It's yet another example of how many people get railroaded into poor or inappropriate care... usually because that's what their insurance will pay for. "In a study of more than 600 cancer patients who died within 30 days of receiving treatment, chemotherapy probably caused or hastened death in 27 percent of cases". The study found that some 35% of the patients received decent care, 49% got care that "had room for improvement", and the rest were worse. This is yet another reason to seek more opinions should you ever be faced with a cancer diagnosis. The standard of care is dismal. And people don't seem to know that the drugs given in chemotherapy are very toxic, causing an assortment of metabolic issues and dramatically increasing the chance of future cancer. What a great idea, huh? Kill this cancer and start another one, to insure a steady income for the healthcare "providers".