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Subject:  Re: What is to be gained........? Date:  4/26/2007  1:48 PM
Author:  captainccs Number:  30752 of 95723

missash, that is an excellent question. Terminal cancer is absolute misery. From my very limited experience with it, I have found that group therapy is one of the best palliatives in that it brings peace of mind to the patient and to his family and friends.

One BIG problem I have discovered with doctors is that they focus on illness and not on quality of life. Dr. William Thomas emphasizes the importance of "A Life Worth Living." I can see no good in prolonging a life that is not worth living, neither for the patient nor for his family. This is were the group therapy is so wonderful in that it brings peace of mind.

Denny Schlesinger

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