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What can a person do if a family member refuses chemotherapy and is mentally competent?


 

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    And there are proven cures. Medicine is a business and business hates competition of that magnitude. Big Pharma thrives on maintenance of disease (not health).


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    And yet doctors don't know about the cures that are available. They frequently only know what Big Pharma tells them. Medicine is a big business and hates big competition. That's why America has outlawed cures, demonizing them


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    strkngfang 4 years ago

    I agree with you 100% and it is sad that so many people still buy into the fact that their doctors really want to "cure" you. They only treat symptoms and not the disease. You are so right in that there is no money in curing people.


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    peachpower 4 years ago

    I disagree with the statement about chemo being experimental. There are certain cancers that respond to certain drugs. That's why we have protocols in place; to bring the best possible result to the patient. Sometimes, people just don't make it. :(


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    Audrey Selig (brakel2) 4 years ago

    Thank you for your excellent comment. Being there for the person is very important. Listening and being supportive are important to the patient and to their quality of life.

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    Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) 4 years ago

    Every adult needs a legal advance directive for health and trusted representative to ensure the wishes are respected. If I had a terminal illness and chemo "might" extend my life a few weeks or months, I'd likely think the "cost" too high.

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