Esophageal Cancer Stories


"On May 14, 2010, I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The cancer had invaded my liver and esophagus. I had radiation treatment for about 2.5 months and about 6 weeks of chemotherapy. The doctor doing the chemo didn't set me up for anymore treatment. I heard about Poly-MVA thru David Bryant of Team Up Against Cancer at Phoenix 1st Assembly. I started Poly-MVA. Since then, I have felt strong and with plenty of energy, I have never had to rely on anyone to do my chores. Since I've been taking Poly-MVA my liver and esophagus are free of cancer. My CEA blood test was 5.8 on the last test. It's been coming down from 16.8 when I first started Poly-MVA. The goal is to be at 5.0 CEA. I strongly recommend the Poly-MVA supplement to anyone with cancer."

- John Martinez


"Back in 2007, I had an endoscopy and was found to have a pre-cancerous condition, called Barrett's Esophagus. Later, a PET scan showed there was cancer. The decision was made to make an exploratory operation to see how deep it had penetrated. This was to be done in 2 months. I immediately began taking loading doses of Poly-MVA until the operation.
The results had shown that the cancer had not penetrated further. The cancer was removed in subsequent procedures. Then the Barrett's was removed through an ablation process called Halo treatment. I feel fine now but will continue to check it. I trust with the continued maintenance of 1 tsp a day of Poly-MVA along with COq10, I will remain cancer free.
God bless Dr Merrill Garnett!"

- Angelo Volpe, 84-year-old cancer survivor!


"My symptoms started in 2002, when I developed kidney stones. At this time I had no known issues with my esophagus, so I went to my urologist. He said that my hemoglobin was too low compared to the amount of bleeding I was experiencing from the kidney stones. This made me investigate my condition further due to my wife noticing that I was being “mean to her” and acting differently. We later learned that a change in personality is a symptom of upper GI tract cancer. My wife was searching for answers and went to my primary doctor who recommended marital counseling. Then, she went to my GI doctor who agreed to scope my upper and lower GI.

On June 12th, 2002, I woke up in the recovery room after my endoscopy where my GI doctor said, “It is esophageal cancer - I have no doubts.” The biopsy came back later and verified that it was poorly-differentiated CA. I then went to Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami, Fl and had 16 weeks of pre-operative Chemo. I then had my esophagus and 2 positive lymph nodes removed on November 18th, 2002. After the surgery, I developed massive infections, sepsis, bilateral pneumonia, MRSA and complete organ failure which left me on a respirator and in a coma for 2 months.

After recovery, I had a friend who was a physician who had attended a conference in Las Vegas where he heard about Poly-MVA. Due to his recommendations, I started taking Poly-MVA and a host of other supplements while undergoing chemo treatments for the next 3 years. My daily dosing of Poly-MVA was 8 teaspoons daily. I was not able to undergo radiation due to a trial study I was in. A couple years later I was diagnosed, by PET scan, with a growth on my right adrenal gland and biopsy confirmed I had a reoccurrence of esophageal cancer. I opted for 3 cyberknife treatments instead of going through the same ordeal with surgery and all of its potential complications. Since this time, I have been cancer free for about 6 years.

During this time, I have decreased my intake of Poly-MVA from 8 tsp daily down to 2 tsp daily but I continue to take Poly-MVA and my other supplements on a regular basis. I am grateful to my physician friend for referring Poly-MVA to me and I intend to take it for the rest of my life."

- Jonah Botknecht