My SIL was diagnosed with cancer this week. They did surgery and found it had spread far worse than they thought from the initial tests. She's in her late 40's. She's giving serious consideration to not seeking chemo for a variety of reasons, the expense, it might not help and just be more painful, if it doesn't work it could be harder for her kids to watch. The prognosis is not good, but I know another cancer survivor who has come back from a stage IV diagnosis 2 years ago, so it's not impossible. I don't think I could let it go. I think I would try even though it would hurt. Would you?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Mar. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by coala at 2:29 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
I honestly can't say which way I would go but I can see how she would react that way. I had an aunt that had stage IV liver cancer. She chose to fight with chemo and all the treatments she could get. She had a miserable end of life. She was sick, couldn't eat, was too weak most days to enjoy her family. It was sad when she passed but I think it would have been easier to deal with if she hadn't been so sick before. She was a tough lady but the treatment destroyed her, and in the end we lost her.
Now her kid are adults and that might change my decision, but I think I would rather let go and die with some dignity than the way my aunt went.
Answer by teamquinn at 2:44 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
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