My sister Carol died of cancer and I miss her. No one should have to suffer the way that she did. Consider the following:
1. I was advised that if a cancer patient lives more than 5 years, the patient is deemed to be a "cancer survivor". This is peculiar. Visualize a patient suffering from cancer in immense pain with all kinds of tubes inserted down his throat, up his nose, in his arm & stomach, etc. The patient gets continual radiation, surgery, & chemo treatments. The patient, all bones, remains in a hospital bed for years in constant pain starring at the ceiling with no quality of life. One second after 5 years elapse the patient dies. That dead patient is deemed to be a cancer survivor, i.e., another success story for the medical profession.
2. If a cancer patient lives more than 5 years after being diagnosed with cancer he is deemed to be a "cancer survivor". Assume a patient is diagnosed on 1/1/13 with cancer. If the patient is alive on 1/1/18, the patient is a "cancer survivor". Many improvements have been made in diagnosing cancer. Suppose the same patient, because of diagnostic improvements, was diagnosed with cancer on 1/1/12 (one year earlier) but still dies of cancer on 1/1/18. Is it proper for the medical profession to claim that that cancer patient lived a year longer when he still died on the same day. The cancer was discovered earlier.
3. Up to 91% of oncologists who get cancer refuse chemo. (See: http://www.dailypaul.com/57536/75-of-oncologists-wouldnt-take-chemo
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