Cytoluminator/Philippine Protocol Cancer Scam

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 actively recruited by an American woman named Nadine Napolitano, who searches through various online cancer forums to find vulnerable people who are desperately searching for help. Nadine directs them to her organization, Jesicha’s Hope, which then forwards the new patients to the clinic in the Philippines. The fee for the “treatment” is $35,000 of which $5,000 is transferred directly to Nadine.  Since the clinic can treat up to up to 11 people per month this could generate a lucrative income for Nadine and her organization.

Cytoluminator is not an actual clinic as all of the treatments take place in a townhouse in the Philippines over a two or three week period. Terry Wright operates the clinic and administers the light therapy, nano-serums, rife therapy, and supplements.  Following the treatments, but while the patients are still at the clinic, they are told by Terry 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. They are also told that the treatments have made them immune from their cancers.  The patients are also instructed not to have any type of diagnostic scanning procedures over the next six months (even as their health is declining) because the scans will only pick up inflammation from the treatments they were given.  By the time the patient does go in for screenings, they find that their situation has worsened significantly, and for many it is too late.

William Casey

Kelly Casey shared this about her husband’s treatment for colon cancer:  “My husband was young and strong and was told by them that the colon cancer would be easy to treat. We went to the clinic for two weeks of treatments and the doctors told my husband that he was cancer free before we left the Philippines.  They also told him that he shouldn’t have any type of scanning procedures because they would only pick up inflammation from the treatments that he had been given.  He listened to them and waited five months before having any type of scans.  We had many concerns during that time, but Terry kept making excuses as to why my husband’s symptoms were getting worse. By the time he did get in to see his doctor 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 many other patients while at the clinic and it has been heartbreaking to hear that all but one have passed away since then.”  (Link to William’s obituary),

Kylee Ryan

I saw a Facebook post that written March 1, 2016 from a mother who was desperately searching through many alternative cancer groups looking for anything to help her young daughter who was suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.  I saw that one of the replies she received was 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 already sent you. Good luck. ”  Soon after that message, the girl’s mother began an online campaign to raise money to get her daughter to the clinic. The money was quickly raised and the child was in the Philippines for treatments by March 26, but she passed away about a month after having the treatments. (link to Kylee’s obituary). 

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. 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 people’s misery.  My child never went through chemo, only radiation and it was pinpointed right at the tumor. The rest of her body was not affected. She was in very good shape when we went, but she went downhill after the bogus treatment. Research before you put your life in their hands!”

Jeanette Gabbert

Jeanette Gabbert shared this in November of 2016, seven months after going to the Cytoluminator Clinic.  “I went to the Philippines for 3 weeks in April of 2016 with the hope of killing my breast cancer. At that time, the cancer had 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. (link to Jeanette’s obituary) 

Bill Henderson

I also contacted Terry Henderson, who is the wife of the late Bill Henderson, after hearing that he had gone to the Philippines in the spring of 2016. Bill was an alternative health author who went to the clinic 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, but he later found out that the testimonials were false.  Bill was also 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. Since the Cytoluminator treatments were not effective, Bill continued to seek out alternative treatments in Mexico where he passed away on July 4, 2016 following an adverse reaction from a blood transfusion that he needed to manage his particular form of lymphoma.  His wife 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.

Ryan Luelf


Ryan Luelf went to the clinic in 2016 to receive treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was also told that he was cancer free before he left the Philippines.  When his health began declining and he realized that the cancer had not been cured, he went to another alternative cancer clinic in Mexico to have further treatments to stabilize the cancer.  Ryan was sharing details of his cancer journey with his many followers on Facebook and he also shared with them the details of his negative experience at Cytoluminator after realizing that he had been scammed out of $45,000.

When I asked Ryan for a statement on his experience at the Cytoluminator Clinic he shared this.  “Of the 15 contacts that I personally know of who received treatment in the Philippines, at least 10 have passed away since then (as of 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.” Ryan is still healing from the lymphoma.

The clinic has claimed that it has an 85+% success rate with early to moderate stage cancers and 50% with 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, he believes that he was given steroids while at the Philippines which 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 in his podcast interview, “these positive feelings wore off very soon after arriving back home.”  No one has provided further updates relating to the patient scans that are on available on their websites or to the video testimonials on YouTube since the comments have been deleted/censored/disabled, and without any type of followup these videos do not provide sufficient evidence that a person has been healed from cancer for the long term.

Where are the testimonials for Cytoluminator / Philippine Protocol??

Cytoluminator has been open since 2014 and can treat an average of 11 individuals per month. 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 the survivors? 

There were two people that Nadine often turned to for positive testimonials in her Facebook group, both of them had lymphoma. 

  • One of them recently went back to Cytoluminator for more treatment because the cancer has spread to his bones.
  • The other was Pavel Tverdokhlebenko, who was treated at Cytoluminator around July of 2016 was also told that he was cancer free following treatment. Pavel experienced organ failure and then fell into a coma for 3 months before passing away in December of 2018 due to the lymphoma.
  • There are no other survivors they can turn to to give actual testimonials other than the fake profiles that I will discuss below.

Nadine has created several fake Facebook profiles of people claiming to know someone who has been cured with the Philippine protocol. One fake profile is Abigail Wolfe and the other is Buddy Wilson. These fake personas quickly jump into conversations offering positive testimonials about their “sister” or “friend” who went to the clinic but isn’t on Facebook and doesn’t use the internet much, yet they miraculously found this obscure treatment in the Philippines.

Nadine must have gotten confused with keeping track of all of the lies when she forgot that Buddy Wilson originally told her Facebook group members that it was his sister who was cured at Cytoluminator, as he recently posted a review of Cytoluminator where he stated that it was his wife who was cured. 

Abigail Wolfe is the other fake profile…  Abigail supposedly lives in Italy, but was revealed to be a fraud when someone in Nadine’s group blocked all of the current administrators from seeing their activity and posted that the Cytoluminator Clinic was a scam. Someone must have alerted Nadine to the post as there was lots of confusion as she tried to figure out how she was going to delete it if she couldn’t see it.  She finally figured out that someone else had to be promoted to administrator….Surprise! It was Abigail Wolfe to the rescue! She was made an administrator and deleted the offending post even though it was 2:30 in the morning in Italy!

These fake profiles are relatively easy to spot since they don’t share normal posts and photos, they don’t have any friends, their profile pictures are animals/flowers, and even more suspiciously, they only chime into conversations when it is time to defend the “clinic,” and they become very defensive when asked to provide evidence or additional information about their friend/relative’s experience in the Philippines.  So my question remains, where are of the long term survivors of this clinic that Nadine keeps referring to???

You can read more about the Cytoluminator / Philippine Protocol Cancer Scam with these links:

Another person is referring people to Cytoluminator. There is a woman named Mary Blakeley, claiming to be a “vascular physicist” who operates several screening clinics under the name of Health Screens 4 Life and Colorado Health Screening and other similarly named clinics in the Western United States offering full-body ultrasounds to their patients. Mary claims to have worked for MD Anderson for 30 years, yet her PhD came from an unaccredited online school, Almeda University, which has since been closed because they were issuing worthless degrees to their students. 

Mary stated to a former patient that she had personally referred over 34 patients to the Cytoluminator Clinic from the fall of 2016 to July of 2017 when this article was updated.  What is most concerning is that the Cytoluminator Clinic has sent its patients back to Mary to have followup scans. One gentlemen wrote in 2016 that “according to his latest PET scan he was riddled with cancer, but when he was scanned at this clinic he was told that the cancer was dead and that all she was seeing was inflammation.”

Carla Camarillo, creator of the Cancer Warrior Club website.

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 a mostly vegetarian diet, juicing, IV vitamin C, the Budwig Protocol, low dose naltrexone, along with the addition of supplements. These alternative therapies made a dramatic improvement in her health, and according to a PET Scan that was taken six months after starting that protocol, the main tumor in her breast had shrunk by half and the seven other tumors in her lungs and sternum were gone. In June of 2016, Carla received a full body scan by Mary Blakeley and was told that there was “no active cancer anywhere in her body and that the main tumor was dead and breaking apart.”

In August of 2016, Carla and Mary uploaded a promotional video to YouTube detailing the various screening options that were available at Mary’s clinic, but by December of 2016 it was obvious that the declaration of “no active cancer anywhere in her body” a few months earlier could not have been accurate as Carla’s health was deteriorating.

An update posted in December 2016 mentions that the cancer was back and by February 2017 Carla’s 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 writes that she had 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 and Facebook page have not been updated to reflect that she has actually passed away and the video for Mary Blakeley’s screening clinic remains on YouTube with no indications of Carla’s death.

I mention Carla’s story because Nadine wrote this about Mary Blakeley’s ultrasound capabilities on her blog.  “If you live in the USA there is a special ultrasound that is 99.9% accurate.” Accurate at detecting what exactly??

Katherine Berry, a former patient of Mary’s shared this after being pressured to go to the Cytoluminator Clinic in July of 2017. “I went for my scans and Mary told me that I am terminal. She said that my tumor is too large to be removed surgically.  I didn’t want to have surgery so I said 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’s all for using alternatives, but in some cases it doesn’t work and mine was one of those cases. She said that 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 then give you a cocktail that will mop up the die off.’  As I left I was given Nadine’s contact info.  I am a single mom of 6 on disability and I don’t have $35,000 laying around. I had just spent $1,000 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.  I was told that if I researched online 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.”  Katherine is referring to Ryan Luelf with that last line. You can listen to Ryan’s experience at Cytoluminator and decide for yourself if you think that he is lying. Ryan shares how he was scammed out of $45,000 at Cytoluminator (he specifically discusses Cytoluminator around minutes 22:00 and 40:00)

Katherine adds, “I have a type A personality, so I started researching Dr. Terry and Nadine.  One widow that I spoke with in an alternative cancer forum said that all but one person from their group had died a year later. I called Mary’s office back to inform their receptionist about the type of person they were referring their patients to. They said they already knew about all the charges against this guy, but they insisted that he is curing people. I had a lot of hope going into this and had planned on going back every 3 months to track my progress. I’m leaving feeling scammed and violated. Please do your research!”


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