To all the courageous women on this board.
I know that there are some on this board who have chosen to forgo modern medicine for alternative treatments. Some even going so far as to imply that modern treatment is not effective and in some instances harmful. The tone of some of these posts sounds a little sanctimonious to my ears and almost seems to ridicule the choice to take chemotherapy and radiation.
I think this is leading some of the ladies here to begin to second guess the choices we have made about our treatment and worse yet, to dissuade others from lifesaving treatment. The fact that a few people have managed to survive without chemotherapy doesn't translate into the cancer population as a whole. Most people with aggressive forms of uterine cancer who do not get adjuvant therapy do recur.
The plain fact of the matter is, we have been dealt a truly killer disease and if we had been born in a different era, most of us would be dead if we had not availed ourselves of these therapies. Especially those of us who had late stage disease at initial diagnosis.
The fact that we are still on this earth can, in a large part, be attributed to the fact that we have modern medicine on our side.
I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings with this post. I'm sure that the intention of the posters was not to offend.
Maybe, I'm feeling a little defensive.
May God bless you all!