It is the biggest shock, sitting in the doctor’s office, after taking a biopsy and hearing, “Unfortunately…” They don’t need to finish the sentence. One just knows. The days after were a blur of the mental scenarios, of perhaps one can be hopeful to be spared this fate. But it seems not.
Traditional medicine offers all sorts of causes and statistics and limited treatment options; chemo, radiation, Tamoxifen, mastectomies, and recently immunology along with all the reasons to follow the path of famous movie stars who have opted for this or that. “C” patients enter an alley of brainwashing and conditioning – appealing to the fears and “what ifs” with statistics that do not show the number of people who have actually died from such treatments, because they died from “complications of the treatments”, which puts them in a different category. The amount of money gained by hospitals, insurance companies, and the companies that manufacture those drugs is staggering.