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(The Sun)   Cute 37-year-old mum fights to block radiotherapy for cancer-stricken son, fears it will lower his IQ (w/pics)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 21
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2012-12-08 05:57:41 PM
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dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"


Hey now, that's a fine name. Noble, even.
2012-12-08 03:05:30 PM
5 votes:
I guess she just doesn't care for the glow of Neon
2012-12-08 11:10:37 PM
4 votes:

Phoenix87ta: Mister Peejay: dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"

Hey now, that's a fine name. Noble, even.

Ouch. That one hurt. My chemist wife is going to get a kick out of it tonight, though.


Tell her to enjoy it. All the other good chemistry jokes argon.
2012-12-08 05:57:06 PM
4 votes:

cretinbob: He's English, how much lower can his IQ go?


American.
2012-12-08 02:24:45 PM
4 votes:
You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"
2012-12-08 06:13:54 PM
2 votes:

simplicimus: Anybody suss out what country this took place in?


Can't be America. Not many single mothers here can afford healthcare for themselves let alone their children.
2012-12-08 06:01:37 PM
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-08 03:29:51 PM
2 votes:
Potentially, death will lower a person's IQ even more.
2012-12-08 02:21:28 PM
2 votes:
Because dead kids are known for their high iqs.
2012-12-08 09:48:19 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-08 08:35:02 PM
1 votes:
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I don't know if she's cute or bonkers... but she's definitely got the 'blue steel' thing going on, which is nice.
2012-12-08 07:55:47 PM
1 votes:

Metalithic: Are you sure that having a bundle of malignant cells growing inside her brain didn't cause some of the damage? Also, without either radiation treatment or chemotherapy, the outcome is total brain (and body) death. Brain damage vs. no living brain at all seems like a fairly straightforward choice.


Yes they can say with reasonable confidence that it was the radiation that did it, not the tumor. Partly because that's what another doctor told them later on, when it became clear that their daughter was not at full mental capacity, but also because brain tumors can cause damage through swelling but they don't generally damage the tissue around them directly (to the best of my knowledge, not an expert).

The assertion that the choice is as simple as radiation or death is, I think, probably false. It'd be difficult to get a straight answer about the case in the story at this point though, since it's gone to trial people are going to try and frame it in the starkest terms possible.
2012-12-08 07:46:46 PM
1 votes:
Perhaps she's worried that with enough radiation he'll be different....perhaps Argon or Krypton.
2012-12-08 06:44:41 PM
1 votes:

slimfast: [i49.tinypic.com image 400x300]


Took long enough
2012-12-08 06:38:45 PM
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2012-12-08 06:28:38 PM
1 votes:

anfrind: "if I do chemotherapy, it could damage you."
"And if you don't, it's gonna kill me. Now, a headache I can get over. I'm not sure I'm gonna get over being dead anytime soon."


Mr. Garibaldi sees what you did there.
2012-12-08 06:20:17 PM
1 votes:

anfrind: "if I do chemotherapy, it could damage you."
"And if you don't, it's gonna kill me. Now, a headache I can get over. I'm not sure I'm gonna get over being dead anytime soon."


If 12/21/12 is the zombie apocalypse, then maybe.
2012-12-08 06:19:07 PM
1 votes:
"if I do chemotherapy, it could damage you."
"And if you don't, it's gonna kill me. Now, a headache I can get over. I'm not sure I'm gonna get over being dead anytime soon."
2012-12-08 06:05:00 PM
1 votes:
He's seven. This is a perfect age for a little brain trauma since he's at peak neuroplasticity.

Reminds me of an anti-vaccer co-worker who claimed vaccines made his kids retarded. After I met his wife I realized that maybe it was a genetic issue, she was totally introverted.
2012-12-08 06:00:58 PM
1 votes:

Mister Peejay: dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"

Hey now, that's a fine name. Noble, even.


stickerish.com
2012-12-08 03:48:33 PM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I've seen people go through the chemo and radiation. They still died, just slowly and in more pain. Prolonging a life of agony is never nice and there is no guarantee that this will cure him.



"You MIGHT not live, son, so we figure, fark it."
 
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