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Some Cancer Survivors Say Protocel has Saved Their Lives. Does this Dietary Supplement Work?

Updated on May 19, 2016

Many Testimonies from Survivors of Terminal Cancer

A number of cancer survivors claim they owe their lives to Protocel, a formula developed in the 1930s by a man named James Sheridan.

Sheridan was born in Pennsylvania to a family of modest means, but he was able to attend Carnegie Tech, now called Carnegie Mellon.

In college, he studied chemistry and eventually worked as a chemist. According to people who knew him, Sheridan, during his college years, asked God to help him find a way to cure cancer. He went on to develop a non-toxic formula, based on information he said he received in a series of dreams, which occurred over the course of a few years.

Sheridan gave his formula away to people who needed it. Reports of recoveries became so widespread that, eventually, the National Cancer Institute, tested his product and found it effectively kills cancer cells. However, due to various setbacks, Protocel never became a medically accepted cancer treatment.

Today, it's sold by two different American companies, but it can only be marketed as a dietary supplement. There are also two versions, number 23 and number 50. People take one or the other depending upon their type of cancer.

Elonna McKibben's Story

It is difficult to reach Elonna McKibben by telephone. She has had to stop receiving emails because the sheer volume of messages was too large, according to her website, which details her seemingly miraculous recovery from terminal cancer.

Elonna was pregnant with quintuplets after a hard-won battle with infertility. The disabling pain in her left hip, back and legs was thought to be from pressure of the babies. Eventually, she had trouble standing and walking. The pain was so bad she was put on a narcotic, which made her sleep for most of the day.

Once the four babies arrived (one was a stillbirth), Elonna's troubling symptoms intensified. She was then diagnosed with stage IV gliobastoma mulitiforme in her spine, a very rare and fast-growing cancer.

She faced a prognosis of three to six months, and an assurance she'd be paralyzed before she died. One can only imagine the anguish this young mother must have felt, when, shortly after delivering her infants, she was handed a death sentence.

Elonna prayed for a miracle. People who had heard about her widely publicized plight offered various suggestions. One suggestion, in particular, caught the attention of her husband, Rob. (Elonna's website points out her cancer was diagnosed in 1989, before it was so easy to do online medical research.)

This was a product called CanCell, now known Protocel. Elonna started taking this formula and slowly regained her health. On her site ,she reported an intense process of clearing the cancer cells from her body, a process she explained is called lysing. There is a link to common lysing reactions individuals may experience when taking Protocel.

Because she was so sick, Elonna had nurses who gave her sponge baths. After she began taking Protocel, they noticed the water they used to wash her became brownish, and it also contained small clumps of white matter. Elonna believes this was caused by the cancer leaving her body.

A Clean Bill of Health

Gradually, Elonna regained her health as well as her ability to walk, since the tumors caused partial paralysis. A scan done just three months after taking the first dose of Protocel confirmed that the cancer, was, indeed gone. She continued taking Protocel for a little over two years, and then began to resume her normal life, even holding down a part-time job while her children were young. She also home schooled her children from first grade through junior high.

Elonna has a website (see link below) and it appears as if she's starting an online forum to answer questions about Protocel.

Elaine Hulliberger's Recovery

In 2005, Elaine Hulliberger was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer that had spread to other parts of her body, including her liver. She was told there was no hope and that she would be dead in a couple of months.

Still, she found an oncologist willing to treat her and began chemotherapy. Her cousin also gave her a supplement, although on her website (see below) it's not clear what this supplement was. Her book, though, Winning the Battle Against Cancer, does detail how she took Protocel until her cancer was in remission.

Although her website contains few details of her recovery, a column on the left-hand side of the site contains dozens of testimonials from other survivors who've taken Protocel.

Elaine Hulliberger's site links to Outsmarting Your Cancer, another site written by a lay cancer advocate names Tanya Harter Pierce, MA, MFCC.

Outsmarting Your Cancer

Tanya Harter Pierce explains on her website that she became a cancer advocate after a relative was diagnosed with cancer, and she began to investigate alternative approaches, and found numerous non-toxic treatments existed, as alternatives to chemotherapy.

She has since written a book entitled, Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments that Work.

Harter Pierce has devoted a chapter to Protocel and she's also produced a video of Protocel testimonies. She has high regard for this product, since she describes it as an "amazing formula."

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition.

This article is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. People experiencing health concerns should work with a qualified medical practitioner. The author claims no responsibility for adverse health effects associated with cancer treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take dietary supplements unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.

Tanya Harter Pierce's Video


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  • ologsinquito profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from USA

    Hi Brett,

    Thank you so much for reading, voting and and tweeting this. Unfortunately, cancer patients and their families continue to suffer, while others are getting rich. I had never heard about chilly. I'll have to read about that one.

  • ologsinquito profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from USA

    God works in mysterious ways!

  • Ericdierker profile image

    Eric Dierker 

    6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Excellent my friend. Very informative. Very interesting this is said to come through prayer and dreams. Makes you wonder.


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