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If I get cancer, I'm fairly sure I will reject chemo and radiation.

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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Since I'm 67 years old, I have almost lived long enough. I remember a survey that indicated that a majority of doctors would avoid chemo and radiation if they had cancer.

Maybe there are some cancers that respond well to chemo or radiation, but most cancers just allow a few extra years or less with such treatment. And this results in a less pleasant existence in various ways as the clock timing your life ticks away loudly.

How do you feel about allowing these nasty things into your body? I figure, when it's your time, let nature take it's course.

This opinion of mine doesn't apply to some cancers. Just most.




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:32 PM
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How do you feel about allowing these nasty things into your body?


You mean ball tearingly morbid and depressing thoughts such as;



If I get cancer, I'm fairly sure I will reject chemo and radiation.


Yeah, I try not to let that happen.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: myselfaswell

It's best to know how you would respond to the news you have cancer if you are my age.
If you are young, not so important.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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droid56

I know others here are battling with cancer...so I don't want to be insensitive to them and won't go into details about my experiences with the disease...It is not a good subject for me either. I have told my family that I won't be using that type of treatment if I ever do fall ill to this disease.

It is not to say that it isn't helpful to many, many people. It is to say that I would prefer to take a different route.

To those who are and have battled with it..I wish you well and hope nothing but the best for you..

Thanks,
blend57

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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It's similar to thinking thoughts of death are morbid. Sorry. Death is coming everybody's way. Is it better to ignore this reality, or is it better to stare this reality in the face. I chose the latter.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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Is it better to ignore this reality, or is it better to stare this reality in the face. I chose the latter.


I completely agree, however I wouldn't be prepared to go out without a fight.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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I think when its your life on the line the decision should be yours and yours alone on how you handle it.

I dont begrudge anyone their decisions but I would look at treatments outside of chemo and that stuff.

Id probably end up accidentally killing myself drinking some witches brew of god knows what and get a place in the Darwin awards



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: droid56

If you catch it early a quick zap of radiation can make short work of it... for good. After that, argh.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: myselfaswell

That's a good attitude. But when they say someone fought against dying from cancer, I always think, how?
You can seek various treatments, but cancer usually is the boss.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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I have always Nd will always fight to my last.... if chemo or radiation means i get one more day to show god my bare ass glistening in the moon light and bear spray of the leo trying to arrest me... fu k yeah, count me in.....



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:48 PM
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Ignorance Isn't Bliss!

See my above post. And if all else fails... embrace it.
www.independent.co.uk...
You could also figure out a way to enjoy the process per se. Perhaps get solo skydiving lessons in advance. Etc.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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If your last days or months are miserable due to the treatment, I question your decision.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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I would do as you would. Chemo saves few but harms all. Certain Cancers can be treated, Staying informed is the most important part . Eat your broccoli,/apple peals, Heat activate your tumeric (cook with it) and add pepper. Ginger is nasty but wonderful.
.The hospitals will continually expose you and everyone you care about to communicable immunal burdens. Stay away, if you can, from sick people. The downward spiral.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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My quality of life on chemo is not terribly diminished. I wouldn't choose it over being healthy of course but each time you rid yourself of cancer there's a chance it won't come back. Well worth it IMO.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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I'm neither smart nor wise.

The only thing I can say is that I have no idea what it's like to be told that, "You have cancer."

On the one hand there are people that have treacherous battles with cancer and die in horrible, agonizing ways.

On the other hand, there are people that fight it off and live for years (sometimes decades).

I believe in an afterlife but I also know that we only get one ride on this merry-go-round and I can only say that I would have no idea how I would react or the choices I would make if faced with the question of "What do you want to do?"



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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There are a lot of things that kill cancer cells. Many root veggies have anticancer properties, rutabaga being one that is really good. Also the dandelion root made into tea is good. www.healthyandnaturallife.com...

Beef cartilaginous bone soup is good and so is Chicken soup made with a whole chicken. Put some cabbage in these and a few drops of hot sauce. Strawberries have a chemical that kills viruses and also some cancers, but it steers the body to fight these and you need to make sure you do not get a bacterial infection or eat some foods that protect you from bacteria when eating strawberries. Veggies are good to eat when you eat strawberries, just moderate amounts will do the trick.

If you cycle some of these noninvasive cancer killing chemistries into your diet than you can lower your chance of getting cancer. Watch not to consume too many antioxidants though, they keep your immune system from detecting cancer if you have it. Since you are in your sixties, think back at what your parents made when you were a kid, a lot of passed down knowledge about foods that kept us from getting disease was around back those days, I remember the old way they used to cook, lots of soups made with soup bones and stews too. I grew up in a strawberry patch, we had a farm and lots of strawberries and potatoes. I was told back when I was young about the dandelions being good for you but that is about as far as it went, I ate some in Boy scouts. The properties of the leaves are different than the properties of the roots. I put a pinch of some ground dandelion or ground chaga on top of the grounds when I make coffee. The chaga makes it have a little of a moca flavor. Also just a pinch of epsom salts makes the coffee taste smother.

That little eight ounce can of chaga grounds has lasted for a year and I still have half of it in it. I use it to enhance the flavor, not so much for cancer fighting. I got some chagas out back on my land and some birch tree shelf mushrooms which also have the same properties but are not as strong. The chagas actually concentrate the chemistry. Dried birch tree leaves also make a nice tea and they have this chemistry, nothing has to die.

Oh, I can go on and on. Lots of things can be used to kill cancer. Lots of chemicals in our foods today can cause cancer when combined. Just go more natural, start a garden and find grass fed beef and try some of the organic veggies, the organic celery and Carrots are worth the extra price. The organic cabbage is better tasting, but the price is a lot higher than the standard store cabbage, I buy the organic one once in a while.

Coffee is also anticancer, it can help neutralize some of the cancer causing nitrosamines.

If I got cancer, I would go for the operation if I had a big fast growing tumor, but would probably do natural chemotherapy instead of the ones the doctors give.
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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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Agreed.

Chemo-poison is not the way to go.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 01:53 AM
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I always said I would never have chemo or radiation if I got cancer. It was an entirely different story when you are sitting there being told you have two kinds of cancer and one is aggressive. So...I had the chemo and radiation a little over 5 years ago. I have known folks who have survived twenty and thirty years after having chemo and radiation.

I believe it is a very personal choice and one that obviously must be made by the individual involved.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 02:41 AM
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originally posted by: droid56
Since I'm 67 years old, I have almost lived long enough. I remember a survey that indicated that a majority of doctors would avoid chemo and radiation if they had cancer.

Maybe there are some cancers that respond well to chemo or radiation, but most cancers just allow a few extra years or less with such treatment. And this results in a less pleasant existence in various ways as the clock timing your life ticks away loudly.

How do you feel about allowing these nasty things into your body? I figure, when it's your time, let nature take it's course.

This opinion of mine doesn't apply to some cancers. Just most.


Luckily for you there are now more modern alternatives like proton-therapy and immuno-therapy (still in trial stage though). But of course you need a proper health insurance to pay for it, or to live in a socialist country.
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