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Discounted, Dismissed and Disregarded

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Discounted, Dismissed and Disregarded

One of the first things I wanted to understand after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer was my prognosis.  Quite simply, I wanted to know how long the median person with a similar diagnosis had to live.  In cancer there are no absolutes, but I wanted to have a realistic, data driven assessment of how long I had to put my affairs in order.  I also wanted to know what I could do to beat the odds and prolong my life, because I had dreams of outliving whatever the data showed.


No one has a crystal ball on how long any of us will live.  But...

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