Here is another example where common sense could have saved a lot of time and effort. A New England Journal of Medicine study concluded that the majority of terminal cancer patients believe that chemo will save them. This article talks about the “shocking” discovery but isn’t this just human nature? To believe and hope? Here is what the lead author said:
The co-author of an accompanying editorial, Dr. Thomas J. Smith, said what really matters is what people understand about their disease. “As long as these people are still planning for the worst, it’s wonderful if they can be hoping for the best,” he said.
Actually, isn’t he giving false hope again? Chemo is expensive. Chemo is brutal. But we all want to live forever and things will not change because of that.