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(NPR)   Chemotherapy significantly decreases brain activity in regions responsible for memory, attention, planning and prioritizing   (npr.org) divider line 9
    More: Scary, brain activity, short-term memory, chemotherapy, active lifestyle, decreases brain, West Virginia University, hair loss, Radiological Society of North America  
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2012-12-28 10:17:53 AM
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In other news, poison that is designed to kill parts of your body is a poison that kills parts of your body.
2012-12-28 10:58:07 AM
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LDM90: My wife's friend didn't want her cancer-stricken husband to get chemo because she didn't want him to "put poison in his body".


It all comes down to the probability that the chemo will actually be beneficial. Sometimes all you do is just make your last 6 months on Earth extra miserable. Or maybe the surgeon was able to remove the entire tumor, it hadn't spread, and is completely unnecessary. Or sometimes it completely saves your life or at least buys you an extra 3+ years. It's not a simple decision.
2012-12-28 10:34:15 AM
2 votes:
Chemo saved my life, and my brain activity is just fine, thank you.

/yay Cisplatin
2012-12-28 10:20:40 AM
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LouDobbsAwaaaay: In other news, poison that is designed to kill parts of your body is a poison that kills parts of your body.


This. I'd rather just have cancer and live for awhile than put my body through this shiat.
2012-12-28 01:50:15 PM
1 votes:
Newsflash: Everyone's medical conditions and responses to medication are different.
2012-12-28 01:08:47 PM
1 votes:
As someone who just finished their seventh round of chemo, it's not unbearable. Hard, but nowhere near the point of justifiably throwing in the towel. And that's coming from someone who has no tolerance for pain. Yes, there is the chemo fog, but you're nowhere near being a drooling idiot. Making lists and talking to friends and family helps with the memory issues, even if you are repeating yourself a few times...

Fortunately I had the benefit of taking medical leave along with health insurance that covers everything but small copays. So I'm going to do everything I can to live as long as I can.

/I'll rest when I'm dead
//40 is too young to give up and die
///neulasta shot was worse than the chemo
2012-12-28 11:48:38 AM
1 votes:
Chemo is a waste of time.

Why let the damn doctors kill you?

When I get cancer, I'm not going to make the mistake my dad did -- letting them poison me so I can waste away in a hospital for three months before dying. Instead, I'm just going to tell everyone to fark off, and spend my last few months high on pain meds, drinking it up, and chilling on a beach.

Women seem to be the ones who have a problem with someone making a decision like that. I look forward to ignoring my mom/sister/wife's pleas when that day comes.
2012-12-28 10:25:46 AM
1 votes:
My wife's friend didn't want her cancer-stricken husband to get chemo because she didn't want him to "put poison in his body".

I was pretty sure if serious. :/
2012-12-28 10:17:10 AM
1 votes:
Chemotherapy isn't a single treatment it is an entire class of treatments. This may be a side effect of one type of drugs but not all.
 
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