Detoxification & Healing Cancer & Other Illness (20d)

Two Bladder Cancer Cures Achieved via Water Fasting (Part 4)

continued from Part 3

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The letter MICHEL DAGON wrote to his ex-family doctor after he cured himself of bladder cancer

"Dear Sir,

Some time ago I consulted with you. Thanks to your enlightened care I was apprised of the fact that I likely had cancer. While I was upset, your inner strength was superb. "You're crying? That's no use whatsoever." The uninitiated bystander might have thought you impatient - robbed of a few minutes of your precious time, when in fact this was just your manner of hiding your profound compassion.

While these are not the exact words you used, that was the gist of them. I understood that tears were a waste of time in medicine, and hindered medical judgement to be passed serenely. I understood that bladder cancer could be treated so well, with the last resort being the placement of an artificial bladder, perhaps even twice, which implement would be perfectly protected from this disease. Since all the time that medical men have existed, one never had seen a plastic bladder to be diagnosed with even a trace of cancer.

Displaying the same inner strength, I was operated on by Madame Meunier; it was then suggested to insert BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccin) into my non-conformist bladder: I see, one makes the bladder believe it has tuberculosis and then - April food, there's no tuberculosis. The bladder gets annoyed and in its righteous anger, proceeds to sweep out the cancer as well.
I also understood that just in case, in the unlikely scenario where this technique shouldn't succeed, I could get the plastic bladder 2000 which was compatible, removable, rechargeable and perhaps even reversible as well as resistant to wear, tear and change of colour.

Unfortunately being a particularly dense individual I believe it's better to keep what one has than to hope for the promised pie in the sky. This attitude of course is an insult to medical thinking, which explains why when my wife told you at a chance encounter that I would go on a fast you gave her this look saying : "How can anyone possibly forgo medication, surgery, BCG, plastic and all the other blessings?" "Your husband would like to know his blood pressure? Not my problem", you said, and off you sailed, draped in your Medecine and carried by that extraordinary inner strength that some will confuse with insensitivity.

I am dreadfully sorry to have to inform you of the following facts:

I've fasted for 39 days (38 and a half, to be exact). At the end of this fast, I had a blood test where all the parameters turned out to be within the normal range (only a physician is in a position to pronounce himself on that, but it was indeed a physician who pronounced just that). On 6 April and 7 May, I was examined by a radiologist. I will reveal the beginning of the ultrasound scan results of 7 May, "Today's check-up shows the vesicular mucosa to be perfectly sound. There is no sign indicating a recurrence…. "

I assume that like your colleague... you will display the total scepticism of the medical man; doubtless the laboratory that did my blood work is of questionable and dubious quality, the radiologist a mere beginner and in any case, fasting for 39 days is totally impossible, and eventually, when I will finally be recognized as cured (unfortunately not by medical means), you will ask the question: 'Monsieur Dagon, are you sure you even HAD cancer?'

Respectfully and most dreadfully sorry yours,

Michel Dagon"

31 March 2001
Michel goes to see a psychologist to get his sick leave extended. The psychologist tells him she thinks that he's simply afraid of the BCG treatment the urologist proposed and that he should admit to it. But Michel doesn't have any fear whatsoever of the BCG! Michel has an appointment for an ultrasound scan of his bladder on April 6. In case it shouldn't turn out as well as hoped, Michel is ready to restart on a prolonged fast. He's firmly determined to not allow any more butchery to be performed on his body.

The first victory

On April 6, 2001, the ultrasound detects nothing at all in Michel's bladder.

Doctors' reactions to Michel's bladder cancer cure

All the above happenings go back to February and March 2001, with the first climax - a clear bladder on ultrasound scan - on 6 April 2001. Since then, Michel has had numerous follow-up exams, first once every month, then once every other month, then half-yearly and now on a yearly basis (reported on 7 December 2002). His leg has fully recovered and his bladder is impeccable to the point that his radiologist wanted to see the reports saying that Michel was "suspected of deep neoplasm". ... And what does the medical profession say?

My urologist brother-in-law told me (in 2002),
"Your Michel had done his 39-day fast in vain: the urologist who treated him has removed all the cancerous cells and that's why there was no regrowth (relapse). Your case however impresses me because in your case, after numerous recurrences, a doctor had deemed it necessary to have your bladder resected, and you managed to heal it on your own" (which I presume is proof that in my case it was impossible to remove all the cancerous cells in one go. And that's strange - this was possible for Michel who officially had more advanced cancer than myself??)

I admit I was astounded since the case of Michel to me is more significant than my own: he was sicker than myself (stage 3 and not two) AND he hadn't had or even begun any treatment at all, even refusing the BCG!

So the following day, I again asked my urologist brother-in-law if over the cause of his professional life he had frequently seen malignant tumors which didn't relapse. "If they don't recur they aren't malignant." So I wanted to know if he had seen tumors among his patients that were declared malignant by the lab and which didn't regrow after surgery (the malignant character is determined by the biopsy), otherwise it would be self-evident that Michel's tumor which hadn't come back would ipso facto be benign, but the laboratory had called it "malignant tumorous prolifération."

"That's very rare" he answers. "But is there even one case?" My brother-in-law is unable to tell me, he has stopped working since two or three years and would have to look through his archives. Objectively speaking, I find it hard to imagine that a "stage 3" patient would be left without treatment with some medication; when such patient does not develop a new tumor while his previous one was malignant, the doctor will attribute his healing to the medication. This doesn't apply to Michel who has refused all treatment.
I don't think that stage 3 patients who refuse all meds are that common (I myself had accepted the BCG at the start but refused to continue due to the side effects).

So I call Madame le Docteur Meunier, the urologist who did Michel's surgery in January 2001, to ask her the same question: Had she seen other cases apart from Michel who were diagnosed with a malignant tumor and who didn't relapse?

Madame Meunier, through her secretary as the intermediary, didn't answer a question of such precise nature, professional confidence no doubt: the answer to a question of such intimate character should not be divulged to any old person.

I had asked Michel to ask her this question but he's rather timid… I then more specifically asked this urologist, still with the secretary acting as the go-between, if in her career she had seen malignant tumors which did not regrow, especially at stage 3! Naturally, I did not enquire about names and prenames of these presumed patients! Nor about their religion, age, marital status or whether they had a lover - a question could hardly be more anonymous!!! Oh well, no, one could think that we were touching a "military secret", because Madame Meunier's secretary could not or wasn't allowed to respond. In fact I tried to explain my fasting story to her - but she probably thought she was dealing with a loony!

Personally, I remain convinced that Michel's healing is even more spectacular than my own and very much owed to the fast: here we have a patient presenting a necrotic tumor of 3 1/2 cm, suspected of " deep neoplasm" (deep cancer), who doesn't take a single medicament and who comes out of it all as if it were the most normal thing in the world, while in truth it's so exceedingly rare that such tumors after having been cut out do not regrow that my brother-in-law (who managed to pass one of his medical exams at the top of his class) was unable to show me a single instance in his entire career without first going to search his archives! What a fantastic coïncidence!

Medical deception

Coming back to my own ex-illness... I had polyps, no relationship with a tumor, that horrible-sounding word, no, I had polyps and you have to know that a polyp which begins like "polite", is absolutely reassuring... Bizarrely, these polyps grew faster and faster like mushrooms after the rain, but considering that the bladder is a part of the body which is generally rather humid, really, all that seemed quite normal to me. And one day they told me that a piece of my bladder had to go.

I wasn't used to that and began to complain. But cher Monsieur, this is how it's done, that's how the urologists are used to doing it, just ask your brother-in-law who's an urologist, he'll tell you the same. You have to leave it up to the urologists, they are used to it, they studied for years.

Sure but in the name of the body's integrity, we're talking about my body here, that doesn't sound good to me. I don't mind having my hair cut from time to time, they are in the habit of regrowing but it looks like the bladder isn't, it doesn't regrow. "Now really, what are you afraid of? We'll take out a tiny bit and then it's FINISHED."

I finally gave in (but I won't restart my previous talk here where I've already explained all of that.

And then a few months later, it so happened that no it wasn't finished! Not only was it not finished but now the entire bladder had to be removed! Those polyps, really, were getting decidedly impolite. It should be noted that the doctor didn't speak to me of cancer, he rather wrote "carcinoma". The dictionary enlightened me that in the same manner, in the beginning they speak of polyps, not of a tumor. Even if the patient buys the doctor's words wholesale, when they start to explain that the entire bladder needs to be removed he will begin to think, even when anesthesised by years of television (incidentally I've never had a TV).

And one fine morning it dawned on me that I would be a goner - in piecemeal fashion - as the doctors are wont to proceed: and at that point I decided to try the all. And I had the luck to read the book by Monique Couderc* who had managed to find her way out.

* J'ai vaincu mon cancer: Histoire d'une guérison par la médecine naturelle

After the famous session where "there was no more reason to remove my bladder", Dr Besancenez had electro-coagulated me once more.

Not everybody heals from cancer by fasting, there are failures too

I am not saying that you too will succeed when you try the same thing I did, and by the way, we now have seen some fasters who did not heal - I speak of the failures and not just of the successes:

Pierre from time to time did 8-days-long fasts to heal himself from bladder cancer. He was never able to hold out longer, and be it for "only" 15 days, and finally died several years later.

It remains obvious that I will die some day, with or without fasting.

Alphonse (cancer of the anus) fasted very long (30 days). The professor who examined him after those thirty days saw that he still had the cancer. Since he hadn't seen him beforehand he was unable to decide whether his state had improved or not. Alphonse felt better after his fast, but refused to see any doctor or someone similar, and we finally lost each other from sight. Six years later I heard he had died. All I can say is that I read that life expectancy with this type of cancer often is two years. So don't take fasting as a panacea!

And incidentally, whether you fast under the disapproving eye of the medical school or regularly medicate yourself under the kindly onlooking eye of that same school together with the druggist's (chemist's) compassion, I would be astounded if you lived forever.

Addenda by Healing Cancer Naturally

1 On fluid requirements

As Jean-Claude Gruau describes in some non-translated portions of his above speech, Michel Dagon clearly drank too little water during his fast (apparently under half a liter a day) which was one reason for him not having a single bowel movement during his entire fast. According to Albert Mosséri, French fasting specialist and disciple of Herbert Shelton, whom Gruau also consulted, this was the reason for Michel's intractable pain in his legs. Another likely cause was the fact that Michel previously had had an accident involving his legs. In any case, the pain disappeared some time later.

Drinking too little (rather than the generally recommended two liters) can be dangerous due to the slowing-down of toxin excretion and it may only be due to Michel's will of iron that he fared so well in spite of it. Frequently, fasters are advised to use colonics or enemas to help along the detoxification process. As Jean-Claude comments, Michel's breath during his fast varied from "strong" to "foul and stinking".

2 On fasting in cancer patients

In addition to the "Introductory note and caveat on fasting in cancer patients" featured under The Fasting Cure, Dr. Henri Rosenberg in his 1990 book "Cancer chemo(toxico)therapy revisited and alternative ways of healing" (downloadable from observes that the speed of tumor absorption depends on a number of variables including the surplus in the body which has to be absorbed before the tumor will be drawn upon as a source of energy, the type of tumor (apparently, spectacular successes are freqent with uterine and breast tumors, as well as its hardness - the softer the tumor the more rapid the results

Based on studying the available fasting literature, Dr. Henri Rosenberg also felt that fasting therapies for cancer have two limitations, to wit very large tumors must be tackled by a series of fasts spread over several years, and tumors of the lymphatic system seem to be unamenable to fasting as they draw nourishment from the lymph.

Continued at On the extraordinary emotional and spiritual side effects of fasting.

About the author

Jean-Luc Gruau is a retired maths teacher who lives in Tour, France, with wife Christine. If you speak French, he can be reached at (France) (0)2 47 51 20 03 or by email at (put an @ in place of the AT). As he wrote to me, “the least I can do in return for having been cured is to let the maximum number of people benefit from my experience”. If you wish the assistance of an interpreter, you can write to me for availability and fees.

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