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I Have Heard Chemo Is A Killer. (and I Have Heard That People That Do Chemo Die?

Postby Beaton » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:05 am

I spent twenty years treating cancer patients with chemotherapy.

I did see people die from chemotherapy (not my patients), but it was very rare.

NONE of the thousands of patients I treated ever died from chemotherapy.

They died from their cancers which would not respond to chemotherapy.

I spent much of my time trying to talk people out of taking chemotherapy.

For stage IV non-small cell lung cancer chemotherapy at best may buy

a few extra months , but it is not worth the side effects in my opinion.

Like Rachel alluded to, all our chemotherapy drugs fail with pancreatic cancer.

If I had a pancreatic cancer, I would not take chemotherapy.

If I had Stage IV melanoma, I would not take chemotherapy.

If I had stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, I would not take chemotherapy

Probably 75% of doctors would refuse chemotherapy for these diseases

since they know it does not work.
No doctor would refuse chemotherapy

for Hodgkin's disease or testicular cancer which can often be cured with chemo.

You should know there are over 200 type of cancer, and some can be cured

with chemo.
Lance Armstrong is a good example.

We have over 100 very different chemotherapy drugs - all with a different

side effects profile.

If you develop a lymphoma and refuse chemotherapy, you would be a fool

or you may have a death wish.
There are over 30 types of lymphoma,

and all of them respond to various combinations of chemotherapy drugs.

But it is always your choice if you have cancer.
You can believe a cancer

specialist like me who spent 13 years of study before being board certified,

or you can believe whatever false information you " heard."
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Postby Gideon » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:08 am

And your source is?

I'm currently undergoing neoadjuvant (before surgery) chemotherapy for Stage IIIb breast cancer.
After six chemo cycles, my tumor had shrunk 94%.
After seven, I'm having a hard time finding the tumor!

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States.
The conventional treatment for invasive breast cancer is surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.


Each year, approximately 40,000 women in the US die of breast cancer.
You do the math . . . there are far more survivors than those who die.


In fact, in 2011, there were more than 2.6 MILLION breast cancer survivors in the US alone.
This doesn't include the number of survivors all around the world.


Unlike you, I can provide support for my claims: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/und... http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statist... http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCance...

Granted, these stats are for breast cancer alone, but they prove the success of chemotherapy and radiation.
There are similar stats for many cancers.
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Postby Charraigaich » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:12 am

I know that without chemotherapy I would probably be dead today.
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Postby claud28 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:23 am

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Postby Carvell » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:30 am

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Chemo does work, actually. My grandpa had it for stage 2 stomach cancer (he died four years later from stage 4 osteosarcoma for which he refused treatment; the stomach cancer went away completely after treatmeant finished), my gran's best friend had it for breast cancer (she survived for three years after), and my cousin had it for pancreatic cancer and throat cancer (two separate occasions, about six years apart), and he's still alive.

In most cases, as I understand it, chemo is effective (though not always against pancreatic cancer - my cousin was INCREDIBLY lucky).

I don't know where you got the information that most people who have chemo die...they might be close to it at some stage (chemo can weaken a person immensely), but recovery happens more often than you seem to think. My grandpa had surgery, radio & chemo for his stomach cancer. Sure he was very weak for many months, but he got four years instead of certain death after the chemo.

I think most people, in reality, are going to choose chemo instead of certain death from cancer that could very quickly become aggressive.

I think the FDA approve chemo drugs because they are known to work in many cases. They might half-kill someone, but what's that saying? "Things often get worse, before they get better."

In future, instead of going off what you "heard" - why not do a bit of research?
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Postby Ittamar » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:31 am

Well actually, it is a killer...of cancer.
That's why we have it.
People have HIV would be my only guess of not surviving chemo.
Chemo is toxic to the body and our immune system fight like hell to rid the body of the toxins.
Since HIV is auto immune and the immune system is all but shut down. I think that would be a case.
However, for the most 99%, no, it is not a killer.
I wouldn't be here without it.
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Postby Teetonka » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:34 am

And where did you hear it from? Was your source reliable?
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