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Breast Cancer treatment can take an immeasurable toll on a patient both physically and emotionally, and the patient may still die depending on how advanced the cancer is.  For this reason, some patients may refuse treatment for their cancer, which will most likely result in their death of the disease.  These decisions must be discussed and made with an abundance of information and support from the family and physician.

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, and knew it might disappear on its own, would you forego treatment—surgery, radiation, chemo, hormone drugs—and take that chance?That’s a choice women might possibly face in the future, if the surprising results of a recently completed Norwegian study prove true. As lay people, we used to…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered What do we have to do? Just let her do… Mel, you're certainly not a villain - you're trying your best to help…

12/25/13

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered stage 1 triple negative--refuse chemo? I concur with Phyllis, Dani - chemo is very hard on the body, with often lifetime…

05/16/13

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Making Treatment Decisions When the… Thank you, PJ.  There is no "one solution fits all" for cancer decision…

04/29/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on New Study: Breast Cancer Can Disappear… Hi - If you don't hear from Ashlie, you might want to try clicking on her…

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