Hi, I just had biopsy and MRI to confirm what I already know. 40 years of heavy smoking and drinking caught up with me. For whatever reason I thought I might go another 10 years but here we are. I know how my follow up meeting will go in 4 days. I have self medicated for decades just to get through my days so I can't see adding cancer will make things better.
Does anyone have any advice or experience with refusing treatment? There is simply no way I am going under the knife or having chemo or radiation. What are doctors or family's reactions to this? I knew this was my eventual end and have thought about it for years. No way will I be remembered as a cut up, radiated corpse, I would rather go out early and whole. Anyone have any experience with this?