posted on May, 17 2014 @ 06:38 AM
a reply to: GetHyped
I have faith in Chemo too... but its all about degrees as with everything else.
My mother is a breast cancer survivor and had chemo while working a full time job. She missed more work due to appointments, but with the anti nausea
medication and other medicines to counteract the side effects of the chemo she was able to work pretty much full time through all of it.
My daughter had chemo AND radiation, she was a severe case in the beginning with an inoperable tumor the size of a large mans fist and more than one
type of cancer cell. (they had a bunch of fancy words for it none of which I can or want to remember) They treated her aggressively... and she felt
it. They had no choice, the situation called for it... but she did not handle it the way my mother did that is for sure.
Most of the most severe side effects were from the radiation damage and cancer verses the chemo though I think...although she was constantly sick -
later to find a tumor in her stomach as well which is a contributing factor.
BUT - it depends on how aggressive the treatment is how the patient will handle it I believe. And all people regardless of age should be allowed to
choose - ESPECIALLY if they are having a lot of really bad side effects from it.
edit on 17-5-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)