As shocking as it may sound, recent reports show a cancer con gave dirt to patients who had come to him for treatment. The man reportedly also charged quite a lot for the service, as well as for the treatment itself, as he was the logical provider of the medicine he offered.
Although it may seem that we’ve had our fair share of cancer frauds for a long time, it appears that cons do not care when it comes to morals. A new scheme has been dug up by the police, no less than a week since the last scandal which involved a cancer doctor giving perfectly healthy patients inhumane doses of chemotherapy (as much as almost 13 times the maximum dose).
Although this latest case is less severe, it still showcases a lack of morals in the so-called doctor’s practice.
The police arrested Vincent Gammill earlier this week after an investigation prompted by the report given by one of his patients. The customer, which goes by the name of Fern, says that she had gone to the doctor seeking alternative treatment methods for breast cancer. She had been fighting the disease for seven years and was ready to try just about anything.
Yet, it seems, what Gammill gave her was a bit too much, as she saw herself forced to go to the police. After driving about 300 miles to see the phony doc, she was given a supposed treatment. The contents of this treatment included a bag of dirt and a few other fake drugs. For these, he charged $2,000.
The drugs had to be mixed in a frying pan before being dosed in capsules for swallowing. After the “meds” gave her a burning stomach feeling, and the doctor told her that it was ok, Fern saw herself with no other option than to resort to law enforcement officers.
After the arrest, the doctors searched the man’s home and found liquid vials, dirt bags, drugs that had expired, suspicious powders, empty capsules, a bottle labeled poison, bottles of morphine, and steroids, as well as some Russian and Mexican pills.
The 69 year old phony doctor is now out on bail and is expected to return to court August 31st. Mr. Vincent Gammill is still listed as a director on the web page of the Natural Oncology Institute, formerly known as CSNO, or the Center for the Study of Natural Oncology.
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