In May 2017, Brigitte was dying in Strasbourg, France.

She had been suffering for over two years from uterine sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive form of cancer, because it had already metastasized from the uterus in the lungs upon diagnosis. She is an independent woman with no notable medical history. In 2015, her cancer was treated with chemotherapy (Adriamycin, Cisplatin, Ifosfamide). The tumor regresses then disappears, but unfortunately reappears a few months later. A new chemotherapy with Yondélis was started in early 2016). Her husband (a professor of physics at the university of her home town) ,supplemented the treatment with lipoic acid, 800 mg (morning and evening) of hydroxycitrate 500 mg (morning, noon and evening) of vitamin E 100 mg /day and vitamin C 1gr /day, as well as exercise and hypnosis. The disease was stabilized for a few months and the pulmonary metastases were sterilized by precision radiotherapy.

I knew Brigitte and her husband. I had met her husband on a thesis jury of one my PhD student at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau near Paris. So I know the truth of this story. Although, a small cancer may not progress for years; but carcinomatous meningitis spreads and kills fast.