Posted: Jun 03, 2012 8:11 pm
by AlohaChris
Chemo & radiation involve poisioning & burning the patient with the hope that the cancer dies before they do. Any decision made by the patient involves weight the risk/benefit and quality vs. quantity of life that might be achieved by any treatment.

A 5-10% chance of survival for another year or two might be very meaningful to a 50-year-old who wants to see his son graduate from college, his daughter marry or his first grandchild. It might not be meaningful/worth it to an 80-year-old who's in pain every day.