called about ordering Perrin's Blend and talked to my wife Judy.  During their conversation about alternative health methods he learned of my aliment and told her about a machine that is used to bring chemical and electrical frequencies of the body into harmony and therefore fight disease.  He had gotten one for his mother-in-law who was confined to bed with leukemia.  After talking for awhile I agreed incorporate this treatment.  His mother-in-law now well enough to travel, accompanied  by her husband, actually brought me the machine from Colorado.  The couple just gave me the machine along with a new laptop computer used to operate it.   Since receiving this machine I have been very diligent in giving myself daily treatments for cancer and neuropathy. 


A Note From Judy Perrin

"GOD IS SO GOOD.  He led us to the treatments Jim is getting by miraculous means, but it was after prayer of our Sunday school teacher, Jerry Buchanan, in February that Jim reached a turning point with no more pain and his strength immediately returned.  Since the day of that prayer Jim has needed no pain medication at all.   Some friends and family members have told us that before that point they were saying, "We probably won't have Jim around much longer."  Now they just smile and shake their heads."




Jim Perrin in May 2006 with his son James and his daughter Delinda at Vanderbilt Hospital














Jim Perrin in September 2007 at his son James’ art exhibition















Jim Perrin in Fall of 2007.  And yes the chain on the saw is dull.























For those of you who have trouble with the above video here is a photo



















Click here to know more about the Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee

    

Click here to know more about anti-angiogenesis at www.cancerprotocol.com.


*Tumors cells need a rich blood supply in order to grow and metastasize. Angiogenesis (Angio-blood, genesis-creation) is the process by which new blood vessels, called capillaries are formed. Capillaries are lined with endothelial cells.

Normal angiogenesis occurs under very tight physiological regulation when stimulators and inhibitors work in balance with each other. Normally the proliferation rate of endothelial cells is very low, with turnover times for these cells exceeding 1000 days.

Exceptions occur in which the angiogenesis process takes approximately 5-8 days. This is seen in wound healing, embryonic development, the monthly growth of the uterine lining in menstruation women, and also in cancer.




JIM PERRIN’S CANCER VICTORY -- REVIEW AND UPDATE – MAY 12, 2012


In June 2004 Jim was diagnosed with aggressive bladder cancer.  The VA doctors said that without radical surgery, he would be dead within a year.  We sought God and after much prayer, Jim took another route.  The first thing we did together was go on a virtually all vegetarian, mostly organic diet with no sugar (except a little bit of honey or pure maple syrup), no coffee, no trans-fats and only whole grains.   Yet, in 15 months Jim wound up in Jackson-Madison County Hospital with his bladder filled with cancer and one kidney had shut down.  He was there 12 days then sent to Vanderbilt.


The doctors scared Jim into taking Chemo, despite Jim’s feeling that this was not a good thing.  The Chemo caused blood clots, reduced his immune system until he had a fungus infection in his one working kidney and a bacterial infection in his bloodstream.  For this he stayed the hospital 8 days.  Today his blood has never regulated on its own, requiring ongoing medication, and Jim has severe neuropathy in his legs from the Chemo.  And the cancer grew during Chemo until it was beyond removal by the radical surgery first mentioned by the VA doctors.   Yet, surgery was scheduled …


On May 10, 2006, during this surgery at Vanderbilt, the family was called into a counseling room.  The urology oncologist who was doing the surgery had left the operating room to tell us there was no hope, that Jim had only a short time to live.  (This doctor later told our daughter that Jim had probably about two months left).   In the counseling room he also said that he could take out Jim’s colon, bladder etc. and still not get all the cancer, but it might give him a few more months of life.  We said NO, and my heart rose inside my throat and said, “My God is bigger than this!”


Within a few weeks following surgery Jim started alternative treatment called anti-angiogenesis under the supervision of Dr. Paul Schwartz in Henderson; 731-989-9899. We had heard about anti-angiogenesis about a year earlier, and had gone to see at least 4 doctors about doing this treatment but all had refused.  If only someone had agreed to this treatment Jim would probably have complete use of his bladder and both kidneys!


Right after Jim’s surgery with the pronounced death sentence, I took paperwork about anti-angiogenesis to Dr. Schwartz’s clinic. I believe this was all in God’s timing because he was in the process of building a new patient base.  He had been with the Jackson Clinic, who had closed all but their main office in Jackson, and had only recently set up office to begin a “new” practice in Henderson. At first Dr. Schwartz said he couldn’t do the treatment, but then suddenly, while talking to me to explain why he couldn’t, he suddenly changed his mind.


Today Dr. Schwartz treats others who have come to him with terminal cancer with anti-angiogenesis treatment.  We have met one of these patients, who was suppose to have died five years ago and today this man lives a healthy life.


This is a rundown of what Jim has done, and still doing, in his battle:



BASIC VITAMIN/ SUPPLEMENT COCKTAIL 

That Jim uses for lowering copper ceruloplasmin level to starve his cancer

             


 Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg, 2 pills daily, Total 1,000 mg

 LPH Lipoic XIS 300mg, 2 pills daily, Total 600mg

 Aspirin 325mg, 1 pill daily, total 325mg

 Beta Carotene 25,000IU, 1 pill 3X  daily, Total 75,000mg

 Co-Enzyme Q10 100mg daily

 Curcurmin (Tumeric) 258mg, 2 pills, 3X daily, Total 1548mg

 Flax Seed Oil 1000mg, 2 pills 3X daily, Total 600mg

 Genisteine 1400mg, 2 pills 3Xdaily, Total 8,400mg (NOT with estrogen receptive cancers)

 Green Tea Extract 520mg, 2 pills 3Xdaily, Total 3100mg

 Milk Thistle Extract 500mg, 1 pill daily, Total 500mg

 N-Acetyl-Cysteine 500mg, 2 pills 5X daily, Total 5 gm at least

 Selenium 200mcg, 1 pill 2X daily, Total 400 mcg

 Shark Liver Oil 500mg, 5 pills daily Total 2500mg

 Vitamin B 100  Complex Daily

 Vitamin C 500mg, 3 pills, daily, Total 1,500mg

 Vitamin E 400IU, 5 pills daily, Total 2,000IU

 Zinc  Gluconate 250mg daily dose, take 50mg.1/2 hour before each meal& 100mg before bedtime.

 

Comments of the developer of the BASIC COCKTAIL:

Do not take high dose zinc with melanoma or prostate cancers.  Copper lowering can be done with these cancers using curcumin (turmeric), NAC or Captopril.)

 

It is not necessary to take shark liver oil AND omega three fish oil AND flaxseed oil.  If you have tumor load, though, the shark liver oil is recommended.”



Jim takes shark liver oil capsules and during the crucial times of his battle we used flax seed oil in smoothies made in the blender as well as ground flax seed.  We juiced 25-30 pounds of organic carrots weekly.  Jim does not take the aspirin because since Chemo he has had to take a blood regulator, and we have not been able to find the Genisteine -- but other than this one item, he followed this BASIC COCKTAIL regiment daily for three years while he was so sick, and today he still takes most of these supplements daily.


He also takes a multi-vitamin with no copper. We read labels and buy nothing that lists copper as an ingredient. Jim also takes supplements of the antioxidants grapeseed extract and resveratrol. 

 

The copper-ceruloplasmin-lowering prescription medication (available only through a physician with careful supervision, and regular blood work) is Tetrathimolbydate (TM).   This medication is approved by the FDA for Wilson’s Disease, not for cancer yet, so it is hard to find a doctor to administer this treatment.  It has to be compounded under special conditions.  Many pharmacists have never heard of it.  Although Jim is no longer taking TM, because his one kidney would no longer filter it into his system, we had ordered this from a pharmacy in Wisconsin.  Because it is time-sensitive, it has to be ordered monthly. 


The Web site www.cancerprotocol.com will tell you about the anti-angiogenesis method to fight cancer by reducing the body's copper ceruloplasmin level.   Statements from this Web site: "Tumor growth is dependent upon angiogenesis, which is dependent upon the release of growth factors which are dependent upon the copper status.  Copper is believed to be the switch that turns on the angiogenesis process in tumor cells.  It has been observed that abnormally high serum copper levels are found in patients with many types of progressive tumors."  


Dr. Jerry Thornthwaite, director of The Cancer Research of West Tennessee has developed supplements with anti-angiogenesis copper-lowering and high antioxidant treatment in mind.  These can be ordered from his Web site www.theformulation.com These are words written by him:  "Virtually everyone is aware of the importance having anti-oxidants in their diet ... Ever since evidence emerged that growth of malignant tumors could be slowed or even prevented by cutting off their blood supply, the search for anti-angiogenesis agents has widened and now include natural compounds and compounds derived from natural agents."   


Since administering the anti-angiogenesis method of fighting cancer to Jim, our doctor has not only seen it reverse Jim's death sentence by the surgeon at Vanderbilt Medical Center (giving Jim 2 months to live in May 2006), he has seen this reversal with other patients also.  


From the bottom of our hearts we can say is that we know that as we listened to the Holy Spirit, He led us to this treatment.  Yes, we know God could have healed Jim instantly -- and in the natural we would have preferred this, of course -- but because others saw Jim go through this and come out by God's direction and grace, what a wonderful testimony it has been for them.  And to know that others have also been freed from the grips of cancer after witnessing the anti-angiogenesis method work for Jim and then following suit is worth all that we had to endure. 

 

OTHER THINGS WE DO -- We still try to eat an anti-cancer diet as much as possible. Jim loved peanut butter, but as we checked out several anti-cancer diets we found that this was the first food listed as a no-no, because of its fungus content.  Have you ever noticed the moldy look on the shell of the peanut?  In our research we heard reports and read that fungus can be the cause of some cancers.  So now Jim avoids peanuts entirely.


Our diets are strict by most standards.  We drink/use organic milk and eat only organic beef because of the hormones (which can promote cell growth) and antibiotics (which can lower the immune system) fed to cows. For the same reason we buy organic or cage free eggs.  We use organic foods as much as possible.  We eat chicken that hasn't been given hormones and wild caught fish, fresh vegetables and whole grains.  And we never eat any pork.  We drink organic, unprocessed apple cider vinegar mixed in water or fruit juice and we drink no sodas.  For an alternative sweetener we use powdered Stevia that is derived from an herbal plant.


We avoid nitrates (found in most deli-meats and hot dogs), high fructuous corn syrup, aspartame (also known as NutraSweet), and all trans-fats (hydrogenated oil), reading all labels before we buy.  When possible we buy groceries at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, and shop at health food stores.


Some of this, I touched on earlier --  we gave up coffee and all meats because of their acid content; ate no desserts or white sugar, though using some honey or pure maple syrup occasionally, ate only whole grains (no white flour at all), and ate no processed foods.   During Jim's worse of times we juiced organic carrots for him to drink daily.  With a bread-maker I baked most of our bread. You may think all this sounds extreme, but Jim's condition was extreme.  And we made every effort in the natural to combat the disease as God guided and honored our determination.


At one point Jim also used a Rife machine, designed to harmonize the electrical and chemical frequencies of the body, that was given to us by a complete stranger, and he took treatments on it for 2-3 hours each day for 3 years until it finally malfunctioned. While taking his treatments Jim put on earphones and listened everyday to healing Scriptures and praise/gospel music plus Bible teaching. Today Dr. Thornthwaite has the Rife Machine for repairs and said he plans to use it on cancer patients.  Anyone interested can call him and ask about this.  You can read about Jim's battle with bladder cancer as well as the story of the gift of the Rife machine (a $3000 value) by clicking on this subject at the top of the home page of our Web site www.perrinskinblends.com


PRAYER WORKS!  We know that God was with us all the way.  At one point, early in 2007, Jim was in such pain that he was on strong medication and still suffering.  I saw our Sunday school teacher, Jerry Buchanan of Decaturville, working at Coop in Henderson one day (we hadn't been able to attend church in a while).  He asked how Jim was doing.  I said, "He is like a zombie, on so much pain stuff he can't make a coherent sentence."  When he found out Jim was in the car, he left the store and rushed out to pray for him.  Just as I left the store our Sunday school teacher was getting out of our car.  As I got in Jim said, "He prayed a powerful prayer." -- the first thing he'd said in a while that made sense.  A few minutes later Jim said, "After today I'm not going to need anymore pain medicine."  And he didn't!  From that day forward he had no more pain!!!  Oh, what a mighty God we serve!   


Still, God took on a step-by-step journey of faith before Jim was restored from the ravages of cancer.  He gave us wisdom, fortitude, determination to put our faith in action. FAITH WORKS when we WORK OUR FAITH.  Through it all we have learned that trials and hardships give us an opportunity to show our faith to others, and God's opportunity to show His glory through us.  All we can say is, "Thank you, Jesus, we are so grateful!" 


Today although Jim no longer takes TM, no sign of cancer has returned.  In November 2011 the Vanderbilt physician who pronounced the death sentence said, “Every time I see you I am more astonished,” then he added, “No I’m not, I’m getting used to it.”  In May 2012 the Vanderbilt physical went into the bladder for examination and to flush it out.  No flushing was necessary.   He  said everything looked great. 


…  And we are still believing that Jim’s neuropathy, kidney and bladder will be healed!  WE SERVE A MIGHTY, MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.  NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR HIM!!!

 

A Story of a Battle with Bladder Cancer by Jim Perrin