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Should Your Parent Risk an Anesthesia Disaster or Forego Surgery?

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Just last week a reader asked me whether she should try to sway her mother, who had colon cancer, toward surgery. Her mother, 87, was diagnosed with colon cancer and given the choice of surgery and chemotherapy or letting it alone. If she chose not to have surgery, she could still have chemotherapy and radiation, though she was told that treatment wasn't apt to help a great deal. As expected, the daughter was distraught. She was seeking help in determining what her responsibility to her mother is.

Continue reading on Agingcare for more about the balance of risk vs. benefit when it comes to surgery for an older adult:

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