• Chemotherapy - a Victorian novel in reverse? What do you think?

    Asked by attypatty on Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Chemotherapy - a Victorian novel in reverse? What do you think?

    I think I have the perfect analogy for chemotherapy:
    Chemotherapy is like a Victorian novel in reverse:
    In the Victorian novel, the killer poisons the victim little by little, so the victim gets sicker and sicker. The doctor is perplexed and goes away, and the patient dies, apparently of natural causes.
    In chemotherapy, the doctor poisons the victim little by little so the victim gets sicker and sicker. The killer (cancer) is perplexed and goes away, the patient lives, hopefully for his or her natural lifetime.
    What do you think?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • joyce's Avatar
      joyce

      Interesting analogy! I hope you're right and that the killer goes away!

      about 5 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar
      mysecondchance

      I like your analogy although sometimes it felt like I was being poisoned a lot at a time...but so far it worked!

      about 5 years ago

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