A brief fad in the early 1980s. Wealthy suckers who had cancer would go to the Phillipines and undergo strange rites: In a nod to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a mystic would supposedly plunge his hand into the mark's abdomen, then pull out the cancerous tumor for all to see. The healed patient would then travel back home, where they would die a lingering death, because the witch doctor had actually just palmed some giblets and put on a varient of the old pulling a quarter out of the ear trick.

After a righteously disgusted James Randi exposed this on National Television, the fad died out.