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This is why.

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Dave Muscato is Vice President of MU SASHA. He is a vegetarian, LGBTQ ally, and human- & animal-welfare activist. A junior at Mizzou majoring in economics & anthropology and minoring in philosophy & Latin, Dave posts updates to the SASHA blog every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. His website is

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4 comments on “This is why.

  1. aWorldQuiteMad
    October 20, 2011

    I watched doctors tell my grandmother that she would probably live if only she had radiation and chemotherapy. She had lung cancer, and the percentage of people who survive is is very miniscule. She chose to undergo radiation and chemotherapy, and the last year of her life was spent in and out of hospice. She was weak, incoherent and could not walk. She probably would have lived just as long without the treatment, but would not have been so ill the last year of her life.

    I wouldn’t trust what an oncologist promises for outcome. They consider it a “success” if you live a day past the average, without regard for how those last days were spent.

    You should really dig into the medical research that goes on in this country, and then you would have an appreciation for people who consider alternatives. However, it is equally stupid on his part (if the article is even true) for disregarding “traditional” medicine out-of-hand. Yes, all the studies are funded and conducted by the drug companies (and therefore biased), but positive things do come out of them. It is up to the patient to determine what is the best course of action, and then live with the consequences of their decision.

    • Dylan
      October 22, 2011

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and personal experience.

      “Yes, all the studies are funded and conducted by the drug companies (and therefore biased)…”

      There appears to be mounting evidence of this as well as of efforts by these same companies to suppress certain truths about modern medicine and misrepresent the effectiveness of legitimate alternative methods and practices. As you appropriately stated, it is everyone’s responsibility to do enough personal research to make a wise decision, as opposed to relying solely on the recommendation of those who are in a position to gain personally from the patient’s cooperation.

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