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Risk of going from health to sicknessHis surgeon has a couple of strong incentives.
Greed: He wants to make a nice sum of money in a short amount of time, at the risk of wasting my friend's time, money, health and life.
Fear: He fears that my friend will have a major problem with his prostate, and a trial lawyer will sue him for malpractice, so he wants to mitigate his fear by recommending the surgery.
However, regardless of the financial risks, and regardless of how much time my friend will lose from work, it's my friend who will take the biggest risk; the risk of going from health to sickness by going under that surgeon's knife!
Stop being so afraid!My friend is so afraid of CANCER that none of the followings make any difference to him:
- The fact that his tiny tumors are benign, small, slow-growing and slow to spread.
- The fact that his tiny tumors are far less serious than any of his other medical issues.
- The fact that his wife's judgment shouldn't be trusted.
- The fact that he was older when he was diagnosed with the benign tumors. And
- The fact that, if he doesn't submit to the surgery, eventually he will die from some other cause — not prostate cancer. (2) (4)
Who wears the pants?However, what do you do when you realize it is your friend's wife who wears the pants? What do you do — start a fight? — when she aggressively and arrogantly defends her naive, uninformed views?
For example she naively thinks the needle biopsy test is a necessity, if her husband has urinary track infection (UTI), and if a needle biopsy test has been recommended by a medical doctor selling dubious cancer treatments.
She naively thinks the needle biopsy is a necessity, if her husband has a temporary, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP), and if a needle biopsy has been recommended by a medical doctor selling dubious cancer treatments.
Therefore the question remains: How do you dissuade a friend from cancer surgery? ...More >>
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