Scam Alert: Beware of the Philippine Protocol that is being offered at the Cytoluminator Clinic in Cebu, Philippines.
I have heard from various sources (including former patients and family members of former patients) that the Cytoluminator Clinic located in Cebu, Philippines is a scam. Patients are being recruited by a woman named Nadine Napolitano and her organization called Jesicha’s Hope which appears to generate its income by obtaining new patients for the clinic. The fee for the therapy is $35,000 of which $5,000 goes directly to Jesicha’s Hope as a finders fee. As explained on the Jesicha’s Hope website: “the Philippine Protocol is a breakthrough treatment able to totally stop cancer progression, no matter where in the body the cancer is growing. They are able to discover and eliminate the pathogens causing and feeding cancer. 4th Generation PDT unlike any other PDT in the world, can stop cancer, autoimmune disease and prevents recurrences through its ability to create an immune response much like self-vaccinating against your cancer.” It was also noted that the Cytoluminator Clinic claims an 85+% for the most terminal forms of cancers.
Cytoluminator is not an actual clinic as all treatments take place in a townhouse over a two or three week period and consists mainly of photodynamic therapy, rife treatments, and supplements. Following treatments, the patients are told that they are cured, or their bodies are in the process of healing from the cancer, but it will take at least 6 months for the treatments to fully take effect. Patients are instructed not to have any scans during the next six months because they will only pick up inflammation from the treatments they were given. By the time the patient does go in for followup scans, they find that their situation has worsened significantly, and for many it is too late.
My research for this article uncovered several people who have died since being treated and I have been contacted by a few more people who really want to have their $35,000 back to use towards true healing therapies at reputable alternative health clinics (all of them were still battling cancer!).
A former patients shared this with me. “I went to the Philippines for 3 weeks in April of 2016 with hopes of killing the cancer I had. At the time the breast cancer had only spread to L4 in my back. For 35,000 I got to use a rife machine which I could have bought on my own instead of having there. They gave me a blue liquid via an IV which made me sensitive to light because I got caught in a conversation for 30 minutes outside and got a sunburn. They also used a light (not a laser) against my skin that burned my skin in the shape of the light. They told me through the use of a machine called a Vega, which they said can measure frequencies, that the cancer on my back was just inflammation after having these treatments. They made me pay additional money for supplements that they insisted I needed. I am aware now that many have passed away since returning from the Philippines and that many are back on other treatments because their cancers are continuing to progress. My cancer has also progressed since my trip. Would I do it again ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Beware of Jesicha’s Hope. They will only steer you into going to the Philippines. I am not sure why Nadine has other clinics listed on her website because she speaks badly of all of them except for the Philippine Protocol, I imagine that this is because of the money she gets in return.”
Another shared this with me about her husband’s treatment for colon cancer: “My husband was young and strong and was told that his case would be easy to treat. He was told that he was cancer free before leaving the Philippines two weeks later and that he shouldn’t have any scans because they will only pick up inflammation from the treatments he was given. He listened to them and waited five months before getting any scans. We had concerns during that time, but they kept making excuses as to why his symptoms seemed to be getting worse. By the time he did go to see his doctor he had developed a bowel blockage and it was discovered that the cancer had spread everywhere. He died April 7, 2017, within a year of going to the Philippines. We met other patients while at the clinic and it has been heartbreaking to hear that many of them have passed away this year as well.”
I contacted Terry Henderson, who is the wife of the late Bill Henderson after hearing that he had received treatment at the Cytoluminator Clinic. Bill was an alternative health author who went to the clinic in in the spring of 2016 to receive treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bill decided to try this treatment after hearing several testimonials that he believed were factual. Following their standard line, Bill was told that he was cancer free before he left the Philippines two weeks later, but follow up appointments (back home) confirmed that this was not true for him either. He continued to seek out alternative treatments and passed away on July 4, 2016 following an adverse reaction from a blood transfusion. Terry said this about Bill’s treatment at the clinic. “It was not a very good experience. Many people passed, including Bill. We did not like it!”
In my further research into this scam, I came across some Facebook posts from a mother who was desperately searching through many different alternative cancer groups looking for something to help her young daughter with an inoperable brain tumor. I saw one of the replies to her was from Nadine Napolitano, “I guess you are still looking. Having looked the world over I have not found any other treatment that truly works then the information that I sent you. Good luck. ” Shortly after that posting mom started raising money through a fundraising website to get her daughter to the clinic. Unfortunately her daughter passed away shortly after returning home from the Philippines. Her mom shared this on Facebook: “Don’t be fooled into thinking this place can cure you! It is a scam! My daughter passed shortly after this treatment and they can say it was due to infection, inflammation or whatever else bullshit they want to sling but my mission in life will be to make it so they can no longer profit on others misery. My child never went through chemo, only radiation and it was pinpointed just to the tumor. The rest of her body was not affected. She was in very good shape when we went, but went downhill after the bogus treatment. Research with others before you put your life in their hands!”
Another gentleman, Ryan Luelf- who is featured in a podcast interview linked below, experienced a medical crisis after returning home from the Philippines in March of 2016 after receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He required extensive therapies which he received at another alternative cancer clinic and shared the details of his negative experience with his followers on Facebook after realizing that he had been scammed. He shared this with me in July of 2017. “Of the 15 contacts that I know of who received treatment in the Philippines, at least 10 have passed away since then. I still know of NO ONE who got better because of that place. Those who are still alive, including me, CAN IN NO WAY attribute our good health today to that place.”
This scam is very well organized and the actors are very well rehearsed at applying their salesperson techniques in order to recruit more patients. On the surface this clinic may appear to be legitimate, but further research by you should reveal that it is not. The clinic claims to have an 85% + success rate with all cancers (even the most terminal cases), but when asked to provide testimonials from actual individuals with documented disease and long term subsequent healing they are not able to provide this information but will send you some patient scans without many details and links to a couple of Youtube videos that were filmed while the participants are still at the clinic. The people in the videos have just been told that they are cancer free and they appear to be feeling good and are excited to share this positive news with others. But as Ryan Luelf explains in the podcast interview linked below, he believes that he was given steroids while at the Philippines and they will make a person feel more energetic and euphoric. Steroids will also stimulate the appetite and provide a general sense of well-being, but Ryan points out, “that these positive feelings wore off very soon after arriving back home.” No one is able to provide further updates relating to the individuals in the scans or the videos, and without that type of followup they do not provide sufficient evidence that a person has been healed from cancer for the long term.
Another person/clinic is referring people to Cytoluminator. There is a woman named Dr Mary Blakley claiming to be a “vascular physicist”who operates several small clinics under the website/name Health Screens 4 Life in the Western United States offering full body ultrasounds for her patients. It turns out that she has personally referred over 34 patients to the Cytoluminator Clinic from the fall of 2016 to July of 2017 when this article was updated. Is Dr Mary also receiving referral fees for this service? What is most concerning is that the Cytoluminator Clinic is then sending its patients back to her clinics for their followup scans. One gentleman stated that according to his latest PET scan he was “riddled with cancer,” but when he was scanned at one of her clinics he was told that the cancer was dead and that all she was seeing was inflammation from his body disposing of the dead cancer.
One patient shared this about Dr Mary pressuring her to go to the Philippines. “I went for scans and Dr Mary told me that my tumor is not able to be removed surgically. I didn’t want to have surgery, so I told her that I am doing the Nori protocol and that it feels to me as if the tumor is shrinking and I am feeling much better. She told me that it did not shrink and it is actually growing down into my lungs, it only feels like its shrinking. She said she is all for using alternatives, but in some cases it doesn’t work and mine was one of those cases. She said that my tumor is too large and if I try to get rid of it naturally, the die off will kill me because my kidneys and liver will fail. I do have a bad kidney and liver so didn’t question this response. Then she said ‘Geez I wish you could get yourself to the Philippines. Dr. Terry can fry the tumor and give you something that mops up the die off.’ I am a single mom of 6 on disability and I don’t have $35,000 laying around. and I just spent $1000 to get myself to Vegas to do these scans with her, but she had me so scared that if I did have the money I would have handed it right over! She said that if I researched the clinic online that I might see that it doesn’t work, but that is just because a man wanted some kickbacks and that Dr. Terry wouldn’t agree to them and so he wrote a bad review about the clinic.”
Dr Mary is referring to Ryan Luelf in this last line. You can listen to his story with this podcast link and decide for yourself if he is lying about his experience at Cytoluminator. Ryan Luelf shares his experience of going to the Philippines and how he was scammed out of $45,000 (he discusses the clinic around 22:00 and 40:00)
Where are the testimonials?
The Cytoluminator Clinic has been open since 2015 and has treated an average of 11 individuals per month for the first 2 years and then dropped down to 6 per month for 2017. With their claim of an 85+% cure rate they should be able to provide many meaningful testimonials of long-term healing, the question to ask is where are all of the long-term survivors? I am talking about people who have been healed for the long term, and here is why. I run an alternative health page, and I see everyday that when people incorporate permanent changes to their diet and lifestyle, take supplements, and add alternative therapies they will extend their lives significantly, and many of those people may be able to overcome their cancer diagnosis. That is what this entire blog is about. There is a gentleman who lives near me who was told he would be dead within a few months of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who is still alive and well seven years later from doing the changes I discussed above, and he did this all on his own (BTW, I am not suggesting that healing in this way is possible for everyone with that statement or that healing from cancer is an easy thing to do). The 2 people that I have seen Nadine turn to for testimonials in her Facebook group were all treated at the clinic within the past 12-18 months and they are also using many additional therapies including diet changes, supplements, detoxing protocols, and more to support their bodies and to promote healing.
Fake testimonials: There has also been talk of Nadine producing fake Facebook profiles of people claiming to have used the Philippine protocol successfully. These profiles are relatively easy to spot as the people don’t have friends or share normal posts or photos that can be attributed to a real person, and more importantly, they cannot produce evidence of having had cancer or evidence of having had treatments and they become very defensive when asked questions. So my question remains, where are the long term survivors of this clinic???
You can read more about the Cytoluminator Cancer Scam with these links:
- Online ripoff report filed that details a former patients negative experience in the Philippines
- A second ripoff report that was filed naming Nadine Napolitano, Terry Wright, Jesicha’s Hope and the Cytoluminator Clinic as part of the scam
- The director of the Cytoluminator Clinic, Terry Wright, is a convicted sex offender and scam artist
- Read an article about finding legitimate photodynamic therapy in the US and abroad