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Of those that die of cancer, do those who refuse Chemo and radiation treatments suffer less than those who don't?

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago
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    I didn't suffer with chemo, although I got a high dose of the strongest drugs available 8 years ago.. I got prescriptions for side effects but didn't need to fill them. Got tired but part of that was a car, train, subway for an hour and a half each way. Otherwise it was like a day once a month getting an iv.

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  • 11 months ago

    It depends on the kind of cancer you have.

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  • 11 months ago

    Suffering is a subjective experience.

    Those who refuse cancer therapies are far more likely to die sooner. Those who undergo them are more likely to live longer (sometimes decades longer) but the treatment itself can be very unpleasant but that is not always the case. Palliative care is not intended to extend the remaining lifespan but is intended to reduce the unpleasant symptoms and reduce overall suffering, but it also often does extend the remaining lifespan to some degree.

    Each patient makes the choices which they feel are right for them.

  • Maybe, since they'll die quicker and they don't have to undergo surgery or treatment, and if they're under hospice care, then they'll have access to morphine. However, the thing is that doing nothing will guarantee that they'll die from their illness.

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