• Have you been dealing with cancer long enough to experience the changes in treatments, drugs, and other things?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Have you been dealing with cancer long enough to experience the changes in treatments, drugs, and other things?

    I've been unfortunate enough to have been dealing with it long enough to have seen it change over the years. My article today is about the different experiences in treatments over 32 years. Take a look at it here>> https://bit.ly/3eTR62ck

    3 Answers from the Community

    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      It was interesting to read this to see how much progress has been made in some areas, yet some things never change.

      about 1 month ago
    • TOUGHERTHANIT's Avatar
      TOUGHERTHANIT

      I have some older family that had treatment 40 and 20 years ago. They keep asking me questions about how did I react when they nurse "done this" or "that". I tell them that my nurse didn't do that and they are amazed at how different my treatment is. So, I'm sure things have changed a lot, like everything else in the world.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      If I had been diagnosed even a year or two earlier, I would have probably faced the exact same ineffective treatment that my dad got back in 1977. In truth, that is basically what I started out with (at least in part). Fortunately, about the same time as I was diagnosed, immunotherapy was in clinical trials and genetic testing was about to take off and become common and affordable. Treatments have evolved a lot since the time I was diagnosed in 2012 - so many wonderful advances have been made and survival rates, though still terrible, are improving a lot.

      about 1 month ago

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