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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-25-09 01:33 AM
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11. This portion of the article is quite misleading
I can relate to the potential poison part of their belief. A dear friends son, with much the same diagnosis as Daniel, passed away several years ago, not from the cancer, but because of the chemotherapy. And, yes, the doctors admitted as much.
Oncologists, who most all of the time refuse to use the word cure, preferring the less litigious term, remission, say Daniel would have a 95 percent chance of survival with chemo treatment. Without their treatment, statistics are hazy and have been reported at from 5 percent to 25 percent chance of survival, but not zero.

the author does not name the cancer from which his friends child suffered from what is said I would imagine lymphoma is in the name, as there are over 30 different types of lymphoma one can not know exactly which he is talking, he says the child died from the chemo and yes that does happen, the most frequent cause is a allergic reaction to the drugs, patients and their guardians are quite fully informed as to this possibility and it is a relatively rare occurrence. In the case of Hodgkins the stats enumerated in the story are laughable 95% survival (that means cure folks} with treatment vs a possible 5-25% without proper treatment gee which would a sane person choose for their kid? The claim of "survivor" vs cured is also purposely misleading the author insinuates it is so the MD can not be sued that is most certainly not the case it has been the standard practice for many years that a patient is not considered cured until they have been free of the disease {in remission} for 5 years

I sincerely hope that this kid is found and that it is not too late
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