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A pound of cure?

When a potentially deadly cancer is diagnosed, and chemotherapy can help, sane people opt for chemotherapy. But imagine if your doctor said: “Chemotherapy is nasty. Skip it and take morphine instead. It won’t cure your cancer, but you’ll feel better in the short term than if you undertook radical therapy. You’ll be doing fine, till you drop dead.” Odds are you’d seek out a more responsible physician.

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