Posted: Jun 02, 2012 10:26 am
by Spearthrower
And one final comment on the matter - anecdotes are not statistically significant. It's certainly of human interest to hear of these personal experiences of cancer, but to extrapolate from them is ludicrous.

To add an anecdote of my own with no generalised extrapolation: my grandmother died of cancer a decade or so ago. The doctors advised her against chemotherapy as she was unlikely to survive the procedure, the chances of it being beneficial were minimal, and it would have caused her final days to be even worse than simply suffering through the pain of cancer. She fully agreed and died as predicted within a very short period of time.