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    Cancer a lucrative business?

    Okay my last diatribe deleted itself..try again:

    MIL was diagnosed with Cancer after exhibiting nasal bleeding? Doc said need chemo..she said f u..., my son died after you said he had cancer from prawn farming chemicals and all your therapy......good old girl is still a happy healthy old soul now!

    Fellow yachtie had horrid oozing place on shoulder...months of treatment..then sorry you have cancer..went to BKK chemo etc..they told him sorry now in your brain..went back to UK for treatment....unfortunately never heard from him thereafter..inquired as to his boat in Langkawi and found it had been sold..guess the poor bugger is dead.
    Gotta wonder don't ya??

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    Cut first ask questions later. Heaven forbid any discussion of alternatives to doctors and their butchery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Cut first ask questions later. Heaven forbid any discussion of alternatives to doctors and their butchery.
    It's about profit and control, much less to do with health and related practices.

    Truly applies within the Western allopathic world.
    They haven't a clue...

    Pharmaceuticals and butchery.

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    Do as much research as you can because the doctors/ surgeons are always going to go the same route with their 'professional advice'.
    (ie: tumorous malignant cancer - slice and dice if tumor positioned accordingly with chemo/ radiation or combined followup. Cancer of the blood and lymph nodes a whole different ball game with little that the scalpel can do. Some tumors such as cranial / brain may be dealt with initially by trying to minimize the growth prior to surgical removal).

    All in all Cancer is hell. It's your life - best to get as much information possible in advance to plan your battle plan, the advance attack , follow-up attacks and alternatives. (IMHO)>

    Sometimes you just have to question that advice to make sure you believe the specialists are truly making the decision(s) in your favour and solely with your well-being in their recommendation.
    In conclusion, they'll need your signature to move forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Cut first ask questions later. Heaven forbid any discussion of alternatives to doctors and their butchery.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    It's your life - best to get as much information possible in advance to plan your battle plan, the advance attack , follow-up attacks and alternatives.
    I agree with this. Doctors are nice and useful, and even know important stuff, but they do tend to think that they are the ones who should decide what's best for you, rather than you yourself.

    I was diagnosed with Stage IIA Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1997. The surgeon who did the initial biopsy of one cancerous lymph node told me that I needed to have a "staging laparotomy" - doctor-speak for having your entire abdomen cut open, all of your lymph nodes in that area examined, and various parts of viscera and whole organs cut out and tested to see how far the cancer has spread.

    When I balked at the idea of this incredibly invasive procedure, the surgeon told me, "You don't have a choice!" That was the wrong thing to tell me. I told him, "I always have a choice!" I told him I wanted to get a second opinion before I did something that radical. He replied, "Well, you can get a second opinion if you want, but you're still going to need to have it done". I told him, "We'll see about that." I then went to a well-known oncologist at a larger hospital in the area for a second opinion, and he told me that a staging laparotomy was completely unnecessary for my diagnosis. I then had the pleasure of giving the oncologist's written opinion that I did not need a staging laparotomy to the idiot surgeon.

    I then had six months of chemotherapy and two months of radiation therapy under the direction of one of the best oncologists in the area. That was 17 years ago, and I have been in complete remission since then.

    With any medical issue, remember that you always have a choice. It is your life. Make an informed decision that is best for you and your loved ones.

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    You obviously made the right choice and received a blessed outcome.

    Good on you !

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