Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

August 18, 2014 4:39 PM

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Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

My mom had terminal cancer, and she fought until her last breath to beat it. She had a rare ocular melanoma that metastasized to her liver. For that type of melanoma, only 5 percent of patients will have tumor shrinkage using the chemo cocktails that are available in this day and age, because melanoma is pretty much unstoppable once it spreads. My mom knew the odds and went through a lot of pain to have a few more days of pain. I wish that I knew what I know now and would've talked her out of chemo and into Hawaii.

No one wants to lose to cancer. Her doctor was the best we could've had because he never treated her like she was dying. That's what she needed. If my cancer, that I have beaten so far, metastasizes and I only have a 5 percent chance of adding a few months to my life, I am going to Hawaii. The debil...

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