Ms. Jane Doe, a 58 year old white female in Los Angeles, was sent for a chest x-ray in February of 2012, by her family doctor, due to a chronic cough of two months. The x-ray demonstrated an opaque mass in the lower lobe of her left lung. One week later she had a CT scan of the lungs at Cedar Sinai Hospital which again showed the left lower lobe mass, with characteristics very suspicious for cancer. She had a subsequent biopsy of the mass which revealed an aggressive form of lung cancer. A week later she had a PET scan at Cedar Sinai which showed probable metastasis in her spine, liver, and brain. By this time the cough was worse, she was fatigued, jaundiced, and was beginning to have pain in the areas of her spine with metastatic spread of her cancer.
Ms. Doe was evaluated by two lung specialists (pulmonologists), a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. All agreed she was terminal but offered her palliative radiation and chemotherapy. However, Ms. Doe refused any medical treatment.
That next Sunday, she went to her church and asked her pastor and the elders to lay their hands on her and pray that if it was God’s will that he would heal her cancer. They did, and the cough, jaundice, fatigue, and pain slowly resolved over the next two weeks. A month later she went to her doctor and asked for another CT scan. The doctor ordered the CT scan and was shocked when he viewed the study, again taken at Cedar Sinai Hospital, which was completely clear. The oncologist (cancer specialist) whom Ms. Doe had seen only six weeks earlier (and declined his treatment), reviewed the CT scan and was also shocked. He ordered another PET scan at Cedar Sinai and it was completely negative for any sign of cancer. The imaging studies and the case were presented to the monthly Cedar Sinai tumor board and the imaging studies were presented at the monthly Cedar Sinai radiology tumor board; all specialists agreed that the patient was completely cured.
Outside cancer experts were asked to confirm the findings. After a thorough review, the outside experts concurred that the cancer was completely gone.
Dear Christians: Please show me a case like this and I just might believe.