In August 2019 I learned that my fatigue syndrome was actually unfortunately metastasized cervical cancer. The official treatments available in France for this cancer - chemo by Carboplatin / Taxol - have existed for thirty to forty years, without having evolved. They do not heal. It is death guaranteed between one and two years.
I know this because I am a doctor. My French oncologist offered me chemo and explained the protocol but without announcing anything about the prognosis.
Through a friend, I heard about the Hallwang clinic in Germany. She had chemo for her refractory triple negative breast cancer. This cancer is so aggressive that she even metastasized under chemo! Despite the fact that she was declared "lost" by her oncologist with an estimated lifespan of a few weeks, she went to Germany for treatment. Thanks to treatment at the Hallwang Clinic, she went into complete remission after four and a half months, and is still in remission today.
So I called the clinic. I really appreciated the speed of the treatment and the clarity of the explanations. Unlike the French healthcare system where the patient is passive - the doctor explains but the patient is not really listened to -, at the Hallwang clinic I really had the feeling of participating in the decision of care and being heard. Each patient has a specific treatment adapted to his/her case according to the latest medical advances.
I was able to quickly benefit from "tailor-made" treatments from the beginning of October. After two months, the PET-scan showed an almost complete remission with disappearance of all metastases.
Due to lack of funding, I could not continue the care at the clinic. French medicine is struggling to take over, although my case is very promising since it responds well to immunotherapy. It is very difficult to be treated in France as soon as you "get out of the huts" of the rigid national protocol. Unfortunately, I am just one example among many.
I would like to thank the whole team at Hallwang Clinic for their hospitality and especially Doctor Nolting for his competence, his commitment, his enthusiasm and his faith in medicine and in people.
He has already given me months of life and renewed energy, which is an invaluable gift.