Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Saying No to Cancer Treatment

A terrific article by Jane Brody in Today's New York Times giving voice to the little discussed choice of saying "no" to cancer treatment. Brody generously shares the experiences of her husband before his death last year, and his decision to say no.

The important part of the article is about the necessary and repeated communications required to help doctor and patient get clear. Too many patients keep opting for treatment--surgery, chemo, radiation because they believe theirs is still a malleable or treatable cancer. But if it's not?

We have this conversation often in our family. More chemo? Or go to Paris? Take a look at the article, The link is below. And talk to your doctor, and to your family.


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