Guest hearrean Posted November 27, 2007 Share Posted November 27, 2007 I am still waiting to start my treatments which hopefully will still be this week. Of course I still have to get the port put in. But anyway, the real subject of this post is how to avoid the stats that are all over the place. (Everyone says to avoid the stats & I try so very hard to do so). But I am the type of person who believes in researching all that I can about this disease; what's new in treatments, drugs, etc. Invariably when doing so, I come across what seems to be a good article and then wham! hidden in the text are those dreaded stats. A good example of this is last night; I had been hearing some positive things about Avastin in combo with other Chemo agents. So I decided to "Google" it to learn more about it and if it would apply in my case. Just about every link talked about this being a break-thru drug that was extending lives & how excited the medical industry was in coming up with this drug. And then low & behold, here come the stats, talking about how in recent studies the drug had been shown to extend lives by as much as 2-3 months! This was hardly something for me to get excited about. So my point is that it's almost not worth even researching anything about this disease because, for me, seeing the stats (that pop up out of nowhere) does not help in me keeping a positive mental outlook like we all know we need to do. I know there are no definitive answers to this, but I just wanted to share my dilema & concerns. Ken Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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