A grandfather, who was told by doctors that his cancer was ‘incurable’, has been given the all-clear less than four months later – after trying a different diet.
Allan Taylor could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when doctors told him they could do nothing to treat his condition.
But the 78-year-old would not give up, and instead searched the internet for an alternative method to fight his cancer.
After studying websites, he decided to radically change his diet – and found his condition improved dramatically.
Mr Taylor, a retired oil rig engineer from Middlesbrough, replaced red meat and dairy products with 10 portions of raw fruit and veg each day.
His diet included powdered grass, curry spices, apricot seeds and selenium tablets.
Mr Taylor made the changes after he received a letter on April 30, telling them were was no point having any more chemotherapy as it would not cure him and neither would an operation.
‘They said if they cut out the cancer it would just pop up somewhere else,’ he told the Sunday Mirror.
‘But I was determined to stay positive and decided to find my own cure.
‘On August 6 I got a letter from North Tees hospital to say a scan had shown my cancer had gone and “the abnormality is no longer visible”. I’m all clear.’
Mr Taylor’s ordeal began in February last year when he noticed a two-inch lump in his abdomen. He was sent for a scan and told he had colon cancer.
Last September he underwent an operation, during which a surgeon removed a nine-inch section of his colon, and he began a three-month course of chemotherapy.