Apr 28, 2004 - 8:34 am
I was just told my dad needs chemo. I understand that there are several different kinds of chemo some harsher than others. I was not happy (I don't want him to go through that) but happy that we have a CHANCE to kill it. Then I get an e-mail from my cousin and now I'm panicking again. Here is what she said "I am totally opposed to the chemo. I think the chemo is deadly. Just the word alone ÃÂCHEMO-SHORT FOR CHEMICALÃÂ CHEMICAL THERAPY-doesnÃÂt sound very helpful to me. It kills the good and the bad and an unhealthy body cannot reproduce the ÃÂgoodÃÂ back into the body. Chemo mutilates the heart. You can die from Chemo. If the DoctorÃÂs plan on choosing his type of chemo-Malcolm needs to choose which one he wants because the odds of it helping him are slim no matter if a skilled professional or a construction worker chooses the proper chemo. My friend just went through it with her mother. Died from Chemo, complication with her heart. $120,000. Worth of medical expenses and they only started out doing it once per month and then once bi-weekly and then on her death bed, still pumping the poison into her body-ON HER DEATH BED-I guess they had to reach that ÃÂ$120 grandÃÂ mark of medical bills before they killed her. ThatÃÂs my opinion-I donÃÂt want any part of that."
So what to do? Any advice please?????
I can't really keep checking this site all day for a reply so please if you want to reply please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any advice. Also, I've heard that chemo for prostate cancer is not like the other chemos? Is that true. Anyone know?