The American Cancer Society has widely published the “seven cancer signs.” They are as follows:

1. Change in bowel or bladder habits.

2. A sore that does not heal.

3. Unusual bleeding or discharge.

4. Thickening lump in breast or elsewhere.

5. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.

6. Obvious changes in wart or mole.

7. Nagging cough or hoarseness.

To these the International Health Council (an independent group) adds these four:

8. Any condition that does not respond to treatment.

9. Thrombophlebitis, inflammation from blood clotting in the circulatory system.

10. Putrid intestinal gas.

Make a follow-up of all cancer surgery or radiation therapy with a test. Obviously, the above signs will only disclose cancer that is fairly advanced.

Are there no tests which disclose very early cancer development within the human body?

In “Why” we learned that it is dangerous to have an orthodox cancer test taken, called a “biopsy,”—for it requires cutting into the cancer tissue, thereby letting it spread to other parts of the body.

Are there no safe tests for cancer? Below we will list two:The following tests have been developed to help a person know whether cancer is beginning to develop within his body. These tests will tell him whether he has cancer—long before the pain, which informs him that he has advanced cancer, and it is felt.

We are told that, at any stage in the development of cancer, the following tests can be made.Fortunately, neither one requires a biopsy which involves slicing into the cancer tissue, thus permitting it to more rapidly metastasize (spread) to other locations in the body.


You will want to purchase the book, Gerson Primer, from the Gerson Institute, and then turn to the chapter on testing. It will explain in some detail how to interpret lab tests which you can have done locally.

Gerson Institute—For most people, the U.S.address and phone number will be easier to work with: Gerson Institute, P.O. Box 430,Bonita, California 91908. Phone: 619-585-7600 or 619-267-1150. Fax: 619-367-6441. Automated voice information 24 hrs/day: 1-888-4-GERSON. Web: www.hospital-meridien.com/meridien Email: meridien@hospital-meridien.com

You may wish to take one or both of the following two tests. One does not have to take both tests. Generally the first, the urine test is quite adequate to provide the needed information.


You will recall, in the article in this book on laetrile (pp. 117-129), that John Beard theorized that the trophoblast in early pregnancy and the cancer cell are essentially the same.

That 1911 theory was totally ignored and forgotten for decades. Later researchers, quite unaware of Beard’s work, independently discovered a connection between cancer and pregnancy (but not that either one causes the other!).

In 1927, two German scientists, Ascheim and Zondek, produced the A-Z Pregnancy Test, which was the basis for all subsequent pregnancy tests.Other researchers eventually identified the human chorionic gonadoptropin hormone (HCGH) as the active substance in the test.

Then Dr. C.D. Cori reported in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, that the same substance was in the urine of cancer patients. In 1944, Dr.A. Roffo, an Argentine researcher, found that the hormone was in 100% of 1,000 cancer patients,and none in 1,000 people who did not have cancer.

In 1946, Krebs, Jr., and Gurchot isolated HCGH in the urine of males with cancer. They found that it was broken up by the pancreatic enzyme,chymotrypsin. This agreed with John Beard’s theory.Aware of these developments, Dr. Howard H. Beard (no relation to John Beard), formerly of Yale and Chicago Medical School, devised a test which quickly showed the presence of HCGH in a urine specimen—but also measured the quantity. Thus it could gauge the extent of any cancerous action in the person’s body—before that person could otherwise know he had cancer!

The test proved to be 95% accurate. It was called the Beard Anthrone Test for Cancer. Although developed in the U.S., it was banned.

In Manila, Manuel D. Navarro, M.D., of the Santo Tomas University Medical School, made modifications to the test and raised its accuracy in extended tests to 97% (actually 97% to 100%). He reported on its success in 42 cases in the July-August issue of the Santo Tomas Journal of Medicine. This test is commonly known as the Philippine Urinalysis Test for Cancer.

Navarro found the test could forecast cancer up to two years before it could be detected by present medical techniques.

This quantitative urinalysis is now available in the Philippines and other countries, to determine the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin ormone in the urine. This hormone is present in all types of cancer, including leukemia; and the directions for taking the sample, partial processing, and mailing are not too difficult for the average person. This test is banned in the United States, but individuals havethe right to take it by mail.

Dr. Nararro’s method was exhibited at the International Cancer Congress in Tokyo, but our government (NIH), the ACS, and the SKI showed little interest.

It is believed by some that, if a person had advance warning of the onset of the disease, he might take time to think through his treatment options, along with ways to possibly improve his diet and way of life. But, learning later that he has the problem, he is more likely to panic and accept surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.

Here is the formula for the Philippine Test.

The following information comes from a booklet,published by the International HealthCouncil:

“Do not send a sample from a patient who is pregnant, is using birth control pills or estrogen or other female hormones, is using toxic chemotherapy, is showing more than 100 mg of albumin or a moderate amount of blood, is bedridden, has lost a lot of weight, had intercourse within 12 hours, or has a badly depleted liver. It takes one month to clear hormones or toxic chemotherapy from the system, so an accurate reading can be made.

“A. Urine Sample Processing:

“(I. Gather the following materials: Glass household or lab measuring cups, one to measure 3.3 fluid ounces (100 cc) and one 13.2 fluid ounces (400 cc.); glass funnel or wide-mouth jar; glass or stainless steel stirring rod or spoon;one gallon empty vinegar jug, rinsed out but do not clean with soap or detergent. Get a domestic money order from the Post Office for $12.00(subject to change); one pint or less of Glacial Acetic Acid; one pint or more of Acetone; a few sheets of filter paper, 4-5 inch diameter, 10-12.5 cm. These materials can be secured from a chemical laboratory supply house, medical or surgical supply house, and some drugstores.Some hobby shops selling chemistry sets have filter paper. Photo stores handling dark-room supplies have Glacial Acetic acid.

“(2. Total fluid intake should be restricted before, and during, the urine collection period.Collect all urine voided in a 24-hour period in the clean one-gallon glass bottle. Keep in a cool place. Shake well, record total amount voided.

“(3. Take 3.3 fluid ounces (100 cc) of urine from the gallon bottle.

“(4. Add one tablespoon (15 cc) of Glacial Acetic Acid to the urine sample and stir well.Be careful, this is a powerful acid. Do not inhale;if splashed, use plenty of water for 15 minutes, to flush.

“(5. Add this mixture to 13.2 fluid ounces  (400 cc) of Acetone. Acetone is highly volatile and inflammable, so use it outside and away from sparks and flame. Acetone will dissolve some plastics, so use only glass in handling.

“(6. Stir well and let stand outside for two or more hours.

“(7. Pour off most of the clear fluid, being careful not to lose any sediment.

“(8. Fold a circle of filter paper in half, then one-quarter circle, then one-eighth circle. Open partially and line the inner surface of a glass funnel loosely. If a funnel is not available, hold filter paper cone over a wide-mouth bottle. Pour the balance of the fluid with sediment through the filter paper, catching the sediment in the center of the paper. Be sure to get all the sediment.In the event there is very little sediment,collect a new sample and rerun.

“(9. After drying, trim off excess filter paper,fold over the edges and place between two sheets of plastic. Trim off the surplus plastic and seal edges with Scotch tape.

“(10. Insert the sample in an envelope with:the patient’s name, address, sex, age, to whom report is to be sent, a brief case history, date sample was taken, $12.00 money order, and additional Information, total amount of urine voided in 24 hours.

“(11. Air mail to: Dr. Manuel D. Navarro,

M.D., 3553 Sining Street, Morningside Terrace,

Santa Mesa, Manila 2806, Philippines.

To avoid delay, have the Post Office weigh for proper postage.

“B. Interpretation of Report from Dr. Navarro:

[When the test results are mailed back to you from Dr. Navarro, here is how to determine what the numbers mean:]

Index International Interpretation

Number Units

0 0 doubtful

1-3 30-50 faintly positive

4 200-409 moderately positive

5 500-700 definitely positive

6 1,000-3,000 definitely positive

7 4,000 definitely positive

8 5,000 definitely positive

9 6,000 definitely positive

10-12 8,000-15,000 markedly positive

13-15 20,000-40,000 heavy positive

16-18 60,000-100,000 very heavy positive

19 and over over 200,000 excessively positive

“C. Coordination with IHC Program

“Nagative, 1, or 2: Use Prevention Section of the Program.

“Index 3 and 4 are generally considered early or pre-cancer, a nutrition-related systems imbalance.

The Pre-cancer Section of the IHC Program is used, unless other factors are evident.

“Index 5 and above and/or medical diagnosis are considered advanced cancer, and the Advanced Section of the IHC Program is used with professional nutritional therapy.

“Under some conditions a temporary “flare up,” indicated by a rise in the index, will occur from a destruction or rupture of a tumor and will usually recede in a short time. A falling index generally indicates improvement if accompanied with a feeling of well-being.

A falling index concurrent with severe physical deterioration is sometimes experienced when a person is weak or bedridden because there is insufficient aw material present for the cancer cells to manufacture the HCGH hormone being measured,and the report is invalid. Care must be taken to properly evaluate the report.

“Frequencies of tests used successfully by any people are as follows: for prevention,where they have never shown positive; once per year, for those showing positive; once every two months until two negatives are received; and,then, every six months for the rest of their lives.

“From examination of hundreds of these test reports, it is this writer’s opinion that this is a valuable asset to the individual and professional in the detection and control of cancer and the systems imbalance leading to cancer. Also, we believe this to be a measure of the malignancy pressure working against the body’s resistance in the earlier stages. In other words, the malignancy pressure could break through at index 4 if the body’s resistance is high. The IHC Program is designed to concurrently reduce the malignancy pressure and at the same time increase the body’s resistance to disease.”—International Health Council, A Program for the Prevention and Detection of Pre-Cancer, 7-10.


The urine test, described above, is quite adequate by itself and is said to produce 97% accuracy. But there is also a blood test for cancer.Here is this test, as described in the same International Health Council book:

Many physicians outside the U.S.A. use this Blood Test in their day-to-day management of cancer. It is also useful in situations where the victim cannot use a urinalysis, as indicated previously,or as double-check with the urinalysis.For the initial test, both blood and urine samples should be utilized. [That is, both a blood and urine sample should be mailed to the testing service.]

“Material required: a few ounces of pure methyl alcohol—no substitutes, two or more new cleaned microscope slides from a laboratory supply house, hobby shop or other source,a sterile lancet or pin, and a $15.00 money order.


“(1. If slides are not clean, clean with alcohol or acetone, to remove dirt and grease film.

“(2. Clean finger tip or ear lobe with alcohol and let dry completely.

“(3. Puncture finger tip or ear lobe with sterile steel lancet or pin.

“(4. Wipe off first blood with Kleenex.

“(5. a. Deposit only one small droplet of blood on the surface, near one end, of the slide.

“b. Select the smoothest edge of the other side and hold it at a 30 to 40 degree angle. Back up to the droplet and allow the blood to spread along the contacting edge.

“c. Use only the weight of the spreader slide and slowly drag the droplet in the direction indicated.

Do not retrace direction—one pass only. Thick or irregular smears cannot be used;blood must flow spontaneously and evenly. If aperfect smear is not obtained: Clean the slides with plain, water dry with tissue, clean with alcohol or acetone, and try again.

“b <———

“c ———>

“(6. Allow blood smear to air dry thoroughly,but do not heat or blow on it.

“(7. Fix the smear by immersing in pure methol alcohol for 5 minutes and let air dry thoroughly. After fixing and drying, cover the smear with the second slide for protection.

“(8. Sandwich slides carefully between two thick pieces of cardboard. Scotch tape the edges; write name and address on the cardboard cover; enclose age, date, date of previous test, and money order in an envelope,marked “Hand Stamp.” Mail (not registered or special) to:

Laboratorio Del Mar, P. O. Box 3973,

San Ysidro, California 92073.


M Monocytes(damaged) 0%-49%, normal; over 50%, Positive malignancy. N Neutrophyls (damaged) 0%-19%,

normal; over 20% Positive malignancy. L Lymphocytes(small competent), body resistance—

Poor: 1%-10%, Fair: 11%-25%, Good: Above 25%.”—

International Health Council, A Program for the Prevention and Detection of Pre-Cancer, 10-12.


URINE TESTS—Air mail the sample to:

Manuel D. Navarro, M.D.

3553 Sining St., Morningside Terrace

Santa Mesa, Manila 2806



BLOOD TESTS—Mark “handstamp” and mail the sample (not registered nor special) to:

Laboratorio Del Mar

P.O. Box 3973

San Ysidro, California 92073

GERSON BLOOD TESTS—Blood tests for patients on the Gerson therapy, are sent to:

Gerson physician (caring for you)

c/o Hospital Baja California

Chula Vista, CA 91912

Fax direct dial from U.S.: 011-52-66-80-29-08

Fax from other countries: 52-66-80-29-08

If any of the above addresses goes out of business,current addresses of testing services could be obtained either from the Gerson Institute (address given immediately above) or from one of the laetrile or other alternative therapy clinics.


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