Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Stage IV: Angela Garvin

I am SO VERY THANKFUL for Rational Therapeutics!  I fully believe their expertise has proven to be a lifesaver to me!!

I went against the protocol recommended by my two Atlanta oncologists, in order to go with Dr. Nagourney's functional profile to treat my Stage 4 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. The testing by Rational Therapeutics found a particular drug combination that I was especially sensitive to that also had less toxicity to my system.

The Rational Therapeutics EVA-PCD functional profiling test also showed I had some resistance to one of the drugs my two oncologists were proposing I use. There was much discussion to bring my doctors to the point where they were "comfortable" going with the recommendations of a distant doctor on the other side of the country who has never even met me!

I personally felt it was a God-intervention that led me to even know about Rational Therapeutics at the exact time I needed it! 

Shari Burt was a wonderful encouragement and information source as I walked through the process. Dr. Nagourney was even willing to take the extra step to conference call with me when I had additional questions about his findings.

When one is diagnosed with cancer it is a personal battle. The treatment should be done in a personal manner as well. It is sad that the cancer industry wants to put everyone in a box and treat all cancer patients in the same way. We'll … there is a better way!! Thank you Rational Therapeutics!!

After two rounds of chemo, my PET scan has come back completely clear! I have been able to experience miraculous results without enduring the typical side effects of typical cancer treatment. I even have been able to keep my full head of hair!!

The results I would have achieved from the other treatment is unknown … but I do know I would have been more miserable in the process …suffering needlessly with greater toxicity exposure.

I would have never known there was a better way … if it weren't for Rational Therapeutics! Hats off to you and THANK YOU for being a trailblazer in cancer treatment and the personal treatment alternative for so many of us grateful patients!!

With appreciation,
Angela Garvin
Suwanee, Georgia

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