Well no, really not.
A successful treatment of cancer leads to a life without cancer.
That is not the same as “a longer extension of the agony.”
In some forms of cancer, and in some circumstances, it can indeed be that a successful treatment only gives postponement, and no tuning.
But that is not always an extension of agony.
And what makes this choice difficult is that you do not know beforehand how it will expire.
I have breast cancer.I had a mastectomy in early February, and now get chemotherapy. I hope it will be a successful treatment, as in “no more cancer.” There is, of course, a chance that it is not. But if I do NOT do the treatment, I am sure I run the risk of not being cancer free. And then does a treatment do better than not do a treatment.
For a man wants to live.As long as possible. And only when the quality of life goes down too much will other choices be made.
I am very seriously chronically fatigued, so my quality of life is actually already quite loudly.
However, I have opted for treatment.Chemo isn’t fun, and I don’t feel like the next 10 times I have to pay, with all the expected side effects, but I still want to live. Despite my troubled quality of life, this urge is still there.
If you mean that it prolongs a life, but only puts death off, you are of course right.In this sense, all the medical intervention is a postponement of execution. But that is what you can say about emergency aid for natural disasters or the work of the fire fighters. If you are not worth the extra life years, then we can all get off immediately, because we wait the same end.
A successful treatment can be measured by indications such as won (healthy) life years or disease-free after five years.Because you have to measure something, eh. And you have to do that in such a way that there is a relationship between the treatment and what you measure.
But there are also cancer treatments that have much longer effect.And of course people are dying by other causes before you can take the effect to the treatment.
There is no doubt that patients themselves are happy with successful treatments, be it for cancer or for other life-threatening or quality-reducing disorders.
The fate of a physician is now that all his or her patients die.Before or after that physician.
The reason for the quotation marks around the word successful I do not understand so well.
There are certain types of cancer, where treatment can be truly successful.Kidney cancer, for example. Not all cancer types can be treated with chemotherapy (pills and/or drinks) or radiation therapy. An operation is therefore a third possibility. This is often what happens in kidney cancer. Now I have a little more than 2 years after no more kidney cancer. Also no left kidney, with some surrounding tissues, by the way. But I still live and do not suffer excessively much. There are in kidney cancer, especially if it is encapsulated (within the affected organ), actually only two choices. Do nothing and certainly die within some time, or an operation that, if successful, produces a cancer-free life and if he is unsuccessful, also causes death.
For other types of cancer, especially those that require irradiation and/or chemotherapy, it is true that * the patient * should make the final choice, or what happens and if so, what,
Unless you have a beautiful life, any successful treatment of whatever is an extension of the agony.People with cancer want to win the battle they have been inflicted by cancer, and as long as you are not dead you can at least still try to win.
No though.Many types of cancer can be cured completely if you are there early enough and then you have a normal life expectancy without restrictions. And then we have it when we take all types of cancer together on at least half of the patients.