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 recruiting new patients to go to the clinic. The fee for the therapy is $35,000 of which $5,000 goes directly to Jesicha’s Hope as a finders fee.
Cytoluminator is not an actual clinic as all treatments take place in a townhouse over a two to three week period which consists mainly of photodynamic therapy, rife therapy and supplements. Following the treatments, but while the patients are still at the clinic, they are told that they have been 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. The patients are then instructed by the staff not to have any type of diagnostic scanning procedures over the next six months because the scans will only pick up inflammation from the treatments they were given. By the time the patient does go in for their followup scans, they find that their situation has worsened significantly, and for many it is too late.
Jeanette Gabbert shared this with me before passing away from breast cancer in August 2017. “I went to the Philippines for 3 weeks in April of 2016 with the hope of killing my breast cancer. At the time the cancer had only spread to L4 in my spine. For $35,000 I got to use a rife machine – for that cost I could have bought my own instead of having it 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 and got a sunburn. They 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 progressed significantly 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 always spoke badly of all of them except for the Philippine Protocol, I imagine that this is because of the money she gets in return.” Jeanette Gabbert passed away on Aug 2, 2017.
Kelly C. shared this with me about her husband’s treatment for colon cancer: “My husband was young and strong and was told that his cancer would be easy to treat. They told him 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 having 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 get in 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, less than 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 as well.”
In my further research into this scam, I came across some Facebook posts from a mother who was desperately searching through many alternative cancer groups looking for something to help her young daughter who was suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. I saw that one of the replies she received came from Nadine Napolitano, who wrote: “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 reply, the girls mother began to raise money through a fundraising website to get her daughter to the clinic as soon as possible. The child went to the Philippines shortly thereafter but she passed away just a few weeks after returning home. Her mom shared this on her Facebook page shortly thereafter: “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 sure they can no longer profit on other peoples 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 before you put your life in their hands!”
I also contacted Terry Henderson, who is the wife of the late Bill Henderson, after hearing that he had gone to the Cytoluminator Clinic in the Philippines. Bill was an alternative health author who went to the clinic in in the spring of 2016 to receive treatments for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Bill decided to go there after hearing several testimonials that he believed to be factual (he found out afterwards that they were not credible). Following their standard line, Bill was told that he was cancer free before leaving the Philippines two weeks later, but follow up appointments back home confirmed this was not true for him either. He continued to seek out alternative treatments in Cancun, Mexico where he passed away on July 4, 2016 following an adverse reaction from a blood transfusion that was needed to manage his particular form of lymphoma. Terry said this about Bill’s treatment at the Cytoluminator Clinic. “It was not a very good experience. Many people passed, including Bill. We did not like it!” More info on Bill’s death.
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 treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Once stabilized, Ryan went to another alternative cancer clinic in Mexico to have extensive therapies to restore his health and later shared the details of his negative experience at Cytoluminator with his followers on Facebook after realizing that he had been scammed out of $45,000. He shared this with me in when I asked for his opinions on the Cytoluminator Clinic. “Of the 15 contacts that I know of who received treatment in the Philippines, at least 10 have passed away since then (July 2017). I still know of NO ONE who has gotten better because of that place. Those who are still alive, including me, CAN IN NO WAY attribute our good health 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 and more patients for the clinic. Remember there is a lot of incentive for Nadine to recruit these patients as she makes $5,000 for every person that she sends to the clinic. If she recruits 6 patients per month, she makes $30,000 per month. 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 are very excited because they have just been told that they no longer have cancer and they appear to be feeling better. But as Ryan Luelf explains in the podcast interview linked below, he believes that he was given steroids while at the Philippines, and steroids will make a person feel more energetic and euphoric. Steroids will also stimulate the appetite and provide a general sense of well-being, but as Ryan points out, “these positive feelings wore off very soon after arriving back home.” No one is able to provide further updates relating to the patient scans or the video testimonials, and without that type of followup they do not provide sufficient evidence that a person has been healed from cancer.
Another person/clinic is referring people to Cytoluminator. There is a woman named Mary Blakley claiming to be a “vascular physicist”who operates several clinics under the website/name of Health Screens 4 Life and Colorado Health Screening and other random clinics in the Western United States that offers full body ultrasounds for her patients. It turns out that she personally referred over 34 patients to the Cytoluminator Clinic from the fall of 2016 to July of 2017 when this article was updated. I wonder if Mary is also receiving referral fees for this service?? What is most concerning is that the Cytoluminator Clinic has been sending its patients back to Mary for them to have 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 Mary’s clinics he was told that the cancer was dead and that all she was seeing was inflammation. This should raise red flags for all of the people treated at this clinic.
Carla Camarillo, who created the blog Cancer Warrior Club, was diagnosed in July of 2015 with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her sternum and left lung. Carla began following an alternative protocol that included diet changes, IV vitamin C, the Budwig Protocol, with the addition of supplements. I believe that doing all of these things made a dramatic improvement in her health and slowed down the growth of the cancer.
At some point, Carla began having diagnostic screenings at Mary’s Blakely’s clinics. In June of 2016, Carla was told by Mary that there was no active cancer anywhere in her body, and shortly thereafter Carla made a promotional video that detailed the various screening procedures that were available at Mary’s clinics. The video was posted on YouTube in August of 2016, but by December of 2016 it was obvious that Mary’s declaration of “no active cancer” could not have been true as Carla’s health had deteriorated significantly.
An update that was posted in December 2016 mentions that the cancer was back and by February 2017 her breathing was labored and she was having difficulty swallowing, speaking and eating. In April, and once again in June of 2017, Carla had fluid drained from her lungs and had a tube inserted so the fluid could be drained at home. In July of 2017 she found a surgeon to perform a mastectomy because she had a tumor that was “so large that it was ready to break through her skin” and in August she discovered that the cancer was also in her liver and it was described as “a tumor that had been there a long time.” Carla passed away in December of 2017, yet her website has not been updated to reflect that she passed away and the promotional video of Mary Blakely’s screening clinics remains on YouTube.
Another former patient of Mary’s shared this with me after being pressured by Mary to go to the Cytoluminator Clinic in the Philippines. “I went for my scans and Mary told me that my tumor cannot 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 my 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 to her! She said that if I researched the clinic online that I might find people saying that it doesn’t work, but that is because a man wanted some kickbacks and Dr. Terry Wright wouldn’t agree to them so he wrote a bad review about the clinic.”
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 you think that he is lying about his experience at Cytoluminator. Audio: listen as Ryan Luelf shares his experience of going to the Philippines and how he was scammed out of $45,000 (he specifically discusses the clinic around 22:00 and 40:00)
Where are the survivors of the Cytoluminator / Philippine Protocol??
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 8 patients 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 these long-term survivors? I said long-term, and here’s why. I administrate an alternative health page and I see everyday that when people incorporate permanent changes to their diet and lifestyle, take supplements, and include some alternative therapies, they may be able to extend their lives significantly, and some of those people may also be able to overcome their cancer diagnosis. That is what this entire blog is about. As an example, there is a gentleman who lives near me who was told he would be dead within a few months from non-Hodgkin lymphoma after his doctors gave up on him who is still alive and well seven years later from doing the changes that I discussed above, and he did this all on his own. BTW, I am not at all suggesting that healing in this way is possible for everyone, 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 Cytoluminator Clinic within the past 12-18 months and they are both using many other alternative therapies including diet changes, taking supplements, detoxing protocols, rife treatments, and much more to support their bodies and promote healing. In my opinion, they cannot be used as successful long-term testimonials for the Philippine Protocol.
Fake profiles and testimonials: Nadine has also been accused of creating fake Facebook profiles of people claiming to have used the Philippine protocol successfully. These profiles are relatively easy to spot though as these people don’t have any (or many) friends or share normal posts or photos that can be attributed to a real person, their profile pictures look like they have been lifted off of the internet, and they become very defensive when asked to provide evidence of their experience with cancer. So my question remains, where are the long term survivors of this clinic???
You can read more about the Cytoluminator / Philippine Protocol 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
- Read testimonials of curing cancer naturally