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September 10, 2018

Question

Let's say you had cancer that if left untreated would eventually spread and kill you within 1-2 years.

The cure to your cancer is a surgery that has an 85% success rate leaving you with a normal life expectancy. However, regardless of whether the surgery is successful or not at removing the cancer you face a 50/50 chance of being left paralyzed from the neck down.

Would you risk the surgery?

2 comments:

  1. The answer might lie in what kind of life the cancer patient presently has and how they believe they might continue to participate and contribute after surgery. Life is a surprising and interesting place to be.
    But personally, I think I'd take the risk. Opportunities are born of struggle.

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    1. I'm not so certain I would take the risk. But I think if death were staring me in the face I might change my mind.

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