reply to post by Anonymous ATS
I agree with you wholeheartedly...my fiance died of cancer after going through operations, and finally becoming paralyzed from the waist down.
He was a big tall man over 6'2 and went through massive radiation, which they said would possibly stop the paralysis and then 1 dose of chemo that
almost killed him.
While waiting for him during radiation, I told the radiologists I was leaving for a few minutes and when I came back to the waiting area, they
couldn't see me and I heard them talking about how big the tumor was in his spine and sounding very skeptical about why the doctor hadn't caught it
from the quarterly CAT scans he was getting. When they saw me they asked me how long I had been there, sounding scared, like they were afraid I might
have heard them.
Even though the chemo almost killed him, the doctor kept insisting he had to have it to prolong his life, but would not give us any idea for how long,
and she also would not tell us how many treatments he would have to have.
After insisting that the doctor give us her best estimate of how much time the chemo treatments might give him, and how many treatments he would have
to take, the doctor made him come all the way to her office to talk to her, even though he was in a wheelchair and living in a long-term facility.
I found out later the doctor had the ability to give chemo in her office, and she told us he would have to have a weekly chemo treatment for however
long he lived, at her office. He refused any more chemo in spite of the doctors insistence, because he felt he might as well live out the rest of his
life feeling as good and as alert as he could. I received a monthly bill from the doctors office for the 5.00 co-pay for about 4 years after he
During the whole process, some of the people we had to deal with were very caring and loving people, but others were unbelievably cruel and uncaring,
one even accused my fiancee of purposefully having a bowel movement on himself, asking him didn't he know he did that, when he had just become
Similar stuff happened to my mother going through cancer treatment, with the cancer treatment schedule being change repeatedly, chemo schedule being
lengthened, tests being repeated over and over and other stuff. When asking questions about her treatment, I found out her cancer doctor had testing
and chemo ability in his offices also.
After seeing all that, I have told my family if I get cancer I will not take any kind of cancer treatment. I might change my mind if it ever happens,
but I doubt it.
And I do believe real cancer cures exist out there, but why would most of the doctors and pharma and even the cancer research foundations want the
answers out there, when there is so much money to be made off of it.