FDA investigating Cancer treatment facility, but patient feels great

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 4/25/2013 9:26 am Published: 4/24/2013 7:27 pm

FOX23 has learned patients were forced to hand over their medicine during a federal raid on an alternative treatment center for Cancer in south Tulsa.

It’s not clear when the Camelot Cancer Care center near 71st & Yale will reopen.

FOX23 spoke with one man on the phone who says his wife was getting her treatment on Tuesday, when the FBI raided the facility and forced him to hand over her medicine which was a drug called Laetrile.

Yvonne Bass has been fighting Melanoma for years. Rather than going with the conventional treatment, she opted for alternative treatment at Camelot Cancer Care.

Like Yvonne, Patricia Gilmore is also battling Cancer. She was already in stage two when she came to the facility seeking treatment on December 5th.

Since that day, she says she believes her treatment is working.

"I feel great and I'm almost finished with my treatment. I just had a PET scan and I'm doing great,” she says.

Right now, Camelot is being investigated by the FDA.

"It was kind of surprising and we've never seen that kind of police activity here,” says building resident Eric Chevalier.

Investigators aren’t saying why, however other patients say the FBI told them it’s because the clinic is using a drug called Laetrile. It’s not approved by the FDA for Cancer treatment. While many question the drug and how safe it is, Patricia is convinced she is getting better.

"I'm 81 years old and I just feel great. I'm strong, and I'm healthy,” she says.

Until the clinic opens its doors back up, she is left to seek treatment elsewhere.

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