The Philippine Protocol that is being offered at the Cytoluminator Clinic in Cebu, Philippines is a scam
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 for 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 wire transferred directly to Nadine’s bank account while the rest is transferred in divided payments to the 2 doctors who operate in the Philippines as well as to a bank in Australia. Since they can treat up to 11 people per month this could generate a lucrative income for all involved. Also, because Nadine has repeatedly denied being affiliated with Cytoluminator, I am attaching payment details and wire transfer information to confirm how all of the monies are dispersed and to show that $5,000 is being deposited into Nadine’s personal bank account prior to going to the Philippines which can be viewed here.
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 serum injections, light therapy, rife therapy, and supplements. Following the treatments, but while the patients are still at the clinic, Terry tells them 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 their bodies immune to their cancers. The patients are then instructed 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.
And herein lies the major problem with this setup: By telling people they have been cured and then telling them not to have any screenings for 6 months this scam has been allowed to perpetuate itself through word of mouth when people believe what they have been told and then tell others that the treatment was successful. Additionally, by the time the people do have screenings they find that their situation has worsened significantly, and for many it is too late.
Some people also reported that when they tried to contact Terry for help during this 6 month period because their health continued to decline he was dismissive and said their health problems could not possibly be related to the cancer because the treatments they had been given made their bodies immune from the cancer. As you will read below, all of the testimonials follow a similar pattern, as all of the individuals were told that their cancers had been healed, yet this was not true for them or for the people they met while at the clinic
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),
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 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).
Ryan Luelf went to Cytoluminator in early 2016 to receive treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was also told that he was cancer free before he left the Philippines. It wasn’t until his health began declining that he realized that the cancer had not been cured so he went to another alternative cancer clinic in Mexico to have further treatments to stabilize the cancer. Ryan had been sharing the details of his cancer journey with his many followers on Facebook and later shared with them the details of his negative experience at Cytoluminator after realizing that he had been scammed.
When I asked Ryan for a statement he shared this in July of 2017. “Of the 15 contacts that I personally know of who received treatment in the Philippines, at least 10 have passed away since then. 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 lymphoma.
I had heard that Bill Henderson went to the Philippines for treatment for lymphoma so I contacted his wife Terry for more details about his experience. Bill went in the late spring of 2016 to receive treatments for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after hearing about 2 people that had supposedly been cured of lymphoma with the Philippine Protocol, but it turned out that these testimonials were false. This occurred because the people had been told they had been cured of their cancers and they believed it. They shared their good news with others before learning the truth and that was how Bill found out about the protocol.
Bill had also been 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. Because the Cytoluminator treatments did not work for him, 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.
While Bill’s death was more indirect, I included his story here because the overwhelming theme is that the treatments did not work for him and it did not work for so many others either.
One gentleman who wished to remain anonymous shared this about his wife’s experience dealing with Terry Wright (the director of Cytoluminator). He says that he repeatedly reached out to Terry for help as his wife’s health continued to decline after returning home from the Philippines. Even when she was hospitalized, Terry insisted that she had to be suffering from something other than cancer because the treatments she had been given had made her body immune from the cancer. The woman passed away late last year from the cancer. Her husband also stated that many of the other people they met while at the clinic have either passed away or are not doing well because the treatments did not work for them either.
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 anonymous patient scans without any additional details, or links to a couple of YouTube videos that were filmed while the patients are still at the clinic and have just been told they are cancer free. The people in the videos sound 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 interview, “these positive feelings wore off very soon after arriving back home.”
No one has provided further updates relating to the patient scans or to the video testimonials on YouTube since the comments have been deleted/censored/disabled, and without any type of patient followup to these scans and videos they do not provide sufficient evidence that a person has truly been healed from cancer at all.
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 was treated at Cytoluminator around January of 2016 and was told that he was cancer free before he left the clinic. He had scans in November of 2016 by the woman discussed at the bottom of this post who told him that he had no active cancer anywhere in his body, even though a PET Scan that he had revealed that his body was riddled with cancer. He went back to Cytoluminator in Feb of 2019 for more treatment because the cancer has now spread to his bones.
- The other was Pavel Tverdokhlebenko, who was treated at Cytoluminator around July of 2016 for gastric lymphoma. Pavel was also told that he was cancer free following the treatments, and he believed that to be true and spoke very highly of the clinic. Pavel’s health began declining in February of 2018, and by July the lymphoma had spread to his kidneys and he required regular dialysis. Pavel fell into a coma in October and eventually passed away in December of 2018 after much suffering, leaving his family financially devastated.
- There are no other survivors they can turn to to give actual testimonials other than the fake profiles that I will discuss below.
There were several fake Facebook profiles created in Nadine’s Facebook group of people claiming to know someone who has been cured with the Philippine protocol. Two that I know of are Abigail Wolfe and 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 somehow miraculously found this obscure treatment in the Philippines.
- Buddy Wilson– is a member of Nadine’s Facebook group but I believe that he is a fake profile. Buddy claimed that it was his sister who was cured of cancer and then mistakenly posted a review stating that it was his wife who was cured…oops! After repeatedly giving a testimonial only of his sister for months Buddy now is trying to clean up the mess by claiming it really was both since getting caught in the lie. Buddy also claimed in his recent review that his sister went 4 years ago but in another post he states that his sister went 10 years ago, so keeping track of all of the lies appears to be getting very difficult.
- Abigail Wolfe- is another fake profile in Nadine’s Facebook group. Abigail claimed that her girlfriend went to Cytoluminator a couple of years ago. She also claims that she lives in Italy but she 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 the post if she couldn’t see it. She finally figured out that she had to promote someone new to become an administrator who had not been blocked…Surprise! It was Abigail Wolfe to the rescue! Abigail was promoted to administrator and deleted the offending post even though it was 2:30 in the morning in Italy!
- Recognizing fake profiles- these fake profiles are relatively easy to spot since they don’t share normal posts and photos, they don’t have many friends, their profile pictures are animals/flowers, and even more suspiciously, they only chime into conversations when it is time to promote or 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???
Another person is referring people to Cytoluminator
Another disturbing aspect of this story occurred when Mary Blakley was declaring the patients of Cytoluminator to be cancer free. (you may find that she spells her last name as Blakeley on occasion). Mary Blakley claims to be a “vascular physicist,” and is the owner of 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.
Mary told 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. What is most concerning is that the Cytoluminator Clinic appears to have been sending its patients to Mary for their 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 Mary’s clinic he was told that the cancer was dead and that all she was seeing was inflammation.”
Mary also appears to be making claims that are not true. She has told people that she is from Sweden and that she worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center for 30 years but this cant be true since she her degree came from an unaccredited online school, Almeda University, which has since closed down because they were issuing worthless degrees to their students.
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 appeared to have 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 Blakley 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 Blakley’s screening clinic remains on YouTube with no indications of Carla’s death.
I mention Carla’s story because Nadine wrote this about Mary Blakley’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??
A patient passes away while having treatments at Cytoluminator- I saw a Facebook Live video that was posted on May 23, 2018 by Joline Unpingo, who was referred to go to the Cytoluminator clinic by Mary Blakley for treatments for a stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes and liver. Joline had her first scan with Mary Blakley in the summer of 2017 and then went to Cytoluminator where she was treated for 3 1/2 weeks in Aug of 2017. Joline had a second round of scans with Mary 8 weeks later in October 2017 at which time Mary told her that there was no active cancer anywhere in her body but that her body needed to dispose of all of the dead tumor waste (Joline recorded Mary during that appointment and then shared the recording in the video she posted in May of 2018). Joline also mentions in the video that she went for a third round of scans with Mary prior to making the video in May and Mary once stated that Joline was cancer free.
Joline shared the Facebook Live video on May 13, 2018 to share the news with her friends that she was cancer free. You can see in both video clips that Joline’s lymph nodes are very swollen but they appear to be even larger and more inflamed than from the video from October. Unfortunately, because the cancer had not really been cured at all, Joline went back to Cytoluminator for more treatments in April of 2019 and passed away on April 23, 2019 while at the clinic.
This was posted in Nadine’s Facebook group on April 24, 2019, one day after Joline passed away. Cytoluminator’s assistant, Melonie wrote: “The latest discovery here has been working with infections that brew after a tumor is dead. They were recently excited to see a patient return thinking they still had cancer because the area was hard and very inflamed. Using their techniques and treatment they brought the infection out and as they told me, it just collapsed as it drained out. No cancer, but the pathogens were raging. This just shows you how important it is to get a treatment that keeps on helping. They never give up.” With this statement they were still claiming that Joline’s treatment had been a success.
Katherine Berry, another 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 he is lying. Ryan shares how he was scammed out of $45,000 at Cytoluminator (he specifically discusses his experience at 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!”
You can read more about the Cytoluminator / Philippine Protocol Cancer Scam with these links:
- You can find supporting documents including payment details and wire transfer information with this link.
- Online ripoff report filed that details a former patient’s 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 a scam
- Another online review is found in the reply section
- The director of the Cytoluminator Clinic, Terry Wright, is a convicted sex offender and scam artist
- Link to podcast: 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)