Oncologist’s View of CREATE

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Oncologists know persons with cancer have classic symptoms, such as stress, sleeplessness, or fear of death.  Yet they can offer no simple therapy for these problems, so may support CREATE’s attempt to research and help these classic symptoms.  Here is a letter from one such oncologist.

MY WAR WITH CANCER

The CREATE Program for Cancer Patients (previously named CREST)

By Dr Milind Kumar (oncologist) Hyderabad, India

Have you ever seen someone with cancer die in agony?  I have.  Too many times…  As an oncologist, I’ve witnessed so much suffering it’s almost broken my heart.  And I have vowed to wage ‘War Against Cancer’… 

I did my MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi) and then opted for post graduation in Radiotherapy from Safdarjang hospital, Delhi. I suffered un-endingly.   My suffering included lack of resources for imaging and treatment, patients dying in pain, bureaucratic hurdles, difficulties in procurement of analgesics like morphine, and too-long waiting lists.  Witnessing potentially curative malignancies turn into advanced diseases due to the excessive wait has made me feel helpless, guilty and traumatised. 

So I decided to learn more weapons to arm the fights, battles, and wars against cancer, and then open a cancer hospital for poor in India. 

Two years ago I went to the UK to learn more about cancer.  After working in a Hospice in Sheffield, the cancer department of Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge, and the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, I’m presently working in the oncology department of Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.  Due to better resources, treatment in UK is better.  But the anguish persists.  The pain is still hard to bear.  Especially spiritual and emotional pain… 

By guidance or sheer luck, I met Allan Sweeney.  Allan has evolved a customised, chronologically structured cancer healing Program called CREATE.  It seems very practical and doable, and gives me a lot of inspiration and hope. 

With me being in the unique position of an oncologist my dream is to open a CREATE Cancer Research Centre in India where we can further research this project.

Dr Milind Kumar 

The CREATE research Program aims to provide the evidence doctors such as Dr Milind Kumar seek.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The following are answers to common questions. 

If you have further questions, please email or phone 01843 230377

Q.       What type of patients does CREATE accept?
A.        Program availability and finances permitting, we accept all patients aged 21 to 75 with cancerous tumors or other cancers who seek help on physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of being. 

 

Q.        Is a CREATE Program right for me?
A.        CREATE researches resolutions for each persons’ symptoms, so can be adapted for each individual.  

 

Q.        My energy levels are low – am I likely to have enough energy to do the CREATE Program?
A.        Probably yes, because important research within CREATE is how different methods may alleviate tiredness and chronic fatigue, and improve your overall energy levels. 

 

Q.        Why does CREATE need to be for two weeks?
A.        CREATE’s 2-week Program is currently structured in 168 steps, to offer the widest range of therapies available.  We believe the best chance of success is if you use many safe options, from many angles. 

 

Q.        Does CREATE use drugs or herbs or diets?
A.        No.  However, we may suggest a list of traditional and modern therapies, supplements, herbs and diets for you to explore after you return home. 

 

Q.        Is the CREATE Program taught and delivered in groups?
A.        No.  You are assigned your own therapist(s), whose sole job is to help you for the two weeks.  This way, therapists can focus on your individual needs, without being distracted by needs of others.     

 

Q.        How does CREATE actually work?
A.        The chronological range of approaches, curative and palliative methods, integrative approach, custom CD to support your return home, etc all combine into what we hope research will show is the most beneficial Program available. (Please see other sections in this website.) 

 

Q.        What training do CREATE therapists receive?
A.        Not all applicants pass our strict criteria.  The objective is that therapists help CREATE hold a name for excellence in the field of cancer healthcare. 

  • Strict selection criteria and multi-stage assessment processes
  • Home study
  • Intensive training course
  • Observation of a CREATE therapist administering the Program to a patient
  • Students become CREATE therapists, rigorously supervised in Year 1, reduced in Year 2 
  • By year three, therapists can apply to become a supervisor/trainer

Q.        What if there is no benefit for me?
A.        Because we assess help for all your associated symptoms, you are likely to benefit. 

Q.        If I donate towards my Program, is there a money-back guarantee?
A.        Yes…  ‘If you had no measurable benefit during the 2-week Program, you may on request receive a complete refund of any donations paid.’

Q.        Can I be assessed first to see if I’m suitable for a CREATE Program?
A.        Yes – CREATE’s protocols assess if the Program is suitable for you, before you join

Q.        Can my loved one come and stay at your residential centre too, and support me?
A.        Yes.  Beds are available so your loved one can stay too. 

Q.        I am too ill to travel.  Can a CREATE therapist travel to me in another country? 
A.        Yes.  CREATE therapists have travelled to help cancer patients in countries such as UK, Germany, and Mexico.  If you are too ill, we can travel to you. Donation for reasonable expenses is appreciated.

Q.        After a CREATE Program, is that the end? 
A.        No.  After CREATE…
You
will have a repertoire of your chosen self-help techniques on CD to practice daily for continuing healing support, and a list of options for anti-cancer diets, supplements, herbs, and other therapies
We
will follow up to assess any progress, and provide help if needed to reinforce the Program and  maximize any benefits

Q.        How do I take part in the CREATE Program?
A.        Click here to make an enquiry

Guarantee

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If funds permit, CREATE Programs are free-of-cost.  Because funds are needed to help those in very difficult financial circumstances, we ask patients to donate towards their Program if possible.      

If you make a donation towards the cost of your Program, we offer this guarantee. 

‘If you had no measurable benefit during the 2-week Program, you may on request receive a complete refund of any donations paid.’

To discuss the CREATE Program, CLICK HERE