Birth Year 1955
Gender Male
Country New Zealand
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less August 2008 melanoma on temple, surgery. 19 May 2010 after 3 surgeries sent home \"palliative care only\" with a 2% chance of living 2 years. Radical diet change, RAVE Vegan - no refined sugars, oils or alcohol. Raw and salt free for first 6 months. High dose Vitamin C. All on my website tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/cancer-treatment As of September 2020, still alive and no indications of cancer present.

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?


Type of cancer


Can you be more specific?

metastatic malignant melanoma - started on left temple, spread to left cheek & neck, then liver and shoulder.

Highest stage of cancer


Year diagnosed


Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable


Type of Healing

I tried conventional medical treatment, but it did not heal my condition, so then I used only non-conventional treatments, at which point I healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Biopsy or Pathology Report


Check any conventional treatments you've tried for your health challenge:


Do you ever plan to try conventional medicine?

Only if absolutely necessary

Check any of the 9 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Sleep (getting more of it), High Dose Vitamin C, Vegan


Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

Initial surface skin lump noticed on 5 July 2008 as small lump, removed 28th July as throbbing ulcerated and bleeding large lump.

Small cheek lump noticed November 2009, went down with Vit C, went up and down in size until I went out on a boat for a week in April 2010 and forgot to take Vit C. After one week had three large and very sore lumps. 28th April diagnosed as orginal melanoma type, 7th May surgically removed. 19th May appointment with oncologist (David Gibbs) and told I was beyond medical help, could be dead in 6 weeks, had a 50% chance of seeing 5 months and a 2% chance of 2 years.

Started Vegan and Vitamin C and others - see tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/cancer-treatment for details.

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

All on my website tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/cancer-treatment

Have not had any more tumors since not missing a twice daily dose of minimum 7g pure L Ascorbic Acid twice daily. Also strict Vegan, and taking 1 CAA multimineral and vitamin supplement daily.

Still clear as of September 2020.


No Major Changes

I am still strict vegan.

I am still strict about no added sugar.

I am about half raw food now.

I do, on special occasions, now allow myself about 2ml of scotch (no more – and less than once a month). I do now once or twice a week enjoy a Claushaler non-alcoholic beer.

I maintain twice daily dose of Vit C – a heaped teaspoon of pure L Adcorbic acid dissolved in a glass of luke warm water twice daily (I weight each dose, and record the whole g container weight every time, and have a spreadsheet of years of records).

I still take a single multi mineral multivitamin tablet every day (Healthhouse CAA)

I still do a B12 tab 3-4 times a week (Solgar 1000ug)

I supplement with calcium – currently using coral sprinkled on my rolled oats breakfast (high dose Vit C acts as a chealating agent, so have found extra calcium is necessary).

I remain reasonably active - tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/about/current-activities/

I have relaxed the no oils slightly, and do use very small amounts of olive oil sometimes in cooking an evening meal.

I am autistic spectrum. I like (need) some routine in my life, to balance the novelty. I have the same breakfast and lunch routine every day. I don’t miss vit C doses – ever.

It helps that I trained as a biochemist in the early 70s and have retained an interest in the subject. So I can read research papers and make my own assessments of the methods and results presented (and I did a lot of that in the early days following my diagnosis).

I don’t mind being in a minority of one – I often have been, most of my life. I like to work cooperatively, but can work alone if required.

A huge part of my survival was the support of my wife Ailsa. She is not autistic. Our relationship has levels of difficulties associated with normal/autistic relationships, and there is a great deal of live between us. Having something like that does seem to be important.

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

Diet, stress, the state of the world economic, political and ethical environment.

Being able to see that, from a systems perspective, long term human survival is dependent upon seeing and accepting that we are fundamentally cooperative entities, and that the evolution of complexity is much more about cooperation than it is about competition, but being unable to effectively communicate that to others.

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