I'm wondering if user "JCJ" or any other nay-sayers to chemo are still alive 2/3 years after their stage 3 detections. Last year, my mother, diagnosed with stage 3 made the mistake of saying No to chemo, and this year, she's no more to see Christmas lights. Last 3 months of her life went in extreme agony and she repented her decision on several occasions. We, the family, felt the same. We should have quit our jobs and stayed with her, if that would have pursuaded her to go for chemo. Dying of an aggressive cancer is far, far worse than any negative effects of chemo. At least, those side-effects can be managed, and they are, as the name suggests, just "sideline inconveniences" compared to cancer pains and how cancer eats you up inside, alive. In my mother's case, it had spread in her spine, making it impossible to lie down and get a decent sleep. She had to sit in a chair, uncomfortably for all her last 3 months, managing to sleep at best 2 hours at a stretch. Her movements became more and more difficult by day, and she could barely stand up for 1 minute at most. One minute soon reduced to 40,20,10 seconds, making palliative care more and more difficult. Imagine the nurse having to change diapers, give sponge-bath in 10 seconds! It had also spread into her liver affecting her apettite. A month before her death she could eat a bowl of something, which quickly became half-bowl, down to 2 spoons, and then nothing except coconut water. You could see her getting weaker and weaker by day. An alive, cheerful, talkative person reduced to pale, weak patient who could barely speak a sentence at stretch. Aggressive cancer can spread fast. By the time you're done reading this paragraph, an there could be hundreds of more canver cells in your body by now, each ready to replicate and produce a hundred more. I hope anyone reading this, if/when faced with a difficult decision of having to undergo chemo, will choose chemo. I'm not affilitated to any hospital or a pharma company and have absolutely nothing to gain from writing this. I'd just ask everyone to have a bit more trust in his/her doctor and follow their advice. When in doubt, do go for a second opinion, but don't risk your life on some new/old herb or any quack-therapy.
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