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Cancer Choices: Quality of Life versus Quantity

Life has an odd way of reinforcing its lessons.

Due to my own lung cancer journey, I’ve learned a lot about the uncertainties of cancer diagnostic procedures and treatment. I’ve learned that cancer is sneaky; sometimes it doesn’t announce itself until it is in advanced stages, doesn’t behave as expected, doesn’t present a clear diagnosis with a “best” treatment option. And I’ve learned the value of making treatment choices that allow the patient to do what matters most to them, rather than prolonging life at any cost. For many patients, qualify of life is more important than quantity of days.

Recently, life gave me the opportunity to apply my hard-won wisdom to my beloved 14-year-old cat, General Nuisance.

General is a fluffy, snuggly ball of love. He has been MY cat since … Read more

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2 thoughts on “Cancer Choices: Quality of Life versus Quantity

  1. I’m very sorry to see this sad news annoy Your beloved General. Decisions like yours are so difficult but ultimately in times like that I’d hope most would do what you did. To be merciful and love General for as long as he lets you and when the time comes to let him go you’ll hold his paw. xox

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