Tuesday, October 12, 2010

McLeod Ganj: A Meeting Dr. Yeshi Dhonden

A few weeks ago, when we were up in the heavenliness of McLeod Ganj, I paid a little visit to an old Tibetan doctor: Dr. Yeshi Dhonden. This guy is FAMOUS!!! Seriously. So much so that if you want to see him...you gotta wake your ass up at 4:30 am so you can be one of the 60 patients a day that he sees... he is even the Dalai Lama's doctor... so you know he's gotta be good!

I first heard of Dhonden in my Lonely Planet book: "practitioner of amchi (traditional Tibetan medicine), which is a centuries-old healing practice and a popular treatment for all kinds of minor and persistent ailments. Many locals and expats swear by his treatments." Then more praise from one of the guys staying at Swami's...who said that Dhonden was: "amazing!!!" and that "the medicine has really helped me with some digestion issues I've been battling"...

For those of you who know me really well...you know that I am TOTALLY into (and excited by) any form of alternative healing...so I said "sign me up"... even if that meant waking up at 4:30 am...

So one morning I headed down the hill to McLeod Ganj with a new Israeli friend, Dror. (Brandon opted to sleep through this one...) We made it to Yeshi's clinic before the sun had even come up!!! (at 5:09) and there were already 6 people waiting in a make-shift line in front of us. But the thing is, Dr. D's assistant doesn't come check people in until 7:00...oy! So after two hours of trying to stay awake, we got our name put on the doctor's "to do list" for the day...but wait, it gets better: we then found out that the doc don't clock until 9:00! Let's just say that Dror & I became really good friends during that four hour wait!

FINALLY, at 9:10 am, it was my turn to see the docta...(I guess in India they make you wait forever before your appointment time instead of how doctors in the States make you wait forever after your appointment time)...Anyway, Yeshi is the cutest, little old Tibetan man, with a blad head, thick black glasses, and was dressed in full maroon and gold Tibetan monk-like robes. You could sense his wisdom and guru-type nature from the way he presented himself and by the patient's reactions to him...in fact, I met a German woman who has hep c. She said that she makes annual trips to Dr. Dhonden because his treatments are the only thing that has helped her condition...I'm impresed.

When it was my turn, his assistant asked me where my urine sample was....uhh...I had read in my Lonely Plantet book that he would want to check my sample...but my American assumption thought that meant going into the clinic's bathroom with a pee-cup and writing my name on it with the sharpies provided...apparently, not. Then I take a look around and see that every single person has brought their own urine samples with them: in water bottles, small plastic cups, mugs, and even a jack daniels bottle...whoops! I didn't know that it had to be your first pee of the day!! But the reason for the first pee: it's free of any food/beverages that you've had for a good 8 hours...and "pure" for Yeshi to analyze. His urine assessment consists of a once-over-look and then pour into the sink while briskly whisking...here he's checking for any type of infection, how bad it is, and where it is located.

So, skip that part for me...and I went straight into the doctor's office where I sat in a school desk with my arms out so he could check my pulses. He grumbled a bit to his assistant & translator, to which the translator asked me my symptoms. I proceeded to tell him about my chronic congestion, sinus pressure headaches, and throat and ear blockages. (Yes, I've talked to my general doctor about it. Yes, I've seen an ENT at home. Yes, I've been allergy tested. They all say that I'm fine...so when in Tibetan exile? Try a Tibetan doctor.) More grumbling between Dhonden and the translator...and wham, bam, thank you ma'am...I leave 5 minutes later with a prescription for Tibetan pills--that I fill at the pharmacy on-site.

I was given a month's supply of small, brown balls made of herbs. What's in them? Who knows...probably tree bark, roots, and flower pedals? I'm supposed to take two before breakfast, two after lunch, and four after dinner...with warm water. All of that cost me $10.

So, if you checked-out in my latest pictures, you might have seen a couple of me & Dror with the biggest look of digust you've ever seen in your life? Yea, that was post-Tibetan pill taking...god, they taste bad. Like a tiny pile of dirt mixed with fresh tree bark all coasted in a hard shell of earth.

But, they seem to be working...so I'm sticking to it...I'll keep you posted.

85 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun adventure - how are the allergies?

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  2. I heard Jack Kornfield telling a story about Dr. Dhonden as part of a podcast last week...the pee swirling, the pulse. After a silent 30 minutes listening to a cardiac patient's pulse, the healer pinpointed to the doctors what her heart problems were, in his own poetic description.
    I am blown away that you experienced him!!

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  3. do u know that dr dhonden is giving medicine for the women who have serious guanaec problem like endometrosis ???!!
    if yes then kindly tell me , coz i have no child , i have thrice done IVF but no succeed, my bth faloppin tubes are cut,while my normal poregnacy stuck in it before 10 years. and now i got endometrosis for which i have been operated twice , i am totally depressed and some onehas suggested me dr.dhonden in dharmshala.

    if possible give me some hint.

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  4. I saw Dr Dhonden in first week of Nov 2010. I started treatment from him for breast cancer in 2009 along with mastectomy and chemo. From now on I will only be doing his med. When I read your comment it seems like my experience in Dharmasala. He can cure anything. I know some people that have been cured of cancer and mental stuff. I would highly recommend anyone to get help from him. He comes to US almost every year and if he does not come, I will be visiting him in India every year.

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    1. Kindly advice if he is really effective in treating Cancer Cervic , I have someone close who is under Chemo therapy from last two months and looking for Dr Dhonden treatment. Kindly help if you all have gone for his treatment and have been effective enough ?

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    2. his contact details 01892221461 .. call from 9am to 1 pm ....

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    3. Vishal - Did his treatment prove helpful to you ?

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  5. Is there any cure for renal faliure patient on regular dialysis in tibetan medicine?

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    1. my father is suffering kidney problem .... we going today to dharamshala

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    2. Hi Ravi,

      Has you went to Dharmashala? How is your father now?. We are planing to go there for my sister as she is suffering from CKD stage 5. She is 32 years old. Is it worth to go there? Please tell me if Yeshi Dhonden can treat her. Your reply is very important for us.

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    3. Hi there .. its worth going there.. u can also read abt his treatment on net ... once u go there u will inderstand the importance of his treatment ... have spoken to many of his patients n all are doing good now ... his contact no is +911892-221461 .. u can call here and tell them abt the problem .. n ya u have to keep trying the no. as its difficult to get the connection sometimes. al the best ..

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    4. Ravi have you been there. could you please share you number. I am at 9971777935

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    5. Is anybody has any good news using medicine for kidney problem or meeting with DR. Dondhe please let me know, it will be great help to me and my family.

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  6. Hi,
    my father in-law having prostate cancer,Dr. Dhonden able to recover it. please suggest I am planning to go there by next week

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    1. Kindly advice if you went to see Dr Dhonden and if it was effective ?
      IF possible send email on pkmarketting@gmail.com

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    2. If its effective then pls immidet reply me at mehul4328@gmail.com

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    3. hi .. dr. dhonden treatment is really effective .. u must go for it ... he is a blessing for cancer patient

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    4. Hey Veer,

      Did you get a chance to visit there...& hows the response please advise?

      Thanks & Regards,
      Ankur

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  7. Hi,

    I am heading to him next weekend to get my knee checked. Have come across great reviews on web including yours. I am sure it will be a successful trip now. Thanks for your post.

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  8. glad to hear all the positive stories!

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  9. Does anyone know -- do we need to make an appointment to see Dr. Yeshi Dhonden?

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    1. You have to go Mcleod Ganj and wake up at 4:00am to be in list of patient that he sees in a day. He only prefer 60 patient a day.

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  10. My mom is a Breast cancer patient ...and is in advance stage now.Will a visit to dr. dhonden help? I mean is it worth taking pain for her to travel from delhi to all the way to Himachal...
    Awaiting your opinion

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    1. yes it is... shdnt waste time ... visit him asap.. advance stage cancer can be treated by dr. yeshi

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  11. My mother in law has lung cancer in advance stage, she is taking chemo therapy, is it worth taking her to Dr Yeshi clinic, we live in hyderabad A.P. Can any one give phone number and address for the clinic. Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Sridhar,

      Following is the address.

      Tibetian Herbal Clinic
      Ashoka Niwas
      Mcleod Ganj, Dharmshala (H.P) India

      I am from hyderabad as well. Could you let me know where she is taking chemo therapy.

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    2. Hi Sridhar,

      Did you have a chance to go to visit Dr Yeshi!

      Thx,
      Chaitu

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    3. contact details :01892221763 dr.lobson .. dr. yeshi asst.

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  12. Is there any cure for renal faliure patient on regular dialysis in tibetan medicine

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    1. Hi Gomzee,

      Have you went to dharmashala? I am planning to go there for my sister as she is on dialysis. Please reply?

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    2. hi raj4ever, have you been there, please contact me at vikasmohila@gmail.com urgently

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  13. Hi All, This post is indeed useful.
    I am looking for the treatment for my father who is diagnosed with Oral Cancer almost an year ago. Already undergone surgery and radiation twice. Is there a way to know if Doctor Yeshi Dhonden is available in Mcleodganj these days? Any phone number or reference would be of great help for me.

    Thanks,
    KS

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    1. u can call at +911892-221461 ... or 01892221763 dr.lobson(dr.yeshis asst.)

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    2. Manisha, can you please share your number..i am looking for my mother's treatment

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  14. Hi,I am from Maharashtra,and wants to know about the treatment to be obtained for my grand mother 60 year's old.She is on bed and not able to move since 6 to 7year's.When Dr.Yeshi Dhonden will be available?How to contact?Please guide.

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  15. Hi All,
    Could you please tell me, if Dr Dhonden is still alive in 2013 and if he still see patients in his clinic in Dharamsala ? Does he an email address or phone number ? How to contact ? Does he speak English ?Thanks. I would like to see him. Please help me. My email adress ;
    budataichi@gmail.com

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    1. he is alive and his contact no is +911892-221461

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  16. Thanks Mehul.
    Does he speak English ?
    Do I need to hire a translator N

    Isabelle

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    1. isabelle u dnt need a translator .he has his own who can speak many diffrnt languages.....

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  17. my name is sunil kumar sharma living in mumbai i was the skin cancer paitent some one give me thaddress and i started traetment within six months i got relief and till date there is no any problem.any time you can ask to me regargind him .sunilsharma61@gmail.com

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  18. My father is 82 years old having a lump in right side of neck - suspected cancer not confirmed in fnac/pet scan. will this tibetan doctor be helpful and how to get an appointment. jai kumar

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    1. u can call at +911892-221461 ... or 01892221763 dr.lobson(dr.yeshis asst.)

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  19. My mother-in-law having cancer and it's in advanced stage. Doctor suggesting to go for radiotherapy and this will workout for some short time only.

    Please suggest me whether Dr. Dhonden will cure it fully and how many days will it take to recover from the cancer.

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  20. dr. yeshi is really good... have got positive response from many 4th stage patients ... he its difficult for mother in law to travel thn u shd tke her 1st urine of the day with her reports ... rest he will say how many days it will take to cure ... u shd visit asap ... pls google sour sop ... it says its a natural chemotherapy ... shd gve ths to her as well ...

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    1. Hi Jain,

      Thank you very much. I am calling to +911892-221461 past 3 days but no body pick up it, it's continuously ringing. When i called to 01892221763, they said this number belongs to hotel and they can't help out.

      Could you please tell me how can i contact them. Before sending urine and reports, i just want to talk with them.

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  21. hi there ..
    01892221461 ... 9 am to 1 pm .. clinic hr. n yes it will ring for sometime cz all busy with patients ... i always talk on this no. u cn try at 9459909699 .. his name is madan drs. asst.(i doubt u will get thru ths no.).. pls keep trying landline no. ... its working

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  22. hello every one

    please read this latest article about Dr dhonden

    http://www.getdailytip.com/reaching-dr-y-dhonden-in-mcleodganj/

    hope this can help you.

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  23. Hi Jain and Sharma,

    Thanks for the information.

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  24. Hi,
    I have been taking my father who has been suffering from diverticulum cancer, it has been 4 months that he was diagnosed, does anyone have any positive results from cancer of that part of the body!

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  25. my father was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer this april; in his latest ct scan report the disease is progressing despite taking 3 cycles of chemotherapy. his breathlessness and cough has also worsened and doctor says he also has interstitial lung disease. Allopathic doctors have given a very poor prognosis for my dad and have asked us to take him home..since there is no treatment options left for him there... we are very disappointed and worried..please help... can Dr Yeshi give us some hope..????

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  26. Puneet .. dr. yeshi treatment is very effective.. u shd meet him and start the treatment ... dont delay

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    1. manisha?
      r u sure the treatent works?i m very worried.your replyy would be of great help

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  27. Hi.. This is Prabhat Gupta...

    I wanna make medicine for my mother through courier .....
    plz tell me the procedure.....
    what should i do for this......

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    1. u have to contact on 01892221461 .. ask for madan .. and explain him the situation .. he wil let you know.. if possible go personaly . his medicines are really reaaly good and effective .. u have to keep trying the no. as its difficult to get the line. u can ask any1 there abt it .. timing - 9 am to 1 pm .. thy wl nt take any call aft 1 pm

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    2. the contact no. is 01892221461 .. its in mcleodganj , dharamshala(H.P.). u need to try the no. several times as its difficult to get connected sometimes. Please ask for Madan and tell him the prob .. where doctor say no to a patient dr.yeshi says yes if his medicines suits to a particular patient .. U should try this treatment miracles are happening there. Would suggest you to go personally .If patient is not in the condition to go personally, any1 from the family can go . U will find so many patients with positive attitude bcz of his medicines and many cured patients as well . U will actually understand the importance of his treatment.all u need to do is to take her urine sample (1st urine of the day and the reports) and whenever u decide to go call 1st and confirm dr. yeshi is in india or not as he travels US for treating patients there. All the best . pls go ASAP

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  28. Hi Jain,

    As i posted earlier, my aunty having food pipe cancer which is at fourth stage and doctors told that it is not possible to give any treatment. To be frank they told she will be only for 6 months hardly. She having seviour caugh and vamtings as well.

    Could you please tell me shall we hope on Dr. Yeshi Dhonden treatment. Please post the address. We are going to send the reports and if possible we will travel.

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    1. pls call between 9am to 1 pm . b4 or aft u wont get any1 to attain the call

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  29. plzz give me dr. yeshi dhonden contact number,,,
    www.facebook.com/surya.sharma.prakash
    suryasharma786@hotmail.com

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    1. plz send a email of dr yesi .....

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    2. i dont have the email address .. i dont think they have any .. contact number is 01892221461 from 9am to 1pm .. saturday off ...

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  30. Hi, does dr. yeshi dhonden treat paralysis patient? My father has been paralysed for almost 10 years now, can he help?

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  31. can one tell me if getting positive response for CKD (kidney) patient

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    1. If you know anything about ckd treatment by Dr dhonden then plz inform me at 07417217389, (yamini)

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  32. dr dhonden is treatment all and any type of disease and perfect treatment on my experience you know any detail i will give you detail

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    1. pls gve ur no. would like to know about dr. yeshi

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    2. Dear satish yadav ji,
      Please give me your contact no. Or call me @09654172727 as I have to discuss about cancer. I'm planning to visit dr. Y. Dhonden for my father's cancer

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  33. Hi,

    my uncle had a sudden weight loss in 7-8 months . they have consulted many docs.Nothing is coming in the reports.All tests are ok.Could you please tell me if we can consult Dr. Yeshi Dhonden for this.

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  34. Hi
    I am pratik jain

    My father is suffering from oral cancer.He is under dr.yeshi's treatment from 4 months but nothing positive effect is seen yet can anyone please suggest me how much time it will take for any small result .

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  35. Hi Everyone,

    Myself Ankur, I heard good things about Dr. Yeshi Dhonden treatments for cancer, is there anybody who went their for Prostate Cancer, if yes please mail me your response & treatment effectiveness for the same. My father is suffering from it, we had surgery too but cancer cell still exists, I want to go there to discuss the case but in meanwhile if anybody went their with same case please advise me. My id is ankur.india@gmail.com, please email me or call me at 9818810849.

    Thanks & God Bless everyone!
    - ANKUR

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  36. Heloo Manisha,

    My father has been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer and they say its stage 3. Chemotherapeutic medicines are giving him too much side effects so do you think Dr. Yeshi would be able to cure him and help ??

    Also i cant take my father as he is weak now to Dharamshala so just taking his urine sample and all diagnostic reports will do ??

    Regards.

    Abhishek

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    1. Hello Abhishek

      Dr. Yeshi Dhonden treatment is very effective.. people are positive response. Ya urine and reprorts. You can also call there and tell them about your prob. They will tell you what are the things needed.contact number is 01892221461 from 9am to 1pm .. saturday off ...

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    2. Plz let me know about kidney 4th stage disease treatment by dr dhonden. My no.is 07417217389(yamini from Agra,Uttar Pradesh). Thanks a lot. Plz plz help me. I really need your help.

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    3. Hi yamini u nd to call there n tell thm abt ur prob. thy can only tell u abt it . .contact number is 01892221461.wt i knw dr. dhonden treatment is vry effective but again depend on case to case . recently heard abt dolkar herbal . u can check it on fb too . its an ayurvedic treatment too .

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  37. Hi All, My father is suffering from Kidney disease stage 4. Is any body went there and can share their experience for kidney treatment. I am planning to go there next week.
    Any help will be a great help.

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  38. Please tell me if treatment and medicine work for kidney failure. I would like to go there personally but want feedback from some one who has used his medicine for kidney failure and on daylasis.It will be great help to my family.

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  39. My Friend is suffering from Lung Cancer...please help....my mail id is jaiswalk80@gmail.com

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  40. My father have IV stage cancer in lever. His age is around 70. We got to know about this 2 days before. Will it be worthy to visit Dr. Dhonden. Please anybody please tell me @ 9654172727. Thanks a lot to all of you.

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  41. hi
    my mother has breast cancer with mets to liver.we have tried all the possible chemo options but nothing seems to help.what should i do?
    please help

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    1. Dear Namrata, If possible then visit Dr. Yeshi. He is very good dr. for cancer. If you want further help regarding Dr. Yesh you can contact me @9654172727

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  42. Hi Namrata

    Success of the tretment depend on patient to patient .. its all abt luck .. recentyly heard abt Dr.r p patel .here is his contact no. 912652390089.

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    1. but manisha does dr. dhonden have treatment for advanced stage patients?

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  43. Dolkar Herbal in delhi too .. u can google abt her

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    1. Manisha, Do you have any experience with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden or Dr. Dolkar in Delhi ?

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  44. Namrata .. i wl sugget u make a call there n tel thm abt the condition . thy r the best people to tell u abt it .it all depends on person to person . 01892221461 from 9am to 1pm .. saturday off ...

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