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    A little girl, 3 1/2 yrs old, is the cancer victim I am writing about. She was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and her right was removed a week later. Her cancer moved to her bones 3 months later and chemo was started. She just completed 5 intense, very powerful, experimental treatments, and a stem cell transplant. I watched her go through XXX. She must be back at the hospital for all kinds of scans, tests, therapy, several times a week. Her life will revolve around treatment now, and the consequences of treatment. (Other cancers caused by the chemo, sterility, growth problems, etc.) And we have yet to deal with getting her a prosthetic eye.

    We saved her life for now. But for whose benefit? I have been introduced to a subculture of childhood cancer victims who will survive, but with what quality of life? Our society seems to see survival at any cost as the highest priority. Odd, too, because there is so much talk of God and heaven waiting for us on the other side. (Which is not my belief.)

    The pharmaceutical companies, the hospitals, and others have created a "crop" of dependent victims who must rely on them to continue living...and suffering...at all costs.

    No where can I find information on what the scenario would be if the cancer were not treated.

    Am I alone in thinking maybe a short and painfree life is better than a long-suffering life?

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