Posted: Jun 03, 2012 9:23 pm
by Macdoc
I would like to see hard data for the 10% chance of living for 5 years. I dont believe it.

you haven't a clue what you are talking about. Taking a specific insistance and then generalizing.

I'm 3 years cancer free after chemo which yes was weakening but that's how it works if you actually understood the process.

It depends on the type of cancer as to how high the survival rate is - some recently are almost 100% - childhood leukemia for instead and certain lymphomas as mine was as long as they are caught early and the full cycle is complete.

My onco does not expect me to be in for this type of cancer again tho I have a marginally higher risk of other types.

Here's the reality - 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will face some type of cancer in their life time and chemo is a huge and effective weapon against many.

I worked all through mine and was back to full health after about a year.

Go tell these people chemo is hogwash and you'll be run out on a rail - tarred and feathered. ... homa-Forum

you can read my diary here as well

Age 63 DHL Stage 2/3 • CHOP+R x 6 >2/26/09 Complete 6/9 2009
Diary here
Officially in remission July 9th 2009 3 rounds of Intrathecal July 29th
Radiation as a prophylactic measure. 1st Radiation Sept 9 completed Oct 1. 2009
Cancer free June 2012 and enjoying life - ... ond-season

Cancer covers a huge range of different conditions and some respond exceptionally well and others very little. - it all depends on the particular cancer and to some degree on the patient.

While it's a shame about your friend - spreading disinformation is not helping anyone.