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Abe F. March

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PostSubject: Chemotherapy   Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Chemotherapy   Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30 pm

I had chemotherapy in my early 20s for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Without it, I would have died before my 25th birthday. I'm 60 in April. While I agree that in some cases it doesn't work, usually when diagnosis is late in the aetiology of the disease or when it is a particularly aggressive form of cancer, we should all remember that it saves lives. As someone who worked in the National Health Service I know what it costs to develop these drugs. Yes, the drug companies benefit because the cost in terms of research and production is high and has unfortunately to be passed on to hospitals and health services. But it should also be remembered that so many millions of people have benefited from these drugs, and I for one, am exceedingly grateful for the life it has given me.

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PostSubject: Re: Chemotherapy   Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:13 pm

I'm so glad you survived, Victoria.

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PostSubject: Re: Chemotherapy   Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:19 am

Yesterday on the news it was reported that the University of Heidelberg has developed a drug/method to cure cancer without the use of chemotherapy. Preliminary reports indicate that it supports the immune system that kills the cancerous cells. They say it should be available worldwide within a year.
Advances in medicine are saving lives.
While reporting this, they also reported that some drugs to thin the blood are causing deaths. A woman doctor talked about this and said she refuses to prescribe this to her patients. Two have already died. Seems when they cut themselves the blood doesn't clot and the patient can bleed to death.
In the past, Aspirin has been used effectively for blood thinning and I think more caution must be exercised. It is also wise to question any new prescription.
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