Another Overtreatment


Another over 80 friend has had lymphoma and received chemotherapy that seems to have cured her of the cancer. Nevertheless her oncologist sees her every two weeks. Why? Another revenue source?
We need a mentality of not accepting whatever the doctors say or ask of us or at least questioning it. Often I hear people saying “it does not cost anything.” Of course it does. Not only in government money but in time, of the caretaker who has to deliver this woman to the doctor and my friend who could have gone out to lunch with us instead. And perhaps raised her spirits and thus improved her health. And counteracted some of the depression she is feeling.

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