Hi David (my brother's name is also David), what you are saying is exactly what I have been telling my brother, not to jump in to any thing or program without researching it completely first. He is as I mentioned previously, on the flaxseed diet of Budwig, and I suggested maybe he should stay on this for at least 2-3 months to see how he does on it prior to switching. But he says from all he has read he feels protocel is the right protocol for him. I told him to speak with a doctor to monitor him on this but he also said it doesn't require a doctor, that he checked several websites and it states very clearly the dosage to take. In the end, the decision is his, and I only want to try to help him. The doctor also said he had about one month to make a decision so it's not too much time. I think he should get the cancerous tumor removed and that would buy him some time to study different alternatives. I think what he is doing now is to see specific people or clinics so he himself can eliminate or keep on his list different treatments. S.