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Original message: My husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforma Dec. 31, 1996. He received 30 days of radiation at CU Med Ctr. in Denver. We researched and chose to go to Houston to Dr. Burzynski for treatment. We lived at 8,000 ft elevation and at that time Dr. Burzynski did not have another brain tumor patient at that altitude. My husband had monthly treatments until June 1997. On May 31, 1997 CU Med Ctr did evaluations and found that my husbands brain tumor was in remission. We headed back to Houston for follow-up. With the tumor in remission, and receiving his monthly treatment, my husband died on June 18, 1997. I requested and paid for an autopsy to check the status. My husbands death was due to a fungus infection in his lungs because of the steroids he received to keep the swelling down in the brain at high altitude. Had we known the dangers at the time I would have sold the house to stay in Houston and possibly prevent this result. Dr. Burzynski had no hospital privileges in Houston at the time and it was EXTREMELY difficult to find a physician to admit my husband to the hospital. The treatment ABSOLUTELY WORKS. Our insurance company would not pay for the "alternative therapy" and therefore we paid approximately $10,000/month for these treatments. Thank God that people are still willing to seek alternative treatment and defy insurance companies and their greed.
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