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William Sykes – Tampa, Florida

In the fall of 1975, William Sykes of Tampa, Florida, developed Lymphocytic Leukemia plus cancer of the spleen and liver. After removal of the spleen, he was told by his doctors that he had, at best, a few more months to live.

Although Chemotherapy was recommended — not as a cure but merely to try to delay death a few more weeks — Mr. Sykes chose Laetrile instead. In his own words, this is what happened:

“When we saw the doctor a few weeks later, he explained how and why Laetrile was helping many cancer patients, and suggested I have intravenous shots of 30 cc’s of Laetrile daily for the next three weeks. He also gave me enzymes and a diet to follow along with food supplements.

In a few days I was feeling better, but on our third visit the doctor said that he could no longer treat me. He had been told that his license would be revoked if he continued to use Laetrile. He showed my wife how to administer the Laetrile, sold us what he had, and gave us an address where more could be obtained.

The next week I continued on the program and was feeling better each day. One afternoon the doctor from Ann Arbor called to ask why I had not returned for the chemotherapy. He said I was Playing “Russian Roulette” with my life. He finally persuaded me to return for chemotherapy, so I went to Ann Arbor and started the treatments. Each day I felt worse. My eyes burned, my stomach felt like it was on fire. In just a few days I was so weak I could hardly get out of bed. The “cure” was killing me faster than the disease! I couldn’t take it any longer, so I stopped the chemotherapy, returned to my supply of Laetrile and food supplements, and quickly started feeling better. It took longer this time as I was fighting the effects of the chemotherapy as well as the cancer.

In a short time I could again do all my push-ups and exercises without tiring. Now, at 75 years of age [20 years after they said I had only a few more months to live], I still play racket ball twice a week.”

In a letter to the author, dated June 19, 1996, Mrs. Hazel Sykes provides this additional insight:

“After Bill had conquered cancer, a doctor came to him one day. (This was an M.D. who gave chemotherapy in a well known hospital.) He wanted to know how Bill had conquered his cancer because his wife was quite ill with cancer. Bill said: “Why don’t you give her chemotherapy?”. His answer was: “I would never give chemotherapy to any of my friends or family.”! He was not the only doctor who came to Bill with the same question.”

Updated on May 31, 2023

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