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    SouthernBell asked a questionLeukemia

    My doctor is suggesting a course of treatment that is years or decades old. Isn't there newer and better treatments available now?

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      meyati

      The cancer I had has a treatment developed in the 1940s. With hit or miss, they've come out with chemo creams for the very early stages. But many people aren't good candidates for a cream. I'm the first person to have the radiation treatment and live. Go see other doctors and chose what your heart tells you.

      26 days ago
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      lo15

      Boy everything depends on where you are receiving treatment. We moved over 1000 miles to switch to a large renowned cancer center, best decision ever. Its your life, try to seek the best care available to you, its worth it. Oh also, even here within thirty miles the treatment can be different..

      25 days ago
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      meyati

      The treatment options can be very different in the same hospital-it depends on the different doctors' speciality. I think that is wrong--A person should have all options presented to them-much like buying a car or fine jewelry.

      25 days ago