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Author Topic: To treat or not to treat  (Read 1976 times)

Offline debbie_mw

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To treat or not to treat
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:55:06 am »
My father was diagnosed with lung cancer, and we are all devastated. It was shocking because he is in pretty good shape for his age. He has an oncology appointment coming up and we are wondering about treatment. He is thinking about not having treatment due to the side effects, but if he gets treatment we may have more time with him. Any advice we can share as to why treatment may be the best route?

Offline Sarahh89

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Re: To treat or not to treat
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 02:36:29 pm »
Hi Debbie,
You’re father should definitely get the treatment. While the side effects can be pretty bad, he will definitely be giving himself a chance at beating the cancer and living a longer life. i suggest that you try to get him on here so that he can hear about other cancer patients’ experiences. I also suggest he brings this up with his oncologist next week as im sure he/she will be able to show him the positive effects that can happen from treatment. you won’t know unless you try.

Good luck!

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Re: To treat or not to treat
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 04:51:45 pm »
hey debbie, We are all here for you and your father! Stay strong and just be the best support system you can be. Keeping him in my prayers!

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Re: To treat or not to treat
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 04:28:51 pm »
He is unfortunutely still fighting with about treatment. Running out of ways to convince him.
Anyone have anymore advice? I am not ready to lose him...

 


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