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    Unneccesary treatments


    here is a quote from a medical student by his lecturer during a lecture

    "To all you goody-two shoes who want to save the world consider this, you are joining the wrong profession. Over the last two thousand years, plumbers have saved more lives than physicians. If you want to help people without running the risk of killing or injuring them in the process, quit now, do not get your degree, become a plumber. There are no fads in plumbing, there are no dangerous drugs that are over prescribed and there are no unnecessary procedures that carry the risk of killing the patient."
    This quote was from a comment to this article:

    The article is very long but I do suggest you read it carefully and follow the links. This is not about cancer treatments specifically but the issues raised are definitely pertinent to all of us here. The comments at the end of the article are worth a read as well.

    Here is another quote from the article:

    Atenolol did not reduce heart attacks or deaths—patients on atenolol just had better blood-pressure numbers when they died.
    Good luck !
    Age 60
    Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
    Stage 2a
    Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof

    RULE NUMBER 1.....Don't Panic
    RULE NUMBER 2..... Don't forget rule Number 1

    Great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

    I may not have gone where I intended to go,
    but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

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    It was a worthwhile read. Thanks!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto


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